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.
Police say between 10 and 12 shots were fired Tuesday in Parkridge Park near Perry Early Education Center and that officers arrested a 19-year-old Ypsilanti Township man who fled on foot.
More than 2,000 community members helped build the Kid’s Kove playground 18 years ago, but it hasn’t been properly maintained in recent years.
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.
The delinquency petition filed in Kent County Circuit Court said the 12-year-old told investigators he’s “bad and always does stupid things.”
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.”
Detroit Police Chief James Craig says a drug raid near a west side elementary school should not have happened.