Kentwood man, 50, killed in crash remembered as loving relative
Relatives of a Kentwood man who was struck by a car and killed are remembering him as a loving person who frequently had an amusing story to tell.
Separate Accidents Cause One Fatality and Two Critically Injured
Two separate pedestrian-related accidents in Wyoming have resulted in the death of one man and critical injuries to another man and a woman.
Kentwood man, 50, killed in first of two pedestrian crashes in Wyoming Monday
A 50-year-old Kentwood man was struck by a pickup truck and killed Monday night as he crossed Division Avenue, police say.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
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.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Kentwood firefighters investigate electrical problems at Woodland Mall
Firefighters were busy investigating electrical issues on the northwest side of Woodland Mall in Kentwood on Sunday morning, Dec. 1. Police and firefighters from Grand Rapids and Kentwood were called to the mall, 3195 28th Street SE, about 10:25 a.m. on reports of an electrical fire.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Kentwood firefighters quickly douse kitchen fire at Carrabba's Italian Grill
Fire officials said a quick response time helped contain a kitchen fire that sparked overnight at Carrabba's Italian Grill.
Santa Claus Girls: Knitting can be fun and theraputic
"I never had children and I love children so I called the Santa Claus Girls one day and asked if they could use the hats" said Judy Blain.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Kentwood man bound over to circuit court for alleged drunken driving crash that killed couple
A 27-year-old man accused of killing a young couple in an alleged drunken driving crash in October was bound over for trial after a judge heard testimony regarding his blood alcohol content.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Rescuers headed to multiple vehicle crash in Kentwood, four injured
Rescue crews are headed to a report of a multiple-vehicle crash on Kalamazoo Avenue SE at Andrew Street, with four people injured.
School leaders concerned about homeless student's families with weather shifting
With temperatures dropping and snow showers in the forecast, school liaisons working with Kent County's homeless students say there is an increased need for shelter, food and winter clothing.
Reading magazine in violation of parole sends man to prison for 16...
Vernon Heath was a free man after spending only a few months in jail for his part in an armed robbery that left a 28-year-old father dead.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Kentwood Parks and Recreation clerk sentenced to prison in embezzlement that cost the city jobs
A former Kentwood Parks and Recreation clerk will spend 20 months to 20 years in prison after she managed to steal more than $331,000 from the city that led to job cuts, according to the mayor-elect.
Firefighters sue Grand Rapids over study of consolidation
The Grand Rapids Fire Fighters Union is suing the city for the right to review drafts of a study on consolidation with Kentwood and Wyoming.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
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DHS employee charged with fraud
An employee of Kent County's Department of Human Services faces two felony fraud charges that could land her in prison for up to four years.
Fire guts Kentwood home, family renovating in preparation for move-in
Fire this morning gutted a Boxwood Court SE home, just as the new homeowners were about to move in, firefighters said.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Man who robbed Wyoming cash advance store, testified in murder trial sentenced to prison
Grover, 29, of Lowell, robbed the Advance America Cash at 4130 S. Division Ave., around 11:15 a.m. Employees told police Grover had a handgun in his waistband and walked out with an undisclosed amount of money.
Pedestrian reportedly struck by car in Kentwood
Police and rescue personnel are responding to a crash at 32nd Street and Shaffer Avenue SE in Kentwood, where a pedestrian was reportedly struck, according to emergency dispatch traffic.
Water-sewer rates going down for most Grand Rapids customers: See how much
The average quarterly bill for city water-sewer customers in Grand Rapids will dip 39 cents in 2014, based on a rate study up for review over the next month.
Thu Nov 14, 2013
Flex-N-Gate renovating baby products plant to mold auto lighting
Auto supplier Flex-N-Gate Corp. will invest $16.3 million to expand production at its Ventra plastics facility in Kentwood, Mich.