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    Police Chief scolds reporters as Western movie ring tone sounds off by pure coincidence

    MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. — The Interim Police Chief of the Muskegon Heights Police Department had some firm words for reporters as he was updating them on the status of an on-going investigation. Interim Police Chief Dr. Joseph Thomas was answering questions about two separate shootings that left four people injured near Muskegon Heights High School.  One shooting involved a sheriff’s deputy. Some of the questions did not sit well with Thomas, and he politely, but firmly made it abundantly clear […]

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    Renowned music producer gives rare glimpse into industry

    CANTON, Mich. — From his studios just outside of Detroit, world-famous producer, Chuck Alkazian, talks candidly about the extreme highs and the frustrating lows that the music industry has to offer. Check out Chuck Alkazian on Facebook. Check out Chuck’s production home, Pearl Sound Studios Additional credit and concept development to Entertainment & Media Consultant, Chris Petras

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    Crews rescue woman from overnight house fire

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Firefighters rescued a woman from a house fire that happened in Grand Rapids early Tuesday morning. The call came in at around 4:00 a.m. for a possible fire on Horton Ave SE.  The caller told dispatchers that the person on the other end of a phone call stopped talking, and smoke alarms were sounding in the background. When crews arrived, they entered the home and found a woman on the floor, unconscious.  They were able to […]

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    Woman in critical condition after being struck by car in Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A 24-year-old Boyne City woman has been hospitalized with critical injuries after police say she was hit by a car while crossing a street in Grand Rapids on Thursday night. The crash happened on Lake Drive near Hampton Avenue SE at around 10:30 p.m. Police say two women were walking together, attempting to cross Lake Drive, when one of them was hit by a car. The woman, identified by police as Courtney Culver, was rushed to […]

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    Police stop vehicle near school for burned out headlight, find mobile meth lab inside

    WATERVLIET, Mich. — A man from Portage is facing multiple drug-related offenses, including manufacturing methamphetamine within a school zone, after police say they caught him with a mobile meth lab during a traffic stop. It happened earlier this week in the area of E. St. Joseph Avenue near Lewis Street in Watervliet.  Sheriff’s deputies pulled a vehicle over for a burned-out headlight.  When police made contact with the driver, identified as Roy Lee Pace of Portage, he admitted to having […]

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    Perrin at post-race: Fifth Third River Bank Run partners with Perrin Brewing Co.

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — One of West Michigan’s most popular craft breweries has joined forces with one of the area’s most well-known race events: Fifth Third Bank will partner with Perrin Brewing Company to make it the official craft beer/brewery of this year’s River Bank Run. “Grand Rapids is Beer City USA and runners love beer, so this is a perfect opportunity to celebrate local and provide an even better experience for race participants,” said John Zimmerman, Fifth Third River […]

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    Recall Round-up: Dirt Devil pet vacuums & Microsoft Surface Pro power cords

    WASHINGTON — The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced several new recalls this week that include vacuum cleaners and computer power supply cords. Below is the information on this most recent batch of recalls. Dirt Devil® Total Pet Cyclonic Upright Vacuums — The vacuum’s electric cord plug prong can detach and remain in the electrical outlet when the vacuum is unplugged. The detached prong can pose an electrical shock hazard if it remains connected with the electrical outlet. About 149,000 units […]

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    Toyota recalls 320,000 trucks and SUVs for air bag problem

    DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling about 320,000 trucks and SUVs because the roof-mounted air bags can inflate without a crash. The recall covers the 2005 and 2006 Toyota Tundra and Sequoia, the 2003 through 2006 Land Cruiser, and the 2004 through 2006 4-Runner. Also included are the 2003 through 2006 Lexus LX 470 and the 2004 through 2006 GX 470. The company says improper programming in the air bag control computer caused the problem, which could increase the risk […]

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    First black officer who retired from Kalamazoo PD gets posthumous promotion

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — In honor of Black History Month, The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety has posthumously promoted the first African-American officer to retire from the department . Public Safety Officer Robert “Al” Goodwin was born Oct. 2, 1921 and passed away on Nov. 27, 1997.  He served the department from 1951-1976.  In January, Goodwin was posthumously promoted to the title of Sergeant at a special ceremony.  Sgt. Goodwin’s widow, Juanita Goodwin, was presented with a letter and custom plaque […]