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Police solve mystery around death of Michigan man found outside friend's home

A new piece of evidence has helped police solve the mystery surrounding the death of a Michigan man found outside his friend's home. Gregory Gietzen, last seen alive around 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 19 when he was leaving a bar in Grand Rapids. Twelve hours later, a neighbor found his body in his friend's d


Michigan sheriff: 'Horrific' scene where 4 people, including children, found dead

SOLON TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Authorities say four people, including children, have been fatally shot at a property in western Michigan. WOOD-TV reports Kent County Sheriff Michelle LaJoye-Young says authorities discovered the victims Monday at a property near Cedar Springs, a community about 30 miles nor


Murders by Oakland County Child Killer highlighted on Children of the Snow

The Oakland County Child Killer is featured in a two-part docuseries in Children of the Snow on Investigation Discovery. Between February 1976 to March 1977, four children—Mark Stebbins, 12, Jill Robinson, 12, Kristine Mihelich,10, and 11-year-old Timothy King— were abducted for several days before


Gov. Whitmer to Continue her “Home for Opportunity” Tour Across East Michigan

LANSING, Mich. — On Tuesday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer will visit Alpena Community College, Nexteer Automotive in Saginaw, the Flint/Genesee Job Corps Center, and the Flint/Genesee Chamber of Commerce, continuing her “Home for Opportunity” tour. She will meet with students, instructors and leadershi


Tariffs causing uneasiness among steel companies in Oakland County

Dave Wolff said it has been a challenging time since the federal government implemented a 25 percent tariff on all imported steel goods. Tariffs are taxes paid by U.S.-based companies to get goods from countries outside the U.S.


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.


State Sen. Ruth Johnson encourages schools to apply for grants to improve security

State Sen. Ruth Johnson, R-Holly, is encouraging area schools to apply for a second round of state grants to make safety improvements. “All children deserve to feel safe at school,” said Johnson. “Many schools have already made important safety upgrades, and the state is investing another $25 millio


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.


Michigan Issuing Food Assistance Benefits Early

Livingston County families and individuals will be receiving food assistance benefits early to help make sure they can put food on their tables following the partial federal government shutdown.


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


Holly native serves as Navy officer in Pearl Harbor

A Holly native and 2006 Holly High School graduate is serving at the U.S. Naval Submarine Training Center Pacific in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Petty Officer 1st Class Lawrence Rogers has served for 10 years and is currently in the U.S. Pacific Fleet area of operations. The U.S. Pacific Fleet is the worl


2 storms heading toward Michigan this week, but they act like March storms

Two storm systems are going to be moving through Michigan this week. The storm systems have a few March characteristics. You know what March storms are like - messy and wet. Here's a quick breakdown of when the storms bring messy weather to Michigan. And of course, here's a look at how much snow cou


Teacher-to-student ratio important at our local schools

 “Class size is important for the students and the teachers,” said Linden Community Schools Superintendent Russ Ciesielski. “We feel that the teacher-student ratio is an important factor in the educational success of our students.”


Girl rescued off Lake Michigan ice

PARK TWP. — A 15-year-old girl was spotted by a neighbor shortly before 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, and appeared to be stranded on the ice of Lake Michigan. She was located by a Park Township drone and first responders were able to rescue her and her dog safely.


Fenton: 5 Latest Homes To Hit The Market

FENTON, MI — Looking for a new house, and want the latest listings on what's available near you? Perhaps you could use some help finding the perfect place for you and your loved ones? Not to fear! To keep you in the game, we've compiled the latest batch of five new listings nearby.


Protests planned in Michigan in response to Trump's 'fake' national emergency

Five protests are planned across Michigan on Monday in response to President Trump's "fake" national emergency declaration. The protests are among more than 250 to take place nationwide to oppose Trump's controversial decision to declare a national emergency for border wall funding.


Michigan DNR asking for help to track wolves in Lower Peninsula

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ citizen-based northern Lower Peninsula wolf survey, to detect the presence of gray wolves in the region, will take place Feb. 19 through March 15.


Water rescue underway on Lake Michigan north of Holland

PARK TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Crews are performing a water rescue on Lake Michigan after a dog was seen walking on the ice without an owner. Ottawa County dispatch said that an individual was located, but they were unable to give further details about the rescue.


Fenton recycling bins runneth over

 It has been more than three years since the city of Fenton approved the new trash and recycling program, launched by Republic Services of Flint in the fall of 2015.  Although many residents fought the new program because of the bulky size of the rolling, 65-gallon blue bins that would hold trash an


Man cleared in hotel homicide; wasn't in Michigan

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities now say a man they had been looking for in connection to a Saturday homicide near Holland wasn't in the state at the time. Claudio Estrada Jr., 23, of Holland, turned himself in to police in Hidalgo, Texas, the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office said Sunday e