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    Former GRPD officer sentenced for criminal sexual conduct

    Ryan Bruggink was sentenced to between two and 15 years in prison

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    Long prison term for man who hatched sex crime behind bars

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A man accused of trying to arrange sex with a mentally disabled teen when he was in a state prison has been sentenced to 33 years in federal prison. Shane Scott of Coldwater was arrested by federal authorities just before his release from a prison in Ionia in 2015. Investigators say he sent many detailed letters to the teen’s mother while behind bars. The mother was prosecuted in state court. Federal Judge Paul Maloney in Kalamazoo […]

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    Man charged with GRCC homicide

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. —  A 19-year-old man was charged Tuesday in connection with a homicide that happened near Grand Rapids Community College. Marcus Bivins is charged with open murder in the death of 34-year-old Jeanne Huntoon.    According to court documents, his bond was denied after he “stated he will kill again.” Huntoon’s body was found early Saturday morning at the GRCC parking ramp at 143 Bostwick NE.  Police said over the weekend that a witness called police saying that they […]

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    Police: Girl, 10, made up story about abduction, escape

    GAINES TOWNSHIP, Mich. —  The Kent County Sheriff’s Department says a 10-year-old girl made up a story about being abducted by a stranger before escaping. The Kent County sheriff’s office says the girl told investigators she was waiting for a school bus Tuesday morning near her home in Gaines Township when she decided to play in a nearby creek. Sheriff’s officials say the girl admitted she fabricated the story because she didn’t want to get in trouble for missing the […]

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    Woman sentenced for dragging mall security guard

    MUSKEGON, Mich. — A woman involved in injuring a mall security guard learned her fate this week. On Monday, Jalin Smith Walker was given between 20 months and 15 years behind bars after pleading no contest for her role in the crime. It happened back in 2014 after a woman reportedly stole a pair of jeans from the Lakes Mall in Muskegon.  The shoplifter then ran into the parking lot where Walker was waiting as a getaway driver. As she tried […]

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    Defense Secretary Carter: American killed in combat in Iraq

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter says an American serviceman has been killed near Irbil in Iraq. Carter revealed the death at the outset of a news conference Tuesday in Stuttgart, Germany, where he has been consulting with European allies. Carter says “it is a combat death,” but he hasn’t offered any further details. Vice President Joe Biden visited Baghdad last week to exhort leaders of the government in Iraq to resolve internal political strife and concentrate on […]

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    Teacher sick-outs close dozens of public schools in Detroit for second day

    DETROIT (AP) — Dozens of Detroit public schools are closed as mass teacher sick-outs over pay roll into a second consecutive day. The district released a list of 70 closings as of 5:50 a.m. Tuesday. Detroit Federation of Teachers president Ivy Bailey said Monday night in an email that educators are not expected to show up for work Tuesday. The district is expected to run out of cash by June 30. Without funds from the state, teachers who have opted […]

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    Dirty birds cause Salmonella outbreak in Michigan

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan health officials warn of a rising number of salmonella cases. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Monday reported 20 cases since March 2 through direct contact with live baby chicks or ducklings. Six of those people were hospitalized. The department’s chief medical executive, Dr. Eden Wells, says in a release that raising chicks and fresh eggs can get people sick even though it can be “fun and educational.” Wells says dirty birds […]

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    E! News: Kate Upton reveals huge engagement ring at Met Gala

    NEW YORK CITY — Detroit Tigers star Justin Verlander and model Kate Upton are engaged after dating for three years, E! News is reporting. Upton unveiled her massive engagement ring at the Met Gala in New York City. She told E! News that Verlander proposed to her right before the baseball season started. The couple isn’t rushing on the wedding, and don’t have a date planned yet, Upton said. Upton – a St. Joseph, Mich. native – is best known for […]