Michigan drivers are 14 percent more likely to collide with a deer than they were last year, according to new claims data from State Farm. The odds drivers will hit a deer in Michigan are 1 out of 85, above the national odds of 1 in 169.

Following last Tuesday’s National Asparagus Festival’s “Charitable Donation” to the West Shore ESD’s AgriScience Program at West Shore Community College, West Shore Bank contributed an additional $500 to the program making the total donation $1,500.

Primary election winner Lloyd Gowell of New Era was appointed Sept. 22 to complete the Oceana County Road Commission term on the seat recently vacated by Commissioner Gary Tate.


ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were:


DETROIT (AP) — Subaru is recalling nearly 593,000 vehicles, some for a second time, because windshield wiper motors can overheat and increase the risk of a fire.


ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the "Lucky For Life" game were:


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A massage therapist in Grand Rapids has been sentenced to at least a year in prison after pleading no contest to third-degree criminal sexual conduct.


DETROIT (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday afternoon's drawing of the Michigan Lottery's "Midday Daily 3" game were:

A Shelby man could face multiple charges for allegedly stealing a car then leading police on a chase that ultimately ended with the man crashing the vehicle and being taken to an area hospital for treatment early Tuesday morning.

Multiple drug combinations are said to be the cause of the deaths of two men at separate music events earlier this summer.


A Ludington man was charged last week in connection with a three-vehicle collision on the US-31 expressway July 5.

Two people were arrested last week and a warrant issued for a third in connection with a home invasion in the 1000 block of West Tyler Road in Hart Township Aug. 30 in which a large television…

The Pentwater Police Department is asking for the public’s help with information related to a burglary at the Carriage House Antique Mall Sept. 5 in the Village of Pentwater.


SWANSEA, Wales (AP) — Francesco Guidolin's future as Swansea manager looks bleak after Liverpool fought back to win 2-1 in the Premier League on Saturday.


TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic won her first WTA tournament on Saturday at the Tashkent Open, beating defending champion Nao Hibino of Japan in the final.


PARIS (AP) — French defender Jeremy Mathieu is quitting international football to focus on his club career with Barcelona.


TOKYO (AP) — The Urawa Reds thrashed Gamba Osaka 4-0 Saturday to maintain its lead in the J-League's second-stage standings.




NEW YORK (AP) — Starting Wednesday, J.C. Penney says it will be offering refunds to shoppers who purchased certain towels and a comforter set though it still is unable to figure out whether they're actual knockoffs.


DALLAS (AP) — Some American Airlines flight attendants say they're getting a rash from new uniforms made of wool.


NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday:


WASHINGTON (AP) — Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, is calling the inclusion of China's renminbi as the fifth currency in an elite group of the world's reserve currencies "an important and historic milestone" for the international financial system.


NEW YORK (AP) — Cotton futures No. 2 closed 80 cents to $1.75 a bale higher Friday.

Understand the difference between the different types of headaches and migraines, and know how to get relief

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Dress your pet based on its attitude and quality of the garment

Teach your kids about gun safety, whether it’s in your home or a friend’s

Wireless technology helps deaf and hard-of-hearing students in the classroom

As more women wait to have children, egg freezing offers a viable option

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was removed from the bench Friday for defying the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage, more than a decade after he was ousted for disobeying a federal order to take down a 2 ½-ton monument to the Ten Commandments.

Pentwater This Week

SAO PAULO (AP) — In Brazil's biggest city of Sao Paulo, the leading mayoral candidate is a businessman who once fired people on air during a television reality show. In the country's crown jewel city of Rio de Janeiro, the front-runner is an evangelical pastor. And in Belo Horizonte, a forme…

Dorothy Hilton will celebrate her 90th birthday Oct. 12, 2016. In honor of this occasion family and friends are asked to “shower” Dorothy with cards and well wishes. Cards can be sent to, Dorothy Hilton, 5383 Eden Lake Rd., Custer, MI 49405.

George and Shirley Novotny, originally from Chicago, now residing in Pentwater, are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. George and Shirley were married Sept. 28, 1946 at St. Edward Catholic Church in Chicago. The couple has two daughters, Lynn (Buffy) and Donna; four grandchildren an…

Pentwater’s Sally Ouweneel was the recipient of the Pentwater Service Club’s Citizen of the Year Award during a dinner Thursday evening, Sept. 22 at the Pentwater Yacht Club. Ouweneel, center, receives her award from club member and village president Juanita Pierman, left, and is joined by h…

By now, my regular readers are familiar with my youngest cat, Poopsie, a veritable little angel who appeared in my life last October, and who has been my comfort and joy ever since.

As you prepare for a new year at college, managing your money may be the last thing on your mind. But, college is the perfect time to instill strong and healthy financial habits, such as budgeting and living within your means.

Has concerns over potential MCF name change

Social Security joins you and your family in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15.