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3 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago | 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

Sat Apr 12, 2014

MLive.com

Ottawa County township to propose per parcel road-funding fee

Residents of Park Township could be asked before the end of the year to approve a road-funding measure that would charge property owners a flat fee for each parcel they own.

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MLive.com

Man who dressed as woman to rob Hudsonville bank held on $200,000 bond

A 51-year-old Georgtown Township man who dressed as a woman and robbed a Hudsonville credit union on Friday has been charged with bank robbery and fleeing and alluding, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Hudsonville, MI

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Grand Haven Tribune

Flood watch for Ottawa County

The National Weather Service says rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected during that time, and rainfall of 1-3 inches may fall across the area.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood

WHTC

Flood Watch for West Michigan Begins Saturday at 2 P.M.

A Flood Watch is in effect for the Lakeshore beginning at 2 P.M. Saturday afternoon through Monday morning with as much as two inches of rain expected.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Weather

WHTC

Bank Robber Leads High Speed Chase Which Ends in Crash

A credit union robbery became a high speed chase this morning. The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department is reporting that the Community West Credit Union in Hudsonville was robbed about 10 A.M. by a man dressed as a woman.

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Related Topix: Hudsonville, MI

WOODTV.com

Honoring Betty Ford's legacy

The state liquor control commission on Friday suspended the liquor license of The B.O.B. for three days over the death of a customer last year, 24 Hour News 8 has learned.

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Related Topix: Hudsonville, MI

WOODTV.com

1 dead in crash between motorcycle, semi

The state liquor control commission on Friday suspended the liquor license of The B.O.B. for three days over the death of a customer last year, 24 Hour News 8 has learned.

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Related Topix: Hudsonville, MI

WOODTV.com

The B.O.B. in Grand Rapids

The state liquor control commission on Friday suspended the liquor license of The B.O.B. for three days over the death of a customer last year, 24 Hour News 8 has learned.

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Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MI, Hudsonville, MI

WOODTV.com

Credit union robbed, chase and crash follow

A motorcyclist who is suspected of robbing a credit union in Hudsonville led sheriff's deputies on a chase that resulted in a crash Friday morning in Ottawa County.

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Related Topix: Hudsonville, MI

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