State News Archive

Fifth Third Bank to move to downtown Detroit

DETROIT — Fifth Third Bank Eastern Michigan announced Tuesday it is moving its regional headquarters and 150 full-time employees from Southfield to downtown Detroit. The bank is the latest suburban-based company to move downtown, and the latest to move into real estate — the One Woodward Building — that is owned and operated by businessman […]

Man arrested in Flips Pizza break-in

TRAVERSE CITY — Authorities arrested a suspect in a burglary at Flips Pizza’s. The Traverse City police obtained a warrant for a Traverse City residence, where officers seized evidence and arrested the man, 22, for breaking and entering, according to a release. Police Capt. Mike Ayling said a man broke through a locked back door […]

Take ID to polls, but ID photo optional

Michigan is one of 33 states where voters must provide ID LANSING – While courts in other states wrestle with challenges to their voter photo ID laws in the run-up to the November elections, Michigan’s law is firmly in place. Supporters of photo ID requirements argue that they prevent fraud at the polls, while critics […]

Traverse City man could face more sex crime charges

TRAVERSE CITY — A Traverse City police investigation into a teenage girl’s accusations that her father choked and grabbed her sexually may have uncovered two other victims. McCurley Samuel Brown, 61, bonded out of Grand Traverse County’s jail on Thursday, but returned a few hours later after prosecutors authorized charges of second-degree criminal sexual conduct and […]

Auburn woman faces embezzlement charge

BAY CITY — A 52-year-old woman accused of embezzling cash from an Auburn dentist is free on a personal recognizance bond. Truly Ann Dominowski of Auburn is charged with one felony count of embezzlement of $20,000 or more. She is accused of taking cash from Auburn Family Dentistry, where she was employed as the office […]

Unemployment creeps down in September

TRAVERSE CITY — Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 7.2 percent in September, down from August’s 7.4 percent. “With three quarters of the year in the books, trends in Michigan’s 2014 labor market have become clearer,” said Jason Palmer, director of the Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives. “The state’s jobless rate […]