| Jan 15, 2013
| 6:36 AM
When a Ripley's Believe It or Not! agent offered to buy his artwork, former Petoskey resident Scott Buckmaster didn't believe it.
"I didn't think I stood a chance," he said.
Buckmaster's playing-card collage triptych, "Jokers," was on display during the...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 6:23 AM
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Police say a woman is safe after reportedly being abducted at gunpoint by a man in a parking lot at Central Michigan University and then driven away in her SUV.
Campus police say the abduction is believed to have...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 1:01 PM
With the hint of a smile, a twinkle in his eye, and a sense of humor, retired teacher Donald Wayne Nelson, 91, who has taught every grade level from kindergarten through college, said that his favorite grade level was "always the one I was teaching at the...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 8:45 AM
Part of the whirlwind of legislation considered during the outgoing Congress’ lame duck session was legislation that would designate the gray wolf a game species.
Opponents of the legislation think the move comes too soon after the wolf was...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 2:14 AM
SOUTH BEND -- Guarantees aren’t issued with helmets and shoulder pads.
Every high school football player is always one play away from the end of his career.
An unspoken code within the inner sanctum of the locker room won’t allow for...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 6:51 AM
Eric Gaertner, former Petoskey resident and reporter for the Petoskey News-Review, recently released his first book, "Torn in Two: The True Story of the Carl D. Bradley Sinking and the Challenges for Those Left Behind."
The nonfiction work uses Gaertner'...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 8:44 AM
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a man suspected of abducting and raping a Central Michigan University student has been fatally shot after a chase by police miles away.
Isabella County Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski says the woman was...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 2:55 PM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan prisons spokesman says a parole board had no clear reason to reject a freedom request from a convict who later raped a college student and tried to burn down the house where she fled.
Authorities say a sheriff's...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 9:46 AM
ISABELLA COUNTY -- While the second half of Eric Lee Ramsey's harrowing crime spree took place while Otsego County was sleeping early Thursday morning, the first half terrifyingly played out Wednesday night in and around Mount Pleasant.
| May 6, 2013
| 1:55 PM
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Authorities in Mount Pleasant say they responded to about 40 fire calls in recent days in areas where Central Michigan University students live.
Police say the fires started Thursday night and others were reported...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 3:07 AM
PELLSTON — Ben Schley wears many different hats.
A physical education and health teacher at Pellston High School, Schley is also the head varsity football coach and the junior varsity boys basketball coach.
Now, in yet another sports season for...