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Brother Of Murder Victim Speaks After Sentencing Of Shooter

Steve Krieger says justice has been served, but he can never be satisfied. His brother, David Krieger, was shot and killed in December outside of Steve Krieger’s business, Michiana Supply, in Benton Township. Sentenced to at least 35 years in prison for second degree murder in the case is Roy Thompson, who learned his fate this week. The case may seem over, but Steve Krieger says he has not been pleased with some of the things that were said in the last eight months. In particular, what he says are false claims that Dave Krieger sprinted at Thompson during a confrontation.. ...Read Full Story

Brother Of Murder Victim Speaks After Sentencing Of Shooter

Steve Krieger says justice has been served, but he can never be satisfied. His brother, David Krieger, was shot and killed in December outside of Steve Krieger’s business, Michiana Supply, in Benton Township. Sentenced to at least 35 years in prison for second degree murder in the case is Roy Thompson, who learned his fate this week. The case may seem over, but Steve Krieger says he has not been pleased with some of the things that were said in the last eight months. In particular, what he says are false claims that Dave Krieger sprinted at Thompson during a confrontation.. ...Read Full Story

Brother Of Murder Victim Speaks After Sentencing Of Shooter

Steve Krieger says justice has been served, but he can never be satisfied. His brother, David Krieger, was shot and killed in December outside of Steve Krieger’s business, Michiana Supply, in Benton Township. Sentenced to at least 35 years in prison for second degree murder in the case is Roy Thompson, who learned his fate this week. The case may seem over, but Steve Krieger says he has not been pleased with some of the things that were said in the last eight months. In particular, what he says are false claims that Dave Krieger sprinted at Thompson during a confrontation.. ...Read Full Story

Brother Of Murder Victim Speaks After Sentencing Of Shooter

Steve Krieger says justice has been served, but he can never be satisfied. His brother, David Krieger, was shot and killed in December outside of Steve Krieger’s business, Michiana Supply, in Benton Township. Sentenced to at least 35 years in prison for second degree murder in the case is Roy Thompson, who learned his fate this week. The case may seem over, but Steve Krieger says he has not been pleased with some of the things that were said in the last eight months. In particular, what he says are false claims that Dave Krieger sprinted at Thompson during a confrontation.. ...Read Full Story

Brother Of Murder Victim Speaks After Sentencing Of Shooter

Steve Krieger says justice has been served, but he can never be satisfied. His brother, David Krieger, was shot and killed in December outside of Steve Krieger’s business, Michiana Supply, in Benton Township. Sentenced to at least 35 years in prison for second degree murder in the case is Roy Thompson, who learned his fate this week. The case may seem over, but Steve Krieger says he has not been pleased with some of the things that were said in the last eight months. In particular, what he says are false claims that Dave Krieger sprinted at Thompson during a confrontation.. ...Read Full Story

Presentation On Mars Rover This Month In South Haven

Coming up this month will be a presentation on the Mars Curiosity rover at South Haven High School. Special guest speaker Jim Montgomery will talk about his experiences working with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Mars Science lab. It helped to get the Curiosity rover to the red planet in 2012. On Thursday, August 18, Montgomery will speak about the mission, with a slide show featuring movies about the Mars Science Laboratory. He’ll also talk about a possible mission to Europa and take questions. Montgomery is a South Haven native, and he’s coming to the area thanks to the South Haven Public School Foundation. The presentation starts at 6:30 p.m., and students get in free. Adults are asked to make a $10 donation.. ...Read Full Story

Centennial Planned For South Haven High School Field

A celebration is planned for next month to mark the 100th birthday of South Haven’s Ratcliffe Field. The South Haven Rams have played football at the field on Hubbard Street since 1916, making it one of the state’s oldest continually-used high school sports fields. South Haven Public Schools Marketing Coordinator Tara Wilkinson says the school and the local historical association are teaming up to celebrate the field on September 9.. ...Read Full Story

Zika Virus Confirmed In Monroe County

The first Zika virus case in southeastern Michigan’s Monroe County has been confirmed by health officials. County Health Officer Kim Comerzan tells the Monroe News Friday that the county is working with the state to obtain mosquito traps for surveillance. Zika is a mosquito-borne virus. It causes mild, flu-like symptoms in most people, but can cause severe brain-related defects, including disastrously small heads, if women are infected during pregnancy. Symptoms typically are mild and include fever, rash, joint pain and red, itchy eyes. Many infected people will not experience any symptoms. The virus is most seen in Latin America and the Caribbean. Florida has reported homegrown Zika transmission by mosquitoes. In February, state health officials confirmed the first case of the Zika virus in Michigan.. ...Read Full Story

Michigan Senior Olympics Underway

More than 1,000 older athletes from Michigan and elsewhere are taking part in the Michigan Senior Olympics this weekend. Opening ceremonies were Friday at Rochester Municipal Park. Men and women age 50 and older are suiting up in more than a dozen sports across Oakland County. Executive Director Becky Ridky says that while many athletes are there to have fun, it does get competitive.. ...Read Full Story

MI Treasury Warns Of Phone Scam

Michigan taxpayers are being warned not to fall for the latest phone scam. The Michigan Treasury Department’s Danelle Gittus says, in this case, the calls are being received from a legitimate Grand Rapids-area Treasury phone number, which has apparently been cloned by the scammers. The caller tells the would-be victim that they owe back taxes, and then demands immediate payment or the victim faces arrest. Gittus says falling for it just means getting ripped off.. ...Read Full Story