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August 30, 2013
MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) - Two deputies at a county jail in West Michigan have been injured during an attack by a 26-year-old prisoner who used concrete chunks in a sock as a club. Sheriff Dean Roesler says Thursday afternoon's attack in the Muskegon County Jail was without provocation. The Muskegon Chronicle and WZZM-TV report that it occurred near a second-floor housing unit. The deputies are described as 25-year and 19-year veterans of the corrections unit. Roesler said the plastic was used as "stabbing devices," but the deputies were not stabbed.
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NEWS
August 28, 2013
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) - A 6-year-old Illinois boy who was rescued after being trapped beneath 11 feet of sand for more than three hours is expected to return to northern Indiana along with his parents to thank those who freed him. Michigan City is hosting a pair of events Wednesday to recognize those involved in rescuing Nathan Woessner (WAYZ'-ner) of Sterling, Ill. The boy was rescued July 12 from beneath a sand dune at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Gov. Mike Pence is scheduled to attend the ceremony 11 a.m. Central time at City Hall.
NEWS
WSBT-TV Report | August 26, 2013
Hey everyone, just a quick reminder in case you missed us on First Thing in the Morning. I know today is going to be hot BUT there is a "moderate" swim risk today in Lake Michigan because of the windy conditions. Big waves and rip currents are a concern so please stay out of the water! Tomorrow, feel free to jump in to cool off!   --WSBT Meteorologist Abby Weppler  
NEWS
August 26, 2013
BINGHAM FARMS, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan animal welfare group has added features to its website to help people find lost pets. The map is intended to help people contact an animal shelter that could have their cat or dog. The map also helps people find the right shelter if they discover a lost pet. It's all on www.mpaw.org , which is run by the Michigan Partnership for Animal Welfare. Linda Reider of the Michigan Humane Society says most counties have a single shelter that holds stray animals, but urban areas could have many.
SPORTS
SBT Report | August 26, 2013
Southwestern Michigan's two largest leagues will have a new look in 2014. Changes in the Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference and the Wolverine Conference will leave the former as a 12-team league and the latter with some division changes. Battle Creek Harper Creek, Marshall and Coldwater will leave the SMAC and join a new league, which also will include Jackson Parma Western, Jackson Northwest, Jackson Lumen Christi, Charlotte and Battle Creek Pennfield. That league begins play in 2014-15.
NEWS
August 20, 2013
The 6-year-old Illinois boy who spent nearly four hours buried beneath 11 feet of sand at a LaPorte County beach is back in school. Watch the full report here:
NEWS
By STAN MADDUX | Tribune Correspondent | August 18, 2013
A Michigan City-area man who  survived being hit by an Amtrak train traveling 110 miles per hour with just a few broken bones is now out of the intensive care unit at Memorial Hospital. Officials tell WSBT he is in serious condition. Darryle See, 22, was alert and talking to the police after being thrown into some tall grass 20 feet from the tracks, said La Porte County Police Maj. John Boyd. According to police, the collision occurred around 11:30 a.m. Friday on the north side of U.S. 12 just east of Shady Oak Trailer Park . See told officers he was walking in the middle of the tracks listening to music with ear plugs on when he was hit from behind.
NEWS
August 15, 2013
ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan Republican State Committee member faces charges in Wisconsin over what police say was an armed standoff with officers responding to his suicide threat. Fifty-one-year-old Doug Sedenquist of Escanaba has a Sept. 3 court date in Green Bay, Wis., on charges of disobeying police, sending a threat and disorderly conduct. The Detroit Free Press and the Green Bay Press Gazette say Sedenquist phoned his estranged wife March 3 and she realized he was following her. A complaint in Brown County, Wis., Circuit Court says Green Bay police surrounded Sedenquist's pickup truck.
NEWS
August 15, 2013
SILVER CREEK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say the body of a 58-year-old man has been found in a southwestern Michigan lake after a boat was reported empty on the water. The Cass County sheriff's department says it was called Wednesday night to Indian Lake in Silver Creek Township. Witnesses told them a person was fishing from the boat and they later noticed the boat still was on the lake with no one inside. The department says several area residents went out on the lake in another boat and found the body of Steven Crans of Bangor.
NEWS
August 12, 2013
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) - Crews are expected to start examining a Michigan City sand dune for any problem areas similar to where a collapse last month buried a young Illinois boy under 11 feet of sand for more than three hours.   The National Park Service and the Environmental Protection Agency are scheduled to use ground-sensing equipment starting Monday at the 43-acre sand dune called Mount Baldy at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. That section of the park has been closed to the public since 6-year-old Nathan Woessner (WAYZ'-ner)
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