Traverse City man arrested for credit card fraud at hotel
GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A Traverse City man has been arrested for alleged credit card fraud at a hotel earlier this year, according to Michigan State Police. The MSP 7th District Fugitive Team located and arrested Guadalupe David Santiago, 44, on Washington Street in Traverse City on Nov....
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.
Felon with water bottle of rum & Coke, 2 loaded guns is arrested during traffic stop in Traverse City: MSP
A convicted felon is facing some new charges after police say he was caught in Traverse City Post with a couple of guns he wasn’t supposed to have.
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...
Ruth Park Apartments developers expect to have certificate of occupancy soon
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- In the homestretch: that's where developers of an affordable housing project say they are. Ground was broken more than two years ago for the 58-unit Ruth Park building in Traverse City, with a projected completion of a year ago. It's not quite done but developers...
Opinion: Township Meeting Reminiscent of Mob Scene in Old Western
(Editor’s Note: Township Board member Rudy Rudolph has something to say about the most recent township meeting where building heights were the topic of conversation. Read on for his thoughts. And if you’ve got something to say about anything related to the Old Mission Peninsula, write it up and send it to me, [email protected]. -jb)
Blue Angels touch down in Traverse City for early preparations ahead of National Cherry Festival Air Show
GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- While the National Cherry Festival is still months away, planning for the summer event is already underway. A big part of that is making sure one of the main events is planned out to a tee. Traverse City is the sixth stop on the...
Glen Arbor's beloved Christmas tree boat sets sail again, lighting up the holiday season
LEELANAU COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A Glen Arbor tradition is setting sail on Tuesday. Every Christmas season, Frank Siepker launches a boat on Glen Lake and secures a lighted Christmas tree on it. "The holiday season spirit you know drives us to do this," said Siepker. "We love decorating our...
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.
Northern Michigan man planning to live debt-free after $1 million Mega Millions win
LANSING, MI -- Kyle Becker is looking forward to having long-term financial relief after he won a $1 million Mega Millions prize recently. “I usually buy a Mega Millions ticket every few weeks,” said the 37-year-old 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.
Men take 13 minutes to emerge after firing multiple gunshots, one wears ‘BDSM-style’ mask
INLAND TOWNSHIP, MI – Two men were arrested after a trooper heard multiple gunshots fired from within a residence, and then waited about 13 minutes for them to emerge, police said. One of them came out wearing a “BDSM-style face mask,” according to a news release from the Michigan...
Fishtown: Preserving Michigan's Commercial Fishing Heritage
Nestled within the charming town of Leland, Michigan, Historic Fishtown offers a vibrant glimpse into the enduring legacy of Great Lakes commercial fishing. As one of the few operational fishing villages in the state, this enclave represents a living museum, with its origins as an Ottawa Native American settlement before European settlers arrived in the 1850s. Today, despite facing environmental and industrial challenges, Fishtown's weather-beaten shanties and docks continue to draw visitors, echoing a past intertwined with Lake Michigan's bountiful waters.
Comedy Festival Returns to Downtown Traverse City in 2024
Get ready to laugh away your winter blues! Traverse City Comedy Fest returns in 2024 with dozens of shows and more than 80 performers at seven downtown venues. Check out this year’s headlining acts + secure your tickets now at MyNorthTickets.com. This is a web original article from the...
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...
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.
MI traverse city's Most Loveable Dogs Eagerly Awaits Forever Homes Today!
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around traverse city.
Honor, Michigan: The Coho Capital of the World and Its Celebrated Salmon Tradition
In the heart of Michigan lies the village of Honor, a modest-sized community with a grand reputation as the 'Coho Capital of the World.' Each year, the Platte River is the stage for the spectacular annual Coho salmon run, drawing anglers from all over to participate in a fishing tradition that has become the town's pride. Since the introduction of Pacific Coast salmon in the 1960s, Honor has been at the forefront of a fishing revolution, with the Coho festival celebrating the success of the freshwater salmon program.
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...
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.
Michigan High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Leelanau County Today - November 28
Hoping to watch today's high school basketball games in Leelanau County, Michigan? For all of the details on how to watch or stream the action, continue reading. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Leelanau County,...