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  • Grand Haven boat fire

    Flames engulf boat in Grand Haven

    GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — A boat returning to the Harbor Island boat launch caught fire today at about 4 PM. Around noon, the four people left Harbor Island boat launch and boated on Lake Michigan. Upon returning, they said that they smelled gas, and after checking the engine, found that the fuel pump was leaking. A towel was placed around the fuel pump and they continued toward the boat launch. As the boat approached, it caught fire. Police say that the […]

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    Man steals ambulance, arrested in swimming pool

    PORTAGE, Mich. — A 23 year-old man has been arrested after stealing an ambulance, according to the Portage Department of Police. Paramedics responded to a medical call in the 2600 block of E. Heverly Drive Sunday afternoon. Shortly after leaving their ambulance unattended, paramedics noticed that a man had entered their vehicle One of the paramedics returned to the vehicle and tried to make contact with him.  He began to drive away, but the paramedic was able to get into the back […]

  • Shannon Street Fire

    Hot coals set Walker house on fire

    UPDATE: WALKER, Mich. (7/5) — Fire strikes the same house twice in the same weekend at 4067 Shannon St. Walker Fire Department says that a hot spot reignited after yesterday’s fire. Fire crews entered the home to make sure all the hot spots were put out. No further damage was done to the home today. WALKER, Mich. (7/4) — The Grand Rapids and Walker Fire Departments arrived on the scene of a house fire Saturday morning on the 4000 block of Shannon […]

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    Flipped kayak drowns man in Newaygo

    NEWAYGO COUNTY, Mich. — Early Sunday morning, a 26 year-old male was found dead in the water of Martin Lake. Michigan State troopers learned that the 26 year-old was kayaking with his friend when both kayaks flipped over and filled with water. The victim was unable to swim, and his friend was unable to bring him to shore. The victim’s body was recovered with assistance by the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office dive team. The incident is under investigation. Authorities say […]

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    Battle Creek structure fire contained

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – A structure fire that involved a garage and three cars was contained early Sunday morning. At approximately 3:15 a.m. the Pennfield Township Fire Department responded to a call about a fire in a garage that occurred at a home on Oxford Street in Battle Creek. According to officials, the fire originated from a parked car outside of the garage and spread towards it as well as surrounding homes. Firefighters contained the fire to the garage where […]

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    Pedestrian in critical condition after being struck by car

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. – A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle Saturday evening as he was trying to cross the street. At approximately 10:52 p.m. on Saturday, Kalamazoo Public Safety responded to incident where a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Bridge Street and Riverview. The pedestrian, a 60-year-old male, was crossing Riverview Drive when he was struck by a vehicle. According to police, the driver did not see the pedestrian. The pedestrian was transported to a […]

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    Motorcyclist hit by door that fell from trailer

    ALLENDALE TWP, Mich. – A motorcyclist was hit by an object that flew off of the back of a trailer yesterday afternoon. At approximately 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department responded to an accident on 68th Avenue near Sunset Drive in Allendale Township. Paul Wernlund, a 62-year-old West Olive native, was riding his motorcycle behind an unknown vehicle heading northbound when a door flew out of the trailer and hit Wernlund. Deputies reported that Wernlund was transported to […]

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    Holland house fire

    HOLLAND, Mich.– Fire crews are investigating a house fire on 120th Ave.. near Van Buren St. The fire broke out late Saturday night. Officials say the home was fully engulfed. According to officials the home was unoccupied at the time of the fire and no one was injured. It is uncertain where the fire started. Fire officials say they are still investigating the cause of the blaze.

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    Woman with BAC 5 times the legal limit crashes car

    PAW PAW, Mich. — At approximately 12:44 PM, a 42 year-old woman crashed her vehicle into another that had stopped at a stoplight. The collision happened at the intersection of South Kalamazoo Street and Fadel Street, according to the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s say that the 42 year-old driver’s preliminary breath test indicated a 0.39 BAC. This is her second arrest for OPI. In addition, she was also found to have a suspended license and open intoxicants in her […]