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    2 fugitives being sought from Grand Rapids area

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Michigan Department of Corrections and the Wyoming Police Department are seeking information and/or the whereabouts of two wanted fugitives from the Grand Rapids area. The pair are as follows: NEWBERG, Nathan Noel B/M    Age 29         5’10”   205  lbs     Brown eyes, black hair Tattoos:  none AKA:  none Priors:   Assault by Strangulation, Weapons – Possession by a Felon; Carrying a Concealed Weapon LNA –    2100 block of Quarry Dr., Hudsonville, MI Charge:  Parole Absconder Original Charge:  Assault by Strangulation, Weapons […]

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    3 fugitives sought from Grand Rapids area

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. —The U.S. Marshal Service, the Grand Rapids Police Department and the Wyoming Police Department are seeking information and/or the whereabouts of three wanted fugitives from the Grand Rapids area. The three are as follows: STERLING, Michael Cornelius B/M    Age 27         6’02”   160  lbs     Brown eyes, black hair Tattoos:  left arm – scroll with bible verse Deformities:  right hand, pinky and ring fingers are deformed Priors:   Assault, Burglary, Larceny, Armed Robbery LNA –    Halfway house in Grand […]

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    Pet dies as Christmas fire ravages Battle Creek home

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — A family was able to escape safely from a Christmas morning basement fire at their home, but a pet cat was not. At 5:56 a.m. Sunday, the Battle Creek Fire Department responded to a report of a fire at a house at 335 N. McKinley St. Upon arriving at the scene, fire crews discovered smoke and flames showing from the structure. Everybody was able to get out of the house safely. Firefighters said several dogs were rescued but […]

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    Bomb threat shuts down Wings West for a short time

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The Wings West event center was closed down briefly at midday Saturday due to a bomb threat. However, the venue was cleared shortly after noon, has reopened and events are going on there as planned. According to the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department, early Saturday a reporter received an e-mail that contained a bomb threat against the building, located at 5076 Sports Drive in Kalamazoo. Canine units were brought in to investigate and morning events were postponed. Undersheriff Paul […]

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    Weather briefly shuts down 6-mile stretch of US-131 in Allegan County

    ALLEGAN COUNTY, Mich. — A 6-mile stretch of U.S. 131 southbound was closed for nearly an hour Saturday afternoon due to inclement weather. At 12:43 p.m. Saturday, Allegan County Central Dispatch announced that due to multiple crashes on southbound U.S. 131 between Mile Marker 51 and Mile Marker 54,  that southbound 131 was being closed down from Mile Marker 49 (the Otsego/Plainwell exit) to Mile Marker 55 (the Martin exit). At 1:34 p.m. Saturday, Allegan Dispatch said the roadway had been […]

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    2 adults, 1 juvenile in custody for Grand Haven Twp. armed robbery

    GRAND HAVEN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Three people are being held on charges related to an armed robbery in Ottawa County on Friday night. According to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, at 7:50 p.m. Friday deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery of an individual near the Westco gas station at 14750 Mercury Drive in Grand Haven Township. Upon arriving at the scene, deputies obtained descriptions of three suspects and a vehicle involved. A Grand Haven Department of Public Safety lieutenant located […]

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    Turkey barns burn south of Coopersville

    POLKTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Firefighters battled a fire that started in a turkey barn and then spread to four other barns nearby at the White Acres Turkey Farms on Saturday afternoon. The fire first was reported with one barn fully engulfed in flames at the intersection of Garfield Street and 76th Avenue in Polkton Township south of Coopersville at 1:49 p.m. Saturday. Firefighters soon reported that the blaze had spread to a total of five barns. Two of the barns were very […]

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    Willis’ murder trial for killing jogger postponed

    MUSKEGON, Mich. — The trial of a man accused of shooting to death a Muskegon County jogger has been adjourned. Jeffrey Willis was scheduled to go on trial at 9 a.m. Tuesday on a charge of open murder for killing Rebekah Bletsch, a 36-year-old mother who had been jogging and was found shot to death less than a mile from her home in rural Dalton Township in June 2014. The trial was expected to last 8 days. On Saturday morning, Muskegon […]

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    Man shot to death at home on GR’s northwest side

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A 35-year-old man is dead following a Sunday afternoon shooting on the northwest side of the city. “At this point we’re looking at it as a death investigation, we are looking at it from all angles,” Sgt. Terry Dixon with the Grand Rapids Police Department told reporters on scene. Dixon could not definitively say the shooting was a homicide after initially classifying it as such. He also did not rule out the possibility the gunshot was self inflicted. No […]