Muskegon County Newswire

Muskegon County Newswire

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  1. Mom overdoses on heroin with child in car for 3 hours: prosecutorRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | MLive.com

    A child is believed to have been left unattended in a car for three hours while her mother and another woman were passed out from a heroin overdose. The child's mother, Lacie Marie Collins of Twin Lake in Muskegon County, has been charged with second-degree child abuse for the incident that occurred at a Muskegon city park in February, according to court records.

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  2. Police Report Silent Observer 72-CRIMERead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | White Lake Beacon

    ... is .08. He was also charged with driving while license suspended and improper plates. He was taken to the Muskegon County jail. a At 11:09 a.m., damage to a mailbox was reported in the 8900 block of Pullman Street. The mailbox was detached from its ...

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  3. Michigan man sentenced in gas station clerk's slayingRead the original story

    Yesterday | CBS 3 Springfield

    A 48-year-old man serving life in prison for killing a jogger in 2014 was sentenced to another mandatory life term on Monday for the kidnapping and slaying of a Michigan gas station clerk a year earlier. Jeffrey Willis cried as he told a Muskegon County courtroom that he was innocent in the case of 25-year-old Jessica Heeringa, who went missing in 2013 from a gas station in Norton Shores, near Grand Rapids.

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  4. Jeffrey Willis sentenced to life in prison for murder of Jessica HeeringaRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    ... of lady justice," said Willis reading his statement. Willis is still awaiting trial on that abduction, but Muskegon County Prosecutor D.J. Hilson says he has to speak with people, including victims, about whether to continue to pursue or drop these ...

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  5. Jeffrey Willis tearfully declares innocence in Jessica Heeringa deathRead the original story

    Monday | MLive.com

    Before being sentenced to life in prison without parole for Jessica Heeringa's murder, Jeffrey Willis declared his innocence in a tearful, rambling statement in Muskegon County court Monday. Willis took shots at numerous individuals, including his attorney, the prosecutor, police investigators, jurors and the media.

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  6. Jeffrey Willis Sentenced For Murder Of Gas Station ClerkRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | WSJM-AM Saint Joseph

    He's already serving life in prison without parole for one murder, and now 48-year-old Jeffrey Willis of Muskegon has a second identical sentence. That was handed down Monday in a Muskegon County courtroom for the death of 25-year-old gas station clerk Jessica Heeringa in 2013.

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  7. Jeffrey Willis sentencing today for Jessica Heeringa murderRead the original story

    Monday | MLive.com

    ... life sentence for the 2014 murder of jogger Rebekah Bletsch , for which he was convicted in November 2017. Muskegon County Prosecutor D.J. Hilson said he didn't know if Heeringa's family members would be present to make victim impact statements. ...

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  8. Northbound U.S. 31 in Muskegon County reopens after crashRead the original story

    Friday Jun 15 | MLive.com

    The crash involved several vehicle and three people were taken for hospital treatment, according to Muskegon Township Fire Chief Dave Glotzbach. It was reported at 10:18 a.m. June 15, he said.

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  9. Man pleads to prostituting 15-year-old at West Michigan hotelRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 14 | MLive.com

    Mitchell James Hodges entered his plea on Tuesday, June 12. The specific charge is human trafficking of a minor for commercial sexual activity, which is a felony carrying a maximum sentence of 20 years. In return for his plea, the Muskegon County Prosecutor's office agreed to a sentence of seven years and to dismiss two other cases against Hodges for marijuana and methamphetamine possession and writing bad checks.

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  10. 4 injured in single-vehicle crash in Muskegon Co.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 14 | WOODTV.com

    It happened around 6:30 p.m. on Raymond Road near Blue Lake Road in Blue Lake Township, north of Muskegon. The Muskegon County Sheriff's Office said a Chevrolet Trailblazer was traveling westbound on Raymond Road when the driver lost control, went off the road and struck some trees.

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  11. 4 injured in Muskegon County crash involving treeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 14 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    It happened Wednesday just before 6:27 p.m. on westbound Raymond Road, just east of Blue Lake Road in Muskegon County. Deputies with the Muskegon County sheriff's office say the driver, who has not been identified, was traveling eastbound on Raymond Road, lost control and went off the roadway and into some trees.

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  12. 4 hurt, 1 critically, after SUV hits trees in rural Muskegon CountyRead the original story

    Monday Jun 4 | MLive.com

    The crash occurred Wednesday evening.

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  13. Inmate who helps authorities asks for freedomRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 12 | WOODTV.com

    ... backing of powerful law enforcement people, including the former head of the Detroit FBI office and even the Muskegon County prosecutor who put him behind bars. His work with law enforcement has also made him a target. He's been beaten, poisoned and ...

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  14. A public hearing to consider the possible parole of Dalvin Jones, #277712Read the original story

    Tuesday Jun 12 | State of Michigan

    ... Over 650 Grams or More-Conspiracy. He was sentenced on December 30, 1998 out of Muskegon County. Brian J. Shipman, Member of the Michigan Parole Board, will conduct the hearing under the provisions of the Lifer Law, MCLA 791.234. By statute, ...

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  15. Driver accused of hitting, killing child had no licenseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 11 | WRIC-TV Richmond

    ... at least eight times within the past three years. Half of the incidents occurred within the past year. Muskegon County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Tim Maat says because Welch is being charged as a habitual offender, he faces up to 30 years in prison ...

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  16. Suspect in fatal hit-and-run facing two feloniesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 11 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    The Muskegon County Prosecutor's Office says a suspect in a fatal hit and run over the weekend is facing at least two felonies. Dakota Welch, 19, faces two felony counts in the death of Taylor Davis, 6, on Sunday at 6th and Maplewood in Muskegon Heights.

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  17. Man chases down suspect after 6-year-old killed in MI hit-and-runRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 11 | WIS-TV Columbia

    Taylor Davis was riding her bike with her cousins when a man driving an SUV allegedly hit her. MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, MI The family of a 6-year-old girl in Michigan is no longer celebrating her kindergarten graduation but is instead mourning her death following an alleged hit-and-run.

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  18. The Latest: Michigan man faces murder charge in 2014 deathRead the original story

    May 25, 2016 | Paradise Post

    ... him. Jeffrey Willis appeared in court Wednesday without an attorney, which is typical at arraignments. The Muskegon County judge entered not guilty pleas on Willis' behalf. He will get a court-appointed attorney. The 46-year-old Willis was arrested ...

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  19. Man to spend up to 41 years in prison for raping teenRead the original story

    Friday Jun 8 | MLive.com

    Brett Len Schultz, 40, of Dalton Township in Muskegon County was sentenced to a minimum of 16 years and maximum of 41 years in prison by Muskegon County Circuit Judge Timothy Hicks. He was given credit for 238 days.

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  20. Taste of Muskegon Offers Kid-Safety DayMUSKEGON (WHTC-AM/FM) -- Taste ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 5 | WHTC

    Starting at 11 a.m., Muskegon Heights' fire trucks, the smokehouse, Pro Med's ambulance and Muskegon County Sheriff's operations vehicle and K-9 unit will offer kids opportunities to interact with local safety teams. Other additions to the Kids Zone include meet-and-greet opportunities with local sports teams, Noah's Project craft tent, and Muskegon Winter Sports Complex's portable luge.

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