1. Name released of woman killed in high-speed U.S. 131 crash

    GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Police have released the name of a woman who died last week after the SUV she was driving more than 100 miles per hour on U.S. 131 flipped. Breanna Stogsdill, 28, was killed as a result of the crash. Sgt. Brett Sova of the Michigan State Police said say they believe alcohol was a factor. The department is awaiting an official toxicology report. The crash happened shortly after …Read More

  2. Body of fisherman who is believed to have drowned in Lake Michigan located

    The body of a fisherman who fell off his boat into Lake Michigan was located Friday morning by search crews. Efforts were underway to recover the body of Donald Walter Schiele, 65, of Rockford, according to a press release issued by the Muskegon County Sheriff's Office at 10 a.m. May 12. The body was found in 15 feet of water near to where Schiele's boat was recovered, the release stated. Witnesse…Read More

  3. Having to Call Your Grand Rapids Bondsman Because of a Traffic Offense

    Can a traffic offense get you a ticket to jail? It most certainly can. To be sure, the majority of traffic offenses call for only a ticket, sometimes even just a warning is sufficient, but there are instances in which you could wind up in jail and having to call your Grand Rapids bondsman because of a traffic offense. Here are a few ways in which you could wind up in jail for a traffic offens…Read More

  4. Passenger dies while driver flees on foot after Grand Rapids crash

    Police are investigating a fatal crash in which a male passenger was killed and the driver fled Wednesday evening at the border of Grand Rapids and Wyoming. The incident occurred around 11:05 p.m. at the intersection of Division Avenue and Alger Street, near the Log Cabin bar. Police determined an SUV was traveling north on Division approaching the Alger intersection when it struck the median. The…Read More

  5. License plate scanners get approval from Grand Rapids commission

    The Grand Rapids City Commission is planning to move forward with the use of license plate scanning equipment to enforce parking in the city. The commission voted unanimously, 7-0, in its Committee of the Whole meeting on May 9, to seek bids for the scanners. A final vote to approve the measure is expected later. Though both the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan's western region unit and…Read More

  6. Alleged teen sex assault is false report says Kalamazoo Police

    After investigating an alleged sexual assault of a teen, Kalamazoo County authorities are calling it a false report. The 17-year-old alleged victim told authorities Thursday she was walking along the street when a driver in a silver Toyota car approached her, forced her into the vehicle and sexually assaulted her in the 6300 block of Quail Run in Oshtemo Township. Tuesday, the family of the teen a…Read More

  7. Bite marks on baby lead to child abuse charge against father

    Bite marks that were found on an infant's face have led to a child abuse charge against the baby's father. Anthony Ervin II of Muskegon has been charged with third degree child abuse for the incident that occurred at his house this past September. In a separate case, Ervin has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and resisting and obstructing police for an incident that occurred …Read More

  8. 9 year old struck by car while crossing between parked vehicles

    A 9-year-old boy was struck by a car Friday, May 5, when he tried to cross the street between two parked vehicles. The boy's injuries are not life-threatening. The accident happened around 7:50 a.m. in the 1800-block of Godfrey Avenue SW. After the boy was struck, he almost immediately was able to get back on his feet. His mother soon showed up at the scene. The boy, whose name was not released, w…Read More

  9. 18 year old man shot by Grand Rapids police during gunfire exchange dies

    Malik Carey, the 18-year-old shot by police after he fired at officers, has died at St. Mary's Hospital, a relative said.   Police also confirmed about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, that he had died.   Carey was shot after police say he fired upon them in the 1300 block of Dickinson Street SE in early afternoon.   Police initially responded to the area about 12:30 p.m. and made contact with Carey…Read More

  10. Man attempts to rob Taco Bell, gets away with nothing

      Police are investigating the attempted robbery of a Grand Rapids Taco Bell restaurant in which the suspect escaped with no money. Officers from the Grand Rapids Police Department were dispatched around 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, May 3 to the eatery at 605 Leonard Street NW. Preliminary investigation determined a white man in his 40s entered the store, implied he had a gun and demanded money before fl…Read More