WGHN NEWS HEADLINES FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 26TH

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The Grand Haven Board of Light & Power’s Board of Directors adopted a business plan for Fiscal Year 2019 at its May meeting. As part of the plan base customer rates are being held constant with those set in July of 2016 with General Manager David Walters stating the FY 2019 budget is a status quo budget consistent with the Board’s recent action and direction to cease operations of the Sims Power Plant on Harbor Island in June of 2020.

COUNTERFEIET MONEY

Fruitport Township police officials are reporteing several complaints of counterfeit money being passed at area businesses. Officers urge citizens to be on the look out for bills with tell-tale red markings spotted locally in 5 and 100 dollar denominations and if exchanged contact the Fruitport Township Police Department.

A bill sponsored by Representative Holly Hughes of Montague has been signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder - one that guarantees victims and their families the right to confront their offenders in court. The bill amends the Crime Victim’s Rights Act to require a criminal defendant, or juvenile offender, to be physically present in the courtroom when a victim impact statement is made unless the court determines otherwise.

FISHING TOURNAMENT

The Tri-Cities Kiwanis Salmon fishing tournament is set for today with boats filled with young patients currently undergoing treatment casting off early this morning from the local charter docks. Net proceeds support pediatric care and Child Life programs at North Ottawa Community Health System, DeVos Children's Hospital, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.