State News Archive

Maxbauer’s market closes after fire

TRAVERSE CITY — More than meat was smoking when a grease fire broke out at Maxbauer’s Meat Market. The Union Street store closed Monday after the fire started in the market’s smokehouse at about 10:30 a.m. No one was injured but 15 employees and customers had to leave the store as Traverse City fire crews […]

Veteran seeks help finding missing dog

MIDLAND — Laurie and Mahmoud Shalaby hope the public can help track down their lost long-haired German shepherd named Talley. Talley is about a year and half old and has been on the loose since mid-June, when she escaped from the Shalabys’ vehicle in the Walmart parking lot in Midland. The dog was starting to […]

Man charged in homeless man’s death

TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse County prosecutors authorized a second-degree murder charge against a homeless man accused in the beating death of another homeless man. James Gerald Wemigwans, 50, will appear by video Friday morning for arraignment in 86th District Court. Authorities believe he assaulted Jeffrey Alan Donalson, 54, on July 10 under a Union […]

Local attorney files to lead Gomery defense

TRAVERSE CITY — Local lawyer Paul Jarboe filed a request to take over the defense of Clarence Gomery, the Traverse City attorney charged with solicitation of murder. Authorities allege Gomery, a former prosecutor in Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties, last week offered to pay local resident Dale Fisher $20,000 to kill Traverse City-based attorney Christopher […]