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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
  • 5 hours, 30 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
  • 20 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
  • 3 hours, 40 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
  • 4 hours, 1 minute 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
  • 5 hours, 37 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
  • 6 hours, 42 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
  • 11 hours, 20 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
  • 10 hours, 31 minutes 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
  • 5 hours, 45 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
  • 13 hours, 17 minutes 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
  • 9 hours, 1 minute ago
News

Two kids hurt in Otsego Co. house fire

Two kids hurt in Otsego Co. house fireTwo children have been taken to the hospital after an overnight house fire in Otsego County.
  • News
  • 15 hours, 13 minutes 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
  • 16 hours, 11 minutes 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, 5 hours ago
Grand-rapids-north

G.R. City Commissioner Rosalynn Bliss running for mayor

G.R. City Commissioner Rosalynn Bliss running for mayorCommissioner Rosalynn Bliss currently represents the city's second ward.
  • Grand-rapids-north
  • 1 day ago
Grand-rapids-central

GRPD: Man with hatchet threatens bus driver

GRPD: Man with hatchet threatens bus driverThe 51-year-old man faces a felonious assault charge. No one was injured.
  • Grand-rapids-central
  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
Watchdog

Ottawa, Kent residents concerned about vacuum salespeople

Ottawa, Kent residents concerned about vacuum salespeopleResidents in both Ottawa and Kent counties are concerned about a group of salespeople using aggressive techniques to sell Kirby vacuum cleaners.
  • Watchdog
  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
Made-in-michigan

Made in Michigan: Eggcamper

Made in Michigan: EggcamperMichigan is known for its auto industry, but cars aren't the only vehicles being made in our state.
  • Made-in-michigan
  • 1 day, 5 hours ago
Muskegon

Police: Woman featured on 'Dateline' scammed elderly Muskegon man

Police: Woman featured on 'Dateline' scammed elderly Muskegon manIn May of 2013, Travers was featured on the television show 'Dateline' after she posted a fraudulent ad on Craigslist saying she was 35 years old and interested in meeting an older man if he wired her $7,500.00.
  • Muskegon
  • 1 day, 6 hours ago
Lowell

Lowell PD offers safe meeting place for online deals

Lowell PD offers safe meeting place for online dealsThe police have invited buyers and sellers to arrange their meetings in the police department lobby.
  • Lowell
  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
Grand-rapids-central

Volunteers count Kent County homeless

Volunteers count Kent County homelessHaving an accurate count helps get people in need into permanent housing, organizers say.
  • Grand-rapids-central
  • 1 day ago
High-school

Muskegon HS senior chosen for McDonald's All American Games

Muskegon HS senior chosen for McDonald's All American GamesMuskegon High School power forward Deyonta Davis is the only player from Michigan.
  • High-school
  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
Lakeshore

Hart High School cancels football program due to lack of players

Hart High School cancels football program due to lack of playersNext fall's team would only have one senior and two juniors. Some programs in the area put freshman and sophomores on varsity, but superintendent Mark Platt believes that risks the younger and often smaller players health.
  • Lakeshore
  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
Ada-cascade

"Diverging diamond" to be key to Cascade intersection

"Diverging diamond" to be key to Cascade intersectionThe interchange at I-96 at Cascade Road will be rebuilt this year and it will feature a new, diverging diamond design.
  • Ada-cascade
  • 1 day, 5 hours ago
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