HART — No candidates filed to run for the two available seats on the Hart City Council or the single Hart City Board of Review seat.

Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast received the nod Feb. 9 to accept a more than $12,000 grant to be used in developing a K-9 program at the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office.

PENTWATER — With regrets, the Pentwater Village Council accepted the resignation of village Manager Rob Allard at its regular meeting Feb. 13.

Firefighters from the Hart Area Fire Department and the Crystal Township Fire Department responded to a fully engulfed single wide trailer fire along N. 104th Avenue in Weare Township Sunday, Feb. 12 shortly after 4:30 p.m.

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

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ATLANTA (AP) — Self-driving vehicles could begin tooling down a bustling Atlanta street full of cars, buses, bicyclists and college students, as the city vies with other communities nationwide…

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Several parents are joining a planned lawsuit against Michigan's School Reform Office over its threats to close low-performing Kalamazoo schools.

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Relatives of two Kalamazoo men who were killed in a mass shooting last year have been working on healing.

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DETROIT (AP) — BMW AG is recalling more than 19,000 i3 REx plug-in hybrids in the U.S. because they could develop a fuel vapor leak that would increase the risk of a fire.

PENTWATER — Fraudulent telephone calls are still being received by people in the Village of Pentwater.

The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of multiple weapons from the 4400 block of Adams Road in Weare Township.

The Pentwater Police Department is investigating complaints of bogus telephone solicitations requesting money.

A three-day jury trial has been set for April 26-28 for former Shelby Village Police Chief Bob Wilson.

A suspect has been identified and property recovered from two storage unit break-ins in the Silver Lake area last weekend.

KENT CITY — The county will have 14 wrestlers gunning for state titles at next weekend’s individual state finals meet after they qualified out of Saturday’s regionals at Kent City.

HESPERIA — Hart’s magical run in the state wrestling tournament came down to the final bout in the regional finals last Wednesday in Hesperia against seventh-ranked Carson City-Crystal, but th…

Pentwater sophomore Julia Hall will participate in the Michigan Indoor Track Series (MITS) state meet this weekend at Aquinas College.

HOLTON — Shelby and Hart each advanced to the regional round of competitive cheer Saturday with top-four finishes at the district tournament at Holton.

PENTWATER — Tuesday’s county battle between Hesperia and Pentwater looked to be a close one in the making at halftime, but the Falcons made some changes in the second half and took a 49-38 victory.

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CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Two years after Philadelphia selected him from Texas in the winter-meeting draft, outfielder Odubel Herrera arrived at spring training as an All-Star and the Phillies' top position player.

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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Pep Guardiola and Leonardo Jardim were up and down from their seats in the dugout, trying to get messages to their players but ultimately powerless to exert any cont…

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — In one of Iowa's most hectic games of the year, senior Peter Jok's calmness at the stripe proved to be the difference.

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Bam Adebayo's fourth double-double of the season helped No. 11 Kentucky avoid a late-season upset, as the freshman scored 22 points and grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds i…

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DENVER (AP) — Trevor Lewis scored the go-ahead goal with a slick move in the second period, Peter Budaj stopped 24 shots and Los Angeles beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-1 on Tuesday night as Dar…

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The U.S. government may soon lean on someone new to help lower health care costs: you.

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers' plan to close a Dakota Access pipeline protest camp that's been around for more than six months isn't likely to be the demise of on-the-ground opposition in North Dakota.

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DETROIT (AP) — State economic development officials and a nonprofit urban farming group have launched a crowdfunded campaign to turn a vacant Detroit building into a community resource center.

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Home improvement retailer Lowe's has announced its second round of layoffs in just over a month, saying more than 500 full-time corporate employees companywide will lose their jobs.

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are starting the day lower after a record-setting run. Energy and industrial companies are taking some of the biggest losses Wednesday. Technology stocks, which have risen every day in February, are slipping as big names like Apple and Intel decline.

BLACKSTONE, Va. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. David Brat, who rode voter anger to a historic political upset nearly three years ago, was on the receiving end of constituent angst about the Trump administration as he held a town hall in Virginia.

GENEVA (AP) — Playing down expectations, the U.N. envoy for Syria said Wednesday that he's not expecting a breakthrough in the first U.N.-mediated peace talks between government representatives and the opposition in 10 months, rather hoping to build momentum toward peace after nearly six yea…

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A few weeks ago, I met an amazing woman. Her name is Cyndy Callog, she’s a Pentwaterite, and she just published her first book, A Windy Day.

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