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  • Mother says teen’s violent seizures halt following CBD oil treatment

    EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — More than 100,000 Michiganders have epilepsy, and about 30 percent of them have a type that’s resistant to medications.  One mother in Kent County says a form of medical marijuana is the only thing that works to control her teenage daughter’s violent seizures. Sixteen-year-old Laine Richards has been on almost every anti-seizure drug combination that doctors could come up with, none of which stopped her seizures or didn’t have serious side effects. Five times a […]

  • Police look for victims of suspected Michigan serial killer

    DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan man serving life in prison for killing a 13-year-old girl is a suspected serial killer, police said Wednesday as they dug up part of a forest in a search for as many as seven other girls who have been missing for decades. Using earth-moving equipment, as well as shovels and rakes, authorities have spent two days excavating a wooded site about 30 miles northeast of Detroit in the belief that Arthur Ream buried all of […]

  • Suspects sought in Lake Michigan Credit Union robbery

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Authorities are searching for two suspects in a Tuesday robbery at a Kalamazoo credit union. The robbery was reported at about 5 p.m. at the Lake Michigan Credit Union, 3326 Gull Rd. The Kalamazoo Department of Public safety says that two men went to the credit union and handed a teller a note demanding money.  Police say no injuries were reported and the suspects fled the area after the robbery. The suspects in the case have not […]

  • Oscar ratings plunge to a record low

    NEW YORK (AP) — Television viewers could barely stifle a yawn for Hollywood’s biggest night, with the Academy Awards plunging to a record-low viewership of 26.5 million people. The Nielsen company said that’s a 20 percent drop from the 33 million who watched the 2017 show, which was also hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Oscar viewership is often tied to the box office muscle of the big nominees, and best picture winner “The Shape of Water” only grossed $57.4 million in […]

  • Ex-gymnast tells disgraced doctor: ‘You only hurt me’

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former elite gymnast said Tuesday that a sports doctor who treated Olympic athletes overlooked what turned out to be a broken leg while he molested her in the basement of his home, one of the latest victims to testify at a Michigan sentencing hearing for Larry Nassar. Isabell Hutchins practiced for weeks at a Lansing-area gymnastics club and even competed at national events despite acute leg pain as a teen in 2011. She said Nassar […]

  • Iran protests have violent night; at least 13 dead overall

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Protests across Iran saw their most violent night as “armed protesters” tried to overrun military bases and police stations before security forces repelled them, killing 10 people, Iranian state television said Monday. The demonstrations, the largest to strike Iran since its disputed 2009 presidential election, have seen five days of unrest across the country and a death toll of at least 13 with the slaying of a police officer announced late Monday. The protests began Thursday […]

  • Plainfield Twp. board’s resolution for water contamination falls short for residents

    PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Residents of Plainfield Township gathered for a monthly town hall meeting Monday, and things started out much differently than they usually do. After a closed meeting with its attorney, the township board passed a resolution to authorize spending $400,000 on a water plant filter to remove PFAS, contaminants that may potentially cause cancer. The township’s attorney says they’re doing this to ease people’s minds, even though they say there’s no problem in the first place, despite […]

  • Woman donates kidney to stranger after seeing Facebook post

    SOUTHINGTON, Ohio –A woman living in the small town of Southington, Ohio donated her kidney to a stranger after seeing his post seeking a donor on Facebook. She donated the kidney to a 25-year-old man, according to WJW. “When I read it, I just felt I wanted to do it,” said Lesley Tietz. Tietz and her family live about a mile from Joe Dorsey, but the two didn’t meet until after his GoFundMe post was shared on Facebook. Dorsey found […]

  • Roy Moore’s campaign spokesman resigns

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore’s campaign spokesman has resigned. Campaign chairman Bill Armistead says John Rogers has resigned as communications director. Armistead says the campaign appreciated “his valuable contributions to our team.” Hannah Ford, the deputy campaign manager, is taking over press duties. Rogers confirmed to the Associated Press that he has resigned. Moore’s campaign has been hit with accusations that Moore, as a deputy district attorney in his 30s, sexually assaulted or molested two teens and […]