Emily DeRuiter

Positive Parenting: How Babies Learn With Labels

Today babies are teaching scientists. At 12 months, most babies know and understand about 50 words. Scientists are trying to figure out how their brains categorize the information they see and hear. Now a new study from Northwestern University offers some insight. Researchers showed babies a category of invented creatures. All the babies saw six creatures, but the researchers tested different…

Cherry Blossom Theatre Back Open After Broken Pipe, Water Damage

It’s not clear yet if cold weather was a factor to a pipe bursting at a Traverse City movie theatre. The AMC Classic Cherry Blossom 14 had to shut down late Monday morning after a broken pipe flooded the entryway. It opened back up around 5:30 p.m. Monday. People in line were turned away as water poured in from the…

NMC Extended Education: Festival of Foods, Drone Class, Small Business & Nonprofits

You can find a lot of things at Northwestern Michigan College. Education, new passions, community and more. Including a few classes and events that might make you want to get in on extended education! From flying drones to a festival of food and the foundation for human connection, NMC will be soaring with must-see opportunities in the weeks ahead. Festival…

Michelle Cooks: Bacon Blue Cheese Caramelized Onion Tart

Mouth-watering goodness is soon to be yours. That might look like pizza, but its official name is more of a mouthful. We’re making a bacon blue cheese caramelized onion tart, the perfect five ingredient appetizer for any party. And you can even prep and freeze it ahead of time! Bacon Blue Cheese Caramelized Onion Tart Ingredients 1/2 puff pastry sheet…

They Tied the Knot: Congrats Marie & Tyler

The air was cold this weekend, but hearts were warm as some friends of 9&10 News’ the four tied the knot! Last year Maire and Tyler won a more than $32,000 Northern Michigan wedding giveaway contest, and we got to surprise them. This weekend they became Mr. and Mrs! And they kindly shared a few photos of their magical moments….

Producer Chat: A Doll Like Me

“Find the good and spread the good.” That’s what the four’s Executive Producer Jamie Thompson often looks for when picking the day’s Producer Chat with Anchors Charlie and Michelle. And this is some serious good—a woman named Amy Janrisevits has made it her mission to help kids with healing. Amy was a social worker in a pediatric oncology unit in…

Traverse City’s Local Love for Levi Britton

Within 10 days, a GoFundMe page for a Traverse City native was able to reach its goal and then some. But the community is not stopping there. Indie folk rock artist Levi Britton underwent open heart surgery on Jan. 10 at Munson Medical Center to repair a damaged mitral valve. He is in recovery, but will be unable to work…

Mueller Office Disputes: Calls Buzzfeed Report Inaccurate

The special counsel is disputing the accuracy of Thursday’s Buzzfeed news report. It claims the president directed his personal attorney to lie to congress. Robert Mueller’s office issued the rare public statement. It does not cite any specific errors in the report. Thursday, Buzzfeed published the article saying federal investigators have evidence that President Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie…

Michigan’s Speaker of the House: It Was an ‘Opportunity’

Rep. Lee Chatfield Offers to Host State of the Union Address in Lansing

With the shutdown, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged President Trump to postpone his State of The Union Address, citing security concerns. Friday, Michigan’s Speaker of the House suggested a solution. Rep. Lee Chatfield invited President Trump to give his State of the Union Address in Michigan. Chatfield tweeted a photo showing the invitation. He says since the nation’s capital is…