Michigan Republican leader Dave Agema: Gay people 'want free medical because they're dying'
Michigan Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema, a former state representative from Grandville, is facing criticism for another round of controversial remarks about gay marriage.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Calvin's Tyler Kruis named MIAA Player of the Week in men's basketball
The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin center Tyler Kruis its Player of the Week in men's basketball for games played through December 8. Kruis, a senior from Grand Rapids , averaged 21.5 points and 6.5 rebounds during the MIAA/CCIW Challenge at Calvin over the weekend.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Top 5 things to do in Grand Rapids include Nite Lites, GRAM Tree Lighting, Christmas for the Animals
'Tis the season. Whether celebrating its 33rd year in Coopersville or the first in Grandville both on Friday, holiday parades are a tradition in West Michigan.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Letter: Senate filibuster rule change another mistake
U.S. Sen. Carl Levin speaks at the Grand Valley Metro Council breakfast Monday, November 4, 2013 at GVSU's L. William Seidman Center in downtown Grand Rapids.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
West Michigan school employees getting certified in Mental Health First Aid
West Michigan educators will undergo an eight-hour Mental Health First Aid training certification course on Thursday, Dec. 5, to be able to avert crisis situations.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
WXMI-TV Grand Rapids
Dive Team Rescue Person From Pond Near Rivertown Crossings Mall
Rescue teams were called to a pond near the RiverTown Crossings Mall in Grandville around 1pm on December 2 after reports were called in of a male struggling in the pond adjacent to the mall.
How Common Core standards are affecting elementary, middle school math classes
In Beth Ledesma's second-grade classroom, students are looking at bar models to help them grasp basic mathematical principles, seemingly a simple idea but one that is emerging across Michigan as school districts look to adapt learning to Common Core standards.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
WZZM-TV Grand Rapids
Some retailers bare Black Friday morning; Cabela's a big exception
But WZZM 13 found some large retailers were nearly empty early this morning. However, we found at least one exception.
Forecast: Black Friday shoppers brave freezing temperatures; sun ahead
Mike and Melissa VandenHoek of Hudsonville load a television into their car outside Best Buy on Wilson Avenue SW in Grandville on Thursday, November 28, 2013.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Downtown Grandville to host first Christmas parade
The parade will celebrate the season with decorative floats featuring colorful Christmas lights and, of course, Santa Claus.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Fruitport's Lakes Mall expecting plenty of changes in 2014 with retailer shuffle
The Lakes Mall is entering another Black Friday-launched Christmas shopping season this year with virtually 100 percent of its nearly 600,000-square-foot enclosed regional shopping mall leased, according to General Manager Michael Hagen.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
West Michigan school district officials: Bullying behavior decreasing with newer 'be nice' programs
The term "bullying" is widely overused in today's schools that many students no longer take it seriously, educators say.
Masked gunman robs gas station
Police in Grandville are investigating an armed robbery. The masked suspect walked into the Shell gas station, 3960 28th St., and displayed a handgun, demanding money from the clerk, according to a news release.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
West Michigan mountain biker takes on the toughest race in the world
Dennis Murphy hit a tree while riding his mountain bike back in August of 2000. He was racing at Big M in the Manistee National Forest.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Will turning Thanksgiving into new Black Friday pay off for retailers?
A few days ago, he received an email from Hollister, announcing it will join other trendy fashion retailers H&M, Forever 21 and American Eagle in opening Thanksgiving evening .
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Newberry Honor author Cynthia Lord talks writing strategies with West Michigan students
West Michigan students got a writing lesson this week, not from their teacher but from Newberry Honor author Cynthia Lord.
WZZM-TV Grand Rapids
Zeigler Maserati expanding in Grandville
It was all about style and speed in Grandville Thursday night. Zeigler Maserati has been selling Maseratis for only two weeks, but they're already expanding their line.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
How an online rant can hurt your credit
Consumers regularly complain online about a disappointing service or product, whether to get the attention of a company's customer service or inform potential customers.
Car goes off I-196 and into Grand River
A car went off I-196 and into the Grand River in Grandville late Wednesday afternoon, sending one woman to the hospital.