State News Archive

Acme crash victim identified

TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse County sheriff’s officials released the name of an Elk Rapids crash victim who died in Acme Township. Sheriff’s officials identified the victim late Wednesday night — nearly 36 hours after the fatality — as Ross W. Hamilton, 72. Hamilton rode in a Nissan sedan on Tuesday that traveled south on […]

Two more schools confirm whooping cough cases

The Record-Eagle TRAVERSE CITY (TNS) — Whooping cough has spread into 12 area schools in five districts. The Children’s House, a local independent Montessori school, confirmed its first case of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, during the weekend. Elk Rapids Schools confirmed its first case, a high school student, Monday. Missy Russell, director of […]

High tech studies Lake Huron shipwrecks

High tech studies Lake Huron shipwrecks

  By JULIANA MOXLEY Capital News Service LANSING — Diving isn’t the only way to get an in-depth look at the mysteries beneath the surface of the Great Lakes. Lasers, underwater robots and other innovative technologies are simplifying the discovery of and research about hundreds of shipwrecks at the bottom of the Great Lakes. Thunder […]

Michigan’s economy forecast to improve

Michigan’s economy will continue to recover at a moderate pace over the next two years, adding 132,600 jobs as overall employment in the state returns to a pre-recession level, according to the newest University of Michigan economic forecast released Friday. The report anticipates the state’s unemployment rate falling from 7.2% this September to 6.7% at […]