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Term limits proposal appears headed for Grand Rapids ballot

A ballot proposal for term limits appears headed to city voters in November. Advocates on Tuesday, July 29, turned in two boxes of signatures to the Grand Rapids clerk's office.

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Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MI

Mon Jul 28, 2014

MLive.com

Founders Bank and Trust acquired by expansion-minded Indiana bank for $88 million

Founders Bank and Trust is being acquired by Old National Bank and Trust, an expanding Evansville, Ind.-based bank that also has moved into the Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo market this year.

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Related Topix: Michigan

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Two accused of breaking into Ionia County homes, selling stolen items to Grand Rapids pawn shops

Two Belding men are in custody on allegations that they broke into Ionia County homes and sold stolen items to Grand Rapids pawn shops.

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Related Topix: Ionia County, MI, Grand Rapids, MI, Belding, MI

MLive.com

Question the candidates: Live online forum presents candidates for Kent County District Court judge

Voters in northern Kent County will be able to ask questions directly of the people hoping to replace Steven Servaas as a judge in Kent County District Court.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Walker, MI, Rockford, MI, Grand Rapids, MI

Sun Jul 27, 2014

MLive.com

District judge candidate Jeffrey O'Hara comes out on top in funding and Bar Association ranking

Good news for the campaign of Kent County District Court judge candidate Jeffrey O'Hara: He came out on top both in fundraising and a bar association evaluation of candidates.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

CBS Local

Pennsylvania Prisoner Pleads Guilty To 2004 Michigan Murder

Walter Antraell Wilson told police last week he killed Robert Anthony Farmer in 2004.

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Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MI

Fri Jul 25, 2014

MLive.com

Got space? Santa Claus Girls charity seeks new workshop

The Santa Claus Girls, the Press-sponsored charity that since 1908 has made sure thousands of needy Kent County children have gifts at Christmastime, is in need of a new home for its workshop.

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MLive.com

Prosecutors plan additional charges against former Kent County commissioner

A former Kent County commissioner accused in a Catholic cemetery kick-back scheme may face additional charges after court testimony alleged he pointed a gun at a cemetery sexton.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Grand Rapids, MI, Lowell, MI

MLive.com

Thieves hit tobacco store, suspects may be responsible for several Kent County burglaries

Sheriff's deputies are looking for thieves believed to be responsible for several tobacco and cell phone store burglaries in the county.

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MLive.com

Wyoming man suspected in stabbing, carjacking, assault is arraigned

Daniel Leussenkamp, a Wyoming man suspected in a motel stabbing, a Greenville carjacking and possibly another assault near Detroit, is being held in the Kent County Jail on a $500,000 bond.

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Related Topix: Wyoming, MI, Greenville, MI

MLive.com

Northern Kent County voters will want to mark the calendar for...

Voters in the northern half of Kent County will be able to ask questions of the six people who hope to sit on the bench at the Kent County District Court.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

MLive.com

In split decision, East Grand Rapids joins others with anti-begging rules

East Grand Rapids has joined a growing number of West Michigan communities restricting street begging, despite concerns from two city commissioners that the ordinance may be a solution without a problem.

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Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MI, East Grand Rapids, MI, Kentwood, MI

MLive.com

Cascade gives final green light to southeast YMCA

The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids plans to begin construction late this summer on a new $30 million "one-of-a-kind" southeast side branch after winning approval for the project July 23 from the Cascade Township Board.

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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

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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

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

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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