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  • Dakota Nafzinger

    School makes blind child use pool noodle instead of cane as punishment

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two parents in Kansas City are outraged after they say their blind son was punished on the school bus by having his cane replaced with a pool noodle. According to FOX 4, Dakota Nafzinger, 8, had his cane taken away for bad behavior on the bus.  School officials say they took it away after he reportedly hit someone with it and wanted to stop him from hurting himself or others. However, his family tells FOX 4 […]

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    Holland Twp. man attacked with bat, pickax after Facebook argument

    HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A 21-year-old man is recovering in the hospital after officials say he was assaulted with a baseball bat and a pickax. According to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department, two men entered the Howard Avenue residence at about 2:35 a.m. and attacked the victim.  His father called police and reported the altercation. Prior to the assault, officials say the victim and one of the suspects had been arguing on Facebook about the victim’s ex-girlfriend. The victim is […]

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    Kalamazoo woman arrested for drunk driving in stolen golf cart, police say

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A Kalamazoo woman is facing numerous charges after allegedly stealing a golf cart and driving it while intoxicated. According to a release from the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, the 23-year-old was pulled over on Florence Street at about 8 a.m. The woman allegedly told the officer that a friend had given her the golf cart to drive, but police located the owner and determined the vehicle had been recently stolen. She was arrested and is facing […]

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    Mom calls C-SPAN to chastise bickering sons

    Brothers Brad and Dallas Woodhouse took an unexpected call while debating on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal. Their mother, Joy, called in from North Carolina to complain about the constant bickering between her sons, and to express her wish for a calmer holiday season. “I’m hoping you’ll have some of this out of your system when you come here for Christmas,” she said during the call. “I would really like a peaceful Christmas. “

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    Investigators release sketch of Oshtemo Twp. sexual assault suspect

    OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department has released a sketch of the man who they believe sexually assaulted a woman in her home in the 300 block of South Drake Road. According to a release, the woman told investigators that the man woke up her up at around 1 a.m.  Dec. 8 and sexually assaulted her. Officials describe the suspect as a black male, 6 feet tall with an average build who is around 20 years old. […]

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    This single woman’s Christmas cards are hilarious

    After being told she could no longer appear in her parents’ Christmas card, a woman named Bridget started sending out hilarious holiday greetings of her own. “I have four sisters. Me and three of my sisters are married. Bridget is not. My parents decided it would be awkward to have a Christmas card with just one daughter in it, so they cut Bridget out of their Christmas card,(the married siblings all do their own. except me. I’m lazy),” a post […]

  • Huffington Post responds to West Michigan girl after ‘naughty’ list letter

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.  — Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post, has responded to a 7-year-old Grand Rapids girl who reached out to the popular news site about their article, “20 Kids’ Names That Most Often Appear On The ‘Naughty’ List.“ Ella Christie’s name was at the very top of that HuffPo list, and she wrote the “Publisher People” to tell them it was “blony.” In a response posted on the website bearing her name, Arianna Huffington told Ella to “be […]

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    Husband kills wife, then himself in St. Joseph Twp.

    ST. JOSEPH TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A 49-year-old man shot and killed his wife Thursday morning before shooting himself, according to a release from St. Joseph Township Police. Police were called to the 2900 block of Windsor Drive at about 7:42 a.m. and found Kevin and Kathleen Hickman dead in the master bedroom area of the home. According to a release, officers also spoke to a teen who was at the residence at the time of the shooting. Investigators from St. […]

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    Son to be charged with Coopersville woman’s murder

    OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. — A murder warrant was issued Thursday for the death of 72-year-old Sharon Roersma. Her son, 50-year-old Michael Roersma, will be charged with beating her to death and dumping her body into the Grand River, according to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department. Officials say Sharon Roersma was murdered Sept. 29 at her home in Coopersville. Her son was charged with lying to a police officer in October in connection with her death, but was not charged with […]