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At prosecutor's request, judge releases man charged with perjury in Dumbuya murder case
Daren Eckford, one of three men arrested in connection to the killing of 16-year old Mujey Dumbuya, was released from jail Friday - at the request of Kent County prosecutors.
Suspect in Grand Rapids standoff arrested
Tarrel Jammal Washington, 27, was arrested Thursday after a foot pursuit in the 800 block of Burton Street, west of Eastern Avenue. He is being lodged on previous arrest warrants while police investigateWednesday’s incident.
Bank robbed in Byron Center
At about 1:30 p.m., Kent County dispatch confirmed that deputies were responding to an armed robbery at the Huntington Bank branch in the 2300 block of 84th Street, near Byron Center Avenue.
Authorities seeking suspect in Kentwood stabbing
KENTWOOD, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities are searching for the suspect in a stabbing in Kentwood Thursday afternoon.It happened around 4:08 p.m. in the area of 48th Street and Potter Avenue.One person was stabbed in the incident, but their condition is unknown at this time. Details on what led up to the
Lower bond for witness jailed with suspect in girl's murder
Judge George Quist agreed Friday to lower Daren Eckford’s bond, making his release more probable, after the prosecutor’s office said it was concerned for his safety.
GRPD surrounds house with barricaded gunman | Newsradio WOOD 1300 and 106.9 FM
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Police have surrounded a house in Grand Rapids Wednesday after reports of a barricaded gunman.It’s happening in the 100 block of Dale Street between Monroe and Center avenues on the city’s northeast side. Residents are advised to avoid the area.Grand Rapids police said a
East Grand Rapids School Board chooses new Superintendent
EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The East Grand Rapids Board of Education has unanimously chosen the district's next superintendent. Dr. Heidi Kattula, the executive director of Oakland Schools, was chosen after a four month search that included 29 applicants for the position.
Four kayakers rescued from Grand River
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Fire crews rescued four kayakers who were in distress after two of their three kayaks overturned.Fire Chief Colin Kelly tells FOX 17 that rescue crews arrived around 4 p.m. after pedestrians saw the kayakers struggling. There were two men each in single-person kaya
Police investigate stabbing of Kentwood man
KENTWOOD, Mich. – A Kentwood man is recovering from stab wounds from Thursday afternoon.Kentwood Police say that they were called to a home in the 4800 block of Arbor Lane about 4:00 p.m. Thursday. They found a man with stab wounds in his neck, arm and shoulder. He was taken to the hospital for tre
Man injured in Kent County industrial accident
Dispatchers say around 11:30 a.m. Friday, authorities were called to K&K Manufacturing at 951 9 Mile Road NW near M-37 in Alpine Township, south of Sparta.
PE-owned Grand Rapids trucking firm sold to Minnesota company
Private equity firmWayzata Investment Partners LLChas sold Grand Rapids-basedSuper Service LLCtoJ&R Schugel Inc., a transportation services company headquartered in New Ulm, Minn.
Kentwood Police search for stabbing suspect
KENTWOOD, Mich. — Kentwood Police don’t know where a stabbing suspect is, but they say the victim is in a hospital.
Top Ten Cloudiest June in West Michigan So Far
Today may be the 5th day in a row with less than 25% of possible sunshine in Grand Rapids. The last four days have had 22%, 5%, 0% and 17% of possible sunshine in G.R. Five of the last 6 days have had less than 25% sun (tough week to be on vacation) and 8 days this month have had less than 25% sun
GR parking woes lead to neighbor disputes
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — In downtown Grand Rapids, one business's need to grow and another's need for parking are at odds.
East Grand Rapids hires new school Superintendent
The district says that Dr. Kattula has 26 years of experience in public education. She has served as a math teacher and department chair in a district in Ohio where she also coached swimming, track, cross country and volleyball. She was also an assistant principal at Wayne Memorial High and spent 1
Police responding to barricaded gunman in Grand Rapids, two wanted on warrants inside home
Right now police do not know if this is a hostage situation, or if the woman is staying inside intentionally. Both the man and woman know each other, and are both wanted on warrants. According to police, they are treating this as a hostage situation until they know more.
Motorcycle crash closes 28th Street
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A heads up to those who use 28th street as part of their morning commute: a crash has closed a major intersection.The intersection at 28th Street and Burlingame is closed as police investigate a crash that happened around 5:00 a.m. Wednesday morning.Our crew on scene tells us t
Many events happening in West Michigan the first official weekend of summer
For starters,The Berlin Faircontinues through Saturday, June 23. The fair wraps up with the Berlin Raceway's Grandstand racing event at 6:30 Saturday night, which is alsoHelen DeVos Children's HospitalSuper Hero Night at the Fair. People are invited to come dressed as their favorite superheroes. The
2 charged in shooting death of Grand Rapids man
Curtis Swift, 26, wasshot to deathat a home on the corner of Straight Avenue and Chatham Street NW.
Plans for new Grand Rapids Home for Veterans changed
"I think it is fantastic,” says Robert Troost, president of the member’s council at the veterans home. “Their ideas are super. It is going to give us what we need as members and veterans.”