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  • Memorial ride planned Saturday for victim in farming accident

    CALEDONIA, Mich. — A memorial bike ride is planned for Saturday to honor a West Michigan man killed in an industrial accident last month. Dan Hibma died back on July 29 while trying to clean a grain elevator while working. In response, a place that was near and dear to him The Caledonia Family Tavern has decided to put together a memorial bike ride. Registration starts at 10:30 Saturday morning and kickstands are expected to go up by noon. Tickets […]

  • Mostly sunny sky Monday with temperatures in the lower 80s

    WEST MICHIGAN – Monday will have a mostly sunny sky and temperatures in the lower 80s. West Michigan will stay dry for the first two days of this week with high pressure in demand. The 4th of July holiday also looks beautiful with a sunny sky. The beach and lake shore are the places to be for the end of this extended holiday weekend. Water temperatures are in the upper 60s with plenty of sunshine. Monday winds will be out […]

  • New research shows an uptick in ticks

    DANBURY — Data collected by Connecticut researchers shows an uptick in ticks and a heightened Lyme Disease risk. Researchers at Western Connecticut State University say there are sharply higher levels of deer ticks in the region. In its weekly sampling for deer ticks – a common carrier of Lyme Disease and other illnesses – the Tick-Borne Disease Prevention Laboratory has collected the most amount of ticks since 2011. The Western lab has been monitoring the deer tick populations in Danbury, […]

  • Watch police officers try out #CopRomper fashion

    ARLINGTON, Va. — Even police officers need to be stylish while on the job! The Washington Post reported that several police departments in Arlington, Va., are jokingly debating rompers for men as a viable alternative to traditional uniforms. A video from a couple of L.A. police cops named Deputy Hookem and Deputy Bookem originally sparked the discussion. Arlington police  also coined the hashtag #copromper, which is quickly gaining popularity on the Internet. In one tweet, the Arlington Police Department posted, “Happy […]

  • Soups being recalled over lack of inspection

      WASHINGTON —  You might want to check your cabinets for any Cauldron Soups that are made of beef broth. Cauldron Soups, LLC, which markets its products as Cauldron Broths, is recalling the soups because they were never federally inspected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service. The recall includes a total of five different products, according to a press release: 24-fl. oz. individual plastic pouches containing “Vital Choice GRASS-FED BEEF BONE BROTH” with best by dates 1/15/2018, […]

  • Michigan mental health hospital sued over tired employees

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A lawsuit filed on behalf of hundreds of involuntary patients at a Michigan mental health hospital says mandatory overtime for employees is endangering patients. The federal complaint argues the rules lead to exhausted employees who are unable to control some patients’ violent behavior, according to the Detroit News. Lawyers are seeking class-action status to cover the center’s more than 600 patients, and say changes would also protect employees. A spokesman for the Michigan Department of Health […]

  • Attorney Ethics Rules

    Michigan attorney are obligated to follow the Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct. These rules are standards of ethics that help lawyers make proper decisions when representing clients. Some examples of attorney ethics rules are: • “A lawyer shall keep a client reasonably informed about the status of a matter and comply promptly with reasonable requests for information.” • “A lawyer shall not represent a client if the representation of that client will be directly adverse to another client.” From time […]

  • Help a West Michigan band get to the 75th Pearl Harbor Parade

    DELTON, Mich. – A West Michigan high school band could be soon marching its way to the 2017 Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade but the students need your help and donations to get them to Hawaii. The Delton-Kellogg High School marching band has been selected to participate in December’s parade, commemorating the 75th anniversary of WWII. Thousands of people from around the world will travel to Hawaii for the event including many school groups from all over, too. The school says the trip […]

  • Portage firefighter injured battling house fire

    PORTAGE, Mich. — A Portage firefighter was injured Friday after crews spent nearly five hours extinguishing a fire at a single-family home. The fire, which remains under investigation, broke out around 3 p.m. in the 7900 block of Engel Ct. Upon arrival, crews found smoke coming from the roof of the home and later determined it was coming from the attic. No word on what caused the fire or just how much damage the blaze caused. The firefighter injured suffered a minor […]