5:00 PM Sep 8, 2014
Phil of Grand Haven Township asked, "In the run-up to the conversion of the Spring Lake/Ferrysburg police into sheriff's deputies, it seemed to become accepted wisdom that Spring Lake thereby saves $300,000 a year — reportedly with no cuts in personnel, pay or benefits. So where does the savings come from? Or has a different group of taxpayers (i.e., the entire county) absorbed some of the expense?"
5:00 PM Sep 5, 2014
Marc of West Olive asked, “Do you know what the two large barges were that were in tow south on Lake Michigan around 5 p.m. Tuesday? Looks like there were some small structures on them.”
6:03 PM Sep 4, 2014
Compare unemployment rates, and America's job market looks much stronger than Europe's. The U.S. rate for August, being released Friday, is expected to be a near-normal 6.1 percent. In the 18 countries that use the euro currency, by contrast, it's a collective 11.5 percent.
5:00 PM Sep 4, 2014
The ribs will be cooking at the Berlin Raceway on Saturday and the moon will be shining bright at a Grand Haven school’s planetarium Saturday night.
3:50 PM Sep 4, 2014
The nation's respite from troublesome health care inflation is ending, the government said Wednesday in a report that renews a crucial budget challenge for lawmakers, taxpayers, businesses and patients.
3:00 PM Sep 4, 2014
I was never going to write this column because it is so personal to me and my family. But in the wake of the recent death of Robin Williams, and with the blessing of my wife, Amy, I decided the time was right to share my story.
2:01 PM Sep 4, 2014
A developer hopes to transform a blighted factory building in Spring Lake into something more, and we couldn’t be more excited about the proposal.
12:57 PM Sep 4, 2014
A former chemistry teacher at a suburban Detroit Catholic high school said she was fired after becoming pregnant in a gay marriage.
12:45 PM Sep 4, 2014
Jake Mitchell said he was having a good time kite boarding on Lake Michigan when “the wind just shut down.”
12:15 PM Sep 4, 2014
Clayton Zimmerman needs community members to vote to help him in a nationwide singing competition.
11:04 AM Sep 4, 2014
Detroit police have arrested four people in the robbery and killing of a French street artist whose body was found in the ruins of an abandoned public housing project last year, authorities said Wednesday.
10:51 AM Sep 4, 2014
(UPDATED Thursday 2 p.m. with more photos) Residents of Spring Lake, Grand Haven, Ferrysburg and outlying areas are dealing with massive power outages and downed trees after waves of storm cells passed over West Michigan on Thursday morning.
10:00 AM Sep 4, 2014
Beth Cihacz said she’s glad police response to the convenience store she manages was so quick and that nobody got hurt.
9:07 AM Sep 4, 2014
A California man accused of enticing a West Michigan girl over the Internet and taking her to Missouri has been sentenced to 17 ½ years in federal prison.
7:54 AM Sep 4, 2014
A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch instead of calling police was sentenced Wednesday to at least 17 years in prison after telling the victim's family he would carry "guilt and sorrow forever."
7:00 AM Sep 4, 2014
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 85. South wind 10 to 15 mph becoming light in the afternoon.
5:38 AM Sep 4, 2014
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: