He's accused of abducting a teen, also murdering Jessica Heeringa and Rebekah Bletsch.
MUSKEGON, MI - A Muskegon judge ruled Friday that Jeffrey Thomas Willis will have separate trials for allegedly murdering Jessica Heeringa, Rebekah Bletsch and abducting a 16-year-old girl.
Muskegon County Prosecutor D.J. Hilson had moved for a joinder -- trying the three cases together.
In a legal brief and in oral arguments Friday, April 28, Hilson argued on grounds that the three cases showed a common alleged scheme or plan. Trying them separately would also place a significant drain on resources of the court, prosecutors, and public defender's office,...
DEQ director: "I understand the public wants this denied." Watch video
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Michigan Department of Environmental Quality director Heidi Grether knows that her agency is caught between a well and a hard place.
The agency is reviewing a controversial permit request by Nestle Waters North America to increase the volume of water it pumps from a mid-Michigan well and Grether said whatever decision the DEQ makes is likely to be contested in court.
Grether was one of several DEQ officials to speak at the West Michigan Air & Waste Management Association chapter spring conference at Grand Valley State University...
The show's depiction of suicide has some concerned.
MUSKEGON, MI - The Muskegon Area Intermediate School District is the latest in a slew of schools nationwide warning parents about the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why."
The fictional Netflix series based on the 2007 novel of the same name by Jay Asher follows teenager Clay Jensen, in his quest to uncover the story behind his classmate and crush, Hannah, and her decision to end her life.
In a letter sent to parents and guardians on Thursday, April 27, Muskegon's ISD expressed concerns that the series may be sending the wrong message when...
Strong SUV sales and a robust financial arm helped power General Motors to record revenue in the first quarter of 2017, the Detroit automaker announced April 28. Total revenue from all markets reached $41.2 billion, and increase of 10 percent from 2016. Net income reached $2.6 billion, a 33.5 percent increase. "Our first-quarter results reflect our resolve to grow...
Strong SUV sales and a robust financial arm helped power General Motors to record revenue in the first quarter of 2017, the Detroit automaker announced April 28.
Total revenue from all markets reached $41.2 billion, and increase of 10 percent from 2016.
It's buried other homes in the past. Watch video
OCEANA COUNTY, MI - Shifting sand dunes have claimed another home near Silver Lake.
The home in the 1900 block of North Shore Drive in Golden Township has been reduced to a mass of rubble as sand slowly took over. The structure was a guest home on the property that includes a home that workers are now trying to save.
The towering dunes near Lake Michigan have buried homes in the past, said Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast.
"It's the process of Mother Nature," Mast said. "You can't oppose it or prevent it."
Scott Bradford outlines how Monday and Tuesday's draft will factor into next season
MUSKEGON, MI- The USHL draft takes place in just a couple of days, with Phase
I beginning at 7:00pm Monday night and Phase II beginning Tuesday morning at 9:00am.
The Phase I draft will be ten rounds, and only 2001-born players are eligible for selection. Muskegon has ten picks, beginning with the 12th overall selection. As of now, the Jacks still have their tender to use in place of that 12th pick, meaning they could sign any 2001-born player who hasn't already signed a...
The master brewer is known to some as the "Beer Father."
LUDINGTON, MI - Ludington Bay Brewing will be worth the wait.
The downtown Ludington brewery will open during mid-May, after previously planning a March opening. The open date slid back due to construction and licensing delays, said Ted Gedra, owner.
"If you came into today, you'd think we could open pretty quick," he said. "We want everything to be right when we open because you only get one chance at that."
Training of kitchen and wait staff is underway. In all, there will be about 40-45 employees at the brewery this summer.
Drinking water chief gives talk called, "Flint: What Really Happened." Watch video
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- A retiring top Michigan Department of Environmental Quality official claims that treating Flint River water with orthophosphates wouldn't have prevented the city's lead drinking water crisis, and that a spike in water main breaks during the Polar Vortex winters of 2014 and 2015 was a major overlooked factor in the infamous public health disaster.
In unusually candid fashion for a current state official speaking in public, Bryce Feighner, director of the Michigan DEQ Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance Division, broke with well-established consensus on...