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Ottawa County

Squirrel Dinner Gone Awry May Cost Cooker $10,000

Damage from a southwest Michigan apartment complex fire believed to have been sparked by a resident trying to cook a squirrel with a propane torch is estimated at $1.4 million.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/25/2012

Torch Used To Singe Squirrel May Have Sparked Fire

Authorities say person using a propane torch in preparing to eat a squirrel may have sparked an apartment complex fire that displaced dozens of people in southwestern Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/11/2012

2 Dead Following Murder-Suicide In SW Michigan

Authorities in southwestern Michigan say a 34-year-old man fatally shot his 32-year-old estranged wife at a relative’s home before killing himself.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/23/2012

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Murder Charge For Man Accused Of Burning Landlady

A 30-year-old western Michigan man has been charged with murder, accused of setting his landlady on fire after she complained about his music.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/31/2012

Man Accused Of Setting Landlady On Fire Over Music

Authorities say a 30-year-old western Michigan man set his landlady on fire after she complained about his loud music.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/25/2012

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Critics Blast Plan For Migrant Housing At Farm

A blueberry farmer’s plan to turn a home into housing for migrant workers is causing controversy in western Michigan, with one woman saying she would be “horrified” if the men moved in.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/17/2011

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TrueFiling, ImageSoft’s E-Filing System for Courts, Debuts in Ottawa County

West Michigan’s Ottawa County this week launched TrueFiling, a unified e-filing service for all of the county’s courts. The Web-based e-filing system from Southfield-based ImageSoft Inc. expedites justice by reducing paper handling and travel time and improves the court’s internal processes through electronic workflow.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/01/2011

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Consumers Hits Midpoint Of $135M Environmental Project At Campbell Coal Plant

Jackson-based Consumers Energy has reached the midpoint of a $135 million project to enhance the environmental performance of its J.H. Campbell Generating Complex at Port Sheldon Ottawa County.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/28/2011

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Ottawa County Man Dies, Crushed By Tractor

The Grand Haven Tribune reports that Michael Van Dam of Marne died after the tractor rolled over on him Thursday night in Tallmadge Township.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/08/2011

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Man Sentenced To Tether For Killing 2 Horses

A western Michigan man who authorities say slit the throats of two horses belonging to his wife and a stable owner as retribution for his belief that the two were having an affair has been sentenced to 60 days on an electronic tether.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/05/2011

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