Author: Emily DeRuiter

Leelanau Co. Sheriff: Woman Arrested For DUI After Chase on M-22

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office says a traffic stop on M-22 turned into a car chase that surpassed 100 miles per hour on Friday. The patrolling deputy says a Nissan was traveling without its headlights on around 10:45 p.m.—and the driver, a 25-year-old woman from Grandview, was tailgating other traffic. She did not pull over for the traffic stop. Instead,…

Mio Dollar General Considered Possible Exposure Site for COVID-19

Recent visitors of the Dollar General in Mio are being warned—the store is now considered a possible low-risk exposure site for the coronavirus. The District Health Department No. 2 says people who visited the Dollar General between 4 and 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16, should monitor themselves for symptoms, contact their doctor, and consider COVID-19 testing. And the health…

COVID-19 Study Suggests Drug Could Treat Serious Cases

Researchers in England say they have found evidence that suggests a drug can improve survival for patients with COVID-19. It’s a steroid called dexamethasone. The University of Oxford led the study, which randomly assigned either the drug or “usual care” to thousands of patients. Resrearchers say dexamethasone reduced deaths by up to one third in severely ill hospitalized patients who…

International Bridge to Close for 1 Hour of Maintenance

The International Bridge in Sault Ste. Marie is closing for an hour for maintenance. It will be closed between 9 and 10 a.m. on Tuesday. The International Bridge Administration says staff will be using that hour to deploy maintenance safety equipment onto the bridge. The administration also apologized for any inconvenience. And added that the closure will be weather-dependent.

Leelanau Co. Deputies Say 2 Arrested After Road Rage Incident With Handgun

A road rage incident involving a handgun led to the arrest of two people in Suttons Bay. The Leelanau County sheriff’s  say someone reportedly brandished a handgun while driving a Chevrolet with a stolen license plate. The sheriff’s office says a deputy on patrol spotted the vehicle and pulled it over on M-22. The 22-year-old passenger from Grand Rapids was…

More Than 55,000 Without Power Statewide, Multiple Downed Trees Reported

Remnants of Tropical Storm Cristobal Impacts Michigan

Michigan is experiencing a severe weather threat—and the threat of possible tornadoes looms for Wednesday afternoon. Outages are affecting more than 55,000 statewide after heavy winds and rain Wednesday morning. In Northern Michigan, more than 12 counties reported power outages totaling over 23,000. Grand Traverse 911 says downed trees impacted roadways and listed some locations on Facebook (see below). Newaygo…

Driver Killed in Midland Co. Crash, Passenger Injured

A woman is dead and a man is injured after a crash in Midland County Sunday evening. The sheriff’s office says it happened just before 6 p.m. on West Prairie Road, east of South Magrudder Road. 22-year-old Bryton Lalonde, from Greendale Township, was killed. Deputies say she was driving the Jeep, which  strayed to the shoulder of the road, lost…

Firefighters Fight Cabin Fire North of Kingsley

Grand Traverse Metro Firefighters are at the scene of a fire north of Kingsley, near Arbutus Lake. Grand Traverse Central Dispatch says it’s a small cabin in East Bay Township on Arbutus Hill Road, just north of Brown Bridge Road. No one was inside when crews arrived, and the fire is now out. Crews are cleaning up.

Cadillac March Canceled: Organizer Says ‘Violent Extremists’ Threatened The Event

Cadillac’s march for criminal justice reform, which was supposed to happen this Saturday, has been canceled because of threats from violent extremists. One day after the Cadillac City Council gave the march its stamp of approval—organizer David Mund and city officials decided to cancel. In the Facebook event for the march, which is no longer visible, Mund said “violent extremists”…

Cadillac to March for Criminal Justice Reform

"If we riot, the chaos will drown out the message."

UPDATE: Cadillac’s march for criminal justice reform, which was supposed to happen Saturday, June 6, has been canceled. Organizer David Mund said “violent extremists” threatened to undermine the event. In the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis Police custody, the city of Cadillac has approved plans for a march on Saturday. It’s a march for criminal justice reform organized…