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Fighting erosion in South Haven
SOUTH HAVEN — High water eroding Lake Michigan’s beachfront property is not an unusual occurrence for Elizabeth Akehurst of South Haven. “Same old, same old,” Elizabeth said.
West Michigan man saves diner from choking at South Haven restaurant
SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. — Talk about being in the right place at the right time. A West Michigan man came to the rescue of a choking man Sunday at South Haven’s Clementine’s Restaurant.
Murder trial begins Tuesday in Van Buren County fatal shooting, multi-state manhunt
PAW PAW, Mich. - Jury selection begins Tuesday in the murder trial of a Van Buren County man accused in a deadly shooting an multi-state manhunt in the summer of 2018. Taylor, 38, is accused of shooting and killing Timothy Henley, 40, on June 21 in Gobles.
Van Buren County Murder Trial Underway
A Van Buren County man is now on trial for the shooting death of his ex-wife’s new boyfriend. It happened in June when Troy Taylor tried to drop off his son at his ex-wife’s house in Gobles and she wasn’t there. Her daughter found her nearby having sex with Tim Henley in his Jeep. In the anger that
Former police sergeant, wife arraigned on Grand Rapids body mutilation case
GRAND RAPIDS — A Holland man charged with perjury in connection to a body mutilation case against his son is a retired police officer. The parents of 29-year-old Jared James Chance, of Grand Rapids — who is charged with mutilation of a dead body and concealing a death — arraigned Wednesday, Dec. 12,
South Haven restaurant owner tinkers, carves with a holiday spirit
SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. — There’s a man who’s hard at work in his workshop getting ready for Christmas. He tinkers, he builds, he carves wondrous creations from wood that put a smile on everyone’s face. This man is jolly, though he’s clean shaven and rather thin. He’s Al Ruppert, owner of Clementine’s re
LMC advances with $20M bond sale
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Lake Michigan College is moving quickly with a $20 million bond sale to kick-start its various construction projects. The last step came when board members signed off on a revised resolution that allows the sale to go ahead.
Mom, dad kept quiet after learning son dismembered woman’s body, police say
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The parents of a man accused of mutilating a Kalamazoo woman’s body were aware he had “cut Ashley Young’s body into multiple pieces” but failed to tell that to Grand Rapids police during interviews, police said in court records.
Bay County man accused of uploading child porn to internet takes plea
BAY CITY, MI - The day before his trial was set to begin and two years after police began investigating him, a Bangor Township man accused of uploading child pornography to the internet has accepted a plea deal.
Ace Sports Cards moves into new location on Eighth Street
HOLLAND — For the second time in two years, Jeff Boes packed up his inventory of thousands of baseball, hockey, basketball and football cards at Ace Sports Cards and moved shop.
Parents of mutilation suspect accused of helping son, perjury
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The parents of a man accused of mutilating a Kalamazoo woman’s body have been accused of providing help to their son and perjury. Holland residents Barbara Louise Chance and her husband, James Howard Chance, are charged with accessory after the fact, specifically disinterment and
Prosecutor dismisses charges against school administrators for delay in reporting chair throwing incident
BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. -- Two administrators of the Benton Harbor Charter School Academy are no longer facing charges in connection with failure to timely report an incident where a teacher threw a chair in a classroom and injured a student.
Allegan County woman pinned at toll booth revived
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — An Otsego woman was resuscitated after she was found pinned between her SUV and an Indiana toll booth and a defibrillator registered no pulse. Witnesses told Indiana State Police the 40-year-old woman, whose name was not released, had stepped from the SUV Saturday night to retri
Pregnant girl's body pulled from dumpster, suspect arrested in Mishawaka
MISHAWAKA — The body of a 17-year-old Mishawaka High School student who was pregnant was recovered Sunday morning from a dumpster near Pasquale Rulli’s restaurant at Division and Battell streets — just a block away from her home.
MI Northern Indiana Zone Forecast
Berrien- Including the cities of Niles, Benton Harbor, St. Joseph,. Fair Plain, Benton Heights, Buchanan, and Paw Paw Lake. .THROUGH DAYBREAK...Cloudy. Chance of flurries. Northwest winds.
Starting early with firearm safety
During the day, John Andrasi is a senior technician in the Washer Development Lab at Whirlpool Corp., but on nights and weekends, he is teaching kids about shooting sports. Andrasi has been a 4-H leader with the Straight Shooters 4-H Club for about 18 years. In November he was named one of the Outst
Guns Stolen from Graafschap Hardware Store
ALLEGAN COUNTY (WHTC-AM/FM) -- The owners of Graafschap Hardware and the shop's gunsmith are making a public appeal to be alert for a collection of guns stolen from the Allegan County shop.
Fatal hit-and-run crash suspect wanted by sheriff's office
OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, MI - The Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office is investigating a hit-and-run crash that resulted in the death of a pedestrian late Saturday evening. The crash occurred at around 11:10 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, near the 3800 block of 9th Street in Kalamazoo County's Oshtemo Township, a
Maple Grove Grill & Bar
I told you it was South Haven week on this blog. Co-worker and I spent the whole day in Van Buren County. He drover separately because he was heading towards Kent County after work and we knew we’d be there all day.
Plea deal reached in slaying of Benton Harbor man
KALAMAZOO — A Kalamazoo man who killed a potential key witness in a Berrien County murder trial will plead guilty to second-degree murder, WKZO radio reported. The station reported Saturday that Jerome Oday II, 28, agreed to a plea deal with Kalamazoo County prosecutors. He shot Tykarri Lucas, 23, d