GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Officials have closed the parking lot at a Michigan state park after crowds of visitors ignored social distancing guidelines designed to prevent the spread of the...
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan appeals court has affirmed the murder conviction of an Ottawa County man who told police that he killed a neighbor on the day after Christmas because she was...
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Vandals have damaged a steam locomotive on permanent display in western Michigan.
The Pere Marquette 1223 in Grand Haven has been spray-painted several times,...
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — The city of Grand Haven is expected to open its two iconic lighthouses to the public as museums, pending fundraising efforts to repair and renovate.
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Utilities are trying to restore power in western Michigan as winds buffet the region and waves pound the coasts of lakes Michigan and Huron.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Officials say an invasive water plant called European frogbit has been detected in Michigan's lower Grand River.
The state Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and...
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan company that offers skydiving says a man who died last weekend had no equipment problems but turned too close to the ground.
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a 33-year-old skydiver has been killed in Michigan when he abruptly fell after trying to avoid colliding with another jumper near the landing.
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Boaters are credited with rescuing a teenage girl who was swept off a pier and into Lake Michigan by high waves.
WOOD-TV broadcast video of the girl tumbling into...
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — The Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival of Ships has been canceled due to large waves on Lake Michigan.
Officials say waters were too rough for ships participating in...
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — The National Weather Service is strongly advising people to stay out of Lake Michigan in western Michigan, despite the excessive heat.
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Officials in a western Michigan city are expected to request a state emergency due to flooding on an island.
The Grand Haven Tribune reports that rising water...
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — A woman has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the bathtub drowning of her 8-month-old son in western Michigan.
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — A Kentucky-based media company has bought daily newspapers in Grand Haven, Michigan, and Lebanon, Tennessee.
Paxton Media Group announced Friday it bought the Grand...
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Police in Michigan are appealing to people to surrender their instant riches after a box with $30,000 fell off the back of a truck.
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — A man sentenced to life in prison for a murder committed when he was 16 has been handed the same prison term.
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Lake Michigan's shoreline will welcome residents and visitors this summer who want to stroll alongside Grand Haven's long-awaited pier catwalk.
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Rehabbing wildlife is not for everyone, and working with squirrels is probably among the least desirable projects, according to local rehabilitator Brad Boyink.
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Efforts are moving forward on the Grand River Greenway trail project in western Michigan with newly announced agreements to acquire additional land.
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan community college plans to hold classes in the fall at a renovated former funeral home, as college officials look to stop leasing space and make a permanent investment in the community.
Muskegon Community College purchased the Clock Life Story Funeral Home building in Grand Haven for about $378,000, The Grand Haven Tribune reported.
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Police say a man placed fireworks at a Roman Catholic church in western Michigan, broke a chair and attacked another man who was preparing for Mass.
The suspect was arrested after threatening officers who responded to a 911 call Sunday at St. Patrick-St. Anthony church in Grand Haven. Two morning Masses were canceled.
The firecrackers were described as the "M5000 Jumbo." They were not ignited.
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — A former director of a transit agency in western Michigan who pleaded guilty to embezzling tens of thousands of dollars has been sentenced to six months in jail.
Linda LeFebre learned her punishment Monday. She earlier entered the plea after authorities say she overpaid herself for over 750 hours of work over a four-year period.
LeFebre apologized, saying she's working to be a much more honest person.
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan school has begun distributing bottled water after state environmental officials said it had elevated levels of toxic industrial chemicals.
Robinson Elementary School in Grand Haven said Monday the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality said it had levels of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS, exceeding the Environmental Protection Agency's safe drinking water level of 70 parts per trillion.
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — The former director of a transit agency in western Michigan has pleaded guilty to embezzling tens of thousands of dollars.
The Holland Sentinel reports 53-year-old Linda LeFebre entered the plea Monday after authorities say she overpaid herself for over 750 hours of work over a four-year period. Sentencing is next month.
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Shake your — mailbox?
Indeed, that's the message in many areas of Michigan where mailboxes are attached to posts at the end of a driveway. As another winter approaches, road commissions are reminding residents to check the stability of their mailbox.
A weak mailbox post is no match for snow coming off a plow at 35 mph. The Ottawa County Road Commission in western Michigan says it's "no picnic" to dig out a fallen mailbox and try to reinstall it in frozen ground.
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan man accused of killing his neighbor while she cleared snow has been found guilty of first-degree murder.
Wendell Popejoy is set to be sentenced on Nov. 5. Popejoy faces a mandatory life prison term without the possibility of parole for the December 2017 killing of Sheila Bonge (BON'-gee).
The jury in Ottawa County Circuit Court deliberated nearly three hours Monday before reaching its verdict.
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan man told police that he fatally shot a neighbor while she cleared snow on the day after Christmas last year, saying she was a "nuisance to the neighborhood."
A video of Wendell Popejoy's confession was played for jurors Friday in Ottawa County court. He's charged with murder in the death of Sheila Bonge, whose unclothed body was put on a sled and found at the bottom of a hill a few days later.
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court has rejected an attempt to reopen the conviction of a western Michigan man who was charged with killing his sister and brother-in-law 26 years after their deaths.
Ryan Wyngarden had already exhausted his automatic appeal after his murder conviction and life sentence in 2014. But he returned with a second appeal on his own, arguing that his rights were violated through mistakes during his Ottawa County trial.
MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — Want to cool off in Lake Michigan? Beware.
The National Weather Service says there are serious weather-related hazards Saturday, from north of Holland to Manistee, including high waves and rip currents. Forecasters are especially citing Grand Haven State Park in Ottawa County and Pere Marquette State Park in Muskegon County.
Winds could whip up to 25 mph, and waves could reach 5 feet.
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — The National Weather Service is warning swimmers about risky weekend conditions at some of the Michigan's most popular Lake Michigan beaches.
Swimmers are likely to find high waves, possible rip currents and strong winds, from Friday through Saturday afternoon, especially at beaches from Ottawa to Mason counties.
The weather service is specifically pointing at Grand Haven State Park in Grand Haven and Pere Marquette State Park in Muskegon. High waves will cover piers.
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say beachgoers formed human chains along the shores of Lake Michigan to rescue swimmers caught in rough water blamed for two drownings over the weekend.
Officials in western Michigan say three other people were hospitalized after being pulled from the lake Sunday.
The Grand Haven Department of Public Safety says people linked arms to reach a 64-year-old man experiencing trouble in the "hazardous wave conditions" around noon.
Raw: Hazardous Wave Conditions On Lake Michigan
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Justin Olson carefully chose his words when describing his four years heading up Coast Guard Station Grand Haven. Master Chief Olson said those years were at times good and bad, challenging and tragic, but above all, rewarding.
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man whose body was pulled from Lake Michigan at Grand Haven State Park in western Michigan.
The Grand Haven Department of Public Safety says Friday the body of 25-year-old Emmanuel Niyomugabo of Grand Rapids was found Thursday about 30 feet (9 meters) from shore within the park's swimming area. An autopsy was planned to determine cause of death.
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — A man's body has been pulled from Lake Michigan at Grand Haven State Park in western Michigan.
Witnesses first saw the body Thursday about 30 feet from shore within the park's swimming area.
Police were trying to identify the man. Grand Haven Public Safety Director Jeff Hawke said there were no reports of missing people.
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — A Milwaukee man has died in Michigan in the cabin of a boat that was registered for a yacht race across Lake Michigan.
Grand Haven police say foul play isn't suspected nor is the death of the 41-year-old man related to the Queen's Cup race. MLive.com reports that authorities were called to a marina around 4:50 a.m. Saturday.
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — A farm that employs 300 seasonal and full-time workers in western Michigan will close by August.
The Muskegon Chronicle says Gardens Alive notified the state on May 31. The 1,700-acre farm in Grand Haven Township grows trees, shrubs and perennials.
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Upgrades to Grand Haven's South Pier are being delayed again due to record high water levels in Lake Michigan.
MLive reports the final phases of the $2.1 million project were supposed to be complete before the city's Coast Guard Festival in late July. Grand Haven City Manager Pat McGinnis says the expected completion date is now mid-October.
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has turned down an appeal in a dispute over a pole that can be turned into a cross on public land in western Michigan.
The city of Grand Haven stopped the cross display in 2015 after critics said it was an illegal endorsement of religion. Michigan courts have said the city has the power to manage the property along the Grand River.
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — A couple has donated $2 million to support the Grand River Greenway Trail project in western Michigan.
Bill and Bea Idema's donation to the Ottawa County Parks Foundation brings the total money raised for the project to $5.5 million. The foundation wants to raise $7.2 million.
"Through this gift, the Greenway Campaign has turned a corner," said Greenway Campaign Co-Chair Peter Secchia.
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Two western Michigan foundations have together contributed $860,000 toward a trail effort that would connect Grand Haven in Ottawa County to Millennium Park in Kent County.
The Grand Haven Tribune reports that the funding for the Grand River Greenway Campaign came from the Grand Rapids-based Wege and Frey foundations.
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials are taking feedback on a long-term plan for managing Lake Michigan fish populations and future stocking activities.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is hosting the last of three public meetings on the topics Thursday in Grand Haven. Others were held this week in Manistique and Traverse City.
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — More than 100 people have paid their final respects to a World War II veteran from Michigan who died with no known relatives.
WOOD-TV reports that about 150 people, some of whom never met Gordon Hale, gathered for his funeral Thursday at Grand Haven's Lake Forest Cemetery.
Hale died at age 90 on Nov. 10 at a Grand Haven nursing home where he'd lived for 14 years.
MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A Coast Guard crew has rescued three people and a dog from a sinking boat on Lake Michigan near Muskegon.
The Coast Guard says occupants of the 21-foot boat reported Saturday morning that water was in the vessel and up to their knees. Each had on a life jacket.
A crew from Station Grand Haven pulled the occupants aboard a Coast Guard response boat. No injuries were reported.
SPRING LAKE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a deer crashed through a window of a western Michigan medical office, ran through it and out another window.
The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department says the deer was last seen running across a street Thursday afternoon after leaving Lakeshore Family Care in Spring Lake, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of Grand Rapids.
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — A former youth pastor who admitted to sexually abusing a young boy in western Michigan a decade ago has been sentenced to 3½ to 15 years in prison.
WOOD-TV reports 31-year-old Daniel Hoffman learned his punishment on Monday in Ottawa County Circuit Court. He earlier pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct.
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — A former youth pastor has admitted to sexually abusing a young boy in western Michigan a decade ago.
WOOD-TV reports 31-year-old Daniel Hoffman pleaded guilty last week to two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct. He's jailed without bond ahead of sentencing, which is scheduled for Sept. 11.
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — A former girls' softball coach accused of sexually assaulting a girl on his western Michigan team starting in 2012 has been sentenced to about nine to 40 years in prison.
Thomas Galloway on Monday learned his punishment in an Ottawa County courtroom.
GRAND HAVEN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Construction crews in western Michigan have uncovered a centuries-old road beneath a roadbed.
Grand Haven Township Manager Bill Cargo said that an approximately 50-foot section of "corduroy road" was discovered Monday as crews installed a storm sewer during a reconstruction project. Initial sections were found July 18 and additional stretches continue to pop up since. More than 100 linear have been uncovered so far.