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DNR: Kids built military-style bunker in state game area

Jun. 22, 2022 08:34 AM EDT

TYRONE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — State officials have determined that a 3-foot-deep military-style bunker surrounded by sand bags in a western Michigan game area was built by kids. A Kent County man came across the bunker Friday in the Rogue River State Game Area, WOOD-TV reported. ...

Authorities: Homemade bomb found along Newaygo County road

Jun. 21, 2022 10:41 AM EDT

NEWAYGO, Mich. (AP) — A homemade bomb has been found along the side of a road in western Michigan. The device was put in a bucket and taken Monday to the Newaygo Police Department by the person who found it, according to the Newaygo County sheriff’s office. It...

Grand Rapids man convicted in fire deaths of wife, 3 sons

Jun. 17, 2022 19:42 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Grand Rapids man blamed for a fire that killed his wife and three sons was found guilty Friday of four counts of involuntary manslaughter. The Kent County jury deliberated about an hour and a half before convicting 40-year-old Robert Scales. ...

Michigan cop charged with murder in Lyoya's death is fired

Jun. 15, 2022 16:44 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan police officer charged with murder after shooting Patrick Lyoya in the back of the head has been fired, officials said Wednesday. Christopher Schurr, a Grand Rapids officer for seven years, waived his right to a hearing and was dismissed, effective last...

Michigan police officer is fired after being charged with murder in the shooting of Patrick Lyoya

Jun. 15, 2022 14:41 PM EDT
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Michigan police officer is fired after being charged with murder in the shooting of Patrick Lyoya.

Meijer shopper charged $1,500 for a $68 purchase

Jun. 14, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan shopper likes her new planter but not enough to pay the price 23 times. Casey DeBruyn is trying to untangle her finances after her debit card was repeatedly charged for a $68 purchase at a Meijer store in the Grand Rapids area. The hit...

Prosecutor who charged Michigan cop praised by his critics

Jun. 10, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Black civil rights activists in April demanded that a Michigan prosecutor stand aside in the investigation of the police officer who killed Patrick Lyoya with a shot to the back of the head, claiming he was too cozy with local law enforcement. Chris...

Judge sets bond at $100,000 for Michigan police officer charged with murder in Patrick Lyoya’s death

Jun. 10, 2022 13:59 PM EDT
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Judge sets bond at $100,000 for Michigan police officer charged with murder in Patrick Lyoya’s death.

Michigan GOP hopeful charged in Jan. 6 riot, roiling primary

Jun. 10, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Republican candidate for Michigan governor and ardent defender of former President Donald Trump was charged with misdemeanors Thursday for his role in the 2021 post-election riot at the U.S. Capitol, further complicating an already messy GOP primary. Ryan Kelley,...

Michigan officer charged with murder in Lyoya shooting

Jun. 10, 2022 06:54 AM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A prosecutor filed a second-degree murder charge Thursday against the Michigan police officer who killed Patrick Lyoya, a Black man who was on the ground when he was shot in the back of the head following a traffic stop captured on a bystander’s phone. ...