State News Archive

Governor Snyder files for re-election bid

Governor Snyder files for re-election bid

LANSING – Thursday, Gov. Rick Snyder officially filed the petitions for his re-election bid with the Secretary of State accompanied by supporters and volunteers. “I’m proud to have support from every county in the state as I file for re-election. It has been an honor to lead Michigan’s comeback and I look forward to ensuring […]

Knysz removed from life support

Knysz removed from life support

JACKSON — Convicted murderer Eric Knysz was removed from life support at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, according to a Michigan Department of Corrections press release. Knysz, 20, of Irons, was sentenced on April 8 in Mason County’s 51st Circuit Court to serve life in prison without parole for shooting Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield […]

Sketch leads to attempted robbery suspect

ELK RAPIDS — A forensic sketch of a suspect in an attempted pharmacy robbery in Elk Rapids helped village police nab a potential culprit. Vernon Joseph Robert, 27, of Elk Rapids, faces an unarmed robbery charge. He’s scheduled to appear Thursday for a preliminary examination in 86th District Court. Elk Rapids Police Chief Tom Emerson […]

Knysz declared brain dead after suicide attempt

JACKSON COUNTY — Just days after being transferred to a Michigan Department of Corrections intake facility, Eric Knysz has been declared brain dead after an attempt to take his own life on Monday. According to reports from several TV news stations, Knysz was declared brain dead late Tuesday and his organs could be donated. Knysz was in […]

Evans appointed as KCAD interim president

Evans appointed as KCAD interim president

GRAND RAPIDS – Oliver Evans, immediate past president of Kendall College of Art and Design, has agreed to serve as interim KCAD president upon the announcement of current President David Rosen’s resignation. Evans retired as Kendall president in 2012 after leading the college for 18 years. During that time, Kendall nearly tripled in size, growing […]

Citizens honored for Butterfield response

LUDINGTON — Law enforcement officers from around the state congregated in Ludington on Monday to honor citizens who assisted fallen Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield after he was shot while conducting a traffic stop. In addition to members of the Michigan State Police and other law enforcement agencies, state representatives and senators were in […]