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Expect a rain, sunshine mix but no snow on Christmas Day in Muskegon area

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Thursday - December 25, 2014 - 10:02am

The Christmas Day forecast in the Muskegon area for Thursday, Dec. 25 involves a mix of sun and clouds, but don't expect much snow.

MUSKEGON, MI – The Christmas Day forecast in the Muskegon area for Thursday, Dec. 25 involves a mix of sun and clouds, but don't expect much snow.

According to the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to reach a high of 38 degrees Thursday with temperatures "steady in the mid to upper 30s" for most of the day. There's a small chance of precipitation on the day, but if anything, it's likely to manifest as rain...

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Fishing Report: Winter perch fishing for Christmas Dinner while waterways still not frozen

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Post Date: Thursday - December 25, 2014 - 8:03am

The families with die-hard fishing enthusiasts as members could have fresh perch for Christmas Dinner this year.

View full sizePans of perch are shown in preparation for the fish fry at St. Catherine's Social Hall in Ravenna in this file photo.MLive.com

MUSKEGON, MI – The families with die-hard fishing enthusiasts as members could catch fresh perch for Christmas dinner this year.

What's more, this year those anglers could land such catches of fish without setting foot on the ice.

"It's amazing we haven't had any ice here," said Bill Funk of Shoreline Service, a bait and tackle...

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Top 5 things to do in Muskegon area this weekend: Hip-hop concert, holiday tours and more

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Post Date: Thursday - December 25, 2014 - 5:40am

Looking for something to do in the Muskegon area this weekend? Here are some of the top things going on for the week of Dec. 26 through Dec. 28.

1. Live hip-hop at L.C. Walker Arena

The Muskegon hip-hop duo HDOE is bringing its high-energy concert to the L.C. Walker Arena in downtown Muskegon starting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 26.

The group, which features cousins Jose "Jodi Dro" Loera and Jaron "Pape" Loera, are co-headlining the show as part of The Interstate 96 Tour with Doughboyz Cashout ahead of StuntHard HotBoyz, GCG, Nique Gotti and Gwalla Boyz.

General admission...

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Welcome to Wayne’s World: Egelston Township resident cultivates wooden creations in personal man cave

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Thursday - December 25, 2014 - 5:01am

The sign above the weathered barn on his property reads "Wayne's World." And when Egelston Township resident Wayne Oudsema opens the front door and flicks on the light first thing each day, that's exactly what it is.

EGELSTON TOWNSHIP, MI – The sign above the weathered barn on his property reads "Wayne's World." And when Egelston Township resident Wayne Oudsema opens the front door and flicks on the light first thing each day, that's exactly what it is.

A retired Muskegon-area contractor, Oudsema has crafted his version of the perfect man cave on his property a stone's throw from Wolf Lake...

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All aboard: Polar Express Pajama Party makes 2nd annual stop at Muskegon’s Harbor Cinema

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Post Date: Wednesday - December 24, 2014 - 8:27pm

On Christmas Eve, the Polar Express made a stop in the Muskegon area.

MUSKEGON, MI – On Christmas Eve, the Polar Express made a stop in the Muskegon area.

Well, at least the movie did.

Several hundred Muskegon County residents made the trip Wednesday, Dec. 24 to Harbor Cinema on Lakeshore Drive in Muskegon to take in the 2004 computer-animated hit starring actor Tom Hanks based on the Chris Van Allsburg book of the same name.

The second-annual event invited area residents to the historic theater for the movie and encouraged them to wear their pajamas, as the main character does in the...

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10 sentences by Muskegon County Chief Circuit Judge William C. Marietti

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Wednesday - December 24, 2014 - 5:12pm
Sentences Dec. 15-16, 2014. The following people were sentenced Dec. 15 or 16, 2014, in circuit court. 14th CIRCUIT COURT MUSKEGON COUNTY Chief Judge William C. Marietti Erin Mar......
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Midday Muskegon headlines: Muskegon Heights city manager, sexual assault evaluation, Muskegon County room tax

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Post Date: Wednesday - December 24, 2014 - 4:01pm

Here are three headlines for Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, plus a tip about what's coming up.

MUSKEGON, MI – Here are three headlines for Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, plus a tip about what's coming up:

What's hot now: Muskegon Heights officials say departing city manager Natasha Henderson made necessary financial decisions

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, MI – City Manager Natasha Henderson turned in her resignation letter to the city council of Muskegon Heights on Monday, Dec. 22. On Tuesday, she was the talk of the town in Flint, where she was offered a five-year contract worth $700,000.

Cops, courts and fire: Alleged Muskegon County sex...

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Today’s obituary: Danielle Jo Nash of Muskegon dies at 27

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Post Date: Wednesday - December 24, 2014 - 2:02pm
DANIELLE JO NASH, 27, died Sunday, Dec. 21 after a battle with brain cancer.   DANIELLE JO NASH, 27, died Sunday, Dec. 21 after a battle with brain cancer. The Reeths-Puff......
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Accumulating snow trend shifting eastward into eastern Michigan for tonight

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Post Date: Wednesday - December 24, 2014 - 1:40pm
The storm with accumulating snow for Michigan is shifting a little farther to the east. The storm with accumulating snow for Michigan is shifting a little farther to the east. A......
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Alleged Muskegon County sex assaulter of boy, 7, to be mentally evaluated

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Wednesday - December 24, 2014 - 11:59am

A 22-year-old West Michigan man charged with sexually penetrating a 7-year-old boy has been referred for psychiatric evaluation, postponing the court process.

Roy Roger SokolowskiMuskegon County Jail 

MUSKEGON, MI – A 22-year-old West Michigan man charged with sexually penetrating a 7-year-old boy has been referred for psychiatric evaluation, postponing the court process.

Roy Roger Sokolowski's probable-cause hearing, which had been scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 23, was adjourned until Feb. 23.

Instead of holding the hearing, Muskegon County 60th District Judge Raymond J. Kostrzewa granted a defense request to have Sokolowski evaluated, court records show. The evaluation is to...

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Heavy rain could help Lake Michigan and Lake Huron lake levels make history

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Post Date: Wednesday - December 24, 2014 - 10:07am
Heavy rain today and tonight could help Lake Michigan and Lake Huron lake levels do something never achieved in lake level records history. Heavy rain today and tonight could hel......
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Muskegon police investigating 3 home invasions with property stolen

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Post Date: Wednesday - December 24, 2014 - 9:47am

The Muskegon Police Department is investigating three home invasions reported Tuesday, Dec. 23, all with property stolen and in one case with vandalism.

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MUSKEGON, MI – The Muskegon Police Department is investigating three home invasions reported Tuesday, Dec. 23, all with property stolen and in one case with vandalism.

  • At 8:40 a.m., a representative of a corporate landlord reported a break-in of a vacant home in the 100 block of Allen Avenue.
The house was vandalized, and several appliances, pipes and wiring were missing, according to police. The homeowner had last checked the property several weeks...
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Muskegon Heights officials say departing city manager Natasha Henderson made necessary financial decisions

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Wednesday - December 24, 2014 - 8:23am

Muskegon Heights this week lost a key employee to a job in Flint.

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, MI – City Manager Natasha Henderson turned in her resignation letter to the city council of Muskegon Heights on Monday, Dec. 22. On Tuesday, she was the talk of the town in Flint, where she was offered a five-year contract worth $700,000.

She will leave a legacy as someone who made the financial decisions that were needed, some Muskegon Heights leaders said Tuesday after the announcement.

And in a written statement Tuesday, Flint emergency manager Darnell Earley cited Henderson's financial chops as one of the reasons she...

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Rain today, wet snow Christmas Eve and morning in Muskegon forecast

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Wednesday - December 24, 2014 - 7:13am

It's looking like a slushy, white Christmas for the Muskegon area, at least in the morning, after a rainy Christmas Eve day.

MLive file photo 

MUSKEGON, MI – It's looking like a slushy, white Christmas for the Muskegon area, at least in the morning, after a rainy Christmas Eve day.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for most of West Michigan starting at 3 p.m. today, Dec. 24, and ending at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25. The advisory speaks of possibly heavy snowfall at times in some areas.

But the specific forecast for Muskegon doesn't...

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Things to do on Christmas Day in the Muskegon area

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Wednesday - December 24, 2014 - 5:41am

As the Muskegon area prepares for Christmas Day festivities, they also must prepare to be without some of their favorite restaurants and businesses on Dec. 25.

MUSKEGON, MI – As the Muskegon area prepares for Christmas Day festivities, they also must prepare to be without some of their favorite restaurants and businesses on Thursday, Dec. 25.

However, whether or not you're planning on celebrating the Christmas holiday, there are still options to fill up the day. The options might be limited, especially as the lack of snow hinders winter outdoor activities, but traditional options such as taking in a movie or...

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