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    Kalamazoo mother loses home over one missed property tax payment

    RICHLAND, Mich. — A mother from Kalamazoo is losing her home after she missed a property tax payment. It has been a rough couple of years for Deborah Calley, who has overcome physical and mental obstacles following a devastating car accident. The crash happened in 2008, and it left Calley with several injuries to her arms, wrists, and neck. She said also she had four big bruises on her brain. Calley was told the recovery process could take several years. […]

  • Brother speaks out after Wyoming woman killed by suspected drunk driver

    TYRONE TOWNSHIP, Mich.—The brother of a woman killed by a suspected drunk driver in Tyrone Township Wednesday night  says his sister was on a date during the crash. The crash happened at the intersection Tyrone Avenue and 20 Mile Road. According to the Kent County Sheriff’s Department, Ana Escutia-Chavez, 25, and Jose Gavina, were driving West on 20 Mile when the driver of a pick-up truck, who deputies say had been drinking, blew through a stop sign and hit them. […]

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    1 killed, 2 others injured in Kent County crash; alcohol likely a factor

    TYRONE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A woman was killed and two other people were injured Wednesday after a crash at 20 Mile Road and Tyrone Avenue, and police say alcohol is believed to have been a factor. According to emergency officials at the scene, the crash happened at about 8:15 p.m. north of Kent City when a Ford pickup truck that was headed south on Tyrone blew through a stop sign and hit a 2010 Dodge Charger. A passenger in that […]

  • Grand Rapids gas station owner calling upon other businesses to help keep streets safe

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The owner of a gas station in Grand Rapids is calling upon other business owners to help keep the streets safe. Vik Singh, owner of the BP Gas station at Hall Street and Division Avenue said he shuts down for one hour every night during the weekend following years of violence in the area. “People are getting stabbed out here…they’re getting shot out here,” Singh said. On Labor Day weekend a woman was shot in the […]

  • Allegan Co. man out nearly more than one thousand dollars after hiring contractor via Craigslist

    ALLEGAN COUNTY, Mich. — A man from Allegan County claims a contractor who he hired through Craigslist ripped him off. Michael Fillmore, said he hired Joshua Tyra to install a furnace in his home on Big Lake in Hopkins. He said Tyra came out to his home and gave great detail about how he would complete the job. “He came on site to check on the house to see if it was a viable option,” Fillmore said. “He pointed out […]

  • Battle Creek chooses Rebecca Fleury as new city manager

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — In a 5 to 4 vote, city commissioners in Battle Creek elected Rebecca Fleury as the new city manager Tuesday. She took the lead over current interim city manager, Susan Bedsole, who has held down the position for the past seven months since Ken Tsuchiyama retired in February. Prior to the vote, Mayor Dave Walters expressed his support for Bedsole to remain on the job. “She continues–notice the magic word: continues, hasn’t just done this since she’s […]

  • Neighbors:Kids breaking curfew, fighting, damaging property in Muskegon

    MUSKEGON, Mich. — It’s more than just bad manners. Folks in one Muskegon neighborhood are fed up with children fighting, staying out past the 11 p.m. curfew, and damaging people’s property. Those are all things Bob Moore says is happening in the Oakview neighborhood where he lives. He says the culprits are children between the ages of 6 and 16. “They egged the window on the house last summer,” Moore said. “This summer, they’ve egged the windows on the truck. […]

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    Mystery letter shows up in little girl’s birthday gift

    WAYLAND, Mich. — A birthday gift for a little girl in Wayland quickly became a mystery her entire family wanted to solve after finding a note attached to it. Hannah Turner, 7,  got a notepad on Wednesday for her birthday, Inside, she found a letter still attached, written in another language. Since that time, she and her family have been trying to crack the code of where it came from and what it means. “My oldest found it when she […]

  • ‘Leaders need to step up, period’ Muskegon Hts. councilman calls upon other leaders to help end violence

    MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. — Following a string of homicides, a city councilman in Muskegon Heights is calling upon other community leaders to help put an end to the violence. There’s been seven murders in the city since April. The latest victim, 17-year-old Daquarius Love, was gunned down at the intersection of Peck Street and Hume Avenue just after 12 a.m. Thursday. While standing on a sidewalk, just feet away from where Love was shot, City Councilman Eddie Jenkins said plans to stop the violence aren’t strong enough. […]