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Ludington man arraigned for alleged bomb, shooting threat to nursing home

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Wednesday - December 17, 2014 - 5:18pm

Dayvin M. Flickinger, 21, of Ludington has been arraigned on a charge of false report or threat of a bomb/harmful device for allegedly threatening to shoot up and bomb a Ludington nursing home.

Dayvin FlickingerMason County Jail 

LUDINGTON, MI – Dayvin M. Flickinger, 21, of Ludington has been arraigned on a charge of false report or threat of a bomb/harmful device for allegedly threatening to shoot up and bomb a Ludington nursing home.

The charge is a felony punishable by up to four years in prison. Mason County District Judge Peter Wadel set a cash or...

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Union vote scheduled at ADAC Automotive locations in Muskegon

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Wednesday - December 17, 2014 - 5:00pm

The United Automobile Workers will hold a vote for more than 670 production, maintenance and technical support employees at ADAC Automotive on Thursday, Dec. 18.

MUSKEGON, MI – Employees at one of Muskegon County's largest employers are making a push to unionize.

The United Automobile Workers will hold a vote for more than 670 production, maintenance and technical support employees at ADAC Automotive on Thursday, Dec. 18.

The vote will begin early in the morning and continue until 7 p.m. at ADAC's three Muskegon locations on Keating Avenue, Port City Boulevard and Olthoff Street.

The UAW became involved with ADAC employees when a...

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5 things to know about Muskegon Chronicle Game of the Week: Muskegon vs. Oakridge girls basketball

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Wednesday - December 17, 2014 - 4:15pm

The game is the opener to the 5th Annual Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame Girls Basketball Tournament being held at Mona Shores High School.

Muskegon vs. Oakridge at Mona Shores in 5th Annual Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame Girls Basketball Tournament opener

Records: Muskegon (0-3), Oakridge (4-1)

Tipoff: 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Rematch of 2013 tourney game: Muskegon has participated in the MASHF Girls Basketball Tournament every year since its inception in 2010 and sports a 5-3 record. That includes a 58-48 win over Oakridge on the tourney’s first day last year. It was Oakridge’s first appearance in the tourney....

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Midday Muskegon headlines: Mona Shores millage, Webster Avenue shooting, Covenant Academy graduation

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Wednesday - December 17, 2014 - 3:28pm

Here are three headlines for Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, plus a tip about what's coming up.

MUSKEGON, MI -- Here are three headlines for Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, plus a tip about what's coming up.

What's hot now: Mona Shores voters to decide tax increase in May for building improvements

NORTON SHORES, MI -- Mona Shores voters will be asked in May to approve a 0.75-mill tax increase to pay for "basic needs" at the district's six buildings.

Cops, courts and fire: Teen charged in connection with shooting inside Webster Avenue home

MUSKEGON, MI -- A 17-year-old Muskegon man has been charged in connection...

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Police: Women grabbed, robbed in hospital parking lot; suspect apprehended

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Wednesday - December 17, 2014 - 2:44pm
Muskegon police say they quickly tracked and arrested a man they suspect of assaulting a woman in the Hackley Hospital parking lot and stealing a purse from a second woman Wednesday morning. ......
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Today’s obituary: Pearl Halmond of North Muskegon dies at 99

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Wednesday - December 17, 2014 - 2:17pm

Today's obituary for Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.

 

PEARL HALMOND, 99, of North Muskegon died Sunday, Dec. 14.

She was born in Geneva Township, Mich., and married John Halmond on Oct. 11, 1940.

Halmond was a member of Community United Methodist Church and past treasurer of the Goodwill Auxiliary, the Church Women's Auxiliary and the Lincoln Golf Course Ladies League. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who helped wherever she could.

She is survived by her daughter, Amy Brown of Whitehall; her daughter-in-law, Pamela Halmond of North Muskegon; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death...

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Norton Shores man charged with robbery of Henry Street gas station

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Wednesday - December 17, 2014 - 1:32pm

A Norton Shores man has been charged with the armed robbery of a Muskegon gas station, and police say he's not the serial robber who has hit several area businesses.

David CoffmanMuskegon County Jail 

MUSKEGON, MI -- A Norton Shores man has been charged with the armed robbery of a Muskegon gas station, and police say he's not the serial robber who has hit several area businesses.

David Leroy Coffman, 33, of 3919 Fink St., is charged with robbing the Marathon Express Lane, 812 W. Laketon Ave., on Dec. 6.

Muskegon police identified Coffman with the...

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Teen charged in connection with shooting inside Webster Avenue home

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Wednesday - December 17, 2014 - 12:52pm
A 17-year-old Muskegon man has been charged in connection with a shooting in a home on Muskegon Avenue earlier this month. Jayquan HicksMuskegon County Jail  MUSKEGON, MI --......
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Sentences by Muskegon County Circuit judges Timothy G. Hicks, Annette Rose Smedley

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Wednesday - December 17, 2014 - 12:35pm

Sentences Dec. 1-3, 2014.

The following people were sentenced Dec. 1 or 3, 2014, in circuit court.

14th CIRCUIT COURT

MUSKEGON COUNTY

Judge Timothy G. Hicks

Scott Allen Carroll, 34, of Muskegon, seven months Muskegon County Jail for controlled substance possession non-narcotic, five days jail (time served) for larceny less than $200, restitution/fees/costs $348. In a separate case, seven months jail, 2 ½ years probation for third-offense driving while intoxicated, habitual offender third, $1,148 fines/fees/costs, 60 days community service, vehicle to be immobilized one year starting June 1, 2015, place on SCRAM unit for four months after jail.

Ryan Matthew Clark, 30, of Whitehall, 30...

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Guest column: Michigan needs advanced practice registered nurses legislation

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Wednesday - December 17, 2014 - 12:00pm

The time is now to finish the job of ensuring a healthier Michigan.

Cynthia McCurren 

Cynthia McCurren is President of the Michigan Association of Colleges of Nursing and Dean of Kirkhof College of Nursing at Grand Valley State University.

By Cynthia McCurren

On behalf of the Michigan Association of Colleges of Nursing (representing Michigan's 21 baccalaureate and higher degree nursing programs), we are urging the Michigan House of Representatives to take action on Senate Bill 2 before the end of the legislative session.

Michigan is facing a looming physician shortage. As our population ages and more Michigan residents...

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Ringing out 2014 with one final Beat the Elite contest for MLive Muskegon Chronicle

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Wednesday - December 17, 2014 - 11:50am
Test your prediction skills against Mark Opfermann on 10 area basketball games. MUSKEGON, MI – And I thought I had a good week. I tipped off the first Beat the Elite baske......
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Mona Shores voters to decide tax increase in May for building improvements

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Wednesday - December 17, 2014 - 11:04am

Mona Shores voters will be asked in May to approve a 0.75-mill tax increase to pay for "basic needs" at the district's six buildings.

NORTON SHORES, MI -- Mona Shores voters will be asked in May to approve a 0.75-mill tax increase to pay for "basic needs" at the district's six buildings.

The millage would raise $13.1 million for such needs as roofs, boilers, playground improvements and structural repairs, said Mona Shores Assistant Superintendent Greg Helmer.

"These are really basic needs," Helmer said. "You're talking boilers and pumps. You're looking at doors and windows. There's some buses and obviously roofing is another...

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Ludington nursing home placed on lockdown during threat of shooting, bomb

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Wednesday - December 17, 2014 - 10:32am

A Ludington nursing home was placed on lockdown around 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, after a man allegedly threatened to come to the home and shoot the residents.

File Photo | MLive 

LUDINGTON, MI – A Ludington nursing home was placed on lockdown around 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, after a man allegedly threatened to come to the home and shoot the residents.

The man, a 22-year-old Ludington resident, allegedly later told a police officer via telephone that he had placed a bomb in the home and was going to detonate it, according to a news release from...

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‘Community conversation’ on Muskegon police-citizen relations set for 7 p.m. Wednesday

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Wednesday - December 17, 2014 - 9:45am

The "community conversation" will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17 at the Angel Community Church, 446 Ada, near the corner of Apple Avenue and Wood Street just east of downtown Muskegon.

MUSKEGON, MI -- MLive Muskegon Chronicle and Muskegon urban radio station 103.7 FM The Beat have joined forces to provide citizens the opportunity to discuss police-community relations in Muskegon.

The "community conversation" Wednesday at 7 p.m. will be about local police-citizen relations in light of national headlines coming out of Ferguson, Mo. and New York City. MLive file photo 

The "community conversation" will be at 7 p.m....

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Sentences by Muskegon County Chief Circuit Judge William C. Marietti

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Wednesday - December 17, 2014 - 8:44am
Sentences Nov. 24-25, 2014. The following people were sentenced Nov. 24 or 25, 2014, in circuit court. 14th CIRCUIT COURT MUSKEGON COUNTY Chief Judge William C. Marietti Jacob Ha......
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