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  • Flood clean-up kits to be handed out in Kalamazoo County

    KALAMZOO COUNTY, Mich. — Some relief is coming to people affected by February flooding across West Michigan. People living in Kalamazoo County will be given clean-up kits and a few tools thanks to the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army. The kits will be handed out Wednesday, Feb. 28, 12-6 p.m. at the Lakewood Fire Station, 3100 E. Lake Street in Kalamazoo Township. Crews are also expected to assess the damage in Kalamazoo County sometime Wednesday.

  • Michigan man arrested after caller threatens to kill CNN employees

    (CNN) — Authorities arrested a Michigan man last week after he allegedly called CNN several times, threatening to kill employees at the network’s Atlanta, Georgia, headquarters, according to a federal affidavit. Brandon Griesemer made 22 calls to CNN on January 9 and January 10 and four calls, which were recorded, contained threats, according to the affidavit, which was unsealed Friday. Griesemer, whose age was not given, also made disparaging statements about Jewish people, African-Americans and the network in several calls, […]

  • Know the Law – Who is a vehicle owner?

    The law defines a vehicle “owner” as: A person, firm, association or corporation renting a motor vehicle or having the exclusive use thereof, under a lease or otherwise, for a period greater than 30 days A person who holds the legal title of a vehicle A person who has the immediate right of possession of a vehicle under an installment sale contract A vehicle owner is liable for the negligent acts of the person driving the vehicle. In Michigan, liability […]

  • Anti-gerrymandering group defies odds with 2018 ballot drive

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An all-volunteer group of activists has defied the odds by collecting hundreds of thousands of voter signatures for a 2018 initiative to overhaul redistricting in Michigan — without having to pay a dime for a signature. It’s a rarity in state politics outside of anti-abortion ballot drives, which have had a large base of support within churches and crucial organizational backing from Right to Life and other organizations. Voters Not Politicians, a ballot committee opposed to […]

  • Michigan priest ordered to trial on embezzlement charges

    MASON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan priest who lives at a property worth more than $1 million was ordered to trial Friday on embezzlement charges. Rev. Jonathan Wehrle is charged with six counts of embezzling $100,000 or more from St. Martha Church in Okemos, east of Lansing. Judge Donald Allen heard evidence over four days and said there was enough to send the priest to trial. Auditors have said more than $5 million is missing from the Roman Catholic parish. […]

  • Semi driver hospitalized after rollover crash

    BLENDON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office says a semi-truck driver was hospitalized after crashing into the back of a vehicle and rolling over into a ditch. It happened Friday on 72nd Avenue just north of Bauer Road. Deputies say a woman was driving on 72nd Avenue and was waiting to turn into a driveway when a semi-driver crashed into the back of her car, sending the rig off the road and into a ditch. According to deputies, […]

  • 3 injured when tree falls on ice cream truck

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — An ice cream truck driver and two customers were injured Saturday after a tree fell on top of it. This happened around 5:30 p.m. in the area of Springmont and Barnard in Kalamazoo. Police say the driver was trying to get ice cream from a cooler for the two young customers when it happened. The driver was pinned momentarily… but all three are expected to be okay. Power was knocked out to some nearby homes but has […]

  • Study: Auto insurers illegally charge women more in Michigan

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A group defending Michigan’s auto insurance system says it has uncovered instances of insurers illegally selling more expensive policies to women and widowed drivers, raising questions about state oversight of rating practices as the industry pushes lawmakers to contain high premiums. State law prohibits insurance companies from basing rates on sex or marital status. But an expert for the Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault — a group of health care providers and plaintiffs’ attorneys — said at […]

  • New Michael Jackson album to be released this fall, just in time for Halloween

    (CNN) — A new 13-track album of some of Michael Jackson’s songs will be released on September 29. Days after Jackson’s official Twitter account sent out a teaser, Sony Music confirmed on Wednesday the album’s upcoming release, saying that “Michael Jackson SCREAM” is “a collection of 13 of his all-time most electrifying and danceable tracks including ‘Ghosts,’ ‘Torture,’ ‘Thriller,’ and ‘Dirty Diana.'” The highlight of the album is “Blood on The Dance Floor X Dangerous,” a newly-created mash-up of five […]