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Michigan State Police trooper dies in motorcycle crash near Grand Rapids

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Michigan State Police trooper dies in motorcycle crash near Grand Rapids


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494,000 Ram trucks recalled for fire hazard

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494,000 Ram trucks recalled for fire hazard


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Driver identified in hit-and-run that killed beloved bicycling nun

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Driver identified in hit-and-run that killed beloved bicycling nun


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Police chase ends in rollover crash in Southfield

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Lake Orion man dies in boating accident on Lake Superior

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Toddler fatally struck by vehicle in Clinton County, Il

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MSP: Crash leading to Norton Shores officer's death ruled accidental

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Michigan trooper dies from injuries after motorcycle crash
PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State Police say a trooper has died from his injuries after crashing his motorcycle in the western part of the state. The agency says 28-year-old Trooper Timothy O'Neill of the Rockford Post died following the crash about 7:45 a.m. Wednesday. It says the three-year veteran was on patrol when the crash occurred near Rockford, about 12 miles (19 kilometers) north of Grand Rapids   Read More ...
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Michigan State Police trooper dies in motorcycle crash near Grand Rapids
The Michigan State Police are mourning the loss of a trooper who died this morning in a motorcycle crash. Tpr. Timothy O’Neill, 28, was on patrol at 7:45 a.m. when the crash occurred near the intersection of Wolverine Boulevard NE and Belding Road NE in Plainfield Township, according to state police officials. No one else was injured. The crash is under investigation   Read More ...
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State trooper dies after motorcycle crash in western Mich.
A Michigan State Police trooper died Wednesday on the west side of the state from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle crash, officials said. The trooper, Timothy O’Neill, 28, was stationed at the Rockford Post. Rockford is northeast of Grand Rapids and about 170 miles west of Detroit. “It is with a very heavy heart that I confirm the death of one of our own, Trooper Timothy O’Neill,” Col   Read More ...
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494,000 Ram trucks recalled for fire hazard
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling almost half a million medium- and heavy-duty Ram trucks over a water pump issue that could potentially cause a fire. The company said it is not aware of any injuries or accidents related to the issue, which affects 2013-17 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups and 3500, 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs. The recall is limited to trucks with 6   Read More ...
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Toll in Grenfell Tower fire may be lower than 80
London — The number of people who died in London’s Grenfell Tower fire may be slightly lower than the 80 previously estimated, police said Tuesday, also announcing that individuals may face manslaughter charges over the blaze. Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy said the final figure might “come down a little,” but will not be known until police have completed a painstaking search of the charred building   Read More ...
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Man arrested in crash that killed woman, injured twins
Courtland Township — A 36-year-old man has been arrested in a hit-and-run crash in western Michigan that killed a 33-year-old woman and critically injured her 5-year-old twin sons. Jail records show the man was booked Sunday on charges of reckless driving causing death and failure to stop at the scene of a serious personal injury accident. He was being held in the Kent County Jail without bond pending an arraignment on the charges   Read More ...
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Motorcyclist, 21, killed in crash involving Harrison Twp. students
A man was killed Sunday evening in Harrison Township when his motorcycle collided with a 2009 Chevy Traverse carrying three L'Anse Creuse High School students.   Read More ...
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Ohio driver dies after hitting dead horse
Jefferson, Ohio — Police say a driver has died after hitting a dead horse and flipping his truck on an Ohio highway. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says 23-year-old Justin Alkire, of Niles, was driving in Ashtabula County on Sunday when he came upon a carcass in the road and tried to swerve around it. Police say he lost control, hitting the horse and flipping his truck onto its hood   Read More ...
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NB I-75 at Springwells reopened after crash
Northbound Interstate 75 at Springwells has reopened after a single-car crash Sunday morning, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. Michigan State Police said the freeway was closed for about hour in order to remove a vehicle that crashed into the unfinished portion of the road.Read or Share this story: http://detne.ws/2w1yPtx.   Read More ...
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Car crashes into building, shears gas line
Deputy Fire Chief Dave Fornell said the call came in at 12:30 p.m. to the area of Calvert Avenue and Linwood Street near Central High School. The Fire Department is ruling it an accident. "An accident included a car running into a building, which trapped one person inside the vehicle that we were able to remove," Fornell said. Fornell said the vehicle sheared off a gas line and the incident involved an electrical pole   Read More ...
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Bus driver hits house on Detroit’s west side
A bus driver was injured Friday evening after accidentally crashing into a house on Detroit’s west side, police said. The 56-year-old woman was driving an empty school bus near Mettetal and Chalfonte at about 7:15 p.m. when she “possibly blacked out, hitting a house,” investigators said in a statement. No one was inside at the time of the accident, police said   Read More ...
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Thieves crash car into Detroit liquor store, steal ATM
Detroit Police are investigating a break-in at a southwest Detroit liquor store in which thieves crashed into the building and made off with an automatic bank teller machine. Detroit Police officers Jennifer Moreno said the theft happened at about 5 a.m. Friday at Shorties Deli & Tobacco in the 8000 block of McGraw Avenue. She said the thieves slammed a vehicle into the building to gain entry and then took an ATM that was inside   Read More ...
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Police: Family violence leads to shed fire, arrest in Pontiac
A 27-year-old Pontiac woman is under arrest after allegedly setting a shed containing her brother's clothes ablaze, after the 15-year-old boy allegedly assaulted her. The fire required four children under the age of six, including two 1-year-olds, to evacuate the home while firefighters worked to tame the blaze. Trouble started about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, police say, on the 700 block of Pensacola in Pontiac   Read More ...
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Investigators fault driver in Tesla Autopilot crash
Washington — Design limitations of the Tesla Model S’ Autopilot played a major role in the first known fatal crash of a highway vehicle operating under automated control systems, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday. The board said the direct cause of the crash was an inattentive Tesla driver’s over reliance on technology and a truck driver who made a left-hand turn in front of the car   Read More ...
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27 people injured in train crash in central Switzerland
Geneva — A Swiss railway operator says 27 people have been injured in a collision between two trains at a station in the Swiss Alps during a re-routing maneuver. Police and medical teams were rushed to the scene of the accident in the central town of Andermatt involving a locomotive and five rail cars with about 100 passengers on board. Spokesman Jan Baerwalde of train service operator Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn said authorities were investigating the cause of the crash   Read More ...
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Mother, adult son dead after car hits school bus in Isabella Township
ISABELLA TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Authorities say a 56-year-old woman and her 19-year-old son died after their car crashed into the rear of a school bus in mid-Michigan. The Isabella County sheriff's office says the bus stopped Friday morning in Isabella Township, near Mount Pleasant, to pick up the first child on its route when it was hit. Sheriff Michael Main tells the Morning Sun of Mount Pleasant that the car "went up under the bus causing both the driver of the car and the front seat passenger to sustain fatal injuries   Read More ...
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Mother, adult son dead after car hits school bus in Michigan
ISABELLA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a 50-year-old woman and her adult son died after their car crashed into the rear of a school bus in mid-Michigan. The Isabella County sheriff's office says the bus stopped Friday morning in Isabella Township, near Mount Pleasant, to pick up the first child on its route when it was hit. Sheriff Michael Main tells the Morning Sun of Mount Pleasant that the car "went up under the bus causing both the driver of the car and the front seat passenger to sustain fatal injuries   Read More ...
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2 motorists dead after car hits school bus in Michigan
ISABELLA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say two people died after the car they were riding in crashed into the back of a stopped school bus in mid-Michigan. The Isabella County sheriff's department says the bus stopped Friday morning in Isabella Township, near Mount Pleasant, to pick up the first child on its route when it was hit. The car's driver and a front-seat passenger were pronounced dead at the scene   Read More ...
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2 motorists dead after car hits school bus in mid-Mich.
Isabella Township — Authorities say two people died after the car they were riding in crashed into the back of a stopped school bus in mid-Michigan. The Isabella County sheriff’s department says the bus stopped Friday morning in Isabella Township, near Mount Pleasant, to pick up the first child on its route when it was hit. The car’s driver and a front-seat passenger were pronounced dead at the scene   Read More ...
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Police ID 5 teens killed in fiery Michigan crash
Comstock Township, Mich. — Authorities released the names of five teens killed in a fiery weekend car crash in southwest Michigan. Jaquarius Hegler, Marshawn Williams, Elexus Hillsman, Cortavian Murphy and Deztanee Cobb were identified by a medical examiner, the sheriff’s office in Kalamazoo County said in a release Tuesday. Hegler and Williams were 15, Hillsman and Murphy 16, and Cobb 17   Read More ...
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Toddler struck, killed by vehicle in Mich. driveway
Mason Township — A toddler has died after being run over by a vehicle in a driveway during a birthday party at a southern Michigan home. MLive.com reports that a family member struck the 2-year-old about 7 p.m. Sunday in Cass County’s Mason Township. Relatives started cardiopulmonary resuscitation until paramedics arrived, but the child was later pronounced dead. Cass County sheriff’s officials say the driver of the vehicle that struck the child is cooperating with officers   Read More ...
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Toddler struck, killed by vehicle in Michigan driveway
What you need to know before school year begins in Michigan | 1:15 The day after Labor Day is the official start of the school year for most of Michigan's 1.5 million public school students. Detroit Free Press staff. Detroit weather for Sept. 5: Light rain possible | 0:25 Christopher Ilitch addresses Little Caesars Arena opening | 14:48 Lessons from summer vacation | 0:34 Detroit Jazz Festival can't-miss picks | 0:41 Artist-in-residence Wayne Shorter, legends like Herbie Hancock, Benny Golson, Jack DeJohnette, Chucho Valdes and more will be present for the largest free-of-charge jazz festival in the North America   Read More ...
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Michigan man provides flag for veteran killed in crash
CAMBRIDGE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Michigan man whose house is next to the site of a fatal motorcycle crash has honored the Army veteran killed in that crash by giving an American flag to the victim's family. James McCarter said the flag honor was just the right thing to do for fellow veteran Joshua VanBelzen. The 26-year-old VanBelzen was leaving a motorcycle veterans' gathering in Cambridge Township on Aug   Read More ...
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5 dead in fiery, high-speed crash in Kalamazoo County
Five people were killed Saturday morning in Kalamazoo Township when a speeding vehicle left the road and crashed into a tree, catching fire.   Read More ...
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State Police: Woman, 62, dies after crashing into arrow trailer on I-94
A 62-year-old Detroit woman died in a fatal car crash on Interstate 94 on the city's east side late Wednesday night, Michigan State Police said. The crash took place about 10:25 p.m. on eastbound I-94 near Cadieux. The woman was driving a VW Jetta and crashed into an arrow board trailer -- the sign with yellow lights that often appear at construction scenes to direct drivers away from a working highway road crew   Read More ...
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Death of Tasered teen who crashed ATV ruled accident
The death of a 15-year-old who was Tasered by a Michigan State Police trooper and crashed the ATV he was driving has been ruled an accident, according to the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office. Damon Grimes of Detroit died from blunt force trauma to the head, said Lisa Croff, a spokeswoman for the office. Both the Michigan State Police and the Detroit Police Department are investigating the incident, which happened Saturday on Detroit's east side   Read More ...
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Macomb County deputy hospitalized after collision
A Macomb County sheriff's deputy was injured in an accident with a drunk driver, the department said in a release Saturday afternoon. While responding to a call, the deputy was traveling southbound on Van Dyke when he collided with a vehicle traveling west on 29 Mile Road. The patrol vehicle struck a 2010 Ford Edge in the intersection. The deputy is a 17-year veteran of the Macomb County Sheriff's Office and was transported to Troy Beaumont Hospital for non-life threatening injuries   Read More ...
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Death of 8-month-old baby investigated in Warren, parent in custody
A parent is in custody after an 8-month-old baby was reported dead Thursday at an apartment in Warren, police told Fox 2 Detroit WJBK-TV. Police are investigating it as a suspicious drowning, according to Fox 2 and a report from . Fox 2 reports police were called Thursday to the Warren Manor Apartments on Dequindre north of 8 Mile. Warren police did not immediately return a phone call from the Free Press   Read More ...
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Driver identified in hit-and-run that killed beloved bicycling nun
250 Catholics descended upon downtown Detroit on Sunday, June 25, 2017, for a bike ride and tour of the city's Catholic churches. Allie Gross, Detroit Free Press. A stunned mid-Michigan community continues to mourn a beloved nun's death as police announced they have found the driver suspected of hitting her bicycle. Sister Joseph Marie (Madeleine) Ruessmann, 64, died after the Aug   Read More ...
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Police: Man dies in crash with pickup truck
A 20-year-old Peck man died Tuesday afternoon in Brandon Township after a crash with a pickup truck, police said. The Oakland County Sheriff's Office said, in a statement on the fatal crash, that the victim, who was driving a Pontiac Bonneville, was headed westbound on Seymour Lake Road when he crossed the center line. A 2008 Ford F-150 pickup truck was headed east, driven by a 67-year-old Oxford man   Read More ...
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Fatal crash closes eastbound I-94 at Chene in Detroit
A fatal accident has closed all eastbound lanes of I-94 at Chene Street in Detroit. MDOT also reports that the southbound and northbound I-75 exits to eastbound I-94 have been closed to avert drivers from the accident scene. To get around the crash, drivers can take southbound I-75 to eastbound Mack to northbound Mt. Elliott then back to eastbound I-94. Westbound I-94 drivers should take the Lodge southbound to Warren   Read More ...
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State Police: I-94 E closed at East Grand for fatal crash
A fatal car crash on eastbound Interstate 94 on Detroit's east side has closed part of the freeway early Wednesday morning. The crash took place just before 5 a.m. and Michigan State Police and the Michigan Department of Transportation have both issued alerts advising motorists to avoid the area. Not only is I-94 east closed at the crash site, the ramps to eastbound I-94 from north and southbound I-75 are also closed as authorities continue their investigation   Read More ...
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Prosecutor: No charges in December I-96 Michigan pileup that killed 3
FOWLERVILLE, Mich. - A prosecutor says no charges will be filed in a 53-vehicle December pileup on snow-covered Interstate 96 in Michigan that left three people dead. Livingston County Prosecutor William Vailliencourt announced the update Monday. He says there's "insufficient evidence to establish culpable conduct" by drivers involved. He says the rapid onset of winter weather was a factor. Investigators in January said a driver traveling too fast for conditions caused the pileup and they anticipated seeking a charge of reckless driving or moving violation causing death   Read More ...
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Prosecutor: No charges in December pileup that killed 3
Fowlerville — A prosecutor says no charges will be filed in a 53-vehicle December pileup on snow-covered Interstate 96 in Michigan that left three people dead. Livingston County Prosecutor William Vailliencourt announced the update Monday. He says there’s “insufficient evidence to establish culpable conduct” by drivers involved. He says the rapid onset of winter weather was a factor. Investigators in January said a driver traveling too fast for conditions caused the pileup and they anticipated seeking a charge of reckless driving or moving violation causing death   Read More ...
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Police chase ends in rollover crash in Southfield
A police chase that started in Royal Oak ended in a car crash late Monday night in Southfield, Michigan State Police said Tuesday. The chase started at 9 p.m. Monday when the Western Wayne Community Response Team requested the help of Michigan State Police troopers to arrest suspected members of a team that steals tires and rims from vehicles. The suspects are believed to have been "involved for over two years with numerous thefts," Michigan State Police said in a statement   Read More ...
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Michigan man dies in semitrailer accident in North Dakota
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A Michigan man is dead in a semitrailer accident in the North Dakota oil patch. The Highway Patrol says 69-year-old Clarence Cunningham, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, was run over by his own truck about 8 a.m. Sunday at a rural well site. The circumstances of the incident aren't clear. The patrol says it appears the truck began to roll after Cunningham got out, and he was run over when he tried to get back into the truck and fell off the running board   Read More ...
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1 dead, 1 seriously injured after go-kart, motorcycle collide in Detroit
Police say a crash involving a go-kart and a motorcycle during an apparent street race in Detroit left one man dead and another seriously injured. Police say a 21-year-old man driving the go-kart collided with a motorcycle driven by a man when the go-kart turned in front of the motorcyclist Sunday night on the city’s east side. The Detroit News reports the go-kart driver died and the motorcyclist was in serious condition   Read More ...
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Motorcyclist killed in crash in New Kent County
A motorcyclist was killed Sunday morning when he collided with a van traveling in the 5300 block of New Kent Highway, according to Virginia State Police. State Police identified the motorcyclist as Jeffrey A. Schwenk, 55, of Quinton. He died at the scene. The crash occurred at about 11:45 a.m. Police said Schwenk was riding a 2003 Harley Davidson west on Route 249 when he lost control   Read More ...
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Detroit police officer hospitalized after hit-and-run crash
DETROIT - An off-duty Detroit officer was hospitalized with minor injuries Friday morning after a hit-and-run crash on the city’s east side. Police said the officer saw two cars chasing each other at about 12:15 a.m. in the area of Robinwood Street and Mound Road. A Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat allegedly crashed into the officer’s vehicle and the driver fled on foot   Read More ...
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Two injured in plane crash in New Kent County
A private aircraft crashed in a New Kent County field on Friday morning, according to the Virginia State Police. Around 11:15 a.m. Friday, the fixed-wing plane crash landed in a field off Liberty Hall Road and then struck a fence. It was carrying a pilot and one passenger, police said. One person was flown to VCU Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries   Read More ...
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