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  • Mahtook helps Tigers end 8-game skid, beat Padres 7-5

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mikie Mahtook drove in three runs including a tiebreaking two-run single in the ninth inning to help the Detroit Tigers snap an eight-game losing streak with a 7-5 win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday. After Detroit twice erased deficits earlier in the game, Mahtook sent an opposite-field single into right against Padres closer Brandon Maurer (0-4) that scored Ian Kinsler and Justin Upton. Bruce Rondon (1-1) pitched a scoreless eighth to earn the victory. […]

  • Two Decatur teens gunned down in Tennessee drug deal

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A 15-year-old suspect is being sought and a 17-year-old is in jail for killing two West Michigan teenagers in Knoxville on Thursday. Police said Rico “Little Rico” Cook, 15,  turned himself around 10:35 a.m. Sunday morning. He had the following warrants out for his arrest — two for first-degree murder, one for attempted first-degree murder and three for especially aggravated robbery.charged. A second suspect, Deon Nolbert, 17, has been arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder, […]

  • Homeless college students a growing concern on campuses

    DETROIT (AP) — Jennifer Carr knows she’s not the profile of a typical college student. The Detroit-area woman is 37 and has battled alcohol and heroin addiction. She’s also been homeless in the past and even now is categorized as someone who is precariously housed. Carr’s story is not unusual. Studies suggest thousands of students at community colleges nationwide could be considered homeless or precariously housed, either because they have been thrown out of home, evicted, or sleep in a […]

  • More boat safety enforcement in Michigan for 4th of July

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan law enforcement plan increased enforcement of boating safety laws as the Fourth of July holiday approaches. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says this year’s Operation Dry Water campaign runs from June 30 to July 2. The agency says hazardous accidents can happen when boating is combined with alcohol and drug use. Officials are asking boaters to operate watercraft while they’re sober, wear a life jacket and take boating safety courses. Lt. Tom Wanless is […]

  • 8-year-old boy dies after dry drowning at pool party

    GEORGETOWN TWP., Mich. — A young boy is dead after dry drowning caused him to sink to the bottom of a pool in Ottawa County. Mekhi Davon Ivy, 8, was pulled from a pool in the Sunningdale subdivision in Georgetown Township Saturday afternoon and rushed to the hospital, where he later died Sunday. Erika Ivy, Mekhi’s mother, tells FOX 17 he was at a pool party celebrating the end of the school year at a classmate’s house. Mekhi was swimming […]

  • US Rep. Moolenaar asks Gov. Snyder to seek FEMA flood aid

    MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar and several other officials are asking Gov. Rick Snyder to seek federal emergency aid for central Michigan counties hard-hit by flooding. Moolenaar, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and six other state and local officials said Sunday they want Snyder to request an emergency declaration from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for Midland, Isabella and other effected counties. Schuette says the flooding sparked by heavy rains has heavily damaged hundreds of homes, businesses, […]

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    21-year-old found dead on train tracks

    GALIEN VILLAGE, Mich. — Deputies in Berrien County are investigating after a pedestrian was hit and killed by a train. It happened late Saturday night around 10:30 p.m. near the intersection on Main and Elgin Street. The victim originally was identified as a 22-year-old man. However, he later was identified as Christopher Herman, 21, of Galien. There is no word on what led up to the incident.

  • Colorado man says he was kicked off flight for being overweight

    DENVER (FOX NEWS)  — A Colorado man was kicked off a Spirit Airline flight that was returning from Las Vegas, Nevada. Joey Cordova says he was trying to be a courteous passenger by booking two seats for his flight due to his size. He said, “I am a big person and I know one seat wouldn’t fit for me and to be comfortable I wanted to have two seats.” His plan backfired after Spirit overbooked the flight. He says the […]

  • World’s Largest Dog Wash returns to Fifth Third Ballpark to benefit Gilda’s club

    COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. — Fifth Third Ballpark is going to look more like a giant doggy bath Sunday for the 15th annual World’s Largest Dog Wash. The event, which begins at 10 a.m. and goes until 2 p.m., is part of the West Michigan Whitecaps’ Dog Day festivities raising money for the Gilda’s Club in Grand Rapids. A $10 minimum donation will get your pup the full service- wash, dry and a fresh shave. Expect some pet contests to later […]