Kalamazoo County commissioner named interim executive director of OutFront Kalamazoo
KALAMAZOO, MI — OutFront Kalamazoo announced Thursday that Tracy Hall will step into the role of interim executive director following the recent resignation of Amy Hunter as executive director. In an April 7 news release, the organization said that it accepted Hunter’s resignation on Saturday, April 2. Hunter had served in the executive director role since December 2019. Former OutFront Kalamazoo executive director Amy Hunter speaks during an anti-hate rally Sunday, May 16, 2021 at Bronson Park in Kalamazoo, Michigan. “I wish nothing but success for OutFront,” Hunter said in a written message.mlive.com
Boy, 8, killed in fiery West Michigan crash that hospitalized mother and 4-year-old
PENNFIELD TOWNSHIP, MI - An 8-year-old boy died, another child was injured and their mother was hospitalized after a vehicle struck a tree and burst into flames Friday evening. The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office responded to the single-vehicle crash on Struwin Road near Poorman Road in Pennfield Township shortly before 6 p.m. March 25. The Pennfield woman driving the vehicle, the mother of the children, also is being treated at a local hospital. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash, the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office said. More on MLive:Three hospitalized after head-on crash in Jackson County, police sayAttorney general contest tests Trump’s power over Michigan RepublicansHunter told DNR he dumped dog on state land because it wouldn’t stop barkingmlive.com
Black Man’s Hunting Trip Death Is Ruled Self-Defense. His Family ‘Isn’t Surprised.’
CBS PittsburghPennsylvania authorities announced this week that no charges will be filed in the death of a Black man who was fatally shot nine times during a hunting trip.In a statement to The Daily Beast, an attorney for Peter Spencer’s family said that they disagree with the Venango County district attorney’s decision—but are “not surprised” by the outcome.“This is the type of behavior we have seen from the [Pennsylvania] state police and Venango County district attorney from the outset,” attonews.yahoo.com
Legacy House to offer transitional housing for homeless LGBTQ+ youth in Kalamazoo
KALAMAZOO, MI — OutFront Kalamazoo is in the process of preparing to open Kalamazoo’s first long-term transitional housing facility that will cater primarily to LGBTQ+ youth. The nonprofit organization, which serves the region’s LGBTQ+ community, purchased the property in December for $25,000 from the Kalamazoo Public Housing Commission, according to Kalamazoo County property records. The organization expects to be ready to house its first residents in the space this spring, OutFront Kalamazoo executive director Amy Hunter told MLive/The Kalamazoo Gazette. Multiple community partners — including LISC Kalamazoo, The Irving S. Gilmore Foundation and Kalamazoo Community Foundation — worked with the Kalamazoo Public Housing Commission to renovate the property after the housing commission purchased it in 2020, Hunter said. The housing commission, she said, used grant funds to purchase the home in 2020.mlive.com
Byron Center continues to roll behind explosive first-year varsity quarterback
GRAND RAPIDS – Opponents are having a tough time slowing down Byron Center’s first-year varsity quarterback Hunter Schichtel this fall. Schichtel’s 3-yard touchdown run with 29 seconds to go in the second quarter gave the Bulldogs a 17-7 halftime lead. Schichtel’s efforts this fall have help ignite a 5-0 start for Byron Center, including 2-0 in the OK White Conference. Donyea Robinson’s 70-yard touchdown run set up Black’s second score. Owen Holverstott added a 16-yard touchdown run early in the fourth to give the Bulldogs a 38-22 lead.mlive.com
17-year-old Lansing teen dies following shooting
LANSING, MI -- A 17-year-old Lansing teen has died following a shooting Monday afternoon in a parking lot on Hunters Ridge Dr. According to WILX-10, the Lansing Police Department received a call around 2:37 p.m. for reports of gunshots in the 3900 block of Hunter’s Ridge. The teen died at the hospital as a result of his wounds. The teen was transported to the hospital by an acquaintance following the shooting, but no suspect has been identified or arrested. Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact the Lansing Police Department at 517-483-4600.mlive.com
Bay County roundup: Bee sting on the tongue makes the feet fly faster
BAY CITY, MI – A look at the high school sports scene in Bay County for Sept. 18-19, 2021. Bay County coaches are asked to submit results, highlights and a feel-good moment the night of each event by emailing email@example.com. Gorski, I had a bee fly in my mouth just after the one-mile marker and sting my tongue -- and I still PR’d,’” Central coach Russ Gorski said. The Central girls were led by Emma Rodriguez (23:11), Olivia Kain (23:26) and Zoe Ruiz. RELATED READINGBay City Western handles all the bad bounces at Bay County Tennis ChampionshipWestern’s win at Bay County Golf Championship is no relaxing roundRoundup: Central soccer victory is four years in the makingRoundup: Western makes a good thing better to stay unbeaten in SVLmlive.com
‘First’ death-themed cafe in Grand Rapids now open
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A new cafe has opened inside the Harris Building in downtown, and it serves up more than coffee, tea and lattes. When it came time to open her cafe, she knew she wanted to feature it. While Hunter doesn’t dictate what her customers discuss, she says the idea of a death-themed cafe isn’t just a gimmick. It’s kind of a more open and inviting space, because it doesn’t have that heavy, black, skull, death” feel. The cafe is typically open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.mlive.com
Whitehall Sports Hall of Fame announces 2021 class, sets ceremony date
WHITEHALL, MI -- Four individuals and one team are set to be inducted into the Whitehall Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, Nov. 6, at White Lake Eagles in Whitehall. John Furlough, Ken Jahn, Jack Belinger, Yvette Hunter and the Vikings’ 1964 boys golf team will be enshrined in the school’s athletics Hall of Fame for 2021 and celebrated at the ceremony. Social hour will begin at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m.Furlough attend Whitehall Schools and graduated in 1963. Belinger, who is a lifelong resident of Whitehall, attend Whitehall District Schools in the early 1960s and he graduated in 1963. She ran track and was a member of Whitehall’s state champion relay teams in the 4x100 and 4x200.mlive.com
Suspect in Torch Lake boat ramp shooting charged, victim in stable condition
ANTRIM COUNTY, MI – The suspect in a shooting at a Torch Lake boat launch earlier this week is charged with assault with intent to murder while the victim is in stable condition with life-threatening injuries, WPBN/WGTU reports. RELATED: Grand Rapids woman shot during argument at Torch Lake boat launchThe incident happened around 8 p.m. Tuesday when a 20-year-old Grand Rapids woman and her boyfriend were loading up their paddle board at a boat launch on the southern end of the lake, MLive previously reported. At the same time, Hunter was backing up her vehicle to load up her family’s boat. An argument ensued over the use of the boat launch. When the victim and her boyfriend approached, Hunter allegedly pulled a small handgun and shot the victim once; the bullet went through her arm and chest before exiting.mlive.com
The Cops Killed With Impunity. Then Came a ‘Perfect Victim.’
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/GettyIt was 3 a.m. on a dark stretch of rural highway, and 17-year-old Hunter Brittain and his cousin were test-driving the pickup truck they’d been tinkering with at a local repair shop all night. Brittain, a white teen from the tiny city of McRae, Arkansas, who dreamed of being a Nascar driver, worked all year to buy the old white GMC truck. But the transmission was a persistent problem.The late-night spin was meant to see if his effortsnews.yahoo.com
How safe is your drinking water? Public could be left in dark under new NC bill
North Carolina lawmakers have proposed a bill that could shield public access to information on one of the government’s most important functions: ensuring the public has access to safe drinking water. Here’s more.news.yahoo.com
He was banned from having guns after his Capitol riot arrest. Then he shot a mountain lion, feds say.
Patrick Montgomery, 41, was released from custody and allowed to return to Colorado, where he shot and killed a mountain lion despite being barred from using guns, federal prosecutors said.washingtonpost.com
2021 NFL free agency tracker: John Johnson III reportedly chooses Browns over Detroit Lions, others
Detroit and Romeo Okwara have reportedly agreed to a three-year, $39 million deal to keep the defensive end in town. 9:04 p.m. -- ESPN reports quarterback Jameis Winston is staying in New Orleans, signing a one-year deal worth $12 million. 6:42 p.m. -- Cornerback Ronald Darby is staying with the Denver Broncos on a three-year, $30 million deal per ESPN. 6:21 p.m. -- Yannick Ngakoue is on the move again, heading to Las Vegas via a two-year, $26 million deal per ESPN. Tampa Bay and Shaq Barrett came together on a reported four-year, $72 million deal with a whopping $36 million guaranteed.mlive.com
Royals make official Dozier deal for $25 million, four years
– The Royals made official their $25 million, four-year contract with third baseman Hunter Dozier on Monday, ensuring that another member of their young foundation is under club control for the foreseeable future. And we want that to happen in Kansas City.”AdDozier's deal replaces a $2.72 million, one-year contract he agreed to on Dec. 2. He gets a $1 million signing bonus and will earn $2.25 million this year, $4.5 million in 2022, $7.25 million in 2023 and $9 million in 2024. The Royals have a $10 million option for 2025 with a $1 million buyout. Ad“Hunter is willing to do whatever is necessary to help the team win,” Moore added.
President Biden willing to compromise on relief benefits qualifications
President Biden willing to compromise on relief benefits qualifications In an exclusive interview with CBS News, President Biden discusses a wide range of topics including the next coronavirus relief plan, former President Trump, and his son Hunter's struggle with drug addiction. Christina Ruffini has more with a preview of the interview, which will air prior to Super Bowl LV.cbsnews.com
President-elect Biden tells Stephen Colbert he has "great confidence" in son Hunter
President-elect Biden tells Stephen Colbert he has "great confidence" in son Hunter In a new interview with Stephen Colbert, President-elect Joe Biden pushed back on partisan attacks against Hunter Biden, calling his son "the smartest man I know." The future first lady, Dr. Jill Biden, also responded to a controversial op-ed questioning her title of "doctor." Ed O'Keefe reports.cbsnews.com
Hunter Biden The Focus Of Federal Investigation In Pittsburgh Involving U.S. Attorney Scott Brady And FBI
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — President Donald Trump wants to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the business dealings of President-elect Joe Biden’s son, Hunter. But for the past 12 months, Hunter has been the focus of a federal investigation in Pittsburgh. U.S. Attorney Scott Brady won’t comment, but CBS Pittsburgh has confirmed that his office and local FBI agents have investigated Hunter for the past year, much to the dismay of some career prosecutors. How did the Hunter investigation find its way to Pittsburgh? But if a special prosecutor is appointed, Brady would turn his evidence over and the investigation would continue.detroit.cbslocal.com
Driver of stolen car flees police, crashes
MECOSTA COUNTY, MI – Police say the driver of a stolen car crashed while fleeing police. A sheriff’s deputy tried to stop the vehicle for a traffic violation on 120th Avenue near 11 Mile Road. The driver fled police onto a seasonal road where he lost control of his vehicle and it crashed. The driver, a 33-year-old man, was taken to a Grand Rapids hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Police determined that the suspect, who faces several charges, was driving a stolen car.mlive.com
2 men rob Verizon Wireless store at gunpoint
KALAMAZOO COUNTY, MI – Police are looking for two men who robbed a Verizon Wireless store at gunpoint. The robbery was reported at 7:36 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at the store 5757 Gull Road in Comstock Township, Kalamazoo County sheriff’s deputies said. One of the two robbers showed a handgun before they stole an undisclosed amount of property and fled. Police canvassed the area but could not find the robbers. Read more:Parishioners ‘devastated’ by youth pastor’s drowning in Lake MichiganCOVID-19 was contributing factor in Kent County Jail inmate’s deathHunter killed by falling tree liked his Harley and had soft spot for mommlive.com
Realistic expectations for Michigan basketball’s talented freshmen
Michigan State’s Rocket Watts made the Big Ten’s All-Freshman team last year. Michigan assistant coach Phil Martelli spoke about Dickinson and his classmates at length on Wednesday, one week before Michigan hosts Bowling Green. Per Martelli, he’s shot the ball well from outside so far but turnovers have been an issue. More Michigan basketball content:Michigan basketball to hold intra-squad scrimmage to prepare for seasonMichigan’s 2020-21 schedule released‘Welcome to the Michigan family!’: Juwan Howard details his No. 1 recruiting classNo fans, just cutouts, at Michigan basketball games this seasonMichigan’s Zavier Simpson signs with NBA champion Lakersmlive.com
Tech hasn't done this since 1993, chart shows. Here's what it means for the market's top-performing sector ahead of the election
Though tech remains the S&P 500's top-performing sector year to date, up almost 33%, the gains have not come without some notable hurdles. In Washington, scrutiny around Big Tech — namely the market's five largest companies, Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, Facebook and Microsoft — has become somewhat bipartisan. On the left, Democratic lawmakers have called for Apple, Amazon, Alphabet and Facebook to break themselves up to avoid wielding "monopoly power" over consumers. One chart puts tech's resilience into perspective, particularly as investors brace for the upcoming presidential election, said Todd Gordon, founder of TradingAnalysis.com. Gordon backed up his advice with a chart of the ratio between the Nasdaq 100 and the S&P 500 extending back to 1993.cnbc.com
Dog food recall expanded: Unsafe levels of toxin produced by mold
A recall of dog food has been expanded to include products from more than a dozen brands. The recall is due to concerns over possible unsafe levels of a toxin produced by mold that can grow on corn and grains. Corn and grains are used as ingredients in pet foods. Among the brands affected are Family Pet, Heartland Farms, Hunter’s Special and Old Glory. And you can find a complete rundown of all the products being recalled on on the FDA’s website.
Teen hunter killed when run over by corn harvester near Caseville
CASEVILLE, Mich. – A 14-year-old deer hunter who possibly fell asleep in a farm field was killed when he was run over by a corn harvester in Michigan’s Thumb region, police said. Emergency workers were called about 9 a.m. Saturday to the cornfield in a rural area near the Huron County city of Caseville after a farm worker spotted the boy soon after accidentally driving over him, according to the county sheriff’s office. The boy from the nearby city of Elkton had been dropped off earlier for deer hunting at the field and might have fallen asleep, the sheriff’s office said. The farm worker wasn’t aware that anyone was in the field. The boy’s identity wasn’t immediately released by authorities and an autopsy was expected to be performed in the coming days.
With a gay protagonist, Pixar short 'Out' makes history
This image released by Pixar Animation Studios shows a scene from the animated short film "Out," featuring a gay protagonist, the first in Pixar's 25-year history. But there were scenes he never expected to animate until he began working on his short, Out.Hunter wrote and directed the nine-minute Pixar film, which recently debuted on Disney+. While frantically trying to hide evidence of his boyfriend, Manuel, Greg discovers the courage to reveal his sexual orientation to his parents. Greg, whos loosely based on Hunter, is Pixars first LGBTQ protagonist. To animate it, Hunter approached Wendell Lee, the only other gay animator still at Pixar from Hunters early days with the company.
Abandoned baby giraffe befriended by dog in Africa dies
(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)JOHANNESBURG – A baby giraffe that was befriended by a dog after he was abandoned in the wild has died, a South African animal orphanage said Friday. Orphanage staff had expected this to happen, assuming that the mother giraffe had abandoned the baby for a reason, Arrie van Deventer, the orphanage's founder, told The Associated Press. “So we finally know that Jazz didn't have a bad giraffe mother that left him," the orphanage's statement said. The baby giraffe had arrived a few weeks ago, just days after birth. The giraffe was buried close to the orphanage, van Deventer said.
Lions Welcome Quick Turnaround To Face Vikings
The Detroit Lions are thankful they have a short week to prepare to play Minnesota in a possibly pivotal NFC North matchup. A quick turnaround gave the Lions less time to lament critical calls that didnt go their way on Monday night in a loss at Green Bay. Its kind of a blessing in disguise because we dont have time to think about anything but Minnesota, Lions center Frank Ragnow said. That team is on fire right now, Lions coach Matt Patricia said. If the Lions dont win Sunday at home, though, their chances to contend in the competitive division will take a hit.detroit.cbslocal.com
4 things to watch for -- Monday, October 7th
What I do remember from that hunting trip back in 1995 was not hearing the end of it from the hunting group about not taking the shot I had. Dr. Frank McGeorge and consumer investigator Hank Winchester team and reveal what you really need to know about health supplements. Answer: 1,654 pounds1,654 pounds Be sure to watch daily at 6 a.m. and click this link to enter for a chance to win. National Days: October 7thNational Chocolate Covered Pretzel DayNational LED Light DayNational Frappe DayNational Inner Beauty DayNational Consignment DayNational Child Health DayHistory Highlights: October 7thIn 1777, the second Battle of Saratoga began during the American Revolution. Let to know the Local 4 News Today team betterLocal 4 News Today linksCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Joe Biden speech: Former vice president tells Trump "I'm not going anywhere" in Reno speech
Im not going anywhere: Joe Biden delivered a forceful speech in response to Pres. It never has and it never will. https://t.co/3pCmbhrWmJ pic.twitter.com/o4zlDbXUQk CBS News (@CBSNews) October 3, 2019Biden referred Mr. Trump's July 25 call with the Ukrainian president as an "abuse of power." He asked Americans to consider the "character" of the president, as he went down the list of Mr. Trump's recent actions. The president has not offered any proof of his accusation that Biden asked a Ukrainian prosecutor to drop a probe involving Hunter Biden. According to the summary of a July call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Mr. Trump urged Zelensky to work with Giuliani and Attorney General William Barr to look into Biden.cbsnews.com
WSJ: Trump pressured Ukraine's President to investigate Biden's son
Getty Images(CNN) - President Donald Trump pressed Ukraine's president to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's son during a call earlier this summer, a person familiar with the situation said Friday. The Wall Street Journal was first to report that Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during the July phone call to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's son Hunter, citing multiple people familiar with the matter. Now, the Journal is reporting that Trump not only discussed Biden with Zelensky during that phone call but urged the Ukrainian President to use his personal lawyer to help investigate the former vice president's son. Trump still pushing Biden claimAsked whether he'd discussed Biden with Ukraine's Zelensky during a phone call in late July, Trump said it "doesn't matter what I discussed," but insisted that someone should look into Biden. Appearing in a rambling interview on CNN on Thursday evening, Giuliani admitted he had discussed Biden with Ukraine's leaders during a visit to the country.
Your Teeth May Be Clean, but What About Your Toothbrush? What Inside Edition Found Lurking Among the
Marisa Hunter is meticulous about keeping her teeth clean. Inside Edition sent Hunter's and her fiance's toothbrushes off to a lab to get tested and see what bacteria and other critters might be lurking in the bristles. Inside Edition also visited a woman named Shanna Marie to get her toothbrush. Alcantara's family had perfectly clean toothbrushes. "No bacteria on your toothbrushes, so whatever you three guys are doing, keep doing it because your toothbrushes are clean," said Guerrero.
Siblings Open Lemonade Stand to Raise Money for Dad's Medical Treatment
A summer lemonade stand for these Florida preteens became more than just a fun way to pass time when they decided to raise money for their dad, who has been battling an ongoing brain condition and needs treatment. So we decided to continue the lemonade stand to raise money for him and by the time this has happened it just brought our city Cape Coral closer.With the addition of the GoFundMe page, Hunter and Julias lemonade stand raised more than $5,000. The family now hopes they can spend the money from the lemonade stand to fund Virgils travels to Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina, where they hope specialists in CSF leaks can make a formal diagnosis and help Virgil receive proper treatment. Virgil cant fly because the pressure hurts his head, Hunter explained, so he intends to travel there by train. RELATED STORIESSiblings' Lemonade Stand Raises Money for Families of Fallen First Responders2 Sisters Use Lemonade Stand to Raise Thousands to Pay Off Student Lunch DebtSisters Read Bedtime Stories for Other Kids on Facebook Live Each Night