State News Archive

Charges unlikely in alleged Sugar Loaf deed forgery

TRAVERSE CITY — Leelanau County prosecutors aren’t likely to pursue charges related to a Sugar Loaf deed that contained alleged forged signatures. Leelanau County officials on Oct. 23 received a flawed deed that transferred property from the long-abandoned Cedar ski resort’s owner of record, Kate Wickstrom, to Rock Investment Advisors, LLC. Wickstrom’s signature did not […]

Traverse City men arrested on meth charges

TRAVERSE CITY — Two men were arrested on methamphetamine-related charges after Traverse Narcotics Team detectives received a tip. Detectives found a mobile meth lab at a local motel and a second mobile meth lab in somebody’s vehicle on Dec. 12, according to a press release from TNT. Detectives found chemicals and other equipment used for […]

Too many teachers? Not enough? Both

Dept. of Education working to solve teacher shortage across state LANSING – The Department of Education is working on solutions to Michigan’s teacher shortage. A number of factors led to the K-12 education system shortage, the state superintendent of public instruction, Michael Flanagan said. These include the poor economy and recent graduates leaving to teach […]

Man accused of sexually assaulting teen

TRAVERSE CITY — A Kalkaska man is accused of sexually assaulting a teen girl in Leelanau County. Leelanau County prosecutors last week authorized a third-degree criminal sexual conduct charge against Amos Duran, 25, who faces a warrant for his arrest. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. Eighty-sixth District Court documents state […]