Police: 2 pedestrians struck, killed in hit-and-run crash
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Two people have been struck by a car and killed during a hit-and-run crash on a western Michigan street.
Grand Rapids police say a preliminary investigation shows...
Judge OKs parole for woman in nursing home deaths
WALKER, Mich. (AP) — A judge says the Michigan parole board can release a woman who has spent 30 years in prison for the deaths of nursing home residents in the Grand Rapids area.
Liquor sales temporarily suspended at Grand Rapids arena
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Michigan regulators have temporarily suspended the liquor license of Grand Rapid's Van Andel Arena after two underage patrons bought alcohol at the venue.
Mercantile Bank: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) _ Mercantile Bank Corp. (MBWM) on Tuesday reported third-quarter earnings of $12.6 million.
The bank, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, said it had earnings of 77...
Man gets 100 years in prison for killing, dismembering woman
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man convicted of killing and dismembering a woman was sentenced to at least 100 years in prison Thursday after the victim's mother carrying her daughter's...
Prison consultant pleads guilty in drug program scam
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A consultant who coached people convicted of federal crimes on how to minimize their prison time pleaded guilty Thursday to fraud and conspiracy charges.
Judge: Dantonio’s deposition can wait until after season
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio can wait until after the football season to give a deposition in a former employee's lawsuit.
Couple pleads guilty in dehydration death of son
WYOMING, Mich. (AP) — The parents of an 18-month-old boy who died of dehydration have pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in western Michigan.
Adrian Lenawee Christian 49, Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian 8
Grand Rapids wants resident to stop recycling trash at home
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man has been sued, fined and jailed for violating city rules with his passion for collecting trash and sorting it for recycling in his backyard.
Auto parts maker, insurance broker plan Michigan expansions
HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (AP) — Officials say auto parts maker Faurecia is planning to invest $10.7 million and create 500 jobs in the Detroit enclave of Highland Park.
$125K settlement reached after Michigan officer punches man
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan city has agreed to pay $125,000 to a man who was seen on bodycam video repeatedly being punched by a police officer during an arrest.
Davenport University gets $4M for cybersecurity students
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Davenport University has received a $4 million grant to train and educate future cybersecurity experts.
The recently announced five-year grant for the private...
Steelcase: Fiscal 2Q Earnings Snapshot
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) _ Steelcase Inc. (SCS) on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $60.5 million.
On a per-share basis, the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based company said it...
Jury convicts Michigan man in woman’s slaying, dismemberment
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A man has been found guilty in the slaying and dismemberment of a 31-year-old woman whose torso was discovered in the basement of his western Michigan rental...
High winds, not tornadoes, blamed for Michigan storm damage
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The National Weather Service says high winds, not tornadoes, are believed to have caused storm damage earlier this week in Michigan.
Central Indiana steel distribution center being shut down
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — An official says a central Indiana steel distribution center will be shutting down and putting up to 50 people out of work.
Storms bring damaging winds, possible tornadoes to Michigan
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Severe thunderstorms brought heavy rain, high winds and possible tornadoes to parts of Michigan, damaging buildings and leaving tens of thousands without power.
Michigan joins coalition promoting outdoor recreation
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has joined a national coalition of state governments, retailers and nonprofit groups that promotes outdoor recreation.
Events around Michigan to commemorate lives lost on 9/11
DETROIT (AP) — Numerous events and ceremonies are planned across Michigan to remember the people killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Michigan and U.S. flags within the state Capitol...
Man rejects deal, chooses trial in slaying, dismemberment
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Grand Rapids man accused of killing a woman and dismembering her body has rejected a plea deal that offered an opportunity for parole after 31 years in...
80-year-old pilot dies after plane hits water tower
WHITEHALL, Mich. (AP) — A small plane has crashed into a water tower near school athletic fields in western Michigan, killing the 80-year-old pilot.
Decision on plea deal looms in Michigan dismemberment case
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A decision about whether he'll accept a plea deal looms for a western Michigan man whose trial on charges of slaying and dismembering a 31-year-old woman is set to...
Plea deal offered in western Michigan dismemberment case
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan man charged in the slaying and dismemberment of a 31-year-old woman must decide whether to accept a plea deal offered by prosecutors that would...
ACLU: Michigan candidate shut out Down syndrome drag troupe
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan says a Republican candidate for Congress has discriminated against a troupe of drag performers with Down syndrome,...
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Dutch woman who helped Jews during WWII dies in Michigan
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan woman who authored a book chronicling her efforts that helped save hundreds of Jews in the Netherlands during the Nazi Occupation of World War II has...
Man camping with family drowns in western Michigan river
WHITEHALL, Mich. (AP) — A 37-year-old Detroit-area man has drowned in a western Michigan river while on a camping trip with his family.
MLive.com reports that Pawel Kuras of Clinton Township...
Missing Persian cat reunites with family after 3 years
IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A flea-ridden Persian cat so weak she could barely stand was rescued from a residential garden in Ionia and reunited with her family in Grand Rapids after three years apart, an...
Local bans limit options for aspiring marijuana businesses
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — About 39% of Michigan communities that approved a recreational marijuana ballot measure last year have since introduced local bans that prohibit businesses selling...
Spanish brewer taking control of Michigan-based Founders
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's largest brewery is being sold to a Spanish partner.
Founders Brewing in Grand Rapids has informed state regulators that Mahou San Miguel Group will have...
Michigan boy dies after collapsing during football practice
SARANAC, Mich. (AP) — Officials say a 13-year-old western Michigan boy who collapsed during football practice has died.
Saranac Community Schools 7th grader Skylar Lasby collapsed Wednesday...
New trial for woman who bit off part of boyfriend’s tongue
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A woman convicted of domestic violence will get a new trial after the Michigan appeals court says an expert could have explained why she bit off a portion of her...
Grand Rapids airport to add 8 gates; passenger volume up
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Gerald R. Ford International Airport in western Michigan will add eight passenger gates during a $90 million expansion that is expected to create hundreds of...
Officer involved in veteran arrest serves short suspension
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan police officer accused by activists of racial profiling after he notified immigration officials about the arrest of a mentally ill Latino war veteran has...
Human rights ordinance targeting biased crime reports passes
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A human rights ordinance approved for a west Michigan city includes penalties for violators, including those who dial 911 to try to use police to enforce their own...
Beer tent returns to Labor Day fest decades later
BELDING, Mich. (AP) — A popular Labor Day weekend festival in western Michigan is turning to beer to raise cash.
Organizers of the festival in Belding hope a beer tent will help pay bills...
Police scuttle ‘Margarita Madness 5K’ for no liquor license
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Police arrested two people Saturday and shut down a race billed as the "Margarita Madness 5K."
Grand Rapids Police Sgt. Dan Adams tells WOOD-TV that officers...
Grand Rapids cops won’t ask people about immigration status
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Police in Michigan's second-largest city won't ask for a person's immigration status when responding to 911 calls or providing services unless it's an important part of...
Lawsuit challenges mandatory dues for Michigan attorneys
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A new lawsuit challenges Michigan's requirement that lawyers pay full dues to the State Bar, alleging it violates their constitutional rights to free speech and association...
Amash dumped Trump, and now Mich. district may dump Amash
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Eirran Betka-Pope was on her lunch break when she spotted hundreds of Donald Trump supporters protesting outside the office of Rep. Justin Amash, the first Republican on...
Judge allows photos of dismembered corpse at Michigan trial
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Photos of a western Michigan woman's mutilated body can be used as evidence in the trial of a man charged in her slaying and dismemberment.
Plans move ahead for cleanup around former Michigan tannery
ROCKFORD, Mich. (AP) — Federal officials say excavators will soon be used to remove contaminated soil and buried leather from the former Wolverine World Wide tannery site in western...
Trump to name ex-lawmaker as US attorney in Grand Rapids
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan House Speaker Tom Leonard will be nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as the top federal prosecutor in Grand Rapids.
Man sentenced to life for killing girlfriend before shootout
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A man convicted of killing his girlfriend before exchanging gunfire with officers on a freeway in western Michigan has been sentenced to life in prison without...
AAA: Michigan gas prices fall 11 cents to $2.64 per gallon
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide have fallen 11 cents from a week ago to about $2.64 per gallon.
The Dearborn-based auto club said Monday the average...
Man gets 2 years for swapping fake diamonds for real ones
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge in Michigan has sentenced a man to two years in prison for swapping fake diamonds for real ones at jewelry stores in several...
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Officials in west Michigan are working to determine who is responsible for graffiti found spray-painted on doors of a Catholic church.