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Family mourns man’s death as police continue to investigate

Tammy McAllister recently enjoyed a visit with her son, Jonathon Bodman, his fiancée and their young son. McAllister didn’t know it would be the last time she would see Bodman alive.


Dealing with kids during times of tragedy

Devon Morrison’s death touched an entire community. It wouldn’t be uncommon for area children to struggle either from grief over missing a friend or fear about what might have happened.

Greenville’s Sam Lindeman reaches to return a shot during the 4-singles match against Grand Rapids Northview Monday.

Greenville humbled by Northview tennis

Greenville’s boys tennis team was coming off a couple of big wins last week, having beat Sparta Friday and winning the Lake Odessa Lakewood tournament Saturday. Northview made sure the good times didn’t last.


Yellow Jackets fourth at league jamboree

The Greenville Yellow Jackets were back on the golf course Monday, just two days after hosting their own invitational at The Links of Bowen Lake. On Monday, the Yellow Jackets competed in an O-K Bronze Jamboree hosted by Cedar Springs at Cedar Chase Golf Course.

Nicole Stapleton was found not guilty by reason of insanity Monday for her role in causing a multi-vehicle accident that led to a man’s death in February 2012 in Howard City. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

‘Psychotic episode’: Judge finds woman not guilty due to insanity after fatal accident

A judge has found a woman not guilty by reason of insanity for her role in causing a series of multi-vehicle collisions, resulting in the death of one man and the injuries of several others on Feb. 26, 2012. Nicole Stapleton, 31, of Howard City, appeared before Judge Suzanne Hoseth Kreeger for a bench trial Monday morning in 8th Judicial Circuit Court. A bench trial is a trial by judge, as opposed to a trial by jury.


Funeral Notices for Sept. 17, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013


Carson City to host “Coffee With A Cop”

Have you ever wanted to sit down with a police officer over a hot cup of coffee and casually discuss community issues? You will soon have a chance. The Carson City Police Department is hosting an event dubbed “Coffee With A Cop” at 7 a.m. Wednesday at the McDonald’s restaurant in Carson City.


SHORT TAKES: Be wary of proposed travel legislation

Wow! Have we got stuff coming down the pike. How about proposed legislation to allow off-road vehicles to travel on the shoulder of Michigan roads? There’s plenty to consider here, but given the obvious distractions of texting and talking while driving, let’s not throw another obstacle into traffic while we play with our mechanical and technological toys.

Thieves broke into RJ's Liquor at 214 S. Ensley St. in Howard City by smashing a glass door on Sunday night or Monday morning. — Courtesy photo

Thieves steal cigarettes, liquor and DVDs from Howard City store

Police are asking the public for help after thieves broke into a Howard City store and stole “a very large amount” of items. RJ’s Liquor at 214 S. Ensley St. was broken into sometime Sunday night or Monday morning, according to Howard City Police Chief Steve DeWitt.

Devon Morrison

MONDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE: Search for missing Belding boy continues

After a weekend unlike any the city of Belding has experienced before, as hundreds of volunteers and members of various law enforcement agencies sacrificed hours of time and effort to search the city for missing 10-year-old Devon Morrison, the quest to find him continues.