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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 […]

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    3-year-old killed in Branch Co. fire

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A 3-year-old girl was killed Wednesday morning after a fire at an Amish residence in Butler Township, according to the Branch County Sheriff’s Department. Emergency crews responded to a residence in the 1100 block of Crandell Road at about 10:51 a.m. Officials said family members told them the child was trapped inside.   Crews attempted to enter two different areas of the home, but were pushed back by smoke and flames in both areas, according to a release. […]

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    Former Coast Guard member sentenced for making child porn

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A 28-year-old St. Ignace man was sentenced Wednesday to 50 years in prison for making child pornography in numerous counties across the state. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Grand Rapids, Eric Devin Masters previously pleaded guilty to three counts of producing child pornography with victims between the ages of 18 months and 12 years. Those incidents occurred between May 2012 and August 2013, but officials say Masters’ crimes date back to June 2011.  He […]

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    Police: Man arrested for driving under the influence with 7-year-old in vehicle

    THREE RIVERS, Mich. — A man was arrested Tuesday after police say he was driving under the influence of drugs and caused a three-vehicle crash while his child was in the car with him. According to Three Rivers Police, the crash happened on S. Main Street near Liberty Street at about 7:50 a.m.   Police say the man rear-ended a car that was waiting behind another vehicle whose driver was turning left off of S. Main Street. The man made […]

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    Woman, 80, killed in Allegan Co. crash

    WAYLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — An 80-year-old woman was killed Sunday after a two-vehicle crash on Patterson Road at the 136th Avenue intersection. According to the Allegan County Sheriff’s Department, the crash happened at about 10:45 a.m. when a 28-year-old Allegan man ran a stop sign while driving a pick-up truck and collided with a 1992 Oldsmobile. A passenger in the Oldsmobile,  Judith Ann Shumaker of Otsego, was pinned in the vehicle when officials arrived on the scene.  She was transported […]

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    Nail polish argument leads to salon brawl between manicurist and customer

    LANCASTER, Calif. — One person was arrested after an alleged nail polish dispute led to a fist fight between the owner of a California nail salon and a customer. According to KTLA, owner Kathy Nguyen apparently refused to paint the nails of the customer’s 1-year-old daughter due to her age. Nguyen tells KTLA that when she refused Tawana Davis’ request, Davis hurled two nail polishes off the shelf and started painting the girl’s nails herself. Nguyen claims that she was […]