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    Thousands without power across West Michigan

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Many Consumers Energy and Great Lakes Energy customers remain in the dark thanks to storms that swept through the area early Saturday morning. The hardest-hit areas are Kent, Newaygo, and Mecosta Counties. Between the three more than 200,000 homes and businesses lost power. Many other counties are also impacted. As of 9 p.m. Saturday, Consumers Energy reported that more than 137,000 customers are still without electrical service in Michigan.  Great Lakes Energy said they had over 6,000 […]

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    Attorneys want school shooting suspect’s statements tossed

    BENTON, Ky. (AP) — Attorneys for a Kentucky teenager charged with fatally shooting two classmates and wounding 14 others at school filed a motion to suppress his statements to investigators. The Louisville Courier Journal reports Gabriel R. Parker’s attorneys say his statements weren’t voluntary, violated his self-incrimination privileges and his right to counsel. The motion says investigators didn’t obtain a proper waiver of Parker’s Miranda rights, didn’t correctly contact Parker’s mother and didn’t correctly comply with the mother’s request for an attorney. […]

  • Judge’s ad-lib erases verdict, long sentence in gun case

    DETROIT (AP) — A man sent to prison for 14 years for gun crimes will get a new trial after the Michigan Supreme Court said a judge coerced the jury into a verdict. After just 75 minutes of deliberations, jurors said they couldn’t reach a unanimous decision. Wayne County Judge Qiana Lillard wasn’t pleased, saying, “Well, that’s not the way it works.” She sent jurors to lunch and told them to return with “clear heads.” She said she wanted to […]

  • ESPN reasserts political talk policy after attack on Trump

    NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN is reminding employees of the network’s policy to avoid talking about politics after radio talk show host Dan Le Batard criticized President Donald Trump and his recent racist comments and ESPN itself on the air this week. The reminder went out Friday to all employees, including Le Batard, according to an ESPN employee who spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday because the person was not authorized to speak publicly about personnel matters. ESPN has not […]

  • Annual Port Huron to Mackinac sailboat race underway

    PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — About 200 sailboats and 1,600 sailors are on their way from Port Huron to Mackinac Island following the start of the annual Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Raceon Lake Huron. Race Chair Robert Nutter says weather conditions were favorable for Saturday’s start near the Blue Water Bridge that connects the U.S. and Canada. Nutter says that depending on the strength of the wind, the first boats could arrive at Mackinac Island late Sunday to early Monday. The […]

  • Governor is asked to reconsider denial of Portland flooding $

    PORTLAND, Mich. (AP) — Portland city officials are asking Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration to clarify or reconsider its decision to deny aid to communities hurt by severe flooding early in the year. Ice jams in the Grand River caused severe flooding in February that closed three bridges, restricted travel and forced some residents to evacuate their homes. Portland City Manager Tutt Gorman told the Lansing State Journal that the flooding caused about $200,000 worth of damage to public facilities. Insurance […]

  • Kalamazoo County driver dies when vehicle hits tree

    COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A man was killed when the vehicle he was driving struck a tree in Comstock Township early Saturday morning. At 2:53 a.m. Saturday, the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a crash with injuries near the intersection of East MN Avenue and S 28th Street in Comstock Township. Upon arriving at the scene, deputies determined that a vehicle driven by a 34-year-old man Kalamazoo had been traveling westbound on East MN Avenue when […]

  • Know the Law – Auto No-Fault Changes: Insurance Medical Exams

  • How heat waves can kill and how to stay safe

    (CNN) — As a potentially record-breaking heat wave grips the nation this weekend, doctors are warning people to find air conditioning and stay cool — or risk a trip to the emergency room and a hospital ice bath. Extreme temperatures are the most deadly weather events in the United States, consistently killing more people than hurricanes and tornadoes combined. Over the next few days, more than 85% of the lower 48’s population will see temperatures above 90°F (32.2°C), according to […]

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