GRAND RAPIDS — James Verne Russell, 50, a former Muskegon-area teacher and principal, was sentenced this week to 720 months in the Federal Bureau of Prisons for sexual exploitation of two minors.
Michigan residents voting absentee are now encouraged by the Michigan Secretary of State to drop off ballots at their local clerk’s office or drop box and not via mail.
OCEANA COUNTY — Authorities in Oceana County are searching the Huron-Manistee National Forest for a woman who hasn't been seen since Monday evening.
Grand Haven residents want a downtown ice skating rink, a playground in the shopping area, a hotel to increase density and more in the coming years, according to a survey conducted by the Grand Haven Main Street Downtown Development Authority.
A COVID-19 drive-thru testing site in Grand Haven Township on Oct. 20 will no longer be available, according to a news release from the Ottawa County Department of Public Health.
A coalition that includes almost every major environmental organization in Michigan, hunting and fishing groups and the Michigan Oil and Gas Association is an unusual one. But those are the groups endorsing Proposition 1, on the statewide Michigan ballot this election.
NORTON SHORES — President Donald Trump drew thousands at a West Michigan on Saturday, holding a raucous rally less than three weeks from Election Day.
President Donald Trump made a campaign stop in Muskegon on Saturday afternoon, speaking to a large gathering of followers. Rock 'n roll legend Ted Nugent performed at the rally.
LONE TREE, Colo. — Darcy Velasquez, 42, and her mother, Roberta Truax, were walking recently in the Park Meadows mall about 15 miles south of downtown Denver, looking for Christmas gifts for Velasquez's two children, when they spotted a store with a display of rhinestone-studded masks.
MINNEAPOLIS — Bill Moore opened his mailbox last week to find a survey from CatholicVote, a conservative group backing President Donald Trump, which proclaimed, “There is a war on Catholics and faith in God.”
NORTON SHORES — President Donald Trump visited Muskegon County Saturday in a push to rally Michigan voters with just a few weeks left until the election. FlyBy Air at the Muskegon County Airport in Norton Shores held the rally.
PARK TOWNSHIP — There was a time when people would get a job and decide to keep it for their entire working life, but that rarely happens anymore – unless you’re a crossing guard at West Ottawa Public School’s Woodside Elementary School.
After a week without direct access to driveways and parking, residents who live along Fulton Avenue on Grand Haven’s east side should be able to access their properties again today.
Due to high water levels on Harbor Island, the Board of Light & Power is considering alternatives for cleaning up the coal combustion residuals on the island.
Today: A 20 percent chance of showers after 11 a.m. Increasing clouds, with a high near 60. Breezy, with a south wind 9 to 14 mph increasing to 19 to 24 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 36 mph.
A frost advisory is in effect from 2-8 a.m. Saturday, and a wind advisory is in effect from 2 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday for Ottawa, Muskegon and Oceana counties.
ROBINSON TWP. — A Grand Haven woman was pinned in her vehicle after a two-car crash Friday morning at the intersection of Lincoln Street and 136th Avenue in Robinson Township.
The Ottawa County health department has announced an updated automated contact-tracing program that will use an expedited algorithm to anonymously collect information about those who have tested positive for COVID-19.
A split decision by the Board of Light & Power directors moves forward a master plan to redevelop the former Sims site, a decision that was expected but feared by some in the community.
Today: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly after 2 p.m. High near 51. West wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
A hybrid schedule at the secondary school level is helping keep the number of positive COVID-19 cases down, Fruitport Community Schools Superintendent Bob Szymoniak said after announcing new cases identified in the school system earlier this week.