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Reporter for @wzzm13 in Grand Rapids, Mich. Former newspaper reporter/editor with some radio under my belt. Fondness for hunting, fishing and all things Irish.

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A woman called 9-1-1 to say she was held against her will and forced into prostitution at a Grand Rapids home by another woman who promised her work as a housekeeper. Aura Gonzalez-Velasquez is charged with human trafficking and keeping a house of prostitution. @wzzm13 #13OYS
Goodbye Columbus? A state lawmaker wants to change Columbus Day - celebrated the second Monday in October - to Indigenous Peoples' Day in Michigan. The federal holiday has traditionally honored Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, who landed in America in 1492. @wzzm13 #13OYS
Convicted felon Charles E. Skipp faces federal charges linked to a 2017 break-in at Family Farm and Home in Cedar Springs, Mich. that netted 89 firearms. Skipp, 39, has been locked up since August for armed robbery and other crimes in Grand Rapids. @wzzm13
DO NOT PASS: Stop-arm cameras may be used to track down and help prosecute drivers who illegally pass stopped school buses, under bills introduced in Lansing. Violators could see 93 days in jail, a $500 fine and 100 hours of community service at a school. @wzzm13 #13OYS
A man who tried to get two girls to pose sexually at a Wyoming, Mich. motel and searched for info on sex trafficking has pleaded guilty to felony charges that could put him in prison for decades. Bradley S. Johnson, 33, admitted that he wanted to make and sell child porn. #13OYS
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