1. ‘What the hell have I done?’ says man accused of locking away missing Saginaw teenage girl

    A 43-year-old Wisconsin man faces up to life in federal prison on accusations he drove a 14-year-old Saginaw girl from her home to his, more than 425 miles away, with the intent to commit sex acts. The teen was unable to communicate with anyone other than the man and felt she was held captive, locked away in his apartment, for almost the entire week she was missing, according to the federal crimin…Read More

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Michigan family weeps as cold-case suspect arraigned on murder charge

    SAGINAW, MI — Angela Timmons was sitting inside a Midland County courtroom with about 20 family members Friday, March 4, when sheriff's deputies led in a wheelchair-bound man who prosecutors say killed her mother nearly 25 years ago. That man, Michael T. McIntyre, was Timmons' boyfriend at one time. More than two decades later, he is now charged with murder in the fatal beating of Timmons' mothe…Read More

  6. 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

  7. 20 Year Old Saginaw Woman Missing for a Week

    SAGINAW, MI A 20-year-old Saginaw woman has been missing for a week and her family is searching for her, the Saginaw County Sheriff's Department reports. Elizabeth Ellen-Ashley Smith was reported missing by her family on Dec. 22, and has not been heard from since, the sheriff's department said. She is 20 years old, stands about 5 foot tall and weighs about 230 pounds. Her last known location was i…Read More