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Mom accused of OD'ing with child in car charged

A booking photo of Lacie Collins.MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) — A Muskegon County mother accused of overdosing in a car with her 4-year-old daughter in tow is facing child abuse charges.Lacie Marie Collins of Twin Lake is charged with second-degree child abuse in connection to the Feb. 23 incident, which

WOOD - 2018-06-20 20:18:50

Muskegon woman hospitalized after being bitten by a Brown Recluse Spider in Northern Michigan

Tina Bradish noticed two small spider bites on her arm, "When I first noticed it, it just itched."

WZZM 13 - 2018-06-20 20:24:15

Muskegon man headed to trial for stabbing and killing his girlfriend

MUSKEGON, Mich. - A 21-year-old Muskegon man is headed to trial for open murder.Armand Cole is charged with the stabbing death of 38-year old Amanda Shankle on April 27.Cole and Shankle were dating at the time of her murder. The attack happened at a home on Langeland Street in Muskegon. Shankle was

WZZM 13 - 2018-06-19 14:39:41

Serious crash between motorcycle and vehicle east of Muskegon

MUSKEGON TOWNSHIP, MI -- One person reportedly was unresponsive following a crash between a motorcycle and vehicle east of Muskegon late Tuesday, June 19.

MLIVE.COM - 2018-06-19 21:50:00

Muskegon man accused of prostituting a teen girl enters plea deal

MUSKEGON, Mich. - A Muskegon man has entered a plea deal in a human trafficking case.Mitchell Hodges entered a no contest plea to human trafficking of a minor for commercial sexual activity. In exchange for the plea Hodges will spend no more than seven years in prison.Prosecutors say Hodges was pros

WZZM 13 - 2018-06-19 14:45:54

Jeffrey Willis sentenced to life in prison for murder of Jessica Heeringa

In a long statement, Willis still maintained his innocence and made claims that police botched the investigation and manipulated the evidence against him. He maintained that he was trying to help a teen in 2016, when he was arrested after trying to abduct her. He is still awaiting trial on that ab


Dad, daughter transform swastika into symbol of love on sand dune

The sighting sparked a frank conversation between Zoladz, 36, and his daughter about the nature of hate, but it also moved the father-daughter duo to toil for about 30 minutes during a heatwave to dismantle it.


Traffic warning as Electric Forest begins at Double JJ Resort

"You could come around a curve and find some slow traffic or possibly even stopped," said Lt. Jeffrey White, Michigan State Police. "We strive very hard to not back up traffic all the way to the freeway."

WZZM 13 - 2018-06-19 20:42:31

Road work, delays expected in Norton Shores throughout summer

The"road diet,"as it's called in urban planning circles, started Monday on Broadway and will reduce the roadway from four to three lanes between Getty Street and U.S. 31.

MLIVE.COM - 2018-06-20 12:00:00

AP News - 3rd ex-Wheaton football player pleads guilty in hazing case

Samuel TeBos of Allendale, Michigan, pleaded guilty Tuesday to misdemeanor battery and was sentenced to one year of conditional discharge and ordered to complete 100 hours of community service. Prosecutors dropped the felony charges the former Wheaton College player faced in exchange for his plea.

TOWNHALL - 2018-06-19 18:53:00

AeroMed called for crash, multiple injuries reported

CHESTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Crews are on the scene of a crash involving two vehicles on Gooding Street and 16th Avenue in Conklin.Three people are injured and AeroMed is in route to the scene, according to Ottawa County Dispatch.It is unclear what caused this crash.This is developing story.

FOX17 - 2018-06-19 14:23:44

Black bear spotted in Muskegon County

According to the DNR, black bears are the only species of bear found in Michigan. The black bear population in the Lower Peninsulahas increased 47% since 2000to 2,112 bears.


'I am innocent,' Jeffrey Willis bashes law enforcement, justice system before sentencing

Willis spent nearly 15 minutes bashing local law enforcement, as well as the justice system. "I am innocent," he said.


3rd former Wheaton College football player pleads guilty in hazing case

As part of the agreement, Samuel TeBos, 22, of Allendale, Mich., was sentenced June 19 to one year of conditional discharge, and he is required to pay a $250 anti-crime fee and perform 100 hours of community service, including 25 hours of speaking to youth about the dangers of hazing. In return, nin


Michigan man sentenced in gas station clerk's slaying

Jeffrey Willis wipes tears from his face after speaking to the courtroom before being sentenced to life in prison without parole for the 2013 murder and kidnapping of Jessica Heeringa on Monday, June 18, 2018,... more


Willis to be sentenced Monday morning for killing Heeringa

On May 16, jurors deliberated for less than two hours before finding him guilty of first-degree murder and kidnapping in the April 2013 kidnapping and death of Heeringa, a clerk at the ExxonMobil gas station in Norton Shores.


Muskegon man catches record-breaking fish

The fish, caught by Brandon Kramer of Muskegon, weighed 47 pounds and was nearly 40 inches long.


Twice convicted killer plans message for victim family

Jeffrey Willis hangs his head after being convicted of the 2013 kidnapping and murder of Jessica Herringa on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 in the 14th Judicial Circuit Court in Muskegon, Michigan. (Mike Krebs | MLive.com, Pool)


Taste of Muskegon kicks off tonight

Looking for some options on where to take the family for dinner tonight? Try a variety of places in downtown Muskegon as the Taste of Muskegon event kicks-off tonight, and continues through Saturday.


Black bear wanders through Coopersville

"As far as we know, the bear's still moving on the ground and we would like it to just keep moving and move out of the residential area into the more rural areas and just go back to doing its own thing,” DNR wildlife biologist John Niewoonder told 24 Hour News 8 over the phone Sunday afternoon.