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Holland man gets 10 years for burning business down

GRAND HAVEN — The man who broke into several businesses and setting one on fire was sentenced Monday. Shane William Wheeler, 49, was sentenced April 22 to 10 years in prison as well as $17,796.98 in restitution and fines.


Good Morning America is Coming to Holland for Tulip Time

West Michigan favorite Ginger Zee is coming back "home" to broadcast during the Tulip Festival in Holland, Michigan. You may remember Ginger Zee from her days at WOOD-TV8; now everyone knows her as chief meteorologist at ABC's Good Morning America. The Rockford, Michigan native is coming home to her


Man sentenced in Holland-area break-in, arson

HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) — The man who broke into several businesses and setting one on fire was sentenced Monday. Shane Wheeler was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison as well as $17,7796 in restitution and fines.


Study: Holland, Michigan best small city to open up a business

Holland, Michigan, is the best small city in the country to open up a business, according to a WalletHub study released Monday. The study classified a small city as any city with a population between 25,000 and 100,000, and 1,261 American cities fit this criteria. No other small Michigan cities crac


"Operation Final Countdown" catches 12 non-compliant sex offenders in southeast Michigan sweep

DETROIT (FOX 2) - Michigan State Police had a busy week last week. Sweeping through southeast Michigan during "Operation Final Countdown," they arrested 12 non-compliant sex offenders.


Jury convicts Michigan deer hunter who said he didn’t need license due to ‘laws of nature’

ONTONAGON, MI – It took an Upper Peninsula jury just 10 minutes to convict a hunter who said he didn’t need a hunting license because of the “laws of nature.”. According to the Associated Press, 68-year-old Ron Ehinger of Ewen was charged with two counts of taking an antlered deer with 8 points or m


Kirk Cousins returning to Holland Christian for annual alumni game

Holland Christian and Unity Christian have met 16 times on the football field dating back to 2003, and each team has won eight games. Players who have made this rivalry such a close one – including Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins – will soon square off to break the tie. The Maroons will h


Ottawa County the second fastest growing population in Michigan

OTTAWA COUNTY, Ohio — Keeping up with a decades-long trend, Ottawa County's population continues to grow. Ottawa was the fastest growing county in Michigan between 2010 and 2018 with a 10.1% population increase, according to recent estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Michigan State Police tweet warning signs for terrorism

At this time, there is no connection to Michigan with the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, according to the Michigan State Police (MSP) Metro-Detroit Post. The death toll in Sri Lanka reached 290 after several blasts hit churches and hotels across the country Sunday, April 21, Easter Sunday. Police s


Michigan Woman Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail for Running Over Son

A woman in Michigan has been sentenced to 30 days in jail after pleading guilty to running over her 9-year-old son after he refused to go to school. In Dec. 2018, 36-year-old Tiffany Kosakowski dropped her son Julian off at his elementary school in Belmont, Michigan. Instead of going inside with the


Michigan father intentionally shot son, 2, in face with shotgun: prosecutors

A Michigan father intentionally shot his 2-year-old son in the face during a heated argument with the boy’s mother last Tuesday, prosecutors said. Michael Christopher Glance, 32, faces multiple felony charges in connection with the April 16 shooting of his son.


Michigan cracking down on companies that avoid paying full wages, overtime & taxes

(WXYZ) — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and state legislators are cracking down on companies that misclassify workers to avoid paying full wages, overtime and taxes. According to a Michigan State University study , payroll fraud robs those workers and Michigan taxpayers of hundreds of million


Michigan Lottery: Woman plans to buy new house after winning $1M on scratch off ticket

A St. Joseph County woman is still in disbelief after winning $1 million playing the Michigan Lottery’s Millionaire Maker instant game. “I bought the ticket while I was at the grocery store and decided to scratch it before I left,” said the 37-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous. “When I


Red Flag Warning issued for parts of Lower Michigan: Here's what that means

Monday may be the warmest day of the year so far in parts of Michigan. A Red Flag Warning has been issued for parts of Lower Michigan until 8 p.m. this evening for the following counties:


Car Drives Off Lake Shore Drive, Into Lake Michigan: Cops

Authorities were searching Lake Michigan after a car drove off Lake Shore Drive and into the water, police said. The car was driving Monday in the 6200 block of South Lake Shore Drive about 9 p.m., Chicago police said. Chicago police marine units were responding to the area to try and help.


Tire chalking in Michigan declared unconstitutional

Saginaw – Marking tires to enforce parking rules is like entering property without a search warrant, a federal court said Monday as it declared the practice unconstitutional in Michigan and three other states.


Michigan man who impersonated mom stole $175K from Social Security

DETROIT - A man who impersonated his late mother's voice has pleaded guilty to illegally collecting $175,000 in Social Security benefits for nearly 16 years. Frank Johnson apparently fooled the Social Security Administration with the impersonation in 2013. But he admits a similar attempt in 2017 fai


New lawsuit targets faith-based policy at Michigan resort

PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) — A resort community in northern Michigan is being sued again over membership policies that are related to religion. Bay View Association last year eliminated a rule that requires cottage owners to be of "Christian persuasion." But a lawsuit filed last week in federal court targ


129 new American citizens welcomed by Rep. Huizenga in Holland

HOLLAND, Michigan — U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland) celebrated 129 new American citizens at a naturalization ceremony in Holland Friday. The ceremony was held at the Herrick District Library, and it was filled with family and friends of the new Americans. The ceremonies are public events.


Michigan adoption agency reverses LGBT policy

LANSING, Mich. - A major faith-based foster care and adoption contractor for the state of Michigan said Monday it will place children in LGBT homes, reversing course following a recent legal settlement.