1. Passenger of Minivan Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

    MUSKEGON, MI Ishmail James Autman, the only person charged with homicide in the shooting death of a woman driving a minivan in Muskegon Heights last summer, has pleaded no contest to manslaughter and other charges. Autman, 24, was never accused of shooting Peggy Sue Everett. Everett was the 36-year-old Oakridge schoolbus driver who died after she was shot in the head just after 6 p.m. June 30 at t…Read More

  2. Hot Spots for New Years Eve in Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, MI Will you be ringing in the new year or will you be watching the Michigan State game? There are over 126 different options for New Year's Eve. Josh Depenbrok of GRNow.com complied the list of New Year's Eve Events. Subway HOT New Year's Eve "Some big ones of course is the ball drop at the Hot New Years eve party," explains Depenbrok. The concert ball drop event is moving to Grandv…Read More

  3. I-96 Crash Near Nunica

    OTTAWA COUNTY, MI   Traffic on I-96 near Nunica was tied up early Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 30, after a Buick sedan lost control passing a logging truck a few minutes after noon in the eastbound lanes. The two-vehicle accident happened just west of the Apple Drive overpass in Crockery Township a short distance west of Nunica. Four young women in the Buick, two of them from the Muskegon area,…Read More

  4. Suspect Sought in Armed Robbery

    BATTLE CREEK, MI An armed robbery of a north side gas station Monday was not a random act, police said Tuesday. "This does appear to be connected to the store," Detective Sgt. Troy Gilleylen said Tuesday morning. "We are working on leads and looking at the possibility of a grudge." A 25-year-old clerk was struck in the head with a hammer during an apparent robbery reported at 3:36 a.m. Monday at t…Read More

  5. Free rides home on New Years Eve from 1st Assured Bail Bonds

        If you find yourself in need of a ride home New Years Eve, 1st Assured Bail Bonds has home offices located in Muskegon, Grand Rapids and Ottawa County. Before you decide to drink and drive, please give us a call and one of our available agents will make sure you get home safe. *If you are reading this, we encourage you to raise awareness by sharing this post and inviting friends …Read More

  6. Man Killed by Vehicle on Wilson Avenue

    WALKER, MI An 84-year-old man was hit and killed by a passing vehicle Tuesday evening on Wilson Avenue. The man, whose name has not been released pending notification of family, was struck just before 6 p.m. near the intersection of Wilson Avenue and Richmond Street, police at the scene confirmed. He was found in the roadway. Authorities say the driver is a 19-year-old Walker resident. Wilson Ave…Read More

  7. 2 Found Dead Near Holland

    PARK TOWNSHIP, Mich. Two people were found dead at the Amberwood Townhouses near Holland Saturday. A man who lives at the house found the two victims, 27-year-old Teri Hills and 30-year-old Amber Janowiak, dead Saturday morning just before noon, according to Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Mark Bennett. It’s unknown how long they were dead. Authorities said there was no suspicious activit…Read More

  8. Car thief charged with motorcyclist Jacob Rameau’s murder

      MUSKEGON, MI – The man whose car theft allegedly led to another man's fatal shooting of motorcyclist Jacob Marc Rameau has been charged with Rameau's murder. Dashawn (or Deshawn) Andrew Boylan, 27, was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday, Dec. 29, on a charge of open murder and being a third-time habitual offender. Because Boylan is already a resident of Kinross Correctional Facility servi…Read More

  9. 20 Year Old Saginaw Woman Missing for a Week

    SAGINAW, MI A 20-year-old Saginaw woman has been missing for a week and her family is searching for her, the Saginaw County Sheriff's Department reports. Elizabeth Ellen-Ashley Smith was reported missing by her family on Dec. 22, and has not been heard from since, the sheriff's department said. She is 20 years old, stands about 5 foot tall and weighs about 230 pounds. Her last known location was i…Read More

  10. Wanted – Juan Carlos Duran-Puga

    Juan Duran is on the run with multiple pending felony firearm charges and was last seen in the Grand Rapids area.  Do not approach, subject is considered armed and dangerous and rumored to be on the run to Mexico to avoid prison time.   Please call 1-888-959-7088 or Silent Observer at (616) 774-2345. All information is held strictly confidential DOB: 10/18/1977 Sex: MALE Race: HISPANIC Ey…Read More