24-year-old killed in snowy car crash in Grand Traverse Co.
Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Office on Monday said that one person was killed in a car crash Sunday. On Nov. 26 at 9:44 a.m., a white BMW driven by a 24-year-old male from Illinois was traveling south on County Road 633 near Bartlett Road when the vehicle crossed the center line and struck a white Ford Escape travelling north, deputies said. The Escape was driven by a 21-year-old from Traverse City, they said. The initial collision caused a northbound white Honda CRV (which was behind the Ford Escape) that was driven by a 46-year-old from Traverse City to then collide with the white Ford Escape, deputies said. The driver of the white BMW died because of the injuries caused by the crash, deputies said. Other drivers and passengers suffered non-life-threatening injuries and received medical treatment at Munson Medical Center.
Juvenile captured after escaping transport
SHEPHERD, Mich. (WNEM) - A juvenile from Antrim County is back in custody after escaping from his transporters at the Shepherd McDonald’s, according to the Shepherd Police Department. The police department said the incident occurred during the evening on Monday, Nov. 27. Officers were immediately dispatched to the area...
Elk Rapids: A Journey Through the Legacy of America's Lumber Era
Nestled in Northern Michigan, the village of Elk Rapids is a testament to the American lumber industry's bygone era. In the mid-19th century, Elk Rapids emerged as a lumber powerhouse, home to one of the largest woodenware factories on the globe. Abram Wadsworth, the visionary behind the town’s first sawmill, laid the foundation for a thriving community when he set up shop by the Elk River in 1846. The discovery of elk horns near the riverbank inspired the town's name, a nod to the natural heritage that fueled its growth.
Custom orange golf cart stolen in Northern Michigan; police ask for help
KALKASKA COUNTY, MI – Authorities are asking for help in locating a custom orange golf cart that was stolen in Northern Michigan. The custom cart was stolen earlier this month from an address on Ingersoll Road in Kalkaska County, according to a news release from the Michigan State Police Houghton Lake Post.
Stolen Golfcart in Kalkaska County
There was a stolen golf cart in Kalkaska County. Michigan State Police need your help locating a custom orange paint that has running lights, head lights, brake lights, and push bumper on the front. There is a hitch attached to the front push bumper. With black and chrome nerf bars...
Woman accused of selling meth at 'The Pines' strikes plea deal
GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- The woman arrested after being accused of selling meth at “The Pines,” a place those experiencing homelessness in Traverse City gather, has entered a plea deal. On Monday morning, Diane Sullivan, 43, entered an agreement with the prosecutor’s office that if she...
Taste Traverse City: Exploring the 3 Ultimate Barbecue Spots
In this article, we're exploring three exceptional barbecue spots in Traverse City. Have you had the chance to taste the smoky goodness at any of these places? We'd love to hear your thoughts, so please share your experiences in the comments section below.
Grawn man arrested after chase and drone search in Traverse City
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A 30-year-old Grawn man was arrested Saturday after he was found holding the key to a car that had sped away from a police officer. Traverse City police said an officer was patrolling near Airport Access Road when she witnessed a car driving 60 mph in a 30 mph zone.
Michigan man says he'll live debt-free after winning $1 million Mega Millions prize
Kyle Becker of Interlochen buys a Mega Millions ticket every few weeks. It recently paid off, winning Becker $1 million.
Firefighter discusses what not to do when heating your home
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Much of northern Michigan is getting its first real taste of winter weather and that means we are relying on our furnaces to keep us warm at home. But a recent post on Facebook has the Traverse City Fire Department offering some potentially lifesaving advice...
Traverse City (MI) Ambulance Service Build-Out to Take Up to Two Years
The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. In the days and evenings leading up to the Nov. 7 election, Traverse City firefighters and paramedics canvassed the neighborhoods in an effort to provide a voter-supported, city-operated ambulance service. Now the real work begins. It will take 18 to 24 months to build out...
Grand Traverse Co. man wins $1 million playing Mega Millions
LANSING — A Grand Traverse County man is looking forward to living debt-free after winning a $1 million Mega Millions prize. Kyle Becker, of Interlochen, matched the five white balls in the Oct. 27 drawing to win $1 million: 11-32-43-57-70. He bought his winning ticket at Miracle Mile E-Z Mart, located at 509 Munson Avenue in Traverse City. RELATED: Million dollar winning lottery ticket purchased at Shell station in Gaylord “I usually buy a Mega Millions ticket every few weeks,” said Becker. “I was on my way to my property to hunt early one morning and stopped to check my Mega Millions ticket. I got a message to file a claim at the Lottery office when I scanned it, so I asked the clerk what that meant. She told me I must have won big, and when I asked how big, she thought maybe a couple thousand dollars.
Weekly Safety Report: Methamphetamine Possession and Illegal Surveillance in Traverse City
Two incidents occurred in Traverse City, Michigan this week. In the first incident, a 34-year-old man was caught with methamphetamine during a traffic stop. He was a passenger in a car driven by a woman when Michigan State Police Troopers initiated the stop. In the second incident, the owner of Morsels, a local business, was arrested for illegal surveillance. He had hidden cameras in the women's bathroom and videos from those cameras on his phone. The owner is currently out on bond awaiting an arraignment.
Fife Lake, Michigan: A Harmonious Blend of History, Nature, and Community
In the heart of Grand Traverse County, Michigan, the village of Fife Lake offers a symphony of history, nature, and community. With a population of 475 as of 2023, this village, founded in 1872 and incorporated in 1889, hums with the legacy of its early days as a lumber hub. The adjacent 617-acre lake, shaped like the eponymous fife, a small flute, lends the village a unique identity and beckons outdoor lovers with its promise of fishing, boating, and swimming.
Events happening in Northern Michigan for Toys for Tots
This is the busiest week of the season for Toys for Tots for Northwest Michigan, and on Monday they announced several events to encourage donations. The organization has more than 100 drop off locations throughout Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Benzie Antrim and Kalkaska Counties and seven events happening this week. These events include Shop with a Cop and a toy bus in front of Meijer on Friday and on Saturday the organization is trying to fill a buggy and the car from Ghostbuster! To see the full list of events happening this week, click here.
Amazing Northern Michigan Homes: Beautifully renovated home in Traverse City
We’re checking out a beautifully renovated home with some fantastic features and plenty of elbow room this week on Amazing Northern Michigan Homes. From the moment you walk through the doors of this amazing home, you[’ll see the beautiful results of a remodel, and one stunning room you’ll want to focus your attention on is the main floor master suite and its spa-like master bath.
East Jordan's Jubilee of Trees returns Nov. 30
EAST JORDAN — With two successful years behind the Jubilee of Trees for 501-C3’s, this year’s third annual event is adding a Holiday Business After Hours to the venue. The East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce's holiday event will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 30 at the Boathouse on Lake Charlevoix, 204 Water St.
Winter Weather Advisory for several inches of snow for 21 Lower Michigan counties
A winter weather advisory is in effect for Sunday and Sunday night for a large part of northwest and west-central Lower Michigan. The winter weather advisory stretches from Grand Rapids to Cadillac, Traverse City and Mackinaw City. The winter weather advisory starts around 1 a.m. Sunday and continues for the...
Dogs in Need: Could Your Home Be Their New Home in traverse city, MI?
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near traverse city.
Walking, Biking Take the Spotlight as Communities Focus on Nonmotorized Plans
A community where residents can walk, run, ride, or roll to get wherever they need to go safely and conveniently – and not just have to rely on cars. That’s the goal of a nonmotorized transportation plan, and more and more communities across northern Michigan are seeking to adopt one to improve their walking and cycling infrastructure. In addition to the City of Traverse City working on a Mobility Action Plan and Peninsula Township applying for state funding to create its own plan, Blair Township will host an open house today (Tuesday) to gather public input on creating a new nonmotorized vision for the township’s future.