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Right to Life of Michigan: 84-year-old volunteer was shot while canvassing

Right to Life of Michigan says one of its volunteers was shot Tuesday while canvassing for the upcoming election in Lake Odessa, a West Michigan village located between Lansing and Grand Rapids. The organization said the 84-year-old was going door-to-door to talk about Proposal 3, a Nov. 8 election proposal seeking to enshrine abortion rights in the state constitution. ...
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Three teens arrested in connection with drive-by shooting that killed 2-year-old

Battle Creek residents played an integral role in helping police identify and arrest three teenage suspects wanted in the fatal drive-by shooting of 2-year-old Kai Turner, Detective Sgt. Chris Rabbitt explained Friday. Kai suffered a single gunshot wound to the head early Tuesday while sleeping inside his family's Cliff Street apartment. He later died at the hospital from his injuries. ...

I-69 ramp closures to impact drivers in Charlotte area beginning next week

CHARLOTTE − A pair of lengthy ramp closures will force some drivers who use Interstate 69 in the Charlotte area to find alternate routes beginning next week. The Michigan Department of Transportation said the Ainger Road ramp to northbound I-69 is expected to be closed from Monday, Sept. 26 to Oct. 30. Also, the ramp from northbound I-69 to M-78 is scheduled to be closed from Wednesday, Sept. 28 to Nov. 2.

Barry County K9 Grizzly retires after 7 years

BARRY COUNTY, Mich. — A Barry County K9 has retired after nearly seven years on the job!. Grizzly retired on July 26, which the Barry County Sheriff’s Office says was also his eighth birthday. We’re told Grizzly succeeded in tracking down his first subject on his first day...

Tekonsha routs Bellevue, improves to 4-1 in 8-man football

BELLEVUE, MI. — The Tekonsha Indians continue to absolutely roll in the land of 8-man football, steamrolling the Bellevue Broncos Friday night by the score of 64-20.Tekonsha jumped all over Bellevue early, scoring 24 points before the Broncos could even find the scoreboard.The scoring started with 1:14 left in the first quarter as Tekonsha’s Xander Kilbourn ran in from 10-yards out for the first touchdown of the game. Wyatt Blashfield ran in the two point conversion, giving the Indians an 8-0 lead after one quarter of play.Tekonsha added to their lead with 9:36 left in the second quarter as Kilbourn broke free for a huge run, scoring from 76-yards out to add to lead. Blashfield ran in the two point conversion, giving the Indians an early 16-0 lead.Tekonsha found pay dirt one more time before Bellevue did, scoring on a 4 yard touchdown run by Blashfield at the 5:09 mark of the quarter. Kilbourn ran in the two point conversion, pushing the Tekonsha lead to 24-0.Bellevue finally got on the board at the 3:54 mark of the second quarter as Birk found Dahlem for a 55-yard touchdown pass and catch, closing the score to 24-6.Tekonsha ended the half scoring the football once more, scoring on a 11-yard touchdown run by Kilbourn, followed by the 2-point conversion from Blashfield, finding the halftime score of 32-6.Tekonsha started off the third quarter with yet another touchdown as they took the opening kickoff the length of the field, with Blashfield running in the ball in from 3-yards out at the 8:51 mark of the third quarter. Blashfield scored the 2 points as well, pushing the lead to 40-6.Bellevue managed to get on the board two more times in the game thanks to Birk who scored on a 23-yard touchdown run at 7:17 of the third quarter and a 25-yard touchdown run as time expired to find the final score.Adding to Tekonsha’s point total was Kilbourn with a 45-yard touchdown run, pushing the lead to 48-14 after the Blashfield 2 point conversion with 5:35 left in the third quarter.At the 2:24 mark of the third quarter the Indians finally went to the air, as Blashfield found senior Isaac Henry through the air for a 14-yard touchdown pass. Kilbourn ran in the two point conversion, finding the score of 56-14.Tekonsha’s final points came on yet another big play as senior running back Derek Booker broke off a huge run of 96 yards for the touchdown. Booker also ran in the two point conversion, finding the final score of 64-20 after the final Bellevue score as time expired.Xander Kilbourn led the Tekonsha offense on the ground, carrying the ball nine times for 178 yards and three touchdowns while also adding some big news through the air, catching the ball six times for 36 yards.Senior Wyatt Blashfield had yet another big game, both throwing and running the ball, carrying the ball 17 times for 186 yards and two scores while also adding 10 of 16 passing for 129 yards, one touchdown and one interception.Derek Booker added one rush for 96 yards while Isaac Henry chipped in with three catches for 67 yards and one touchdown. Kyle Redd had one catch for five yards in the victory. Booker also led the Tekonsha defense, recording nine total tackles, including one for a loss, one pass break up and one interception.Also adding to the Tekonsha defense was Emmitt Blashfield with three tackles, one for a loss; Wyatt Blashfield with five tackles; Brayden Packard with four tackles and three quarterback hurries; Anthony Carter with four tackles; Gamble with three tackles, one pass breakup and one interception; Collin Newland with three tackles, two for a loss; and Ben Mead with 16 tackles with two tackles for a loss.With the tough loss Bellevue falls to 0-5 overall on the season and will next see action Friday when they host Pittsford.Tekonsha meanwhile continues to roll, wining their last four games to improve to 4-1 on the season. Tekonsha will next see action on Friday when they host North Adams Jerome.

Hillsdale Hospital welcomes neurosurgeon

HILLSDALE — Neurosurgeon Dr. Timothy Spencer of Greater Michigan Spine & Neurosurgery in Battle Creek is now offering minimally-invasive procedures at Hillsdale Hospital. Spencer specializes in a comprehensive, minimally invasive approach to surgical treatments of the spine. He chose to begin providing care at Hillsdale Hospital after observing a need within the surrounding community. Prior to his arrival, neurosurgery was not available at Hillsdale Hospital.

Charlotte Orioles soared to 5-0 for the first time since 2004

LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - The Charlotte Orioles (4-0) looked to keep their hot start going against the visiting Ionia Bulldogs (1-3). Charlotte handed it off up the middle to Devon Eaton and the two-point conversion put them up 28-12. But Ionia wasn’t done yet. Travis Tucker Jr. took the QB...

Over 7,000 people without power in Ingham, Eaton Counties

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Around 7,601 Consumers Energy customers are without power in Eaton and Ingham Counties. The outages are localized near Dimondale, Windsor Township, and southern portions of the Grand Ledge area. Consumers Energy has not determined a cause for the outages yet. Power is expected to be restored between 11:15 and 11:30 p.m. […]

Elections 2022: Candidates for Eaton County Board District 10 in their own words

On this year's ballot are candidates for the Eaton County Board of Commissioners (15 seats). If you are unsure which county district you vote in, visit the Eaton County website to find more information. Whether you choose to vote absentee or in person, get to know the candidates before you vote by reading their responses to key issues facing Eaton County residents. ...

Oral History Project: Robert Bishop

Beginning in 2007, a joint project with Grand Valley State University’s Veteran’s Oral History Project began as a means to preserve history through recorded interviews with local residents. This included local high school students conducting the interviews. These recordings have been saved as digital archives by the Lowell Area Historical Museum, which began recording their own interviews in 2019.

Battle Creek Police Locate Car In Cliff Street Shooting

Battle Creek Police believe they have the vehicle involved in the Cliff Street drive-by-shooting that took the life of a toddler early Tuesday morning. Investigators say the black Audi Q7 was stolen from West Columbia Avenue last Sunday, September 18th. The vehicle matches a car seen in a Cliff Street surveillance photo taken at the scene during the shooting. The photo appears as if it could have been captured by a Ring Doorbell security camera.

Here's what you need to know about the Nov. 8 general election in Greater Lansing

The Michigan general election is approaching fast, with absentee ballots set to start arriving in mailboxes this week (45 days prior to Election Day on November 8). In addition to statewide races — including governor, attorney general and secretary of state — there will be a number of local offices and races that matter as much, if not more, to people in Greater Lansing. On this year's ballot are members from both branches of the Michigan Legislature...

GOP candidate accused in voting machine scheme

Trump-backed GOP pick for Michigan AG has been a vocal supporter of election lies. Emails show just how far he's gone for the cause. Months after Joe Biden's 2020 victory over Donald Trump in Michigan had been certified, and confirmed by audits and voting reviews, a clerk in rural Barry County received an unusual and confusing request from Matthew DePerno, an attorney in Kalamazoo.

Fall Decorating Contest Announced

As fall approaches, people are starting to get into the spirit of Halloween. This means pulling seasonally appropriate clothes out of storage, looking for the perfect Halloween costume, and decorating for the holiday. Courtney Mead, director of the Olivet Community Chamber of Commerce, has announced a fall decorating contest, to...