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Town Hall Meeting at Manton Schools Re-scheduled

Northern Michigan's News Leader has a message to pass along to people living in the Manton area. Leaders at Manton Consolidated Schools have re-scheduled their January 21st “Town Hall Meeting” to February 17th due to a family illness. The meeting will be held in the Fifth Street gymnasium and will discuss how the state’s financial situation impacted the current school…

From Building to Retail: Emmet County Contractors Diversify

When times got tough in the building trades industry, two local contractors got creative. Now their business, Quality Sports and Tools Consignment in Harbor Springs is taking off. The owners are preparing to expand. While the two business owners are still contractors, they say this consignment store is a back-up to get them through slow periods. They say it is…

Convicted Felon Arrested for Having Child Porn

A convicted felon who has only been out of prison for more than a year may be going back after police say they caught him with child porn. Even more startling — the suspect lives right next to a school playground. Police arrested Donald Weighman late last week at a home in Kalkaska. He lives right next to Cherry Street…

Ludington High School Students Expelled

Three Ludington High School students were expelled during Monday night's Ludington School Board meeting. Back in December other students turned them in for selling or intending to sell prescription drugs. But the students aren't only facing expulsion, they could be facing jail time. 9&10's Cali O'Rourke and photojournalist Stephanie Adkins have more details on how this kind of drug abuse…

Michigan Lawmakers Take Strong Stance on Asian Carp Battle

The Asian Carp battle just became even more difficult for the state of Michigan. The U.S. Supreme Court denied Michigan's request to close Chicago area locks to prevent the invasive fish from migrating into Lake Michigan. Researchers have not found any live fish upstream of the Chicago locks, but they have found Asian Carp DNA upstream, creating concern that the…

Suit Up: Walking with Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy is a disorder that makes walking, speaking, and learning difficult for many kids. There is no cure, but as Shainna Ziegler explains in Healthy Living, a special suit that was first used in Russia for their astronauts is helping kids do what they once couldn't.

Rebuilding After Breast Cancer

The scars from a mastectomy are not only physical, they take an emotional toll on women. The American Cancer Society of Plastic Surgeons says 70% of breast cancer patients who are eligible for reconstruction aren't informed of their options. As Shainna Ziegler reports in Healthy Living, now donated human tissue is allowing many survivors to move on physically and mentally.

Michigan Voter Registration Deadline

Michigan residents who want to cast a ballot in the state's February 23rd elections have less than a week to register to vote. Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land says Monday is the last day to register. Applicants must be at least 18 years old by Feb. 23 and be U.S. citizens to qualify to register. They can register by…