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Investigation underway into 1961 infant death after a motherâs confession
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:18:55 -0800

CALHOUN COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Family members say a Calhoun County mother has confessed to the murder of her baby boy more than five decades ago.

Roughly 8,200 without power in West Michigan Nov. 24; More outages expected
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:48:01 -0800

WEST MICHIGAN — At least 8,202 Consumers Energy customers in West Michigan are without power Monday. A spokesperson for the company said more outages are expected in the area as high winds continue. Wind gusts of 50 mph were already reported across West Michigan, including in Grand Rapids, Holland and Jamestown. More 50 mph gusts could […]

From the battlefield to your backyard: How local police acquired military equipment
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:03:01 -0800

WEST MICHIGAN – It’s been going on for years, but was thrust into the public consciousness in Ferguson, Missouri in just the last few months: heavily armored local police forces, looking more like Special Forces Units than uniformed officers. While public outcry has called into question the militarization of police, it’s all possible thanks to […]

I-Team Special Report - High Speed Hazard
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:49:22 -0800

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Police officers must make instant decisions every day in Michigan whether to chase people who are running from the law. But are those decisions, the right decisions?

Election 2014: County commission: Two incumbents face opposition
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:05:58 -0700

Republican Rick Shaffer had few votes to spare two years ago when he was challenged by Barry Miller for the District 3 seat on the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners.

Riding along with sheriffâs deputies in winter weather
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:03:55 -0800

ALLEGAN COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) â It was a busy night for police as winter weather hit West Michigan roads.

Soccer coach gets milestone victory
Wed, 05 Nov 2014 21:44:22 -0800

When Barry Veenstra first coached the Eastern Christian High School girls soccer team, |the sports world was definitely different. Today, most if not all of |the area high schools have girls soccer.

Taylor apologizes, won't appeal NBA suspension
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:54:54 -0800

An apologetic Jeffery Taylor said he will not appeal the NBA's 24-game suspension following his guilty plea on domestic violence charges.

City upgrades emergency dispatch system, adopts Smart911 system
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:45:52 -0800

MILAN -- City officials are hoping an upgraded 911 system will improve response to emergencies by providing 911 operators more information about callers.

Mich. tip leads to meth arrest
Mon, 03 Nov 2014 21:26:39 -0800

A Noble County man was arrested on a federal drug charge last week, accused of dealing crystal methamphetamine.