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St. Joseph remembers Mattox Williams


St. Joseph High School’s Student Center was packed on Saturday evening as the community remembered Mattox Williams. Mattox was diagnosed with bone cancer in his leg during his freshman year at St. Joe and after a two year fight against the disease, Mattox passed away early in the morning last Monday. Students, staff, teammates, classmates and community members attended his memorial service wearing purple to signify their support for Mattox. Mattox organized the “Hoops for Hope” fundraiser in December during the St. Joseph vs. Lakeshore game at St. Joe, which raised over $17,000 benefiting various pediatric cancer programs at Mott’s Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, as well as the Marie Yeager Cancer Center in St. Joseph. Mattox turned 17 years old just weeks before his passing. St. Joseph is planning a special tribute to Mattox before their basketball game tonight, it’s St. Joe’s first home game since his passing last week. Donations can be made to Hoops For Hope on the Mattox Williams #25 – Support through Cancer Facebook page, or to the Yeager Cancer Center at Corewell Health Lakeland.. ...Read Full Story

Lawsuit alleges sheriff's deputies assaulted woman while she was hospitalized

Malia Ashad filed a lawsuit against five Alameda County Sheriff deputies after they allegedly denied her medical treatment ordered by a physician. (Pointer & Buelna, Lawyers for the People)

(CALIFORNIA) — A California woman alleges she was assaulted by sheriff’s deputies while detained in a hospital in 2022 and awaiting medical treatment, according to a federal lawsuit filed against five officers from the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.. ...Read Full Story