• Follow me on:

Recent Articles
  • Shaneka Torres

    ‘No bacon’ McDonald’s drive-thru shooter requesting new trial

    KENT COUNTY, Mich. — The woman who was convicted of shooting at a McDonald’s drive-thru window after her burger didn’t have bacon on it is requesting a new trial. Shaneka Torres and her attorney are set to appear in Kent County 17th Circuit Court at 1:30 p.m. Friday, according to officials with Judge Paul Sullivan’s office. Officials at Judge Sullivan’s office said Torres is requesting a new trial due to statements that the prosecution made during closing arguments regarding her […]

  • kent co fatal crash

    Woman, 91, dies after head-on Ada Twp. crash

    ADA TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A 91-year-old woman has died after being involved in a head-on crash last week in Ada township. Frances Baird died in the hospital this week, according to the Kent County Sheriff’s Department.  She was a passenger in a vehicle that was struck at about 4:45 p.m. May 11 on Knapp Street just west of Egypt Valley Avenue. Her husband, 93-year-old Rex Baird, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.  The driver of the other […]

  • Willie Nelson performs onstage at the 25th anniversary MusiCares 2015 Person Of The Year Gala honoring Bob Dylan at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 6, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.   (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)

    Willie Nelson postpones Kalamazoo show

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Willie Nelson has cancelled his scheduled Wednesday evening performance at Miller Auditorium in Kalamazoo. According to an announcement on the venue’s website, Nelson has postponed the concert due to an unspecified illness. Those who purchased tickets to the concert can exchange them for tickets to the new performance when a date is announced.  However, refunds are also available at wherever the tickets were purchased, according to Miller Auditorium’s website. If you have additional questions about the concert […]

  • The X-files

    New ‘X-Files’ event series to premiere in January

    The X-Files event series will kick-off January 24, 2016. FOX announced in March that stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson would return as FBI agents Mulder and Scully for a six-episode event series helmed by creator Chris Carter. The two-night premiere event will begin Jan. 24 following the NFC Championship game, according to FOX. The X-Files originally premiered in September 1993 and ran for nine seasons.


    Corrections officers are sued after Ionia County inmate death

    IONIA COUNTY, Mich. — At least three Michigan Department of Corrections officers at the Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility are being sued after an inmate died from alleged water intoxication. According to court documents, the MDOC officers are accused of “deliberate indifference” in the case of Kevin Dalstra, a man with schizophrenia who died at the correctional facility April 8, 2014.    Dalstra was transferred to the facility in November 2013 after being sentenced for first-degree criminal sexual conduct in Newaygo […]

  • Ciccantelli Dominic

    Former Grand Haven classroom aide facing additional sex crime charges

    GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — A 23-year-old former classroom aide at Lakeshore Middle School is facing more charges after being accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student. Dominic Ciccantelli was charged Tuesday with two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, two counts of accosting a minor and distributing obscene materials to children, officials at Grand Haven District Court said.    He was charged earlier this month with accosting a minor for immoral purposes. According to court documents, Ciccantelli admitted to […]

  • Court documents: Woman confesses to murdering Janna Kelly

    GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — A 52-year-old Kent County woman confessed to the 2007 murder of Janna Kelly, according to court documents obtained by FOX 17. Robin Lynn Root said she pushed Kelly during an argument at Kelly’s Grand Rapids home on Dec. 4, 2007, according to court documents.  Kelly was unconscious when Root allegedly put her in the trunk of her car. Root allegedly returned the next day, saw Kelly was deceased and drove to Ottawa County to dispose of her […]

  • 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 […]

  • image3

    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. […]