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  • Two receive ‘cutting’ wounds in eatery at Beltline and 28th

    KENTWOOD, Mich. — Police say two people were “assaulted with a cutting instrument” in a strip-mall restaurant at midday Sunday. Kentwood Police Sgt. Ryan VanderVeen told FOX 17 the attack occurred just before noon inside Moe’s Southwest Grill, located at 2739 East Beltline Ave. SE at the northwest corner of the intersection of the East Beltline and 28th Street SE in Kentwood in a strip mall in front of the Woodland Mall. The victims were a woman in her 30s […]

  • Details of items cleaned up after big Grand Haven fireworks display

    GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — Volunteers spent all Sunday morning cleaning up the Grand Haven State Park beach area after Saturday night’s Coast Guard Festival fireworks display. Festival organizers say a crowd of about 200,000 people was on hand to witness the fireworks. Grand Haven’s population is normally 11,000 people. Organizers of the Alliance for the Great Lakes’ Adopt-a-Beach program released a list detailing every item found during Sunday’s cleanup. Among the items found were the following: 280 cigarettes or cigarette […]

  • 2 fugitives sought from Grand Rapids area

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Michigan Department of Corrections and the U.S. Marshals Service are seeking information and/or the whereabouts of two of West Michigan’s Most Wanted fugitives from the Grand Rapids area. The pair are as follows: SOLIS, Juan Antonio W/M  Age 25   Height 5’10”  200 LBS  Black Hair   Brown Eyes Tattoo’s: Has a “1” on the back of his Left Arm, Has a “3” on the back of his Right Arm, Rosary around neck and chest Last Known Address:   Wyoming, MI […]

  • Wind causes plane to tip over at Kalamazoo/Battle Creek airport

    KALAMAZOO COUNTY, Mich. — Wind caught a small plane and caused it to tip over Saturday afternoon, resulting in minor injuries to the pilot. According to the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, the single-engine Cessna 140 had landed safely at the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport shortly before 1 p.m. Saturday, was taxiing on a runway and made a sharp turn when wind caught the plane’s tail and caused it to tip onto its nose. Airport fire apparatus and KDPS responded […]

  • Woman critical after boat crash near Grand Haven

    GRAND HAVEN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A woman was critically injured and taken to a Grand Rapids hospital after a boat crash Saturday morning on Lake Michigan. At 10:37 a.m. Saturday, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, a boat from the U.S. Coast Guard station in Grand Haven and a helicopter from the Coast Guard station in Muskegon responded to a report of a boat crashing with injuries off Brucker Beach on Lake Michigan in Grand Haven Township. The incident occurred two miles […]

  • Trader Joe’s coming to the Kalamazoo area

    OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Trader Joe’s soon will have two stores in West Michigan. According to Oshtemo Township Planning Director Julie Johnston, the company plans to open a store near Kalamazoo. Johnston said that AVB Builders submitted a plan about a year ago for a grocery store as part of the Corner@Drake project. She said AVB Builders was slated to build the shell of the store. Johnston said  that on June 6 the township received interior build-out plans for the […]

  • 2 crashes, one after the other, in downtown Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Two accidents, one of them involving a rollover, occurred in rapid succession at the same intersection in downtown Grand Rapids on Sunday afternoon. The first happened at 3:54 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Michigan Street NW and Ottawa Avenue NW. Two vehicles were involved and one of them ended up on its side in the street. While the Grand Rapids Police Department was tending to that crash, a second accident occurred involving two vehicles whose […]

  • Rollover in Ottawa County field leaves driver hospitalized

    OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. — A driver was hospitalized after deputies found an overturned car in a field that they believe had been there for hours before they found it Sunday morning. According to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, the single-vehicle accident occurred at an unknown time Sunday on Luce Street near 24th Avenue in Tallmadge Township. The car was driven by Prem Patel, 29, of Grand Rapids, who was hospitalized at Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids where his condition was unknown. […]

  • 10 years today since last GRPD officer died in the line of duty

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Today marks the 10-year anniversary of the last Grand Rapids Police Department officer killed in the line of duty. It was back early on the morning of July 8, 2007, when Robert Kozminski was shot to death while responding to a domestic disturbance on Emerald Avenue Northeast in Grand Rapids. He was helping set up a perimeter around a home there when he was ambushed and killed by a suspect lying in wait with a shotgun […]