1. Poker player grabs cash, leads police on chase

    Authorities say a poker player who grabbed cash and fled from a Michigan casino was arrested after a freeway chase that reached speeds of nearly 100 mph. The man was arrested Thursday night in Berrien County in southwestern Michigan following the theft earlier in the night at FireKeepers Casino near Battle Creek. Tribal police from the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi pursued him onto eas…Read More

  2. Deadly shooting near Allegan County antique store; suspect detained

    At least one person is dead following a shooting near an Allegan County antiques store, sources say. Michigan State Police confirmed a suspect had been detained following the shooting, which happened in the 1100 block of Blue Star Highway in Douglas around 7:15 a.m. Wednesday. MSP taped off The Farmhouse Glenn Antiques and an adjacent house. The investigation appeared to be centered behind the hom…Read More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Repeat sex offender gets prison for molesting teen

    63 year old Ylario Morales Calanchi is headed to prison after pleading guilty to assaulting a teenager last year. Judge Marietti of Muskegon County's 14th Circuit Court on Monday sentenced Calanchi to a term in the Michigan Department of Corrections between 15 months and 7.5 years for assault with intent to commit criminal sexual contact. The crime was alleged to have occurred Nov. 19, 2016, in No…Read More

  6. Video shows women damaging party store before employee gets ran over in parking lot

    Surveillance camera video shows three women damaging a party store moments before a store employee was run over in the parking lot. Workers at T & J Party store say they want to identify the women and have released the surveillance video and still images of them. The employee, had a broken pelvis, broken ribs, broken teeth and bleeding on the brain after the incident, according to a family fri…Read More

  7. Verify: False information circulating in Steve Stephens manhunt

    Your Facebook news feed has been flooded with posts on the manhunt for Steve Stephens. He's the wanted man accused of killing a random stranger on Easter and uploading video of the murder on Facebook. Some posts you may have encountered declare Stephens was on his way to Akron. Others say he was spotted in Painesville or Lorain, among other places throughout the region. We’ve talked to police, …Read More

  8. One year later: The Jeffrey Willis Case Broke

    When it broke a year ago, the reported attempted kidnapping of a teen girl was horrifying enough. Little did anyone know at the time, that it would trigger the arrest of Jeffrey Willis for two even more horrific crimes and possibly solve one of West Michigan’s saddest mysteries in recent memory – that of the disappearance of Jessica Heeringa. It was the morning of April 16, 2016. A woman calle…Read More

  9. Jason Dalton in court Thursday for hearing on statements to police

    Jason Dalton is in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court this morning for a hearing on a motion to suppress his statements in the hours following the 2016 mass shooting. Dalton, an Uber driver, is accused of going on a shooting rampage that left six people dead and two seriously injured Feb. 20, 2016, at three locations in Kalamazoo County. In a brief filed in Circuit Court March 22, Dalton's defense att…Read More

  10. Community debates Grand Rapids police after unarmed teens stopped at gunpoint

    Mothers of five unarmed African American boys stopped at gunpoint by police were almost too emotional for words as they stood before the Grand Rapids City Commission Tuesday night. More than 300 people packed themselves into the city commission Tuesday night, many sitting on the floor, blocking aisle ways, and standing along the edges of the room for more than an hour as they waited for the publi…Read More