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. 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

  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. 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

  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. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. What Happens When You Don’t Show Up for Court

    When you post bail, either through a bail bond or cash or other methods, it’s a promise that you intend to show up to your court dates. The United States justice system offers bail as a way for people to get out of jail and get back to their lives while they await their trial. It’s a great system because it allows you to keep your job and be with your family while you wait for your next court…Read More