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  • FERRIER

    Montcalm County driver charged with hitting bicyclist & then taking off

    STANTON, Mich. — An elderly man has been arraigned after the car he was driving hit a bicycle rider and fled the scene in rural Montcalm County on Monday afternoon. According to the Montcalm  County Sheriff’s Office, at 2:21 p.m. Monday deputies responded to a report of a car-bicycle crash  on Sheridan Road near Pakes Road in Evergreen Township.  It was reported that the car involved had fled the scene. The investigation revealed that Joseph Pruitt, 27, of Greenville was riding a bicycle […]

  • ARBYS CRASH

    Car rams into 28th Street Arby’s restaurant

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Two drivers were injured in a three-car collision that saw one of the vehicles crash into an Arby’s restaurant Monday evening. At 6:40 p.m. Monday, a 26-year-old Rockford man drove southbound from Horizon Drive onto 28th Street SE, where his vehicle struck an eastbound Chevrolet Monte Carlo driven by a 36-year-old Grand Rapids woman. After the collision, the man apparently pressed the accelerator instead of the brake and his car crossed a sidewalk, entered a parking lot at the Arby’s […]

  • WORTHINGTON

    Fugitive caught walking along Battle Creek roadway

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — A man who had been on the run since Sunday night was captured without incident Wednesday afternoon in Battle Creek. At 11:40 p.m. Sunday, Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department deputies attempted to stop a 2004 Silver Pontiac Grand Prix in the 20000 block of 11 Mile Road. The driver — later identified as 28-year-old Keith Edward Worthington — fled on foot into a wooded area. Deputies believed the suspect may have had a handgun. An extensive search was […]

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    Fire destroys semi along I-196 near Holland

    HOLLAND, Mich. — A semi truck fire shut down a portion of westbound Interstate 196 just north of Holland on Monday night. The semi caught fire shortly before 5 p.m. during the evening commute on westbound I-196 near the Adams Street exit. The truck’s driver was not injured. A bystander saw the flames in the rear of the truck and signaled the driver to pull over. The driver was able to pull the truck over to the side of the […]

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    Murder reported in Kalamazoo County is latest ‘swatting’ hoax

    COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Kalamazoo County family was called out of their house at gunpoint after a report of a murder turned out to be a hoax on Thanksgiving Day. Thursday evening the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department responded to a home on Hidden Shore Drive after receiving a call that a boy had shot and killed his mother during a dispute. Upon arrival, police told the members of the Sanders family to come out of the home with their hands […]

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    Teen seriously injured in Ottawa County crash

    OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. — A two-car accident Friday afternoon left a teenager hospitalized with serious injuries. At 3:56 p.m. Friday, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a crash with injuries at the intersection of State Road and 80th Avenue in Polkton Township. Jordan Kuperus, 18, of Ravenna was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier southbound on 80th Avenue when he ran the stop sign at the intersection and was hit broadside by a 2001 Chrysler driven by Roger Holman, 70, of Nunica that was westbound on […]

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    Attempted murder in Branch County

    BRANCH COUNTY, Mich. — A Coldwater man is being held on attempted murder charges after an early morning Friday stabbing in Coldwater Township. The 22-year-old man’s name has not been released because he has not yet been arraigned in court. According to the Branch County Sheriff’s Office, at 5:47 a.m. Friday deputies responded to Raymond Drive in Coldwater Township regarding a report of a man with a knife trying to stab another man. Deputies were advised by Central Dispatch that the suspect had fled the […]

  • PLANE CRASH

    4 hurt when plane crashes in Berrien County

    BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. — Four people were injured when a small plane crashed in Berrien Springs at midday Friday. At 11:12 a.m., the Berrien Springs-Oronoko Township Police and Fire departments responded to a report of an aircraft accident next to 410 N. Bluff St. in the village of Berrien Springs. Upon arriving at the scene, Officer Anna Stutz found three occupants of the four-seat single engine airplane outside the plane with the pilot still inside strapped in his seat upside-down. Firefighters assisted in removing the pilot […]

  • BALYO NEW

    Feds call Balyo ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’ who was ‘morbid and sadistic’

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Federal prosecutors referred to former Christian radio host John Balyo as “a wolf in sheep’s clothing” who was “living a double life” in court documents obtained Friday by FOX 17 NEWS. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tessa Hessmiller filed the Sentencing & Restitution Memorandum in advance of Balyo’s Dec. 11 sentencing in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids. Balyo, 35, of Caledonia pleaded guilty in Calhoun County Circuit Court to first-degree criminal-sexual conduct. He also pleaded guilty to federal charges […]