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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.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
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.
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.
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)
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)
Tue Jul 22, 2014
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.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
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.
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 .
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.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
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.
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.
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 .
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Accident in Gratton Township Results in Fatality
The Kent County Sheriff's Office reports that the accident involved two motorcycles and a tractor.
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.