GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Former state legislator Roy Schmidt is to be charged with operating while under the influence of drugs, prosecutors say. Kent County prosecutors say Schmidt -- who served from 2008 to 2012 in the state House and, prior to that, was a Grand Rapids city commissioner for 16 years -- was stopped Sept. 16 by a Kent County sheriff's deputy. Prosecutors were waiting for blood test results before issuing a warrant. This is Schmidt's second brush with the law in recent years.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- The funeral for a tow truck driver fatally shot while on a service call is Saturday, Nov. 25. Gerald Love, 46, was shot multiple times about 9:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13 in the 400 block of Crawford Street SE. Relatives said he was responding to a call about a "lockout," someone who locked their keys in a car. Staff with the Kent County Medical Examiner's office ruled the death a homicide. Police say they do not believe the shooting was random.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Police say a shoplifter of high-priced alcohol has made off with an estimated $20,000-$30,000 of booze since July. Kent County sheriff's deputies, in a post on the department's Facebook page, asked for the public's help to identify the man. They say the man has swiped top-shelf and mid-shelf bottles of liquor from mostly large grocers and big box retailers. In surveillance photos, he is seen wearing a Chicago Bulls cap. Kent County sheriff's Sgt.
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Selecting a term
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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