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  • 2 killed in London stabbings; police fatally shoot suspect

    LONDON (AP) — A man wearing a fake explosive vest stabbed several people Friday in London, killing two, in what police are treating as a terrorist attack before he was tackled by members of the public and then fatally shot by officers on London Bridge, police and the city’s mayor said. Metropolitan Police Chief Cressida Dick said two stabbing victims had died and three injured people were being treated in a hospital. She said police were working “at full tilt” […]

  • Dutch police: 3 people wounded in Hague stabbing

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Three people were wounded in a stabbing in The Hague’s main shopping street Friday night, and police were searching for at least one suspect, authorities said. Police spokeswoman Marije Kuiper told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that it was still too early to say where a terror motive was to blame for the attack. The area was busy at the time as shoppers looked for Black Friday holiday deals. Kuiper said it was […]

  • Homeowner found dead after Newaygo County fire

    ENSLEY TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Michigan State Police are investigating a fire that left one man dead Friday morning in Newaygo County. Troopers from the Hart Post say the fire was reported just after midnight. Crews found the home on East 128th Street engulfed in flames. Once the fire was extinguished, firefighters found the body of Rodolfo Quesada inside. Investigators were able to confirm his identity using fingerprint identification technology. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

  • Ripped Roof Membrane

    Division Ave. closed after roof rips in high winds

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A small stretch of Division Avenue is closed after part of a roof ripped apart during high winds on Wednesday. The Grand Rapids Fire Department says the rubber membrane that covers the flat roof of the building at 501 S. Division Ave. tore out of its anchors Wednesday morning. FOX 17 spotted the membrane flapping in the breeze. With the risk that the membrane could come completely off the building, the fire department shut down Division […]

  • Ram vans recalled over fan fire risk

    DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling over 110,000 vans in North America because cooling fan motors can overheat and cause fires. The recall covers certain Ram ProMaster vans with air conditioning. Models impacted by recall were produced from 2015 through 2018. FCA says in documents filed with U.S. regulators that fans can seize, and a circuit breaker may not stop them from overheating. That could cause fires. FCA found 21 smoke or flame complaints with the government plus 13 […]

  • Alleged car thief from Illinois nabbed in Walker

    WALKER, Mich. — A suspected car thief is in police custody, after officers say he drove across state lines in a stolen vehicle. Walker Police were alerted to Millennium Auto Wash and Detail Center on Alpine Avenue Tuesday morning, after a man pulled up in a vehicle, and then took a car the shop was working on. Officers started pursuing the suspect down Alpine, West River Drive, and Turner Avenue, before calling the chase off for safety concerns. But the suspect […]

  • Chief Roberts Swearing In

    Kentwood picks new police chief from within

    KENTWOOD, Mich. — The Kentwood Police Department has a new chief, but he is no stranger to the city. Richard Roberts was picked to lead the department after former Chief Thomas Hillen retired on Nov. 1. Roberts joined Kentwood police back in 1987 as a paramedic. Over the past 32 years he worked his way up the chain of command, serving as a detective, field training officer, road patrol supervisor, detective bureau supervisor, and eventually as deputy chief in 2017. […]

  • Grand Rapids approves settlement with veteran detained by ICE

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids commissioners approved a deal to settle a lawsuit by the family of a U.S. citizen who was wrongly detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement last year. In a unanimous vote Tuesday night, the commission signed off on a $190,000 payment to Jilmar Ramos-Gomez. The Marine veteran was arrested on Nov. 21, 2018, after police say he started a fire in a stairwell at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital and broke through security to get to the […]

  • Teen arrested in latest threat against Kalamazoo County school

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A 16-year-old girl is under arrest, following another threat made against Loy Norrix High School. The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says it was tipped off about the post on social media on Tuesday night. Officers worked through the night to identify a suspect. Investigators got a search warrant for a home on Vanzee Avenue near Reed Avenue, seizing several electronic devices believed to have been used to make the threat. Police say no weapon was found, […]

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