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Michael DuPre is a evening reporter/MMJ and hails from Louisiana.

Recent Articles
  • Deer dominate West Michigan roadways

    ALLEGAN COUNTY, Mich. — It’s mid-November and winter weather is here along with deer season, when drivers have to be mindful of all the deer activity which could lead to an increase in accidents. Deputies in Allegan County have been busy responding to car and deer crashes. Sgt. Mike Brown says the overall numbers are right on pace compared to 2017. “November 1st through the end of the month, the whole month of November is pretty high for car-deer incidents. Last […]

  • Retiring Brookwood Elementary social worker gets Medieval Times send off

    KENTWOOD, Mich. — A social worker at Kentwood Public Schools is retiring after nearly three decades of educational service and she had a unique send off Thursday that included a queen and dueling knights. Pamela Buschle has been at Brookwood elementary school for 29 years and she got a chivalrous send off compliments of Medieval Times. The group traveled all the way from the far away land of the Chicago castle to entertain the young students and to honor Buschle. […]

  • Time capsule from ’60s found at Michigan elementary school

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Renovations at a West Michigan school led to the discovery of a time capsule that’s half a century old. It’s giving teachers and students a unique view at what school was like decades ago. Inside was glimpse of the past from 1967, a time when gas was just 27 cents a gallon. The capsule was stumbled upon accidentally by a construction crew at Central Elementary in the Kenowa Hills School district. Hidden inside was a stone […]

  • Grand Rapids using medical marijuana ordinance to prepare for recreational

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The battle of legalizing marijuana is over and now that the dust has settled from the Nov. 6 election, the groundwork is being laid for the best way to handle what will be a legitimate business in Michigan. Tuesday the Grand Rapids City Commission reviewed the medical marijuana ordinance, which is important because it paves the way for what will be the city’s recreational ordinance. “I do believe the work we’re doing right now to work […]

  • MDOT: Almost time to take down political signs

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The midterm election has come and gone, but a lot of the political signs are lingering on roadways. The signs don’t have long before they must go. “Well they’ve got 10 days to remove the sign after the election so a week from today is the deadline,” says John Richard with MDOT. After the deadline passes, MDOT and other road crews will come by and pick them up, but they’re hoping the people who put them […]

  • Killer gets same life without parole sentence after new hearing

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. —  A man convicted of murder when he was 17 years old got re-sentenced to life without parole Thursday in a Kent County courtroom. It comes after a 2016 Supreme Court ruling that states anyone given a life sentence without parole before their 18th birthday should be given a new hearing. That included Marc Anthony Osborne, who was found guilty of murdering 18-year-old Jessica Ledford in 1999. “Sir I do not believe that you should be re-sentenced. I […]

  • Felony marijuana charges dropped for Michigan man day after Prop. 1 passes

    ALLEGAN, Mich. — The people of Michigan voted to legalize recreational marijuana Tuesday night, and the passage of Proposal 1 has already affected at least one court case in West Michigan. A man facing six felony charges in Allegan County walked into court Wednesday morning to find out all of his charges have been dropped. Christopher Martinez has been running medical marijuana dispensaries in Holland and Saugatuck for the past 8 years. After a raid at one of those facilities […]

  • Montcalm Co. prosecutor accused of trying to influence voters on Proposal 1

    STANTON, Mich. — The Montcalm County prosecutor is facing some scrutiny after making her feelings on recreational marijuana legalization public during an Oct. 22 board of commissioners meeting. A West Michigan cannabis grower says he’s filed a complaint against prosecutor Andrea Krause with the Secretary of State’s office. Michigan’s campaign finance law is at the center of the issue. Sidney resident David Overholt says Krause went too far at last month’s meeting when she convinced the board to approve a […]

  • Tragic accident kills 8-year-old trick-or-treating in Montcalm Co.

    SHERIDAN, Mich. — A night of candy and costumes turned tragic in Montcalm County Halloween night. An 8-year-old boy was killed when he fell off a trailer while trick-or-treating. The accident happened on Eisenhower Street in the village of Sheridan. The boy was a 3rd grade student at Central Montcalm Upper Elementary School. People in the small community say the loss is felt throughout the town. “The child fell off the wagon and the wagon rolled on him, the wheel […]