RIBBON CUTTING

Dignitaries will soon gather with the ceremonial scissors to officially open a new facility at Grand Haven State Park .  In a recent media release the Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced it will host a ribbon-cutting event Oct. 2, to mark the official opening of the new, community-built playground at  the local recreation area along the lakeshore. 
 

CRANE THEFT

Police say a man left a 2 month old baby at an East Muskegon business then set out to steal a construction crane parked nearby and take it for a spin.  Muskegon county Mlive-dot-com reports Muskegon police as saying the 32-year-old Fruitland Township man drove the crane away from the Esco facility on Barney street early Monday and while rolling around town knocked power lines down across Roberts street and drove through a fence before authorities could stop the machine, pull out the driver and take him into custody.

RECORD BREAKING

RECORDS CONTINUED TO BE BROKEN ACROSS WEST MICHIGAN THROUGHOUT MONDAY, THE 5TH DAY OF AN UNSEASONABLE HEAT WAVE.  THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MADE IT OFFICIAL LATE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON THAT MUSKEGON BROKE THE 86 DEGREE MARK SET IN 1920 WHEN TEMPS HIT AN 89 DEGREE DAYTIME HIGH.