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  • Alcohol + no seat belt = bad crash in Ottawa County

    OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. — A driver was critically injured in an early Sunday morning crash that involved alcohol and no seat belt usage. At 12:45 a.m. Sunday, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a one-vehicle crash on Arthur Street east of 48th Avenue in Wright Township. The investigation revealed that a 1998 Saturn driven by a 24-year-old Marne resident was westbound on Arthur Street near 48th when it left the roadway and hit a tree on the north side of […]

  • Prosecutor rules Wyoming police justified in firing guns in June standoff

    WYOMING, Mich. — Two Wyoming Department of Public Safety officers were justified in firing their weapons during a standoff last month, the Kent County Prosecutor’s Office ruled. Kent County prosecutor Chris Becker released that official ruling Friday afternoon. At 1:03 a.m. June 13, the officers responded to a domestic dispute call on Timber Ridge Trail SW. Both officers eventually discharged their firearms, and nobody was hit by the gunshots. The first police official to fire their weapon was a sergeant […]

  • Fire burns storage unit in Comstock Park

    COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. — Heavy smoke filled the air as firefighters battled a large fire at a storage facility Thursday afternoon. The fire was spotted shortly after 2:00 p.m. at National Storage Centers-Alpine in the 4000 block of Alpine Avenue. The fire damaged the front office and also burned and destroyed 180 small storage units Thursday afternoon.  The flames rekindled Thursday evening as crews remained at the scene. “We were in for a big fight,” said Alpine Township Fire Chief […]

  • Willis will be sentenced Monday for kidnapping & slaying Heeringa in 2013

    MUSKEGON, Mich. — Jeffrey Willis is scheduled to be sentenced Monday morning for abducting and killing convenience store clerk Jessica Heeringa. The sentencing is set for 9:15 a.m. in Muskegon County Circuit Court. Willis will receive a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. On May 16, jurors deliberated for less than two hours before finding him guilty of first-degree murder and kidnapping in the April 2013 kidnapping and death of Heeringa, a clerk at the […]

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    Berrien County driver tased and taken into custody after chase

    BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. — A driver was tased and taken into custody after an early Saturday morning police chase. At 12:43 a.m. Saturday, the Michigan State Police attempted to stop a vehicle near Niles but the driver refused to pull over and took off. A Berrien County Sheriff’s Department deputy spotted the vehicle and a pursuit ensued through Niles. The driver lost control, the vehicle crashed and the driver then fled on foot. A deputy gave chase and had to […]

  • More threatening graffiti discovered at Gull Lake

    RICHLAND, Mich. — A third graffiti threat has been discovered and debunked at the Gull Lake Community Schools. During the investigation into two earlier threats (see earlier story below), Superintendent of Schools Chris Rundle said a third threatening graffiti was discovered. Rundle then posted the following statement to the district’s Web site: “I would like to provide you an update with facts about the ongoing investigation of graffiti at Gull Lake Middle School.  Yesterday, a third graffiti writing was found. […]

  • Firefighters rescue woman from Muskegon apartment building

    MUSKEGON, Mich. — A woman was rescued from an apartment fire at an 11-story apartment building Sunday morning. At 7:51 a.m. Sunday, the Muskegon Fire Department was called to a fire that started as a kitchen fire in an apartment on the fourth floor of the Bayview Tower apartment building at 864 Spring St. Upon arriving at the scene, witnesses told firefighters that a woman in her mid-60s was still inside the apartment and was unable to get out due […]

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    2 injured, 1 of them seriously, in Port Sheldon rollover crash

    OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. — A woman was pinned in her overturned car and seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash in Port Sheldon Township on Friday night. At 8:39 p.m.  Friday, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an accident with injuries on northbound U.S. 31 north of Stanton Street in Port Sheldon Township. Upon arriving at the scene, deputies found a crash with both drivers injured. The investigation showed that Jenna Emery, 70, of Grand Haven was driving a 1998 Chevrolet […]

  • 3 hurt in crash on Byron Center Avenue in Wyoming

    WYOMING, Mich. — Police were investigating a serious accident on southbound Byron Center Avenue near 38th Street at midday Sunday. Wyoming Police told FOX 17 that it was a two-vehicle crash. They said a southbound car rolled over onto its side and the 22-year-old man driving had to be extricated. He was transported to the hospital where he was listed in serious condition with multiple leg injuries. The other vehicle, which was northbound, was driven by a 90-year-old man from […]