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  • Allegan Co. man out nearly more than one thousand dollars after hiring contractor via Craigslist

    ALLEGAN COUNTY, Mich. — A man from Allegan County claims a contractor who he hired through Craigslist ripped him off. Michael Fillmore, said he hired Joshua Tyra to install a furnace in his home on Big Lake in Hopkins. He said Tyra came out to his home and gave great detail about how he would complete the job. “He came on site to check on the house to see if it was a viable option,” Fillmore said. “He pointed out […]

  • Battle Creek chooses Rebecca Fleury as new city manager

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — In a 5 to 4 vote, city commissioners in Battle Creek elected Rebecca Fleury as the new city manager Tuesday. She took the lead over current interim city manager, Susan Bedsole, who has held down the position for the past seven months since Ken Tsuchiyama retired in February. Prior to the vote, Mayor Dave Walters expressed his support for Bedsole to remain on the job. “She continues–notice the magic word: continues, hasn’t just done this since she’s […]

  • Neighbors:Kids breaking curfew, fighting, damaging property in Muskegon

    MUSKEGON, Mich. — It’s more than just bad manners. Folks in one Muskegon neighborhood are fed up with children fighting, staying out past the 11 p.m. curfew, and damaging people’s property. Those are all things Bob Moore says is happening in the Oakview neighborhood where he lives. He says the culprits are children between the ages of 6 and 16. “They egged the window on the house last summer,” Moore said. “This summer, they’ve egged the windows on the truck. […]

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    Mystery letter shows up in little girl’s birthday gift

    WAYLAND, Mich. — A birthday gift for a little girl in Wayland quickly became a mystery her entire family wanted to solve after finding a note attached to it. Hannah Turner, 7,  got a notepad on Wednesday for her birthday, Inside, she found a letter still attached, written in another language. Since that time, she and her family have been trying to crack the code of where it came from and what it means. “My oldest found it when she […]

  • ‘Leaders need to step up, period’ Muskegon Hts. councilman calls upon other leaders to help end violence

    MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. — Following a string of homicides, a city councilman in Muskegon Heights is calling upon other community leaders to help put an end to the violence. There’s been seven murders in the city since April. The latest victim, 17-year-old Daquarius Love, was gunned down at the intersection of Peck Street and Hume Avenue just after 12 a.m. Thursday. While standing on a sidewalk, just feet away from where Love was shot, City Councilman Eddie Jenkins said plans to stop the violence aren’t strong enough. […]

  • <> on August 11, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.

    Protests continue in Ferguson following curfew crack down

    Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) — [Breaking news update at 10:35 p.m.] (CNN) — Officers fired tear gas into a crowd of hundreds of protesters marching toward a police command post in Ferguson, Missouri, on Sunday night. Authorities also struck one defiant protester with rubber bullets. [Previously published story, published at 10:24 p.m.] Hundreds rally to demand justice for Michael Brown (CNN) — After more than a week of sometimes violent confrontations between protesters and police, Sunday afternoon brought an emotional release […]

  • Swatting hoax hits Ottawa County

    OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. — Emergency crews who responded to an urgent call in Robinson Township Wednesday night have learned they’re victims of swatting. This latest hoax happened in the 13,000 block of Sugarbush Lane. Capt. Mark Bennett with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department said it began with a phone call from a prankster asking for help. “[It] appeared to be a teenage caller…described shots had been fired and family had been shot-his family,” Bennett said. It’s a call that Bennett said brought crews […]

  • ‘He was such a peaceful person:’ friend speaks out about West Michigan man beaten to death

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. —  Bryan Higgins, who was beaten to death while living in San Francisco, is being remembered as a person who lit up the world. At 6:33 p.m., Bryan Higgins, 31, was removed from life support at San Francisco General Hospital. Higgins was found lying unconscious early Sunday morning in the city’s Duboce Triangle neighborhood. Initially, police didn’t know who he was because he wasn’t carrying an ID. They posted a picture of Higgins from his hospital bed listing […]

  • Montcalm Co Crash Victims (2)

    Family of teenage victims gather at crash site after ‘car exploded’

    MONTCALM COUNTY, Mich. — Friends and family of two teenagers killed in a crash in Montcalm County are saying gas inside the car may have caused it to burst into flames. The victims, according to police, are Trucker Shattuck, 19, from Six Lakes and Tristion McCallister-Harris, 17, from Mt. Pleasant. The teenagers, who family members say are cousins, were killed when the car they were riding in hit a tree off Musson Road in Belvidere Twp. According to police, the […]