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    Thousands expected at 7th annual Grand Rapids Mud Run

    KENTWOOD, Mich– Thousands of people, both young and old, are expected to participate in the 6th annual Grand Rapids Mud Run Saturday. The 5K mud race kicks off at 8:30 a.m.  Saturday morning and goes til 11 a.m. outside the Kentwood Community church, 1200 60th St. SE. Event organizers say there will be a giant mud slide for runners as well as different hurdles and obstacles. There is also a separate kids mini mud race for children ages 6-12. Last minute registration […]

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    Collision with tree kills 21-year-old Lowell woman

    LOWELL TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Lowell woman died when her car hit a tree Saturday morning. At 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Kent County Sheriff’s Department deputies, the Rockford Ambulance and Lowell Township Fire/Rescue responded to a fatal single-vehicle accident on Vergennes Road east of Alden Nash Avenue in Lowell Township in eastern Kent County. The investigation showed that 21-year-old Emily Hessler was driving a 2005 Pontiac G6 eastbound on Vergennes when the vehicle crossed the center line, left the roadway on the […]

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    Kentwood Police searching for armed robbery suspect of Check Into Cash

    KENTWOOD, Mich. — Police are looking for a suspect following a reported armed robbery at a Kentwood bank branch. It happened on Saturday afternoon around 1:30 p.m. at Check into Cash located at 5372 South Division in Kentwood. The suspect was described as a black male, around 21-years-old, 5’8.” and had a slim build, according to the Kentwood Police Department. He was reportedly last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a bright colored vest. Police said he had a […]

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    College student sexually assaulted near Grand Valley State University

    ALLENDALE, Mich. —  Police are on the lookout for a suspect that reportedly sexually assaulted a college student Friday night. It happened along 48th Avenue close to Lake Michigan Drive near Burger King just before midnight. The victim was reportedly approached and sexually assaulted by a tanned skin man, about 6’2, with dark hair, wearing basketball shorts and a baseball cap backwards, according to an alert sent out by Grand Valley State University. If you have any information, you’re asked to call […]

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    Michigan officials boost public awareness of water trails

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources plans a stepped-up effort to boost public awareness of water trails. The agency says it hasn’t paid as much attention to boating and paddling trails as it has to trails designed for hiking, biking, off-road vehicle riding, snowmobiling and horseback riding. But the DNR is now developing a policy to include water trails in its trail program. The nonprofit Land Information Access Association received a state grant to create […]

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    1 killed, 5 injured in Ionia County crash

    IONIA COUNTY, Mich. — A woman was killed and five other people were injured Friday in a rollover crash in Ionia County. The Ionia County Dispatch says the crash was reported just before 7 p.m. at Grand River Avenue and Morrison Lake Road. According to the Ionia County Sheriff’s Department, the investigation revealed that an Oldsmobile Alero being driven by a 27-year-old man from the Belding area was traveling northbound on Morrison Lake Road. The driver disregarded the stop sign […]

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    Four injured in Kent County accident

    CANNONSBURG, Mich. — Four people were injured in a car crash Friday that left at least one person pinned in the car. Kent County dispatch tells FOX17 that first responders were dispatched to the intersection of Myers Lake Avenue and Cannonsburg Road SE around 3:45p.m. Friday. We’re told Aero med was on standy but was not needed. The condition of the four people involved is not know as of Saturday, according to Kent County dispatch.

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    Battle Creek police find narcotics and weapons

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The Battle Creek Police Department seized guns and drugs after serving a search warrant Friday night. At that time officers working with the Gang Suppression Unit, the Highway Interdiction Team and the Battle Creek Special Investigations Unit all executed a search warrant at a home in the 200 block of Hubbard Street. The investigation by the Gang Suppression Unit culminated in the seizure of the narcotics and guns. A total of six guns were confiscated from […]

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    Know the Law: Summer Highway Safety