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    Police investigating after 2 men shot in Muskegon

    MUSKEGON, Mich. — Two men suffered gunshot wounds in Muskegon just before midnight Wednesday night. Shortly after midnight, the pair showed up at different times at the emergency room at the Mercy Health Hackley Campus in Muskegon. One man had been shot in the chest and the other in the back. Both wounds were non-life-threatening. “We cannot say with any certainty” what location they were shot at, Muskegon Police Department Det. Capt. Shawn Bride told FOX 17 NEWS Thursday evening. […]

  • Wyoming police chief James Carmody.

    Ex-cop, wife sue city of Wyoming, police chief for $3M

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A couple filed a $3 million federal lawsuit Wednesday against the city of Wyoming and its police chief for violating the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. Eric and Amanda Grunewald filed the suit against the city and Chief James Carmody in U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan in Grand Rapids. Eric Grunewald is a former Wyoming police officer who was hired in 1995 and says he was fired on June 14, 2014, for violating […]

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    Walker council votes 4-3 to break up police & fire departments

    WALKER, Mich. — The Walker City Council voted by a narrow margin Monday night to separate the Department of Public Safety into individual police and fire departments. The vote was 4-3. Mayor Mark Huizenga and Public Safety Director Catherine Garcia-Lindstrom said the deputies overseeing police and fire operations — Deputy Police Chief Greg Long and Deputy Fire Chief Bob Walker — will become the chiefs of their respective departments. Instead of overseeing the daily operation of both departments, as she […]


    IndyCar driver Justin Wilson dies a day after being hit by debris

      INDIANAPOLIS — The Verizon IndyCar series Monday night announced the death of driver Justin Wilson, who was injured when he was hit in the head by a large piece of debris during Sunday’s race at Pocono, Pa. The Andretti Autosport car of Wilson, who enjoyed success in multiple motorsports series during a two-decade professional career, was traveling 220 mph when he was hit in the helmet by the nose cone from the car of Sage Karam, who was leading the race when […]

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    Antivenin flown in to poisonous snakebite victim in Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The victim of a poisonous snakebite in Grand Rapids was treated with snake antivenin flown in specially from Kentucky as part of a medical emergency Friday. Friday afternoon a medevac plane took off from Traverse City and landed at 3:33 p.m. at the airport in Lexington, Ky., where officials from the Kentucky Reptile Zoo were waiting with antivenin to be flown back to Grand Rapids. Antivenin is serum containing antibodies against specific poisons, especially those in the venom […]

  • Cindy Gamrat

    Allegan GOP calls for Gamrat to step down

    ALLEGAN, Mich. — The Allegan County Republican Party passed a resolution Thursday night calling for State Rep. Cindy Gamrat (pictured), R-Plainwell, to resign. The local GOP approved the resolution by a vote of 14-4 with two abstentions. The resolution states: “Whereas State Representative Cindy Gamrat has clearly violated and betrayed the Public trust by failing to maintain the character and integrity the Citizens of Allegan County deserve from their elected officials; and Whereas her actions severely denigrate the Public’s faith in elected […]

  • Rep.  Todd Courser (left) and Rep. Cindy Gamrat

    House orders investigation into Courser, Gamrat

    LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan House of Representatives on Wednesday night took what could be the first step toward expelling a pair of Republican members who have been in the news this month over a sex scandal and cover-up. House members passed a resolution ordering an investigation into whether Rep. Todd Courser and Rep. Cindy Gamrat (pictured) are fit to hold office. The House adjourned for the evening soon thereafter, without a vote on a roads bill. Expulsion requires holding hearings […]

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    Teen injured when he plunges 20 feet from tree

    GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A teenager was hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after he fell out of a tree. At 4:05 p.m. Wednesday, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office and other emergency personnel responded to a report of a person having fallen from a tree at Rush Creek Park at 6800 Bridgeport Ave. in Georgetown Township. Upon arriving at the scene, rescue workers discovered that Jordan Odehnao, 19, of Georgetown Township was visiting the park, had climbed a tree and then fell from a height of 20 feet. […]


    Outbreak of stomach ailments at Ionia prison

    IONIA, Mich. — An outbreak of gastroenteritis has been reported at one of Ionia’s five prisons. Tuesday afternoon the Michigan Department of Corrections issued a notice to families with prisoners at the Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility (pictured), a Level II prison located at 1728 Bluewater Highway in Ionia. The warning reported “a small outbreak of gastroenteritis” at the correctional facility. Another notice said “the facility will remain open for visits so long as the prisoner does not show signs or […]