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Thursday Aug 28 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

The front lines of the medical marijuana fight

While the measures fall far short of legalization, the bills would remove some red tape caregivers say is hurting their business and their patients.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Life, Veteran Affairs, Grand Rapids, MI

Tue Aug 26, 2014

One Greenville carjacking suspect bound over to circuit court, two plead guilty

A 26-year-old Belding man suspected with two others in a West Michigan crime spree has been bound over to Montcalm County Circuit Court.


Related Topix: Greenville, MI, Belding, MI

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Bridge Magazine: A charter school for Michigan's rural poor closes

When fourth-grader Ian Matthews heard his school would close at the end of the last academic year, he said he asked his principal, "Why do they want to break people's hearts?" For Ian and more than 150 other students, Threshold Academy, a charter in rural Ionia County, had been a refuge from the constant reminders in other schools that they were ... (more)


Related Topix: Ionia County, MI, Central Michigan University, Family, Kids

Daily Press & Argus

Man sentenced for murder of Livingston County brother-in-law

A Montcalm County man was sentenced this morning to 40 to 100 years in prison for the murder of his brother-in-law found badly beaten in October.


Related Topix: Livingston County, MI

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Toledo Blade

Heavy storms roll through Mich.

Severe thunderstorms have pushed across Michigan's Lower Peninsula, creating wind gusts nearing 60 miles per hour in places, knocking down trees and dumping as much as 3.6 inches of rain.


Related Topix: Weather, Howard City, MI

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Police: After hiding in back of ex-girlfriend's car, man holes up 12 hours in her house

Police say a man hid in the back seat of his former girlfriend's car, assaulted her, then, after she stopped the car and fled, drove to her house and held police at bay for 12 hours before he surrendered.


Related Topix: Vestaburg, MI, Lakeview, MI, Mecosta County, MI

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

5 Things to know for Thursday, August 14

Police took a 40-year-old man from Vestaburg into custody on Wednesday following a 13-hour standoff.


Related Topix: Vestaburg, MI, Mecosta County, MI, Morley, MI

Wed Aug 13, 2014

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Tear gas brings 13 hour standoff to an end

Mecosta County Sheriff Todd Purcell said a 40-year-old man from Vestaburg was taken into custody following a 13 hour standoff on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Mecosta County, MI, Vestaburg, MI, Mecosta, MI, Morley, MI

Charter school for rural poor authorized by Central Michigan University closes

Principal Victoria Simon packing up her office at the Threshold Academy in Orleans after Central Michigan University closed down the charter school, citing a lack of academic progress.


Related Topix: Central Michigan University, Orleans, MI, Ionia County, MI, Family, Kids


Authorities release names of 2 dead in fiery crash

Authorities have released the names of two young men who died in a fiery single-vehicle crash in Montcalm County.


Related Topix: Six Lakes, MI

Mon Aug 11, 2014

WSJV-TV South Bend

Niles man reported missing, police say he suffers from mental disorders

The Niles Police Department is asking the public to help locate a missing person.


Related Topix: Niles, MI

Police identify teens killed in fiery Montcalm County crash

Police have identified two teenagers killed Monday when the car in which they were riding struck a tree and caught fire in Montcalm County.


Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Six Lakes, MI

Battle Creek Enquirer

Two teens killed, one hurt when car hits tree, catches fire in Montcalm County

Michigan State Police say the driver, a 19-year-old man from Six Lakes escaped the vehicle and was transported by Aero Med to Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids.


Related Topix: Six Lakes, MI, Spectrum Health, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

5 injured during head-on crash near Greenville

A northbound Toyota pick-up, driven by a 19-year-old Stanton man, crossed the center-line hitting a southbound Ford Winstar, driven by a 33-year-old Greenville woman, head-on, according to a Montcalm County Sheriff's Office news release.


WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

2 killed, 1 injured in fiery car crash in Montcalm County

Michigan State Police Troopers report that two people are dead and a third person is injured, after a car smashed into a tree and burst into flames.


Related Topix: Edmore, MI

Sun Aug 10, 2014

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Guy passed out at rave: a He didna t make me pass out on this floora

Ray Hulin, 27, who goes by the rap name "Ratchet" tells FOX 17 that the first time he realized he had become an internet sensation, he wasn't thrilled.


Lansing State Journal

Enrollment open for Mid-Michigan Health Plan

Mid-Michigan Health Plan membership is now open to residents with incomes below 150 percent of the federal poverty level .


Related Topix: Michigan, Medicaid, Health

Sun Aug 03, 2014

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Multiple injuries, sexual assault following Mecosta Co. a ravea attended by 2,000+ overnight

At a party police say was attended by more than 2,000 people overnight at a farm in Mecosta County, six people had to be hospitalized and one woman says she was sexually assaulted.


Related Topix: Mecosta, MI, Mecosta County, MI, Big Rapids, MI