Whitehall Teen Sentenced for Car Crash that Killed Two People

A Whitehall teen gets a year in the Muskegon County Jail for a crash that killed two people. Mlive reports 18-year-old Jordyn Alexander Garza was given the sentence, yesterday, plus five years probation. Garza pled no contest to the accident which occurred this past August in Whitehall. Garza was driving at fast speeds, with two teenage passengers, through an alley between Mears Avenue and Division Street. Garza ran through a stop sign before losing control and crashing into a power pole and tree. The accident killed his 15-year-old cousin and gravely injured the other 16-year-old passenger... who eventually died in October from injuries sustained. Speed was the only factor in the crash.

Gay Marriages Performed Last Year Will Be Recognized in MI

Gay marriages that were performed last year in Michigan will be valid. Governor Snyder made the announcement, yesterday, that he won't appeal a ruling made by the state that they must be recognized. This means that over 300 same-sex married couples will now receive state benefits. Last March, a federal judge put a stop to the ban in Michigan, which allowed couples to receive a marriage license. However, Attorney General Bill Schuette filed an emergency appeal and the ban was reinstated. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to hear challenges against gay marriage bans in Michigan and other states in the next coming months.

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