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Jessica Heeringa Abduction – Jeffrey Willis’ Cousin Lied About His Involvement

Norton Shores Lt. Michael Kasher told a Muskegon County magistrate that Bluhm told investigators "Jeffrey Willis did do it," referring to the abduction of Jessica Heeringa.

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Bicycle Commuting Rose By 26 Percent Last Year In New York City
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State Police Report: Bicyclist Deaths Up 57 Percent Last Year

As someone who rides a bicycle into work every day, these statistics are more than a little disconcerting, especially since Kent County had the most bicycle deaths of any county in the state in 2015

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Tunisia Tourism One Year After Sousse Terror Attack
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Where Did The Idea Of ‘Going To The Beach’ Come From?

I'm sure most of us at one point will jump in the air and take the short drive to Lake Michigan to one of the many great beaches we have there. But it wasn't that long ago that 'going to the beach' was not anything anyone wanted to do.

In fact, in the history of man, it's a fairly recent development.

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Police Seek Public’s Help in Finding Endangered Ionia County Man

Michael Dennis Turashoff, 47, left his home on Petrie Road in Sebewa Township early in the morning on Thursday, June 23. Police believe that Turashoff walked away from his home, but no one is sure where he went.

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Open carry gun rally in Austin, Texas.
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Battle Creek Bombers to Host ‘2nd Amendment’ Night

The Battle Creek Bombers are getting mixed reviews over their decision to hold a "2nd Amendment Education" night at their ballpark. The event is centered around education around guns, gun safety, and the 2nd Amendment.

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Amy Schumer Coming to Kalamazoo’s Wings Event Center October 5

Schumer's performance in Kalamazoo is part of her national #SchumerTour, which she announced on June 23rd via Facebook LIVE. The tour includes many locations around the United States, as well as a handful of international appearances.

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Pakistan Zindabad! via YouTube
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Beautiful Candles Made Right Here in West Michigan

I was browsing the internet, as one does when bored, when a video caught my eye. Someone called it, 'my favorite how it was made segment.' Intrigued I clicked on it low and behold it was a candle made by Holland House Candles right here in West Michigan.

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Kalamazoo Mother Charged With Murder in Connection to 4-Year-Old Daughter’s Death

Daveeta Lee Walker has been charged with two counts of felony murder, first-degree child abuse, and torture in connection to the death of her four-year-old daughter Kharisma Richardson.

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Jeffrey Willis Will Stand Trial in the Murder of Rebekah Bletsch

Wednesday experts testified that a folder labeled 'RSB' - Rebekah Bletsch's initials - was found on Willis' computer and it contained photos of her as well as wanted posters from after her murder.

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Photo courtesy of the Hoeksema family
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Missing Holland Teen’s Body Found in Lake Michigan

The body of 16-year-old Riley Hoeksema was found around noon Wednesday, June 22. Hoeksema went missing Sunday after the boat he was on capsized.

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Suspect in Fatal Kalamazoo Bike Crash Was Driving While High

Charles Pickett, Jr, the man accused of hitting nine bicyclists with his truck, killing five people, is now facing five counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death.

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Saugatuck Stand Off Ends When Suspect Shows Up On A Bike

A guy on a bike rolls up to a tense stand off and asks what's going on. The police tell him they're looking for a dude who looks a lot like him. And then they realize it IS him!

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