Midland Council buys aerial ladder truck

MIDLAND — Responding to a manufacturer’s warning, Midland City Council approved the purchase of a used aerial ladder truck on Monday. The new truck, which has a 75-foot ladder, will cost the city $47,250. The city received a warning regarding its 100-foot aerial ladder truck after a similar model malfunctioned during a July accident in […]

TC man in serious condition after crash

TRAVERSE CITY — A Traverse City man was transported to Munson Medical Center and is in serious condition after a crash involving a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle. Grand Traverse County sheriff’s deputies and members of Interlochen Fire and EMS responded today at about 5:30 p.m. to South Long Lake Road near Wintergreen Drive for […]

GM’s tech center too big to navigate? Grab a bike

WARREN — General Motors has created a bike sharing program with Zagster to help 19,000 employees at the automaker’s Warren technical center get around. Zagster, a Cambridge, Massachsetts, company that initiated a similar program last year with Detroit-based Rock Ventures, will provide bikes throughout the 330-acre GM Tech Center to give employees another option other […]

Lions cut seven from roster

DETROIT — The Detroit Lions ended their kicking competition Monday, picking rookie seventh-rounder Nate Freese and waiving Giorgio Tavecchio. Tavecchio was the more consistent kicker in training camp, but he missed a 51-yard kick in Friday’s exhibition win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Freese made all three of his field goal attempts in preseason games, including […]

Lions impressed by Ryan Broyles

ALLEN PARK — He’s not quite as explosive as he used to be, three straight season-ending leg injuries made sure of that. But as he fights for a spot at the back of the Detroit Lions’ 53-man roster, Ryan Broyles is proving he’s still as reliable as they come. Broyles leads the Lions with eight […]