State Rep. Amanda Price, R-Park Township, joined Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, and state Sen. Arlan Meekhof, R-West Olive, in honoring Spring Lake Township on Tuesday as it was designated a Township of Excellence by the Michigan Townships Association.
Crews for oil giant BP worked Tuesday to clean up an undetermined amount of crude oil that spilled into Lake Michigan and affected about a half-mile section of shoreline near Chicago following a malfunction at BP's northwestern Indiana refinery, officials said.
The defendant in a double murder trial took the witness stand Tuesday, denying he killed his sister and her husband in 1987, and explaining several sexual encounters with his younger sister when they were teens.
The crew of Coast Guard cutter Bristol Bay recently rescued a dog that was stranded on the ice on Lake St. Clair, and that compelled a guardsman to write a message to all dogs who are thinking about venturing out onto ice.
March has brought the relief of milder weather to West Michigan. At my apartment complex near Grand Valley State University, the entrance marquis is lettered with a joke from these past freezing months: “A little global warming, please!”
The wife of the man accused in a 1987 double murder in Park Township returned to the witness stand this morning, again saying that she didn’t tell investigators about her husband’s confession at first because, “I was not ready to tell them.”
A Michigan ban on Eurasian boars and similar exotic swine breeds is unconstitutional because it denies equal protection to owners of the animals and is so vague that it's hard to tell which the policy covers and which are exempt, a circuit judge said in a decision released Monday.