1. Teen duo get prison for armed robberies in Muskegon

    A duo that was convicted of armed robbery in downtown Muskegon will do prison time for their crimes. Marcus Lajuan Pollard, 18, of Muskegon, was sentenced  April 25, 2017, in Muskegon County's 14th Circuit Court. William C. Marietti of Muskegon County's 14th Circuit Court sentenced Pollard to 7-20 years in prison for two counts of armed robbery. Pollard earlier had pleaded no contest to the charg…Read More

  2. Man impersonating an officer attempted to detain two people

    Authorities are seeking public help identifying a man who is suspected of impersonating a police officer in Sparta Township. The man claimed to be an off-duty officer Sunday, April 30 while attempting to detain two people, police said. There was no report of him carrying a weapon, according to police. Sparta police aren't releasing any other information regarding the incident or its open investiga…Read More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 5 questions on Grand Rapids police racial bias and how Grand Rapids responded

    Grand Rapids residents have spent the last two evenings publicly admonishing the city's police department following newly-released data proving implicit racial bias is a factor in traffic stops. The study shows black motorists are twice as likely to be stopped by police within the city limits as non-black drivers. "The findings are very disappointing," reiterated City Manager Greg Sundstrom. "This…Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Man pleads guilty in murder of his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend

    A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend in May 2016 pleaded guilty in the case Monday, April 10, in Kent County Circuit Court. The murder trial was scheduled to start Monday, but the defense and prosecution reached an agreement in front of the Circuit Judge Angel Villegas-Guzman pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and felony firearm charges, according to the prosecutor assigne…Read More