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  • Documents: Former classroom aide admits to sending nude photos, kissing student

    GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — A 23-year-old former classroom aide at Lakeshore Middle School admitted to police that he sent nude photographs to juveniles and engaged in sexual conduct with an 8th grader, according to court documents obtained by FOX 17. Dominic Ciccantelli was arrested earlier this week and charged Tuesday with accosting a minor for immoral purposes. In court documents, Grand haven officials allege that while he was working at Lakeshore Middle School as a special education classroom assistant, Ciccantelli […]

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    Motorcycle crash victims found the morning after accident in Barry Co.; 1 dead

    HASTINGS, Mich.–  Jason William Roe, 27, was killed in a Sunday night crash near Hastings, according to a release from the Barry County Sheriff’s Department. Roe and a another motorcyclist, 19-year-old Zackary Rosenberger, were involved in the crash on W. State Road at about 10 p.m.  Sunday.  Emergency crews were not alerted to the crash until Monday morning and did find the victims until roughly 11:30 a.m., according to a release. Officials say Roe and Rosenberger were driving north on W. […]

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    1 killed, 7 injured in Mt. Pleasant-area crash

    ISABELLA COUNTY, Mich. — A Virginia man was killed and seven other people were injured after a taxi collided with another vehicle near Soaring Eagle Casino Friday morning. According to Michigan State Police, the crash happened at about 1:47 a.m. in the area of S. Summerton Road and Broadway. Officials said a southbound vehicle driven by a 31-year-old Virginia man ran a flashing red light and was hit by an eastbound taxi carrying five passengers. A 26-year-old passenger in the […]

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    Man, 65, killed in Kalamazoo Co. crash

    COOPER TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A 65-year-old man was killed Thursday after a single-vehicle crash in Cooper Township. According to the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department, the crash happened at about 1:50 p.m. in the 7400 block of N. Riverview Drive. Officials said in a release that the man was driving northbound when his vehicle crossed into the southbound lanes and then crashed into a tree. The crash remains under investigation.  The victim has not been identified.

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    Murder suspect sentenced to life in prison for raping elderly Grandville woman

    GRANDVILLE, Mich. — Shawn Jarrett was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for raping an elderly woman in Grandville last summer. Jarrett was found guilty of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and home invasion in February.  He broke into an 85-year-old woman’s home in June 2014 and sexually assaulted her. The convicted killer is also facing charges out of Walker for the murder of Yolanda Reyes.    He and Reyes worked together at Neal Mast and Sons Greenhouse. She was found dead […]

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    Homeowner tied up, robbed in Marshall; Suspect sought

    MARSHALL, Mich. — Marshall Police are searching for a suspect who they say tied up a 63-year-old man during an armed robbery over the weekend. According to a release, the robbery happened at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday in the 800 block of Verona Road.   The homeowner answered the door after hearing a knock and police say a man then forced his way inside and produced a handgun. They then tied the man up and made his 64-year-old spouse retrieve cash […]

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    Google Maps turns West Michigan into a giant Pac-Man game

    Google Maps launched a new feature that allows you to play Pac-Man on the streets of different cities around the world. The feature doesn’t work everywhere, but give your town a try and see if it does!  Below are some screenshots from some cities around West Michigan. Grand Rapids   Muskegon     Battle Creek   Holland      Kalamazoo  

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    Justin Verlander takes selfie before surprising young fan

    Love having my fans support!! This little guy was pretty surprised when he turned around. A photo posted by Justin Verlander (@justinverlander) on Mar 27, 2015 at 6:53am PDT Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander likely made a young fan’s day (or his entire year) seconds after taking a selfie while in line at Starbucks. The photo, posted Friday, shows Verlander standing behind a boy wearing a Tigers shirt with his name and number on it. “This little guy was pretty surprised when […]

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    2 charged in connection with Albion assault, armed robbery

      ALBION, Mich. — Two Ohio men are facing charges in connection with an armed robbery and assault that put Albion College on lockdown Thursday evening. According to Albion Police, Brandon Lavon Holloway, 28, and 25-year-old Aric Lamont Holloway were charged Friday with armed robbery and assault with intent to murder. The robbery happened at around 9 p.m. in the 300 block of E. Broadwell St, according to a release.   Police say the two men robbed another man; one […]