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    Residents evacuated in Benton Harbor area due to gas leak

    BENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Access to a large area of countryside east of Benton Harbor was cut off by authorities after a leak was discovered in a natural gas pipeline. Roadblocks were established in an area centered around the 100 block of N. Blue Creek Road in Benton Charter Township. The leak was discovered around 2 a.m. Tuesday on a pipeline owned by TransCanada. Residents without a one-mile radius of the leak were evacuated, and a number of roadblocks were […]

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    Is your college on Playboy’s list of top 10 party schools?

    LOS ANGELES — The University of Pennsylvania parties like no other. So says Playboy magazine, which issued its Top Party Schools rankings. The magazine has been issuing the list since 1987. Last year’s list topper was West Virginia University. Playboy claims to use various factors in determining deserving schools: “access to nightlife and musical events, and creativity when planning social gatherings.” Info from the National Center for Education Statistics, the NCAA, and the US Economic Census is also thrown into […]

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    Police arrest reported flasher in Holland

    HOLLAND, Mich — Reports of a man exposing himself led to the arrest Thursday night of a man at the Holland Rescue Mission. Around 6 p.m., officers arrested a 29-year-old man. His identity will be withheld until his arraignment, which is expected later Friday. Two incidents were reported this week of a man exposing himself to females, one of them an 11-year-old girl. The girl ran away and called police.

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  • M-6 crash (Matthew Brame)

    Odd crash backs up morning commute on M-6

    CUTLERVILLE, Mich. — Traffic was stopped on eastbound M-6 by a crash that left one car on the hood of another car. The crash on eastbound M-6 near the Division Avenue bridge occurred shortly before 8 a.m. Crews arriving on the scene reported no injuries. FOX 17 viewer Matthew Brames caught the crash on camera while traffic backed up to Burlingame Avenue. MDOT reported the crash cleared at 8: 41 a.m.

  • Robb Westaby in vertical video

    Save civilization: Stop vertical video

    THE WEB — You look at your smartphone top to bottom. You operate apps on your smartphone top to bottom. So, it’s understandable to hold your phone vertically to record video. Stop it! Every device that displays video shows is oriented horizontally — except smartphones. For the life of me, I’m mystified why the geniuses who created iOS and Android allow for the recording of vertical video, but since that’s the way our phones are, it’s our personal responsibility to […]

  • 09-11-14 Video Shot Baby sings to Elvis

    Video Shot: Baby sings to Elvis

    Let your heart melt as little Ella Mae sings along with the King:  

  • An Ottawa County Sheriff's cruiser parked outside Coopersville schools during lockdown Sept. 4, 2014

    Coopersville school lockdown confirmed as a ‘swatting’ incident

    COOPERSVILLE, Mich. — Threats received on September 4 by the Coopersville Area Public Schools were a so-called ‘swatting,’ where fake crimes are called in to police to generate maximum police response. In this case, a 14-year-old who used to attend the schools faces charges as an accomplice. He currently lives with a parent in Coopersville. The actual caller “is still believed to be outside of the area and maybe outside the United States,” said the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department Wednesday. […]

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    Wyoming Police seeking drive-by shooter

    WYOMING, Mich. — Police are seeking information to determine who drove by a house and fired shots on Byron Center Avenue. Officers were called to the 2600 block of Byron Center Avenue SW to discover that several shots had been fired at a house from a dark-colored SUV. No one was hurt, and the vehicle continued southbound. If you know anything, contact the Wyoming Department of Public Safety at 616-530-7323 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.