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November 20, 2010
SPRING LAKE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — After three years on the lam, Terri Essex's cat is back. Essex was out of town when her house sitter told her the cat named Harrison was missing from her Muskegon home. The Grand Haven Tribune reports that the cat was caught this month about 10 miles away in Ottawa County's Spring Lake Township and returned thanks to a microchip implanted in the pet. Harrison also still had his collar on. Essex says she always suspected that Harrison had found a way to survive.
April 2, 2011
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Grand Traverse County teenager to a year in jail for stabbing and beheading a cat. The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports 18-year-old Jonathan D. Cook also was sentenced Friday to five years of probation. The Blair Township teen pleaded guilty Feb. 25 to a felony count of killing or torturing an animal. Cook previously told Circuit Judge Philip Rodgers the cat bit him, so he stabbed it and went back "a couple days later and cut its head off. " The teen says he stuffed the cat's head in a plastic bag tied to his belt buckle and showed it off to his friends.
WSBT-TV Report | July 18, 2012
Today, lawmakers in Michigan consider a tougher new, law designed to prevent child abuse that many other states already have. Statistics show one out of four girls and one out of seven boys are sexually abused by the age of 18. Michigan State Senator John Proos of St. Joseph has joined with sex abuse advocate Erin Merryn at the Berrien County Council for Children to help raise awareness about sex abuse. Merryn is a sex abuse survivor and has made it a mission to help prevent abuse.
February 1, 2013
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) - An 18-year-old Michigan man has been sentenced to 51 years in prison after pleading guilty to murdering an Elkhart man. A spokesperson with the Elkhart County Prosecutor's Office says Brandon Johnston of Three Rivers, Mich., told Judge Terry Shewmaker during Thursday's sentencing that in the past he had received marijuana, synthetic marijuana, alcohol and pills from James Grant. Grant was stabbed 23 times in his home in the early hours of Aug. 2. His body was found two days later.
By Colleen Ferreira ( | November 23, 2010
SYRACUSE, Ind. — Neighbors witness a car go up in flames, and it was caused by a mobile meth lab in Syracuse on Monday afternoon, just minutes before an elementary school nearby let out for the day. Neighbors say if this explosion happened just a half hour later, their kids would have been in danger. It’s a scene that's become all too familiar for father Jeffrey Yoder. “It's been around the county pretty bad,” Yoder said. Yoder saw a car explode Monday afternoon in front of his home at the 300 block of West Main Street in Syracuse.
September 20, 2012
Some University of Michigan students got in an early jab in for this weekend's game with Notre Dame. Apparently the students hung up a banner overnight Tuesday. It's on one of the entrances to Notre Dame Stadium and it reads "beat the Irish" along with the Michigan logo. Photo courtesy:
November 14, 2012
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan residents and businesses could receive payments from a price-fixing settlement involving liquid crystal display screens.     State Attorney General Bill Schuette said Tuesday in a release that a billion-dollar fund was created over an illegal conspiracy by 10 manufacturers to raise prices of flat panels used in TVs, monitors and laptop computers.     Claims for cash payments for $25, $100, $200 or more can be made for products purchased from 1999 to 2006.
WSBT-TV Report | September 3, 2013
Jurors will return to a Cass County courtroom this morning as a high-profile double murder trial enters its second week. Police say Keith Lintz Junior murdered John and Carolyn Tarwacki in their Niles-area home in 2010. So far, jurors have have heard from several witnesses, including one of Lintz' former cellmates. A Tennessee woman who testified Tuesday claims Lintz said he killed two people in Michigan and told her, "the state of Michigan is too stupid to catch me. " We learned Friday that Lintz' attorney plans to ask the judge to declare a mistrial.
By Colleen Ferreira (, Click here to follow Colleen on Twitter | WSBT-TV | December 11, 2012
LANSING, Mich. - It was a bitter fight with about 12,000 activists gathered at the Michigan state capitol on Tuesday. The controversial right-to-work bill will now make its mark in Michigan, which becomes the 24 th state to pass such a law. The House passed the bill Tuesday afternoon, the Senate last week, and Governor Rick Snyder signed it late in the afternoon. The day started in Lansing with a peaceful and passionate protest, but as the day moved on, tempers escalated and tensions got worse.
By Kristin Bien ( | September 5, 2012
Immigration is already a hot topic this election season. Both parties have made reforming our country's immigration system a priority. Now, a statewide initiative in Michigan is encouraging people to welcome immigrants to the state. And while it seems the message may spark debate -- the group says it is not political. In fact, it is supported by Governor Rick Snyder, a Republican, and State Representative Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat. Drivers along Michigan's I -94 might notice a billboard has quietly popped up among the weeds and brush.
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