Man charged in death of woman after Halloween party

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MONROE, Mich. (AP) - A 27-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a young woman who disappeared after a Halloween party in Monroe County in 2014.
 
     Daniel Clay appeared in court Monday and said he's unemployed and needs a lawyer. He agreed when the prosecutor recommended that he be held in jail without bond.
 

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Three Grand Rapids parks receive a more-than $800,000 facelift.

City officials formally broke ground on renovations at Douglas, Mulick and Camelot parks today.

Upgrades include new picnic areas, benches and bike racks, and improved walking paths.

The city’s Mulick Park also receives ballfield renovations and a new 'tot-lot' play area for young children.

The $812,064 in funding comes from the city’s parks millage, which was approved by city voters in November 2013.

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Authorities say a Michigan State Police trooper was seriously injured after his vehicle was struck from behind while stopped along a Detroit-area freeway.

Police say eastbound Interstate 696 was closed Monday morning following the crash near the Lodge Freeway in Southfield.

According to police, the trooper was at the scene of an earlier crash compiling a report when his vehicle was struck.

Police say the trooper was conscious when taken to the hospital with broken ribs and injuries to his head.

The freeway reopened later Monday morning.

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WGVU hosted a Town Hall on Policing and Community on Friday, July 22. The show airs Monday night at 11:00 on WGVU TV. 

The conversation looks at fear that communities of color have when encountering police and the fear police have of being killed by people of color. But it also focuses on what could be done to prevent incidents involving police here in Grand Rapids.

Our first guest, Black Lives Matter Grand Rapids co-founder Briana Ureña-Ravelo, said equating those fears is a false binary.

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A driving route called the West Michigan Pike in western Michigan is being celebrated as a historic byway.

The West Michigan Pike is made up of several roadways, including U.S. highway 12, the Red Arrow Highway, the Blue Star Highway and South Shore Drive.

The route was developed a century ago to draw tourists to destinations along Lake Michigan.

An event to celebrate the designation takes place Monday in Muskegon.

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Tim LaHaye, evangelical pastor and co-author of the best-selling Left Behind novels, has died at the age of 90.

LaHaye was a prominent Christian leader, a successful megachurch pastor, the author of scores of nonfiction books and the founder of The Institute for Creation Research as well as several schools.

But he is best-known for Left Behind, the wildly popular series of novels imagining Jesus' return to Earth in the modern era. LaHaye conceived the idea for the series, which he co-wrote with novelist Jerry B. Jenkins.

Michael Jordan is condemning violence against both African-Americans and police. His forceful and emotional statement, released by ESPN's The Undefeated, is a marked change for the NBA legend.

Jordan has been famously apolitical during his career – first as a Hall of Fame basketball player for the Chicago Bulls and more recently as an owner of the Charlotte Hornets – avoiding public statements on politics and civil rights, when other athletes have spoken out.

The first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia erupted into chaos Monday afternoon amid controversy over leaked emails from the party's organizing committee.

Man charged in death of woman after Halloween party

3 hours ago

MONROE, Mich. (AP) - A 27-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a young woman who disappeared after a Halloween party in Monroe County in 2014.
 
     Daniel Clay appeared in court Monday and said he's unemployed and needs a lawyer. He agreed when the prosecutor recommended that he be held in jail without bond.
 

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The water supply for communities in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan is threatened by an oil spill that dumped an estimated 66,000 gallons of heavy oil, along with natural gas used to dilute it, into a major river.

The pipeline that broke is owned by Husky Energy Inc. The site of last Thursday's leak is within 1,000 feet of the North Saskatchewan River.

Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.8 billion, acquiring its "core Internet assets" — search, email, finance, news, sports, Tumblr, Flickr — in essence writing the final chapter of one of the longest-running Internet companies.

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