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Police Release Sketch of a Man Wanted For Rape in Grand Rapids

GRPD are asking for help finding a man wanted for rape in Grand Rapids. They have issued a sketch of the suspect.

The incident happened near Denny's on Plainfield Avenue on July 7 between 1:00 and 2:00a.m., Fox 17 reports. 

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Detroit Man Arrested for Threatening Social Media Post About Police [Video]

A Detroit man has been arrested after a threatening post he made about police to Facebook, Fox 2 Detroit reports.

The man posted to Facebook calling the person responsible for the Dallas shootings, which resulted in the deaths of five police officers, a "hero".

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Kent County Sheriff's Department
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Grandmother Charged with Leaving Child in Hot Car at Alpine Walmart

Stanton grandmother, 71-year-old Karol Fitzgerald, who's accused of leaving her granddaughter in a hot car while she shopped at the Alpine Walmart, has been arraigned, WZZM-13 reports. 

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Man Shot Himself at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital Downtown Grand Rapids

UPDATE: Police say the 26-year-old man who shot himself outside of Spectrum Butterworth Hospital has died. The man left a suicide note indicating he had a "parting gift" for police. Police are investigating  a suspicious package near the scene.

A man has shot himself outside the emergency room at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital downtown Grand Rapids, Fox 17 reports.

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Grand Rapids PD Now Has A Kid Patrolling The Street… Well, His Street

After the GRPD shared photos of their new friend Travis and his awesome police car, a man sent Travis' mom a message offering to make his car look a little more official.

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Michigan High School Lacrosse Players Under Investigation for Killing an Animal Before a Game

Players on the Grosse Ile High School boy's lacrosse team are under investigation for killing an animal before a game.

According to Fox 17, a source alleges that the team members killed a guinea pig and painted themselves with its blood in an attempt at "team bonding".

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GRPD Investigating Shooting Outside Fulton Family Fare

Grand Rapids Police are investigating a shooting outside of Family Fare on Fulton Street Tuesday night, Fox 17 reports.

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Grand Rapids Police Putting Officers on Horseback

On Tuesday, the Grand Rapids Police Department announced that they are partnering with the Kent County Sheriff's Department to begin putting officers on mounted patrol.

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Grand Rapids Police Asking for Help Locating Homeless in Need of Shelter

Today's winter storm has the Grand Rapids Police Department conducting a sweep of the city looking for homeless people in need of shelter.

If you know of any homeless people who need help, the GRPD is asking you to contact them.

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Putt-Putt’s Bar on Grand Rapids’ West Side Under Investigation for Alleged Illegal Gambling

Putt-Putt's, a popular bar on Grand Rapids' West Side is being investigated for alleged illegal gambling.

WZZM-13 reports that on May 19th police executed a search warrant at the bar on West Fulton Street.

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Police Are Looking for Grand Rapids Armed Robbery Suspect

Police are in pursuit of an armed bank robbery suspect Saturday in Grand Rapids.

According to WZZM-13, the suspect is armed with a shotgun. He was last seen near Dale and Plainfield around 9:30 a.m. after allegedly robbing the Kent County Credit Union, 1619 Plainfield Avenue NE in Grand Rapids.

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Houston Man’s iPad Stolen, Thieves Upload Selfies and Videos of Themselves [Video]

Ah, technology. With the advances over the years, it's pretty hard to stay anonymous.

Take, for instance, this pair of apparent iPad thieves in suburban Houston.

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