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Justine Lofton


Des Moines, IA, United States

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Past articles by Justine:

Michigan zoo celebrates birth of rare eastern bongo calf

For this critically endangered antelope species “each birth is special.” → Read More

Cruise ships to return to Great Lakes for record-breaking 2023 season

One will have nearly 100 calls. → Read More

$159M in Great Lakes projects included in Biden’s proposed budget

One study would identify coastal areas vulnerable to high-water events and find ways to shore them up. → Read More

Charges dismissed in case of woman pulling gun on Black family in Chipotle parking lot

A video of the incident went viral in 2020. → Read More

Man accused of threatening to kill children of university professors

“I will kill their children,” he allegedly said in an email. → Read More

154-year-old lighthouse with ‘commanding view’ of Mackinac Bridge to be restored

McGulpin Point Lighthouse is south of the bridge, minutes from I-75. → Read More

Jet’s Pizza’s Pi Day deal celebrates ‘math and pizza’

Here’s how to get a discount on March 14, affectionately known as Pi Day. → Read More

Boy, 13, charged in shooting near Michigan elementary school

The juvenile is charged with assault with intent to murder and other felonies. → Read More

Michigan law firm pleads no contest to stealing from clients

The lawyers are accused of filing fraudulent documents in courts that allowed them to seize their clients’ assets. → Read More

14-mile trail connecting 2 Northern Michigan towns to open new section

The Boyne City to Charlevoix Trail is now in phase three of five. → Read More

Boating season is coming: Here’s how to recycle boat shrink-wrap

It’s easy, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. → Read More

How to ride Michigan’s 4,000 miles of ORV trails for free

There will be two weekends this summer when an ORV license or permit will not be required. → Read More

Michigan man allegedly disguised 18,000 potent fentanyl pills as oxycodone

Police seized about $450,000 worth of the pills. → Read More

Former Michigan teacher accused of sexually assaulting teen in airplane

Over the course of the alleged abuse, he repeatedly said to her, “I hope I’m not grooming you.” → Read More

Boy, 14, arrested after shooting near 2 Michigan schools

A 40-year-old man was shot multiple times. → Read More

Driver loses control, crashes into Michigan State Police car with emergency lights on

The patrol car was parked during a highway crash investigation. → Read More

Historic Princess booking Lake Michigan shoreline cruises for 2023 season

The former Mackinac Island ferry sails out of Manistee. → Read More

Mancino’s manager allegedly embezzled $130K by back-entering rewards

He was the general manager of two Traverse City Mancino's stores. → Read More

Careless driver hits parked patrol car during highway crash investigation

The patrol car was parked on the highway to ensure drivers would see troopers investigating a crash. → Read More

Former Michigan State basketball star Keith Appling gets decades in prison for fatal shooting

He pleaded guilty in February to second-degree murder. → Read More