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SPARTA, Mich. (AP) - A village council member in the Grand Rapids area has buyer's remorse after declaring, "I resign," during a long, contentious meeting. The Sparta council took Paul Hibbard at his word - and won't give him his job back. Hibbard tells The Grand Rapids Press that he shouldn't have said "resign" on Sept. 14. He says he was tired and thinking about a family funeral and used a "bigger word than I should have."
DETROIT (AP) - A dummy placed face down in a Detroit woman's front yard as a Halloween prank has prompted repeated visits by police. Larethia Haddon says police showed up Tuesday, the first day she put the dummy out. Officer Jennifer Moreno tells The Detroit News that officers arrived again Wednesday and Thursday. By Friday, there were no more calls. "Just a dummy," says Officer Shanelle Williams.
CHARLEVOIX, Mich. (AP) - A woman in northern Michigan has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon after firing at a couple picking apples from her property. Charlevoix County prosecutor Allen Telgenhof says 30-year-old Shawn Beeler wasn't in any danger when she fired a gun on September 15th. No one was injured. Her next court date is Tuesday.
LINCOLN PARK, Mich. (AP) - Three days before the one-year deadline, a Detroit-area man stepped forward to pick up a $328,000 Michigan lottery prize. The 58-year-old man told officials Friday that he was in no hurry" to get the windfall.
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