State News Archive

Grand Haven man charged in drug house bust

By Becky Vargo Grand Haven Tribune (MCT) — A 20-year-old Grand Haven man charged with maintaining a drug house near the Grand Valley State University campus pleaded guilty to related charges Monday afternoon in Ottawa County Circuit Court. Kyle Dunn McDowell, 1024 Washington Ave., remained free on a $10,000/10 percent bond posted a little less than […]

Fife Lake man faces assault charges

By Sarah Elms The Record-Eagle   TRAVERSE CITY (MCT) — 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 […]

Creditor Syncora reaches Detroit bankruptcy deal, issues apology

By Nathan Bomey Detroit Free Press (MCT) — Detroit’s stiffest bankruptcy opponent — a bond insurer called Syncora — reached a comprehensive settlement with the city of Detroit and issued a formal apology for accusing bankruptcy mediators of “naked favoritism.” The remarkable development places Detroit within a stone’s throw of achieving an amicable resolution to its […]

Boardman Dam project earns $1.5 million grant

By Michael Walton The Record-Eagle   TRAVERSE CITY (MCT) — A nonprofit group that supports habitat restoration in the Great Lakes region pledged $1.5 million to the Boardman River Dams Restoration Project. Sustain Our Great Lakes, a private-public partnership administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, awarded the money. The grant will partially fund […]

Officials continue to probe deadly crash

By Sarah Elms The Record-Eagle   TRAVERSE CITY (MCT) — 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 […]