September 23, 2011
DELTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A husband and wife are dead in the Lansing area in what authorities say is an apparent double homicide. The Lansing State Journal reports (http://bit.ly/rmU7ir) the bodies of 62-year-old Michael James Greene and 46-year-old Terri Linn Greene were found Thursday afternoon at a home where they lived in Eaton County's Delta Township. Cause of death wasn't immediately released. Authorities say Michael Greene's body was found inside the home and his wife's body was found in a pond outside.
January 31, 2012
BEDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Authorities responding to an animal cruelty complaint say they found dead calves on property in Monroe County. The Monroe Evening News reports (http://bit.ly/zRil9c) the find was made Saturday at a farm in Bedford Township, about 50 miles southwest of Detroit. One of the dead calves was reported near a barn on land belonging to a 43-year-old man. Sheriff deputies also found live calves, a horse, chickens and pigs. A sheriff's department report described those animals as "healthy.
May 10, 2011
SOUTH BEND — Authorities have confirmed the identity for the body found floating in the St. Joseph River on Monday. The body was spotted by a pedestrian along the river near the Notre Dame rowing team’s boathouse on Northside Boulevard. It was recovered about a quarter of a mile from where it was originally seen near the shore in Howard Park. On Tuesday, after an autopsy in Fort Wayne, authorities confirmed for the family of Eddie Woods Jr. that it was him. Woods was last seen a week ago Sunday after police say he ran away from an accident at Lincolnway and Miami in South Bend.
October 3, 2011
HOME TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say a driver pointed a bow and arrow at another motorist's head in mid-Michigan during what's being described as a case of road rage. The Grand Rapids Press reports (http://bit.ly/rtckSI) a 23-year-old Shepherd man was facing felonious assault charges after Saturday's dispute involving a 24-year-old Vestaburg man in Montcalm County's Home Township, about 45 miles northeast of Grand Rapids. Authorities say the dispute began after the Vestaburg man tried to pass the other man's pickup, and the pickup driver ran the man's vehicle off the road.
September 2, 2011
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) - Authorities have called off the search for two people who apparently jumped into the St. Clair River from under the bridge that connects Port Huron and Canada. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Kyle Niemi (KNEE'-me) says searchers hunted for about 10 hours Friday for a man and a woman who reportedly jumped from shore near the base of the Blue Water Bridge, 60 miles northeast of Detroit. They haven't been found. Niemi says the couple either got out of the water or didn't survive.
September 28, 2012
PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) - Authorities in southwestern Michigan have charged a woman with cruelty to animals after they confiscated a pair of emaciated dogs found chained up outside an apparently vacant home. The Van Buren County sheriff's department says the dogs' owner 33-year-old Brandi Espinosa pleaded not guilty at her arraignment Thursday in District Court in Paw Paw. She was released. Her next hearing is scheduled for Oct. 26. A message seeking comment was left Friday by The Associated Press at a telephone listing for Espinosa.
April 20, 2012
RIDGEVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a 2-month-old child has been killed and dismembered by a dog in his family's South Carolina home. Dorchester County Coroner Chris Nisbet says Aiden McGrew's father was asleep and his mother wasn't home when he was attacked around 11 a.m. Friday. In a news release, Nisbet says McGrew was bitten numerous times and dismembered. He refused to answer additional questions. Deputies said earlier in the day that the baby's leg was severed by a retriever and that his mother called 911. Nisbet says two other children in the home were not hurt.
March 3, 2012
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - Firefighters in oxygen masks and protective suits have removed 31 cats so far from a squalid house in Fort Wayne, authorities said. Fort Wayne animal control officer Brad Block told The Journal Gazette ( http://bit.ly/yvsie8 ) Friday that about 15 or more cats remained to be removed from the unoccupied one-story, two-bedroom home. He expected the rescue operation would last through Sunday. Firefighters were setting humane traps baited with cat food throughout the house to catch the animals, he said.
May 17, 2011
ALLENDALE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a western Michigan woman offered a 2-year-old relative for sale on eBay and accepted a man's tongue-in-cheek bid. The Holland Sentinel says police located the 20-year-old woman in Ottawa County's Allendale Township, about 15 miles west of Grand Rapids. The woman had been caring for the 2-year-old girl, who's now in the custody of her mother in nearby Kent County. Ottawa County sheriff's Lt. Mark Bennett says police received calls about the Internet posting Monday from as far away as California.
September 8, 2011
PARK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Authorities searching part of Lake Michigan and a shoreline in southwestern Michigan for a missing woman have found her body. The Grand Rapids Press reports (http://bit.ly/qqZwdZ) the body of the 54-year-old Phebe Hall of Ottawa County's Park Township was found Thursday morning along the water in Holland State Park. Authorities say her death doesn't appear to be suspicious. An autopsy was planned. The search began late Wednesday.