State News Archive

Dillon pleads guilty to DWI

Dillon pleads guilty to DWI

MANISTEE — West Shore Community College president Charles Dillon pleaded guilty this morning to driving while intoxicated and was sentenced. Dillon was ordered by Manistee County’s 85th District Court Judge Thomas Brunner to complete two years of probation, pay $925 in fines and serve two days in jail. He was credited for two days served. […]

Honor Flight brings veterans to D.C.

TRAVERSE CITY —  Sixty-two World War II veterans are set to board airplanes Cherry Capital Airport for a whirlwind trip to the nation’s capital, where they’ll visit a memorial constructed in their honor. The trip, organized by the Mid-Michigan Honor Flight, is the culmination of countless hours of work by dozens of volunteers — many veterans […]

Fife Lake man faces assault charges

TRAVERSE CITY — A Fife Lake man faces assault by strangulation and interfering with electronic communications charges, both felonies, after pushing his girlfriend out of a moving car. Grand Traverse County sheriff’s deputies arrested Christopher Wayne Martin, 23, after an argument with his girlfriend in his car turned physical at about 10 p.m. Sept. 12. […]

Officials continue to probe deadly crash

TRAVERSE CITY — Authorities continue to investigate a two-vehicle crash that killed a Williamsburg man and seriously injured a Cadillac couple. Devon Washkevich, 19, died Saturday night after his sport utility vehicle crossed the center line and hit an oncoming SUV on Williamsburg Road near Woodcrest Lane in Grand Traverse County’s Whitewater Township. Frank Rallo, 52, of Cadillac, […]

Fallen trooper remembered

Fallen trooper remembered

MASON COUNTY — One year ago, the details about the murder of Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield started to surface. On Tuesday, law enforcement officials came together to remember Butterfield and his sacrifice. “The MSP Hart Post pauses today to reflect upon the one-year anniversary of the death of Trooper Paul Butterfield,” said 1st […]