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Krag Sanford (Booking photo)

Ex-Teacher Who Impregnated Student Gets 9 Months In Jail, Awaits Next Sentence

A 59-year-old former Michigan teacher who authorities say had a sexual relationship with a then-16-year-old student in 2010 has been sentenced to nine months behind bars.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/04/2012

Inmate Sues Over Jail’s Refusal To Serve Kosher Meals

An inmate at a Grand Rapids jail is suing for the right to be served kosher meals, saying he’s lost 30 pounds while eating only greens, bread and cereal.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/28/2012

Jeannette Davis (Booking Photo)

Woman Found Guilty In Road Rage Shooting Death

A 25-year-old woman has been found guilty in the road rage shooting death of a Grand Rapids man.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/21/2012

The downtown Grand Rapids skyline. WWJ file photo.

Microloans Now Available In West Michigan Through GROW

One year after launching a pilot microloan program benefiting Kent County businesses, Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women has joined the ranks of only six other Michigan non-profits, as a Small Business Administration intermediary microlender.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/16/2012

Krag Sanford (Booking photo)

Ex-Teacher Faces 2 Sentences In Teen Sex Case

A 59-year-old former Michigan teacher who authorities say had a sexual relationship with a then-16-year-old student in 2010 faces sentencing in two counties later this summer. The teen now is pregnant with his child.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/04/2012

Black bear.
(credit: Michigan DNR, File photo)

West Michigan Bear Sightings Cause Stir

Authorities are asking people to be cautious following some recent bear sightings in West Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/16/2012

Gregg Busby (Booking Photo)

Man Arraigned After Grandson Died From Drinking Drugged Juice

A West Michigan man whose 1-year-old grandson died after drinking a cup of juice containing crushed morphine and allergy pills has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, authorities said.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/30/2012

(credit: ThinkStock)

2 Killed In Kent County Crash

It happpened Monday night near Sparta, about 15 miles north of Grand Rapids.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/14/2012

Teen Surrenders To Police In Youth Event Shooting

A 16-year-old has surrendered to Kent County sheriff’s deputies in connection with the shooting of a programs manager during a youth event near Grand Rapids.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/14/2012


Lansing Aerotropolis, Incubators Statewide Get State Help

Work to establish Port Lansing into a cargo and logistics focused Aerotropolis moved forward Wednesday. Twelve state business incubators also got financial help from the state.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/21/2011




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