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  • Two-sport athlete at Wayland Union High School dies in crash

    BYRON TOWNSHIP, Mich.  — The Wayland community is mourning after a 17-year-old man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Friday night in southern Kent County. The location was Wilson Avenue at 92nd Street SW, in Byron Township. The time was around 6:33 p.m. Friday. The Kent County Sheriff’s Office says Ethan Mutschler was killed in the crash. He was a senior on the Wayland Union High School football and basketball teams. There was an outpouring of emotion in several social-media […]

  • One to hospital after injury crash in Robinson Twp.

    ROBINSON TOWNSHIP, Mich.  —  The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office says one person was taken to a hospital following a two-vehicle crash Saturday evening in Robinson Township. It happened around 6:38 p.m., at Lincoln Street and M-231. Police say a 21-year-old man from California was driving on Lincoln Street in a Nissan Altima,  when he failed to stop for stop signs. The M-231 north/south cross-traffic does not stop at that intersection. While the Nissan Altima was heading east, a 54-year-old Zeeland […]

  • KDPS arrests two suspects in apartment break-ins, vehicle thefts

    KALAMAZOO, Mich.  —  Kalamazoo Police say two suspects arrested in connection with two apartment break-ins and two vehicle thefts may be tied to additional thefts, as well. Reports of the two apartment break-ins came in just after 7 a.m. Saturday on Knollwood Avenue, near Lawson Ice Arena, east of Knollwood Park. The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says in a news release two vehicles were stolen, along with some other property. “Investigating officers followed up on leads and eventually located […]

  • Flawless Simona Halep beats Serena Williams to win 1st Wimbledon

    (CNN) — History was made at Wimbledon on Saturday but if you were rooting for Serena Williams, it wasn’t what you hoped for. Simona Halep became the first Romanian to win Wimbledon when she stunned the American 6-2 6-2 in what had to be one of the finest performances in a final in the tournament’s recent history. “She really played out of her mind,” Williams told the crowd. Petra Kvitova’s 6-3 6-0 victory over Eugenie Bouchard in 2014 sprung to […]

  • Fatal accident closes US-131 exit at 28th Street for hours

    WYOMING, Mich.  — The ramp from southbound US-131 to 28th Street was blocked off for more than two hours Saturday night, after a fatal accident in Wyoming. Michigan State Police says troopers were dispatched to the scene around 7:20 p.m. Preliminary investigation shows a driver heading southbound lost control, went off the highway, and rolled the vehicle several times. Officials say the driver was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger, who was a minor, […]

  • One killed in pair of shootings following Grand Rapids fireworks

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. —  A 21-year-old man is dead following a pair of shootings in Grand Rapids Saturday night. Police say they responded to two shootings during the annual fireworks show. The first shooting happened shortly after 10:30 p.m. in the area of Pearl Street and Summer Avenue NW.  According to a press release, officers were monitoring a large crowd when they heard multiple gunshots. A 17-year-old male was taken to the hospital with injuries that weren’t life-threatening. Police say […]

  • Parachute lands in Pottawatomie Bayout; skydiver safely lands at airport

    GRAND HAVEN TOWNSHIP, Mich.  — Rescue crews responded Saturday night to reports of a parachute landing in Pottawatomie Bayou in Grand Haven Township – and possibly a man who had not surfaced from the water. But soon rescuers learned it was just the parachute that had landed in the bayou off Mercury Drive. It was around 8:50 p.m. Saturday. The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office says its investigation later revealed members of the Sky Drive Grand Haven club had been flying […]

  • Hotel goes on brief lockdown after unfounded ‘shooter’ report

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.  — Grand Rapids Police figure – preliminarily – that someone “may’ve jumped the gun” in reporting a possible active shooter on the roof of a downtown building Saturday night. GRPD says someone called police at 9:55 p.m. Saturday to say a security officer told him or her that there was an active shooter on the roof of the AC Hotel Grand Rapids, 50 Monroe Avenue NW. “Police went and check it out, and it was unfounded. There […]

  • Water rescue: Good Samaritans pull boy out of water at Holland State Park

    PARK TOWNSHIP, Mich.  —  It was a close call for a 13-year-old boy caught in large waves at Holland State Park on Saturday evening. But some Good Samaritans came to his rescue. The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office says the boy was struggling in the water near the North Pier around 6:23 p.m., “outside of the marked swim zone in large waves estimated around 4 feet. The red flags were flying and the pier had already been closed by park staff […]

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