Friday, March 7 2014 4:11 AM EST2014-03-07 09:11:28 GMT
The topic of arming school employees is back in the spotlight in Boone County. On Thursday, the school board met as part of a planned safety workshop to review their current safety and emergency plans.Full Story >
The topic of arming school employees is back in the spotlight in Boone County. For one local man, having an armed school employee has a different meaning.Full Story >
WEST BRANCH, MI (WNEM) -
All eyes were on Whitney Kropp Friday night.
She's the Ogemaw Heights sophomore who is a victim of bullying.
Tonight was Kropp's big night at the high school's homecoming football game, where she had the opportunity to stand up to her bullies and do it with the support of the whole community behind her.
More than 1,000 people were at the game to see the happy ending of a story that touched hundreds of thousands of lives.
Two weeks ago, TV5 told the story of Kropp being a victim of bullying. She said she was selected to the sophomore homecoming court and then was told she was selected as a joke. She said the prank hit hard and she even considered suicide.
But that's when the community stepped up. Certain businesses offered to pay for her homecoming dress, pay for her hair, and even buy her homecoming dance dinner. National media hooked on to the story, and a Support Whitney Facebook page has more than 100,000 likes.
Friday, people showed up to support 16-year-old Kropp. Many people in the stands wore the color orange, Kropp's favorite color. She also had a very loud cheer when she was announced to the fans in the stands.
"The kids that are bullying you, do not let them bring you down. Stand up for what you believe in and go with your heart and go with your gut," said Kropp shortly after the halftime celebration.
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Wednesday, March 5 2014 9:44 PM EST2014-03-06 02:44:15 GMT
A growing trend in the United States that has reached parts of Kentucky. A version of the illegal slot machines is being operated under the guise of entertainment. Various types of illegal gambling machines,Full Story >
A growing trend in the United States that has reached parts of Kentucky. A version of the illegal slot machines is being operated under the guise of entertainment.Full Story >
Wednesday, March 5 2014 10:31 PM EST2014-03-06 03:31:12 GMT
Work on the multi-million dollar 4th and Race Street development is making progress, but one key hurdle is re-locating the Paragon Salon. On Wednesday, the salon filed a lawsuit against the city sayingFull Story >
Work on the multi-million dollar 4th and Race Street development is making progress, but one key hurdle is re-locating the Paragon Salon.Full Story >
Wednesday, March 5 2014 6:56 PM EST2014-03-05 23:56:41 GMT
A woman has been arrested after a gun was found inside of her purse as she entered the Job and Family Services building. Police say Shaequya Smith entered the building, located at 222 E. Central Parkway,Full Story >
A woman has been arrested after a gun was found inside of her purse as she entered the Job and Family Services building.Full Story >
Thursday, February 3 2011 5:19 PM EST2011-02-03 22:19:13 GMT
New details have been released on a large drug sweep in Pierce Township, Clermont County. On Wednesday, a total of 17 people were indicted by a grand jury on 46 charges related to trafficking in drugs.Full Story >
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.Full Story >