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    Kalamazoo man critical after being shot multiple times on Christmas

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A Kalamazoo man is hospitalized after being shot multiple times Christmas afternoon. At 2 p.m. Friday, the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety responded to a report of shots fired in the 2700 block of Westbrook Avenue. Moments later, a shooting victim called police to report that he was injured. Upon arriving at the scene, officers discovered that a 20-year-old Kalamazoo man had been shot multiple times by an unknown assailant while the victim was inside his apartment. The man […]


    Car runs into office building on Cascade Road

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A confused driver resulted in a vehicle striking an office building Tuesday afternoon. At 3:51 p.m. Tuesday, the Kent County Sheriff’s Office receive a report of a car into a building at 5060 Cascade Road SE. Upon arriving at the scene, deputies discovered that a woman had pressed on her car’s accelerator instead of the brake, causing the vehicle to hit the entryway at Ramona Office Management, which is located at that address. No one was […]


    Vehicle strikes pedestrian at Division & 43rd in Wyoming

    WYOMING, Mich. — A male pedestrian suffered head injuries after being hit by a vehicle Tuesday night. The incident occurred shortly after 7 p.m. at the intersection of Division and 43rd Street SW in Wyoming. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital with head injuries, the extent of which were unknown. Reconstructionists were on the scene re-creating the accident.

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    Battle Creek domestic violence victim dies in hospital

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – A Battle Creek woman who was severely beaten by her husband Saturday has died in the hospital. Joyce Carpenter, 34, died in the hospital at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday. Battle Creek police said that her husband, Christopher Carpenter, violently beat his wife early Saturday morning and then dropped Joyce off at the hospital, but only after she agreed to say that she had been assaulted by a group of women. After her husband left the hospital, the […]

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    Street collapse shuts down Kenowa Avenue in Wyoming

    WYOMING, Mich. — A stretch of Kenowa Avenue has been closed to traffic after the road surface collapsed. The sinkhole occurred Thursday evening on Kenowa north of 56th Street and Barry Street SW. It measured one lane wide and about 15 feet in length. However, the dirt underneath the other lane also was washed out and workers at the scene said that too could collapse. The road was closed in both directions and traffic was detoured around the area. City of Wyoming crews […]

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    Truck driver dies in semi rollover on M-6 ramp to 131

    The eastbound M-6 ramp to northbound US-131 is closed Thursday morning after a crash involving a semi-truck, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation.

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    Shelby trio face federal charges for $722,149 in food stamp fraud

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Three Oceana County women have been charged in U.S. District Court with food stamp fraud totaling nearly three-quarters of a million dollars. According to documents filed by U.S. Attorney Patrick Miles, a grand jury investigation resulted in Fabiola Garcia, Cruz Gonzalez and Gisela Mendoza each being charged with one count of conspiracy and one count of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) fraud while operating the La Fortuna Carniceria store in Shelby. Gonzalez is the business’ owner while Garcia and […]

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    Zeeland man seriously hurt in rollover crash

    ZEELAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — One man was injured in a one-vehicle rollover Friday night. The accident occurred at 9:40 p.m. Friday at 3352 64th Avenue, located south of Chicago Drive between Chicago Drive and Riley in Zeeland Township. AeroMed was called to the crash scene where the driver of an SUV – later identified as Zeeland resident Joseph Reed, 26 – sustained serious injuries after being pinned inside his vehicle. After being extricated, the driver was transported to the hospital by ambulance. […]

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    Only 1 of 27 is hurt when Hartford school bus hits minivan

    LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — One person was injured following a crash involving a school bus and a minivan Tuesday morning. It happened at 8:10 a.m. on Red Arrow Highway at County Road 681 in Lawrence Township. The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office said that deputy Loren Tarner was in the area and heard the sound of a minivan colliding with a Hartford Public School bus at that time. Police said the minivan contained four occupants. Three passengers were uninjured and the driver, […]