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  • New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady talks to the media during a press conference to address the under inflation of footballs used in the AFC championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

    Patriots owner backs Tom Brady, says NFL ‘has no hard evidence’ in Deflategate

    (CNN) — [Breaking news update, posted at 10:19 a.m. ET] New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said Wednesday he supports quarterback Tom Brady, who has been suspended four games for his role in “Deflategate.” Kraft said the National Football League has “no hard evidence” that football pressure was manipulated. [Previous story, posted at 10:13 a.m. ET] New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Wednesday morning blasted the National Football League for suspending him four games in the “Deflategate” scandal and […]

  • Nation’s oldest living veteran visits D.C. to meet President Obama

    WASHINGTON D.C. — Emma Didlake, the nation’s oldest living veteran, traveled from Michigan to Washington D.C. on Friday to meet President Barack Obama. Didlake, 110, is a World War II veteran who lives in Michigan. According to FOX 2 in Detroit, a recent fall isn’t stopping Didlake from going to meet the president. “As you can imagine she is very weak,” her granddaughter Marilyn Horne told FOX 2.   “But she is looking forward to just meeting him.  She never […]

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    New video surfaces of Portland tornado

    PORTLAND, Mich. — Newly released video shows the EF-1 tornado moving through the City of Portland Monday afternoon. The video was provided to the Ionia Department of Public Safety by a Portland resident.  It was recorded at the Grider Insurance Agency, 310 Kent St., officials said. Five people sustained minor injuries during the tornado.  Dozens of buildings, including roughly 70 homes, were damaged.

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    Motorcyclist dies after Grand Haven Twp. crash

    GRAND HAVEN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A 56-year-old man who was critically injured Wednesday when his motorcycle  was hit by a van has died, according to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department. The crash happened at about 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Tamarack Lane.   The motorcyclist, identified as Grand Haven Township resident Mark Taylor, was waiting to turn onto Tamarack when the van hit his motorcycle, investigators said. Officials with the sheriff’s department said Taylor was not wearing […]

  • Joseph Janssen

    Man charged with Kalamazoo woman’s murder

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Joseph Christopher Janssen was charged Tuesday with open murder charge in connection with the death of a Kalamazoo woman. Debra Jean, 62, was found dead Sunday inside her Edgemoor Avenue home.  Kalamazoo Public Safety officials responded to her home after they got a call to check and make sure she was okay. They said she may have been dead for several days. “She pretty much kept to herself,” neighbor Jerome Payne said. “You really didn’t see her […]

  • Photo from the Three Rivers Police Department

    Panda mask-wearing robbery suspect turns himself in

    THREE RIVERS, Mich. — A man who police say robbed a Three Rivers gas station at gunpoint has turned himself in. Cory Joseph Dwyer, 23, allegedly robbed the Shell Gas Station, 503 S. Main St., on May 1.  Police say he was wearing a panda mask and pistol whipped a gas station clerk during the robbery. The mask and gun that Dwyer allegedly used during the robbery were found a short distance from the gas station, police said.  

  • Black bear file photo from May 2015

    Bear hit by vehicle in Newaygo Co.

    NEWAYGO COUNTY, Mich. — A bear was hit by a vehicle and killed in Newaygo County Monday night, according to the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Department. The incident happened at roughly 9:30 p.m. on M-37 near 24th Street, according to a press release.    The driver of the vehicle was not injured. Officials with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources are evaluating three cubs in the area that they presume are from the dead bear.  DNR officials also took possession of […]

  • Heather Luke

    Woman sentenced for fatal wrong-way crash on I-96

    GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — A Nunica woman was sentenced Monday to at least 7 years in prison after causing a fatal wrong-way crash on I-96. According to Ottawa County 20th Circuit Court officials, Heather Ann Luke, 33, could spend as much as 15 years behind bars for the July 10, 2014 crash. Officials say Luke used an emergency turnaround to turn west onto the eastbound lanes of I-96 near the 22 mile marker outside Marne.    Her SUV collided head-on with […]

  • Tyler Malone

    Assisted living aide charged with stalking, abusing elderly woman

    GAINES TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Gaines Township man is charged with stalking and abusing an 86-year-old woman at the Kent County assisted living facility where he worked. Tyler Malone, 21, was charged Friday with second-degree vulnerable adult abuse and stalking after officials say he threw shoes and water at the woman and repeatedly called her phone. The alleged incidents happened at the Life House Crystal Springs Assisted Living center, 1175 68th St. SE in Gaines Township. Malone worked at the […]