1. 1 dead, 1 injured in road rage shooting in Sparta

    One male was fatally shot and another seriously injured in an altercation that followed what police called a road rage incident in Sparta Township. The incident occurred around 3:30 a.m. Monday, May 22 in the parking lot of Sparta Chevrolet. Occupants of two vehicles involved in the road rage situation pulled over into the lot, where a physical altercation ensued, according to Kent County Undersh…Read More

  2. Homicide and gun charges for Muskegon teens move toward trials

    Two Muskegon teens are headed toward trials in Circuit Court for their roles in an accidental May 2 shooting death. Davion Hewlett died from a shooting in a car in the parking lot of the Northway Bowling Center, 1751 Evanston Ave, in Muskegon Township. The two co-defendants charged in the case are the victim's brother, Dareese Hewlett, and Antwan Lashawn Crawford, both 18. Both men recently waived…Read More

  3. Newly installed fencing on parking garages in Grand Rapids deters suicides

    The city of Grand Rapids installed special fencing on the top of its parking garages three years ago to help prevent suicides or falls. The move came after three people had died. Since the fencing was installed in 2014, the city has had one death associated with someone jumping from one of the city's seven parking structures. That death occurred in April. In Grand Rapids, fencing installation star…Read More

  4. 3 officers sent on leave while fatal police shooting under investigation

    Three Grand Rapids Police officers are on a paid administrative leave for their involvement in the officer-involved shooting that killed an 18-year-old Grand Rapids man. Police said the three officers were placed on leave pending a Michigan State Police investigation, as is protocol following an officer-involved shooting. The department declined to comment on specific details in the case until aft…Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  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