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  • Grand Rapids oral surgeon giving away ‘life transforming’ smile procedure

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — An oral surgeon in Grand Rapids is giving away the gift of a new smile. It’s no secret that a bright smile helps you feel confident, but it’s not always a possibility for everyone. For one lucky person, it could be. Heather Sproule knows what it’s like to hate her smile. “I got in a major car accident, had nine facial fractures,” she said. “My face took out the steering wheel and the rear-view mirror. Don’t […]

  • Court clears path for perjury case against ex-lawmaker

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan appeals court says there’s no legal protection for a former lawmaker who is charged with perjury related to a sex scandal that forced him to quit in 2015. The state constitution grants immunity to lawmakers for certain acts of official business. But the appeals court says it doesn’t apply in this case to Todd Courser. Courser is charged with lying to a House committee that was investigating him, specifically when he testified about whether […]

  • Ex-deputy charged in fatal shooting outside Morley bar

    BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — A former Mecosta County Sheriff’s deputy was arraigned Monday on murder and weapons charges in connection with a weekend shooting outside a Morley bar. Randall Robert Jensen, 48, of Stanwood, was charged Monday afternoon in the death of 47-year-old John Mast.  Authorities say Jensen was a Mecosta County deputy in the ’90s. Mecosta County Sheriff Todd Purcell says that Jensen hasn’t said a word to since he was taken into custody Sunday.  Mast was shot and […]

  • 1 seriously injured in crash between car and cement truck

    GAINES TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A 51-year-old Caledonia woman was seriously injured Tuesday in a crash involving a car and a cement truck in southern Kent County. The crash happened at about 1:47 p.m. at the corner 92nd Street and Kalamazoo Avenue. The Kent County Sheriff’s Department says that the woman was traveling west on 92nd and stopped at the stop sign before pulling out in front of the northbound truck. The driver of the truck was able to swerve and […]

  • Eleven baby bodies found in ceiling of closed Detroit funeral home

    DETROIT, Mich. — Detroit police say the bodies of 11 babies have been found hidden in a ceiling of a funeral home that the state closed six months ago. Construction workers found them at the Cantrell Funeral Home on Mack Avenue at about 5:30 p.m. Friday, according to FOX 2 Detroit.  Police say nine bodies were found in a cardboard box and two were found in caskets. The Wayne County Medical Examiner is now taking custody of the remains, according […]

  • Man cleared of murder after 15 years sues Detroit cops

    DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit man whose murder conviction was erased after he served 15 years in prison has filed a $75 million lawsuit against police. Aaron Salter says he was wrongly accused and convicted of murder in 2003. Prosecutors agreed. Salter’s lawyer, Wolf Mueller, says the police file contained a photo of another man as the suspect but it was never disclosed. Mueller says it “would’ve made all the difference in the world.” Detroit’s chief lawyer declined to comment […]

  • $100,000 meteorite used as doorstop on Michigan farm for decades

    MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — A rock that was used as a doorstop for decades at a Michigan farm has been identified as a meteorite valued at about $100,000. Central Michigan University says Thursday that the 22.5-pound space rock was recently identified by Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences professor Dr. Monaliza Sirbescu after the owner “brought it to her out of curiosity.” The Grand Rapids man was apparently inspired to investigate after seeing news of meteorite hunters finding shards and selling […]

  • Ionia Powerball winner has a month to claim $1 million prize

    IONIA, Mich. — The person who bought a winning Powerball ticket in Ionia last year is running out of time to claim the prize. The Michigan Lottery says the $1 million ticket was bought Sept. 25, 2017 at the Ionia Marathon gas station, 121 North Dexter St.  Powerball tickets are valid for one year from the drawing date. The winning numbers for the drawing were 08-10-21-23-25. Officials say Friday in a release that the person who bought that ticket should […]

  • Mosquito

    8 West Nile cases, including 1 death, confirmed in Michigan

    LANSING, Mich. — Michigan health officials released a statement saying there have been eight confirmed human cases of the West Nile virus in the state this year, including one death. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) made the announcement Thursday, stating all but one of the people diagnosed with the virus have been hospitalized. Five of the cases, including the one that resulted in death, involved Wayne County residents, MDHHS said.  The other three involved residents in […]

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