State News Archive

WSU med school grad in NY tests positive for Ebola

A doctor who tested positive Thursday for the Ebola virus in New York after treating patients in West Africa is a Wayne State University graduate, university officials confirmed late Thursday night. Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, graduated from Wayne State’s School of Medicine in 2008, according to university spokesman Matt Lockwood. According to Spencer’s LinkedIn page, […]

Region’s wine glass is half full

TRAVERSE CITY — Workers are picking grapes as fast as they can on Leelanau and Old Mission peninsulas. The job might go more quickly than usual because there are fewer grapes this year. “Harvest is going to be considerably down from last year and even from average,” said Eddie O’Keefe, president of the Wineries of […]

Film fund-raiser for fountains planned

TRAVERSE CITY — City commissioners who are leading a campaign to erect water bottle filling stations around the city will team with the Traverse City Film Festival for a movie to raise money to fund a seventh fountain. The Film Festival will show “Divide in Concord” on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the State Theatre. […]

TC man faces multiple sex crime accusations

TRAVERSE CITY — A Traverse City man’s sex crime charge may not be his last. Traverse City police Capt. Mike Ayling said an investigation into accusations McCurley Samuel Brown, 61, choked and sexually assaulted his daughter, 15, uncovered two other potential molestation victims. “I think there are additional charges imminent,” he said. Brown appeared today […]