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Some state lawmakers are calling for new laws to punish people who attack lawyers, judges, and other court personnel during judicial proceedings.

There was an attack recently in a Lansing courtroom on a prosecutor.

A felon about to be sentenced lunged at the prosecutor wielding a shiv smuggled inside his sleeve. The attack was thwarted by police officers in the courtroom.

State Senator Curtis Hertel says attacking a court officer should be its own crime.

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The Christian Coalition of Michigan traveled to Capitol Hill this week for the Conservative Clean Energy Summit.

A poll taken among young conservatives attending says “72 percent favor encouraging the private sector to solve energy problems through innovation and technology while blocking any top-down, one-size-fits-all approach from the federal government.”

WGVU spoke with Keith den Hollander, chairman of the Christian Coalition of Michigan.

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Headed to a haunted corn maze during the Halloween season? Watch your step.

The Michigan appeals court has given new life to a lawsuit by a man who broke his leg while trying to get out of a tricky maze at night in western Michigan.

The court says the wet path may have been open and obvious to Michael Davis back in 2013.

But the court says there's another liability issue - whether Davis was forced by employees to use that path as his only exit from the Witches of New Salem maze in Allegan County.

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Chelsea Clinton emphasized healthcare, family leave and closing the gendered pay gap at a Thursday campaign event in Grand Rapids focused on female voters.

The 'Women for Hillary' event drew a couple hundred supporters as part of a two-day tour of several Michigan cities.

In a brief speech, Clinton stressed Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s history of public service and advocacy.

Artistic contributions of African Americans will be highlighted during the second annual Grand Rapids African-American Art and Music Celebration, as part of ArtPrize 2016. 

The two-day event kicks off Friday and runs through 10 p.m. Saturday at Calder Plaza. The goal is to immerse the community in art, music, dance and food reflecting the city’s diversity.  

Kayleigh Kramer is a board member for the event. She says they’re working to build upon the success of last year’s inaugural celebration. 

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The founder of Rolling Stone is selling a minority share of the fabled magazine to a Singapore-based social media entrepreneur, the first time an outside investor has been allowed to buy into the property.

Several media reports say Jann Wenner has decided to sell 49 percent of the magazine, as well as its digital assets, to BandLab Technologies, a social-networking site for musicians and fans.

The largest radio telescope in the world officially opened on Sunday, according to China's official Xinhua News.

The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST, is named after its diameter, which at 500 meters makes it 195 meters wider than the second largest telescope of its kind, the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.

Less than a week after a U.S.-brokered Syrian ceasefire collapsed, the city of Aleppo is being pummeled with the most intense air bombardment since the beginning of the conflict, according to the U.N.

The Miami Marlins ace pitcher José Fernández died in a boating accident early Sunday morning. He was 24 years old.

"The Miami Marlins organization is devastated by the tragic loss of José Fernández," the team posted in a statement on Twitter. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very difficult time. Today's game against the Atlanta Braves has been cancelled." Neither the team nor the league announced when the game would be rescheduled.

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