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  • Photos released in homicide investigation

    VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. – Investigators are releasing photographs in hopes getting more tips into an unsolved murder from March. Shaun Gill, 47, was found dead on March 1 at his home in the Ports of Call Mobile Home park in Geneva Township.  He had died from a gunshot wound and investigators consider Gill’s death a homicide. Monday, Van Buren County investigators released photos of a person who they would like to identify.  Anyone with information should call the Van […]

  • Man wanted on several warrants arrested in Kalamazoo

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. – The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety arrested a man wanted on several warrants Tuesday morning. Officers say they went to a home in the 1400 block of Stockbridge Avenue about 4:00 a.m. looking for the 23-year-old man. Police say they also had information that the suspect was armed. Several officers surrounded the home and they started contacting him using a PA system. He surrendered without incident.  His name has not yet been released.  

  • Jody, chimpanzee at John Ball Zoo, dies

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Staff at the John Ball Zoo are mourning the loss of a chimpanzee. The zoo administration says that Jody, the 31-year-old female chimp went through a sudden decline in health on Monday and went into cardiac arrest.  The zoo veterinarians performed CPR and used a defibrillator on the chimp and was able to revive her, but Jody was never able to resume breathing on her own.  The zoo decided to humanely euthanize her. The zoo says […]

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    Two arrested after armed robbery, passing counterfeit cash

    PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Two people have been arrested after an armed robbery and the use of counterfeit money in Mason County. The Mason County Sheriff says they were called to the Northside Market in Pere Marquette Township Saturday about noon where a man tried to use $200 in counterfeit $20 bills. A witness was able to get the man’s license plate number when he left. Deputies say they were able to find the man at a residence in […]

  • More road closures coming downtown at Studio Park construction

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – More downtown streets will be affected by the Studio Park construction later this week. The City of Grand Rapids says that northbound Ottawa Avenue will close between Oakes and Weston streets starting Thursday, April 26. Southbound will stay open to allow traffic access to westbound Oakes.  The closure will remain in place through July 2. Weston will be closed starting Thursday between Ottawa and Arena Place until May 1.  Parking will also be restricted. The Studio […]

  • Update: Missing Gaines Twp. teen found safe

    GAINES TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The Kent County Sheriff’s Office says a missing Gaines Township teen has been found safe. Mckinzie Joy Locklin, 18, was reported missing by police on Monday. She was found safe in the Grand Rapids area later on Monday, the sheriff’s office said. No other details about the case were released.

  • Prosecutor: Wyoming officers cleared in fatal shooting at cemetery

    WYOMING, Mich. – The Kent County Prosecutor says three Wyoming police officers will not face charges in a suicide in a cemetery last month. Joel Peloquin died March 30 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the Resurrection Cemetery on Clyde Park Avenue, according to Chris Becker, Kent County Prosecutor. Peloquin was also shot three times by responding officers at about the same time. Three witnesses told investigators they were in cemetery visiting the gravesite of someone they knew when Peloquin […]

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    Marijuana legalization, prevailing wage issues both expected to be on Michigan ballot

    LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Secretary of State’s office says that there appear to be enough petition signatures to get both marijuana legalization and prevailing wage issues on the November ballot. The Board of State Canvassers will meet on Thursday to certify the petitions.  Both petitions have more than 100,000 signatures more than the required number of about 252,000. The reports from the Secretary of State to the board are both given the recommendation to be certified. The issues will […]

  • Burglars bust through walls to steal from Portage jewelry store

    PORTAGE, Mich. – Detectives are investigating an extensive burglary to a Portage jewelry store over the weekend. Officers with the Portage Department of Public Safety were called to Medawar Jewelry in the 5700 block of Westnedge Avenue Sunday afternoon. Officers say that the suspects got into the jewelers by first breaking into Paws & Claws, a pet grooming store in the same building. From the bathroom of Paws & Claws, the cut a hole in the bathroom wall and got […]