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Term limits proposed for Grand Rapids mayor, commissioners; ballot question in the works
Mayor George Heartwell, second from right, and City Commissioner Walt Gutowski, foreground, could be affected if Grand Rapids voters choose to place term limits on their elected officials.
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Thu Mar 13, 2014
After a year on the loose, Marcus Smith to felony court for year-old New Roosevelt Bar shooting
A man who managed to elude law enforcement for a year after allegedly shooting four people at the now closed New Roosevelt Bar will face trial after a judge determined there was enough evidence to send his case to felony court.
Foxy finds a home: injured puppy leaving shelter today
Foxy, the injured puppy that was turned over to the Kent County Animal Shelter last month, will leave the shelter today for her new home.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
State of Michigan
Secretary of State Sparta office to close for remodeling March 17-21
Customers and staff will benefit from renovations that include new carpeting, a new counter design with a more efficient configuration, more comfortable furniture for test takers, power-assist entry doors and, when the weather permits, a resurfaced parking lot.
Grand Valley Lanthorn
State rep. to speak at Venderbush Leadership Lecture
Grand Valley State University will host state Rep. Winnie Brinks to tell her story of her rise to a leadership position in the Grand Rapids community.
Woman denies ex-boyfriend held her against her will after dragging her out car window, beating her
The woman police say was dragged out of her car, beaten and forced against her will into the car of her assailant now says she wanted to go for a ride with her ex-boyfriend.
Northern Michigan News
Man gets life in prison in robbery-killings of 2
A 25-year-old man convicted of first-degree murder in the robbery and slayings of two men outside a Grand Rapids convenience store has been sentenced to five terms of life in prison.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
GRCC to host 2nd Annual West Michigan Construction Summit this Thursday
Grand Rapids Community College is hosting its second annual West Michigan Construction Summit on Thursday, March 13. The event allows skilled trades suppliers to meet with project managers and buyers from the public and private sectors.
Kent County Sheriff's arson canine up for national hero dog award
Ritzey, a 2-year-old Goldador with the Kent County Sheriff's Department, is among about 135 dogs from across the country nominated for the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards , which recognizes notable canines such as law enforcement dogs, therapy dogs and pets that do extraordinary things.
Ada teen found guilty but mentally ill in stabbing of friend, sent to prison for 3-15 years
An Ada teen who pleaded guilty but mentally ill to stabbing a friend will spend the next three to 15 years in prison.
Go ahead, hock a loogie: Bizarre Grand Rapids law to be repealed
A ban on spitting in public soon will be scrubbed from the city code, as the municipal attorney's office continues to modernize local ordinances.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
WTKG-AM Grand Rapids
Carnegie Heads to Kent Circuit Court for Prostitute's Death
DeMarco Carnegie heads on to Kent County's Circuit Court for Open Murder and Armed Robbery charges after crimes last summer including the strangling death of a prostitute.
Sheriff's deputies investigate inmate's death at Kent County Jail
The Sheriff's Department is investigating the Sunday, March 9, death of an inmate found unresponsive on his jail cell floor.
Javonte Higgins' guilty verdict comes as relief to family of murder victims David and Vivian Bouwman
After a year of waiting, it took a jury four hours to deliver the answer the Bouwman family has been waiting for: Javonte Higgins is guilty of murder.
State of Michigan
Public meeting Wednesday, March 12, to discuss future of US-131 and I-96 in Kent County
WHAT: The Michigan Department of Transportation is hosting a second public meeting to discuss reconstruction needed over the next 20 years on US-131 and I-96 in Kent County.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
High End Homes: Prime location on Bostwick Lake is the reason for this home's lofty price tag
When this chalet-style home on Bostwick Lake was built in 1989, its owners decorated "Heron View" with the finest and latest in contemporary design elements.
Brutal winter costing West Michigan school districts more in heating bills
A brutal winter highlighted by the polar vortex that put the Midwest in a deep freeze is forcing school districts to shell out extra money for heating costs this year.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
WTKG-AM Grand Rapids
Forest Hills Girl Dies of Hospital Accident, not Cancer
A Forest Hills seventh-grader who was thought to have died from cancer actually died from a treatment-related accident at Spectrum Health hospital, according to the girl's death certificate.
'Potty parity' is a problem at DeVos Performance Hall, but solutions are costly
Complaints about "potty parity" at DeVos Performance Hall are genuine and the solutions could be expensive, according to a study prepared for the Grand Rapids/Kent County Convention and Arena Authority.
7 months in jail for Grand Rapids Township drunken-driving crash that injured 24-year-old woman
The Ferndale man police say was drunk when he ran a red light and smashed into another car, injuring a woman, will spend seven months in the Kent County Jail.