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2 hrs ago | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

a Get the Lead Out': Program to help families make homes safe

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., - Jennifer and Eddie Carmona had no idea their older home was hurting their young son Jaxon, until the toddler tipped them off to the hidden danger lurking in the house. "His lead level was really high, 26 the first time," mom Jennifer Carmona told FOX17 News.

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4 hrs ago | MLive.com

Man, 18, and juvenile charged with stealing cars, cash from GMC dealership

A Lowell area man and a juvenile are charged with breaking into a GMC dealership and stealing cars, and police say they are tied to two other area break-ins. Lowell Police said Scottie Lee Estes, 18, and a juvenile accomplice stole cash and three vehicles from Wittenbach GMC, 749 W. Main St., on Aug. 29. Cash was also stolen from the dealership.

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8 hrs ago | MLive.com

Lack of victim will not deter case against man who allegedly spit on police after stand-off

An arrest warrant has been issued for the woman allegedly held against her will in a Cutlerville home as police blared air horns, used loud speakers and shot out windows in order to get the suspect inside to surrender. Gregory John Arnold was in Kent County District Court Monday, Sept.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Grand Valley Lanthorn

GR mayor declares 2015 the 'year of interfaith service'

When Grand Valley State University junior Mohib Azeem migrated from Pakistan to the U.S. over two years ago, he carried his Islamic faith and a wary view of other religions with him. Today, as the president of the GVSU Muslim Student Association, he still holds his faith close, but, he has also acquired the mission to spread religious tolerance.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Grand Haven Tribune

Grand Rapids airport gets $7.2 million grant

The Grand Rapids airport received a $7.2 million federal grant for a stormwater facility to limit the impact of deicing fluid on local waterways. Michigan's U.S. senators announced Wednesday that the U.S. Transportation Department awarded the grant to Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

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MLive.com

Police: Ex-boyfriend of Plainfield Township woman breaks in, stabs new boyfriend

A 21-year-old Grand Rapids man broke into his ex-girlfriend's home, then fought with and stabbed the woman's new boyfriend before fleeing, police said. Kent County sheriff's deputies say Noa Deih, while holding a kitchen knife, also threatened to "kill them both" in the moments before the Tuesday, Sept.

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MLive.com

GRCC files lawsuit to take ownership of Bostwick Avenue

Bostwick Avenue, the common area between Grand Rapids Community College's main building and parking garage, has long been an integral part of the school's campus. Students use it to walk to and from buildings and mingle in between classes.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

MLive.com

'Suspicious' man at jewelry store jumps out of moving car while fleeing police

A "suspicious" man at Paul Medawar Fine Jewelry gave police his license during a traffic stop, then drove off and later jumped out his moving vehicle. Workers at Medawar, 4518 Plainfield Ave. NE, called the Kent County Sheriff's Department about a man behaving suspiciously shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday, sheriff's Lt.

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WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Police perimeter set up on Grand Rapidsa NE side

Law enforcement officials set up a perimeter on the city's Northeast side Thursday following suspicious activity at Paul Medawar Fine Jewelry, 4518 Plainfield Ave. NE. According to Grand Rapids Police, a perimeter was set up in the area of Knapp, Prospect and Elmwood and one suspect is in custody.

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MLive.com

Victim in alleged road rage, ethnic intimidation writes off incident as 'he had a bad day'

Dequane Brown admits he may have pulled out in front of a car while making a "Michigan turn" on Kalamazoo Avenue SE, but what allegedly happened next went far beyond impolite driving.

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MLive.com

Kent County Road Commission worker killed in accident remembered as 'pusher and mover'

His son's enthusiasm for Caledonia Schools sports and his children is one of the umpteen memories that friends and family of Dougherty now hold dear after his death Monday, Sept. 8. Dougherty, 42, was hit and killed by a motor grader at an Alaska Avenue SE road construction project.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

MLive.com

West Michigan lawmakers recruit legislators to help Kids' Food Basket get 50,400 meal bags decorated

State Sen. Dave Hildenbrand, R-Lowell Township and Sen Goeff Hansen, R-Hart, spoke on the Senate floor Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, regarding the Grand Rapids-based Kids' Food Basket Sept.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Michigan, Lowell, MI, Grand Rapids, MI

MLive.com

Fired deputy court clerk avoids jail by agreeing to repay thousands stolen from Kentwood

The 47-year-old former Kentwood District Court clerk who pocketed thousands in traffic fines from the city of Kentwood will not go to jail. Deanna Lynn Terranova of Rockford was sentenced to 30 months of probation, 120 hours of work crew and will have to pay back $8,245 to the city of Kentwood as part of a sentence handed down by Kent County Circuit Court Paul Sullivan on Tuesday, Sept.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

MLive.com

After heated GOP primary, Gov. Bobby Jindal sees bigger divide: Americans vs. D.C.

A rift in the Kent County Republican Party a month after U.S. Rep. Justin Amash ripped challenger Brian Ellis ago has mended, but Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said frequent intra-party squabbling is not the biggest problem in politics.

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Related Topix: Bobby Jindal, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Justin Amash, Representative Bill Huizenga

MLive.com

Anger and understanding from families as killer who spat on victim's body is sentenced

The daughter of a woman who was strangled, her body dumped on the banks of a creek and then spat on by her killer just wanted to know why.

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MLive.com

Too big? Too many? Kent County city looks to limit size, number of political signs

A large sign expressing political support for U.S. Rep. Justin Amash sat this summer in the front yard of John Strauss's home on Spring Street, just north of the Rockford Dam.

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MLive.com

Landlords and investors challenge Kent County Land Bank in state Court of Appeals hearing

Can the Kent County Land Bank Authority step to the front of the line when it comes to acquiring tax foreclosed properties? Three judges on the state Court of Appeals wrestled with that question on Wednesday, Sept.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

PolitiFact

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee: Says Michigan U.S. Senate...

An ad by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee attacks Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land's position on women's issues.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Gary Peters, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

MLive.com

Misidentification leads to 3 weeks in jail for teen wrongly accused of home invasion

Any amount of time in jail is too long for most people, but for a teen jailed and released after three weeks, his attorney said he was fortunate to be out as soon as he was.

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MLive.com

No jail time for woman who took child from school bus but found not guilty of kidnapping

A woman who admitted she took a 3-year-old from a Grand Rapids school bus then drove the child around for three hours before turning the child over to police will not go to jail.

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