The Daily News has obtained three telephone call recordings from a Greenville child abuse case via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Samantha Slater and Benjamin Wilkins, both 26 and both of Greenville, were each charged with first-degree and second-degree child abuse of Slater’s 2-year-old daughter Brooklyn Weimer, who has been hospitalized in intensive care with severe abdominal and head injuries since March 24.
It’s going to be a busy Memorial Day weekend in Sheridan. That’s when the Sheridan VFW Ladies Auxiliary hosts the annual Springfest celebration. In addition to the carnival and parade, this year’s event offers a variety of new activities for adults and children. Event organizer Jean Peterson is especially excited about the addition of a pie contest.
Employees at a gas station in Blanchard are celebrating after discovering they sold a $1 million Powerball ticket Thursday — the only ticket to match five numbers. Employees at Goldsworthy’s Inc. (Marathon station three), located at 6993 W. Blanchard Road, are full of excitement as they wait to see who the winning ticket belongs to.
Lakeside Park is about to receive $200,000 worth of improvements thanks to a private donation and a contribution from the Lakeview Downtown Development Authority. Lakeside Park, located on the banks of the Tamarack Lake, will see a host of proposed improvements, including a new fishing and boat pier, parking enhancements and a professional amphitheater to host the annual Music in the Park series. There will also be upgrades to park lighting and walkways so that the entire park will be handicap accessible, including the new pier.
Read the funeral notices for Friday, May 17, 2013.
It started in the seventh grade with a challenge of making her first cake … and spiraled into running her own cake business a short time later. Alyssa Ruggles, 18, of Stanton, has been running her own cake-making business called “The Cake Kid” from her home after her mother received a request to make a graduation cake.
Child abuse charges were dismissed Thursday against the mother of a toddler who remains on life support. Samantha Slater and Benjamin Wilkins, both 26 and both of Greenville, were each charged with first-degree and second-degree child abuse of Slater’s 2-year-old daughter Brooklyn Weimer, who has been hospitalized in intensive care with severe abdominal and head injuries since March 24.
The Eureka Township Board approved signing a settlement regarding an ongoing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit between the township and the city of Greenville. According to township board members, attorneys on both sides have worked out the consent judgment.
Michigan’s leadership status in matters relating to the automobile industry may soon rise or fall depending on how we settle a very serious matter. Our state has the nation’s only no-fault law that includes unlimited lifetime benefits for medical expenses resulting from auto accidents.
The Tri County Area Schools Board of Education has voted to privatize another service. The school board voted Monday to contract custodial and related services with Grand Rapids Building Supply. The school board previously voted in August 2011 to privatize transportation.