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  • Schuette to Parole Board: Do Not Release Murderer - September 19, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Yesterday, according to a press release, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette renewed his call to the Michigan Parole Board to not release convicted murderer Matthew Makowski. Makowski is scheduled to be released tomorrow, September 20th, unless the Parole Board reverses their decision. In recent media comments, the family of Pietro Puma II, whom Makowski was convicted of murdering, indicated that they do not want Makowski released and that they have Read more…

  • Breaking And Entering Niles Township - September 19, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Niles Township Deputies while on patrol heard loud banging noises coming from Hackers located at 3019 S. 11th Street in Niles Township. Deputies investigated and located 4 unknown subjects running from the scene. Deputies noticed that the backdoor of the building appeared to have been kicked several times indicating an attempted breaking and entering. The deputies pursued and detained two of the individuals. One of the subjects had gloves, a Read more…

  • 4th annual Let’s End Campus Sexual Assault Summit at Western Michigan University - September 19, 2018 at 7:54 am

    Best practices for responding to and preventing sexual assault are at the forefront of First Lady Sue Snyder’s fourth annual Let’s End Campus Sexual Assault summit. The event, which is a continuation of an ongoing campaign to inform communities, empower individuals and ultimately bring an end to campus sexual assault in Michigan, will be hosted at Western Michigan University on Monday, Sept. 24. Michigan is a national leader in the Read more…

  • Michigan Education Trust to Close Current Enrollment Period at End of September - September 18, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    The Michigan Education Trust (MET) is reminding families saving for their children’s education that its current enrollment period will end on Sept. 30. The 529 prepaid tuition program, which is administered by the Michigan Department of Treasury, will reopen for contract purchases in December. MET closes enrollment for a period each year in order to review pricing. During that time, it does not sell new contracts. “To protect against possible Read more…

  • National Roundabouts Week - September 18, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) kicked off the first National Roundabouts Week on Monday. When it comes to making travel through intersections safer, the modern roundabouts being built by state, local and tribal agencies are true lifesavers. In fact, roundabouts reduce the types of crashes where people are seriously hurt or killed by about 80% when compared to conventional stop-controlled and signalized intersections, according to the AASHTO Highway Safety Manual. Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Great-grandmother, 73, kills 580-pound alligator with one shot, she says

    iStock/Thinkstock(GOODRICH, Texas) — A great-grandmother in Texas hit an alligator in the bullseye earlier this week, killing the massive reptile with one shot to its head, she told a local news station. Livingston Mayor Judy Cochran believes the gator she found on her family ranch along the Trinity River in Goodrich, Texas, is responsible for her miniature horse who went missing three years ago, she told ABC Houston station KTRK-TV. Read more…

  • GOP senators to Ford: Show up Monday or we vote on Kavanaugh

    iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The overarching message from Republicans Wednesday to Christine Blasey Ford: Show up or we’re heading to a vote. “She said she wanted to appear but if she changes her mind and refuses to appear, there’s not much we can do,” the number two Republican in the Senate, John Cornyn of Texas, said of the California professor who alleges Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they Read more…