Grand Rapids property owners settle PFAS case for $54 million against Wolverine Worldwide
A judge has given tentative approval to a $54 million settlement involving 3M Co., a shoe manufacturer and property owners in western Michigan who said their land and wells were contaminated by toxic “forever chemicals.”
Detroit man found guilty of murder after body discovered in ditch next to Lapeer County road in 2019
A Detroit man was found guilty of two murder charges and a total of 11 felonies after police discovered the body of a 35-year-old man in the ditch next to a Lapeer County road in 2019, according to authorities.
Michigan singer competes on ‘The Voice’ tonight
In another episode of the Blind Auditions, watch Bradley Sinclair from Rockford, Michigan sing for the judges! Coaches Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, John Legend and Blake Shelton vie to discover and coach the next singing phenomenon, tonight at 8 p.m. on Local 4.
Green Beret pleads not guilty in deadly bowling alley attack
Duke Webb, of Shalimar, Florida, appeared in court via video from the jail in Winnebago County, Illinois, where he is being held without bond, the Rockford Register Star reported. Webb, 37, is charged with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder in the Dec. 26 attack at Don Carter Lanes in Rockford. Prosecutors say he killed 69-year-old Jerome Woodfork and 73-year-old Dennis Steinhoff, both of Rockford, and 65-year-old Thomas Furseth, of Machesney Park. AdAuthorities said the attack seemed to be a random act of violence and an attorney for Webb, Elizabeth Bucko, has said the Green Beret may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. According to Army service information, Webb was deployed to Afghanistan four times.
Lawyer: Soldier charged in Rockford shooting may have PTSD
Duke Webb, 37, faces three counts of murder and three counts of first-degree attempted murder for injuring three others in the shooting at Don Carter Lanes, in Rockford, on Saturday evening. According to Army service information, Webb had four deployments to Afghanistan, the most recent once ending in July. His lawyer, Elizabeth Bucko, also told the hearing in a Winnebago County courtroom that Webb appeared to have issues with memory loss. Webb was taken into custody shortly after the shooting and without officers firing a shot, Rockford Police Chief Dan O’Shea said Sunday. At a news conference Monday afternoon, Winnebago County State’s Attorney J. Hanley said that Webb was in the Rockford area visiting family.
Man charged in Illinois bowling alley shooting that killed 3
Authorities say Webb, a U.S. serviceman from Florida has been charged in the deaths of three people and the wounding of three more in a shooting at an Illinois bowling alley on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. While no bowling is currently allowed due to state-imposed coronavirus restrictions, a bar linked to the business was legally open. Maj. Gen. John Brennan, commander of 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne), said in a statement Sunday night that Webb's alleged actions were “abhorrent” and not representative of the Special Forces Regiment. The bowling alley was closed at the time of the shooting, in accordance with restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, O'Shea said. The teens who were wounded were picking up food at the carryout section of the bowling alley, he said.
Shooting at Illinois bowling alley leaves 3 dead, 3 injured
ROCKFORD, Ill. – A gunman opened fire inside an Illinois bowling alley, killing three people and injuring three others Saturday night in what authorities believe was a random attack. A 37-year-old male suspect was in custody after the shooting at Don Carter Lanes, Rockford police said in a social media post. He described the scene as contained and said he did not think any officers fired their weapons while apprehending the suspected gunman. Mayor Tom McNamara released a statement saying he was “angered and saddened” about the shooting. Thirty-five people have been killed in the city this year, breaking the previous record of 31 in 1996.
Rockwood shelter-in-place lifted following chemical fire
ROCKWOOD, Mich. The Rockwood Police Department announced Thursday morning that residents can resume normal activity after a shelter-in-place order was issued Wednesday night amid a chemical fire. Police shared in a Facebook post that Huron River Drive is open to regular traffic and residents can open windows and use air conditioning again. Rockford residents living on Huron River Drive between Lamont Street and Truman Road were advised to shelter in place or evacuate the city on Wednesday evening after the R.J. Marshall Company building caught fire. Officials say the fire department responded to a report of an explosion, but are unsure what caused the fire as of Wednesday. One fire fighter was taken to a hospital to be treated for heat exhaustion, but no other injuries were reported.