A Belding woman who has been accused of committing arson in 2010 was back in court Tuesday in an attempt to prove she is indigent and cannot pay for court expenses and her court-appointed attorney. After testimony from attorneys and two recesses, 8th Judicial Circuit Court Judge David Hoort ruled that Cynthia Stewart-Matzen is not indigent and does not qualify for a court-appointed attorney.
A Coral man was shot and killed under strange circumstances late Monday night in Hot Sulphur Springs, Colo. According to the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, Joshua Lee Stevens, 32, was fatally shot at the home of a female deputy district attorney and her husband, a sheriff’s deputy.
Hydraulic fracturing — “fracking,” by its more common name — is a complex issue posing complex questions. Sadly, there are too many voices on both sides offering up only simple answers. The oil and gas industry would like us to believe the practice is 100 percent safe, 100 percent necessary and 100 percent American in the best sense of that word. They tell us there has never been any hard evidence fracking has caused any sort of environmental harm to humans, animal life or the flora immediately surrounding fracking sites.
Spring-like weather is here and construction on extending Yellow Jacket Drive is about to take place. However, some changes are being made to the plan that allows the city of Greenville to be reimbursed for engineering costs, while Montcalm Community College will pay a little more.
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A Howard City man has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a juvenile, again.
A Greenville family was saved after a neighbor noticed fire near the garage of the home late Monday night. At about 10:58 p.m., the Greenville Department of Public Safety was called for a house fire at 623 E. Washington Street Monday. Carla and Barry Nye were getting ready for bed when Carla Nye noticed a small fire in the garbage can near the garage of the house that sits behind their property.
Brooklyn Weimer has been severely abused at least twice in her two short years of life. According to court documents, her mother describes her as a “tough little nugget” who “really doesn’t cry a lot.” After the most recent victimization of Brooklyn, the little girl may never cry again.
A diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease is never good news. The degenerative disease cases movement-related problems such as tremors, stiffness and difficulty walking. And that’s in the early stages. Later, cognitive functions may be effected, followed by dementia. A host of other symptoms accompany the disease, none of them pleasant.