Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered all U.S. and Michigan flags at the Capitol Complex and all public buildings and grounds across the state to be lowered to half-staff to honor the victims of the Oxford High School shooting one year ago Tuesday.
This past week I was thankful to see the classic lakers John G. Munson and Wilfred Sykes visit, as well as the Laura L. VanEnkevort/Joseph H. Thompson.
Slavery didn’t end in 1863 when Abraham Lincoln issued his Emancipation Proclamation. In reality, it took time for the message to take hold, and it wouldn’t be until June 1865, in the aftermath of the Civil War, that slavery had finally ended in the last holdout state of Texas.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for portions of central, south-central, southwest and west-central Michigan from 10 p.m. Tuesday through 8 p.m. Wednesday. This includes Ottawa County.
GRAND RAPIDS — Jonathon Thomas Burgett, 37, of Holland has been sentenced to 30 years in a federal prison for the sexual exploitation of a child, U.S. Attorney Mark Totten announced Tuesday.
The Michigan Supreme Court on Tuesday sent the involuntary manslaughter case of the parents of accused Oxford High School shooter Ethan Crumbley back to the Court of Appeals to consider whether there was sufficient evidence for James and Jennifer Crumbley to stand trial.
NEW YORK — “Gaslighting” – behavior that’s mind manipulating, grossly misleading, downright deceitful – is Merriam-Webster’s word of the year.
Sitting in a courtroom on the second floor of the Ottawa County Courthouse, it looks like a regular daily docket of court hearings, with defendants filling the gallery and each taking their turn to speak with the judge.
A Holland woman, who was arrested in the Grand Haven-area last week for allegedly stealing a car and credit cards, has been sentenced to nine months in jail for larceny and resisting a police officer in an incident that took place earlier this year in Holland Township.
LANSING — The Michigan Board of State Canvassers voted unanimously Monday to certify the results of the state’s Nov. 8 general election during an at-capacity, hourslong meeting in which an audience member was escorted out by police.
NEW YORK — Don’t look for plastic partitions or faraway benches when visiting Santa Claus this year. The jolly old elf is back, pre-pandemic style, and he’s got some pressing issues on his mind.
GRAND RAPIDS (AP) — A federal judge has denied a new trial request by two men convicted of conspiring to kidnap Michigan's Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Plenty of decisions go into selecting the perfect Christmas tree – they come in many shapes, colors and sizes.
NORTON SHORES — Each holiday season, the Mona Shores Choir presents the Singing Christmas Tree. Just like any other Christmas tree, this one needs an angel on top.
A judge overseeing the trial of the parents of the Oxford High School shooter has denied a motion by prosecutors seeking to admit as evidence testimony from two experts on mass shootings.
NEW YORK — Shoppers returned to familiar holiday shopping patterns but were weighed down by inflation this Black Friday after two seasons marked by pandemic worries and supply issues.
A bid from a contracting company to replace more than a dozen fire hydrants in Spring Lake Township was approved by the Township Board at its Nov. 14 meeting.
In the movie, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” the Clark Griswold character falling off his ladder while attempting to put up his Christmas lights comes across as funny. In the real world, falling off the roof is anything but comical.
It may not be open just yet, but cars are starting to stream through the parking lot of Mulligan’s Hollow Ski Bowl, according to hill manager Ryan Parsons.
Today: A 30 percent chance of showers before 8 a.m. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 44. West-northwest wind 14 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
The Michigan Department of Health has approved two hospitals' requests to temporarily add more beds on an emergency basis in response to a recent increase in patients hospitalized for respiratory viruses.
With construction costs for new homes and interest rates soaring, vacant housing is drawing more attention as a shortcut to quickly getting more units on the market.
WEST OLIVE — Back in 2021, the federal government allocated Ottawa County $57 million from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). To try and figure out how best to spend the money, the county surveyed residents and decided to put some of it toward affordable housing, broadband internet service…
Today: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 4 p.m. Patchy fog before 8 a.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. South wind 7 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
A man wanted for the alleged groping of women inside stores in Coopersville and Grand Haven Township has been arrested, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday.
For families who settled for smaller gatherings and remote blessings during the height of the pandemic, this Thanksgiving looks like the return of the big bash.