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  • Chiefs roll past Colts 31-13 to reach AFC title game

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes picked apart the Colts in his postseason debut, the Chiefs defense answered their chorus of critics with a stout performance, and Kansas City rolled to a 31-13 victory over Indianapolis in the divisional round Saturday to end 25 years of playoff frustration. Mahomes threw for 278 yards while running for a touchdown, and Damien Williams ran for 129 yards and another score, as the Chiefs beat Indianapolis for the first time in five playoff […]

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    Chain-reaction crash on I-196 sends two to hospital

    GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich.  —  A chain-reaction crash Friday night on the Gerald R. Ford Freeway in Ottawa County resulted in two people being hospitalized. It happened around 6:40 p.m., in Georgetown Township. Several vehicles were stopped on westbound I-196, east of 32nd Avenue, due to an earlier crash. Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office says a preliminary investigation shows that Lino Ortiz of Holland was heading westbound when his van plowed into a car that was stopped in the right lane, due […]

  • Baby left in restaurant parking lot now in CPS care

    HUDSONVILLE, Mich.  —  The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office says a baby left in a restaurant parking lot Friday afternoon was taken to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital for precautionary examination. Sergeant Brian Buter says the child will be staying in the care of Child Protective Services at least overnight, while the investigation continues. It all began early Friday afternoon, when sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Family Fare Supermarket on 28th Avenue in Hudsonville on a report of a possible kidnapping […]

  • 3-vehicle crash clears on southbound US-131

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.  —  A three-vehicle crash backed up traffic Thursday night on southbound US-131 in Grand Rapids, north of 28th Street. It happened around 8:56 p.m. The crash began to slowly clear around 10:05 p.m. At one point, traffic had been backed up for a couple miles. Grand Rapids Police dispatchers initially reported no injuries, with two lanes blocked. But around 10 p.m. they said there might have been an injury, but they couldn’t confirm that. There was no […]

  • Trail connection between Kent, Ottawa counties moves closer to reality

    GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich.  —  A pair of property transactions announced by Ottawa County brighten the prospects for a future regional trail connecting Grand Rapids, Grand Haven and Grand Valley State University. The county says the properties are crucial to connect the future Idema Explorers Trail to Kent County. That’s a key link in a plan to build a 27-mile regional pathway between Grand Haven in Ottawa County and Millennium Park in Kent County. Construction of a new segment of the […]

  • Police: alcohol suspected in 2-car crash; 2 to hospital

    BAINBRIDGE TOWNSHIP, Mich.  —  The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office says the drivers of a compact car and a pickup truck were taken to a hospital Wednesday night following a crash between their respective vehicles. Police say alcohol is believed to be a factor. It happened around 5:26 p.m. Wednesday at E. Napier Avenue and S. Arent Road in Bainbridge Township east of M-140. Police say the driver of a Nissan Sentra crossed the center line on Napier, striking a GMC […]

  • Police impersonator trying to dupe people out of $$ in Muskegon County

    MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. — Someone claiming to be a Muskegon County sheriff’s sergeant is making phone calls and trying to scam people out of money. The Muskegon County Sheriff’s Office says there have been several reports of scammers claiming to work for the Sheriff’s Office, with the caller identifying himself as Detective Sergeant Tom Johnson. The Sheriff’s Office does have such an officer with that name, but it’s not the same person making the calls. So far, there are no […]

  • Comatose woman who had baby is hospitalized, police say

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman in a vegetative state who was sexually assaulted at a long-term care facility and had a baby is recovering at a hospital along with her child, authorities said Wednesday. Commenting for the first time on the investigation since the Dec. 29 birth came to light, Phoenix police said finding a suspect is a top priority. Police are gathering DNA from all male employees at the facility. “She was not in a position to give […]

  • Area’s 1st pediatric cardiac ICU opens at DeVos Children’s Hospital

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.  — Child cardiac patients can now receive specialized intensive care at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital’s new Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. It opened Wednesday, January 9 at the hospital on the stretch of Michigan Street known as the Medical Mile. Spectrum Health says in a news release the six-bed unit is the first of its kind in West Michigan, and will provide world-class care to the increasing number of pediatric patients with congenital heart disease. It’s one […]