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  • Man buried beneath cattle feed on Michigan dairy farm dies

      HARTFORD, Mich. (AP) — A 35-year-old Middleville man has died after being buried beneath cattle feed on a dairy farm in southwestern Michigan. The Herald-Palladium of St. Joseph reports that a 30-foot-high (9-meter-high) corn silage stack broke loose about 6:30 a.m. Friday on the farm in Van Buren County’s Hartford, southwest of Grand Rapids. The county sheriff’s office says the man was a sub-contractor for a Grand Rapids company that was at the farm to conduct testing. Another worker […]

  • Two robbery suspects arrested during traffic stop

    DELTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. —  Eaton County sheriff’s deputies responded to an armed robbery around 9:00 p.m. Friday night in the 6000 block of W. Saginaw Hwy. That’s just east of Grand Ledge on M-43. A deputy responding to the incident located a vehicle leaving the area which contained two subjects who fit the description of the suspects. Reports indicate the deputy initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and a search of the vehicle revealed evidence of the robbery.  Both […]

  • Kalamazoo Cracker Barrel closes permanently after salmonella outbreak investigation

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The Cracker Barrel restaurant near I-94 and S. 9th Street is voluntarily closing its doors for good, following a salmonella outbreak investigation. The Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department (HCS), along with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), began investigating the location in June 2018 for health code violations and reports of food borne illnesses. HCS officials said the establishment voluntarily closed in June to begin facility renovations and worked with them to ensure […]

  • An inside look at law enforcement: GRPD Citizens Academy Week 10, graduation

    Grand Rapids, Mich. —  The Grand Rapids Citizens Police Academy is an inside look at the work of men and women of law enforcement in Grand Rapids. The class is a 10-week course showing how the department operates, how officers do their jobs, and why they take the actions they do. Week 10 wrapped up the 22nd Grand Rapids Citizens Police Academy and added 20 more people into the community to be advocates for the department and a voice for positive […]

  • An inside look at law enforcement: GRPD Citizens Academy Week 9, ‘use of force’

    Grand Rapids, Mich. —  The Grand Rapids Citizens Police Academy is an inside look at the work of men and women of law enforcement in Grand Rapids. The class is a 10-week course showing how the department operates, how officers do their jobs, and why they take the actions they do. During week 9, class participants learned how officers determine if they need to use force in a situation and how much force would be appropriate.  Students got a first […]

  • An inside look at law enforcement: GRPD Citizens Academy Week 8, meet the K-9 unit

    Grand Rapids, Mich. —  The Grand Rapids Citizens Police Academy is an inside look at the work of men and women of law enforcement in Grand Rapids. The class is a 10-week course showing how the department operates, how officers do their jobs, and why they take the actions they do. During week 8, class participants met with the K-9 unit. They saw what type of work the dogs are capable of doing and how that work is crucial to […]

  • An inside look at law enforcement: GRPD Citizens Academy Week 7, GRPD & the county prosecutor

    Grand Rapids, Mich. —  The Grand Rapids Citizens Police Academy is an inside look at the work of men and women of law enforcement in Grand Rapids. The class is a 10-week course showing how the department operates, how officers do their jobs, and why they take the actions they do. During week 7, class participants learned how the department works with the county prosecutor and how a prosecutor decides whether or not to press criminal charges against an individual […]

  • An inside look at law enforcement: GRPD Citizens Academy Week 6, Detective & Forensic Services units

    Grand Rapids, Mich. —  The Grand Rapids Citizens Police Academy is an inside look at the work of men and women of law enforcement in Grand Rapids. The class is a 10-week course showing how the department operates, how officers do their jobs, and why they take the actions they do. During week 6, class participants learned how forensic technicians search for, find, and document evidence at a scene. They then got a look at how detectives use the physical […]

  • An inside look at law enforcement: GRPD Citizens Academy Week 5, SRT & crisis negotiations

    Grand Rapids, Mich. —  The Grand Rapids Citizens Police Academy is an inside look at the work of men and women of law enforcement in Grand Rapids. The class is a 10-week course showing how the department operates, how officers do their jobs, and why they take the actions they do. During week 5, class participants met members of the department’s Special Response Team and Crisis Negotiation Unit. These teams often work together during some of the most difficult and […]

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