BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Benton Harbor's emergency manager announced the city's financial emergency has been resolved in a letter to Republican Governor Rick Snyder. Emergency Manger Tony Saunders said yesterday the southwestern Michigan city has a healthy fund balance and made all annual pension payments for the first time in a decade.
GRANDVILLE, Mich. (AP) - The co-captain of Grandville High School's hockey team has died of an enlarged heart. School officials say 17-year-old Ryan Fischer was found unresponsive at home yesterday morning. Superintendent Ron Caniff tells the Grand Rapids Press that Fischer had gone to bed with no unusual symptoms the night before. His team was scheduled to play in the Division One state tournament semifinals last night.
MUNDY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - An 18-year-old Michigan man faces a murder charge in a wrong-way crash that killed a new bride and critically injured her 11-year-old son on February 9th. The Genesee County prosecutor's office says Zachary Parker of Swartz Creek also was charged yesterday with manslaughter, operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death and reckless driving causing death.
DETROIT (AP) - A man who pleaded guilty to killing a cougar in Michigan's Upper Peninsula says he was defending his father but state wildlife officials allege the animal was poached, its heart cooked and some of it eaten by the men. Troy Richard says the cougar stalked his father in December as Theodore Richard walked to his blind to get a rifle at a Schoolcraft County hunting camp.
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