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Sheriff: 4 dead, including children, near Grand Rapids

SOLON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WNDU) – Four people have been found dead in northern Kent County, of which Grand Rapids is the county seat. The sheriff's department says that among the four dead are children.


Surveillance footage helps police solve death of Grand Rapids man

ALPINE TOWNSHIP, MI -- The death of a Grand Rapids man last month in Alpine Township has been ruled an accident after police received surveillance footage from a nearby residence.


New bakery, café planned for downtown Grand Rapids restaurant

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A bakery and quick-service café are expected to open this spring at New Hotel Mertens, a French restaurant in downtown Grand Rapids. The expansion, which will also add more seating and event space to the restaurant, is being undertaken after owner Anthony Tangorra acquired more sp


5 New Properties For Sale In The Grand Rapids Area

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — When you're in the market for some fresh digs, keeping tabs on all the latest listings can be a tedious job. That's why we here at Patch have stepped in and done the initial work for you.


Sheriff: Four dead in 'horrific' northern Kent County shooting

SOLON TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Kent County Sheriff Michelle Lajoye-Young said four people were killed in a shooting at a home in Northern Kent County. The Sheriff's Department is currently on the scene of the shooting on 19 Mile Road NE near Division Avenue, which is west of Cedar Springs.


Phones stolen from NE Grand Rapids store

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Police are investigating a theft from a Grand Rapids phone cell phone store. The incident happened about 12:30 p.m. at the T-Mobile store on Michigan Street NE and Eastern Avenue. Police say that a group of suspects entered the store and grabbed multiple phones and ran from the


Police release update after man found dead in frozen driveway

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. — The Kent County Sheriff’s Office has provided an update on the death of a man who was found frozen in friend’s driveway. Police say they were called to a home in Alpine Township on January 20th after 57-year-old Gregory Gietzen of Grand Rapids was found dead in a driveway.


44 car pileup on Michigan highway

(NBC) – Snowy conditions led to a massive pileup along a highway in Michigan on Sunday. Police shut down a stretch of highway east of Grand Rapids because of a pileup involving at least 44 vehicles.


Winter Beer Festival coming to Grand Rapids featuring 150-plus breweries

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- The 14th annual Winter Beer Festival is coming to Grand Rapids and will feature more than 150 Michigan breweries and brewpubs. The two-day event will take place at Fifth Third Ballpark, Comstock Park, just north of Grand Rapids on Friday, Feb. 22 and Saturday, Feb. 23.


Westbound I-96 closed near Grand Rapids due to multiple crashes

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A portion of westbound I-96 has been shut down due to multiple crashes reported on the highway, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. The highway is closed near M-50 (Alden Nash Avenue) near Exit 52 to Lowell. The cause of the crashes is currently unknown and it


Man on trial in killing of East Kentwood student he earlier raped

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Quinn James, accused of killing East Kentwood High student Mujey Dumbuya, 16, after she accused him of rape, is on trial this week charged with first-degree murder.


Deputies responding to shooting in NE Kent County; multiple deaths reported

SOLON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Kent County deputies are responding to reports of a shooting in northeastern Kent County. Crews were heading to a home in the 200 block of 19 Mile Road, which is to the north and west of the town of Cedar Springs.


Michigan powerlifter heroically lifts vehicle pinned on top of man after accident

A Michigan powerlifter was hailed as a hero last week after he helped a man who was pinned underneath a 2-ton SUV. Ryan Belcher, 29, was at the end of his workday Thursday when he heard a loud crash outside. He explained to "Fox & Friends" on Monday he noticed a Jeep Cherokee flipped upside down, an


Michigan father, son killed in single-car crash

HASTINGS, Mich. - A father and son were both killed in a single-car crash Saturday night in West Michigan. The crash happened before 7 p.m. in Hastings Township, according to WOOD.


Photos: Ice sculptures at World of Winter

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Downtown Grand Rapids was decorated with ice sculptures for the World of Winter ice festival from Feb. 14 to Feb. 17, 2019.


Rev. Jerry Bishop mentoring young men in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- All month long, FOX 17 is highlighting those in the community as part of Black History Month. Here's Rev. Jerry Bishop's story and how he's making a difference in the Grand Rapids area.


Mothers of children killed by gun violence in Grand Rapids organize to try and find solutions

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Mothers on a Mission held a planning meeting and dinner tonight in southeast Grand Rapids to try and find solutions when it comes to gun violence. The event was sponsored by Urban Family Ministries, and it also honored those who have lost a child to gun violence in the city.


Bodies found in northern Kent County

SOLON TWP, Mich. (WILX) — The Kent County Sheriff's Office says they are investigating a scene where multiple bodies have been found in northern Kent County. The bodies were found near Cedar Springs, according to our NBC news partner, WOOD TV 8.


Sheriff: Deaths reported in northern Kent Co.

SOLON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities are investigating a scene in northern Kent County where multiple people were apparently found dead, the sheriff's office says. The situation is happening along 19 Mile Road northwest of Cedar Springs.


Jury selection begins Monday in murder charge against Quinn James

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Monday marks the beginning of jury selection for the murder charge against Quinn James. Officials said James could face up to life, if found guilty for the murder of a teenage girl who was found dead in Kalamazoo last year.