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Mason County Man Dies After Being Shot by Police Trooper

An Amber Township man is dead after being shot by a Michigan State Police trooper. According to a news release from the Michigan State police, the incident occurred around 11pm last night, when troopers were dispatched to a home on Dennis Road near Hansen Road, for a possible 9-1-1 hang up call. The trooper was confronted by a 68-year-old man with a weapon. The trooper fired one shot striking the suspect. He was transported to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital where he died shortly after. A full and complete investigation is currently underway.  

Fetters Sentenced 18-52 Years

After a year-and-a-half, Lowell Fetters gets sentenced for shooting Ludington Police Officer Sgt. David Maltbie. 66 year-old Fetters was sentenced to 18 to 52 years in  prison... more than the prosecution's recommendation of 13 to 23 years. 

Winter Weather Advisory

A winter weather advisory is in effect in Mason County beginning at 11am. A burst of snow is expected by early afternoon and while it will lighten up by the end of the day... snowfall is expected to continue the rest of the night throughout tomorrow morning. A total of five to nine inches is anticipated by Wednesday afternoon. Other affected areas include Oceana, Lake, Osceola and Newaygo counties. A weather advisory is also in effect for Manistee County until tomorrow afternoon. Three to six inches of snow is estimated by tomorrow morning with the heaviest snowfall between 3pm and 1am. The Michigan Department of Transportation reminds motorists to adjust speeds based on conditions.

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