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Ada-cascade

Operation Handshake welcomes returning service members

Operation Handshake welcomes returning service members"Operation Handshake" had volunteers on both concourses.
  • Ada-cascade
  • 14 hours, 51 minutes ago
Grand-rapids-central

Mel Trotter preps for Thanksgiving feast

Mel Trotter preps for Thanksgiving feastVolunteers are hard at work getting ready for this year's Thanksgiving feast at the DeVos Place.
  • Grand-rapids-central
  • 14 hours, 56 minutes ago
Grand Rapids Metro

Tutor guilty on four of five sex charges

Tutor guilty on four of five sex chargesA jury has found Abigail Simon guilty on four of five sex charges.
  • Grand Rapids Metro
  • 15 hours, 2 minutes ago
Grand-rapids-central

Barfly bars encourage giving before enjoying evening out

Barfly bars encourage giving before enjoying evening outBarfly Ventures is hoping people will take time in their evening to give back to the community.
  • Grand-rapids-central
  • 15 hours, 30 minutes ago
Holland-zeeland

Holland Rescue mission hosts Great Thanksgiving Banquet

Holland Rescue mission hosts Great Thanksgiving BanquetHolland Rescue Mission spent Wednesday gearing up for its annual Great Thanksgiving Banquet, which started at 6 p.m. at the DeVos Fieldhouse at Hope College.
  • Holland-zeeland
  • 16 hours, 12 minutes ago
Local

Drivers expect smooth ride, air travelers worried

Drivers expect smooth ride, air travelers worriedDrivers hitting the roads are expecting a smooth ride during the busy Thanksgiving rush, but some other travelers may not have it as easy.
  • Local
  • 16 hours, 20 minutes ago
Grand-haven

Fruitport Twp. officer fired after DUI arrest

Fruitport Twp. officer fired after DUI arrestOfficer Tim Thompson was with Fruitport Police Department fulltime for just over two years. The Township's Director of Public Safety could only say Thompson is no longer employed with the department.
  • Grand-haven
  • 18 hours, 28 minutes ago
Grand-rapids-central

Grand Rapids' New Year's Eve party moved to Calder Plaza

Grand Rapids' New Year's Eve party moved to Calder PlazaThe event will be held at Calder Plaza, on Ottawa Avenue between Michigan and Lyon Street. City officials say they changed the location to allow for a larger crowd.
  • Grand-rapids-central
  • 19 hours, 58 minutes ago
Local

Scottville man arrested for pretending to be doctor

Scottville man arrested for pretending to be doctorJeffrey Cochran was arraigned Wednesday on theft charges stemming from his May 15 to May 28 stay at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort.
  • Local
  • 21 hours, 6 minutes ago
Grand Rapids Metro

Jury deliberations continue in tutor sex trial

Jury deliberations continue in tutor sex trialIs Abigail Simon a victim who was slapped, raped and threatened with death, as her defense attorney claims? Or is the 35-year-old former tutor a predator who deduced and sexually abused a 15 year old student, as the prosecution charges?
  • Grand Rapids Metro
  • 21 hours, 40 minutes ago
Muskegon

Woman shot in the leg in Muskegon Hts.

Woman shot in the leg in Muskegon Hts.Woman shot in the leg in Muskegon Hts.
  • Muskegon
  • 1 day ago
Local

Fire destroys Sand Lake-area home

Fire destroys Sand Lake-area homeFirefighters have not determined what cause the fire, but say it may have started near a wood-burning stove.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 2 hours ago
Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo police car window broken during protest

Kalamazoo police car window broken during protestPolice say demonstrators in Kalamazoo protesting the Fergurson, Missouri, case were peaceful, except for one incident.
  • Kalamazoo
  • 1 day, 11 hours ago
Grand-rapids-central

Crowd in downtown G.R. protests Ferguson decision

Crowd in downtown G.R. protests Ferguson decisionGrand Rapids was one of many cities where rallies took place Tuesday, calling for justice and change.
  • Grand-rapids-central
  • 1 day, 11 hours ago
Grand-rapids-north

Sweetland Candies features handmade candy canes

Sweetland Candies features handmade candy canesSweetland Candies has started making handmade candy canes for the holidays.
  • Grand-rapids-north
  • 1 day, 12 hours ago
Muskegon

Decision on Muskegon parking delayed

Decision on Muskegon parking delayedThe measure would prohibit people from parking on the street daily between 2a.m. and 6a.m. from December 15 through the end of February.
  • Muskegon
  • 1 day, 12 hours ago
News

Emmett Twp. death investigated

Emmett Twp. death investigatedAn autopsy was conducted Tuesday but there was no obvious cause of death, police said.
  • News
  • 1 day, 12 hours ago
Healthy You

Curing your kids of the "I wants"

Curing your kids of the "I wants"You've no doubt braced yourself for the onslaught of "I want" that you'll likely hear from your kids over the next several weeks.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 day, 14 hours ago
Education

Ravenna students prepare for China trip

Ravenna students prepare for China tripThey won a trip to China to participate in Destination Imagination's Asian Pacific competition.
  • Education
  • 1 day, 14 hours ago
Made-in-michigan

Made in Michigan: Mitten Crate

Made in Michigan: Mitten CrateMitten Crate sends made-in-Michigan food to your door.
  • Made-in-michigan
  • 1 day, 15 hours ago
Muskegon

Teen charged with burying newborn daughter denied bond

Teen charged with burying newborn daughter denied bondJessica Brewster's attorney asked a judge to provide his client with an affordable bond while she waits for a December court hearing. The judge denied the request.
  • Muskegon
  • 1 day, 15 hours ago
News

Demonstrators on GVSU campus protest Ferguson decision

Demonstrators on GVSU campus protest Ferguson decisionMore than a hundred people gathered Tuesday outside the Grand Valley State University Allendale campus's clock tower.
  • News
  • 1 day, 15 hours ago
Lakeshore

Family reunited on Adoption Day after emotional separation

Family reunited on Adoption Day after emotional separationA national adoption event is leading one West Michigan family from heartbreak to happiness.
  • Lakeshore
  • 1 day, 15 hours ago
Grand-rapids-central

Changing Face of West Michigan: Diversity in Education

Changing Face of West Michigan: Diversity in EducationWith the help of our partners at USA Today, we continue spending time looking at the "Changing Face of America."
  • Grand-rapids-central
  • 1 day, 15 hours ago
13 On Your Side

Tarmac trouble: U.S. runway close calls soar

Tarmac trouble: U.S. runway close calls soarNear runway collisions involving commercial airplanes climbed two-thirds from 2003 to 2013 at U.S. airports.
  • 13 On Your Side
  • 1 day, 15 hours ago
Holland-zeeland

Ottawa Beach Rd. project could be delayed until spring

Ottawa Beach Rd. project could be delayed until springThe Ottawa County Road Commission says they likely won't finish work on Ottawa Beach Road until the spring.
  • Holland-zeeland
  • 1 day, 15 hours ago
Grand-rapids-central

Local law professor offers analysis of Ferguson case

Local law professor offers analysis of Ferguson caseProfessor Devin Schindler offered an explanation of the grand jury process and his analysis of the situation.
  • Grand-rapids-central
  • 1 day, 15 hours ago