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  • Kalamazoo Diocese responds to AG; says police twice failed to file charges against priest

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. – The Diocese of Kalamazoo says that they were aware of allegations regarding a priest in Otsego and had forwarded the complaints to locale police departments in 2013 and 2017, but charges were never filed. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel filed charges Thursday against Father Brian Stanley for allegedly holding a teen boy against his will in the janitor’s closet of St. Margaret Church in 2013.  The boy was allegedly bound in plastic wrap and had his mouth […]

  • Fire burns at Sparta pole barn

    SPARTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A pole barn was destroyed in a large fire Thursday morning in Kent County. When firefighters pulled up to the barn on Phelps Avenue near 13 Mile Road in Sparta Township, the roof had already been destroyed. Crews ran into multiple challenges while trying to put it out: two vehicles and a boat inside the barn made it difficult for firefighters to get inside and a lack of hydrants limited the water supply available. The cause […]

  • West Michigan priest charged with holding teen against his will, wrapping him in plastic

    LANSING, Mich. – A West Michigan priest has been charged for wrapping a teen boy in plastic wrap and holding him against his will in 2013. Attorney General Dana Nessel filed charges Thursday against Father Brian Stanley, 57, of Coloma, Michigan. Stanley is charged with one count of False Imprisonment and could be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison if convicted. Stanley is awaiting arraignment in 57th District Court, which is in Allegan. The charges allege that Stanley […]

  • Crash slows traffic downtown during AM rush

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Traffic was slowed during the Thursday morning rush due to a rollover crash on I-196. The crash happened under the Coit Avenue overpass in downtown. No injuries were reported. KENT CO: Troopers are on scene of a rollover crash, E/B I-196 under Coit in Grand Rapids. Right two lanes blocked, tow trucks on scene. No injuries, expect delays in area. — @MSPWestMI (@mspwestmi) August 22, 2019

  • Eggo Waffle Food Truck coming to West Michigan

    WALKER, Mich. – If you are craving a late night waffle Thursday, you are in luck. The Eggo Waffle Food Truck will be at the Meijer on Wilson Avenue and Lake Michigan Drive from 8:00 p.m. Thursday through Friday.  The truck then moves to the Family Fare at 29th Street and Burlingame Ave. SW in Wyoming on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The truck will offer build-your-own waffles and French toast. The #eggowafflebar on Instagram shows some of […]

  • One suspect arrested in Muskegon teen’s murder; others sought

    MUSKEGON, Mich. — One person is in custody and others are still being sought after a teen was shot and killed in Muskegon over the weekend. Zamarian Cooper, 16, was shot and killed just a block from his home Saturday night. The Muskegon County prosecutor announced Wednesday that a suspect was arrested Tuesday night in Grand Rapids. Prosecutor DJ Hilson says they were able to find the suspect based on tips from the community. He also said there were others who […]

  • Skydive Grand Haven: Man who died was experienced, made too low of a turn

    GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – A lakeshore skydiving group says that a fatal accident last weekend was caused when the skydiver made a turn too close to the ground. Paul Van Vuuren of Atlanta, Nebraska, died Saturday at the Grand Haven airport while taking part in the Dink, Dink, Boogie event where a couple hundred of skydivers had gathered.  Van Vuuren fell approximately 50 feet when witnesses had said his parachute had collapsed. Skydive Grand Haven, which was hosting the event, […]

  • Family rescued when jet skis overturn off South Haven beach

    SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. – A family of four was rescued Wednesday morning when their rented jet skis overturned in Lake Michigan. South Haven Area Emergency Services were called at about 11:30 a.m. to South Haven’s South Beach. Four people, two adults and two children, were clinging to their overturned jet skis in the water several hundred yards from shore. People aboard a nearby sailboat were able to help aid a man and one child. SHAES responders used paddle boards to […]

  • Trump administration moves to end limits on child detention

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to end a long-standing federal agreement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept in detention. A court fight will almost certainly follow over the government’s desire to hold migrant families until their cases are decided. The current court agreement now requires the government to keep children in the least restrictive setting and to release them as quickly as possible, generally after 20 days in detention. Homeland Security officials say they […]

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