Author: Gary Bigger

Michigan State Park Fee to See $1 Hike in March

The annual fee for Michigan’s Recreation Passport is going up later this year. Starting March 1, the Department of Natural Resources says the cost to buy the passport will rise from $11 to $12. It’s the first increase to the fee in seven years. The purpose is to keep up with inflation. You can get a Recreation Passport with your license…

U.S. Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, the nation is honoring the late Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. for all he did for civil rights in the U.S. Across the country, thousands of people will gather in memory of the civil rights hero. He was credited with championing peaceful boycotts and rallies protesting inequality. In 1963, he led a march in our nation’s capital, where he…

Two Dead, At Least 15 Hurt in Kansas City Bar Shooting

Police in Missouri say two people are dead and at least 15 more are hurt after a shooting at a Kansas City bar. According to police, the shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Sunday. They say someone opened fire on a group of people waiting in line to get into the bar. When police arrived, they say they found a man…

Grand Traverse Band to Award Peninsula Twp. Fire Dept. with Two Grants

The Peninsula Township Fire Department says it will receive two grants from the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. One of the grants will help pay for new fire gear. The other will pay for something called a “turbo draft device,” which helps crews gather water from the bays to fight fires. In a Facebook post Thursday morning,…

Man Killed in Sault Ste. Marie Snowmobile Crash

The Sault Ste. Marie Fire Chief says a man is dead following a snowmobile crash. Details on what caused the crash are limited right now. But we do know it happened Wednesday evening on a trail behind the Sault tribal health center on Ashmun Street. Investigators are still looking into the crash.

EGLE Hosting Public Hearing in Roscommon to Discuss Proposed PFAS Rules

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel filed a lawsuit against 17 companies she says played a part in the spread of PFAS in the state. Thursday, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy and the Environmental Health Division are opening the discussion to Northern Michigan. The two groups will propose new rules on the maximum amount of PFAS containment…

Last Freighter of 2019 Season Passes Through Soo Locks

SOO-LOCKS-2 Show Caption Hide Caption SOO-LOCKS-1 Show Caption Hide Caption The Soo Locks will be closing for the winter, after the last freighter passed through the locks Wednesday morning. The MV Burns Harbor was the very last vessel to pass through the Soo Locks for the 2019 season. She passed through the Poe Lock at 6:44 am on her way…

MSP Determines Bomb Threat At Grand Traverse Academy Was a Hoax

Michigan State Police say a possible bomb threat at Grand Traverse Academy turned out to be a hoax. State police say they were called to the school just before nine Tuesday night. The school’s superintendent told them a former student saw a concerning Snapchat post involving a selfie of a current and former student in the gym for a basketball…

Michigan Senate to Vote on Bill to Lift State Stun Gun Ban

The Michigan Senate is expected to vote on a bill that would lift a state ban on stun gun possession and sales. Right now, Michigan state law allows law enforcement and people with a concealed pistol license to use Tasers, but not stun guns. Under the proposed legislation, people 18 and older would be allowed to buy a stun gun….

Fire Crews Respond to Business Fire in Downtown Traverse City

9&10 News is working to learn more about a business fire in downtown Traverse City. It happened early Monday morning on Cass St., just north of East Eighth St. Crews have already cleared the scene. It’s still not clear which business was on fire. Northern Michigan’s News Leader will continue to follow any updates on this fire.