Ionia County

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All Ionia Public Schools will reopen tomorrow. Law enforcement issued an all clear after a bomb threat cancelled classes on Tuesday.

Ionia County Animal Control
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A flea-ridden Persian cat so weak she could barely stand was rescued from a residential garden in Ionia and reunited with her family in Grand Rapids after three years apart, an Ionia County animal control officer said.

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Ionia Public Schools announced that all of its schools will be closed on Tuesday as police investigate a bomb threat. 

Ice jams, Grand River, Portland
WLNS-TV Lansing (WKAR media partner)

Portland city officials are asking Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration to clarify or reconsider its decision to deny aid to communities hurt by severe flooding early in the year.

Downtown Portland Michigan
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UPDATED Thursday at 10:30 p.m.: Consumers Energy gasline workers loacted the damaged main. They anticpate having the leak closed off and repaired within a few hours. Once the repairs are complete, they will be restoring gas services to those impacted by the leak. 


Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch, fire
WLNS-TV

About 250,000 hens have been killed during a fire at a mid-Michigan poultry operation.

Ionia County Sheriff Office / Facebook

An animal control official in western Michigan is objecting to a proposal that could require her staff to obtain a search warrant to investigate animal abuse.

Gretchen Whitmer
WKAR-MSU

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has blocked the sale of a former Michigan prison that was proposed as the site of a privately operated federal immigration detention center.

Ice jams, Grand River, Portland
WLNS-TV Lansing (WKAR media partner)

Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared a State of Emergency in Ionia County following winter weather conditions and problems.

Northern long-eared bat photo
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters / Wikimedia Commons

The Ionia County Health Department confirmed several people are being treated for rabies after handling a rabid bat.


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Michigan veteran's dogs pardoned from death row