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  • 01-29-15 Van Buren cruiser in crash

    Sheriff’s deputy injured in crash on I-94

    VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. — A Van Buren County Sheriff’s deputy has been injured in a crash on I-94 early Thursday morning. The accident happened near mile marker 58 in Paw Paw Township at around 2:30 a.m.  Dispatchers say the deputy’s cruiser was struck by at least one other vehicle.  Extremely icy conditions due to the freezing rain likely contributed to the crash.  Eastbound lanes are closed as of 3:30 a.m. A second Van Buren County cruiser was hit by […]

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    Car crashes into front-end loader, two victims flown to hospital

    MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. — Two people were flown to the hospital after their car crashed into the back of a front-end loader in Holton Township on Thursday night. The crash happened shortly before 7:00 p.m. on Maple Island Road just south of 60th Street.  According to Michigan State Police, a car and the construction equipment were both southbound on Maple Island, when the car rear-ended the loader.  That car ended up sliding underneath the loader, pinning the driver and passenger […]

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    Detroit named 2nd-worst city for bed bugs; Grand Rapids, K’zoo, and Battle Creek hit top 20

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The pest control company Orkin has named its top 50 worst cities when it comes to bed bug infestations, with Detroit coming in at the number two spot. Chicago ranked first, its third consecutive year at the top of the list.  Columbus, Ohio rounded out the top three. In West Michigan, Grand Rapids, Battle Creek, and Kalamazoo all tied for 20th — a jump of 13 positions over last year’s list.  The full ranking is listed […]

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    Scherzer signs 7-year, $180 million deal with Nationals

    DETROIT — Possibly the best pitcher in the Major League Baseball free agent pool now has a new home.  Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer has reportedly signed a contract with the Washington Nationals. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the deal is for seven years and is worth more than $180 million. Scherzer, now 30 years old, had a career-high 262 strikeouts with the Tigers last season.  He had turned down a six-year offer that would have been […]

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    Gorgeous video: Paddle boarding on an icy Lake Michigan

    THE INTERNET — A local photographer/filmmaker named Seth Haley has posted some incredible video on Facebook and YouTube, showing a paddle boarding adventure on Lake Michigan in St. Joseph. According to the video descriptions, the footage was shot on January 11.

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    Base jumper dies when parachute fails to open after leaping from TV news tower

    RIVES JUNCTION, Mich. — A base jumper has died, after police say his parachute failed to open, after he jumped from a news station tower. According to WLNS in Lansing, the incident happened Wednesday evening on property owned by WLAJ-TV north of Jackson.  WLNS reports the base jumper managed to gain access to the gated area, scale the 1,000-foot high transmission tower, and jump off. However, the man’s parachute failed to open, and he was killed in the fall.  Police […]

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    Recalled: Crib mattresses sold exclusively at IKEA

    BETHESDA, Md. — The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of a certain brand of crib mattresses, due to a possible entrapment hazard. Below is the information for this recall. VYSSA crib mattress — The crib mattresses could create a gap between the mattress and crib ends larger than allowed by federal regulations, posing an entrapment hazard to infants.  The recall involves 169,000 units of IKEA VYSSA style crib mattresses with the following five model names: VACKERT, VINKA, […]

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    Eminem visits Detroit-area fan, who loses battle with cancer the very next day

    ROCHESTER, Mich. — Eminem has made the wish of a dying fan come true just hours before that fan lost his battle with cancer. Gage Garmo, 17, had been suffering from an aggressive form of bone cancer until he passed away Monday night.  And as friends gathered for a candlelight vigil at Rochester High School’s football field, perhaps a wish that came true hours earlier lifted spirits. According to Fox 2 News in Detroit, friends had set up a GoFundMe […]

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    Recall Roundup: Resistance training equipment, children’s pajamas, and candles

    BETHESDA, Md. –The Consumer Product Safety Commission recently announced the recalls of several products, including a certain brand of resistance trainers, as well as specific children’s pajamas, and an expansion on a previous candle recall. Below is the information on these recent recalls. SKLZ Recoil 360™ All-Position Resistance Trainers — A weld on a ring on the resistance trainer’s belt can break during use and cause the resistance trainer’s flexible cord to quickly and unexpectedly retract and hit an exercise […]