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Michigan pilot says training prepared him for crash landing

A Holland man says his flight training and survival instincts enabled him to walk away with only minor injuries after his small plane crash-landed on a Lake Michigan beach. Steven Stam, a pilot of 22 years, immediately remembered what he should do when the plane’s engine sputtered for about 30 second and then lost power in the air on Sunday ...

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Out and About – Week of July 20th

The last time I checked, the price of 89-octane gasoline in Chicago was $3.69 a gallon. The same gallon of gasoline in Honolulu sells for $3.39 per gallon. It goes without saying that you’re better off driving a Toyota Prius than a Corvette in both places. You see a lot of motor scooters in Honolulu, and quite a few tourists ...

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Police searching for robbery suspect

Police are looking for a person who robbed Sturgis Party Store on North Nottawa Street last week. Around 1:30 a.m. Thursday, a person dressed in trash bags entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money, police said. The robber was last seen running from the scene to the northwest.

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Two drug arrests following traffic stop

Two Three Rivers residents – a 36-year-old man and 25-year-old woman – were charged with drug-related offenses following a traffic stop last week in Fabius Township. Sheriff’s investigators said the suspects were in a car stopped for speeding at 6 p.m. Wednesday on Broadway Road near Roberts Road. Deputies found methamphetamine and marijuana, as well as a number of items ...

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Woman arrested after wrecking stolen vehicle

An 18-year-old Burr Oak woman was taken to the county jail after she stole and wrecked a relative’s vehicle last week in Burr Oak Township. According to state police, the incident started when a report of a stolen car was filed July 14 from the 31000 block of Kelly Road. The owner of the 2003 Chevy Monte Carlo told authorities ...

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Gas prices fall 11 cents in past week to $2.72

AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have gone down by about 11 cents over the past week. The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.72 per gallon on Sunday. That’s about 92 cents less than at the same point a year ago. AAA Michigan surveys daily fuel prices at 2,800 gas stations ...

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Michigan hunters can apply for antlerless deer permits

Michigan hunters have about a month to apply for licenses to pursue antlerless deer. The Department of Natural Resources says the application period has begun and will continue through Aug. 15. Hunters can seek one license in any open deer management unit statewide. A nonrefundable $5 fee is charged. Hunters may apply for either one private-land or one public-land license ...

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Man walks away after crash landing small plane on beach

Authorities say a 66-year-old man walked away with only minor injuries after crash landing a small plane on a Lake Michigan beach near Holland. WGHN-AM reports Steven Stam told officers he was flying Sunday evening along the lakeshore in western Michigan when the plane’s engine began having trouble. He brought the plane down in dune grass in Ottawa County’s Park ...

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Officials seek public comments on Lake Michigan island plan

Officials are inviting the public to comment on a draft plan for managing Lake Michigan islands that are under the jurisdiction of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The plan deals with land administered by the DNR on Beaver, Garden, High, Hog, North Fox, South Fox and Whiskey islands. The agency hosted public meetings last year to hear ideas from ...

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Man’s body is identified

State police have identified the man whose body was found in a Park Township residence that was the scene of suspicious activity a week ago. Troopers said an autopsy revealed the man’s identity as Phillip Glenn Feek Jr., 49 years of age. Preliminary findings based on the autopsy led investigators to conclude Feek died in October. Feek, a family member ...

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