Prisoner accused of knocking guard unconscious with padlock

IONIA, MI (WLNS) – Officials say a prisoner at Michigan Reformatory in Ionia hit a corrections officer in the back of the head with a padlock, knocking him unconscious. Our media partners at MLive say the attack happened around10 a.m. Thursday. Corrections Department spokesman Chris Gautz says the guard regained consciousness and was taken to a hospital for medical evaluation. Gautz says the prison placed the suspect in segregation...

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Records show 48 drivers paid fines in 193-vehicle pileup on I-94

GALESBURG, MI (WLNS) – About a quarter of the motorists involved in a massive 193-vehicle pileup during a winter storm on a southwestern Michigan freeway were fined. Our media partners at MLive say 48 drivers collectively paid more than $5,600 for driving too fast for road conditions or impeding traffic in the Jan. 9 pileup on Interstate 94 near Galesburg. Details of the fines were obtained by MLive under the Freedom of Information...

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Police: Craigslist scammers target new home buyers

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – Lansing Police are warning of a new housing scam is going on. Officials say they’ve seen several cases where someone tries to buy a house on Craigslist only to find the person who sold it to them wasn’t the real owner. It’s a home-buyer’s worst nightmare, spending thousands of dollars on a home only to find they’ve been scammed. Lansing Police say they’ve been seeing cases like this pop up with criminals using...

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Board approves business tax, sick day, mail-in voting proposals

LANSING, MI (AP) – Michigan’s election board has approved three newly announced ballot drives related to business taxes, sick days and voting by mail. The Board of State Canvassers unanimously approved the petition forms on Thursday. Supporters will soon start collecting hundreds of thousands of voter signatures needed to send their proposals to lawmakers and likely statewide votes in 2016. Some labor unions are backing an initiative...

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Three dogs found dead by mail carrier

LAINGSBURG, MI (WLNS) – After a mail carrier found three dead dogs in the middle of the road, 6 News Alexis Rosado went out to try and find some answers. Now the image of the three dead dogs has many people wondering. A mail carrier posted this picture of three dogs dead on Laingsburg’s Upton Road during her route, she writes. “I am so sorry and it’s horrible but it was recommended that I post this so that the person/persons...

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