1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Man dies from head injury suffered during assault on Friday

    A man who showed up to the hospital with a serious head injury over the weekend has died. The victim, identified by Grand Rapids Police as Julius Melvin Vinson, 25, died on Monday, April 3. Police were called to Spectrum Health Butterworth just after 4 p.m. on Friday, March 31 because a man, later identified as Vinson, was being treated for a life-threatening head injury. After investigating the …Read More

  6. 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

  7. Man arrested after fighting bouncer and police at Ludington bar

    LUDINGTON, MICH. - A 22-year-old Ludington man was arrested after a Mason County Sheriff’s deputy reportedly observed him push and punch a bouncer at 2:10 a.m., Sunday, March 6 at the Tiki Bar on Ludington Avenue near Harrison Street. The suspect then reportedly fought with the deputy, punching and kicking him. The bouncer assisted the deputy and was allegedly punched in the groin by the suspect…Read More

  8. Attention left-lane drivers: Michigan State Police on watch

    Michigan State Police troopers will be on watch for motorists hanging out in the left lane -- those "south paw drivers" -- across West Michigan following a spike of complaints on the region's highways, according to a news release. Michigan law: Driving in the left lane The lookout is billed as an education initiative, with police especially monitoring the roadways now through the end of April. "Ma…Read More

  9. Employment Opportunity – Bail Agent (Bondsman)

    Bail Agent (Bondsman) *Interested applicants please visit the 1stassuredbailbonds.com employment section - PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS OR WALK INS. 1st Assured Bail Bonds is looking for licensed Bail Agents, Fugitive Recovery Agents (Bounty Hunters), Private Investigators and Process Servers. Full and part time positions available Bail Agent (Bondsman) qualifications:High School diploma or GEDMust be a…Read More

  10. Man Stabbed with Pitchfork Over Chicken Theft

    Never get between a man with a pitchfork and his grilled meat.Tyrone GardnerMason County Sheriff's Office The man with the pitchfork, 53-year-old Tyrone Gardner, was sentenced to jail for a year Tuesday, according to Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola. Gardner pleaded guilty Nov. 4 to attempted assault with a dangerous weapon as a fourth-time habitual offender. The sentence by Mason County Circ…Read More