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Fourth Battle Creek Man Sentenced For Trafficking Teens For Sex
28-year-old James Smith was in US District Court in Grand Rapids Thursday, and sentenced to 20 years in prison for a charge of sex trafficking of a minor. Prosecutors say that Smith, along with three other co-defendants, forced two 14-year-old runaways into prostitution, gave them drugs and threaten…
Helen DeVos Passes Away At The Age Of 90
The family of Helen DeVos says early Thursday that she died at the age of 90. DeVos was born in 1927 as Helen Van Wesep, and grew up in the Grand Rapids area, graduating from Calvin College with a Bachelor of Arts.
Battle Creek Man Sentenced To 30 Years In Child Porn Case
44-year-old Matthew Andaluz pleaded guilty to producing child porn in June, after he was arrested in December; Andaluz originally came to the attention of authorities after investigators determined that a series of images showing the abuse of a 10-year-old girl had been taken at his home in Springfi…
Rodeway Inn Owner Agrees To Pay $150,000 To Department of Labor
A man who owns hotels in Battle Creek and Coldwater has now agreed to pay back wages to his employees.
MLive reports that the US Attorney’s Office in West Michigan out of Grand Rapids says Monday that 31-year-old Mehul "Mike" Patel has agreed to pay over $150,000 to the Department of Labor,…

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