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2 homes in Grand Rapids broken into, multiple other attempts
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Grand Rapids Police Department (GRPD) is searching for a suspect who is accused of breaking into two homes early Saturday morning. GRPD said that the two break ins occurred between midnight and 5:30 a.m. in the Beckwith Hills Neighborhood near the intersection of Leonard Ave and Perkins Ave. They say that the suspect also tried unsuccessfully to break into multiple other homes.
‘Disappointing’: World of Winter installation vandalized
Vandals have been targeting an art installation at the World of Winter festival in downtown Grand Rapids.
Loud booming sounds leave Grand Rapids neighbors confused
Dozens of people in West Michigan are trying to figure out what caused loud booming sounds in Grand Rapids early Tuesday and Wednesday morning.
Former Grand Rapids Police officer says Michigan appeals court made mistake in ruling to send him to trial
KENT COUNTY, Mich. — Attorneys for the former Grand Rapids Police Officer charged with murder in a 2022 traffic stop killing are asking the appeals court to reconsider their findings. Christopher Schurr is charged with second-degree murder after shooting Patrick Lyoya in the back of the head following a...
Grand Rapids Gears Up for Triple the Laughs at 'The Triple Play Comedy Show!'
Get ready to triple your laughter at "The Triple Play Comedy Show!" coming to Grand Rapids this February! This show promises an uproarious evening of entertainment that's sure to tickle your funny bone not once, not twice, but thrice over!
West Michigan driver cut out of car, airlifted to hospital after I-196 crash
HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A one-car crash sent a Grand Rapids man to the hospital Tuesday morning. Westnedge Avenue: Car crash blocks Westnedge Avenue near downtown Kalamazoo. The driver, 32, had been traveling west on I-196 near Adams Street when he drove off the road and crashed into a...
'I was scared' | Nine-year-old boy recovering after being attacked by dog
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — It's been more than a week since a nine-year-old was attacked by a dog at a park in Grand Rapids. While he continues to heal, his mother wants the dog's owner to be found and punished. It happened while Rosalyn Morgan was at a Super...
Fishing guide who saved kayaker that went over dam shares warning
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A kayaker most likely enjoying the spring-like temperatures along the Grand River Wednesday went over a dam. Shane Parwey, who owns Peel N Drag Guide Service, had been fishing with some friends for hours when he spotted the man headed downstream just before noon. "I...
Kent County Feb 21 Weekly Crime Report: 540 Incidents and 24 Crime Stories
Kent County Feb 21 Weekly Crime Report: 540 Incidents and 24 Crime Stories. During the last week, Kent County reported a total of 540 crime cases. The most prevalent crime was theft, with 113 incidents, followed by assault and suspicious situations, each with 90 cases. Other categories of crime, such as 'Other', 'Arrest', and 'Domestic Related' accounted for 66, 64, and 46 cases respectively. Less frequent but still concerning were instances of trespassing, burglary, and vandalism, each recording 25 and 15 cases respectively. More serious crimes like shootings were reported 13 times, while robbery and disturbances were the least reported, with only 2 and 1 cases respectively. These figures reveal a relatively high crime rate, with theft, assault, and suspicious situations being the most significant contributors.
5 great places to get crunchy loaded tater tots in the Grand Rapids area
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – There’s nothing like crunchy tater tots loaded with the trifecta of gooey cheese, crispy bacon and sour cream to make for the perfect bar snack. We’ve got several great places in the Grand Rapids area that serve up delicious loaded tater tots when you’re craving that classic cheesy appetizer. This week, MLive/The Grand Rapids Press has rounded up some of the best places in town to check out next time you’re searching for yummy loaded tater tots.
Grand Rapids Riverwalk set to reopen after repairs
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Grand Rapids Riverwalk between the JW Marriot and the Blue Bridge is getting a complete makeover. The Riverwalk in that area has been closed for several years due to safety concerns from flooding over the last decade. In addition to the work being done...
Weekly ticket purchase leads Kent County woman to $1.1M Lotto 47 win
LANSING, MI -- A Kent County woman’s weekly routine finally paid off huge for her as she recently won a $1.1 million jackpot playing the Michigan Lottery’s Lotto 47 game. I” buy a Lotto 47 ticket every week to cover both draws for that week, and I always play the same set of numbers,” said the winner, who chose to remain anonymous. “When I checked my ticket the night of the drawing and realized I’d won, it was shocking! I didn’t fully believe it until I called the Lottery the next day to verify my prize. To be honest, I’m still processing it. Winning provides endless opportunities that I otherwise wouldn’t have.”
Stunning upsets headline Tuesday’s Grand Rapids-area prep hoops action
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Catholic Central brought a 68-game home winning streak in Tuesday’s conference clash with Ottawa Hills, but what the Cougars didn’t have was star guard and Mr. Basketball candidate Durral Brooks. With knee tendonitis keeping the future Michigan Wolverine on the bench,...
Michigan hospital among first in nation to use new technology to treat Afib
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Grand Rapids based hospital became the first health system in the Midwest to use new technology in treating patients with abnormal heart rhythm. Procedures at Corewell Health on Thursday, Feb. 15 used new technology called Medtronic PulseSelect™ Pulsed Field Ablation System to address atrial fibrillation, or Afib, according to health officials.
Grand Rapids rezones 30 acres for housing, higher density on west side
The Grand Rapids City Commission voted Tuesday night to rezone approximately 30 acres and prepare land along the west side of the Grand River for future development such as housing. The land spans 22 parcels along Front and Scribner avenues between Leonard Street to the north and Sixth Street to...
Kent County: Lithium battery likely caused recycling center fire
There was a fire Wednesday morning at Kent County's Recycling and Education Center, the county says.
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Kittens Up for Adoption in Grand Rapids, MI
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around grand rapids.
Nikki Haley to visit Grand Rapids ahead of primary
Haley will be in Grand Rapids on Monday, a day before Michigan's primary election.
2 vacant Grand Rapids properties to be redeveloped into family homes
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Two vacant properties on Grand Rapids’ southeast side would see new life under tentative plans to furnish them with single-family homes that will be income restricted. On Tuesday, Feb. 20, Grand Rapids city commissioners gave initial approval for LINC UP to purchase the properties...
Grand Rapids businesses get together to surprise beloved crossing guard
Jenna Arcidiacono said she would drive by and see 70-year-old Brenda Dobbs smiling and waving, she was so inspired she had to do something to give back to her.