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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.

Chelsea Clinton speaks at a Grand Rapids campaign stop on Thursday, September 22.
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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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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.

succo via Pixabay | CC BY 2.0 / Pixabay.com

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.

As officials in Charlotte, N.C., consider when, if, and how to release video of the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott earlier this week, lawyers for the family have released what they say is eyewitness video taken by Scott's wife.

When Harry Selker was working as a cardiologist in the 1970s, clot-busting drugs were showing great promise against heart attacks. But their life-saving properties were very time sensitive. "If you give it within the first hour it has a 47 percent reduction of mortality; if you wait another hour, it has a 28 percent reduction; another hour, 23 percent. And people were taking about 90 minutes to make that decision," he recalls. "So they were losing the opportunity to save patients' lives."

Chelsea Clinton speaks at a Grand Rapids campaign stop on Thursday, September 22.
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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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Legislation on child restraint in classrooms passed through a House committee Thursday. 

The legislation would prevent teachers from restraining or isolating a student except as a last resort in an emergency situation.

This was the third hearing by the committee to go over the bills surrounding student restraint and seclusion. The committee passed the bills with substitutes to the original legislation.

Advocates of the bills say they will protect children and keep schools safe.

Congratulations are in order, kind of, for a few exemplary researchers and one massive multinational corporation.

This year's Ig Nobel awards — the rather-less-noble-than-the-Nobel awards for "improbable" research and accomplishments — were announced Thursday night.

The honorees included a man who lived as a goat, a man who lived as a badger, a man who put tiny pants on rats and tracked their sex lives, a team who investigated the personalities of rocks, and Volkswagen.

Who Is Responsible For That Pile Of Poop?

Sep 23, 2016

A group of villagers walks through Jiling, in the Nuwakot district of central Nepal, with eyes glued to the ground. They cut narrow paths around rice fields and yield to goats until they find what they are looking for: A brown, stinky, fly-covered pile.

"It's poop," laughs 40-year-old Chandra Kumari. Human poop.

Leading the expedition is Sanjaya Devkota, who works for the U.N. Habitat through the Global Sanitation Fund. He asks who's responsible for the offending pile.

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