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    22-Year-Old arrested for Battle Creek kidnapping & domestic assault

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — A Battle Creek man was arrested for kidnapping and domestic assault after accosting a woman and a child at midday Friday. At 12:52 p.m. Friday, a citizen called the Battle Creek Police Department to report a woman with a small child being assaulted and fleeing from a vehicle in the area of Upton and Washington avenues. When the suspect — a 22-year-old Battle Creek man — realized the police were being called, he fled in the […]

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    Ex-student indicted for threatening school shooting at WMU

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A former Western Michigan University student has been indicted for making Facebook threats against the school. Onetime engineering student Timothy Vanhumlian Siangdun, 44, of Springfield, who investigators say used Facebook to threaten a shooting on campus, was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on three counts of authoring an interstate communication with threat to injure. He faces a maximum of five years in a federal prison. The indictment says that on Aug. 6, 2013, Siangdun posted messages […]

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    Battle Creek home fire is investigated as arson

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Two agencies are investigating an attempted arson fire Friday morning. On Friday night, the Battle Creek Police Department announced that it and the Battle Creek Fire Department were investigating an attempted arson of a residence on North McKinley between Capital Avenue and Emmett Street. Officers said it appeared that a 22-year-old man entered the residence and set it ablaze at 10:39 a.m. Friday. There was no one at home at the time. Police said they submitted a […]

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    Teen shot in buttocks on Grand Rapids’ southeast side

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A teenager suffered a gunshot wound to the buttocks Wednesday night. At 10:35 p.m. Wednesday, the Grand Rapids Police Department was called to the BP station at 801 Franklin St. SE where a 19-year-old male had just shown up with a gunshot in the buttocks. The teen said he had been shot while walking nearby in the 700 block of Prince. The teenager said he was unsure who shot him and had no description or no […]

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    Missing Marshall teen found with man in Georgia hotel

    MARSHALL, Mich. — A missing Marshall teenager was found at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday with a man in a Georgia hotel. At a 6 p.m. press conference, police said that Hannah Marie Amaro, 14, had just been taken into custody along with a 28-year-old man at a hotel in Gwinnett County northeast of Atlanta. Police said the girl was okay. Earlier, FOX 17 learned that both the Michigan State Police and FBI were involved in the search for Amaro, who disappeared Saturday. Police said she had […]

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    Marshall police searching for missing girl

    MARSHALL, Mich. — The Marshall Police Department announced Monday night that it was looking for a missing teenager. Hannah Marie Amaro, 14, was last seen in Marshall on Saturday and has not had any contact with friends or relatives since then. She is described as a white female standing 5’3″ and weighing 130 pounds, with brown hair with red and blue stripes, and hazel eyes. Anyone with any information about Hannah Marie Amaro is being asked to call 911.

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    Handgun-wielding man robs Holland Township cab driver

    HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Holland Township taxi driver was the target of an armed robbery Monday afternoon. The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office said that at 2:50 p.m. Monday, a 27-year-old male cab driver was dispatched to the 13000 block of Westwood Lane at the Whispering Pine Apartments in Holland Township. Upon arriving at the scene, the driver was met by the suspect, who entered the cab, produced a silver handgun and demanded money from the driver. After receiving an undisclosed […]

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    Robbers caught after leaving billfold in car

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A man accused of robbery unwittingly helped Grand Rapids police solve the crime two weeks ago. Grand Rapids Police Department Lt. Pat Merrill told FOX 17 NEWS that Donald Hale left his wallet in his vehicle when he and Christopher Melton ran from the car earlier this month. Police had been chasing the pair from the scene of an Aug. 7 home invasion in the 1100 block of Elizabeth Avenue NW in Grand Rapids. The pair are […]

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    GRPS moving Back To School Celebration inside

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Public Schools announced Monday evening that Tuesday’s annual Back To School Celebration will be moved inside due to forecasts of inclement weather. The festivities were scheduled for 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at John Ball Park. However, although the time will remain the same, the event has moved indoors to City High Middle School, which is at the former Creston High School location. The free event brings together GRPS students, their families, and prospective families to get ready for […]