The watchdog says child welfare workers confirmed in 2013 that the 12-year-old was physically abused by his mother and stepfather. Yet he and three siblings remained in their care in Kentwood.
A 9-year-old fatally stabbed at a playground was remembered during a memorial service as a big-hearted and fun-loving boy who was taken much too soon.
A memorial service is being planned for a 9-year-old boy who was fatally stabbed at a western Michigan playground.
A 9-year-old boy who died after being repeatedly stabbed while playing with friends spoke about how much he loved his family as he was clinging to life.
The giggles associated with a playground vanished in the screams of a 9-year-old boy, who police said was repeatedly stabbed in the back by a 12-year-old.
“I gave him my phone and I heard him tell the 911 operator, ‘I just stabbed someone. Come and get me. I want to die.’ It was just a sad situation.”
David and Vivian Bouwman were shot in their Kentwood home in January 2013.
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced approval of Michigan Business Development Program incentives to three companies planning expansions in the state. The projects are expected to generate up to $24 million in investments and add 403 new jobs in Michigan.
Authorities say a good Samaritan who stopped to help after a two-vehicle crash in West Michigan was struck and killed by one of the vehicles involved.
At least two people in Michigan now have a lot of holiday cash, and some to spare.