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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Grand Rapids.

Friday
Oct312014

Police Search for Woman Who Went Missing from Halloween Party

(MONROE, Mich.) -- Authorities in southeast Michigan are searching for a young woman who vanished after an early Halloween party last weekend.

Chelsea Ellen Bruck was last seen leaving the party between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. Sunday while dressed as the Batman character Poison Ivy.

The 22-year-old was spotted in a parking lot with a man who has a thin black moustache and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, police said.

Police in Monroe County  have issued a missing persons poster showing Bruck wearing her costume, which consisted of a top made of ivy leaves and a black wig that appeared red at the ends.

Police have also released a sketch of a man that they say was last seen with Bruck near where cars were parked outside of the party. The man was believed to have dark hair, a thin mustache and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.


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Thursday
Oct302014

GM to Move Volt Production Unit to Michigan

(DETROIT) -- The electric drive unit for the second generation of the Chevrolet Volt will now be built entirely at a factory in Southeastern Michigan.

The announcement that the Warren Transmission Plant will be handling the production came Tuesday when General Motors CEO Mary Barra spoke to the Detroit Economic Club. She added that the company was investing $300 million in Michigan between now and the end of the year.

“We must provide the breakthrough technology that our customers want,” Barra said. “Our investments in the Chevy Volt and Michigan signify our commitment to lead the industry in technology and innovation.”

This means that most major Volt powertrain components, from its battery cells to its range-extender, will be made in Michigan instead of in Mexico.

The new production at the Warren plant will build GM's Voltec Multi-Mode Electric Drive Unit, which allows the Volt to drive in pure electric or extended range electric.

The Volt and the Cadillac ELR are assembled at GM's Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant.  

Within the first year of production, about 70 percent of the Volt’s parts will be made in the United States or Canada, which GM believes is the most for a plug-in or conventional hybrid.


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Wednesday
Oct292014

Two Men At-Large After Armed Robbery 

(DETROIT) -- Two men are at-large after an armed robbery in Detroit Monday morning.

According to the Detroit Police Department,  two women were walking to a bus stop at 8:20 a.m. when two men robbed them at gunpoint.

The women were not injured.

Police say one suspect is described as a black man, standing at 5 feet 11 inches tall. He wore a black baseball cap and a blue coat with a hood. The second suspect is described as a black man, standing at 5 feet 5 inches tall. He wore a blue jacket with white around the waist.

Anyone with information can call Criminal Investigations at 313-596-5940.


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Tuesday
Oct282014

Man At-Large After Home Break-In, Assault

(DETROIT) -- Authorities are searching for a man who broke into a Detroit home and assaulted a woman on Sunday.

The Detroit Police Department reports that the suspect broke into the 64-year-old victim's home around 2:45 a.m. He allegedly grabbed her by the throat and demanded money.

The suspect then fled the scene.

The victim suffered a minor throat injury.

According to police, the suspect is described as a 20-year-old black man with a light complexion, medium build, and curly hair. He stands at 6 feet tall and weighs about 175 pounds.

Anyone with information can call the police at 313-596-5640.


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Monday
Oct272014

Armed Carjacker At-Large in Detroit

(DETROIT) -- An armed man is at-large after a carjacking in Detroit last week.

The Detroit Police Department reports that a 44-year-old man was driving on Thursday evening, when an armed man approached and stole his car and cell phone.

The victim was not injured.

Police say the suspect is described as a black man between the ages of 30 and 35. He stands 6 feet tall and weighs about 220 pounds.

The stolen car is described as a 1999 Green Dodge 1500 Van with license plate number CKB0983.

Anyone with information can call Commercial Auto Theft at 313-596-2555.


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