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Rockford

Rockford post office re-opens after threat

Rockford post office re-opens after threatThe post office in downtown Rockford has reopened after being evacuated because of a bomb threat.
  • Rockford
  • 1 hour, 7 minutes ago
Elections

Mitt Romney decides against 2016 presidential race

Mitt Romney decides against 2016 presidential raceRomney says it's time for other leaders in GOP to become 2016 presidential nominee.
  • Elections
  • 3 hours, 59 minutes ago
Watchdog

The Better Business Bureau's top 10 scams of 2014

The Better Business Bureau's top 10 scams of 2014Better Business Bureau hears from thousands of consumers and business owners every year about a variety of scams and frauds. Many are new twists on existing scams, but scammers get more sophisticated every year in how they spoof trusted names and how they fool...
  • Watchdog
  • 5 hours, 7 minutes ago
Local

Probation officer uses son's story to expose heroin

Probation officer uses son's story to expose heroinA dramatic rise in heroin cases and prescription drug abuse is leading to a new conversation in Ottawa County.
  • Local
  • 20 hours, 38 minutes ago
News

Brother of lieutenant governor suspected in Ionia hit & run

Brother of lieutenant governor suspected in Ionia hit & runA younger brother of Lt. Gov. Brian Calley is a suspect in a Wednesday hit and run incident at an Ionia County service station, the Free Press has learned.
  • News
  • 19 hours, 47 minutes ago
Grand Rapids Metro

Body found in Grand River near 6th Street Bridge

Body found in Grand River near 6th Street BridgePolice have retrieved a body found on the east bank of the Grand River near downtown.
  • Grand Rapids Metro
  • 21 hours, 9 minutes ago
Super Saver

Super Saver: Top Valentine's Day chocolate deals

Super Saver: Top Valentine's Day chocolate dealsThis could be the best Valentine's Day chocolate deal.
  • Super Saver
  • 7 hours, 13 minutes ago
Lakeshore

911 tapes show efforts to save Muskegon woman

911 tapes show efforts to save Muskegon womanThe Muskegon County Sheriff's Department has released the 911 calls made the day a Muskegon Township woman was killed.
  • Lakeshore
  • 19 hours, 46 minutes ago
Crime

Kent Co. business, home break-ins under investigation

Kent Co. business, home break-ins under investigationThe break-ins were all reported this week.
  • Crime
  • 20 hours, 46 minutes ago
Politics

Poll finds slight edge for Michigan sales tax hike

Poll finds slight edge for Michigan sales tax hikeA plurality of likely Michigan voters would vote to approve a 1-point increase in the state sales tax in a May 5 vote, but the more voters hear about the complex proposal, the less they like it, according to a new poll.
  • Politics
  • 15 hours, 26 minutes ago
Grand-rapids-north

Meijer Gardens' "Splendors of Shiga" exhibition features Japanese art

Meijer Gardens' "Splendors of Shiga" exhibition features Japanese artAncient art displayed at Meijer Gardens. Many artifacts have never been seen outside of Japan.
  • Grand-rapids-north
  • 5 hours, 23 minutes ago
Nation

USA's most romantic city? Green Bay, of course

USA's most romantic city? Green Bay, of courseRedbox says home of the Packers watched more romantic movies than any other city in 2014.
  • Nation
  • 16 hours, 33 minutes ago
Recipes

What's Cooking - Beer-braised wings

What's Cooking - Beer-braised wingsWhat's Cooking - Beer-braised wings
  • Recipes
  • 1 hour, 36 minutes ago
Politics

Economist: State road deal hurts federal tax filers

Economist: State road deal hurts federal tax filersBut a spokeswoman for Gov. Rick Snyder said that analysis seems premature and appears to be incorrect.
  • Politics
  • 15 hours, 29 minutes ago
News

Anita Lawhorn loses bid to have child abuse case nixed

Anita Lawhorn loses bid to have child abuse case nixedMarch trial now for mother of accused child killer Jamarion Lawhorn
  • News
  • 18 hours, 49 minutes ago
Grand-rapids-central

Ritz Koney loses lease, closing in downtown G.R.

Ritz Koney loses lease, closing in downtown G.R.The Ritz Koney Bar & Grille on Ionia Avenue in downtown Grand Rapids announced they are closing in February.
  • Grand-rapids-central
  • 19 hours, 10 minutes ago
Holland-zeeland

Holland murder suspect to stand trial

Holland murder suspect to stand trialA judge has ordered 18-year-old Davon Walker to face a jury on charges that he shot and killed a man earlier this month.
  • Holland-zeeland
  • 21 hours, 50 minutes ago
Grand-rapids-central

Man missing from downtown Grand Rapids

Man missing from downtown Grand RapidsGrand Rapids Police are looking for help in finding a missing man.
  • Grand-rapids-central
  • 1 hour, 10 minutes ago
Ada-cascade

Icy conditions cause two planes to skid at Ford Airport

Icy conditions cause two planes to skid at Ford AirportTwo planes slid off the taxiway at Gerald R. Ford International Airport. Officials say a passenger plane and a FedEx plane both landed safely but then slid off the taxiway as they approached the gate.
  • Ada-cascade
  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
Grand Rapids Metro

Most crime rates drop in Grand Rapids

Most crime rates drop in Grand RapidsThe Grand Rapids Police Department released their figures for crime from 2014 Thursday.
  • Grand Rapids Metro
  • 20 hours, 54 minutes ago
News

Semi-trucks hit two sheriff vehicles on I-94

Semi-trucks hit two sheriff vehicles on I-94Icy roads and driving too fast for conditions are being blamed for two crashes on I-94 that involved semi-trucks and Van Buren County Sheriff's vehicles.
  • News
  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
Kalamazoo

State elevator inspector charged with fraud

State elevator inspector charged with fraudA state elevator inspector who likes to play golf is in the rough.
  • Kalamazoo
  • 1 day ago
News

Bus ends up in ditch after Sparta crash

Bus ends up in ditch after Sparta crash13 students were on the bus at the time of the crash, but no one was hurt.
  • News
  • 1 day, 7 hours ago
Watchdog

Twitter threat to U.S. flight linked to West Mich. school bomb threats

Twitter threat to U.S. flight linked to West Mich. school bomb threatsA bomb threat made to a United Airlines flight this week... is connected to the same person suspected of making phony bomb threats at a number of West Michigan schools.
  • Watchdog
  • 1 day, 20 hours ago
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