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Three Face Federal Charges After Graafschap Hardware Gun Theft
HOLLAND (WHTC-AM/FM) -- Three Ottawa County residents, Matteo Adnan Marroquin; Lacy Lynn Zimmerman, and Andrew Tyler Leenheer are in custody and sources are confirming they were indicted in federal court related to the Dec. 9, 2018 theft of at least 24 guns from Graafschap Hardware. MJ Alexander, th
MDHHS: Ottawa Co. child has mysterious paralyzing illness
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WOOD) — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed a case of a mysterious paralyzing illness in an Ottawa County child. The MDHHS says it was notified of two more cases of acute flaccid myelitis in children in Macomb and Ottawa counties, bringing Michigan'
Holland woman duped by handyman, gets home fixed free
HOLLAND, Mich. - The holiday season is a time for joy, friends, family and giving back those in need. A Holland woman wanted some work done on her floors and baseboards before Christmas and she thought she hired someone who would do the job.
Gentex Names VP Joe Matthews to Diversity Role
HOLLAND (WTHC-AM/FM) -- Gentex Corporation vice president of purchasing, Joe Matthews, has been appointed as the company’s first diversity officer. In this role, Matthews will be responsible for the development and implementation of Gentex’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
Family searching for Secret Santa that dropped off Christmas basket
SPRING LAKE, Mich. - For Samantha Kurburski Saturday morning started off like any other day. She was working her job as a cashier at a West Olive gas station when a gentleman approached the counter.
Holland man hopes to open community reptile exhibit
HOLLAND TWP. — When it comes to bringing knowledge and joy to wide-eyed spectators, Lalo Salcedo has it covered. Salcedo, a Holland resident and graphic designer, has more than 50 reptiles. Through his company, ReptilesLS, he shares his collection at elementary schools, private events and temporary
West Coast Chamber celebrates 30 years of leadership
HOLLAND TWP. — The West Coast Chamber’s Leadership Program students and alumni celebrated 30 years of community leadership at its annual holiday event on Wednesday, Dec. 13.
Case of paralyzing illness confirmed in West Michigan; 4 total cases in state
LANSING, Mich. – Two more cases of a paralyzing illness have been confirmed in Michigan, including one in Ottawa County. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) says that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the latest two cases. That brings the total o
Gift from stranger brightens clerk's holiday
ROBINSON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — An Ottawa County gas station clerk wants to thank a secret Santa for the unexpected gift he left her. Samantha Kurburski posted on Facebook that it happened Saturday morning while she was working at the gas station along Lake Michigan Drive at 120th Avenue northwest
Safety Tips for Long-Distance Drivers
HOLLAND (WHTC-AM/FM) -- If you're ready to head over the river and through the woods -- or on some other long drive -- Allegan County Sheriff Frank Baker has some tips for road safety.
West Michigan mother looking for man who got both her sons to safety
WALKER, Mich. - The only thing that Jessica Creager knows about her saving grace is his first name. Creager was crossing 3 Mile Road at Alpine Avenue with her youngest son on her shoulders when a truck turned the corner too soon and hit her. She landed flat on the pavement. Her 1-year-old son Lincol
Cops and cups: Holland police serve coffee to citizens
HOLLAND — Holland police officers served up free coffee to the community on Friday, Dec. 14. Sgt. Larry Matzen, Officer Adam Sokolove and Officer Dan Keuning stopped by for a few hours during the morning rush to help the Biggby staff at the Chicago Drive store. The officers covered the cost for cust
Suspect in West Michigan robberies strikes again in Fremont
FREMONT — Police say the suspect in the robbery of several lending stores in West Michigan has robbed a business in Fremont. It happened around 4:50 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Cash Advance located at 1021 W Main St. in Fremont. Police didn't specify if the suspect got away with any cash.
Community Action House receives funds to help end hunger
As a result of Community Action House’s partnership with the SpartanNash Foundation and the Family Fare store on Butternut Drive, the local nonprofit recently received a $4,400 grant from the retail grocery store toward hunger relief in the greater Holland area.
Local STEAM teacher's top Christmas toys unplug the gifts
HEATH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — In a busy and loud classroom, tucked in the back corner of Hamilton Elementary School, a dozen young students are happily excluded from their early morning class. Their new assignment — test out toys.
BBB warning about online shoe website
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Better Business Bureau of West Michigan says that an online shoe seller is not delivering on their promises. The seller goes by the name of either Restock Shoes or Exclusive Footwear Boutique. The seller has an Instagram account with several pictures of a storefront and sho
Today in history: Dec. 16-19
From the pages of the Holland City News and Holland Sentinel. The steamer Valley City, built a year ago for Grand River traffic, is in Toledo, and will not be brought back unless a guarantee of business is made.
Michigan woman dies after being crushed by her own vehicle at Indiana tollbooth
HAMMOND, Ind. - A Michigan woman who was crushed by her own vehicle at a tollbooth along the Indiana Toll Road has died from her injuries. State Police say 40-year-old Luciana Ortiz of Otsego, Michigan, died Wednesday, four days after she was injured after dropping her debit card while trying to pay
Dismemberment victim's mom: 'I just want my baby'
HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) — The mother of a woman whose body was dismembered is pleading with the suspect's parents to tell her where the rest of her daughter's remains are. "I just want my baby. I want her to come home. Please, I need help finding her. I need help finding her, I do. I really do. I want
Michigan Lottery: Winning Lotto 47 ticket worth $3.73M unclaimed
LANSING, Mich. - Christmas came a little early for a lucky Michigan Lottery player who won a $3.73 million Lotto 47 jackpot. The winning ticket matched all six Lotto 47 numbers drawn Saturday: 01-02-07-08-11-26. The winning ticket was bought at the Sunoco gas station, located at 763 South Michigan A