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  • Chief Roberts Swearing In

    Kentwood picks new police chief from within

    KENTWOOD, Mich. — The Kentwood Police Department has a new chief, but he is no stranger to the city. Richard Roberts was picked to lead the department after former Chief Thomas Hillen retired on Nov. 1. Roberts joined Kentwood police back in 1987 as a paramedic. Over the past 32 years he worked his way up the chain of command, serving as a detective, field training officer, road patrol supervisor, detective bureau supervisor, and eventually as deputy chief in 2017. […]

  • Grand Rapids approves settlement with veteran detained by ICE

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids commissioners approved a deal to settle a lawsuit by the family of a U.S. citizen who was wrongly detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement last year. In a unanimous vote Tuesday night, the commission signed off on a $190,000 payment to Jilmar Ramos-Gomez. The Marine veteran was arrested on Nov. 21, 2018, after police say he started a fire in a stairwell at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital and broke through security to get to the […]

  • Teen arrested in latest threat against Kalamazoo County school

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A 16-year-old girl is under arrest, following another threat made against Loy Norrix High School. The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says it was tipped off about the post on social media on Tuesday night. Officers worked through the night to identify a suspect. Investigators got a search warrant for a home on Vanzee Avenue near Reed Avenue, seizing several electronic devices believed to have been used to make the threat. Police say no weapon was found, […]

  • Parchment High released early after threat

    PARCHMENT, Mich. — Citing a threat on social media, the Parchment School District announced the senior high school let students out early on Tuesday. In a post to its Facebook page, the district says the threat is consistent with other threats that prompted Portage Public Schools and Kalamazoo Public Schools to cancel classes this week. Parchment students were allowed out of the building at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Kalamazoo Township Police are investigating the threat against Parchment High. Parents will be […]

  • Michigan Supreme Court hears arguments in home foreclosure law challenge

    DETROIT (AP) — A lawyer is warning that local governments in Michigan could face a financial calamity if forced to repay surplus cash from the sale of tax-foreclosed properties. The Michigan Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday over a state law that allows treasurers to keep money left over after overdue property taxes are paid from a sale. Christina Martin, an attorney for two people in Oakland County, called it “stealing.” Uri Rafaeli owed $8.41 on a rental property in Southfield. […]

  • Psychiatric urgent care center releases six-month report

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Nearly 3,000 people sought mental health services through Pine Rest’s urgent care center during its first six months of operation. According to Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, the center provides same-day assessment and treatment for adults on their main campus on 68th Street and Division. Patients came from 52 of the 83 counties in Michigan, along with 13 other states, and Canada. Nearly half of all patients were from Kent County. Pine Rest CEO Mark […]

  • Ex-MSU president ordered to trial for Nassar investigation handling

    CHARLOTTE, Mich. — Lou Anna Simon, the former president of Michigan State University, is going to trial for how she handled the investigation into former doctor Larry Nassar. In a ruling released Monday, Eaton County District Court Judge Hulie Reincke says she did find probable cause that Simon knowingly lied to police officers assigned to the complaint made by Amanda Thomashow in 2014. Prosecutors claim Simon knew that Nassar was facing allegations of sexual assault when she told the officers […]

  • Bus nearly swallowed by sinkhole

    Pittsburgh, Penn. –You could say it’s the pits. Riders on a Port Authority bus in Pittsburgh got quite the surprise Monday morning, when a sinkhole opened right under the vehicle. According to KDKA, the bus was stopped at a red light around 8 a.m. when the sinkhole formed. Only two people, the driver and one passenger, were on board at the time. The passenger had some minor injuries, but both of them were able to get out safely. Officials say […]

  • Driver killed in US-131 crash identified

    ALGOMA TOWNSHIP, Mich. –Michigan State Police identified the driver killed in a suspected drunk driving crash Wednesday morning. Patrick Ream died after his car went off US-131 around 3:30 a.m. that morning, rolling into several trees. Emergency crews called in AeroMed to fly the 24-year-old to the hospital. Troopers say Ream was the only person involved in the crash. They believe the man from Cedar Springs may have been drinking before getting behind the wheel.

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