In Michigan schools, counselors are on the frontlines in supporting students: They are college and career counselors. They nudge students forward and encourage student interests.
Local schools are working to help kids who are struggling with fears due to the Oxford school shooting and the corresponding closures of area schools due to threats.
In the wake of the Oxford school shooting last week, and with Grand Haven and Fruitport schools both closed Monday due to threats, local parents are becoming more and more nervous about sending their kids back to school.
Fruitport Community Schools will open its doors to students and staff Tuesday after consecutive days closed due to unspecified threats.
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.
Grand Haven and Fruitport schools were closed Monday due to "potential threats of violence," and Grand Haven remains closed today (Tuesday).
Ottawa County's seven-day average number of new cases, as of Monday, is about 287. That's up from the daily average of 201 reported a week ago.
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There was a time, not so long ago, when Michael Flynn’s latest pronouncement would have been considered outrageous, but I’m afraid we’ve reached the point of outrage fatigue.
Today: A chance of snow showers before 9 a.m., then a chance of rain and snow showers between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., then rain showers after 1 p.m. High near 46. Breezy, with a southeast wind 13 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of les…
FRUITPORT — According to Superintendent Jason Kennedy, Fruitport Community Schools will likely be closed Monday as police continue to investigate a threat against the district.
PONTIAC (AP) — A judge imposed a combined $1 million bond Saturday for the parents of the Michigan teen charged with killing four students at Oxford High School, hours after police said they were caught hiding in a Detroit commercial building.
The Chamber of Commerce Grand Haven-Spring Lake-Ferrysburg is participating in the “Our Town” gift card/certificate effort provided by Consumers Energy.
As multiple threats continue to close schools in the days after a shooting at Oxford High School in Oakland County that killed four students and injured seven others, local limited licensed psychologist Sarah Lewakowski calls for the attentiveness of the things around us.
FRUITPORT — Coach Kris Cole is beside himself when talking about Fruitport’s First Tech Challenge (FTC) Techno Trojans middle school robotics team.
PONTIAC — A prosecutor filed involuntary manslaughter charges Friday against the parents of a teen accused of killing four students at a Michigan high school, saying they failed to intervene on the day of the tragedy despite being confronted with a drawing and chilling message – “blood every…
The Ottawa County health department reported Friday that there were 841 new cases of the virus and three deaths related to COVID-19 since Wednesday.
PONTIAC — A prosecutor filed involuntary manslaughter charges Friday against the parents of a teen accused of killing four students at a Michigan high school, saying they failed to intervene on the day of the tragedy despite being confronted with a drawing and chilling message — "blood every…
PONTIAC — The parents of a teen accused of killing four students at a Michigan high school were charged with involuntary manslaughter Friday as a prosecutor described chilling moments that day when a teacher found a drawing of a gun, a person bleeding and the words "help me" at the boy's desk.
Hospitals throughout West Michigan are near or near their bed capacity levels, according to the Ottawa County Department of Public Health – and that puts access to health care at risk, not only for COVID-19 patients but also for those seeking other kinds of care.
Today: A chance of rain and snow showers before 11 a.m., then a chance of rain showers between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Cloudy, with a high near 43. Calm wind becoming south- southwest 5 to 8 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
The Michigan football team, which is preparing to play for the Big Ten championship, will have a special patch on the players' jerseys to honor the four victims of the Oxford High School shooting Tuesday, as well as the survivors and community.
OXFORD TWP. — A prosecutor considering criminal charges against the parents of a boy accused of killing four students at a Michigan school said Thursday their actions went "far beyond negligence" and that the gun "seems to have been just freely available" to the teenager.
In the wake of a deadly school shooting at Oxford High School on Tuesday, school districts across the Detroit area began announcing late Wednesday plans to call off classes on Thursday.
The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office and Michigan State Police will crack down on speeding in a three-month enforcement campaign this winter, citing an increase in fatal crashes and speed-related fatal crashes last year.
The State Bar of Michigan recently recognized the chief judge of Ottawa County’s 20th Circuit Court, Jon Van Allsburg, with the Marilyn J. Kelly Award for Outstanding Judicial Service in Family Law.
As news broke Tuesday about a school shooting at Oxford High School — which left four students dead and several others wounded — our local schools acted quickly, mobilizing resources to help students and staff deal with the trauma.
Today: Partly sunny, with temperatures rising to near 50 by 10 a.m., then falling to around 44 during the remainder of the day. Breezy, with a west-northwest wind 15 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.