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Muskegon-area basketball: Alyza Winston scores 40, Big Reds clinch league title

MUSKEGON – One of the busiest nights of the high school basketball season for Muskegon-area teams also provided some drama. The Muskegon girls squad locked up the outright OK Black Conference title, edging host Jenison 72-66 behind Alyza Winston’s 40-point night.


Ice fishers head to Muskegon Lake for Michigan's free fishing weekend

MUSKEGON, Mich. — Two days, twice a year, families and friends can enjoy one of Michigan's premiere outdoor activities: fishing. And it's free. The 2019 free fishing weekends are February 16-17 and June 8-9.


The gift of pot? Marijuana gift businesses look to expand into southwest Michigan

ANN ARBOR — Stephanie Swearengin, of Ypsilanti, Mich., is always running to Kroger. But not for more coffee or to pick up a head of lettuce. She finds the parking lot a convenient place to meet many of her customers who have purchased used books from her online.


Michigan man killed in snowmobile crash with tree

MONTCALM COUNTY, MI – A Michigan man died early Sunday morning after he was ejected from his snowmobile and crashed into a tree, according to Michigan State Police. The victim was identified as Archie Demartin, according to a news release issued by the MSP Lakeview post. Demartin’s age and hometown


Michigan lawmakers may forgive snow days after frigid temps

(FOX 2) - LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan lawmakers are considering whether to cut schools some slack after frigid temperatures and other weather caused a high number of snow days.


Muskegon Co math competition to put students to the test

MUSKEGON, Mich. — Organizers of the first annual Muskegon County Mathematical Olympiad says this spring’s math competition will provide a unique opportunity for high-school students in the county to practice their math skills in an inclusive setting.


Muskegon Heights basketball team trying to restore Tiger pride

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS – It’s been a rough 2018-19 school year when it comes to the athletic teams at Muskegon Heights Academy. Muskegon Heights’ boys basketball squad really struggled, too, in the beginning of this season, but coach Dalrecus Stewart and his Tigers have been doing their best to turn it ar


14 yr old Boy Shot and Killed at Hotel in Ottawa County

HOLLAND, MI – At 12:04AM this morning, Saturday February 16th, 2019, Ottawa County Sheriff’s Deputies and medics were sent to the Hampton Inn, located at 12427 Felch Street, in Holland Township, on a call of shots fired.


Judges in five Michigan courtrooms are using risk assessments to decide bond

Early this month, judges in five Michigan district courts started using a new tool to make bond decisions. It’s part of a new pilot program spearheaded by the Michigan Supreme Court. The judges will use a standard risk assessment to help make those bond decisions.


Muskegon man sentenced for drug, gun charges

GRAND RAPIDS — A Muskegon Heights man was sentenced Tuesday, Feb. 12, to 10 years in federal prison from gun and drug crimes. Willie Earl Hector, 33, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition and one count of possessing fentanyl, which is a controlled substance.


Prosecutor says wife of murder suspect had suitcase with assault rifle 'concealed' at her office in Muskegon

MUSKEGON, Mich. — A suitcase belonging to Ginell McDonough had her husband's IDs and an assault rifle, according to Matt Roberts, chief trial attorney for the Muskegon County Prosecutor's Office.


23-year-old suspect sought after teen shot to death at Hampton Inn in Holland

HOLLAND, Mich. -- Authorities are on the lookout for suspects involved in a shooting at a hotel that left one person dead. The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department says a shooting took place at the Hampton Inn on Felch St in Holland at 12:04 a.m. Saturday morning.


Jim Harbaugh, Josh Gattis get close look at Muskegon’s Cameron Martinez

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and new Wolverines offensive coordinator Josh Gattis traveled to the west side of the state a few weeks ago to take in a Muskegon basketball game. Harbaugh made sure Muskegon junior Cameron Martinez – a quarterback in football and a guard in basketball – knew he was there


Peck, Sanford to become two-way streets in Muskegon

MUSKEGON, MI – Two one-way streets in Muskegon’s urban core will soon be open to two-way traffic. The change will affect Peck and Sanford streets from Apple to Hackley avenues and will take effect after work is completed at the tail end of 2019. The city is beginning on work needed for the change, i


Man who raped child sentenced to 9+ years in prison

MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – A Muskegon man convicted of raping a child will spend more than nine years in prison. Cody Lee Cole, 28, pleaded no contest to first- and second-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a child under age 13. He was sentenced in late January to a minimum of 110 months – which is


13 Michigan water systems fail excessive lead test: report

More than a dozen water systems in Michigan were found to have excessive lead compared to federal standards in the second half of 2018, according to a new report. The 13 systems that failed the federal test were throughout the state, MLive reported Friday, citing data it had obtained from the Michig


Michigan DHHS is urging residents to be safe on the slopes

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs is urging skiers and snowboarders to heed to some safety practices while out on the slopes. The department says safety should be everyone’s first priority when heading out. Wearing a certified helmet and using extreme caution while getting


Michigan bill to end most civil forfeiture heads to House

The Michigan Senate on Friday passed legislation that would prohibit most asset forfeiture until there is a criminal conviction. The bill will be sent to the Michigan House, which has also been open to forfeiture reform.


North Muskegon improves to 15-1 overall after win over Hart

NORTH MUSKEGON, Mich -- North Muskegon improved to 15-1 overall and 10-1 in the West Michigan Conference after the 77-42 win over Hart on Friday night. The Norsemen will take on Whitehall, Saugatuck and Shelby in the final week of the regular season.


‘Cool’ ice cream shop coming to Muskegon’s L.C. Walker Arena

MUSKEGON, MI – One rad dad will soon open an ice cream shop in downtown Muskegon with his cool kids. Cool Kids is expected to open next door to Rad Dads’ Tacos & Tequila in the L.C. Walker Arena in time for summer. Because what’s a rad dad without his cool kids nearby?