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Watchdog

How did Proposal 1 make it to the ballot?

How did Proposal 1 make it to the ballot?The head of the State Board of Canvassers says Proposal 1 is as complex a proposal as he has ever seen. For that reason, even some supporters admit it is a tough sell.
  • Watchdog
  • 15 hours, 18 minutes ago
News

Amway makes G.R. museums free for all Sunday

Amway makes G.R. museums free for all SundayFive local museums and facilities are taking part in Museums Free for All by opening to the public Sunday at no charge.
  • News
  • 15 hours ago
Kentwood

No charges in death at Kentwood daycare

No charges in death at Kentwood daycareNo charges will be filed against a Kentwood daycare after an infant was found dead by his parents in February.
  • Kentwood
  • 12 hours, 35 minutes ago
Grand Rapids Metro

BISSELL Pet Foundation to cover adoption fees Saturday

BISSELL Pet Foundation to cover adoption fees SaturdayIn addition, BISSELL Homecare, Inc., will give every new pet family a free cleaning product.
  • Grand Rapids Metro
  • 14 minutes ago
Kalamazoo

Kzoo woman crashes during police chase, dies

Kzoo woman crashes during police chase, diesA 52-year-old Kalamazoo woman has been killed in a crash while fleeing police in Kalamazoo County.
  • Kalamazoo
  • 14 hours ago
Grand-rapids-central

Sustainability group calls G.R. an emerging city

Sustainability group calls G.R. an emerging cityThe effort to earn that distinction in Grand Rapids is part of a project to cut energy and water consumption in the downtown area.
  • Grand-rapids-central
  • 18 minutes ago
Ada-cascade

Fox Motors opens Subaru dealership

Fox Motors opens Subaru dealershipWith the new facility, Fox Motors says it's adding 17 new jobs this year.
  • Ada-cascade
  • 24 minutes ago
Lakeshore

Utility worker shocked, burned in Mason County

Utility worker shocked, burned in Mason CountyThe incident happened Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Hoague and Darr roads as Kent Power and Great Lakes Energy crews were replacing utility poles, the Mason County Press reports.
  • Lakeshore
  • 11 hours, 40 minutes ago
Nation Now

Fans go crazy over 'Grey's Anatomy' character death

Fans go crazy over 'Grey's Anatomy' character deathSpoiler alert!!!!
  • Nation Now
  • 22 hours, 49 minutes ago
People

'Raymond' child star commits suicide at 19

'Raymond' child star commits suicide at 19Sawyer Sweeten took his own life, the family confirms.
  • People
  • 21 hours, 41 minutes ago
People

Will Jenner tell all to Diane Sawyer?

Will Jenner tell all to Diane Sawyer?By the time Jenner sits down with ABC, will viewers know all about his 'journey'?
  • People
  • 1 day, 7 hours ago
Grand Rapids Metro

More than 1,500 perform in LiveArts at Van Andel Arena

More than 1,500 perform in LiveArts at Van Andel ArenaThe Grand Rapids Symphony, Grand Rapids Ballet, Opera Grand Rapids, and Broadway Grand Rapids come together tonight for what's being called LiveArts.
  • Grand Rapids Metro
  • 13 minutes ago
Grand Rapids Metro

Survey: Alcohol use rises in West Michigan

Survey: Alcohol use rises in West MichiganKent County's alcohol use is not rising as quickly as the average rate in Michigan.
  • Grand Rapids Metro
  • 22 hours, 26 minutes ago
Art-prize

Elements of ArtPrize 7 revealed at premiere event

Elements of ArtPrize 7 revealed at premiere eventArtPrize 7 begins in about five months, and there was a preview of some of the elements for this year's event Thursday.
  • Art-prize
  • 11 hours, 8 minutes ago
Muskegon

Marquis Gresham honored 1 year after murder

Marquis Gresham honored 1 year after murderIt's now been one year since Marquis Gresham was shot and killed while walking to a Muskegon Heights basketball banquet.
  • Muskegon
  • 12 hours, 22 minutes ago
Holland-zeeland

Departing Holland mayor: Fun standing up to "60 Minutes"

Departing Holland mayor: Fun standing up to "60 Minutes"Holland Mayor Kurt Dykstra says one of his most entertaining experiences in office was the day Lesley Stahl and a "60 Minutes" news crew came to town for an interview.
  • Holland-zeeland
  • 12 hours, 18 minutes ago
Local

State: Inconsistencies in accused murderers' story

State: Inconsistencies in accused murderers' storyProsecutors in the Shannon Siders murder trial are trying to expose inconsistencies in the defendants' story. Mathew and Paul Jones are charged with first degree premeditated murder in her death. Prosecutors are working to prove they killed Siders and never dropped...
  • Local
  • 1 day, 2 hours ago
Grand-rapids-north

Tossed cigarette causes house fire

Tossed cigarette causes house fireIt happened in the Creston Heights neighborhood on Marietta Drive between North and College Avenues just before 1:30am.
  • Grand-rapids-north
  • 14 hours, 52 minutes ago
Education

Bake sales on verge of comeback in Michigan schools

Bake sales on verge of comeback in Michigan schoolsCookies and brownies and Rice Krispies treats, oh my!
  • Education
  • 23 hours, 52 minutes ago
Grand-rapids-south

East Hills Made in Michigan Day is Saturday

East Hills Made in Michigan Day is SaturdayThe "Made In Michigan" movement has helped support state and local businesses for many years now.
  • Grand-rapids-south
  • 14 hours, 39 minutes ago
Grand Rapids Metro

Grand Rapids celebrates Arbor Day

Grand Rapids celebrates Arbor DayThe city is marking Arbor Day by planting trees and looking for the city's best tree.
  • Grand Rapids Metro
  • 25 minutes ago
Grand Rapids Metro

Prescription drug take-back day Saturday

Prescription drug take-back day SaturdayOfficers say be sure to remove or black-out any personal information from the bottles.
  • Grand Rapids Metro
  • 22 hours, 40 minutes ago
News

Company where worker died fined $558K

Company where worker died fined $558KGrand Rapids Plastics issued 55 violations related to plant safety
  • News
  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
Grand Rapids Metro

River Bank Run 25K now an Olympic qualifier

River Bank Run 25K now an Olympic qualifierAthletes who reach the 13.1 mile mark with a qualifying time will be invited to participate in the 2016 U.S. Olympic trials.
  • Grand Rapids Metro
  • 1 day, 2 hours ago
Local

Man missing for 6 days on lake faces charges

Man missing for 6 days on lake faces chargesKurt DeYoung, 46, faces two counts of second degree home invasion and two counts of larceny. The charges stem from his disappearance April 8-14 on Diamond Island.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 5 hours ago
News

Woman with 37 dogs gets jail for violating probation

Woman with 37 dogs gets jail for violating probationJudge orders Kimberly Savino to spend the next three months in jail
  • News
  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
Local

Kent Co. roads being pulverized until they can be paved

Kent Co. roads being pulverized until they can be pavedIn 2005, Kent County estimated 17 percent of its roads were in poor condition. That number has now more than doubled to 35 percent.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 2 hours ago
Grand Rapids Metro

See which G.R. streets have construction work planned

See which G.R. streets have construction work plannedMore than 45 miles of streets are getting preventative maintenance this year alone.
  • Grand Rapids Metro
  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
Wyoming

Metro Health execs take comments on proposed CHS deal

Metro Health execs take comments on proposed CHS dealMetro Health executives heard a lot of public input Thursday night about a proposed joint venture with a for-profit hospital.
  • Wyoming
  • 22 hours, 12 minutes ago
Michigan

7 of Michigan's oldest things revealed

7 of Michigan's oldest things revealedWhen we set out to look for a handful of Michigan's oldest things, we got a reminder that time is relative.
  • Michigan
  • 1 day, 12 hours ago
Grand Rapids Metro

Juliet Dragos returns to anchor desk

Juliet Dragos returns to anchor deskShe's still healing, but her doctors say WZZM 13 anchor Juliet Dragos can come back to work.
  • Grand Rapids Metro
  • 1 day, 2 hours ago
About-us

WZZM 13 wins regional Edward R. Murrow award

WZZM 13 wins regional Edward R. Murrow awardBrent Ashcroft and photojournalist, Andy Sugden won in the Features Reporting category for "Old Friend – New Friend: The Jimmy Lont Story," a heart wrenching report about drug abuse, death, redemption, and forgiveness.
  • About-us
  • 1 day, 5 hours ago
Sports

Michigan State reveals new football uniform designs

Michigan State reveals new football uniform designsMichigan State football has reveled new home, away and alternate Nike Mach Speed Football uniforms for the upcoming season.
  • Sports
  • 23 hours, 58 minutes ago
Grand-rapids-south

G.R. planners table LINC apartment plan

G.R. planners table LINC apartment planAt a hearing Thursday, neighbors agreed that affordable housing was a good idea, but said the LINC plan falls short when it comes to density, design, and safety.
  • Grand-rapids-south
  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
Food

County hands out food service awards

County hands out food service awardsThe Kent County Health Department has handed out its annual awards for area restaurants and kitchens that regularly pass inspections with few or no violations.
  • Food
  • 1 day, 11 hours ago
Grand-haven

More bear sightings reported in Ottawa County

More bear sightings reported in Ottawa CountyBears are looking for food and might approach homes to find it.
  • Grand-haven
  • 23 hours, 42 minutes ago
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