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  • Man falls asleep cooking food, suffers smoke inhalation in resulting fire

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A man was hospitalized after suffering from smoke inhalation, when firefighters say he fell asleep while cooking food early Wednesday morning. Fire crews responded for a possible fire on the eighth floor to the Ransom Tower apartment building at 50 Ransom Avenue in downtown Grand Rapids. Smoke had filled one of the apartment units. A tenant had fallen asleep while cooking food. He was taken to the hospital in unknown condition. As a fire crew worked to […]

  • Police search for suspect following armed robbery at gas station

    WALKER, Mich. — Police in Walker are attempting to locate a male suspect who robbed a gas station clerk at gunpoint early Tuesday morning. It happened at around 1:00 a.m. at the Marathon gas station on Lake Michigan Drive and Wilson Ave. Police say the suspect had a white bandana covering his face and was armed with a handgun. He was able to run off with an unknown amount of money from the cash register. Anyone with information is asked […]

  • Man stabbed during argument suffers life-threatening injuries; 1 in custody

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A man is recovering from life-threatening stab wounds he received during an argument that escalated into violence late Monday night. It happened at around 10:30 p.m. at a home on Bates St. SE in the city of Grand Rapids. Police arrived at the scene for a possible assault and stabbing and located a 49-year-old victim who had been stabbed in the chest. Police arrested a 53-year-old man at the scene. Prosecutors will review the case as […]

  • Robbery victim hit by car while trying to flag down drivers for help

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A woman was hit by a car while trying to flag someone down for help, after a suspect stole her cell phone early Wednesday morning. Police say it all happened shortly before 6:00 a.m. on Crofton, on the city’s southeast side. A suspect armed with a gun robbed the victim of her cell phone and ran off. The victim then attempted to flag down vehicles for help, but ended up getting hit by a car, and […]

  • Police arrest 2 juveniles, search for 3rd suspect in string of overnight car break-ins

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Police are reminding people to lock their doors after a string of car break-ins in Grand Rapids early Wednesday morning. The call came in for a possible theft from a vehicle on Orville SE at approximately 2:30 a.m. When officers arrived, they eventually identified at least six vehicles that were targeted by thieves in the immediate area. There may be more victims that come forward further into the morning. Police say it appears some — if […]

  • Car takes out power pole, knocks out electricity for hundreds

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Consumers Energy is expected to spend hours restoring power to a handful of neighborhoods on Friday morning, after a car crashed into a power pole. It happened at around 1:30 a.m. at Kalamazoo and Alger in the city’s southeast side. It is not clear what caused the driver to crash, but the entire pole came to rest on the front of the vehicle as a result of the impact. The driver did not suffer any injuries. […]

  • Overnight fire at vacant home deemed suspicious

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Investigators are treating an overnight fire at an abandoned/vacant home in Kalamazoo as suspicious. The call came in early Tuesday morning for a possible structure fire on Fairbanks Ct. in Kalamazoo. When crews arrived, smoke and flames were coming from the home. Crews tell us that there were no utilities turned on in the house, ruling out the possibility that the fire was caused by electrical or gas issues. As a result, they are treating the fire […]

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    2 men killed, woman hurt after semitrailer hits 6 vehicles

    GREEN OAK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Two men have been killed and a woman was in critical condition after the driver of a semitrailer apparently lost control and struck six vehicles on US-23 in Livingston County. Sunday afternoon’s crash in Green Oak Township left one man dead at the scene. The second man died at a hospital. Police say the truck driver wasn’t hurt. The highway was closed for a while after the crash.

  • Driver hits Dept. of Public Services truck as crew repairs damaged sewer line

    FERRYSBURG, Mich. — Police in Ottawa County say a man suffered multiple injuries after he failed to notice a road was closed and crashed into a Ferrysburg Department of Public Services truck on Tuesday night. The crash happened on Van Wagoner Street near 174th Avenue in Ferrysburg. Police say Van Wagoner was closed due to sewer line repairs, and a Ferrysburg DPS crew was working to fix the issue.  Daniel Rop, 54, failed to see the road closure and did […]