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Saturday | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Two Vehicle Crash Sends Three People To The Hospital

TALLMADGE TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Three people were taken to a local Grand Rapids hospital after a two vehicle crash in Ottawa County.

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Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MI, Holland, MI

Saturday | Grand Haven Tribune

'We're their lifeline'

Although 7 million Americans have now signed up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act, a local free health clinic is seeing a continued need of its services.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance

Fri Apr 18, 2014

MLive.com

Zeeland schools notifying parents of road construction affecting the rest of the school year

Zeeland Public Schools notified parents Friday, April 18, that the Ottawa County Road Commission will begin road construction on Monday, April 28, that will affect the district for the remainder of the school year.

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Related Topix: Zeeland, MI

MLive.com

Sheriff's deputy cleared in Holland courthouse confrontation that left suspect with broken arm

A jury sided with an Ottawa County sheriff's deputy who was sued by a woman whose arm broke during an encounter in a holding area at Holland District Court.

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Related Topix: Holland, MI

MLive.com

Save the bees: 'Raging Granny' urges Grand Rapids to ban pesticide

City commissioners are non-committal, but intrigued by a resident's plea to ban certain pesticides linked to the health of bees.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Grand Rapids, MI, Kent County, MI, Entomology

MLive.com

Zeeland gets 'swatted': Call reporting robbers, gunshots, screams was hoax

The 911 call at first sounded serious - a caller reporting he had watched as two people entered a Zeeland home this week with guns drawn.

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Related Topix: Zeeland, MI, Holland, MI, Prison

Thu Apr 17, 2014

MLive.com

Holland leaders discuss 36-foot steel sculpture as part of public arts project

A 36-foot-high steel sculpture, symbolizing diversity and unity, could soon greet motorists traveling the River Avenue bridge that connects the Holland with its neighboring townships.

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Related Topix: Holland, MI

WSJM-AM Saint Joseph

Berrien County Prosecutor On Board With Service Dogs For Young, Vulnerable Witne

The Berrien County Prosecutor's Office is set to join several other prosecutor's offices in Michigan in a program that offers highly-trained service dogs to children and vulnerable adults being called to testify in court.

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Related Topix: Berrien County, MI, Bay County, MI

Grand Haven Tribune

Two injured in U.S. 31 crash

Two people suffered head injuries when their van rear-ended an ice truck at about 11:45 a.m. Thursday.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

WTKG-AM Grand Rapids

West MI Pastor Accused of Vacationing with Church's Money

Court documents say a West Michigan pastor who is facing embezzlement charges, used money from his former church without anyone knowing, to pay for vacation time.

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Related Topix: Grandville, MI, Hudsonville, MI

Detroit News

State looking into death at adult care facility in Jenison

State officials are looking into the apparent suffocation of a 100-year-old woman found between her mattress and bed rail at a western Michigan adult care home.

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Related Topix: Jenison, MI

Grand Haven Tribune

Monkey case arrest made

An arrest has been made in the stuffed monkey mystery discovered at a local storage unit on Monday.

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Related Topix: Grand Haven, MI

Tue Apr 15, 2014

MLive.com

Overnight snow likely was last chance to move up Grand Rapids' snowiest seasons

Winter reared its head into spring once again overnight in West Michigan, though those chances increasingly are becoming few and far between.

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Related Topix: Allendale, MI, Weather, Grandville, MI, Grand Rapids, MI

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Man, 45, in Critical Condition After Grand Haven Twp. Crash

A 45-year-old man is in critical condition Tuesday after a single-vehicle rollover crash in Grand Haven Township.

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Related Topix: Grand Haven, MI

MLive.com

Cross-dressing credit union robbery suspect scheduled for hearing in Hudsonville court

The man accused of dressing as a woman while robbing a credit union last week, then leading police on a 100-mph chase through Hudsonville, is slated for a court date on Wednesday, April 16. Todd Alan Kooiker, a 51-year-old Jenison man, is charged with armed robbery and fourth-degree fleeing and eluding a police officer.

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Related Topix: Hudsonville, MI, Jenison, MI, Prison

MLive.com

Woman who suffered broken arm in scuffle takes Ottawa County sheriff's deputy to trial

A woman who says an Ottawa County sheriff's deputy used excessive force while breaking her arm and dislocating her shoulder will share her story with a U.S. District Court jury beginning Tuesday, April 15. Leah Allyn Norton filed a federal lawsuit against Deputy Heather Stille after her humerus bone - the bone between the shoulder and elbow - was ... (more)

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Ottawa Co. Caseworker Sentenced For Embezzling From Disabled Man

A state worker from Ottawa County is sentenced to 30 days in jail for taking money from a disabled man from the Holland area.

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Related Topix: Holland, MI

Mon Apr 14, 2014

MLive.com

Elizabeth Smart to speak in Ottawa County at benefit for children's advocacy center

Elizabeth Smart, the Utah woman who was abducted from her home and held captive for nine months in one of the nation's most publicized kidnapping cases, will speak at a fundraiser next month for an Ottawa County organization that deals with child sexual abuse cases.

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Related Topix: Elizabeth Smart, Sundance Film Festival, Hudsonville, MI, Brian David Mitchell

Grand Haven Tribune

Former mental health worker sentenced

A former mental health worker will spend 30 days in jail for bilking a vulnerable adult client - a 62-year-old Grand Haven man - out of more than $4,500.

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Related Topix: Grand Haven, MI

Sun Apr 13, 2014

WHTC

Most of Lakeshore Escapes Wrath of Saturday Storms

A severe weather system raised havoc in Western Michigan on Saturday but most of it happened in the northern parts of the area.

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Related Topix: Weather, Muskegon, MI

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