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Dutch Study Finds Some Video Game Loot Boxes Broke the Law

The Netherlands Gaming Authority has published a study it conducted of 10 video games that reward players with loot boxes, packages players can sometimes buy with real money that contain random-in game rewards, and found that 4 of the 10 games it studi…

Dutch Study Finds Some Video Game Loot Boxes Broke the Law

The Netherlands Gaming Authority has published a study it conducted of 10 video games that reward players with loot boxes, packages players can sometimes buy with real money that contain random-in game rewards, and found that 4 of the 10 games it studi…

Apple Open Sources FoundationDB

Apple’s FoundationDB company announced on Thursday that the FoundationDB core has been open sourced with the goal of building an open community with all major development done in the open. The database company was purchased by Apple back in 2015. As de…

Apple Open Sources FoundationDB

Apple’s FoundationDB company announced on Thursday that the FoundationDB core has been open sourced with the goal of building an open community with all major development done in the open. The database company was purchased by Apple back in 2015. As de…

Amazon’s next conquest will be apparel

Sunny Dhillon Contributor Sunny Dhillon is a partner at Signia Venture Partners. More posts by this contributor The rise of experiential commerce Approaching e-commerce investments in the age of Amazon Late last year, after Amazon announced it had acquired the rights to J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic “Lord of the Rings” saga for $250 million, I wrote […]

Muskegon homicide suspect was shot and killed during standoff

Ottawa County Sheriff’s deputies are identifying the suspect as a 27-year-old West Olive man. They have not yet released his name.

WEST OLIVE, MI – The suspect of a homicide in Muskegon that led to a standoff with the Ottawa County Sherriff’s Office was shot and killed on Sunday morning, according to WOOD TV.

Deputies are identifying the suspect as a 27-year-old West Olive man but have not yet released his name. Muskegon police have not released the name of the victim, who was identified by as a 29-year-old Muskegon man.

A 25-year-old Muskegon woman was also shot during the incident but is listed as being in fair condition, said Capt. Shawn Bride of the Muskegon Police department.

Muskegon homicide, standoff was preceded by a domestic dispute

A message seeking comment from the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office was not returned.

Officers responded at around 7:23 a.m. to a residence in the 300 block of Merrill Avenue on a report that a 25-year-old woman and a 29-year-old man had been shot. Officers arrived and located the victims shortly thereafter.

The male victim died on scene, Bride said. The female victim was taken to an area hospital by ambulance, and she is receiving treatment for her wounds.

At around 8 a.m., the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office received reports of an armed subject at a home on Brickersville Drive at the West Olive Estates in West Olive, Michigan. The man was believed to be a suspect in the incident at the time.

Reported Muskegon homicide leads to standoff in Ottawa County

Several sheriff units including armored vehicles and tactical squads were dispatched to the address on Brickersville Drive where a standoff began between deputies and the subject.

At around 9 a.m., the man exited his home with a gun to his wife’s head. Deputies said the man was making threats to kill his wife and opened fire. The man’s wife, who has not been named, was unharmed, WOOD reports.

The difference between diesel- and gasoline-powered cars

Modern diesel-powered models prove that it is possible to build a clean, efficient diesel engine without sacrificing performance. Here’s what you need to know about diesel cars, and how they differ from gasoline-powered models.
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