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    Vicksburg teen’s murder remains unsolved 33 years later

    VICKSBURG, Mich. — Sunday marked the 33-year anniversary of one of the area’s best known unsolved cold cases — the death of 16-year-old Erik Cross. Investigators say on the morning of June 26, 1983, Cross was seen leaving a party at a friend’s house in Vicksburg, less than a mile from his home. A few hours later, the teenager’s father found his son’s body on the side of the road as he went to pick up the morning newspaper. Cross’ family […]

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    Missing Ionia County man found

    UPDATE: Michigan State Police announced Monday afternoon that Michael Turashoff has been found, alive, near his home. SEBEWA TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The Michigan State Police announced Sunday they are searching for a missing and endangered man. Michael Dennis Turashoff, 47, left his home on Petrie Road in Ionia County’s Sebewa Township during the daylight hours on Thursday and hasn’t been seen since. MSP said it’s believed he walked away from his home, headed in an unknown direction. Sebewa Township is located […]

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    Man with gun confronts patrons in Kalamazoo County restaurant

    COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Police arrested a man who brandished a gun and confronted customers in a Kalamazoo County restaurant Saturday night. At 10:57 p.m. Saturday, the the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a man with a gun at a restaurant in the 5400 block of Gull Road in Comstock Township. Callers said the man had entered the business and was confronting patrons when he presented a handgun from his waistband. Officers from the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s […]

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    Elderly driver hurt in rollover after passing tractor

    MECOSTA COUNTY, Mich. — An elderly driver was injured after passing a farm tractor and crashing at midday Saturday. At 12:50 p.m. Saturday, Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a one-vehicle rollover with injuries at the intersection of Five Mile Road and 40th Avenue. The investigation showed that a 77-year-old Mount Pleasant man was passing a farm tractor when his vehicle went through the T intersection and rolled over. The driver was transported by EMS to […]

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    Abbie Kopf returns home, won’t go back to school in the fall

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The youngest survivor of February’s Kalamazoo mass shooting is back home, but a recent setback in her recovery mean she won’t be attending school in the fall. On Saturday afternoon, the family of 14-year-old Abigail “Abbie” Kopf posted on their GoFundMe page that Kopf came home Thursday night from her latest stint in the hospital. They also said: “She will not go back to school next year. She will be tutored at home.” Kopf suffered a setback in her recovery […]

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    Texting blamed for serious Ottawa County crash

    PARK TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A driver blamed a text message for causing a crash that resulted in serious injuries Saturday morning. At 10:47 a.m. Saturday, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report that a car had hit a motorcycle on James Street at Stoney Lake Drive in Park Township. The investigation showed that Douglas Dyer, 56, of Holland was driving a 2016 Ford pickup truck westbound on James when he slowed to turn onto southbound Stoney Lake and turned in […]

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    400+ people & 200 dogs K9K for fallen GRPD officer

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — More than 400 people and about 200 dogs took part in Saturday’s third annual K9K race. The event was held in honor of Grand Rapids Police Department officer Andrew Elliott “Andy” Rusticus, a 29-year-old who died Feb. 25, 2012, from a heart attack while jogging. Rusticus was training for an open K9 handler position with GRPD at the time. The K9K took place at Riverside Park, located at 2001 Monroe Ave. NE in Grand Rapids.

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    Police investigating body found on Grand Rapids’ southeast side

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Grand Rapids Police Department is investigating after a body was discovered early Saturday morning on the city’s southeast side. Police said a passerby found the body on Francis Avenue SE. They said no foul play was involved. An autopsy is expected to be conducted Monday.

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    Driver hurt after swerving to avoid deer in roadway

    CASS COUNTY, Mich. — A Niles man was injured after his car rolled over when he attempted to avoid a deer Sunday morning. According to Cass County Sheriff Joseph Underwood Jr., at 7:30 a.m. Sunday deputies responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash with injuries on M-60 just east of Hoyt Street in Howard Township. The investigation showed that David Woodrow Pflug, 36, of Niles had been driving a vehicle on M-60 when he attempted to avoid a deer and lost control […]