Poll results: See which Week 2 Grand Rapids game we will shoot, subscribers get free photos
Grandville and Byron Center High Schools are practically neighbors since they are fewer than 10 miles apart. That will change tonight, Sept. 1, 2022 when Grandville hosts Byron Center in the battle of the Bulldogs. MLive will be there, too, since the game took top honors in an MLive.com poll that closed Wednesday night. That means MLive will send one of our photographers to Grandville for the 7 p.m. non-conference showdown, and subscribers will get the photos for free. Come back to MLive after the game and subscribers will get free downloads of high-resolution photos from the game and half off photo-related merchandise.mlive.com
Airplane’s wheel plunges from sky, landing in Jefferson Park family’s yard. ‘Thank God it was a small plane, but it’s really surreal.’
At approximately 6:19 p.m., O’Hare airfield operations was notified that a plane landing on Runway 28Center was sending off a considerable amount of sparks from the landing gear on the left side of the aircraft, according to an emailed statement from the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA).chicagotribune.com
Over 300 detained in Belarus during anti-government protests
KYIV – A human rights group in Belarus says over 300 people have been detained during Sunday protests against the country’s authoritarian president, who won his sixth term in office in a vote widely seen as rigged. The protests took place in Minsk, the capital, and other cities and attracted thousands of people. Nearly 250 demonstrators were detained in Minsk alone, police said. More than 300 people have been detained all across the country, according to the group. “I will support everyone who takes part in the Neighbors' March this Sunday,” Tsikhanouskaya said in a video statement.
Metal stake, wooden cutout, ‘no trespassing’ sign, cigarette thrown during Troy neighbors' dispute
TROY, Mich. – Troy police said a metal stake, a wooden cutout, a “no trespassing” sign and a cigarette were all thrown during an argument between neighbors about their property line. Police said the 58-year-old man then picked up the wooden cutout and started pushing into the other man’s stomach. The other man grabbed the cutout, so the 58-year-old picked up the metal stake, according to officials. He swung the metal stake at the neighbors, striking the woman in her left wrist and thumb, police said. He also put a hole through the wooden cutout with the metal stake while the other man was holding the cutout, authorities said.
Ann Arbor turnout could swing Michigan in 2020 election, Neighbors for Democracy say
ANN ARBOR, MI – Donald Trump won Michigan in 2016 by just more than 10,000 votes — out of nearly 5 million ballots cast. “If Ann Arbor had showed up and voted, it could have changed the election outcome, so things in Ann Arbor do count at the state level,” Unnikrishnan said. That’s what’s motivating Neighbors for Democracy, a group led by Unnikrishnan and former City Council Member Sumi Kailasapathy, to try to increase Ann Arbor turnout this year. Nearly 41,000 Ann Arbor voters have cast ballots so far — a 75% return rate — out of 54,277 absentee ballots issued for the 2020 election, City Clerk Jackie Beaudry said. It’s by design that it’s neighbors making personal contact with neighbors, Unnikrishnan said.mlive.com
12-year-old girl attacked by pit bull in Lincoln Park neighborhood
LINCOLN PARK, Mich. – When a pit bull in a Lincoln Park neighborhood was on the loose on Sept. 13, Tony Burgess' son and his friend ran into the house. Burgess then went outside to locate his 12-year-old daughter Emma. “My only instinct was to keep punching the dog until he let go,” Burgess said. I won’t let them come out. Burgess said the dog was taken by Lincoln Park Animal Control and quarantined for days.
How Detroit police take neighborhood approach to policing
DETROIT The Detroit Police Department takes a different approach when it comes to policing, or serving the community as some prefer to call it. What Detroit Neighborhood Police Officers thinkIn fact, the Detroit Police Department works to bring positive changes across the city and prevent what happened in Minnesota from happening here through neighborhood policing. Shank, along with Neighborhood Police Officers (NPOs) David Vazquez, Alexis Kellogg, Dan Robinson and more make up that unit across the city. Do these Detroit neighborhood officers think people fear the police? Every day is a chance to show the community who Detroit police officers really are.
Even in the midst of a pandemic, we see the best in humanity
But it’s in these city and neighborhood groups where you might have noticed community members leaning on each other, so to speak. Maybe the note on community groups got you thinking of some good you’ve seen around town. Maybe you know of a friend -- or a friend of a friend -- spreading cheer or making masks or a beautiful grandparent-grandchild reunion that brought tears to your eyes. Perhaps you fixed up your house all spring and you think more people should see. Do you know of businesses, groups or individuals doing a little extra to help others?