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Murder suspect charged with homicide, denied bond

September 13, 2013
Murder suspect charged with homicide, denied bond

LUDINGTON – Eric John Knysz, 19, 1844 10 Mile Road, Luther, Lake County, faces a life sentence for the murder of Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield. Knysz was arraigned this afternoon in front of Patricia Baker, magistrate of the 79th District Court. The arraignment took place over video monitors, with Knysz at the Mason County Jail and the proceedings…

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Badger consent decree finalized

September 13, 2013
Badger consent decree finalized

  LUDINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have filed a motion to enter the Consent Decree, allowing Lake Michigan Carferry to discharge coal ash until the end of the 2014 season. The agreement will result in the elimination of the Badger’s ash discharge prior to the start of the 2015 sailing season. “The…

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Expressway accident causes serious injuries, shut down

September 13, 2013

HART TWP., Oceana County — Troopers from the Michigan State Police-Hart Post are investigating a two car accident that occurred on north bound U.S. 31 near Polk Rd that resulted in serious injuries to three individuals. The accident was report at 4:24 p.m. on Friday, September 13. Initial information indicates that both vehicles were traveling north bound on U.S. 31 when…

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6 sentenced in Circuit Court this week

September 13, 2013
6 sentenced in Circuit Court this week

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent.  LUDINGTON – The following defendants were sentenced this past week in 51st Circuit Court: –         Robert Emerson Swift, 62, of 1495 Palmer Ave., Muskegon, was found guilty June 17 of second-degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC) assault and habitual offender, third conviction. He was sentenced Sept. 10 to a minimum of two years, 10 months to a maximum of 10…

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District Court, as of Sept. 11, 2013

September 13, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent.  LUDINGTON – The following defendants were sentenced this past week in 79th District Court: –         Lori Ann Holden, 35, of 309 N. Washington Ave., Apt. 1, Ludington, was found guilty Sept. 10 of third-degree retail fraud. She was sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail for one year; must attend Economic Crime Program; and $588.67 in fines, costs…

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