1. MECOSTA COUNTY - A man in Mecosta County shot and killed his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself on Sunday, Jan. 29, police said. At 5:55 p.m., Mecosta County sheriff's deputies responded to the scene in Colfax Township. Investigation revealed that Gabrial Harkins, 33, of Rodney, fatally shot his girlfriend, 48-year-old Kathleen Blackburn, police said. The two lived together. Harkins then…Read More

  2. Couple indicted in casino scuffle, man allegedly stabbed cop with pen

    GRAND RAPIDS, MI - A couple who were refused re-entry to a casino after a woman urinated on herself have been indicted on federal charges for allegedly assaulting a tribal police officer. The officer was stabbed repeatedly in the chest and face with a pen, the FBI says. Aaron Martin Vorac, 37, was indicted Thursday, Jan. 26, by a federal grand jury, on a charge of forcible assault and infliction o…Read More

  3. Man killed by police struggled with mental health issues, friend says

    ALGOMA TOWNSHIP, MI -- Naomi Brown knew Jon Sper as someone who was "incredibly charismatic and very intelligent." She also knew him as someone who battled mental health demons. "Within an hour's time, he could go from being caring and calm and conversational to being intense and angry," she said. Kent County Probate Court confirmed that Sper has a mental health file and was ordered into treatment…Read More

  4. Man shot multiple times at Grand Rapids home defended self with machete

    GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Police are investigating a shooting that injured a 20-year-old man at a house near the downtown Grand Valley State University campus in Grand Rapids. The victim, who sustained multiple gunshot wounds, has been hospitalized and doesn't appear to have life-threatening injuries, Grand Rapids Police Sgt. Terry Dixon said. Officers responded around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 to r…Read More

  5. Arrest warrants issued in alleged parental kidnapping case

    MASON COUNTY, Mich. – Arrest warrants have been issued for two men allegedly involved in a parental kidnapping in Mason County. Sheriff Kim Cole tells FOX 17 that they have an arrest warrant for Jeffrey Alan Miller and Mark Alan Saporita-Fargo, 47, for Conspiracy to Commit Unlawful Imprisonment. Cole says that they believe Miller drove Saporita-Fargo to a foster care home in Muskegon Monday for…Read More

  6. Car nearly crashes into KTVU reporter, everyone ok

      As KTVU reporter Alex Savidge was covering the train derailment in Alameda County on Tuesday morning, a car crashed and careened toward him and his photographer. Alex was live on Mornings on 2 at that moment. He was standing in a 7-11 parking lot. Alex credits his photographer Chip for yelling, "get out of the way." Out of instinct Alex jumped to the right - luckily since the car was on hi…Read More

  7. Kzoo Twp. fugitive stabs self to death in Kentucky

    KALAMAZOO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — The man who family suspected in a Kalamazoo Township woman’s murder stabbed himself to death after police in Kentucky made contact with him. It happened around 2 a.m. Tuesday in Cumberland County in southern Kentucky, according to a new release from the Kalamazoo Township Police Department. Cumberland County deputies reported when they contacted Long he stabb…Read More

  8. Woman arrested for DUI after driving with 15-foot tree stuck in grille

    An Illinois woman was charged with DUI after police found a 15-foot tree stuck in the front grill of her car. Photos posted to the Roselle Police Department Facebook page show what officers found during a DUI stop back in January. The car apparently struck a tree —but the driver kept driving. Photos were posted to the police department’s Facebook page Friday — and the post quickly went…Read More

  9. Dash cam video shows driver shoot at officer

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — Dash cam video shows a driver open fire on a Battle Creek police officer during a traffic stop on Saturday. The dash cam video released Monday by the Battle Creek Police Department is time-stamped around 3:12 p.m. Saturday and shows the officer pull the suspect over in the area of Hubbard Street and W. Goodale Avenue. The video shows the officer approach the driver…Read More