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  • Shooting suspect who prompted AMBER Alert arrested in Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A suspect in a Muskegon shooting who also prompted an AMBER Alert Wednesday has been arrested in Grand Rapids. Police say that Jaraun Dequan Render, 22, was arrested Thursday afternoon in the 1100 block of Grandville SW.  Grand Rapids Public Schools say that Caesar Chavez Elementary School was placed on lockdown for a short time while police arrested Render. Render is suspected in shooting Linda Jamerson, 19, and Dajuan Edison, 26, Tuesday night outside the Sunny […]

  • 3 cases of hepatitis A found in Calhoun County

    CALHOUN COUNTY, Mich. — An outbreak of Hepatitis A has hit parts of West Michigan, and health officials say this is the worst strain they’ve seen in a while. So far, three cases have been confirmed in Calhoun County, and there is fear that it could get much worse. The MDHHS says that the cases are linked to an outbreak in southeast Michigan.  Two of the confirmed cases are people from the southeast side of the state who were diagnosed […]

  • Killer Charles Manson alive as reports swirl of ill health

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — For nearly 50 years Charles Manson has been the living personification of evil, a demonic presence captured in scores of photos, each of them marked by his piercing dark eyes and the crude Nazi swastika he carved into his forehead. That personification returned to the public consciousness again this week, complete with a prison mug shot of a now-elderly but still evil-looking Manson, after a report by that the killer of glamorous actress Sharon Tate […]

  • Run the Gobble Wobble

    The Gobble Wobble is on Thanksgiving morning at East Grand Rapids Middle School.  Visit to register.

  • Grand Rapids police officers train with Marvel Superheroes

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Officers with the Grand Rapids Police Department got to show off their own “super hero strength” Thursday. Three officers were able to train with the cast members of the Marvel Universe Live show which takes place this weekend at the Van Andel Arena.  The participated in a series of exercises, like lifting “Thor’s Hammer” and tested props and the costumes. The officers will also be bringing kids participating in the Boys and Girls Club Pathways to […]

  • House passes sweeping GOP tax overhaul

    (AP) – The House has passed a sweeping Republican tax bill cutting taxes for corporations and many people. It puts GOP leaders closer to delivering to President Donald Trump a crucial legislative achievement after nearly a year of failures. The House voted 227-205 along party lines to approve the bill, which would bring the biggest revamp of the U.S. tax system in three decades. Most of the House bill’s reductions would go to business. Both the Senate and House would […]

  • 12 Michigan schools districts move to reduce suspensions

    DETROIT (AP) — Some Michigan schools are working to reduce the use of suspensions and expulsions after being cited by the state for using those methods of discipline on special education students of color more frequently than other groups. The Detroit News reports that the state Department of Education’s annual “Significant Disproportionality” list found 12 school districts that disciplined black or Hispanic special education students at least three times more frequently than other groups. Districts on the list are required […]

  • Mason Co. suspect charged; claimed to be covered in ‘Santa’s blood’

    SCOTTVILLE, Mich. – The man arrested for attacking a Mason County deputy while intoxicated and covered in blood has been identified. The Mason County Sheriff says Roy Purple, 62, faces up to three and a half years in prison because of being a repeat offender. Officials say that the incident began around 3:00 p.m. on Monday when the clerk at the EZ-Mart BP gas station on US-10 called police to report a man wandering around with a lump of bloody […]

  • Update: Shooting suspect who prompted AMBER Alert arrested in Grand Rapids

    Update: Jaraun Dequan Render was arrested Thursday afternoon in Grand Rapids. Original story:  MUSKEGON, Mich. – Muskegon Police say the vehicle associated with a suspect in a double shooting was found in Grand Rapids Wednesday. Two people were shot outside the Sunny Mart on Apple Avenue Tuesday evening.  Wednesday, police issued an Amber Alert for three kids who were with the suspect in the shooting, Jaraun Dequan Render, 22. The children, aged 16 months to three years old, were found at […]