Ionia man enters not guilty pleas in Easton Township shooting

An Ionia man charged with shooting a man from Portland remains in jail after his Ionia County Circuit Court arraignment Tuesday.

Robert Conley, 32, pleaded not guilty to assault with intent to murder, discharging a firearm in or at a building causing injury, felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, and two charges of felony firearm.

Lake Odessa man pleads guilty to child porn

A Lake Odessa man entered a plea Tuesday in Ionia County Circuit Court to three charges involving child pornography.

George Raymond Zwerk, 36, pleaded guilty before Judge Suzanne Kreeger to one count of using computers to commit a crime, a 10-and-a-half year felony; one count of possession of child sexually abusive material, a six-year felony; and one count accosting children for immoral purposes, a six-year felony.

Pfeiffer enters guilty plea in Labor Day shooting case in Portland

An Ionia man charged in a Labor Day shooting last year in Portland has entered a plea to an amended charge.

Mason Pfeiffer, 21, pleaded guilty Tuesday to accessory after the fact to a felony, itself a five-year felony.

Sentencing adjourned in I-96 road worker fatal accident due to concerns of victim’s family and judge

Wendy Thielen has seen the signs many times while driving through road construction zones.

“Injure/kill a worker: $7,500 plus 15 years prison.”

Belvidere Township recount leads to same trustee winners, but finds 3 missed votes

A recount of votes cast in Belvidere Township this past August led to the same outcome Tuesday — but with three extra votes that weren’t counted before.

Belding woman featured on Hallmark Channel special

Sharon Roush showed up to the Humane Society of West Michigan last March thinking she was going to adopt a cat.

“I really wasn’t all that gung-ho about getting a pet in general,” the Belding-area woman told the Daily News. “My kids were always after me to get a pet, or a companion, so I gave in and thought it’d be fun just to go down and look for a little bit.”

Montabella dealing with first student coronavirus case of the new school year

Montabella Community Schools received news of its first student coronavirus case one and a half weeks after school buildings reopened.

Superintendent Shelly Millis said she received word from the Mid-Michigan District Health Department on Monday that a Junior/Senior High School student has COVID-19.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

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