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    Grand Rapids sexual assault suspect arrested by U.S. Marshals

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The suspect in an Oct. 16 sexual assault was arrested Tuesday by U.S. Marshals. According to a release from the Grand Rapids Police Department, the man was arrested on charges of first-degree criminal sexual assault, unlawful imprisonment and assault with intent to rob while armed. Police say the attack happened in the area of Euclid Avenue and Hall Street SE at  about 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 16. The victim told police that she was grabbed from […]

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    Kent Co. Health Department monitoring traveler from West Africa with ‘very low’ Ebola risk

    KENT COUNTY, Mich. — The Kent County Health Department announced Friday that they are monitoring a person who traveled from a country in West Africa where an Ebola outbreak has been declared. They said the person has not shown any signs of illness since returning to West Michigan. “The individual did not provide care for or have contact with anyone who has Ebola, and has very low risk for Ebola infection by CDC standards,” a release from the health department […]

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    Woman killed in Convis Twp. crash

    CONVIS TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A woman was killed Wednesday morning after a crash in Convis Township. The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department said the crash was reported just before 10 a.m.  near the intersection of 13 Mile Road and S. Drive North. According to a release, the woman was traveling southbound on 13 Mile when her Dodge Caravan left the road and struck a tree. Officials say her vehicle also caught on fire, and the Bellevue Fire Department was called in […]

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    Man arrested after fleeing Grand Rapids traffic stop, crashing

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. —  A man was arrested Wednesday after fleeing from Grand Rapids Police during a traffic stop. According to police, an officer was attempting to pull the man over near Hall and Division and he took off.  The man later crashed into another vehicle and a pole in the area of Jefferson Avenue and Griggs Street, police said. The man then allegedly grabbed a young child out of his vehicle and fled on foot.   Police located the […]

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    58-year-old hunter found dead in Kent County

    CANNON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A 58-year-old Courtland man was found dead Tuesday morning on private hunting land in Cannon Township. According to a release from the Kent County Sheriff’s Department, the man’s cousin went to meet him to hunt at about 9:45 a.m. and discovered his body. The man’s name has not been released, and autopsy results are pending.

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    16-year-old dies in hospital after August crash

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A teenager died in a Grand Rapids hospital Sunday afternoon following injuries he sustained in an Aug. 28 crash in Whitehall.  Colton Wood, 16, was one of four passengers in a vehicle driven by 18-year-old Jordyn Garza. Officials say Garza crashed the car into a utility pole near Division Street and Mears Avenue.  Speed was believed to be the main factor in the crash. Garza’s cousin, 15-year-old Makaila Steve-Knapp, died at the scene.  Wood had been […]

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    Person found dead in Berrien Co. home after being reported missing

    PIPESTONE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a suspicious death after a body was discovered in a Pipestone Township home Friday. According to a release, deputies received a call from a family member at about 8:22 a.m. saying that the person was missing. Investigators then discovered the person’s body inside a home in the 2000 block of Fairview Road.   The person was not identified and their cause of death is unknown at this time. An […]

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    Police seeking person of interest in two Muskegon Heights homicides

    MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. — Leon Means, 61, is being sought as a person of interest in two Muskegon Heights homicides that occurred just blocks apart, according to the Muskegon County Prosecutor’s Office. On Tuesday, Anna “Red” Lawson, 63, was found in her home on E. Sherman Boulevard, and Judy Bushman, 62, was found dead in her home in the 2600 block of Wood Street. Police say Lawson was found dead at around 1 a.m. Tuesday from apparent stab wounds. At […]

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    Muskegon County man found guilty of sexually assaulting 13-year-old

    MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. — Derek Rainbolt was found guilty Thursday of first-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a teenage girl. Rainbolt, 34, was convicted in the 2011 sexual assault of a then 13-year-old girl. According to the Muskegon County Prosecutor’s Office, the assault happened at Rainbolt’s store, Computer Plus, located in Fruitport Township. He faces up to life in prison when he’s sentenced Nov. 10.