State News Archive

Benzie Bus recognized for energy efficiency

Traverse City Record Eagle   TRAVERSE CITY (MCT) — Benzie Bus officials recently were recognized for their energy efficient practices. Icom North America, a Michigan-based propane vehicle system manufacturer, praised the public transit system for being one of six fleets committed to using propane. Benzie Bus officials converted seven of the 22 buses in its […]

Take ID to polls but ID photo optional

By ERIC FREEDMAN Capital News Service 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 counter that they discourage Election […]

Thief breaks into pizzeria, takes cash

The Record-Eagle TRAVERSE CITY (MCT) — Traverse City police are hunting a thief in a Munson Avenue pizzeria break-in who apparently took fashion cues from Looney Tunes. Police Capt. Mike Ayling said a man broke through a locked back door at Flips Pizza’s early Monday, took cash and left through the same door. He said […]

Kingsley boy offered plea deal

By Sarah Elms The Record-Eagle   TRAVERSE CITY (MCT) — Grand Traverse County prosecutors offered to drop two felony charges against a former Kingsley Middle School student who brought a loaded pistol to school if he pleads guilty to the third. The fifth-grade student is charged with carrying a firearm in a gun-free school zone, […]