Charlevoix County, MI

Charlevoix County Emergency Notification System

Are you aware of the emergency notification system that Charlevoix County utilizes? Did you know that this system is FREE for our county residents?. Charlevoix County, along with Cheboygan and Emmet counties, utilize an emergency notification system called RAVE Be-Alert/Smart911. This emergency notification system provides accurate, immediate emergency notifications from your local public safety agency and the National Weather Service to your cell, work or home phone via text, email or voice message.
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Students explore unique watercraft

CHARLEVOIX COUNTY, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU) -- A group usually found exploring underwater took part in a special show-and-tell in Charlevoix County. Members of the Personal Submersible Organization brought their mini submarines to Boyne City Elementary May 16. It wasn't just students who enjoyed checking out the watercraft. Once word spread the...
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Man sentenced to prison for builder fraud

CHARLEVOIX — Steven Edward Broman, 46, Indian River, was sentenced to serve 28 months to 15 years in prison recently in the 33rd Circuit Court, according to a press release from Charlevoix County Prosecuting Attorney Allen Telgenhof.  According to police affidavits filed in two cases against Broman, in 2019 and 2020, he agreed to perform residential construction work for two Charlevoix County victims. ...

Rise in COVID-19 cases spurs renewal of indoor mask guidance in parts of Michigan

GAYLORD — Residents of several counties in Northern Michigan are being urged to wear a mask while indoors following a jump in COVID-19 cases, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In Michigan, 16 counties, including Antrim, Cheboygan, Emmet and Chippewa, now have "high" community levels, a CDC classification designed to show...

Former teacher and state rep. candidate arrested for criminal sexual conduct

CHARLEVOIX COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) – A former schoolteacher and GOP candidate for State Representative has been charged with two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, according to documents from the 90th District Court in Charlevoix. Tony Cutler, of Boyne City, pleaded not guilty to the charges on Tuesday, May...

Sault DDA director arrested on criminal sexual conduct charges

CHARLEVOIX —Tony Cutler, director of the Downtown Development Authority in Sault Ste. Marie, was recently arrested in Charlevoix County on two separate charges of second degree criminal sexual conduct. According to the Charlevoix County District Court, Cutler, birth name Antonio Cutler, was arrested on May 10 on two counts of criminal sexual conduct - second degree causing...
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Mental Health Mission: Northern Michigan Veterans Resources

We are all indebted to the sacrifice our nation’s heroes make each and every day. but it doesn’t come with out a cost including what they often refer to as invisible wounds. Josh Galle is a Marine Corps veteran and an accredited veterans services officer with the Charlevoix...

Indian River Man Sentenced to Prison for Builder Fraud

Steven Broman from Indian River was sentenced to serve 28 months to 15 years in prison Friday afternoon. According to police records in two separate cases from 2019 and 2020, Broman agreed to perform residential construction work for two Charlevoix County victims. Broman was paid $13,700 in one incident that...

Coronavirus cases jump 172% in Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, and Otsego county region

There were 389 reported cases of COVID-19 in Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, and Otsego counties from April 26 through May 10, according to the Health Department of Northwest Michigan. While the severity of illnesses continues to be significantly less than before vaccines were introduced, the uptick represents a 172% increase compared to the 14 days prior.  ...