DETROIT (AP) - Four males ages 17 to 30 are returning to court for a hearing on whether they should stand trial for the severe beating of a suburban man who accidentally struck a 10-year-old with his pickup truck on Detroit's east side. Steve Utash spent days in a coma and remains in the hospital after the April 2nd beating. The boy is recovering.
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) - A western Michigan man is expected to be sentenced to life in prison for the slayings of his sister and her husband in 1987. Ryan Wyngarden was convicted in March of two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Rick and Gail Brink. The Brinks were killed at their Park Township home.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney plans to visit Grand Rapids with his cardiologist to discuss Cheney's history of heart problems. Cheney and cardiologist Jonathan Reiner will speak today at a luncheon presented by Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and the Economic Club of Grand Rapids. Cheney and Reiner co-authored a book "Heart: An American Medical Odyssey."
SUTTONS BAY, Mich. (AP) - The Leelanau County Sheriff's Department's first police dog is keeping busy. Nico is a German shepherd assigned to deputy and K-9 handler Greg Hornkohl. The 2-year-old dog joined the department in December and has been deployed about 12 times. The department obtained the dog and trained him with the help of a $15,000 grant.
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