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Mayor Quits After Being Jailed In Alcohol Case

A mayor from a small Michigan city has resigned after being jailed for violating terms of his sentence for impaired driving.


Mayor Pleads No Contest To Impaired Driving

The mayor of a small Michigan city who was charged with drunken driving after his pickup rolled into a ravine has pleaded no contest in the case.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/09/2013

Jury Finds Man Guilty Of Parental Kidnapping

A western Michigan man who authorities say took his two young children to Florida last year without their mother’s permission has been found guilty of parental kidnapping.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/02/2013

2 Sentenced In Double Slaying In West Michigan

A West Michigan man who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for fatally shooting his sister and strangling her friend with a belt has been sentenced to 46 to 65 years in prison.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/22/2012


Lake Winds Energy Park Begins Serving Customers

Consumers Energy’s $250 million Lake Winds Energy Park began serving electric customers last week with a formal declaration that it has begun commercial operation.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/25/2012

Man Pleads Guilty To Murder Of Sister, Friend

A 21-year-old western Michigan man has pleaded guilty to murder charges for fatally shooting his sister and strangling her friend with a belt in the trailer they shared.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/15/2012

Sean Phillips (credit: Ludington Police Dept.)

West Michigan Dad Guilty In Daughter’s Disappearance

A jury has convicted a West Michigan father of unlawful imprisonment in the disappearance of his baby daughter.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/27/2012

library diaries

Mason County Library Settles Lawsuit With Writer

The board of the Mason County District Library has reached a $57,000 settlement in the civil rights lawsuit filed by Sally Stern-Hamilton, an ex-employee who wrote the book “The Library Diaries” under the pen name Ann Miketa.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/18/2012


Authorities In W. Michigan Look For 2 Missing Kids

Authorities are looking for either a dark green 1995 Dodge pickup truck with a Michigan license plate “DALE12” or a dark blue 2005 Chevrolet Malibu with a Michigan license plate “1CDX85.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/10/2012


Consumers Energy Receives Approval for Its First Wind Park

Jackson-based Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest renewable energy provider, said it received approval July 7 from the Mason County Planning Commission of the utility’s special land use permit application for its first wind park – the 100 megawatt Lake Winds Energy Park.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/10/2011