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WZZM-13: State Trooper Killer Eric Knysz Attempts Suicide in Prison Cell

 

Eric Knysz, the man convicted of killing Michigan State Police Trooper Paul K. Butterfield, is hospitalized in critical condition after attempting suicide in his Jackson prison cell, WZZM-13 reported Monday night.

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Tax-Filing Tip If You’re Running Late for April 15 Deadline: File an Extension [Video]

The IRS expects to receive 135 million tax returns by the filing deadline of April 15 -- as in 11:59 p.m. Tuesday.

However, about 12 million taxpayers will have requested extensions by the filing deadline, giving them an extra 6 months to file, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Captain America 2′ Reigns Supreme

This weekend saw a neck-and-neck race for the first spot at the box office, with the animated 'Rio 2' offering strong competition for last week's champion, 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier.'

When the dust, debris and feathers settled, the one starring the superhero took the first slot, but there is no shame in a second place that strong.

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Fire danger risk ‘High’ or ‘Very High’ for most of Lower Michigan

As we move past winter and towards summer, fire danger is a growing concern in Michigan.

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8-Year-Old Lacey Holsworth, Best Friends With MSU’s Adreian Payne, Dies

Lacey Holsworth, the 8-year-old girl who battled cancer and became friends with Michigan State University basketball star Adreian Payne, has died, according to posts on Lacey’s social media accounts.

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Trooper Paul Butterfield (Photo: Michigan State Police)
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Eric Knysz Gets Life in Prison for Killing Michigan State Trooper Paul Butterfield in Mason County

A 20-year-old Irons man was sentenced this afternoon to life in prison for killing Michigan State Trooper Paul Butterfield during a September 2013 traffic stop.

Eric Knysz received a life term from Mason Circuit Court Judge Richard Cooper, The Ludington Daily News reported.

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Great Lakes still over half covered with ice

Cold weather records continue to be broken as total ice coverage on the Great Lakes is still over 50%.

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Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter in Grand Rapids in Honor of Late Betty Ford

Rosalynn Carter can readily identify with Betty Ford.

They served as first ladies at The White House in back-to-back terms in the 1970s.

Today, Carter, the wife of former President Jimmy Carter, is in Grand Rapids in honor of the 96th birthday of the late Ford, the spouse of former President Gerald Ford.

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RECALL: Ford Recalls Nearly 435,000 Vehicles

Attention folks who drive Ford vehicles - Ford is recalling nearly 435,000 cars to fix rusting frame parts or faulty seats.

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Body Of Missing Kalamazoo Doctor Teleka Patrick Possibly Found In Indiana

UPDATE: (5:00 p.m.) Teleka Patrick's family has told WZZM-13 that they are "in mourning assuming the body may be that of Teleka."

UPDATE: (4:25 p.m.) The Patrick family has released a statement saying that they still don't know for certain that the body found is that of the missing Kalamazoo woman:
Our family was informed that a body was found that may be our daughter Teleka Patrick. We are waiting for official confirmation from the Kalamazoo Sheriff's Department and have no comment at this time. Thank you for your continued prayers - we ask that you respect our privacy at this difficult time.
(3:45 p.m.) The body of missing Kalamazoo doctor Teleka Patrick has possibly been located in a lake in Indiana near where her car was found abandoned.

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MDOT considers protected intersections for bicyclists – Is it good idea for Grand Rapids? [Video/Poll]

Protected bike lanes and intersections are gaining popularity across the country and the Michigan Department of Transportation has noticed.

Many bicyclists love them, while some think the concept needs work.

Would protected bike intersections be a good fit in Grand Rapids?

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Grand Rapids Winter Weather Advisory Issued, with Freezing Rain and Gusty Winds Forecast

While the calendar might indicate spring, the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office this afternoon issued a winter weather advisory for Thursday and Friday.

A pair of late-season winter storms are bringing freezing rain and gusty winds early Thursday and again early Friday to Grand Rapids and West Michigan.

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