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Michigan Senate Approves Criminal Justice Reform Bills

The Michigan Senate approved measures on Thursday that would reform the state’s criminal justice system. One bill would help keep people out of jail for minor violations like failing to appear in court. It would also allow police to cite a release someone for a misdemeanor. The second bill aims to protect juveniles from a mental health perspective. If passed,…

Grawn Man Charged with Having Drugs, OWI in Wexford Co.

State police say a man crashed his car in Wexford County then got arrested for having drugs. Troopers say Thomas Collins from Grawn crashed his car near M-37 and West Four Road back in July. They say Collins got hurt and went to the hospital. A trooper searched his car and found meth, heroin, crack, pills and a scale. Collins…

TC Tourism Announces Frankfort to Host Ironman 2021

The Frankfort Harbor is just one of the stops athletes will make in the 2021 Ironman 70.3 Michigan Triathlon, before biking 56 miles along parts of M-22. Traverse City Tourism says that after hosting the event in 2019, organizers were looking for a place that would be equally challenging for athletes. They say hosting the Ironman brought in big business…

MSP Identifies Three Suspects in Alpena Gun Store Robbery

12-03-20 ALPENA STOLEN GUNS 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 12-03-20 ALPENA STOLEN GUNS 1 Show Caption Hide Caption   We have an update on the stolen gun in Alpena County we first told you about last month. State police say they’ve interviewed three suspects as part of their ongoing investigation. Troopers say the group threw a brick through the storefront…

Dead Bear Brewing Co. Knocks Down Wall In Order to Have Outdoor Seating

A restaurant in Grayling is knocking down a wall in order to have outdoor seating. The owner of Dead Bear Brewing Co. says the health department told him that they needed to have three walls open in order to be considered outdoor dining… so he decided to knock down a wall. “We knocked down that wall and we’re ready to…

Salvation Army Seeks Volunteers for Annual Red Kettle Campaign

The Salvation Army needs your help with their annual Red Kettle Campaign!  With Christmas around the corner, the Salvation Army is looking for volunteer bell ringers. They hope to fill 14,000 volunteer hours across 16 different locations. Lt. Matthew Winters with the Salvation Army tells us your time is just as important as money. “If we get the donation of…

Roscommon County Firefighter Passes Away After 3rd Battle With Cancer

The Lake and Lyon Township fire departments are mourning the loss of firefighter Gerard Jakubiak. Firefighter Jakubiak was a 39-year member of the Lake Township Fire Department, and a 15-year member of the Lyon Township Fire Department in Roscommon County. He lost his third battle with cancer after beating it twice in the last five years.

Traverse City’s Cherry Capital Airport One Step Closer to Being Run by Authority

Traverse City’s Cherry Capital Airport is one step closer to being self-governing. Grand Traverse County commissioners voted to allow them to be controlled by an authority instead of a commission. The move would allow TVC more leverage in economic development. Cherry Capital has been run by a commission since the 1970’s. Switching to an authority structure would allow TVC to…