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    Reconstruction planned for I-96/Cascade Road interchange

      GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, Mich. — An open house regarding reconstruction to the I-96 and Cascade Road interchange has been scheduled for Feb. 2. According to a release from Michigan Department of Transportation, the meeting will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. at Heather Hills Care Center, 1157 Medical Park Dr. SE. MDOT is planning to reconfigure the interchange to a “diverging diamond interchange,” (pictured below). The 2015-2016 project includes replacing the Cascade Road bridge over the highway with […]

  • Missing couple

    Vehicle, bodies found in Craigslist disappearance case; suspect in custody

    Atlanta, GA (WGCL) — Two bodies have been found in the search for a missing Marietta couple. The Georgia State Patrol Dive Team found Bud and June Runion’s missing SUV in a body of water. A short distance away, investigators found the body of a man and woman. Authorities have not positively identified those bodies as those of the Runions. The couple was reported missing on Friday after they drove to Telfair County to look at a classic car. They […]

  • Van Buren County dogs

    11 dogs seized in Van Buren Co. animal cruelty investigation

    LAWTON, Mich. — Ten dogs and one puppy were seized from a Lawton apartment Monday during an animal cruelty investigation. Van Buren County deputies were called to a residence in the 500 block of N. Main Street after someone reported that the animals were being neglected. According to a release, they discovered the dogs in the apartment with no food or water and found a large amount of feces and urine.  A neighbor told investigators that the former tenant vacated the apartment about […]

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    Battle Creek man saves child from drowning in hotel pool

    ST. JOSEPH, Mich. — A 10-year-old boy is still alive thanks to the quick actions of a Battle Creek man at a hotel in St. Joseph. According to a release from the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department, 29-year-old Tim Rose saved the boy from drowning at the pool Saturday at Silver Beach Hotel, 100 Main St. Officials say the boy was visiting the hotel to celebrate a cousin’s birthday party. Rose saw him at the bottom of pool, which is about […]

  • Missing couple

    Couple missing after posting car ad on Craigslist; suspect in custody

    ATLANTA (CNN) — The suspect sought in connection with the disappearance of a Marietta, Georgia, couple who had posted a Craigslist ad turned himself in Monday morning, the Telfair County Sheriff’s Office said on its Facebook page. A team of more than 100 people continues to search for the missing couple, and deputies are contacting land owners and hunters familiar with the area to determine if they’ve seen anything suspicious, Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson said. “There are search teams […]

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    Joan Rivers’ family files lawsuit against clinic

    NEW YORK — The estate of Joan Rivers filed a lawsuit Monday against the clinic that treated her before her death. Rivers went into cardiac arrest during an outpatient endoscopy and died at Mount Sinai hospital days later. Attorneys for her estate say they want to make sure that the medical errors that they claim led to Rivers’ death do not happen to other patients. Yorkville Endoscopy has denied any wrongdoing.

  • Fire Allegan County

    Electrical outlet causes Allegan Co. house fire

    GANGES TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Emergency crews were called to a house fire Monday near 64th Street and 118th Avenue. According to the Allegan County Sheriff’s Department, the fire was reported shortly after 12 p.m. Officials said a small explosion was heard near the home during the fire.  They believe the explosion was caused from a five gallon bucket of deck sealer. Investigators say the fire started from an electrical outlet.  No injuries have been reported, but the home is considered a total loss.

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    Incredible video: Pilot ditches plane after it runs out of fuel, crash-lands in ocean

    MAUI, Hawaii —  A pilot was rescued over the weekend after a harrowing incident about 250 miles northeast of Maui. The pilot’s single engine Cirrus SR-22 ran out of fuel Sunday afternoon, and he was forced to deploy the aircraft’s parachute system and crash-land in the ocean. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the pilot was able to climb out of the plane and into a life raft.  They were picked up by a nearby cruise ship and are said to […]

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    GR Police locate suspect vehicle in hit-and-run crash involving 4-year-old

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Police have located the vehicle they believe was involved in a hit-and-run that hospitalized a 4-year-old over the weekend, but are still looking for the driver and passenger. According to a release, investigators discovered a 1998 green Buick at a residence in Walker after a witness to the crash called in the car’s license plate number. The vehicle struck 4-year-old Gabriel, who is still in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Family members tell […]