The call from a Muskegon County animal control officer came on a Thursday afternoon last October. There were some cats that needed new homes because the homeowner had become hospitalized, she was told.
A man convicted of killing four women whom he met through an online escort site opted to stay in his jail cell Tuesday when a Detroit-area judge sentenced him to life in prison in a courtroom packed with victims' relatives.
Floodwaters from swollen rivers threatened nearby homes and closed sections of roads Tuesday in western and northern Michigan, while crews made progress toward restoring power to thousands of homes that lost electricity during a series of storms.
Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's resilience in the face of a terror attack.