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Mutilated body ID'd as missing Kalamazoo woman
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - Authorities have identified the dismembered remains of a woman found by police in western Michigan. Grand Rapids police said Saturday that DNA testing revealed the remains were that of Ashley Regina-Marie Young. The 31-year-old woman from Kalamazoo County's Oshtemo Townshi
Dog owner falls through pond ice, dies near Grand Rapids
Police say a woman who didn't return home after walking her dog was found dead in an icy pond in the Grand Rapids area, an apparent accident. The body of Tracy Cashman was discovered Sunday in Wyoming, a Grand Rapids suburb. Investigators believe the 38-year-old fell through the ice Saturday night w
Fire damages Northwest Grand Rapids house
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Fire damaged a Northwest Grand Rapids house on Saturday, Dec. 8. The fire was reported about 2:30 p.m. and the first authorities at the scene said heavy smoke was showing from the structure.
West Michigan woman drowns trying to save dog in icy pond
WYOMING, MI - A West Michigan woman was found dead in a frigid pond at a park in Wyoming, near Grand Rapids, according to police. Tracy Cashman, 38, of Wyoming, was found in the early hours of Sunday, Dec. 9, at Battjes Park, according to a news release issued by the Wyoming Department of Public Saf
Woman drowns after falling through ice at Wyoming park
WYOMING, Mich. — A woman fell through the ice and drowned at the pond in Battjes Park shortly after midnight. Battjes Park is located at 1655 Blandford Ave SW, just east of Interstate 196.
Grand Rapids Police confirm I.D. of victim in grisly murder
GRAND RAPIDS (WKZO AM/FM) -- Grand Rapids Police are now confirming that the dismembered and mutilated body found in various parts of Grand Rapids home last weekend belonged to a missing woman from Oshtemo.
Remains of woman found in western Michigan identified
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Authorities have identified the dismembered remains of a woman found by police in western Michigan. Grand Rapids police said Saturday that DNA testing revealed the remains were that of Ashley Regina-Marie Young. The 31-year-old woman from Kalamazoo County’s Oshtemo Township had
Pedestrian hit by vehicle in Plainfield Twp; driver sought
PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities are searching for the driver who hit a pedestrian then drove off Saturday. Kent County dispatchers told 24 Hour News 8 a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Sandwood Street NE and Northland Drive NE around 9 p.m. in Plainfield Tow
Police: Mutilated body found in Grand Rapids home is missing Kalamazoo woman
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Grand Rapids Police say that a woman's body found mutilated earlier this week is the body of a missing Kalamazoo woman. Police notified the family of Ashley Young Friday before releasing the details via Twitter.
Vehicle located that hit Grand Rapids funeral home; driver fled on foot
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A Grand Rapids area funeral home remains open after a driver smashed into a side door. The crash happened just after 8 a.m. Saturday at Arsulowicz Brothers Mortuaries at the corner of Third Street NW and Stocking Avenue NW west of Seward Avenue NW in the city's west side
Ashley Young family spokeswoman speaks exclusively with FOX 17
KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- After the Grand Rapids Police Department on Friday said DNA evidence confirmed that a body found earlier in the week in a Grand Rapids home was that of Ashley Young, 31, of Kalamazoo, the spokeswoman for Ashley Young's family spoke only with a FOX 17 news crew on Saturday, and sa
1 injured after shooting in Grand Rapids early Friday
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — One person was hospitalized after a shooting in Grand Rapids early Friday morning. It happened around 12:30 a.m. in the 800 block of Caulfield Avenue SW near Franklin Street SW on the city’s southwest side.
The reason Rosa Parks stands in downtown Grand Rapids
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Why is Rosa Parks standing in front of the bus seat which she famously refused to give up? That's a question that has come up frequently about the statue of the civil rights hero that graces the entrance to Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids.
Salvation Army: ‘Ugly' to see homeless forced from hotels
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The Salvation Army has acknowledged it “could have done a better job” alerting the community to the exploding housing crisis in Kent County. The agency’s leader spoke to 24 Hour News 8 Friday about emails in which the state laid out its concerns regarding the organizatio
Suspect sought in Grand Rapids shooting, victim in critical condition
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - One man was taken to the hospital after being shot several times in Grand Rapids early Friday morning. Police were called to the 800-block of Caulfield at around 12:35 a.m. Dec. 7. They discovered a man suffering from multiple gun shot wounds. As of 5 a.m. Friday, the victim wa
Man held after 'strange smell' leads to woman’s torso in basement, other parts upstairs, police say
A foul stench led to the discovery of a woman’s torso in the basement of a Grand Rapids, Mich., home last weekend, according to court records revealed this week. A tenant of the home called authorities after going into the basement to “investigate a strange smell,” and found a bag or tarp covered wi
Feds sue Maru Sushi for inadequate worker pay
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids hot spot Maru Sushi is facing a federal lawsuit for allegedly not properly paying its employees. The three-page lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids lists 148 employees from at least four different locations in Grand Rapids, East Lansing,
East Grand Rapids snuffs out marijuana sales... for now
East Grand Rapids — East Grand Rapids is joining a growing number of communities and opting out of allowing the sale of Marijuana in the city. Under the ballot proposal approved by Michigan voters in November, all cities automatically allow the sale of marijuana unless they choose to opt out. On Mon
PD: Remains in GR apartment are missing Kzoo Co. woman
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (via WOOD TV 8) — Grand Rapids police confirm the remains found in a man's Grand Rapids apartment are that of a missing Kalamazoo area woman. Police announced Friday DNA tests showed a dismembered body found at Jared Chance's apartment on Fulton Street belong to 31-year-old Ashle
GRPD: 4 injured after car crashes into vacant building
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Four people were taken to the hospital after a vehicle crashed into a building in Grand Rapids Friday. It happened shortly before 3 a.m. on Hall Street, west of Division Avenue on the city’s southwest side.