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3 hrs ago | MLive.com

Suspect in Wyoming stabbing, Greenville carjacking to be arraigned

One of three suspects in a crime spree believed to have stretched from Wyoming, to Greenville, to the Detroit area and beyond will be arraigned Friday morning in Wyoming on several charges for a stabbing there.

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Related Topix: Wyoming, MI, Greenville, MI

5 hrs ago | MLive.com

Prosecutors await driver's toxicology test results in crash that killed Jeff Dykehouse

Prosecutors continue to wait for the results of toxicology tests before making any decision on how to proceed with possible charges against the driver in a crash that killed bicyclist Jeff Dykehouse on July 9. Assistant Prosecutor James Benison said the prosecutor's office has asked the crime lab to expedite results - place a higher priority on ... (more)

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Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MI

5 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

Pennsylvania prisoner pleads guilty to 2004 Michigan murder

The Grand Rapids Press reports Walter Antraell Wilson told police last week he killed Robert Anthony Farmer in 2004.

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Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MI, Federal Prisons, Prison

9 hrs ago | MLive.com

Booming job market found for health care positions that require less education

The health care industry is a booming field in Grand Rapids and nationally - for workers who have an associate's degree or less.

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Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MI, Nursing, Medicine

Wed Jul 23, 2014

MLive.com

GRCC faculty, staff celebrating college's 100th anniversary with 'Ways to Give' project

Grand Rapids Community College faculty and staff are celebrating the school's 100th anniversary with a series of donation projects, ranging from collecting school supplies for children to sending books to inmates of the Kent County Jail.

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WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Two wanted in Michigan manhunt arrested at York Creek Apartments

Kent County Sheriff's deputies have taken two suspects wanted for a Michigan crime spree into custody at York Creek Apartments.

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MLive.com

Man accused of firing shot to the back that paralyzed teen faces 27-years to life in prison

Rodney Scot Armstrong will face trial on two charges of attempted murder as a result of a downtown shooting that left one teen without the use of his legs After two days of testimony in Grand Rapids District Court where 16 and 17-year-old shooting victims were among those who identified 25-year-old Armstrong as the man who fired the gun in the ... (more)

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MLive.com

Candidates vying for Kent County District Court judgeship to participate in MLive forum

The six candidates seeking a vacant northern Kent County District Court judgeship have agreed to participate in MLive's online candidate forum slated for Monday, July 28. The forum will provide a way for voters to ask questions directly of the candidates who seek to replace Judge Steven Servaas, who is serving out his last term as the judge for the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Walker, MI

Tue Jul 22, 2014

MLive.com

Kentwood woman charged in fatal crash between pickup, car

A Kentwood woman has been charged in a fatal crash caused when her pickup slammed into the back of a Honda Accord, killing a Plainfield Township man.

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Related Topix: Kentwood, MI

Mon Jul 21, 2014

MLive.com

Serial scammer faces prison for taking money for asphalt work that was never done

A 46-year-old man who liked to take money for asphalt jobs that never happened faces prison and hefty fines after pleading guilty to false pretenses as a habitual offender.

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Related Topix: Alto, MI, Ottawa County, MI, Hudsonville, MI, Economics News, Bankruptcy, Walker, MI

MLive.com

Is Grand Rapids trapped under a 'thick, immovable cloud' of skunk odor?

Skunks have invaded the city in a big, stinky way, according to a recent Outside Magazine article penned by Grand Rapids biologist Christopher Kemp .

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Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MI

MLive.com

Member of jury that found woman not guilty of kidnapping 3-year-old defends decision

A person who identified themself as a member of the Kent County Circuit Court jury that determined a New Jersey woman who took a 3-year-old off a Grand Rapids school bus was not guilty of kidnapping took to MLive's comment section to defend the decision.

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Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MI

Sun Jul 20, 2014

MLive.com

Editorial: YES to Kent County Senior Millage increase to meet demand for services

The Kent County Commission has a senior millage proposal on the Aug. 5 primary election ballot asking voters to support .50 mills for eight years for essential services for older adults.

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Related Topix: Opinion

WILX-TV Lansing

Girl Killed in Golf Cart Accident

The Kent County sheriff's department said Saturday that Brookelyn Elias was riding in a golf cart-style vehicle Friday with her 6-year-old brother Carter on a private driveway in Gaines Township, south of Grand Rapids.

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Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MI

MLive.com

Motorcycle rider killed in collision with tractor is identified

Authorities have released the identities of those injured and killed in a fatal motorcycle crash with a tractor this weekend .

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Related Topix: Kentwood, MI

Sat Jul 19, 2014

WHTC

Accident in Gratton Township Results in Fatality

The Kent County Sheriff's Office reports that the accident involved two motorcycles and a tractor.

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Related Topix: Belding, MI

MLive.com

One rider killed after two motorcycles collide with tractor on Five Mile Road NE

Two motorcyclists collided with a tractor near the intersection of Five Mile Road NE and Byrne Avenue Saturday, killing one of the riders and leaving the other with minor injuries, authorities said.

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Detroit Free Press

People-powered plane pull marks Gerald R. Ford airport 50th anniversary

The Grand Rapids Press reports that the plane pull competition on Saturday helps mark the milestone.

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CBS Local

Girl Dies In Golf Cart Crash Near Grand Rapids

The Kent County sheriff's department describes it as a golf cart-style vehicle. The girl and a 6-year-old boy were riding the vehicle Friday on a private driveway in Gaines Township, south of Grand Rapids.

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Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MI

Fri Jul 18, 2014

WILX-TV Lansing

Child Killed in Off-Road Accident

A 10-year-old girl has died after an off-road vehicle crashed and rolled in western Michigan.

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Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MI

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