GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Several downtown and Heartside neighborhood congregations,ministries and agencies gathered Saturday night to remember a manwho froze to death in late January.
Thomas Pauli was found dead in the 600 block of South Divisionon January 27. Pauli was homeless and had been turned away fromdowntown shelters because of his past criminal record.
Temperatures on the 26th and 27th ranged from 2 above to 3 belowzero.
The vigil will serve to remember Pauli's life and provide anopportunity to analyze the law that forced Pauli to the streetsthat January evening.
The event began at Degage Ministries. Participants walked insilence to the site where Pauli's body was found where there was aprayer service. The event continued at Bethlehem Lutheran Churchlocated at 250 Commerce Ave. SW.
GRAM Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in front of a festive downtown crowd at Rosa Parks Circle Friday night.
Two people were taken to the hospital after one vehicle crossed the center line, causing a head-on crash in Ada Township Friday night.
Investigators in Montcalm County are working to determine what led up to a deadly crash.