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    Local man suing downtown tavern for discrimination

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Grand Rapids man has filed a civil rights lawsuit against a local business. Under the heading “Marcel Price Files and Serves Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Tavern on the Square and Its Parent Company,” the law firm Witte Law of Grand Rapids released the following statement: “Marcel Price through his attorneys at Witte Law PLLC, served a civil rights complaint on a representative of Tavern on the Square Grand Rapids, who took service on behalf of Kristopher […]

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    People jump to help store that lost contents to fire

    GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, Mich. — People lined up on Saturday to help out a store that lost all its contents to a fire early Thursday morning that was later determined to be arson. A fire outside Ken’s Fruit Market, located at 3500 Plainfield Ave. NE, not only damaged that store but a pair of adjoining businesses — Big Lots and the Africa’s Child Thrift Store — also suffered smoke damage. Africa’s Child is a resale shop that lost all of […]

  • MSP trooper Paul Butterfield

    Now 3 years since area trooper was shot to death

    MASON COUNTY, Mich. — It was three years ago that a Michigan State Police trooper was gunned down during a traffic stop on a rural Mason County roadway. MSP Trooper Paul Butterfield, 43, died in the line of duty when he was shot in the head by Eric Knysz during a traffic stop in Mason County on Sept. 9, 2013, just minutes after starting his shift. It’s a story that touched people across the state and nation, with hundreds turning out for Butterfield’s funeral, including law […]

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    Fisherman missing, presumed drowned in Caledonia Township

    CALEDONIA TWP., Mich. — What started out as a water rescue at Ruehs Park at midday Sunday soon turned into a recovery effort. At 10:40 a.m. Sunday, the Kent County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a fisherman falling into the Thornapple River, going underwater and not resurfacing at the park. Authorities would only say the man was a 45-year-old from Kentwood. The man’s 14-year-old son told deputies that he and his father were fishing in the river when his father slipped […]

  • Christopher Mimis, 17

    Water search suspended for missing Holland teenager

    HOLLAND, Mich. — The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office announced Saturday afternoon that it had suspended the water search as part of the recovery effort for a teenager presumed drowned. Christopher Mimis, 17, and Vincent Green, 14, were last seen Wednesday in the area of the North Pier at Holland State Park. Two other boys who were swimming with Mimis and Green were able to get out of the water. The four were swimming inside the swim zone, but Mimis and Green […]

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    Pedestrian hit by vehicle, killed while crossing US-31

    MUSKEGON, Mich. — A man died after being hit by a vehicle while crossing US-31 on Friday evening. The man was hit by a vehicle on US-31 north of Apple Avenue at 9:36 p.m. Friday, according to the Muskegon Police Department. According to Police Chief Jeff Lewis, the man was wearing dark clothing while crossing the highway when he was hit and killed by a northbound vehicle. The victim will not be identified until after relatives are notified. The vehicle’s driver was not hurt. […]

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    2 WMU football players arrested for armed robbery

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Two Western Michigan University freshman football players have been arrested for an armed robbery in the city of Kalamazoo. According to both Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety chief Jeff Hadley and WMU executive director of university relations Cheryl Roland, the incident occurred overnight Friday on California Street in Kalamazoo. The victim was not a WMU student. Roland said police obtained a search warrant for a room in Draper Hall, a campus residence hall, forced open the door there […]

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    Tour de Rapids rides will go on as scheduled today

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Rain delayed the start of one Tour de Rapids bicycle ride early Saturday, but later rides are on track to start as scheduled. Organizers said the 60-mile ride started about 25 minutes late, but the 10-mile Family Fun Loop for single riders and the 10-mile Family Fun Ride Loop for four riders both will get under way at 11 a.m. as scheduled. All rides are starting and finishing at the Mercy Health St. Mary’s Campus at 307 […]

  • Arthur Baker

    Missing Kalamazoo County man is found dead

    KALAMAZOO COUNTY, Mich. — A Kalamazoo County man missing since Monday was discovered dead Saturday. According to the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office, on Saturday searchers located the body of Arthur Baker east of Fulton off of East W Avenue in Fulton. The investigation into Baker’s death will continue pending autopsy results. Baker, 69, was last seen walking in the 14000 block of 42nd Street in the village of Fulton on Monday afternoon. EARLIER STORIES: Friends and family search for missing […]