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  • JUSTIN WILSON

    IndyCar driver Justin Wilson dies a day after being hit by debris

      INDIANAPOLIS — The Verizon IndyCar series Monday night announced the death of driver Justin Wilson, who was injured when he was hit in the head by a large piece of debris during Sunday’s race at Pocono, Pa. The Andretti Autosport car of Wilson, who enjoyed success in multiple motorsports series during a two-decade professional career, was traveling 220 mph when he was hit in the helmet by the nose cone from the car of Sage Karam, who was leading the race when […]

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    Antivenin flown in to poisonous snakebite victim in Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The victim of a poisonous snakebite in Grand Rapids was treated with snake antivenin flown in specially from Kentucky as part of a medical emergency Friday. Friday afternoon a medevac plane took off from Traverse City and landed at 3:33 p.m. at the airport in Lexington, Ky., where officials from the Kentucky Reptile Zoo were waiting with antivenin to be flown back to Grand Rapids. Antivenin is serum containing antibodies against specific poisons, especially those in the venom […]

  • Cindy Gamrat

    Allegan GOP calls for Gamrat to step down

    ALLEGAN, Mich. — The Allegan County Republican Party passed a resolution Thursday night calling for State Rep. Cindy Gamrat (pictured), R-Plainwell, to resign. The local GOP approved the resolution by a vote of 14-4 with two abstentions. The resolution states: “Whereas State Representative Cindy Gamrat has clearly violated and betrayed the Public trust by failing to maintain the character and integrity the Citizens of Allegan County deserve from their elected officials; and Whereas her actions severely denigrate the Public’s faith in elected […]

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    House orders investigation into Courser, Gamrat

    LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan House of Representatives on Wednesday night took what could be the first step toward expelling a pair of Republican members who have been in the news this month over a sex scandal and cover-up. House members passed a resolution ordering an investigation into whether Rep. Todd Courser and Rep. Cindy Gamrat (pictured) are fit to hold office. The House adjourned for the evening soon thereafter, without a vote on a roads bill. Expulsion requires holding hearings […]

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    Teen injured when he plunges 20 feet from tree

    GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A teenager was hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after he fell out of a tree. At 4:05 p.m. Wednesday, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office and other emergency personnel responded to a report of a person having fallen from a tree at Rush Creek Park at 6800 Bridgeport Ave. in Georgetown Township. Upon arriving at the scene, rescue workers discovered that Jordan Odehnao, 19, of Georgetown Township was visiting the park, had climbed a tree and then fell from a height of 20 feet. […]

  • HANDLON

    Outbreak of stomach ailments at Ionia prison

    IONIA, Mich. — An outbreak of gastroenteritis has been reported at one of Ionia’s five prisons. Tuesday afternoon the Michigan Department of Corrections issued a notice to families with prisoners at the Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility (pictured), a Level II prison located at 1728 Bluewater Highway in Ionia. The warning reported “a small outbreak of gastroenteritis” at the correctional facility. Another notice said “the facility will remain open for visits so long as the prisoner does not show signs or […]

  • MISSING MAN

    UPDATE: Montcalm County man found

    STANTON, Mich. — A missing Montcalm County man has been found. Ronald Hohenstein, 75, was found early Wednesday morning in a barn close to where he had last been seen.  He has been taken to a local hospital for evaluation. Hohenstein, 75, left his home at 3640 Pine Trail Drive in the Crooked Lake area of Evergreen Township on the county’s east side at 6:05 p.m. Tuesday to take his black boxer style dog for a walk in an unknown […]

  • NU-WOOL IN JENISON

    Man seriously hurt after hand caught in machine at Jenison plant

    JENISON, Mich. — A worker was seriously injured in an industrial accident at a cellulose insulation production operation Friday morning. Huerto Gastar, 65, of Grand Rapids was hospitalized in serious condition at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids on Friday evening. Gastar was operating a wool compression machine at the Nu-Wool Corp. at 2472 Port Sheldon St. in Jenison at 8:15 a.m. Friday when his left hand became entangled in the roller mechanism. Gastar was removed from the machinery […]

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    Body discovered during Three Rivers burglary investigation

    THREE RIVERS, Mich. — A body was discovered Tuesday as the Michigan State Police investigated a burglary at a house north of Three Rivers. MSP Lt. Chuck Christensen told FOX 17 NEWS that troopers arrived at a home in the 53000 block of Buckhorn Road and found that someone had broken into structures on the property. While conducting their investigation, the troopers found a man’s body inside the house. They said the man was between the ages of 45 and 55, […]