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Former bank employee’s sentencing postponed

April 9, 2013

GRAND RAPIDS – The sentencing of Stacy Lynn Ahlgren, a former employee of Northwestern Bank in Ludington, was postponed until  April 17 at 2 p.m. in Grand Rapids federal court. Ahlgren pleaded guilty to embezzlement in December 2012.  The longtime bank employee took nearly $900,000 from the bank over five years. U.S. District Judge Robert J. Jonker placed Ahlgren on…

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McCallum will be sentenced today for kidnapping

April 9, 2013
McCallum will be sentenced today for kidnapping

LUDINGTON — Mark McCallum, who was found guilty on March 1 of two counts of parental kidnapping, will be sentenced today in 51st Circuit Court. McCallum legally represented himself in the weeklong trial. The charges stemmed from the February 2012 abduction of his then 2-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter. McCallum did not return the children to his estranged wife —…

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Lister appointed to apple board

April 9, 2013

Riverton Township farmer Arthur Lister has been appointed to the Michigan Apple Committee by Gov. Rick Snyder, according to the website Northwest Michigan’s Second Wave. Lister is the owner of Lister Orchards. Lister’s 900 acre farm produces apples, tart cherries, sweet cherries, peaches, pears and plums. He will be the new representative for District 5, replacing Scott Lewis. Lister is…

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Quarterly sex offender verification period underway

April 9, 2013

The quarterly verification period for tier 3 sex offenders began April 1. During this period, state law requires all tier 3 registered offenders to report in person to their local police department, sheriff’s office, or nearest Michigan State Police post to verify their address. The Michigan Sex Offenders Registration Act requires tier 1 offenders to verify their address annually, during…

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County expected to endorse tech park

April 9, 2013

LUDINGTON — The Mason County Board of Commissioners is expected to pass a resolution supporting the proposed Great Lakes Technology Park tonight during its regular meeting. The State of Michigan has issued a request for proposals provide data hosting facilities to house essential electronic data that will enable the state government to better serve its citizens. The proposal request includes…

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Legally Speaking: Consent to search

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