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  • Commercial building burns on Division in Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Grand Rapids Fire Department battled a large commercial blaze Sunday afternoon. The fire was reported in what appeared to be a vacant commercial building on S. Division St. between Hall and Franklin at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Flames and smoke were visible from several blocks away from the fire scene. Firefighters expressed concerns that the fire would spread to a nearby house, situated close to the commercial structure. Soon after the blaze started, the flames […]

  • 1 dead, 1 critical, 1 serious in Kalamazoo crash

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety is investigating a fatal traffic crash Sunday afternoon. The accident occurred at 12:08 p.m. at the intersection of South Burdick Street and East Cork Street in the city. Upon arriving at the scene officers found a three-vehicle crash and three injured adults. Lifesaving efforts were started immediately on all three. However, one of them died at the scene. The other two victims were transported to Bronson Hospital where one was in […]

  • Car flies off U.S. 131, hits second-floor apartment

    WYOMING, Mich. — A car involved in a three-vehicle crash flew off U.S. 131 and  hit a second-story apartment Saturday afternoon. The crash happened on southbound U.S. 131, north of 28th Street, shortly after 1 p.m. One of the vehicles involved left 131, went up an embankment, flew through the air, struck a parked car and hit the second floor of an apartment building at 2610 Charlesgate Ave. SW in Wyoming. Police said the driver suffered “very minor” injuries. Nobody was hurt […]

  • Local man wins 40th annual River Bank Run

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A runner from Belmont won the men’s portion of the 40th annual Fifth Third River Bank Run on Saturday morning. More than 17,000 runners participated in the event in downtown Grand Rapids. The overall men’s winner was Dathan Ritzenhein of Belmont, a three-time Olympian, in a time of 1:14:26.94. That was 24 seconds ahead of second-place Christopher Landry of Charlotte, N.C., who won the River Bank Run in 2014 and recently won the U.S. Half Marathon Championship. […]

  • Allegan County’s 9-1-1 lines are currently down

    ALLEGAN COUNTY, Mich. — Allegan County’s 9-1-1 lines became unusable Thursday afternoon. The announcement that all 9-1-1 lines “are currently down” was made at 1:39 p.m. Thursday by Allegan County Central Dispatch. Anyone wishing to reach Central Dispatch in the event of an emergency was asked to call (269) 673-3899 instead.  

  • Suspect wanted in bank robbery near Kalamazoo

    OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect in a Saturday morning bank robbery. Undersheriff Paul Matyas released the accomanying surveillance photos of a man suspected of robbing the Old National Bank at 6338 Stadium Drive in Oshtemo Township at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Matyas said a tear gas and dye pack exploded, and that the suspect has not yet been apprehended. He said that at 9:30 a.m. Saturday a single white male entered the bank and […]

  • M-44/Belding Road to close for 3 1/2 months on Monday

    CANNON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A busy area roadway will close for 3 1/2 months beginning Monday. Starting at 7 a.m. that day, M-44 will be closed in both directions from Wolverine Boulevard to Myers Lake Avenue in Kent County’s Cannon Township. M-44 also is known as Belding Road. Traffic will be detoured on other roads around the affected area. Plans call for the roadway to remain shut until Aug. 21. It’s all due to a roadway reconstruction project by the Michigan […]

  • Muskegon Police shooting

    Infant’s death at Muskegon daycare under investigation

    MUSKEGON, Mich. — The Muskegon Police Department is investigating a report by a mother that her infant died while in daycare early Friday. Police Chief Jeff Lewis told FOX 17 the mom told police she had left three children at the home daycare in the 700 block of Catherine Avenue on Thursday night and that when she arrived Friday morning to pick them up she found her 1-year-old baby boy dead. Lewis said police are not releasing any names due to the […]

  • Woman robbed by gunman at Grand Rapids ATM

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A woman using an ATM was robbed by a masked gunman Sunday afternoon. According to Grand Rapids Police, the incident occurred at 1:51 p.m. Sunday at the Lake Michigan Credit Union at 2720 Lake Michigan Drive NW. Upon arriving at the scene, officers found a woman who said she had been robbed by a man with a silver handgun while taking money out of the ATM. The man took the money and fled the scene headed east […]