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Friday | WHTC

Credit Card Thief from Plainwell Area Sought

The Allegan County Sheriffs Department is asking for the public's help in finding a fraud suspect.

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Related Topix: Plainwell, MI, Allegan County, MI, Kalamazoo, MI, Portage, MI

Thu Aug 28, 2014

MLive.com

Grand Rapids woman seriously injured after car hits tree in Barry County

A Grand Rapids woman was seriously injured after losing control of her car and striking a tree in Barry County.

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The Hastings Banner

Open Meetings Act ruling puts focus on governance / 8-28-14

Lauding a favorable ruling for the board by Special Prosecutor David E. Gilbert in an Open Meetings Act violation complaint brought by the Banner against the board May 20, Chair Joyce Snow and Vice Chair Jim DeYoung took the newspaper to task for lodging the complaint and for failing to report Gilbert's Aug. 15 ruling in the next edition of the ... (more)

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

MLive.com

Man, 19, killed in automobile crash in Barry County

A 19-year-old man was killed on Wednesday morning in Barry County after failing to yield at an intersection, deputies said.

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Related Topix: Wexford County, MI, Nashville, MI

MLive.com

Wexford County man, 19, killed in two-car crash in Barry County

A 19-year-old Wexford County man was killed and two others were seriously injured in a two-car crash Wednesday in Barry County.

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Related Topix: Wexford County, MI, Nashville, MI

Tue Aug 26, 2014

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

a Sasquatcha stolen, recovered along river

Witnesses say that on Aug. 16, two men, who were tubing along the river in Barry County, parked their tubes on shore and proceeded to remove the seven-foot silhouette from its stand.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Battle Creek Enquirer

Hospice Creates Healing Garden for Barry Community

Peaceful pathways and a soothing fountain provide a warm welcome to visitors of the new Barry Community Hospice Healing Garden.

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Related Topix: Hastings, MI

Wed Aug 20, 2014

MLive.com

Former Barry County jail guard, accused of sex-related crimes, ordered to stand trial

A former Barry County sheriff's jail deputy has been ordered to stand trial on sex-related charges involving female inmates.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

WSJV-TV South Bend

Storms hit southern Michigan, with 60 mph gusts

Severe thunderstorms have been pushing across Michigan's Lower Peninsula, creating wind gusts nearing 60 miles per hour in places, knocking down trees and dumping as much as 2.6 inches of rain.

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Related Topix: Weather, Michigan, Kent County, MI, Comstock Park, MI, Middleville, MI

Detroit Free Press

Editorial: With great police firepower comes great responsibility

Dundee police have a mine-resistant ambush vehicle. Barry County has not one, but five, grenade launchers.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Do police need grenade launchers, other military weapons? Officers say yes

Michigan police departments have armed themselves with grenade launchers, armored vehicles, automatic rifles and other equipment -- 128,000 items in all, worth an estimated $43 million -- under a federal program that allows police to obtain surplus gear free from the U.S. military.

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Related Topix: Michigan, 9, Riot, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul

Lansing State Journal

Michigan police also militarizing with free federal surplus gear

Michigan police departments have armed themselves with grenade launchers, armored vehicles, automatic rifles and other equipment -- 128,000 items in all, worth an estimated $43 million -- under a federal program that allows police to obtain surplus gear free from the U.S. military.

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Related Topix: Michigan, 9, Riot

Thu Aug 14, 2014

MLive.com

Man who used child porn to control attraction to children spotted near daycare, judge says

A man who says he used child pornography to control his sexual urges toward children is held without bond after he was spotted near a daycare.

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Related Topix: Kent County, MI

Sat Aug 09, 2014

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Husband of murder victim hopes to track down his wifea s convicted killer 45-years after the crime

Shirley Woods, a man from Barry County, said he is haunted by a crime that happened more than 40 years ago.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Fri Aug 08, 2014

WILX-TV Lansing

Barry Township Police Chief Resigns

The police chief of a small western Michigan community has resigned in the face of a performance review over his aggressive enforcement approach.

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Related Topix: Delton, MI

Thu Aug 07, 2014

The Hastings Banner

Shallow voting pool makes key primary election decisions / 8-7-14

Three tax renewal proposals passed by big margins and candidates for seats on the county commission and at the township and village level all won by comfortable margins thanks, in large part, to the paltry 19.33% voter turnout in Barry County.

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Wed Aug 06, 2014

MLive.com

Barry County sheriff's jail deputy accused of 'inappropriate behavior' with female inmates

A former sheriff's jail deputy will be in court later this month on sex-related charges involving female inmates.

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Tue Aug 05, 2014

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Chihuahua killed in backyard; owner wants answers

A Barry County woman is looking for answers, after her nine-year-old Chihuahua "Hershey" was killed in her backyard.

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Mon Aug 04, 2014

Battle Creek Enquirer

From 2010: Barry Township chief learned in Battle Creek

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the Battle Creek Enquirer on Jan. 10, 2010.

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Related Topix: Battle Creek, MI, Paw Paw, MI, Marshall, MI

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