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    Police: Man offers to clear snow from 72-year-old’s SUV, steals it

    HOLLAND, Mich. — Holland Police are searching for the man who they say carjacked a 72-year-old woman Nov. 15. Police say the man offered to clean snow off of the woman’s windshield in a parking lot near 16th Street and Waverly Road. The suspect allegedly approached the woman at about 10:45 p.m. Friday night before grabbing her keys and stealing the vehicle. The woman’s stolen Ford Escape was recovered Wednesday in Zeeland, but police are still looking for the suspect. […]

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    Cedar Springs man sentenced for stomping cat to death

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Kent County Prosecutor’s Office says Michael Patrick Stackhouse will spend between 16 months and nine years in prison after stomping on a cat until it died in April. Stackhouse was sentenced Tuesday in Kent County Circuit Court after being found guilty of felony animal abuse causing death in early October. The 35-year-old  killed the cat in front of a crowd of neighbors and children at Cedar Springs Mobile Estates in April. “The cat came into my […]

  • Homeowner receives check for fire damage after Problem Solvers investigation

    WYOMING, Mich. — Michael Vela just wanted to spend the holidays at his home, but delay after delay getting his insurance money is keeping his family from returning. Vela lost his home back in July when a fire engulfed and destroyed the inside of the home in less than 20 minutes.   He and his girlfriend, Hope Alberta, filed with their insurance company, AAA. “It’s pretty stressful” he said. “I got the holidays coming up, and I’m trying to get […]

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    59-year-old killed in Kalamazoo Co. highway crash

    SCHOOLCRAFT TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A 59-year-old woman from Constantine died Thursday after a crash on U.S. 131 south of Schoolcraft. According to Michigan State Police, the crash started at about 7 a.m. when a southbound Ford F-150 swerved to avoid a Jeep Cherokee that started to slide because of slippery road conditions. The driver of the truck struck signs in the median, lost control and went into the northbound lanes, hitting a Saturn Aura head on. The Saturn was then […]


    Man to be charged with murder in 2013 birthday party shooting

    KENT COUNTY, Mich. — A 19-year-old is facing a murder charge in connection with a March 2013 birthday party shooting. According to Grand Rapids Police, Jamal Devonta Bennett is currently serving a sentence for perjury in connection with this shooting, but will now be arraigned on open murder and felony firearms charges. Bennett is accused of fatally shooting 32-year-old Derecko Martin March 16, 2013 at a birthday party in the 3200 block of Marshall Ave. SE. Another person was injured in […]

  • 3 facing charges in connection with Byron Twp. homicide

    KENT COUNTY, Mich. — Three people are facing charges in connection with the Nov. 7 homicide of Richard Priebe. Priebe, 50, was found dead when officials responded to a house fire on Jonquil Avenue SW near 60th Street in Byron Township.  Autopsy results determined he died from a stab wound to the neck. Roger Alan Davis, 43, is facing murder charges in connection with Priebe’s death as well as charges of second-degree arson, armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed […]

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    Coroner: Robin Williams’ death ruled suicide

    (CNN) — The death of actor and comedian Robin Williams has officially been ruled a suicide, the coroner in Marin County, California, said Friday. Alcohol and illegal drugs were not involved, the statement from the coroner’s office said. Prescription drugs were found in “therapeutic concentrations,” the statement added. Williams was found dead in his Tiburon, California, home August 11 from what investigators suspected was a suicide by hanging. He was 63 years old. The death certificate, obtained by CNN on […]

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    3 teens hurt in head-on crash in Georgetown Twp.

    GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Three people were injured Friday after a head-on crash in in the 3000 block of Fillmore Street. According to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department, the crash happened at about 3:30 p.m. when a driver traveling eastbound on Fillmore lost control of her vehicle, crossed the center line and struck a westbound vehicle. The 19-year-old Mount Pleasant woman driving the eastbound vehicle was treated for minor injuries at the scene. The people in the other vehicle, an […]

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    Woman with same brain tumor as Brittany Maynard tells her ‘let’s choose life’

    BRISTOL, Conn. — A Connecticut woman has a message for Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old Oregon woman whose decision to end her own life has gone viral: “Please don’t leave us yet.” Maggie Karner released a video on Wednesday in which she reads a letter she wrote to Brittany. Maynard had been married a year when she discovered she had an aggressive brain cancer. Last April, doctors told her she had six months to live. “Honestly, I really do get it,” […]