One person appears to have perished in an early morning house fire in Ottawa County.
1:54 PM Apr 16, 2013

Here are a few of the most useful news and commentary pieces I've found on the Internet in relation to Monday's bombing attack on the Boston Marathon:

• The Boston Globe has removed its pay wall, at least for now.

11:04 AM Apr 16, 2013

My topic this week is the possibility of parking meters returning to downtown.

11:00 AM Apr 16, 2013
The price of gold logged its biggest one-day decline in more than 30 years Monday, tumbling $140.30, or 9 percent, to $1,361. While gold has been gradually falling since hitting a peak of $1,900 in August 2011, the sell-off accelerated late last week.
9:00 AM Apr 16, 2013
FBI and IRS agents raid Haslam's family business
8:17 AM Apr 16, 2013
Former school board member Richard Koonce is new varsity girls basketball coach.
8:00 AM Apr 16, 2013

Double bonus

North Korea, driver both huff

7:09 AM Apr 16, 2013
From the World Trade Center and Times Square in New York to the White House and sports venues across the country, police patrolled in packs and deployed counterterrorism teams Monday.
6:00 AM Apr 16, 2013
She'd just passed it when she heard the explosion behind her.
5:29 AM Apr 16, 2013
The bombs that blew up seconds apart at the finish line of one of the world's most storied races left the streets spattered with blood and glass, three dead, more than 140 wounded and maimed and gaping questions of who chose to attack at the Boston Marathon and why.
4:40 AM Apr 16, 2013
Competitors and race organizers were crying as they fled the chaos. Bloody spectators were being carried to the medical tent that had been set up to care for fatigued runners.
4:34 AM Apr 16, 2013
No word on the motive or who may have launched the attack, and authorities in Washington said there was no immediate claim of responsibility.
5:08 PM Apr 15, 2013

Author Scott Turow, who writes legal thrillers, recently wrote a long rant in the New York Times about "The

4:15 PM Apr 15, 2013
Police arrest two boys who stole beef jerky, Visine from CVS store.
1:00 PM Apr 15, 2013