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2 hrs ago | MLive.com

Some of 37 dogs taken from home of woman accused of animal abuse now available to good homes

Some of the dogs taken from a home where 39 dogs were kept in allegedly appalling conditions will be available for adoption starting today - Friday, Aug. 22. Five Chinese Crested-mix puppies will be among the first of the 37 dogs the Kent County Animal Shelter will be placing in new homes after they were removed from the Northeast Side home of a ... (more)

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Grand Rapids, MI

5 hrs ago | MLive.com

Kent County South Clinic, opening in September, will provide dental and medical care

The new Kent County South Clinic, which will provide dental and medical care for low-income patients, is set to open in September.

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Related Topix: Kentwood, MI, Wyoming, MI

9 hrs ago | MLive.com

GOP's third Michigan Supreme Court nominee likely to be Kent County judge

After a girl unfurled an American flag while standing on a horse riding in a circle and the national anthem played at a Caledonia stable Wednesday, Kent County Circuit Court Judge James Robert Redford spoke with wonder of his apparent coming Republican nomination for the Michigan Supreme Court.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Michigan Government, Caledonia, MI, Grand Rapids, MI

11 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

Construction set for Tanger Outlets mall in western Michigan

Construction is set to begin Thursday in Kent County's Byron Township, near Grand Rapids.

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Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MI

Wed Aug 20, 2014

MLive.com

Former marijuana dispensary owner plans to fight new drug and gun charges

The former marijuana dispensary owner lost one plea deal after he was arrested on new pot charges as well as being a felon in possession of guns.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana

MLive.com

Teen Best Buy employee admits to stealing nearly $40,000 using on-line scheme

A technology savvy 19-year-old Best Buy employee used her skills to bilk her employer out of nearly $40,000 over a five-month period.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

WSJV-TV South Bend

Storms hit southern Michigan, with 60 mph gusts

Severe thunderstorms have been pushing across Michigan's Lower Peninsula, creating wind gusts nearing 60 miles per hour in places, knocking down trees and dumping as much as 2.6 inches of rain.

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Related Topix: Weather, Michigan, Comstock Park, MI, Barry County, MI, Middleville, MI

Mon Aug 18, 2014

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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Related Topix: Kentwood, MI

WNEM-TV Saginaw

Grand Rapids boy hospitalized for pit bull attack

Grand Rapids Police Lt. Mark Ostapowicz tells the Grand Rapids Press the boy was walking down a street Sunday when the dog broke loose of its chain and bit him.

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Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MI

Sun Aug 17, 2014

WTKG-AM Grand Rapids

Caledonia burglar takes cash but not electronics

Neighbors are keeping an eye out for anything unusual after a series of robberies south of Grand Rapids this week.

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Related Topix: Caledonia, MI, Grand Rapids, MI

Fri Aug 15, 2014

MLive.com

Burglar steals purse as rash of daytime burglaries continues in Caledonia

Police say a man slipped into a house early Friday, Aug. 15, and stole a purse while the residents were inside.

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Related Topix: Caledonia, MI

WWBN-FM Burton

Michigan Man Kills Prostitute, Spits on Her Corpse

A Michigan judge must now decide the fate of a man that plead guilty earlier last week to the 2013 killing of a prostitute , in which he reportedly spit on her corpse before leaving her in tall weeds in Grand Rapids.

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Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MI

MLive.com

Flooding lawsuit tossed: Judge rules 1989 contract immunizes city from legal claim

Careful wording in a 1989 development contract allowed the city of Grand Rapids to wiggle out of a lawsuit that claimed a decades-old cut in the downtown levee system allowed flood waters to cause $7 million in damage to the Plaza Towers high-rise complex last April.

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Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MI, Natural Disasters, Flood

MLive.com

$10,000 Consumers Energy grant creating more free preschool slots for Kent County children

A $10,000 grant from Consumers Energy to Kent County's Great Start Preschool Scholarship Fund will give 10 more 3-year-olds access to quality, affordable preschool, according to Judy Freeman, director of Great Start Collaborative of Kent County .

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MLive.com

Robber blames 'my own stupidity,' apologizes for terrorizing victims in crime spree

Thaddeus Horatio Frazier was sentenced Thursday, Aug. 14, to 25 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to robbing five businesses, including two credit unions.

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Related Topix: Prison, Wyoming, MI, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Thu Aug 14, 2014

MLive.com

'Swatting' calls like Ottawa County's double-shooting...

A day after someone made a fake 911 call, claiming he was a 14-year-old who shot his parents near Grand Haven, detectives are busy trying to track down the origin of the Internet-based call.

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Related Topix: Ottawa County, MI, Grand Haven, MI, Lowell, MI

MLive.com

West Michigan State Board of Education member says it's time we...

West Michigan State Board of Education member Lupe Ramos-Montigny said Thursday their board is advocating for the best interests of children by calling on the Legislature to take up their recommendations to change charter school law.

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Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MI, Ottawa County, MI, Ferris State University, Grand Valley State University, Lake Superior State University

MLive.com

Police warn residents to lock doors, windows after four daytime burglaries in Caledonia Township

Kent County sheriff's deputies say burglars broke into four Caledonia Township homes during the day on Wednesday, Aug. 13. The burglaries occurred between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the 6300-block of 76th Street SE, 7600-block and 9000-block of 84th Street SE and 8200-block of Whineyville Avenue SE, police said.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

MLive.com

Suspect in 2009 Grand Rapids homicide described his arrest as 'load off his mind'

"He thanked us and said this has been on his conscience. It was a load off his mind," state police Detective Sgt.

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Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MI

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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Related Topix: Kentwood, MI

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