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Your MLive.com comments have changed; here’s what’s new

blog.mlive.com — The comments sections on MLive.com have a new look today, and with that some new features to tell you about. Our online community will now be able to share photos easier, use text formatting tools to make comments stand out and share comments easily to social media accounts.

Mystery of Jessica Heeringa's disapperance: 'Secrets don't remain secrets forever,' police chief says

mlive.com — NORTON SHORES, MI - To say the last year for investigators working on the mysterious Jessica Heeringa abduction case has been frustrating would be an understatement -- a huge understatement, says Norton Shores Police Chief Dan Shaw.
Mystery of Jessica Heeringa's disappearance: 'Secrets don't remain secrets forever,' police chief says mlive.com/news/muskegon/…
RT @HLPNEWS: Mystery of Jessica Heeringa's disapperance: 'Secrets don't remain secrets forever,' police chief says mlive.com/news/muskegon/…
RT @HLPNEWS: Mystery of Jessica Heeringa's disapperance: 'Secrets don't remain secrets forever,' police chief says mlive.com/news/muskegon/…
Mystery of Jessica Heeringa's disapperance: 'Secrets don't remain secrets forever,' police chief says mlive.com/news/muskegon/…

Pine Street to close Thursday for Muskegon County Jail construction

mlive.com — MUSKEGON, MI - Pine Street will close for most of the day Thursday, April 24, related to construction of the Muskegon County Jail. City of Muskegon Public Works Superintendent Doug Sales said the street will be closed with barriers between Myrtle and Walton avenues starting at 6 or 7 a.m.
Muskegon County Jail: Pine Street to close Thursday for jail construction. Story: ow.ly/w55t6
Pine Street to close Thursday for #Muskegon County Jail construction - ow.ly/w56Hs

Former U-M employee fired for 'distributing human body parts' has mortuary license revoked by state

mlive.com — Rathburn's business -- which was located at an industrial warehouse near Coleman A. Young International Airport on Detroit's east side -- was the subject of a December 2013 FBI investigation that linked him to illegal body part trading and turned up the remains of more than 1,000 different people.
RT @KellieWoodhouse: This ain't fake: Former @UMich employee fired for 'distributing human body parts' has mortuary license revoked mlive.com/news/ann-arbor…
This ain't fake: Former @UMich employee fired for 'distributing human body parts' has mortuary license revoked mlive.com/news/ann-arbor…
Strange story: Former U-M employee fired for 'distributing human body parts' has #Michigan mortuary license revoked mlive.com/news/ann-arbor…

Detroit homicide suspect arrested, large amount of suspected heroin seized after chase in Ann Arbor

mlive.com — One of the three men arrested after a police chase in downtown Ann Arbor Tuesday was wanted for questioning in a Detroit homicide, an official said Wednesday. Michigan State Police Sgt. Steve Temelko said details on that particular homicide were not immediately available.
Police official told me they weren't going to let this homicide suspect escape again, hence the chase mlive.com/news/ann-arbor…
Detroit homicide suspect arrested, large amount of suspected heroin seized after chase in Ann Arbor mlive.com/news/ann-arbor…
Police chase in #AnnArbor: Homicide suspect arrested, suspected heroin seized bit.ly/ml-pchs via @Kyle_Feldscher

The peculiar story of Michigan recruit Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman, Dave Rooney and the phone call that changed everything

mlive.com — ANN ARBOR -- Dave Rooney has never met Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman. Rooney is a 72-year-old real estate dealer in Allentown, the largest of the three cities making up Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley. He doesn't particularly like selling properties at this point. He'd rather be back where he belongs, coaching basketball.
RT @BFQuinn: The peculiar story of U-M recruit Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman, Dave Rooney and the phone call that changed everything mlive.com/wolverines/ind…
Great read RT @BFQuinn: The peculiar story of U-M recruit Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman mlive.com/wolverines/ind…

3 suspected heroin dealers arrested after fleeing police and T-boning car in downtown Ann Arbor

mlive.com — Police arrested three suspected heroin dealers following a dramatic chase through downtown Ann Arbor Tuesday afternoon that ended with a T-bone crash at one of the city's busiest intersections. In front of a large crowd at the intersection South Main Street and Liberty Street, a black Nissan Altima with three men inside crashed into a black Mazda 3 with four individuals inside, most of them children.
From yesterday, hopefully we'll get more on this. 3 suspected heroin dealers arrested following car chase in AA mlive.com/news/ann-arbor…
If you missed it earlier, there was a crazy scene in downtown Ann Arbor. T-bone crash ends police chase, 3 arrested. mlive.com/news/ann-arbor…
From earlier 3 suspected heroin dealers arrested after fleeing police and T-boning car in downtown Ann Arbor mlive.com/news/ann-arbor…
Here's @Kyle_Feldscher with Ann Arbor's own bit of Grand Theft Auto 5 action from this afternoon mlive.com/news/ann-arbor…
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Detroit father with history of mental illness gets life for killing 7-year-old daughter, grandmother, aunt

mlive.com — DETROIT, MI -- After shooting his 7-year-old daughter, grandmother and aunt on Feb. 15, 2013, Ferdarius S. Shine ran from the Detroit house claiming "the devil" made him do it. All three -- Shine's daughter, Amera Jones; aunt, Santangela Williams, 49; and grandmother, Geraldine Bates, 68 -- would die of their injuries.
#Detroit father gets life for killing 7-year-old daughter, others @mlivedetroit mlive.com/news/detroit/i…

Two finalists selected for superintendent position at Muskegon Area Intermediate School District

mlive.com — MUSKEGON, MI -- Two finalists have been selected to become the next superintendent of the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District, and the only local candidate is not one of them. After interviewing four candidates, the MAISD board decided to bring back for second interviews John Severson, superintendent of Harper Creek Community Schools, and Curtis Finch, superintendent of the Mecosta-Osceola Intermediate School District.
Two finalists selected for superintendent position at Muskegon Area Intermediate School District. Story: ow.ly/w56rc

Marijuana legalization ballot campaign prepares for Saginaw kickoff

mlive.com — SAGINAW, MI - A group of pro-marijuana activists are circulating petitions in hopes of placing a citywide marijuana legalization measure on November's ballot. The campaign is one of a dozen marijuana legalization initiatives across the state expected to be placed on August or November ballots.

U.S. News: 4 West Michigan schools among top 20 in state, best in nation

mlive.com — WEST MICHIGAN -- U.S News and World Report released its best 500 high schools nationwide and four West Michigan high schools are among the top 20 in Michigan. According to the magazine's latest edition, Excel Charter Academy-Grand River Prep School on 52nd Street in Grand Rapids was ranked #2 in the state and #169 nationally.
See which West Michigan schools are ranked best in the state, nation by @USNewsWorld bit.ly/1rmi3v3

Top headlines: Flint man sues after off-duty county park ranger shot him in leg, $100,000 in equipment stolen from Burton landscaper

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RT @flintjournal: Top headlines: Flint man sues after off-duty county park ranger shot him in leg, $100,000 in equipment stolen ... bit.ly/1f6pRRx

Restaurant Review: Porto Bello Italian Restaurant offers great location, but ...

mlive.com — The bummer thing about my take on the Porto Bello Italian Restaurant is that I genuinely love the location of the restaurant. I love that it shares space with Odd Side Ale and a cute little coffee shop. It's situated in a prime location, overlooking some of the lake and the downtown hustle and bustle that will soon fill the downtown streets.
My not-so-positive review. :( Maybe I was just there on a bad day? Anyone else have a negative experience here? fb.me/6PWefjBxr
Restaurant Review: Porto Bello Italian Restaurant offers great location, but ... mlive.com/dining/index.s…

Frontrunner Whitehall baseball holding strong in MLive Muskegon Chronicle Team of Week voting

highschoolsports.mlive.com — By on April 23, 2014 11:30 a.m. MUSKEGON, MI - It doesn't look like anybody is going to catch Whitehall. With the clock winding down on the latest MLive.com Team of the Week poll in Muskegon, it's the Vikings' baseball program standing strong for games the week of April 28-May 2.
Frontrunner Whitehall baseball holding strong in MLive Muskegon Chronicle Team of Week voting. Poll: ow.ly/w560Q

Hughes and McGuire, future Spartans, have Sterling Heights Stevenson baseball off to dominant start

highschoolsports.mlive.com — Brandon Hughes and Zach McGuire have been playing with or against each other for a long time. From Little League opponents to high school teammates, Hughes and McGuire have watched each other grow up in the sport of baseball.
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