Veronica of Spring Lake asked, "How do they decide to designate highways as interstates or U.S. or Michigan? I would think an interstate would need to go through at least two states, but I-196 only runs from around St. Joe to Grand Rapids. Why is U.S. 31 not M-31?"
(UPDATED: Wednesday 2:30 p.m.) A 37-year-old Spring Lake man was ticketed for disregarding a red light after he collided with a police cruiser late Wednesday morning at Robbins Road and Beacon Boulevard.
The abduction of two teenage siblings who were taken to Michigan and later released unharmed is believed to be drug-related, and the teens' alleged abductors "specifically targeted" the youths, Indianapolis police said Tuesday.
Last month was the coldest February recorded in Grand Rapids and the fourth-coldest month ever, WZZM-TV meteorologists said. But all that frigid air helped create spectacular ice formations along Lake Michigan. These photos were taken earlier this week at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park in Norton Shores by Richard Lubbers.