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  • Two people critical after apartment fire

    KENTWOOD, Mich. — Two people were hospitalized in critical condition following a fire at an apartment Sunday morning. Crews were dispatched to the One Dream Apartment complex off 44th Street around 4:30 a.m.  When the departments arrived on scene, smoke was showing from the building. Officials say two people were pulled from an apartment and taken to local hospitals. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.  

  • Investigation underway after man is found dead in yard

    SPRINGFIELD, Mich. — The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 45-year-old man after he was found laying in a yard off Richfield Avenue. Deputies were called to the area just before 2 p.m. Sunday. They say the male, who is from Springfield, was found a short distance from his home. While officials have identified the victim, they’re not releasing his name until family members are notified.  Detectives believe the man may have suffered a medical emergency […]

  • One dead after motorcycle and SUV collide

    LOWELL TOWNSHIP, Mich — One man is dead following a Wednesday night crash involving a motorcycle and an SUV. Deputies with the Kent County Sheriff’s Office say a 37-year-old man from Lowell Township was driving a motorcycle southbound on Alden Nash near Segwun just before 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, when he attempted to pass another southbound vehicle and crashed into an SUV traveling in the opposite direction. The driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead on scene, while the driver of […]

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    Sheriff’s Office: No threat after ‘suspicious’ encounter at bus stop

    ALLEGAN TOWNSHIP, Mich– The Allegan County Sheriff’s Office says a man has come forward to speak to investigators, after a suspicious incident was reported in Allegan Monday morning. Investigators say they received reports of a man in a mini-van approaching several students at a bus stop off 113th Avenue around 7 a.m., asking if they needed a ride. That man made contact with the Sheriff’s Office Wednesday afternoon. After speaking with him and witnesses in the van, they say it […]

  • One dead after shooting near campus of Eastern Michigan University

    YPSILANTI, Mich. — One person was killed Tuesday night after a shooting near the campus of Eastern Michigan University. According to the EMU Police Department’s Twitter, the shooting was reported in the area of Ballard and Cross. People were asked to avoid the area at the time. Officials say one person died and another was transported to the hospital in an unknown condition. So far, investigators haven’t said what led up to  the shooting or if a suspect was arrested. […]

  • Man hospitalized after crash sends his vehicle into a home

    VOLINIA TOWNSHIP, Mich– A man was hospitalized Friday afternoon following a car accident that sent him into a home. According to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, a man from Indiana went through a stop sign at the intersection of Marcellus Highway and Decatur Road around 4:30 p.m. Officials say his vehicle collided with an oncoming vehicle driven by John Wood from Dowagiac. Investigators say the impact of the crash sent Wood’s vehicle off the road and into a home. The […]

  • Still persevering: Boy with rare brain cancer competes in weekend race

    POTTERVILLE, Mich– A little boy battling a rare form of brain cancer is continuing to demonstrate his determination to overcome obstacles in his way. On Saturday, Peyton Dennis took part in a race in Eaton County where he and other kids ran around the track usually used by the Sod Slinger’s Lawn Mower Racing. Peyton’s grandfather posted a video of the race, and while his 5-year-old was well behind everyone else, he never gave up. That sense of perseverance is […]

  • Found safe: Kentwood police locate missing woman

    KENTWOOD, Mich– Police have found a 77-year-old woman who went missing Monday morning. Officials say Jerianne Zaagsma went for a walk around 10 a.m. and wasn’t seen for several hours. Police told FOX 17 Ms. Zaagsma was found safe nearly 12 hours after she went missing.

  • A Grinch in August: Santa’s workshop destroyed by arsonist

    ISHPEMING, Mich. (AP) — An arsonist has severely hampered Santa’s toy production this fall. Mlive.com reports that Ishpeming Police on Saturday asked for the public’s help in solving the overnight arson and property damage case involving the Santa’s Workshop building used at Christmastime. Police said officers were dispatched to the site where the building is stored to find the structure destroyed. A city-owned pickup parked in the area was also damaged. Residents expressed their dismay on the police department’s social media […]

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