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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday’s outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states.

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The first expungement assistance clinic hosted by the Ottawa County Public Defenders Office saw 70 people who attorneys were able to help start the process of removing felonies and misdemeanors from their criminal record.

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Ottawa County will have a fifth Circuit Court judgeship position beginning in 2023, after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a bill giving the county and others in Michigan additional judgeships.

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ROME (AP) — Retired Pope Benedict XVI asked forgiveness Tuesday for any "grievous faults" in his handling of clergy sex abuse cases, but denied any personal or specific wrongdoing after an independent report criticized his actions in four cases while he was archbishop of Munich, Germany.

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Yaceair Divers, 17, of Grand Rapids pleaded guilty Tuesday in Ottawa County Circuit Court in connection with the Aug. 18, 2021, armed robbery of the T-Mobile store in Grand Haven.

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A former Grand Haven Area Public Schools assistant superintendent pled no contest to embezzling more than $950,000 from the school district during a hearing in the Ottawa County Circuit Court on Monday morning. 

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The University of Michigan has agreed to a $490 million settlement with more than 1,000 people who say they were sexually assaulted by a former sports doctor during his nearly four-decade career at the school, the university and those involved in the settlement announced Wednesday.

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The arraignment for a former Grand Haven Area Public Schools administrator accused of embezzlement from the school district was postponed for a second time Friday.

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The arraignment for a former assistant superintendent for the Grand Haven school district originally scheduled for Monday morning in Ottawa County Circuit Court has been postponed to later this week.

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Scholten Fant recently announced that the Michigan Super Lawyers magazine has named Tiffany R. VanderKolk to its 2021 list of “Rising Stars.”

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A prosecutor continues to criticize the decision to keep a teenager in a Michigan school before a shooting that killed four students last week, raising questions about whether staff and the school district will face liability — criminal or civil — in the tragedy.

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TAMPA, Fla. — She gets to the hospital 20 minutes before her shift, walks through the lobby carrying a smoothie, hoping — but not believing — that today might be better than the day before.

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GRAND RAPIDS — Members of anti-government paramilitary groups implicated in an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan’s governor over measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus during a fraught election year also discussed abducting Virginia’s governor during a June meeting, an FBI agent testif…

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In a year where a global pandemic has wiped out most art shows, a group of local artists put their heads together and came up with a new type of event this past weekend.

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A Crockery Township man remains lodged in the Ottawa County Jail on charges related to an incident in which he barricaded himself inside his house and stood off police for several hours earlier this month.

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A phone call from the jail was played and Facebook Messenger communications between the defendant and the deceased read during the second day of the trial for a Ferrysburg man charged with supplying drugs that caused a Grand Haven woman’s death.

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A man who police say broke into two Coopersville-area homes and assaulted the residents was arraigned Thursday on four related charges in Ottawa County District Court in Grand Haven.

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A 19-year-old Allendale man was ordered to serve 60 days in jail and was put on probation for two years when sentenced Monday for a drunk driving crash that seriously injured a Detroit-area man near the Grand Valley State University campus.