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Northern Michigan Community Comes Together For Annual Basketball Game

Another fundraiser Friday will help honor a girl who lost her life to leukemia. 

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MIlton Township Fire Department Rallies Around Fellow Firefighter

A local fire department and their community coming together tonight to help a firefighter. Larry Ball works with the Milton Township Fire Department in Antrim County. He’s recovering from surgery to remove a brain aneurysm discovered back in February. 

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Cadillac Rotary Raffles Off Cobra Replica Car

Tonight the Cadillac Rotary Club is hosting its annual fundraising auction and someone is going home with a very special prize. For the past several months students at the Career Tech Center in Cadillac have been working on this car, a Cobra replica. 

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Extreme Truck Challenge Headed To Manistee County Over The Weekend

This weekend is the Extreme Truck Challenge and all the thrill that come with it. It's the sixth year the event has roared into Manistee County. 

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First Person Dies In Puerto Rico After Zika Virus Outbreak

The first person in the small island of Puerto Rico has died amid an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus, Zika.

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Mesick Morel Hunting Picks Up as Mushroom Festival Approaches

When it comes to morel hunters, Northern Michigan has many diehards who are out picking now and it looks to be a good year for mushrooms. Some people in Mesick are reporting solid finds so far.

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Manistee Grandmother Victim of Aggressive Phone Scam, Deputies Say Be Wary

A particularly elaborate phone scam is fooling people, demanding a lot of money immediately to help a family member.

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City of Sault Ste. Marie Named a Tree City USA, Plants Trees for Arbor Day

After more than five years of work, Sault Ste. Marie finally received recognition as a Tree City U.S.A.

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Upper Peninsula Detectives Need Help Finding Man Wanted In Meth Investigation

An update on an Upper Peninsula meth bust. Investigators need help finding a man wanted for his role in the ring. 

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Traverse City Law Enforcement Hosts Drug Take-Back Day

In an effort to help reduce drug crimes in the area, Saturday is National Drug Take-Back Day.

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Eastern Upper Peninsula Drug Team TRIDENT Works To Curb Drug Problem

Wanted man Deon McCuin II would be the last of nine other arrests in a meth ring in the Upper Peninsula.

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Traverse City Treatment Centers, Businesses Combat Drug Problem

A recent spike in drug activity in Grand Traverse County has people doing something about it.

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Hometown Tourist: Smitten Designs Studio in Boyne City

If you’re ‘smitten with the Mitten’, then a trip to Smitten Designs Studio in Boyne City is a must.

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Central Michigan University To Raise Tuition Rates

A local university is raising its tuition rates, but it's a modest hike compared to other schools. 

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BrewVine: Petoskey Brewing

Petoskey Brewing has long been a popular spot for a delicious craft beer. 

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Grand Traverse County Scam Alert

People in Traverse City are becoming scam victims.

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New Emails Released From Gov. Snyder's Office Linked To Flint Water Crisis

Governor Snyder's office released a new round of emails linked to the Flint water crisis.

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Former Michigan State Police Sergeant Awarded $350,000 In Retaliation Lawsuit

A federal jury has awarded a former state police sergeant hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Oceana Co. Woman Arrested For OWI After Husband Dies Jumping From Truck

More details on an Oceana man who died after jumping from a pickup truck. 

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Michigan Lottery, Wesco Team Up To Offer Discounts On Gas

People who buy gas and certain lottery tickets at Wesco stations will soon be getting discounts.

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Cadillac Man Charged With Home Invasion

Northern Michigan’s News leader can now show you the man Cadillac police say broke into a family's home Thursday morning. 

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Michigan Dept. of Corrections Investigating After Drone-Like Toy Flies Over Prison Wall

A drone-like toy made it over the wall of a Jackson-area prison, undetected. 

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Berrien County Nuclear Plant Unit Back Online

A southwestern Michigan nuclear plant says one of its units is back online. 

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Congresswoman Calls for Study on Enbridge Line 5 Safety

Another call to possibly shut down the pipelines running under the Straits of Mackinac.

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Feedback at 5:00: Screen Free Week

The upcoming Screen Free Week is meant to get people off of their phones, tablets and computers. 

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Cadillac Man Sentenced For Peeping on Women in Walmart Bathroom

A Cadillac man will spend months in jail for peeping at women in a Walmart bathroom. 

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Wexford Co. Deputies Arrest Man Accused of Trying To Use Counterfeit Cash

Wexford County deputies say a downstate man tried to pay for a motorcycle with counterfeit money. 

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Cadillac Woman Formally Charged After TNT Raid

The woman arrested during a Traverse Narcotic Team raid in Cadillac is now facing formal charges. 

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Mecosta County Deputies Investigating Aetna Township Stabbing

Mecosta County deputies are investigating a domestic assault complaint after a man was stabbed. 

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MTM On The Road: World Pizza Games Winner at B.C. Pizza in Boyne City

Our very own David Whisker from Boyne City's B.C. Pizza took home the gold in Fastest Pizza Box Folding in this year's World Pizza Games. We catch up with him after a big victory in Las Vegas this spring. 

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Community Calendar: Weekend of April 29

Take a look at some of the exciting things happening around Northern Michigan this weekend on our Community Calendar, brought to you by Williams Chevrolet in Traverse City!

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Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency Offers Two Matched Savings Programs

A Northern Michigan non-profit has two new savings programs, and you'll earn money just for participating. 

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First Cadillac Novelty Dog Show Starts Saturday

There's an event in Cadillac this weekend dog owners won't want to miss. The Cadillac Novelty Dog Show is tomorrow at the Cherry Grove Event Center.

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MSP Collecting Expired Prescription Drugs to Curb Drug Abuse

Michigan State Police are collecting expired, unwanted or unused prescription drugs this weekend.

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Hundreds of Protesters Gather Outside Trump Rally in Southern California

Things got a little dicey during a California rally for Republican Donald Trump.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner Speaks Out About Ted Cruz

They weren't best friends when he was Speaker of the House, but now John Boehner is telling the world what he really thinks of Ted Cruz.

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Leelanau County Discusses Proposal for New Community Center

The public weighed in on a proposal to build a new community center in Leelanau County. Thursday's public forum took place at the Suttons Bay High School.

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Chateau Grand Traverse Will Donate Thousands to Help Plant Trees In Michigan

Voters have spoken and the Chateau Grand Traverse winery will donate money to help tree planting here in Michigan.

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Cadillac Reaches $50,000 Crowdfunding Goal For Pavilion Project

Cadillac has achieved its crowdfunding goal to renovate their performing arts pavilion on the lake.

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Cadillac Family Wakes Up to Stranger in Home

A scary situation early Thursday morning for a Northern Michigan family, finding a complete stranger inside their home.

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Grand Traverse County Employees Fear Impact of Benefit Cuts

Major changes are coming for Grand Traverse County employees.

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Michigan State Police Sergeant Retires After 29 Years of Service

A person who helps to make the Houghton Lake area a safer place is calling it a career. Sergeant Robert Green officially retired from the state police on Thursday.

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Revenge Porn Law Sheds Light on Growing Online Problem

A new law is now in place to help respond to what's called "revenge porn" online. 

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Cadillac Family Wakes Up To A Stranger In Their Home

A scary situation early Thursday morning for a Cadillac family that found a complete stranger in their house. 

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Healthy Living: CPR Minus Mouth-to-Mouth

Statistics show that nine out of 10 people who suffer a cardiac arrest and are not at a hospital, die. But CPR can more than double the survival chances and you don’t even have to use mouth-to-mouth.

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Former Traverse City Apartment Manager Pleads Guilty to Larceny

A former apartment manager in Traverse City charged with entering tenants' homes and stealing their belongings admitted to the crimes.

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Traverse City West Senior High Hosts Job Fair

Some local high school students got a jump start on looking for a summer job. For the past two nights, Traverse City West Senior High has hosted a job fair with local employers. 

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Lions Take OT Decker with First-Round Draft Pick

The Detroit Lions have selected offensive tackle Taylor Decker from Ohio State with the 16th pick of the 2016 NFL Draft. 

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Elk Rapids Beach Gets ADA Walk

Everyone visiting Elk Rapids will now have an easier alternative route to the shoreline.

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Gladwin Highland Cemetery Gravestones Found Removed from Plots

These gravestones do not belong here. Those visiting their loved ones are now wondering how they got there.

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Gladwin County Three-Year-Old Shoots Himself with Father's Handgun

A three-year-old boy is recovering from a gunshot wound. He found his dad's loaded gun and shot himself in the arm. A Gladwin County father found his son moments after the gun went off.

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Benzie County Landline Users Unable To Call 911

Benzie County landline users are not able to call 9-1-1. Benzie County Central Dispatch says a line was cut in Frankfort.

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UPDATE: East Jordan Police Determine Industrial Death Was an Accident

We have an update on the industrial accident that killed a Charlevoix County man: police determined there was no foul play. 

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Emmet County Hospital Restricts Visitors, Increase in Flu Cases

An Emmet County hospital has put visitor restrictions in place after getting several flu cases.

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Goodwill Program Reinvents Furniture and People's Lives

A new program through Goodwill of Northern Michigan is helping restore old items and people's lives.

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Hook and Hunting: 10th Annual Tagged-Fish Derby

A popular fishing derby returns this weekend, and one lucky winner will take home a prize package worth $500. 

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MedWatch: Munson Manor Hospitality House

Sometimes, finding the best healthcare means having to travel. For patients at Munson Medical Center, there's an option for patients and family that puts them right where they need to be.

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Cadillac's Toy Town Encourages People To Embrace Screen Free Week

A local toy store is doing its part to help peel people away from their phones and get moving in real life. 

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What's Happening in Northern Michigan: Short's Brewing Co. Anniversary, Art Walk, Mother's Day

In just a few days, we already wrap up the month of April, ushering in a new month of plenty of activity. Courtney Sheffer from the West Michigan Tourist Association is back with a look at What's Happening in Northern Michigan. 

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Projects You Pin: Wine Stoppers

If you enjoy a glass of wine on occasion, it can be frustrating to make sure the entire bottle doesn’t go to waste.

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Cadillac Man Airlifted To Hospital After Morning Car Crash

A Cadillac man was airlifted to a Traverse City hospital after a morning car crash. 

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Senate Committee Approves Millions in Federal Aid For Flint's Water Crisis

A senate committee approved a $220 million aid package offering federal aid to Flint's water crisis. 

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Agreement Blocks Enforcement of Michigan "Gag Order" Law

Northern Michigan’s News Leader can update you on state election laws. 

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DNR States No Significant Change in Michigan Wolf Population

A slight drop, but not much of one. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says there has been no significant change in the wolf population since 2014.

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Michigan's Secretary of State Express SOS Online System Temporarily Down

Michigan's Secretary of State ExpressSOS.com is expected to be down for the next few days. 

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Ford Motor Company Reports Record First Quarter Earnings

Ford Motor Company is celebrating its best first quarter profits in its 113 year history. 

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McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital Implements Influenza Visitor Restriction

A Northern Michigan hospital is restricting visitors due to an increase in flu-related illnesses. 

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Kalamazoo Shooting Survivor Continues Recovery From Home

A smiling face, despite an unimaginable night of terror. Abbie Kopf is speaking out after surviving the Kalamazoo shootings. 

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Emmet Co. Man Arrested After Bullet Shot Through Apartment Wall

An update after a bullet went through an Emmet County apartment. A man has turned himself in. 

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Michigan Civil Rights Commission To Hold Hearing Over Flint Water Crisis

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission plans its first public hearing Thursday over the Flint water crisis. 

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Gladwin County 3-Year-Old Recovering After Shooting Himself In The Arm

A three-year-old boy is recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the arm Wednesday. 

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Feedback at 5:00: National Superhero Day

Superheroes defy the odds, have extraordinary powers and, in a world of fiction, save the world.

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Clare County Sheriff's Department Looking For Missing Man

The Clare County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a missing man. 

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Traverse City Fire Department Defibrillator Found

An update on some missing Traverse City Fire Department equipment. Someone found it and turned it in. 

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Honor Village President Acquitted of Embezzlement Charge

A jury acquitted a village president accused of using the town’s money for himself. 

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MTM On The Road: 74th Annual Rotary Show of Traverse City

Wake up to live comedy and performances as we preview the 74th Annual Traverse City Rotary Show! Join us at the State Theatre as we unpack the mission behind Rotary Club and who it benefits. 

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Benzie County Sheriff's Department Gets Life-Saving AEDs for Deputies

A local law enforcement agency has new equipment that could help them save lives. 

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Benzonia Plow Show Invites Public to Experience Draft Horses

Horse lovers won't want to miss an event in Benzie County this weekend. The 2016 Plow Show will feature all sorts of horses, along with free wagon rides.

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Conference to Focus on Protection of Michigan Inland Lakes

A conference aimed at protecting Michigan's inland lakes kicks off Thursday in Boyne Falls. 

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Northern Michigan Farmers Impacted By Visa Program

Farmers in Northern Michigan are staying positive even with critical delays from the Department of Labor.

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Department of Education Launches Website for Student Loan Borrowers

Student debt is a crippling problem for some Americans. But now there is a new website to help.

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Northern Michigan Responders Train To Handle Mass Casualty

First responders from 20 different agencies came together tonight to practice a worst case scenario they could actually face in real life.

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Michigan House Approves Bill for Nearly $40 Billion in General Spending

The Michigan House approved a nearly $40 billion budget bill.

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Grand Traverse County Commissioners Approve Pension and Health Insurance Changes

At the end of the year, Grand Traverse County will have owe more than $58 million dollars liability for retiree pensions and health care. Last week County Administrator Tom Menzel presented two proposals to commissioners that could save the county an estimated $700,000. 

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NMC Students Travel to South Africa to Demonstrate Drone Use

Northern Michigan students are going to another continent on Thursday. 

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Alpena County Motorcyclist Leads MSP on Chase

State police were led on a chase with someone on a motorcycle. A trooper says he tried to stop the motorcycle after the driver ran a stop sign in Alpena. 

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Cadillac Woman Arrested For Selling Marijuana Out of Her Home

A Northern Michigan drug team arrested a woman they say was selling marijuana out of her home.

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Grand Traverse County Commissioners Vote on Budget Proposal

Grand Traverse County commissioners voted on another measure to solve the county's looming multi-million dollar budget shortfall.

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Kirtland Community College, Manton Schools React to Michigan House Passing Education Budget

A big budget approval from Michigan's House of Representatives could bring more school funding and eliminate M-Step testing.

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Northern Michigan Farmers Concerned About Temperatures Dropping

Cooler spring temperatures are keeping Northern Michigan farmers up at night. 

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Kirtland Community College Signs 'Early College' Program with Fairview Area Schools

With the signing of a pen on paper, it's a big day for one Northern Michigan school. They are partnering up with a college to bring higher education to young students.

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Kalkaska County Annual Trout Festival to Bring Big Business

A Northern Michigan community is gearing up for one their biggest weekends of the year.

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Traverse City Fire Department Looking For Lost Equipment

The Traverse City Fire Department is missing a valuable piece of equipment and could use some help to find it. 

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TCAPS High Schools Makes Most Challenging School List

Traverse City Area Public Schools made it on another national list TCAPS’ two high schools are on the Washington Post's "America's Most Challenging Schools" list. 

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Fife Lake Man Arrested, Two-Month-Old Daughter Found Abused

A father was arrested after deputies say he abused his two-month old baby girl.

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Sightseeing in Northern Michigan: Claude Shannon

If you like the internet, your cell phone, television or computer, you have a Northern Michigan native to thank.

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Benzie County Community Discusses Future of Maples Medical Care Facility

A list of code violations continue to delay the opening of a new, taxpayer-funded nursing home in Benzie County.

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Reed City Area Public Schools Asking Voters to Approve Two Proposals

Many schools around our area are hoping taxpayers will help their funding situation when they go to the polls next week.

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GOP Candidate Ted Cruz Names Carly Fiorina As Running Mate

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz unveiled his pick for vice president Wednesday. 

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Traverse Narcotics Team Arrests Five in East Bay Township Heroin Bust

We can now show you the people Traverse Narcotics Team detectives arrested in an extensive investigation.

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MyNorth Tickets Minute: Death and Taxes, Spring Sip and Savor, ATHENA Award Celebration

There are two certainties in life, and both are hitting the stage. Kalin Franks tells you about the performance, along with a special presentation for service and a way to savor the Leelanau Wine Trail, in this week's MyNorth Tickets Minute. 

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North Dakota Man Led Police on Chase through Three Northern Michigan Counties

Police were led on a car chase through three Northern Michigan counties on Tuesday. 

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General Motors To Invest More Than $788 Million In Michigan, Tennessee Factories

General Motors says it is investing more than $788 million into a factory in Bay City and another in Tennessee, helping create new jobs and keep old ones. 

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Fife Lake Man Accused of Abusing Two-Month-Old Daughter

Kalkaska County deputies arrested a Fife Lake man they say abused his two-month-old daughter. 

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Michigan DNR Releases Interactive Map To Help Morel Mushroom Hunters

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources released a new interactive map to help mushroom hunters find morels. 

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President Obama To Visit Flint

Following a letter from a little girl, President Obama will visit Flint for the first time since the start of the city's water crisis.

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Ted Cruz Expected To Announce Carly Fiorina As Running Mate

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is expected to make a major announcement Wednesday afternoon. 

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Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Sentenced To Prison

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert is now one of the highest ranking politicians in history to be sentenced to prison. 

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White House Lockdown Lifted

The White House lockdown has been lifted. It was placed on lockdown after a man threw “personal belongings” over the north fence line.

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Traverse City Fire Department Needs Help Locating Missing Defibrillator

Traverse City Fire Department is missing one of their defibrillators.

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Grant Me Hope: Darnell Update

Thousands of children are hoping today is the day they find out someone wants to make them a part of their family. 

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    Fox Topix: Spring Cleaning

    Are you a spring cleaner? How do you tackle the big jobs at your house? Spring is that time of year that many people do an annual deep clean of their homes not only inside, but for many, there’s also a lot of yard work involved. This morning, our MTM On The Road Crew is LIVE in at Clutter Funk in Traverse City -- it’s a business that helps people clean up and get organized.

    Are you a spring cleaner? How do you tackle the big jobs at your house? Spring is that time of year that many people do an annual deep clean of their homes not only inside, but for many, there’s also a lot of yard work involved. This morning, our MTM On The Road Crew is LIVE in at Clutter Funk in Traverse City -- it’s a business that helps people clean up and get organized.

  • Fox Topix: Marijuana Legal Limit

    Fox Topix: Marijuana Legal Limit

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    Does Michigan need a law defining the legal limit for driving under the influence of marijuana? Why or why not? Today, the Michigan House of Representatives will vote to create a commission that will research and recommend a limit for the bodily content of THC. THC is the chemical found in marijuana that causes psychological effects.

    Does Michigan need a law defining the legal limit for driving under the influence of marijuana? Why or why not? Today, the Michigan House of Representatives will vote to create a commission that will research and recommend a limit for the bodily content of THC. THC is the chemical found in marijuana that causes psychological effects.

  • Healthy Living: Mediterranean Meatballs

    Healthy Living: Mediterranean Meatballs

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    When you think of a hearty Italian meal, pasta, bread and sauce come immediately to mind.

    When you think of a hearty Italian meal, pasta, bread and sauce come immediately to mind.