Alice Shea

9 People Hurt in 3-Vehicle Crash in Grand Traverse County

9 people are hurt after a 3-vehicle crash in Grand Traverse County. Deputies responded to the crash on US-31 North between Five Mile and Holiday roads Sunday. They say a southbound vehicle driven by a Florida man crossed the center line and crashed into a northbound vehicle driven by a Kingsley woman. The Florida man continued driving, hitting a second…

One Killed in Mason County Motorcycle Crash

An investigation is underway in Mason County after a motorcyclist died following a crash with a pickup truck. The Mason County Sheriff’s Office says it happened just after noon Sunday on Reek Road between Dewey and Sugar Grove in Sherman Township. They say a man driving a pickup truck had slowed down for a dog running along the side of…

Ritz Crackers, Ritz Bits Products Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns

The maker of Ritz crackers has issued a voluntary recall of several of its products due to salmonella concerns. Mondelez Global LLC says the recall affects certain Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits products sold in the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company says the items contain a whey powder that has been recalled due to…

Woman Killed in Hostage Situation, Standoff in California

A California man is in custody after a shooting turned into a deadly hostage situation and standoff with police at a Trader Joe’s near Los Angeles. It all started Saturday afternoon when Los Angeles Police say Gene Atkins shot his grandmother seven times during an argument over the TV. He then shot another woman before taking off in his grandmother’s…

Coast Guard Suspends Search for Overboard Boater in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard crews have suspended their search for a person who fell overboard while sailing across Lake Michigan for the 110th Annual Race to Mackinac Island. Boaters with the Chicago Yacht Club took off from Chicago around 11 Saturday morning to sail the more than 300 miles across Lake Michigan to Mackinac Island. Around 2:00 p.m., the Coast Guard received…

Traverse City Film Festival Ticket Sales to Open to General Public

Tickets for the 14th annual Traverse City Film Festival are about to go on sale! Ticketing for the general public begins Sunday at 10 a.m. at the main box office on East Front Street. You can also buy them online starting at 6 p.m. The festival kicks off on July 31st with an opening night film viewing and party. 9&10…

Amasa Stone Freighter Exhibit Opens in Sault Ste. Marie

Many people are familiar with the Paul R. Tregurtha, Wilfred Sykes and of course the Edmund Fitzgerald freighters, but few know about the Amasa Stone. The Amasa Stone is a freighter that was in service between 1905 and 1959. After it was decommissioned in 1965, it was made into a break wall in Lake Michigan near the Medusa Cement Company…

U.S., North Korean Officials Discuss Resurrecting Trump-Kim Summit

Negotiators from the United States are meeting with North Korean officials inside the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea in an attempt to revive the historic summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un. The meeting would focus on easing nuclear tensions and would be the first time an American president has ever met with a North Korean leader….