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    26-year-old sought in Banner Street shooting

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Police in Grand Rapids are searching for a 26-year-old man in connection with a Tuesday shooting on the city’s southwest side. According to a release, Ryan Anthony Lorenz is wanted in connection with the shooting, which happened just before 6 p.m. at 51 Banner St. SW. A 20-year-old man was shot on the front porch of the home and may face long-term paralysis because of a spinal injury, police said. Lorenz is described by police as […]

  • Man, 20, dies after shooting on Grand Rapids’ SE side

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Police are investigating the death of 20-year-old man on Grand Rapids’ southeast side. Jalen Braswell-Thompson was found with a gunshot wound to the chest in a driveway in the 500 block of Howard Street SE at about 6:45 a.m. Thursday.  He later died at the hospital. Neighbors say that Braswell-Thompson was not from their neighborhood. The home where he was found is a multi-family rental unit.  Neighbors say that the area is a very […]

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    Ionia Co. couple sink back-to-back hole-in-ones

    GRAND LEDGE, Mich. — Janet and Tony Blundy had an extraordinary golf outing over the weekend. The Portland couple said they were golfing at Ledge Meadows in Grand Ledge when they both sunk hole-in-ones on the same hole.   Two women on a neighboring hole witnessed the amazing feat, Scott Kelly, the golf course owner, said. “I’m just so happy for them,” Kelly said.  “It’s such a great opportunity for them to both have a hole-in-one on the same day and […]

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    Baby Natallya case: Man to stand trial for concealing infant’s death

    WHITE CLOUD, Mich. — Matthew Bradley will go to trial for allegedly concealing the death of 4-month-old Natallya Rich. Bradley waived his preliminary hearing Thursday in Newaygo County District Court and was bound over to circuit court for trial.   The concealing the death charge is a five-year felony. Rich’s body was found in the early morning hours of May 13 in the basement of her grandmother’s White Cloud home.  According to probable cause testimony, Bradley admitted he was on drugs […]

  • “Lids for Kids” connects kids with bike helmets and more

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Surprising facts: Michigan, and specifically Grand Rapids, ranks at or near the top in bicycle accidents involving kids.  

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    Thieves caught after stealing guns and drugs from safe in Battle Creek

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — A police dog tracked down the first of three suspects who were all arrested on charges they broke into a Battle Creek home and stole firearms and prescription narcotics. The crime and capture took place shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday. The trio is accused of the break-in and theft on Scenery Street after two suspects were seen leaving the scene on foot and another one in a vehicle. The K-9 unit tracked the suspects on foot, […]


    BCPD seeking tips in search for wanted fugitive

    UPDATE:  Detectives announced Ware was taken into custody on Wednesday evening by the Battle Creek Police Gang Suppression Unit BATTLE CREEK – Detectives with the Battle Creek Police Department are working with the Michigan State Police 5th District Fugitive Team to get a wanted fugitive into custody. 17-year-old Khanas Willie Ware is wanted of felony weapons violations. He’s 5’9″, 165 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information on Ware’s whereabouts is asked to call Silent Observer at […]

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    Man charged in connection with 2014 death of GR homeless man

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — On Wednesday, David Dugas was charged  with involuntary manslaughter following the 2014 death of a homeless man  at a Grand Rapids park. The Kent County Prosecutor’s Office confirms to FOX 17 that Dugas, 28, moved to New York state right after speaking with detectives about the death of Joseph Chenier, 56. Officials said Dugas was accused of lying about knowing the whereabouts of a witness involved in the homicide case. Chenier, a homeless man, was found dead […]

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    $50K in debt to big time saver — how this North Carolina woman did it

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C.  (FOX 8) — Ja’Net Adams landed a great job just out of college, but within a few years, she and her husband were $50,000 in debt. “I was a pharmaceutical rep and I made really good money, but I spent every penny of it,” Adams said. “Then life happened. I was laid off, even in a year I made a $40,000 bonus. 60 percent of our income was just wiped out.” So that’s when Adams buckled down and […]