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Politics

Child care workers rip pricey, glitchy computer system

Child care workers rip pricey, glitchy computer system"We're spending a lot more time in the office, on the computer, and not where we need to be, seeing children and assuring safety."
  • Politics
  • 13 minutes ago
Local

Woman fatally stabs dog after bite to the face

Woman fatally stabs dog after bite to the faceA Hastings woman said she was petting the dog on her lap when it attacked her for no apparent reason. She was able to reach a pocket knife and stabbed the dog three times in its mid-section.
  • Local
  • 1 hour, 20 minutes ago
Muskegon

A look inside Muskegon's spectacular Lake Mich. ice caves

A look inside Muskegon's spectacular Lake Mich. ice cavesJeremy Church recorded video as he explored a series of ice caves near Pere Marquette Beach Saturday. The caves are located near the south pier head and include dazzling icicles and ice structures inside.
  • Muskegon
  • 18 hours, 54 minutes ago
Nation Now

Weasel photographed flying on woodpecker's back

Weasel photographed flying on woodpecker's backYou have to see it to believe it.
  • Nation Now
  • 7 hours, 43 minutes ago
News

Michigan officials seek frog, toad survey volunteers

Michigan officials seek frog, toad survey volunteersState looks for volunteers to count frogs & toads
  • News
  • 6 hours, 1 minute ago
Crime

Man charged with sexual abuse at day care center

Man charged with sexual abuse at day care centerA 46-year-old southwestern Michigan man has been charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse at a home-based day care.
  • Crime
  • 2 hours, 55 minutes ago
Crime

Porn-peddling grandmother gets 30 years for 'depravity'

Porn-peddling grandmother gets 30 years for 'depravity'Battle Creek woman convicted of "horrific'' crimes at motels
  • Crime
  • 4 hours, 56 minutes ago
News

Woman pleads guilty for bomb threat at Woodland Mall

Woman pleads guilty for bomb threat at Woodland MallThreat of bomb in parking lot phoned in after the mall had closed
  • News
  • 4 hours, 35 minutes ago
Wyoming

Rapid bus slides off Division Ave.

Rapid bus slides off Division Ave.Slippery roads are causing problems for all sorts of vehicles, including Rapid buses.
  • Wyoming
  • 2 hours, 41 minutes ago
Local

Southbound US-131 reopens in Allegan Co.

Southbound US-131 reopens in Allegan Co.The accident happened around 12:20 p.m. Monday at 124th Avenue (Exit 59), near Shelbyville and involved a semi truck.
  • Local
  • 2 hours, 56 minutes ago
Kalamazoo

Missing Kalamazoo man found safe in Battle Creek

Missing Kalamazoo man found safe in Battle CreekIsrael Gonzalez, 69, was last seen around 11 a.m. Monday.
  • Kalamazoo
  • 3 hours, 56 minutes ago
Nation Now

Raising Zay: A family's journey with a transgender child

Raising Zay: A family's journey with a transgender childFour in 10 transgender teens in the United States attempt suicide. Leelah Alcorn's death was a clarion call for the transgender community. This is Zay Crawford's story.
  • Nation Now
  • 2 hours, 20 minutes ago
Lakeshore

Great Lakes ice cover over 88%, more than last year

Great Lakes ice cover over 88%, more than last yearIt's the second straight tough winter for Great Lakes shipping, and the lakes altogether were 88.3% ice-covered as of Sunday — more than the 86% ice cover on the lakes on March 1, 2014, amid a winter with record snowfall and near-record frigid temperatures.
  • Lakeshore
  • 7 hours, 52 minutes ago
Watchdog

Muskegon, Montcalm counties add Smart911 program

Muskegon, Montcalm counties add Smart911 programTwo more Michigan counties have added Smart911 to their dispatch centers.
  • Watchdog
  • 9 hours, 15 minutes ago
Plainfield

Woman hit by car on Plainfield Ave.

Woman hit by car on Plainfield Ave.Police say three people were attempting to cross Plainfield when two stopped and turned around. The third woman was struck by a car.
  • Plainfield
  • 4 hours, 2 minutes ago
Muskegon

Power restored to 4,000 in North Muskegon

Power restored to 4,000 in North MuskegonConsumers Energy crews have restored power to about 4,000 residents along the north side of Muskegon Lake.
  • Muskegon
  • 5 hours, 18 minutes ago
Walker

Laser treatments helping dog injured by trap

Laser treatments helping dog injured by trapA dog who was badly hurt after getting his leg stuck in a trap continues recovering. Vets say since last week Thursday, Chuck is already 75 percent healed and he'll only get better.
  • Walker
  • 4 hours, 48 minutes ago
News

Newaygo Co. Sheriff: No quotas for tickets or arrests

Newaygo Co. Sheriff: No quotas for tickets or arrestsThe Newaygo County Sheriff is responding to concerns over a video posted on social media involving one of his deputies and an illegal ticket and arrest quota.
  • News
  • 7 hours, 43 minutes ago
News

GRPD officer resigns after being charged with rape

GRPD officer resigns after being charged with rapeGrand Rapids police officer resigned after being charged with CSC
  • News
  • 18 hours, 55 minutes ago
Wyoming

Prosecutor: Officers justified in deadly Wyoming shooting

Prosecutor: Officers justified in deadly Wyoming shootingProsecutor William Forsyth says two Wyoming officers and a plainclothes Kentwood detective acted in self defense after Alan James fired multiple rounds.
  • Wyoming
  • 5 hours, 45 minutes ago
Muskegon

Skilled labor shortage predicted in Muskegon County

Skilled labor shortage predicted in Muskegon CountyManufacturers in Muskegon County say they're seeing signs of a skilled labor shortage and that has the potential to impact their future growth.
  • Muskegon
  • 18 hours, 53 minutes ago
Plainfield

Anna's House to open Grandville restaurant

Anna's House to open Grandville restaurantAs flapjack lovers across the country celebrate National Pancake Day, local breakfast haunt Anna's House announced the pending opening of a new location.
  • Plainfield
  • 7 hours, 40 minutes ago
Education

School board members refuse to resign over Chad Curtis case

School board members refuse to resign over Chad Curtis caseSome community members have asked two board members who supported Curtis to step down.
  • Education
  • 9 hours, 49 minutes ago
Crime

UPDATE: 2 abducted Indiana teens recovered

UPDATE: 2 abducted Indiana teens recoveredAn Amber Alert was issued for Aaron Blackwell, 16, and his sister, Emma Blackwell, 13. Both teens are now safe.
  • Crime
  • 14 hours, 25 minutes ago
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