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  • Woman sentenced for making false abduction claim

    FRUITLAND TWP., Mich.– A Fruitland Township woman is facing a year in prison after she falsely reported a felony. Leiha Ann-Sue Artman, 25, pleaded guilty to making a false report of a felony to police, claiming she was abducted by four men in her driveway in late March, thrown in the trunk of their car and beaten and sexually assaulted at an unknown location. Reporting a false felony is typically a four year prison sentence, but Artman was a second […]

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    Man stabbed in Grand Rapids overnight

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– A man suffered from non-life threatening injuries after being stabbed on the southeast side of Grand Rapids on late Wednesday night, with little to no detail to explain what caused it. According to the Grand Rapids police, the stabbing was reported around 10:50p.m. on Willard Avenue SE. When police arrived, they found a 41-year-old, very intoxicated man with a stab wound. The man was taken to Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Hospital. Police were unable to get information […]

  • Grand re-opening for Grand Rapids park set for Friday

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Six Grand Rapids parks received makeovers in 2016 and the first to be reconstructed is re-opening to the public. Mary Waters Park will make its return on October 14 at noon at 1042 Lafayette Ave NE in Grand Rapids. After being given $800,000 in renovations, the park’s new look will include a splashpad, picnic shelter, restroom facility, landscaping, walking path and new furnishings such as a drinking fountain, bike racks, benches and playground improvements. City officials and neighborhood leaders will […]

  • Kalamazoo Mounted Division wins big at national competitions

    KALAMAZOO, Mich.– The Kalamazoo Michigan Sheriff’s Mounted Division attended the North American Police Equestrian Council’s week of training in September and were awarded the highest honors. The training took place in Kingston, Ontario from September 12-18. Division members also took part in the 32nd annual Nation Mounted Police Colloquium at the Kentucky Horse Park that took place form September 16-30. The events were able to provide opportunities for law enforcement officers across the U.S. to bring a horse and rider […]

  • East Grand Rapids Public Safety captain graduates from FBI Academy

    EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– 230 law enforcement officers recently graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and an East Grand Rapids Public Safety Captain was one of them. Captain Ric Buikema was part of the 10 week program training selected officers that have proven to be top professionals in their agencies. This was the 265th session that consisted of both men and women from 47 different states. Buikema was one of the five attendees from the state of […]

  • Twin Lake man faces life term after being charged with raping a teen

    MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich.– A Twin Lake man accused of raping a teenager is facing charges for a possible life-long felony. Steven Michael Rose, 49, repeatedly raped the minor in question between January 1, 2011 and September 15, 2016. The accusations were brought upon by one of the minor’s family members. Rose was arraigned on September 30 with his bond set at $150,000, and was charged Friday with first degree criminal sexual conduct involving penetration of a minor between the ages of 13 and […]

  • Mason County K9 rescues toddler with autism

    VICTORY TWP., Mich.– A Mason County Sheriff K-9, Cash, is getting some much needed recognition today after rescuing a toddler with autism on Thursday. The 4-year-old boy was lost in the woods near North Forest Lane in Victory Township. Mason County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the child’s family home around 4:00p.m. According to the family, the boy walked away from home, and thanks to neighbors spotting him walking by their house, deputies were able to narrow down a location […]

  • South Haven Lighthouse exterior work has completed; reveal planned for Friday

    SOUTH HAVEN, Mich.– The Historical Association of South Haven (HASH) announced the completion of the exterior of the South Haven Lighthouse Restoration Project. The reveal of the work done on the 114-year-old landmark will occur on Oct. 7 at 9:30 a.m. According to a press release, workers removed 10 coats of paint and re-painted it with 52 gallons of fresh red paint. FOX 17 reported in September that the lighthouse started to receive a very well-deserved makeover after a fundraising […]

  • Olivia Newton-John attending Grand Rapids wine event to benefit cancer awareness

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– “Grease” star Olivia Newton-John will be visiting Grand Rapids next week to raise awareness for breast and prostate cancer. Newton-John will be at the Cascade Meijer on 28th Street Oct. 10 to launch Pink and Blue wine. The chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon  will benefit breast and prostate cancer awareness, early detection and wellness efforts. All proceeds will go to the Pink and Blue for Two Charity. Newton-John is an advocate for the charity after she battled breast cancer herself […]