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Rockford swears in two new officers

July 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Prior to a heated Rockford City Council meeting on Monday, June 8, Chief Dave Jones swore in two new Rockford Police offers to the Department of Public Safety. Pictured is Samantha Foster and Taryn Adams. Foster graduated from the police academy at Ferris State University and Adams is a graduate of the Grand Rapids Community College Police Academy. Both are hired as part [...]

Dan Vincent retires career he began in 1978

July 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

An extremely large, standing-room only crowd attended Rockford City Council on Monday, June 8 with many visitors there to recognize the long and impressive career of retiring City employee Lt. Dan Vincent. City Manager Michael Young called Vincent’s work for the City a “remarkable tenure.” Chief Jones of the Department of Public Safety said he appreciated [...]

Parent of threatened girl hopes punishment will be a deterrent

July 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

The father of a teenage girl and the family who was also been threatened by a Belmont teen called the Squire with concerns that the boy will not receive punishment severe enough to be a deterrent to others or to repeat bad behavior. He is upset that the boy was released and to date has not even spent a night away from home. The man described harrowing harassment of his [...]

Northern Exposure Exercise This Week

July 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Exercising response efforts on a large scale helps first responder develop a better understanding of what each of our agencies would need to do in a time of disaster. Kent County/Grand Rapids Emergency Management Coordinator Jack Stewart reminds residents that Exercise Northern Exposure is scheduled for June 23-27, 2015. This exercise is intended to help responders at all [...]

Alcohol a factor in one-vehicle fatal accident

July 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

This photo, from WOODTV.com, is of a Sunday, June 28 accident that claimed one life and injured another person. Alcohol was believed to be a factor, authorities stated. The driver of a 1997 Pontiac Sunfire lost control of the vehicle at 8:19 p.m. Sunday, June 28 on Summit Avenue just north of the intersection of Fourteen Mile Road. The vehicle struck a tree on the ? side [...]
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