Author: Emily DeRuiter

SwingShift and the Stars: Traverse City Triton’s Rowing Needs Your Support

The next group of four nonprofits are stepping into the limelight for round two of SwingShift and the Stars 2019 in Traverse City. Being part of SwingShift helps organizations like Traverse City Triton’s Rowing raise funds to support their causes. Director Chris Bott says Triton’s Rowing is is all about promoting middle school and high school rowing in Northern Michigan. “This…

14 Michigan Counties Spray to Combat EEE

Fourteen counties are going to spray pesticides to combat Eastern Equine Encephalitis, the mosquito-born disease that has killed three people in Michigan so far. If the weather is favorable, low-flying aircraft will begin spraying on Sunday at 8 p.m. until 4:30 a.m. According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the pesticide Merus 3.0 is made of 5%…

Scratch Off Lottery Ticket Theft in Benzie Co., MSP Says 2 Arrested

The Michigan State Police says two people have been arrested and charged in Benzie County after an investigation into the theft of scratch off lottery tickets from a gas station. Honor resident Shane Gonyon, 42, was a clerk at the Honor Shell gas station. MSP says Gonyon was arrested for embezzlement greater than $20,000 but less than $50,000. And Benzonia…

Hesperia Man Found Dead in Oceana Co.

The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office says a 59-year-old Hesperia man who was reported missing was found dead on Wednesday. The sheriff’s office started the search for him on Tuesday, after friends reported him missing. He had not been seen since Monday when friends said he went to put up a new tree stand for bow hunting season. Deputies say the…

Crash on Mackinac Bridge Kills Motorcyclist

A motorcyclist is dead after a crash on the Mackinac Bridge Tuesday night. The Michigan State Police says it is investigating the death of 57-year-old Charles Chronowski, from Macomb. MSP says Chronowski lost control of his motorcycle and crashed. They say he died at the hospital and was not wearing a helmet. Troopers are still investigating how he lost control.

Man Arrested in Arizona for Alleged Sexual Assault of Minor in Grand Traverse Co.

The Michigan State Police says a Tennessee man wanted for alleged sexual assault in Michigan has been arrested in Arizona. Troopers say Jeremiah Jergins, 40, sexually assaulted a minor multiple times in Grand Traverse County. They say he left Michigan and was staying in Arizona. The Grand Traverse Prosecutor authorized nationwide extradition, allowing the MSP Fugitive Team to coordinate with…

Osceola Co. Sheriff Recovers 2 Stolen Trailers, Arrests 2 Suspects

After multiple thefts in Osceola County, deputies say they have recovered two stolen trailers and arrested two suspects. Three utility trailers were reported stolen between late August and early September. Using a search warrant, deputies say they found two stolen trailers at a residence in the city of Charlotte. That leaves one trailer still unaccounted for. It’s black with steel…

AG Nessel Levels 6 Felony Charges at Southfield City Clerk

A city clerk in Oakland County has been charged with six felonies related to the 2018 general election. Michigan’s Attorney General Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson filed the charges Monday morning. Southfield City Clerk Sherikia Hawkins turned herself in. The charges include falsifying returns/records, forgery of a public record, misconduct in office, and three counts of using a computer…

ROAD CLOSED: Crash Closes Portion of US-31 in Benzie Co.

MDOT says a crash in Benzie County has closed a portion of US-31. Details on the crash are limited, but we know it happened near Reynolds road. The east and westbound lanes of US-31 are temporarily closed. Stick with Northern Michigan’s News Leader for updates.

SwingShift and the Stars: Spark in the Dark Needs Your Support

This is a big week for Swingshift and the Stars in Traverse City, the nonprofits have been working very hard and now it’s showtime. Being part of Swingshift and the Stars in Traverse City helps organizations like Spark in the Dark raise funds to support their causes. Executive Director Abagail Byar says Spark in the Dark is all about people…