State News Archive

Lake County anglers having success

BALDWIN — The inland lakes are providing some good fishing opportunities, the Department of Natural Resources reports, and can be a great alternative to those are not able to get out on the Great Lakes because of windy conditions. Action has been picking up in Lake County. “Trout have been on live bait, flies and […]

Charter school authorizers told: Michigan will hold you accountable

LANSING — State schools Superintendent Mike Flanagan told a group of charter school authorizers Tues that the Michigan Department of Education is working on a system to hold them accountable for the financial and academic performance of their schools. The Education Department framework will initially focus on charter contracts, transparency, academic performance, school finances and […]

Counties meet to discuss statewide, mutual issues

MANISTEE — A gathering of county officials from the west central area provided a forum to relate and discuss issues that affect every county. The West Central Michigan County Alliance met this week to hear updates from the Michigan Association of Counties (MAC), Sen. Darwin Booher, R-Evart, and Rep. Ray Franz, R-Onekama. Representatives of Lake, […]

Traverse City clerk: I made a mistake

TRAVERSE CITY — A city official acknowledged the city violated state law when he denied an open records request for a draft report on the city’s problem-plagued splash pad. The Record-Eagle verbally requested the draft report in early June, then followed up with a Freedom of Information Act request. City Clerk Benjamin Marentette denied the […]

Elmwood Township man faces child pornography charges

SUTTONS BAY — An Elmwood Township man is accused of distributing child pornography. A investigation involving Leelanau County sheriff’s detectives and FBI agents led them to Michael Edward Burr Jr., 22, who will appear Wednesday morning in 86th District Court for a video arraignment. He faces four counts of distributing child sexually abusive material and […]

Embezzlement from Park Place Hotel suspected

TRAVERSE CITY — Police are investigating an embezzlement complaint at the Park Place Hotel. Traverse City police Detective Sgt. Jim Bussell said investigators received a complaint of a former employee embezzling more than $5,000 from the hotel on East State Street. “There is a detective assigned, and we are currently in the process of investigating,” […]

Film producer pleads guilty

TRAVERSE CITY — The ex-wife of filmmaker Michael Moore pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor impaired driving charge in 86th District Court. Kathleen Glynn, 56, of Central Lake, entered the plea today before Judge Michael Haley. Glynn immediately was sentenced to six months probation, three days of community service and $1,150 in fines and court costs. […]