Author: Quinton Zuk

DNR Opens Eastern Upper Peninsula Trails After Winter Ice Storm

Good news for snowmobilers! The DNR says snowmobile trails in the eastern Upper Peninsula are back open. That’s thanks to the DNR and snowmobile grant sponsors which are local nonprofits that help groom and maintain the trails. A late-December ice storm closed more than 120 miles of trails. That storm also left thousands of customers without power and brought down…

Lucky’s Market Files for Bankruptcy; TC Location to Stay Open

Lucky’s Market announced on Monday that it will file for bankruptcy but the Traverse City location will stay open. The natural food chain says it will keep seven stores running in five states. The remaining 32 stores in 10 states will all close. This decision means its remaining assets will be sold. Lucky’s says it signed an agreement with Aldi…

Scammers Use a Northern Michigan Health Department’s Number

If you got a call from District Health Department 10 it might have been a scam. The Public Health Association Board says there’s a caller ID scam going around known as spoofing. They say people send fake information to your phone to make it look like a local number or business. So far, the scam has been reported in Manistee,…

Lewiston Man Arrested for Stealing a Truck During a Test Drive

State police in Otsego County arrested a man they say stole a truck that he was test driving. Trever Kibby-Boron of Lewiston is charged with stealing the truck. Troopers say the victim in Hayes Township let Kibby-Boron test drive a truck for sale in December. They say he drove off in the truck and never brought it back. A trooper…

Woman Arrested for Having Narcotics in Otsego Lake Twp.

Workers at a business in Otsego Lake Township noticed something was off with a woman. Police ended up arresting her for having narcotics. State police say it happened Monday at a business on old U.S. 27. The call said Hailey Frank was jittery and “tweaking”. Troopers say Frank was in a car in the parking lot and had been driving…

Downstate Man Sentenced for Healthcare Fraud, Money Laundering

The one-time owner of the Swan House and planned Swan Resort in Manistee County will spend years in prison for healthcare fraud and money laundering. The U.S. Department of Justice says Paul Smith was sentenced to over four years in prison. Smith is a Psychologist with several clinics in the Detroit area. The DOJ says he scammed Blue Cross Blue…

Wexford Co. Man Arrested for Sex Crimes Involving a Child

Police say they arrested a Wexford County man for sex crimes involving a child. State police say Cameron Schopieray of Buckley is accused of having an inappropriate online relationship with an underage girl. They say the incidents happened between July and September of last year. During the investigation, police say several other female victims came forward. Schopieray is out on…

Kalkaska Deputies: Snowmobile Crash Sends Woman to Hospital

The Kalkaska County Sheriff’s Office says a snowmobile crash sent a woman to the hospital Thursday afternoon. They say the woman from Marshall was riding along trail 76 south of M-72. Deputies say she lost control going around a curve and hit a tree. A helicopter came to airlift her to the hospital but it couldn’t reach her because of…