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Ben Solis


Muskegon, MI, United States

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Past articles by Ben:

Police investigate Wyoming car fire as arson

The fire happened on Saturday, Dec. 28, according to a news release issued by the Wyoming Department of Public Safety. → Read More

Unarmed robbery suspect tracked by K9 unit, arrested by Kalamazoo police

The incident occurred around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28 in the 1000 block of North Rose Street in Kalamazoo. → Read More

After decade on air, all-vinyl radio program feels like ‘therapy’ for Muskegon DJ

This year, Black Circle Radio celebrated its 10th anniversary, a feat not lost on founder Mitch Anderson. → Read More

North Muskegon voters to select mayor, city council members in November

North Muskegon’s incumbent mayor and two city council members will face election challenges in November. → Read More

Ballot measure would expand field of candidates for city of Muskegon jobs

Under the current rules, only the three people “standing highest on the eligible list” be considered for open positions. → Read More

Street to Pere Marquette beach closed due to high waves

The closure will be in place around noon, Wednesday, Sept. 25, according to city officials. → Read More

City takes first step toward recreational marijuana sales in Muskegon

A divided Muskegon City Commission voted 5-2 to approve an ordinance that would let recreational marijuana businesses operate within city limits. → Read More

Interview with ex-officer sheds light on racist memorabilia found in home

Former Muskegon Police Officer Charles Anderson said racist items discovered in his home don’t represent him and that he was sorry for the turmoil they created. → Read More

Ex-police officer says KKK document was an antique, denies being racist

Former Muskegon Police Officer Charles Anderson was fired on Sept. 12 following a lengthy inquiry into racist items found in his home for sale. → Read More

2 rescued from early morning Grand Rapids-area apartment fire

The fire happened at around 4:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22 at the One Dream Apartment complex in the 600 block of 44th Street. → Read More

Grand Rapids police chief calls weekend gun violence ‘completely unacceptable’

Four shootings were reported in Grand Rapids on Saturday, Sept. 21, two of which resulted in the early morning deaths of two men. → Read More

Man who fell from boat in West Michigan lake presumed drowned

Deputies identified the man as Robert James Conklin, 54, of West Olive. → Read More

Breaking and entering reported at Grand Rapids-area hunting store

The break-in happened around 4 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Grandville Cabela’s location, 3000 44th St. → Read More

Grand Rapids police investigate 4 shootings in 24 hours

Two shootings were reported late Saturday night following two fatal shootings in the early morning. → Read More

Concrete blocks placed on Pere Marquette beach to protect water pipes from erosion

Several drinking water mains were exposed by shifting sands and crashing waves, leaving them susceptible to damage. → Read More

Roundabout, road reconstruction planned for Beach Street at Pere Marquette Park

The work will result in a smoother Beach Street with free-flowing traffic that will not have to yield to traffic on Lakeshore Drive. → Read More

Fired Muskegon officer’s personnel file reflects shooting incidents, high praise

Former Muskegon Police Officer Charles Anderson was terminated from the Muskegon Police Department on Sept. 12. → Read More

Man shot in leg near Muskegon High School football field

The unidentified victim was found in the area of Sanford Street and Oosterbaan Avenue in the adjacent high school football field courtyard. → Read More

Teenager flips car in crash on I-196

The 19-year-old Holland resident became distracted, drifted to one side of the road and over-corrected once she realized she was drifting. → Read More

Driver ejected, killed in rollover crash in Southwest Michigan

Deputies identified the victim as Eduardo Mendoza, of Decatur, Michigan. → Read More