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No jail time for Muskegon man who killed girlfriend in apparent accidental shooting

MUSKEGON, Mich. — A Muskegon man who police believe accidentally shot and killed his long-time girlfriend will not serve any jail time. Otha Wade pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the death of 71-year-old Wilma Roberson. Friday, he was sentenced to a year on an electronic tether and five years of p


Muskegon Heights school to be demolished, replaced with housing

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, MI – Demolition of a blighted former Muskegon Heights school building will begin on Monday, April 22, to make room for affordable housing. Clearing the 2.5-acre Glendale school site, 3001 Jefferson St. in Muskegon Heights, will begin at 8:30 a.m. in preparation for a $2 million dev


Muskegon Boys and Girls Club exploring possible purchase of old elementary school

MUSKEGON, Mich. — The Boys and Girls Club of the Muskegon Lakeshore believe the closed Angell school would help them reach a goal of serving 1,000 students on a daily basis by 2025. It's why the club recently offered Muskegon Public Schools $10,000 for the building and four acres of land on the 500


Muskegon Planned Parenthood: Move won't be quick

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) — It was a hot-button topic: the end of Planned Parenthood's lease with Muskegon County. Now the question is what that means for Planned Parenthood clients in the area.


Traffic backed up on U.S. 31 after struck drawbridge, crash with fire

GRAND HAVEN, MI -- Traffic is backed up on U.S. 31 in the Grand Haven area because of a stuck drawbridge over the Grand River and a crash involving a fire. The crash was reported about 5:20 p.m. Friday, April 19 in the southbound lanes, just north of the drawbridge.


Girl, 14, drowns in pool in northern Michigan resort

BOYNE FALLS, Mich. — Officials at a northern Michigan resort say a 14-year-old girl has drowned in a pool inside the property. Boyne Mountain Resort officials said in a release Friday the teen was found unresponsive Thursday evening in three feet of water in the resort's Clock Tower Lodge pool. Atte


Department store properties find buyers

A pair of department store properties up for auction have hooked buyers. Jim Terrell, senior managing director of A&G Realty Partners out of New York City, confirmed two former Younkers department stores at malls in West Michigan have been purchased.


West Michigan men caught with 80 walleyes

LANSING, Mich. — Three West Michigan men were caught with 80 walleyes from the Detroit River on Thursday. Michigan Department of Natural Resources received an anonymous tip that three men had caught too many fish on the Detroit River and were heading towards Grand Rapids on I-96.


Major streetscaping project in store for Muskegon's Midtown

MUSKEGON, Mich. — Midtown Muskegon will get a face lift this fall with a $5000,000 project to widen sidewalks. That work is part of the city's ongoing effort to make the city more walkable, focusing this effort on the Third Street corridor.


Michigan father allegedly shot 2-year-old during fight with boy's mom

JACKSON, Mich. - Prosecutors say a man intentionally shot and wounded his 2-year-old son in the face during a fight with the boy’s mother in southern Michigan. The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports 32-year-old Michael Glance of Jackson County’s Blackman Township was arraigned by video Thursday on char


Apartment, condo development planned for key Norton Shores intersection

NORTON SHORES, MI – Plans for a 200-plus apartment and condominium community are in the works for property on Seminole Road near Seaway Drive in Norton Shores, according to city officials.


Registered sex offender leaves MH, moves to Michigan

Less than a week after being reported to live in Baxter County, a registered sex offender has moved out of the Twin Lakes Area. Sheriff John Montgomery says 66-year-old Steven Michael McNabb has relocated to Michigan.


Ari Norris: The Treachery of Objects

2019 BFA Sculpture, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois. Ari Norris presents recent sculptures centering on a theme of scenes from a workshop. Common tools, limp and deformed, masterfully cast in bronze and resin, are presented as proxies for hammers and extension cords, as purely formal


Flood warning: Muskegon River may rise due to rainfall through Saturday

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Muskegon River. Rainfall across the Muskegon River Basin, in combination with already high river levels due to recent wet weather, has resulted in further rising river levels. The Muskegon River at Newaygo and Bridgeton is expected to c


2 taken to hospital after Ottawa Co. crash

TALLMADGE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Two people were taken to a hospital Friday after a crash in Ottawa County. Authorities were called around 6:15 p.m. to a two-vehicle crash on 8th Avenue and Lincoln Street in Tallmadge Township. A 48-year-old man was driving east on Lincoln Street and stopped at th


Three cars involved in crash on US-31 while drawbridge stuck

UPDATE: The Michigan Department of Transportation said that US-31 reopened around 6:10 p.m. The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office said that three cars were involved in crash on US-31 near Ridge Street.


Michigan man sentenced for Forest City marijuana

FOREST CITY, Iowa – A Michigan man is sentenced for dealing marijuana in North Iowa. Online court documents state Braylin Martez Blocton, 22 of Detroit, MI, received five years of supervised probation Friday in Winnebago.


Where to find 420 marijuana events in Michigan

Saturday will be a celebration of all things marijuana at dispensaries and other venues across the state as cannabis connoisseurs commemorate 420. That’s right, 420 became the shorthand for marijuana use, depending on who you believe, back in the 1970s. Some thought 420 was some sort of police code


More foster grandparents needed in West Michigan

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WOOD) — A program is looking for older adults to volunteer in classrooms and serve as role models for young people. The National Foster Grandparent Program of the Corporation for National Community Service offers limited-income seniors opportunities to help students in the c


Court affirms Michigan man must pay $50k in Islamic marriage agreement

DETROIT - A court says a Detroit-area man must pay his former wife $50,000 under the terms of their Islamic marriage certificate. The man argued that a Wayne County judge exceeded her authority by trying to resolve a religious issue in a divorce. But the Michigan appeals court says Judge Melissa Cox