IONIA, Mich. (AP) — Ninety cases of a COVID-19 variant believed to be more contagious have been found in inmates and staff at a western Michigan prison, and dozens of test results are pending,...
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 504 new coronavirus cases for the latest 24-hour period. It is the highest daily jump in about two weeks and raising worries about a potential surge...
DETROIT (AP) — A five-year dispute over a speed limit on a western Michigan road ended Wednesday when the state's highest court sided with a man who can't be prosecuted for drunken...
IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A woman charged with second-degree murder in the death of a state trooper was drunk and driving around 100 mph at the time of a crash last summer, authorities...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — More than 462,000 acres have been sprayed from the sky to prevent the spread of Eastern equine encephalitis, the Michigan health department said Thursday.
NORTH PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A tax proposed to repair roads in a western Michigan township ended up in an election tie.
“A tie is a defeat,” Ionia County Clerk Greg Geiger...
SARANAC, Mich. (AP) — Investigators believe a Utah woman who was involved in a head-on crash in western Michigan that seriously injured a Michigan State Police trooper last week had been drinking...
IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A guard shot a prisoner at a prison in western Michigan during an outdoor fight between inmates, the Corrections Department said.
IONIA, Mich. (AP) — The Ionia County Board of Commissioners is withholding its support for a proposed immigration detention center planned to hold 600 men accused of violating immigration laws...
IONIA, Mich. (AP) — The federal government is proposing a detention center in western Michigan to hold as many as 600 men accused of violating immigration laws.
SARANAC, Mich. (AP) — The state's highest court is taking a look at a speed limit dispute in a small town in western Michigan.
The Supreme Court said it will hear arguments in the months...
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Three professional Frisbee players have died after they were involved in car crash en route to a team practice in Detroit, authorities said.
SARANAC, Mich. (AP) — A sheriff’s department says a hunter was badly wounded in western Michigan when he was accidentally shot by his brother.
LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — Prison officials are crediting a member of the public for helping prevent the escape of a prisoner who tried to grab an officer's gun at a Michigan rest stop.
IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A flea-ridden Persian cat so weak she could barely stand was rescued from a residential garden in Ionia and reunited with her family in Grand Rapids after three years apart, an...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Corrections is reviewing how its mail policy is applied after inmates at a state prison were prevented from reading five news articles published by...
DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan man exonerated in the 1985 arson-related slayings of his wife and young daughters will receive $1.3 million from the state after fighting to get compensation under a law...
BELDING, Mich. (AP) — A judge says a Michigan manufacturer that was ordered to shut down amid concerns about fires and the release of chemical clouds can continue most of its operations.
BELDING, Mich. (AP) — A judge has ordered a Michigan manufacturer to cease operations amid concerns among health officials about a June dumpster fire and the release of chemical clouds.
SARANAC, Mich. (AP) — A man convicted of drunken driving in western Michigan has won an appeal after it turned out that he was under the speed limit when stopped by police, not over...
PORTLAND, Mich. (AP) — Portland city officials are asking Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration to clarify or reconsider its decision to deny aid to communities hurt by severe flooding...
WYOMING, Mich. (AP) — A church in western Michigan is helping to pay off more than $1.8 million in medical debt for families.
Grand Rapids First church in the Grand Rapids-area community of...
IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A former staffer for President Barack Obama is running for the U.S. House seat held by Republican Justin Amash of Michigan.
IONIA, Mich. (AP) — Another county clerk in western Michigan has been injured while riding a motorcycle.
The Daily News reports that Ionia County Clerk Janae (Juh-NAY) Cooper broke a leg...
IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A state police squad based in a mid-Michigan city has moved out of a deteriorating former prison that had served as its home for more than a decade.
IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan judge says an encounter with methamphetamine inside the courthouse where he works serves as a warning about the extent of the drug epidemic.
SEBEWA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A prosecutor says a 69-year-old mid-Michigan homeowner was justified when he fatally shot a man who broke into his home and attacked him.
IONIA, Mich. (AP) — An animal control official in western Michigan is objecting to a proposal that could require her staff to obtain a search warrant to investigate animal abuse.
DETROIT (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has declared a state of emergency for Ionia County to help it recover from recent flooding in Portland and other winter weather effects.
IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A newspaper in western Michigan is reducing its print product to two days a week.
The Ionia Sentinel-Standard says it will publish a newspaper only on Wednesday and Saturday, starting Feb. 27. It's now available in print five days a week.
The Sentinel-Standard will continue to post stories online every day. It specializes in covering news in Ionia County, east of Grand Rapids.
MUIR, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say children clad only in pajamas and firefighters suffered frostbite while a fire destroyed a mid-Michigan home.
Lyons-Muir Fire Chief Lyndon Randall says the children's mother suffered burns and smoke inhalation before two firefighters pulled her from the home around 4:45 a.m. Thursday in Muir, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) east of Grand Rapids.
SEBEWA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a Michigan homeowner fatally shot a man who broke into his home and attacked him.
The Ionia County sheriff's office says 40-year-old Justin Eddy of Lansing allegedly forced his way into the home on Tuesday night in Sebewa Township, about 105 miles (169 kilometers) northwest of Detroit.
IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A company has removed Chinese-made office furniture it delivered to a Michigan courthouse following a six-month legal battle with officials who wanted American-made products.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A wintry Midwest storm has dumped wet snow on parts of Michigan's southern Lower Peninsula, creating treacherous driving conditions that police say contributed to one death.
IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man who was convicted of murder nearly 30 years ago is seeking to have his life sentence commuted, citing that he was acting in self-defense.
The state Parole Board had a hearing Thursday to listen to Ron Redick's request. The 81-year-old Spring Lake resident is serving a life sentence with no parole for the 1991 murder of his business partner, Ken Kunkel, 55.
PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) — A woman says a Michigan pharmacist refused to fill a prescription to help her complete a miscarriage, telling her it was against his religion.
Rachel Peterson of Ionia tells the Detroit Free Press the pharmacist worked at a Meijer store in Petoskey. She and her husband were in northern Michigan in July following the miscarriage of their twins.
IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A company has proposed opening a privately operated federal immigration detention center at the site of a Michigan prison that was closed in 2009.
IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A Powerball ticket sold last year in Michigan that was worth $1 million has expired after nobody claimed the prize.
The Michigan Lottery says the money instead went to the state's School Aid Fund after the Thursday afternoon deadline to claim it passed.
The ticket was bought at a Marathon gas station in Ionia. The Michigan Lottery says Powerball tickets are valid for one year from the date of the drawing.
BELDING, Mich. (AP) — A former gas station site in Ionia County will be evaluated for redevelopment with financial assistance from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.
The DEQ recently awarded a $27,500 grant to the county's Brownfield Redevelopment Authority for use at the property in the town of Belding.
The grant will pay to examine the property and plan for its safe reuse. Testing will determine whether environmental cleanup is needed.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Lottery says a $1 million Powerball winner has a month to claim the prize before schools get an unexpected gift.
Someone matched five numbers on Sept. 25, 2017. The ticket was purchased at Ionia Marathon in Ionia, between Lansing and Grand Rapids.
Winning Powerball tickets are valid for one year from the drawing date. If the prize goes unclaimed, the money goes into Michigan's School Aid Fund.
ORLEANS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Tests discovered elevated levels of chemical contamination in drinking water for a Michigan preschool that's closed to children for the summer.
The EightCAP Orleans Head Start center in Ionia County's Orleans Township announced Monday that man-made chemicals called perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances were found at a well. Bottled water will be provided at the facility about 115 miles (185 kilometers) northwest of Detroit.
ORANGE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Lansing man has died after falling into a lake at a mid-Michigan campground.
The Ionia County Sheriff's Office says 47-year-old Pedro Lira was fishing with a friend when he fell into the lake. It says a pre-existing medical condition might have caused Lira to experience distress.
The incident occurred about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Lakeside Resort and Campground in Orange Township.
IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A prisoner who says a Corrections Department officer gave him a painful and wild ride will get his day in court.
An appeals court says Daryl Becher doesn't have governmental immunity in a lawsuit. Danielle Scott claims he was injured while being transferred across the state to a prison in Ionia in 2013.
IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan county official is demanding a local supplier replace the Chinese-made office furniture it delivered with American products that the contractor had promised at a higher price.
The (Greenville) Daily News reports Ionia-based Custom Office Systems recently delivered 11 desks to the Ionia County Courthouse in boxes clearly marked "Made in China."
IONIA, Mich. (AP) — Fifteen Michigan inmates have received associate's degrees from Calvin College.
The prisoners are the first in the Calvin Prison Initiative program to earn a degree. The program, which launched in 2016, provides up to 20 inmates annually with the opportunity to pursue a bachelor's degree in ministry leadership.
"My ultimate dream is to be a professor and be able to teach," said inmate graduate Dustin Gordon. "This program has instilled in me a deep need to pay it forward."
GAYLORD, Mich. (AP) — At least four traffic deaths in Michigan have been blamed on an early spring storm that dumped more than a foot of snow across parts of the state's northern Lower Peninsula.
Snow began falling Tuesday but picked up in intensity early Wednesday, leaving roads slick and hazardous. National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Boguth said 2 to 3 inches of snow was falling an hour in some areas before the storm started to wind down Wednesday afternoon.
GAYLORD, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on a spring snowstorm dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula (all times local):
At least four traffic deaths have been blamed on an early spring storm that dumped a foot of snow or more across parts of Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula.
National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Boguth says snow began falling Tuesday, but picked up in intensity early Wednesday morning leaving roads slick and hazardous.
DANBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a 29-year old man whose body was found lying on a road in central Michigan.
Grand Rapids station WOOD-TV reports that deputies found Nicholas Hoppes' body about 4:30 a.m. Monday, in the northbound lanes of Charlotte Highway.
The Ionia County Sheriff's Office characterized the death of Hoppes, of Portland, as "suspicious."
LYONS, Mich. (AP) — Officials in a central Michigan community have said no to allowing a cat to stay in the public library.
The Sentinel-Standard of Ionia reports the Lyons Township District Library Board of Directors recently reached its decision on the gray and white cat, known as Aww Kitty.