1. Name released of woman killed in high-speed U.S. 131 crash

    GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Police have released the name of a woman who died last week after the SUV she was driving more than 100 miles per hour on U.S. 131 flipped. Breanna Stogsdill, 28, was killed as a result of the crash. Sgt. Brett Sova of the Michigan State Police said say they believe alcohol was a factor. The department is awaiting an official toxicology report. The crash happened shortly after …Read More

  2. 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

  3. 9 year old struck by car while crossing between parked vehicles

    A 9-year-old boy was struck by a car Friday, May 5, when he tried to cross the street between two parked vehicles. The boy's injuries are not life-threatening. The accident happened around 7:50 a.m. in the 1800-block of Godfrey Avenue SW. After the boy was struck, he almost immediately was able to get back on his feet. His mother soon showed up at the scene. The boy, whose name was not released, w…Read More

  4. ‘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

  5. Whitehall resident arrested in connection to car burglaries

    A 23-year-old Whitehall resident was arrested on charges related to a series of car burglaries that occurred around March 18. Police arrested the suspect at the suspect's residence while executing a search warrant Thursday, March 23. One of the items stolen was used in a purchase in the Grand Rapids area, leading to the suspect's identification, according to Whitehall police. A search warrant wa…Read More

  6. 18 year old woman shot and killed in SE Grand Rapids

    Gathering outside of the Grand Rapids home where Kiara Carter was fatally shot, friends and family remembered her as a "beautiful person." Carter, a young mother of a 1-year-old, was shot in the head about 7 p.m. Monday, March 20 inside of an apartment building at the corner of Kalamazoo Avenue SE and Worden Street. Friends gathered on the building's porch the night after the shooting for an impro…Read More

  7. 5 tips shared by police on what to do when getting pulled over

    Different members of the Muskegon criminal justice system took part in a panel that discussed what to do when being pulled over by a police officer at Muskegon Community College. During the event, they presented actual footage of a traffic stop where tensions escalated, and offered advice on how to handle a stop to create the best response from all parties involved. Be prepared Many times when off…Read More

  8. 18-year-old killed, teen passenger seriously injured in crash

    An 18-year-old Rockford man was killed Thursday evening when the vehicle he was driving was involved in a crash in Cannon Township. Also seriously injured in the collision was a 14-year-old Rockford male, who was transported by ambulance to Helen DeVos Children's Hospital. This occurred after 9 p.m. at the intersection of Cannonsburg Road and Egypt Valley Avenue  Kent County Sheriff's deputies de…Read More

  9. Equipment failure suspected in fire at Muskegon Castings Corp.

    The fire that destroyed a Muskegon foundry overnight was likely caused by equipment failure. Muskegon Castings Corp., located on Sheridan Drive in Muskegon's Port City Industrial Park, is a loss following the fire that was called in just before 11:45 p.m. Tuesday. Fire was throughout the building. There were mass amounts of smoke. An estimated 40 employees were able to safely evacuate, Lewis said.…Read More

  10. A Norton Shores man was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for “dark web” drug buys.

    Michael Carlton Paiva, whose late father, Arthur Paiva, was the ringleader in the 1979 killing of Hope College student Janet Chandler, was sentenced to prison for his role in a "dark web" drug conspiracy. Paiva, 30 was sentenced Thursday, March 9, by U.S. District Judge Robert Jonker. Paiva suffered years of "heartbreak" after his father was convicted of "unimaginable crimes," his family said. He …Read More