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Convicted killer to be arraigned for Ionia prison escape, kidnapping
The fact that a convicted murderer is guaranteed to spend the rest of his life behind bars isn't deterring the Ionia County Prosecutor from charging him with escaping prison and kidnapping a woman.
10 hrs ago
State of Michigan
A public hearing to consider the possible parole of John Applewhite, #224902
The Michigan Parole Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 to consider the possible parole of John Applewhite, #224902.
Motorcycle rider airlifted following collision with vehicle near Ionia
The rider was airlifted to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids after the accident in front of the Fifth Third Bank branch near Sprague and State Roads south of Ionia on Sunday, April 13. Initial dispatch reports indicate the rider was wearing a helmet when the accident occurred and was thrown onto the hood of the striking vehicle.
Tom Rademacher: After lifetime of illiteracy, Ionia County man authors book
One of the most heart-breaking sagas of hope you might ever embrace is just a few hundred words long, features crayoned pictures for art, and was penned by a 55-year-old man who at one point in his life counted as his only friend a loyal little dog named Skipper.
Editorial: Too many questions remain unanswered after Ionia prison escape
One prison escape is one too many. Michigan is fortunate that convicted killer Michael Elliot was caught just one day after he escaped Ionia Correctional Facility, and no one was killed in the process.
Lansing State Journal
Minor local river flooding predicted
Given the amount of snow that fell in southwestern Michigan this winter it should not be a surprise that the National Weather Service has determined that there is an increased risk for flooding this spring as the snow melts.