December 18, 2017
Eric Young/Ogemaw County Herald
Tristan, 8, picks up a toy in the electronics department as West Branch Police officer Blake Beehler helps him figure out if it's a "gold" edition.
Despite heavy snow outside, everyone who was supposed to participate in the Dec. 13 Shop With a Cop event at the West Branch Walmart made it out according to Sheriff Howie Hanft.

TAWAS CITY — The motive behind the alleged murder of Roger Knickerbocker II was money, according to testimony from co-defendant Christopher Grinnell.

Grinnell, 24, of Hale took the stand in Iosco County District Court before Judge Christopher P. Martin and laid out his version of the details in the alleged murder of Knickerbocker during fellow defendant Daniel Olar’s preliminary examination.

Prosecutor Gary Rapp said Grinnell was … more

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Avery Sapp, 2, checks out Angel the reindeer during the Christmas Fantasy event.
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