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. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Everything we know about fatal Ionia prison fight. But video still not released to public.

    Dustin Allen Szot died from prison fight that no one will be criminally charged for, and video evidence of which may never be made public. Szot died Sept. 27, 2016, in the Michigan Department of Corrections' Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility after a fight with another prisoner that guards tried to break up with Tasers. Ionia County Prosecutor Kyle Butler on March 31 said that Szot died as the r…Read More

  7. Speeds near up to 116 mph before deadly crash during police chase

    The teen fleeing police before causing a deadly crash reached speeds of 116 mph, a prosecutor said Thursday, March 30. Alejandro Benitez Torrez, 17, was ordered held in the Kent County Jail on $1 million bond at his video arraignment before Kentwood District Judge William Kelly. He is charged with second-degree murder in the deaths of his passenger, David Torrez, a 15-year-old cousin, and Tara Osk…Read More

  8. Giant Oberon inflatable snatched. Police need help with ID

    Just a day after Oberon Release Day in Kalamazoo a thief made off with a huge inflatable  object for the popular beer, and polices are asking for help identifying the one responsible. At about 4:30 a.m. March 28 an unidentified man was observed on surveillance cameras near 100 W. Michigan Ave. stealing an inflatable Oberon bottle that stands more than 12 feet tall. The advertisement is worth more…Read More

  9. Teen’s lawsuit against Catholic Central High School in Abigail Simon case dismissed

    A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids filed by the teen sex assault victim of tutor Abigail Simon. Attorneys for the teen -- who was a 15-year-old Catholic Central High School student when he had sexual encounters with tutor Abigail Simon -- have filed an appeal with the state Court of Appeals. Simon was convicted in November 2014 of criminal sexual conduct a…Read More

  10. Gang rivalry motivated shooting that killed one, injured eight

    During his testimony, Devante Granderson said a past gang-related incident where someone urinated on the grave of an Uptown gang member may have motivated Lowery in the shooting. At about 3:45 a.m. on Oct. 9, Grand Rapids Police responded to the report of a shooting at the 28th Street location. Boykin was found dead at the scene. Earlier in the night, there had been a birthday party in Muskegon. T…Read More