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SNOW

IN AN UPDATE RELEASED THIS MORNING WEATHER EXPERTS CONTINUE TO CAUTION OF A POTENTIALLY SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM UNDERWAY IN THE REGION.  AAA REPORTS THIS AFTERNOON THAT ASSOCIATED WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE SLOWING TRAFFIC ALONG SOME STRETCHES OF US-31 BETWEEN GRAND HAVEN AND HOLLAND TO AROUND 40 MILES PER HOUR WITH COUNTY OFFICIALS REPORTING A NUMBER OF FENDER BENDERS AND SLIDE-OFFS DURING THE DAY.  -

9-1-1-

A RECENT SPIKE OF  9-1-1 CALLS HAVE BEEN MADE BY NORTON SHORES AREA CITIZENS, COMPLAINING TO AUTHORITIES THAT SOMEONE KEEPS STEALING ITEMS OUT OF THEIR UNLOCKED CARS AND TRUCKS.  IN YESTERDAY'S MEDIA RELEASE POLICE IN THAT CITY REPORT OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS, THIEVES, HAVE BEEN HELPING THEMSELVES TO VALUABLES LEFT FOR THEM TO TAKE FROM OPEN VEHICLES, WALKING OFF WITH LAPTOP COMPUTERS, TOOLS, MONEY AND ANY OTHER VALUABLES LEFT UNSECURED BY NORTON SHORES RESIDENTS. 

AMBASSADOR

It's now official, former Republican Congressman Pete Hoekstra is the new U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands.  President Donald Trump nominated Hoekstra for the ambassador post earlier this year with the U.S. Senate confirming the nomination last month and White House spokeswoman Vanessa Morrone confirming that yesterday Hoekstra was sworn into that role by Vice President Mike Pence.