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18 hrs ago | MLive.com

Editorial: Why you should vote 'yes' on Kent District Library tax proposal

Mort Hendricks and grandson Evan, 5, of Walker read a book at Kent District Library's Walker branch Library during a "Summer Carnival" in 2011.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Walker, MI, Cedar Springs, MI, Sparta, MI, Opinion

Sat Jul 12, 2014

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Police: 14-Year-Old Boy Arrested For Falsifying Drive-by Shooting, And Shooting Younger Brother

A 14-year-old boy is in Kent County Juvenile Detention Saturday morning for falsifying claims of a drive-by shooting.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Grand Rapids, MI

Fri Jul 11, 2014

MLive.com

Jeff Dykehouse remembered for community involvement, living 'full throttle'

As friends remembered the 52-year-old Grand Rapids man Thursday - a day after he was struck and killed by a car while riding his bicycle in Ada Township - they spoke in admiration of his ability to connect with others.

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Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MI, Photography, Arts

MLive.com

Kenowa Hills music booster tried to cover up debits with false bank letters: court documents

The treasurer of a Kenowa Hills Schools music booster program allegedly fabricated bank letters in an effort to cover up debits made booster account.

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Related Topix: Opinion

MLive.com

Medical marijuana-related charges filed against Grand Rapids doctor, others in alleged drug ring

Police say a Grand Rapids doctor certified patients to use medical marijuana without providing a physical examination, reviewing patients' medical records and often without meeting the patient at all.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Grand Rapids, MI

Thu Jul 10, 2014

MLive.com

Tanning booth peeper pleads guilty to spying on woman at Planet Fitness

The man who was at the Grandville Planet Fitness center with his wife when he decided to make his way into the ceiling so he could have a look at woman in another booth has pleaded guilty to surveilling an unclothed person.

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Related Topix: Grandville, MI, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Hudsonville, MI, Ottawa County, MI

WOODTV.com

Storm damage in Kent County. Photo courtesy: Adam Dabaja/Soapbox Pictures)

The American Red Cross says it is still deciding when it will close its shelter for people affected by Sunday night's storm and tornado in the southern metro Grand Rapids area.

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Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MI

MLive.com

Fired Kentwood deputy clerk admits stealing city fine payments

One of the people at the Kentwood District Court who collected fines from lawbreakers will now be paying fines of her own after admitting to embezzling from her employer.

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Related Topix: Kentwood, MI

MLive.com

Dog's return after tornado provides happy ending for visiting family, destroyed kennel

Somewhat bleary-eyed and perhaps a tad skinnier, the first thing Puckett did when he arrived at his aunt's house was lay down on the cold, wooden floor and sleep.

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Related Topix: Ludington, MI, Grand Rapids, MI

MLive.com

Tornado toll in Wyoming's shade park: 98 percent of trees lost

Four days after a tornado blew through Kent County, Ideal Park remains closed indefinitely.

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WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Avid Bicyclist, Photographer, Father Killed by Suspected Drunk Driver

Kent County Sheriff's deputies released the name of the bicyclist hit and killed by an alleged drunk driver Wednesday in Ada Township.

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Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MI, Bitely, MI

MLive.com

After bicyclist is killed by alleged drunken driver, 'two...

Dale and Alice Gant had a sinking feeling Wednesday night as they sat home and waited for Dale's brother, Steve Jones, to arrive from work.

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Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MI, Bitely, MI

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Students From China Help With Storm Clean Up In Ideal Park

As the clean up continues in Southern Kent County, help continues to pour in from across West Michigan, and even the world.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Greenville, MI

MLive.com

1989 development contract bars Plaza Towers flooding lawsuit, city claims

Attorneys for the city of Grand Rapids are asking for dismissal of a lawsuit brought against the municipality by owners of the Plaza Towers complex in the wake of last year's Grand River flooding.

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

Wed Jul 09, 2014

MLive.com

Bicyclist killed in Kent County crash, driver arrested for operating under the influence

A 52-year-old Grand Rapids man was killed Wednesday night when an SUV struck his bicycle in Ada Township.

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Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MI

Detroit Free Press

Red Cross distributing Michigan storm cleanup kits

The American Red Cross of West Michigan plans to distribute cleanup kits to people whose homes were damaged by recent severe weather in the state.

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Related Topix: Weather, Kentwood, MI

MLive.com

Tornado tally: $4.5 million damage covering 300 properties

County officials say Sunday's tornado that ripped through Wyoming and Kentwood caused an estimated $4.5 million in damage to about 300 structures.

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Related Topix: Wyoming, MI, Kentwood, MI

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Traffic Blog: New Construction, Traffic News

The ramp from northbound US-131 to eastbound Stadium Drive is closed through July 21. All other ramps are open.

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Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MI, Saugatuck, MI, Grand Haven, MI, Spring Lake, MI

MLive.com

Walker has the lowest city tax in Kent, Ottawa counties: See who pays the most

In case you haven't checked the mail, summer property tax bills went out this month.

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Related Topix: Walker, MI, Ottawa County, MI, Lowell, MI, Grand Rapids, MI

WTKG-AM Grand Rapids

Cleanup Kits for Tornado Victims

The Red Cross will hand out clean up kits to southern Kent County tornado victims today.

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