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17 hrs ago | State of Michigan

MDOT to begin lifting weight restrictions in lower peninsula on April 21

April 17, 2014 -- Effective 8 a.m. Monday, April 21, weight restrictions will be lifted from the southern Michigan border north to and including the entire stretch of US-10 from Ludington, Mason County, east to and including M-25 and the entire thumb area.

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Yesterday | WTKG-AM Grand Rapids

Naked Body Identified From Tattoos

Police in Wisconsin say they believe they have identified a man whose body was found on a remote beach north of Ludington.

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Related Topix: Ludington, MI

Wed Apr 16, 2014

MLive.com

Autopsy reveals new details about body found along Mason County beach

Autopsy results have revealed new details about the body discovered Tuesday on a remote part of Lake Michigan beach in Mason County.

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Related Topix: Ludington, MI

MLive.com

Midday Muskegon headlines: Muskegon River flooding, body on beach, share prom photos

Kathy Benson looked cold Wednesday, while driving an all-terrain vehicle down a mucky, flooded area of Bayne Road in Cedar Creek Township near a rising Muskegon River.

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Related Topix: Muskegon, MI, Lake, MI

Detroit Free Press

Convicted cop killer declared brain dead after prison suicide attempt

Eric Knysz sits in court prior to the start of his murder trial before Mason County's 51st Circuit Court Judge Richard I. Cooper in Ludington on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.

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Related Topix: Ludington, MI

Tue Apr 15, 2014

MLive.com

Report: Body found on Lake Michigan beach in Mason County

A body was found Tuesday on the shore of Lake Michigan north of Big Pointe Sable in Mason County, according to the Ludington Daily News .

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Related Topix: Ludington, MI

CBS Local

Official: Man Who Killed Trooper Attempts Suicide

Authorities say a man who was sentenced to life in prison last week for the slaying of a Michigan state trooper tried to kill himself.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Fri Apr 11, 2014

MLive.com

Report: Cleaner, updated S.S. Badger to set sail on May 16

The S.S. Badger in Ludington is undergoing some major improvements, but will be set to sail on May 16, according to the Mason County Press.

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Related Topix: Ludington, MI, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law

Wed Apr 09, 2014

MLive.com

Michigan State Police honors Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola for work on trooper murder case

Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola was recently honored by the Michigan State Police for his efforts prosecuting Eric John Knysz for the murder of state Trooper Paul K. Butterfield II.

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Related Topix: Irons, MI

Tue Apr 08, 2014

MLive.com

Report: National Guard soldier from Fruitport gets jail for assaulting Mason County jail officer

A Michigan National Guard soldier from Fruitport was sentenced to jail Tuesday, April 8, for assaulting a Mason County jail officer, the Mason County Press reported.

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Related Topix: Fruitport, MI, Manistee, MI

MLive.com

Live coverage: Eric Knysz sentencing for murder of Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield

The sentencing of Eric John Knysz for the murder of Michigan State Police Trooper Paul K. Butterfield II was scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 8. MLive Muskegon Chronicle is covering the sentencing live, with updates as they happen posted in the comments section below this story.

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Related Topix: Irons, MI

Fri Apr 04, 2014

MLive.com

Second day of the preliminary examination for Sean Phillips for open...

Ludington police officer Tony Kuster listens to a question from Donna Pendergast, first assistant attorney general for the criminal division during testimony at the preliminary examination for Sean Phillips in Mason County's 79th District Court in Ludington before Judge Peter J. Wadel on April 4, 2014.

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Thu Apr 03, 2014

CBS Local

Judge To Hear Evidence In 'Baby Kate' Murder Case

A 24-year-old west Michigan man accused of killing his infant daughter is facing an important hearing to determine if there's enough evidence to send the case to trial.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Ludington, MI

Wed Apr 02, 2014

MLive.com

Audio released of trooper's fatal shooting of Ludington-area man

Warning: Due to the graphic nature of this audio and video, discretion is advised.

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Related Topix: Ludington, MI, Muskegon, MI

MLive.com

Baby Kate murder case heads to court nearly 3 years after she vanished

On Thursday and Friday, April 3 and 4, baby Kate's father will face a judge for the first courtroom airing of the prosecution claim that he murdered her.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, Carson City Correctional Facility, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Wed Mar 26, 2014

MLive.com

Police: DNA links prisoner to 2011 looting of Bay County rest area vending machines

About two and a half years on, police say DNA evidence has linked an imprisoned Manistee man to the looting of vending machines at two Bay County highway rest areas.

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Related Topix: Prison, Bay County, MI, Manistee, MI, State Prisons, Muskegon Correctional Facility

Mon Mar 24, 2014

MLive.com

Traffic stop turned drug bust: Scottville woman arrested for alleged pot, meth possession

A Scottville woman ended up behind bars late Friday, March 21 following a traffic stop in Mason County's Branch Township.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Scottville, MI

Thu Mar 20, 2014

Detroit News

Ludington wind farm sparks legal, zoning fights

Several Mason County homeowners have sued Consumers Energy over nuisance issues, including noise, from the wind turbine project near Ludington.

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Related Topix: Ludington, MI, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Michigan, Scottville, MI

MLive.com

Lookout Scottville! Hordes expected for estate sale of antiques; cream separators part of collection

The most excitement to hit Scottville in some time begins this morning with the sale of contents of an antique store owned by a well-respected collector.

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Related Topix: Scottville, MI, Ludington, MI, Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Lincoln, Muskegon, MI

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