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  • WMMW: 2 Grand Rapids area fugitives being sought

    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: TURNER, Angelo Dior      B/M      Age: 24       5’10”       145 LBS   Black Hair and Brown Eyes AKA:  “Lo” Tattoos:  “LO”  – left forearm Prior arrests:  Home Invasion Last Known Address:  Has ties to Grand Rapids and Detroit Current warrants:      (1)  Parole Violations Date of Warrant:   11-1-2016 Agency:  US […]

  • Boyfriend of crash victim: ‘I hope everybody gets a chance to meet her in heaven’

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The boyfriend of a young woman killed when her car was hit by a vehicle being chased by police Saturday said he hopes everyone gets a chance to meet her in heaven. Tara Oskam, 21, of Grand Rapids, a junior at Calvin College, was northbound on Broadmoor at 52nd Street when her vehicle collided with another vehicle fleeing from police during a high-speed chase. Oskam and a passenger in the other vehicle both were pronounced dead at the scene. “If […]

  • GRPD officer shoots Meijer stabbing, carjacking suspect

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Grand Rapids Police Department officer shot a man Saturday morning who was a suspect in a Thursday night stabbing outside a Meijer store on Alpine Avenue. GRPD Sgt. Terry Dixon told FOX 17 the shooting occurred at 8:56 a.m. Saturday at Bridge Street NW and Seward Avenue NW, just southwest of the intersection of U.S. 131 and Interstate 196 in Grand Rapids. Dixon said the man who was shot was 20-year-old Victor Aldofo Gonzalez, who is a […]

  • Battle Creek search resumes for car in Kalamazoo River

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The search resumed Thursday morning for a car believed to be in the Kalamazoo River. According to the city of Battle Creek, plans call for the Michigan Wing of the Civil Air Patrol to fly over the area today, searching on the Kalamazoo River west of the confluence with the Battle Creek River in the city. The search was suspended Wednesday due to high winds experienced throughout the state. The vehicle — a Hyundai sedan — is believed […]

  • Man not wearing helmet seriously injured in dirt bike crash

    OLIVE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A motorcyclist was seriously injured while riding a dirt bike Sunday morning. At 9:40 a.m. Sunday, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a motorcycle accident with injuries on 128th Avenue north of New Holland Street in Olive Township. The investigation showed that Jose Garcia-Marmolejoh, 30, of Holland was riding a 2006 Yamaha YZ 450 dirt bike carelessly northbound on 128th when he crashed in the middle of roadway. Garcia-Marmolejoh was not wearing a helmet and […]

  • Blaze destroys mainstay restaurant in Climax

    CLIMAX, Mich. — A popular restaurant that’s been a staple in the community for decades was destroyed by fire on Saturday. Crews battled a large, quick moving fire at The Harvester restaurant, also known as Athena’s, that broke out just before 10 a.m. Saturday. Firefighters believe the blaze began in a residence behind the restaurant, but the cause remains unclear. No injuries were reported. Everyone inside the building made it out safely, according to fire crews on scene. Witnesses said the […]

  • WMMW: 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: LAWLER, Michael Leon Jr. B/M      Age: 29       5’7”       210 LBS   Black Hair and Brown Eyes Tattoos: None    Scars:  Lower right hip Priors Weapons- Carrying Concealed, Police Officer- Fleeing Third Degree-Vehicle Code, Stolen Property R/C $1,000 or More But Less Than $20,000 Last Known Address:  unknown Current warrants […]

  • Cascade Road fire destroys house, garage and 3 vehicles

    ALTO, Mich. — A Sunday afternoon fire destroyed a Cascade Road house, garage and three vehicles inside. The fire first was reported in the garage with one vehicle on fire at 2:17 p.m. Sunday at 14391 Cascade Road SE in Alto. The flames soon spread to the other two vehicles in the garage and then to the home. Family members were inside the house at the time of the fire. A passerby noticed the garage burning and stopped and notified the […]

  • Fugitive sought from Grand Rapids-Wyoming area

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The U.S. Marshal Service, the Grand Rapids Police Department and the Wyoming Department of Public Safety are seeking information and/or the whereabouts of one of West Michigan’s Most Wanted fugitives from the Grand Rapids area. The information about him is as follows: GARCIA, BRIAN GABRIELLE H/M      Age: 19       5’7”       145LBS   Black Hair and Brown Eyes Tattoos: Right Forearm, Left Wrist Priors:  Assault, Burglary, Narcotics, Weapons Last Known Address:  1463 Alpine Ave NW. Current warrants (1)  Cocaine […]