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Traverse City Michigan

Popular Vacation Destination Fights 'Festival Fatigue'

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 10.24.2013 | Detroit

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Lou Colombo insists he's no Grinch and enjoys festivals. But so many were held along this Lake M...

Here's How We Built a Movie Theater for the People -- and Why the MPAA Says It's #1 in the World

Michael Moore | Posted 08.05.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Moore

This past week, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) posted on their web site a list of what they believe are some of the best movie theaters in the world. And listed as #1 is the historic State Theatre of Traverse City, Michigan, an incredible movie palace.

I Built a Movie Theater -- and a Film Festival -- and I'd Like You to Come to It

Michael Moore | Posted 09.14.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Moore

I had this epiphany: what would a movie theater look like if it were designed, built and run by the people who actually make the movies?

Businesses That Change Lives

Jim Gibbons | Posted 02.26.2012 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

While the job market and small business climate may continue to look bleak, it is inspiring to hear stories about booming innovative social enterprises, even in the worst of times.

'Gay Apparel' Scandal: Michigan Music Teacher Slammed For 'Deck The Halls' Update

Posted 12.06.2011 | Gay Voices

A Michigan music teacher's decision to censor the word "gay" from a traditional Christmas carol is being met with a frosty response. The teacher, ...

Eating Traverse City: Part II

Anna Watson Carl | Posted 01.11.2012 | Travel
Anna Watson Carl

After breakfast, we hopped in the car to go explore Leelanau Peninsula, a sprawling area area northeast of Traverse City that stretches from Grand Traverse Bay to Lake Michigan.

Eating Traverse City: Part I

Anna Watson Carl | Posted 01.04.2012 | Travel
Anna Watson Carl

I'd always thought of Michigan as a place to visit people, a place for reunions, not a destination.

WATCH: Michigan Town Pulls Off City-Wide Lip Dub

Posted 10.01.2011 | Comedy

Many of us wish life was more like a movie, but the residents of Traverse City, Mich., made that wish a reality at least for a day. In an impressi...

Pilot killed when plane crashes into Ind. field

AP | RICK CALLAHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ALBANY, Ind. — A single-engine plane crashed into an Indiana field on Wednesday after the pilot, who was seen slumped over, lost consciousness and the aircraft started flying out of control, officials said.

Military officials do not believe the crash was terrorism-related but said the pilot may have had a health problem or have been suffering from a lack of oxygen. After air traffic controllers lost contact with the pilot, F-16s from Indiana National Guard intercepted the plane and followed it for about an hour until it crashed.

Indiana State Police Sgt. Rod Russell said the pilot, who was the only person aboard the plane, died in the crash. No one on the ground was injured in the crash, and no other details were immediately available about the pilot.

David Lykins, 54, of Muncie said he and his nephew were doing construction work when they saw the plane fly in three circles overhead, then tilt on its side with the wings pointed down and crash into trees on the edge of the field.

"I didn't know what to think. I knew whoever was in it didn't have control of it," he said.

EPA Considering Taking Up Forgotten Fight In Great Lakes

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency says the Obama administration will reconsider rules that critics say ...