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  • Pedestrian struck by car, killed in northeast Kent County

    OAKFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Kent County Sheriff’s deputies have identified the person killed after being struck by a car late Saturday night in Oakfield Township. The Kent County Dispatch Authority tells FOX 17 a man was struck by a car just before 10 p.m. Saturday at 1264 Lincoln Lake Avenue, near MacClain Street NE, in Oakfield Township. That’s in northeast Kent County, north of 14 Mile Road. Sheriff’s deputies say a white male was struck by a southbound car on […]

  • One person hospitalized after Zeeland Township crash

    ZEELAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A crash in Ottawa County has led to one person being sent to a hospital. It happened around 10:19 p.m. Saturday, at 9084 Adams Street in Zeeland Township. Ottawa County Central Dispatch Authority tells FOX 17 a female was injured, and taken to a hospital – but the injuries appeared to be non-life threatening. Police blocked off 88th Avenue at Adams Street – just east of the crash scene –  while emergency crews responded. The scene […]

  • Woman allegedly drives car into Branch County Walmart

    BRANCH COUNTY, Mich. —  Police say a 37-year-old Branch County woman and the person she allegedly struck with a car Saturday inside a Walmart store both received injuries. The Branch County Sheriff’s Office says the Walmart customer’s injuries were minor, but the suspect had to be taken to ProMedica Coldwater Regional Hospital for treatment. She’ll be taken to jail, after that. The string of incidents began around 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Deputies were dispatched to Rick’s Party Store on North Angola […]

  • Officials say company in Cuba crash had safety complaints

    HAVANA (AP) — The Mexican charter company whose plane crashed in Havana, killing 110 people, has been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews’ performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba’s national airline. The plane was barred from Guyanese airspace last year after authorities discovered that its crew had been allowing dangerous overloading of luggage on flights to Cuba, Guyanese Civil Aviation Director Capt. Egbert Field told The Associated […]

  • Kentucky Derby winner Justify takes the 143rd running of the Preakness

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Justify has finished first at the Preakness, galloping to victory in a thick fog and on a sloppy track at Pimlico to keep alive his bid to capture the Triple Crown. Justify held off Good Magic to win the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago in the mud and rain. With jockey Mike Smith in the saddle, Justify held off seven challengers to remain unbeaten and apparently giving trainer Bob Baffert his record-tying seventh Preakness victory. Bravazo finished second […]

  • Autopsy scheduled Monday after body found Friday in Buck Creek

    UPDATE – Saturday 5 p.m.: The Wyoming Department of Public Safety says an autopsy is scheduled for Monday. The woman’s identity has not been confirmed yet. Police also say she has not been connected with any Missing Person reports, so far. ——————— WYOMING, Mich. — Police in Wyoming are trying to identify a woman’s body found in Buck Creek on Friday night. The city’s Department of Public Safety says officers responded to the area south of 54th Street near Clay […]

  • Suspect in stolen-pickup crash in Ravenna hit with two charges

    MUSKEGON, Mich. —  The alleged driver of a stolen pickup truck that was involved in a three-vehicle crash this week now stands formally charged. Muskegon County District Court records show 37-year-old Todd  McLean of Muskegon was arraigned Thursday afternoon on single counts of Fleeing & Eluding and Motor Vehicle Theft: Unauthorized Use. Bond was set at $5,000 for the Motor Vehicle Theft charge. The crash occurred late Tuesday afternoon, on Heights Ravenna Road at Main Street in the Village of […]

  • Ex-Plainfield Twp supervisor cops guilty plea over real-estate deal

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. —  Former Plainfield Township supervisor Jay Spencer faces sentencing July 3 related to a real estate deal. Kent County Prosecuting Attorney Chris Becker confirms to FOX 17 that Spencer entered a guilty plea to the felony charge of Engaging in the Business of Private Banking, which comes with a potential maximum sentence of four years in prison. Other felony charges , including embezzlement and larceny-by-conversion, were dropped as part of the plea deal. Spencer, 54, was charged after […]

  • Suspect in Holland Township robbery, shots-fired incident formally charged

    HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. —  Police responded May 14th to a report of shots fired during a robbery on Riley Street in Holland Township. On Wednesday afternoon, the suspect was arraigned in 58th District. The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office identifies him as 21-year-old Christian Steven Bracamontes, of Holland Township. The charges read against him were armed robbery, felony firearms and receiving & concealing a stolen firearm. Police say Bracamontes’ bond was set at $500,000 cash. The Sheriff’s Office says the crime […]