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Southbound U.S. 131 near Big Rapids shut down due to crash

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Sunday - December 9, 2018 - 3:41pm
All lanes of southbound U.S. 131 near U.S. 10 in Osceola County are currently closed following a crash. BIG RAPIDS, MI - All lanes of southbound U.S. 131 near U.S. 10 in Osceola ......
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Former wrestling meet worker headed to prison for child porn

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Sunday - December 9, 2018 - 9:53am
He pleaded guilty to six felonies. Wayne Thomas FullerMuskegon County Jail  MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI - A former wrestling meet worker is going to prison on child pornography char......
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Mistrial declared in case against man accused of ordering murder

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Friday - December 7, 2018 - 4:35pm
The jury deadlocked in the murder trial against Jeremy Morton. MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI - A mistrial has been declared after a Muskegon County jury couldn't reach a verdict in the mur......
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20-home neighborhood planned for Norton Shores conservation area

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Friday - December 7, 2018 - 2:02pm
The subdivision is to be located on a nearly 15-acre lot at 214 E. Pontaluna Road. NORTON SHORES, MI - A 20-home subdivision with nearly half of the property dedicated to co......
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Ex-con who embezzled from 90-year-old may get to skip jail

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Friday - December 7, 2018 - 12:47pm
The victim had the early stages of dementia. Susan Louise AdamsMuskegon County Jail  MUSKEGON, MI - A woman with a lengthy criminal history has been given the chance to avoi......
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Committee recommends Pound Buddies for new animal shelter contract

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Thursday - December 6, 2018 - 5:17pm
Pound Buddies currently operates the shelter and animal control services. MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI - The next contract for Muskegon County animal shelter and control services is expec......
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Woman pleads guilty to neglect of ’emaciated’ horses

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Wednesday - December 5, 2018 - 3:51pm
Eight starving horses were removed from her farm in August, according to a rescuer. Watch video MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI - A township supervisor has pleaded guilty to ......
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Norton Shores files plan with state to address pension shortfall

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Wednesday - December 5, 2018 - 3:36pm

The city's pension system is about 50 percent funded - 10 percentage points less than the state required minimum.

NORTON SHORES, MI - The city of Norton Shores has filed a corrective action plan with the state to address its pension fund shortfall.

The city's pension system is about 50 percent funded - 10 percentage points less than the state's minimum for adequate pension funding. The state and the Municipal Employee Retirement System (MERS) are pushing to get each municipality to be close to 100 percent funded by 2030.

MERS collects annual contributions from municipalities, invests that money and uses the contributions and money...

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Mega Millions results for 12/04/18; jackpot worth $208 million

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Wednesday - December 5, 2018 - 9:39am
In Michigan, one ticket sold won $10,000. That was the largest prize won in the state. LANSING, MI - The Mega Millions jackpot continues to grow as there was no winner of the $20......
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Mega Millions numbers for 12/04/18: live results for $208 million jackpot

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Tuesday - December 4, 2018 - 7:30pm

It's been six weeks since a lucky lottery player from South Carolina won a $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot.

LANSING, MI -- It's been six weeks since a lucky lottery player from South Carolina won a $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot. In that time, no one else has won the Mega Millions jackpot and as such, the jackpot for the drawing on Tuesday, Dec. 4 is worth $208 million.

The cash option for tonight's drawing is $119 million. And while that may not be a record-breaking amount, a jackpot worth more than $200 million is something that gets lottery...

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Electric Forest releases initial 2019 line up

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Tuesday - December 4, 2018 - 4:59pm
Ticket sales begin Wednesday, Dec. 5. ROTHBURY, MI - Electric Forest 2019 will host more than 100 artists from a variety of genres during June 2019.  The ninth annual event ......
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Citywide winter parking ban won’t take effect until late December

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Tuesday - December 4, 2018 - 4:20pm

Winter is upon us, but the city of Muskegon is still tinkering with this year's seasonal parking ban.

MUSKEGON, MI - Winter is upon us, but the city of Muskegon is still tinkering with this year's seasonal parking ban.

The city of Muskegon typically bans street parking each year from mid-December until late February to keep neighborhood roadways clean and clear after a fresh bout of snowfall.

The Muskegon City Commission is expected to pass a final version of the proposed ban after a second reading at its next meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11, though the new rules would not take effect...

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Fire causes $40K in damage to Muskegon Heights business

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Tuesday - December 4, 2018 - 1:46pm
The fire occurred around 11:45 a.m. at a used car dealership. MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, MI - Jim's Auto Sales II suffered about $40,000-worth of damage in a fire on Tuesday, Dec. 4, acco......
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Western Michigan Christian makes it official with Kurt Gruppen as AD

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Tuesday - December 4, 2018 - 9:41am

Warriors' boys basketball coach had been acting as interim athletic director.

Kurt Gruppen has been acting in the role, and now it's official: He's been formally announced as athletic director at Western Michigan Christian.

He adds the title to his duties as a teacher and boys varsity basketball coach at WMC. Gruppen fills the AD position previously held by Josh Glerum, who was hired for the AD job at Zeeland East.

Gruppen had been serving as interim AD at WMC.

"I am excited to take on this new role at WMC. I look forward to leading the athletic department and helping our athletes...

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County treasurer wanted new bids, officials wanted Pound Buddies

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Tuesday - December 4, 2018 - 9:00am

The Muskegon County treasurer said he was following county policy. Pound Buddies leaders called it a 'slap in the face.'

MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI - Arguments about fees, rising costs and citizen complaints compelled Muskegon County Treasurer Tony Moulatsiotis to seek new contract proposals for animal shelter and control services currently provided by Pound Buddies.

Moulatsiotis did so even though county Administrator Mark Eisenbarth and Public Works Director Matthew Farrar suggested to him in a string of emails that signing a new contract with Pound Buddies would be a good bet for the community and the county's wallet. Those emails were obtained by...

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