William "Bill" Treml (d. November 2013) was a police reporter for the Ann Arbor News for 40 years.
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Veteran Ann Arbor News reporter Bill Treml dead at 88, Ann Arbor District Library "Old News" weblog, November 11, 2013
Veteran Ann Arbor News police reporter, William Treml, who retired in 1996 after 40 years at the paper, died Friday at age 88. Over the course of his distinguished career, Bill Treml earned a reputation as one Ann Arbor's best reporters, sometimes arriving to a crime scene with pen, paper, and camera in hand - and at least once in his pajamas. Treml covered some of our city's historic events, including the 1970 John Norman Collins trial and the 1960s UFO sightings. In 2011, we spoke with Treml about his career at the News and he recalled his toughest assignments as well as shared his personal memories of the friends he made along the way.
Longtime Ann Arbor News reporter Bill Treml dead at 88: 'The best reporter that this county has ever seen', Ann Arbor News, November 11, 2013
Among the major stories Treml covered for The Ann Arbor News were the John Norman Collins case and the murders at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System in the 1970s. Former colleague Andy Chapelle said Treml was always one of the first people at crime scenes because his sources trusted him with sensitive information. “He would be the first one getting a call when a body was found,” Chapelle said.