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Kentwood, Michigan is located in Kent County. Zip codes in Kentwood, MI include 49548, 49588, and 49518. The median home price in Kentwood is $139,900 which is roughly $77/per square foot. More Kentwood information.

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Yesterday | The New York Times

Room for Debate: Young Souls, Dark Deeds

After Michael Connor Verkerke, 9, was killed earlier this month in Kentwood, Mich., a memorial was set up at the playground where a 12-year-old, facing adult murder charges, is said to have fatally stabbed him.

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Behind The Killcams - 2 PIECE HITMARKER

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

Watch A Tortoise Chase Down A Remote-Controlled Truck With ALL ITS MIGHT

Monday | MLive.com

Bad shooting kept domestic violence case from becoming murder-suicide, according to police

A Kentwood man's ineptness with a gun may be the only good outcome of an alleged incident of domestic violence that escalated to attempted murder.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

MLive.com

Tomes of independents: KDL celebrates area authors with the first Local Indie Fest

When Janet Vormittag's first novel was published in 2012, Kent District Library was just launching a new section at two of its branches dedicated to featuring local authors.

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MLive.com

Editorial: More prevention needed to curb a tragic trend of youth violence

Kentwood police investigate a stabbing that occurred in a playground in Pinebrook Village, in Kentwood, Aug. 4, 2014.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

USA Today

Stabbing victim's brother: 'He wants us to be happy'

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Seven-year-old Kameron Verkerke stood at the front of the church, wearing his Cub Scouts uniform, and holding a microphone.

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WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

9-year-old laid to rest after Kentwood playground stabbing

KENTWOOD, Mich.,- Family, friends, former teachers, law enforcement and fellow cub scouts gathered Wednesday as 9-year-old Connor Verkerke was laid to rest.

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KLTV Tyler

Loved ones say goodbye to boy killed at playground

A 9-year-old fatally stabbed at a playground near his western Michigan home was remembered during a memorial service Wednesday as a big-hearted and fun-loving boy who was taken much too soon.

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WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Loved ones say goodbye to boy killed at playground

A 9-year-old fatally stabbed at a playground near his western Michigan home was remembered during a memorial service Wednesday as a big-hearted and fun-loving boy who was taken much too soon.

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MLive.com

How Kent, Ottawa county schools trended on this year's top-to-bottom list

About half the schools in the Kent Intermediate School District saw their rank fall on the state's annual top-to-bottom list, according to data released Wednesday by the Michigan Department of Education.

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MLive.com

Kentwood church to offer free back-to-school computer repair clinic

As students prepare to go back to school in a couple weeks, Kentwood Community Church is offering a free repair clinic on their computers.

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KNUS-AM Aurora

Memorial service set for boy stabbed at playground

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American Reporter

Brasch WordsTHE $6 Million Social Worker

At the first of each year, I write about Lake Superior State University's List of Words to Be Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness.

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Tue Aug 12, 2014

WTKG-AM Grand Rapids

Silver Line already set to grow

The purpose of the Silver Line transit system is to encourage job growth and build momentum for another development, The Rapid CEO said Tuesday.

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Door Reminder

Boy, 12, accused of stabbing boy, 9, to have psych exam

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The 12-year-old Michigan boy who is being charged as an adult for the stabbing death of a 9-year-old boy waived his preliminary exam and was ordered today to undergo a psychiatric Boy, 12, accused of stabbing boy, 9, to have psych exam GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

WOTV Battle Creek

PHOTOS: David Warsen Legacy Walk

The West Michigan community came together to honor and celebrate the life of David Warsen.

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MLive.com

With both hands and feet amputated in fight for survival, her life 'is filled with joy'

When Pam Buschle had both hands and feet amputated in her battle to survive septic shock, she and her husband, Martin, had no idea what the future would hold for her.

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Sun Aug 10, 2014

USA Today

Families suffering on both ends of playground tragedy

KENTWOOD, Mich. - Two families are suffering on different ends of the same tragedy.

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WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Car crashes into utility pole knocking power out in Wyoming area

Power is out to nearly 3,000 people in the Wyoming and Kentwood area after a car smashed into a utility pole on South Division between 48th and 50th.

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Sat Aug 09, 2014

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Kent County habitat for humanity rebuilds re-store after tornado

KENTWOOD, Mich.-It's been more than a month since that tornado touched down in southern Kent County, and still neighbors and businesses are feeling the effects.

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WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Shocking new details in 9-year-old stabbing death

Kentwood, Mich.-The 24-page petition of Jamarion Lawhorn reveals many disturbing details about the case.

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