Regulators order river cleanup near former Michigan tannery

Enviroment 05/19/19, 09:58

The Environmental Protection Agency is ordering a former tannery to dig contaminated sediment and excavate soil from areas in western Michigan after finding high pollution levels where the shoemaker once operated.The EPA sent a letter last month listing several cleanup ...

Advocacy groups file civil rights complaint against police

U.S. 04/30/19, 14:46

Immigrant and civil liberties advocacy groups have filed complaints against Grand Rapids police with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights in cases involving people of Latino descent.The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center announced ...

Woman gets jail for running over son in school parking lot

U.S. 04/19/19, 07:58

A woman who pleaded guilty to reckless driving for running over her 9-year-old son while dropping him off at school in Michigan has been ordered to serve 30 days in jail.Thirty-six-year-old Tiffany Kosakowski told Kent County Circuit Court in Grand ...

Man gets life for killing teen who accused him of rape

U.S. 04/15/19, 16:45

A judge has sentenced a western Michigan man to life in prison for killing a 16-year-old girl who accused him of rape.Forty-three-year-old Quinn James of Wyoming, Michigan, learned his sentence Monday after a Grand Rapids jury found him guilty of ...

ICE criticizes Michigan sheriff’s detainment warrant policy

U.S. 03/01/19, 11:43

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has criticized a Michigan sheriff's department that released three people living in the country illegally despite federal detainment requests.ICE says its enforcement abilities are undermined by the Kent County Sheriff's Department policy that requires the ...

Man convicted in slaying of teen who accused him of rape

U.S. 02/28/19, 13:14

A western Michigan man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the slaying of a 16-year-old girl who accused him of rape.A Grand Rapids jury issued a guilty verdict Thursday for 43-year-old Quinn James of Wyoming, Michigan.Mujey Dumbuya's partially clothed ...

Michigan officer on leave amid uproar over veteran detention

U.S. 02/28/19, 11:22

A western Michigan police officer has been placed on administrative leave after activists accused him of racial profiling by notifying immigration officials about the arrest of a mentally ill Latino war veteran who is actually a U.S. citizen.Grand Rapids City ...

Michigan police knocked over role in veteran’s detention

U.S. 02/27/19, 13:49

Activists are calling for the firing of a western Michigan police officer whom they accuse of racial profiling by notifying immigration officials about the arrest of a mentally ill Latino war veteran who is actually a U.S. citizen.Immigration and Customs ...

Police: Woman killed 3 daughters, self with hunting rifle

U.S. 02/20/19, 17:29

Authorities say a Michigan woman fatally shot her three young daughters in a wooded area with a bolt-action hunting rifle before driving home with their bodies and shooting herself. Kent County sheriff's Sgt. Joel Roon identified them Wednesday as 28-year-old Aubrianne ...

3 children among 4 found dead after west Michigan shooting

U.S. 02/18/19, 19:54

Authorities say three children and a woman were found dead of apparent gunshot wounds at a home in western Michigan.Kent County Sheriff Michelle LaJoye-Young says authorities responded Monday to a property near Cedar Springs, a community about 30 miles (48 ...

Some in Michigan brace for weekend without power amid cold

U.S. 02/08/19, 07:17

A utility says some of the tens of thousands of homes and businesses without power in Michigan following days of freezing rain and other wintry weather are expected to be without electricity through the weekend.Consumers Energy says that since early ...

Michigan awards $4.8M in ‘mobility’ grants to help disabled

Tech 01/15/19, 17:27

The state of Michigan on Tuesday announced the final round of "mobility" grants it gives out to encourage pilot projects to help transport seniors, the disabled and veterans with autonomous vehicles and other technology.The nearly $4.8 million will provide short-term ...

Michigan man to stand trial in slaying, dismemberment

U.S. 01/11/19, 18:56

A 29-year-old western Michigan man will stand trial in a woman's slaying and dismemberment.Jared Chance was bound over Friday to Kent County Circuit Court following testimony in a district court hearing. He is charged with murder, mutilation of a body, ...

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