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West Michigan’s Most Wanted: Galindo & Torres De La Mora
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:33:02 -0800

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- Authorities say three men accused of drug trafficking in West Michigan have connections to a Mexican drug cartel. The U.S. Marshals say the three were already busted for shipping large amounts of cocaine and charged federally but then made a run for it. Now, authorities are hoping someone recognizes Luis Galindo and/or […]

Classes back in session after large garage fire in Van Buren County
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 19:59:29 -0800

Classes are back in session this morning for students in Van Buren County, Michigan... after a massive garage fire.It started yesterday morning at a school bus garage.... for Van Buren public schools.Five maintenance vehicles were damaged... but no school buses were.Still.... the superintendent canceled classes yesterday to keep employees away from the fire.One firefighter suffered a minor ...

Police officer injured responding to Van Buren County car vs. pedestrian accident
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 06:42:04 -0800

A police officer and a 74-year-old woman were both injured in car vs. pedestrian accidents Tuesday morning in Van Buren County.

One W. Mich. county uses social media to keep people up to speed on roads
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:49:50 -0800

MATTAWAN, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - With road crews out in full force all over West Michigan, one county is working to inform the public of where there trucks are when in this winter storm using social media.

Road crews prepare to deal with accumulating snow
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:18:56 -0800

VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Newschannel 3 is out keeping an eye on the roads as more wintery weather moves through West Michigan.

Van Buren county could be first in state to have all schools CPR/AED certified
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:33:05 -0800

LAWRENCE, Mich.—Van Buren Intermediate School District received a $30,000 grant from Covert Generating Facility to bring CPR and automated external defibrillator training and safety education programs to all students of VBISD as part of the Michigan HEARTSafe Schools Program. The plan is to have the county’s 13 districts complete training by May of 2015. The […]

Sturgis Bancorp, Inc. Announces Agreement to Acquire West Michigan Savings Bank
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:00:00 -0800

Sturgis Bancorp, Inc. , the parent company of Sturgis Bank & Trust Company, announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire West Michigan Savings Bank. Under the terms of the agreement, West ...

The small family-owned winery of Cody Kresta
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 14:48:01 -0800

MATTAWAN, MI – In rural eastern Van Buren County you’ll find a small family-owned winery called Cody Kresta. The name Cody is derived from a labrador retriever that would walk and run in the vineyard everyday with its owner David Butkovich. The Kresta name comes from the Croation word meaning hilltop, like that of a […]

Man Arrested For Driving Drunk On Lawn Mower
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:15:32 -0700

Flashlights were attached to the front of the mower, but there were no lights or reflective materials on the back.

Michigan man arrested for DUI on a lawn mower
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:40:32 -0700

A west Michigan man was arrested for driving drunk on his John Deere lawn mower.