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Man sentenced for Grand Rapids shooting, home invasion

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- A man convicted of shooting a woman and injuring a man during an attempted armed robbery in Grand Rapids will spend at least a decade in prison. Jaquarius Tawon-Lawrence Littlejohn, 23, was sentenced Tuesday, March 20, to 12-22 years in prison for charges of armed robbery, first

MLIVE.COM - 2018-03-20 20:55:18

Driver sentenced to prison for hitting couple walking dogs killing woman, dog

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - A driver who hit an elderly couple walking their dogs in August in western Michigan, killing one of them and one of their dogs, has been sentenced to at least two years in prison. Kristina Ryl learned her punishment Monday after earlier reaching a plea agreement in the case. Ch

DETROIT FREE PRESS - 2018-03-20 15:15:37

Man accused of moving woman's body from home to Grand Rapids alley

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- A 47-year-old man has been arrested after police said he moved the body of a deceased woman from his Southeast Grand Rapids home. Police said James Wesley Mitz of Grand Rapids was charged with failing to report a dead body and maintaining a drug house. He's also charged as a thi

MLIVE.COM - 2018-03-19 15:46:49

Kentwood teen strangled before body found in Kalamazoo: records

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Mujey Dumbuya, the Kentwood teen found dead in Kalamazoo, was asphyxiated, her death certificate showed. The cause of death was listed as "asphyxia, including strangulation." Police have not released the cause of her death, which previously had been listed as "pending" on her dea

MLIVE.COM - 2018-03-20 15:20:34

Crews fight fire in NW Grand Rapids business

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Multiple fire crews are responding to a business fire on the northwest side of Grand Rapids. The fire broke out Monday afternoon at Enterprise Iron & Metal Company in the 800 block of Pannell NW. No injuries have been reported, but smoke can be seen for quite a distance. We'll

FOX17 - 2018-03-19 19:57:46

Catholic Central student jailed in classmates' alleged sex assaults

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - A Catholic Central student is held on $50,000 bond after being accused of sexually assaulting two other students. Cameron Johnaide-Deelijah Cross, 17, was arraigned Monday, Dec. 19, on four charges: third-degree criminal-sexual conduct, a 15-year offense, assault with intent to co

MLIVE.COM - 2018-03-19 16:08:31

Grand Rapids BBB releases list of top scams in Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - The Better Business Bureau has released its list of the most reported scams in Michigan last year. The most frequently reported scam are phishing scams, which are any unsolicited or unexpected communications that end up asking for personal information. The second-most r

IHEART.COM - 2018-03-20 20:46:08

HopCat to open second Grand Rapids location

A rendering of a second HopCat location in Grand Rapids. (BarFly Ventures LLC) GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) -There are plans to open a second HopCat location in Grand Rapids. BarFly Ventures LLC announced plans to open a 6,150-square-foot HopCat restaurant at 2183 East Beltline Avenue NE at Knapp's C

WOOD - 2018-03-19 14:36:24

Fatal crash victim's family offers forgiveness as driver sentenced

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Standing in a Kent County courtroom, eyes welling with tears, Kristina Ryl listened as the children of the couple she struck with her vehicle in August 2017 spoke of their late mother. John Gillette II forgave Ryl for the crash that killed his mother, Joy Gillette, 75, and serio

MLIVE.COM - 2018-03-19 19:36:22

Man charged after woman's body found in GR alley

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - A man is facing charges after a woman's body was found in an alley in Grand Rapids earlier this month. James Mitz, 47, is being charged with maintaining a drug house and failing to report a dead body after being arrested Friday, according to a Grand Rapids Police Departm

WOOD - 2018-03-19 15:51:43

Second HopCat location to open in Grand Rapids

Courtesy of BarFly Ventures GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Customers won't have to go downtown Grand Rapids soon to enjoy famous crack fries at HopCat as BarFly Ventures announces they are opening a second Grand Rapids location. This fall the doors will open to at the new location located off the East Beltli

FOX17 - 2018-03-19 14:21:30

Felon gets long sentence for guns, step-daughter heart-broken

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - A Grand Rapids man was sentenced to 15 years, eight months in prison for illegally possessing firearms as a convicted felon. Ralph Lamont Blevins was considered a danger to the community, Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean Lewis said in court documents. "The defendant's maintenance of a

MLIVE.COM - 2018-03-19 20:59:44

Consumers Energy Plans New Grand Rapids Headquarters

GRAND RAPIDS, MI, Mar. 19 /CSRwire/ - Consumers Energy's investment in West Michigan continues with plans announced today for a new $20 million headquarters in the city of Grand Rapids to serve the fastest-growing region of its company. The building will house up to 275 employees who support the des

CSR WIRE - 2018-03-19 14:23:57

Man hit and killed while crossing road

Brian Terhorst A Jenison man survived a rollover crash early Sunday morning, and then was hit and killed by a pickup truck as he walked across the road. It happened on Sunday, March 11, at about 1:55 a.m., in Sparta Township. According to the Kent County Sheriff Department, the initial crash occurr


Masked suspect accused in armed robbery at Grand Rapids gas station

WWMT GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Deputies launched a search for a suspect accused in an armed robbery at a gas station in Grand Rapids. It happened at the Citgo Gas Station on Plainfield Avenue northeast around 11:45 p.m. Thursday night. Deputies said the clerk told them the suspect came i


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Driver of stolen vehicle crashes on Division Avenue, asks police to shoot him

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- A man driving a stolen vehicle at high speed crashed into another vehicle on Division Avenue, then asked officers to shoot him, police said. The man appeared visibly intoxicated during the ordeal about 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, Grand Rapids police said. Police said an officer i


Inmate dies at Ottawa County jail

William VanEyck, 33, was found unresponsive within the housing unit of the jail on Saturday, March 3, Kempker said. He was transported by ambulance to Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids, where he died from his injuries on Monday, March 12. Kempker said that an investigation into the death is ongoin


Woman dies in crash on M-45

Ottawa County deputies say the woman, whose name has not yet been released, was driving a Chevy Cobalt west on Lake Michigan Drive near 26th Avenue in Tallmadge Township. Investigators believe the woman crossed the grassy median before crashing into a Chevy Malibu driven by 25-year-old Tyler Clark o


The Grand Rapids Pops welcomes "Second City: Guide to the Symphony"

The Grand Rapids Pops welcomes Second City: Guide to the Symphony for 3 performances this upcoming weekend: Friday and Saturday, March 16-17 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 18at 3 p.m. Second City: Guide to the Symphony is a blend of original sketch comedy with orchestral works by the great masters and