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  1. Mom charged after running over son in school parking lotRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    The mom who drove over her nine-year-old child at a Belmont area school has been charged with Child Abuse. The Kent County Prosecutor announced charges Friday of Child Abuse, 2nd degree and Reckless Driving Causing Serious Injury against Tiffany Kosakowski.

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  2. Belmont woman flown to hospital with serious injuries after crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2018 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    Sheriff's investigators say their preliminary investigation shows a pickup truck failed to stop for a stop sign Saturday morning in northern Kent County, resulting in a serious-injury accident. It happened around 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of 16 Mile Road NE and Algoma Avenue, in Solon Township.

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  3. Michiganders head to Washington for Senate hearing on PFASRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2018 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    Two men from Kent County are among dozens of Michiganders who are heading to the nation's capitol to advocate that action be taken against PFAS contamination in drinking water. On September 26, the Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversights and Emergency Management will be convening a hearing called "The Federal Role in the Toxic PFAS Chemical Crisis."

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  4. Kent County PFAS cancer study a doesna t bring definitive answers, brings more questions,a says MDHHSRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2018 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    A cancer study conducted by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Kent County Health Department does not draw any conclusions about the effects of PFAS on human health. The MDHHS and KCHD released its review of cancer incidence data on Tuesday afternoon.

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  5. Arrest warrant issued for a no-showa tree cutter for alleged fraudRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2018 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    Judy Van Dalsen said she learned a hard lesson after trusting tree cutter John Wheeler. She said he was going door to door for his business Northern Tree Service, and the 63-year-old Belmont resident just so happened to need a few trees cut down.

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  6. Officials: Dona t swallow the foam on the Thornapple RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2018 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    If you go swimming in the Thornapple River this steamy weekend, officials are advising you to make sure you don't swallow any of the foam. Officials say that samples taken immediately downstream of the Cascade Dam had high levels of PFAS in the foam that floats on the water.

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  7. Car hits bar in Belmont a " no serious injuriesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2018 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    No one was seriously injured, but a building got a jolt late Friday afternoon, when a car slammed into a restaurant/bar, in Belmont. No, no one was drinking - at least, not inside the car, according to police.

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  8. Emails: Michigan DEQ didna t immediately act on water warningRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2018 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality may not have immediately acted on a warning regarding groundwater contaminated by waste from a footwear manufacturer, according to department emails. State geologist Mark Worrall told the department in April that homes south of Wolverine World Wide's sludge dump in Belmont should be tested for toxic chemicals, according to emails obtained by The Grand Rapids Press through the Freedom of Information Act.

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  9. Plainfield Township expected to enter federal lawsuit against Wolverine WorldwideRead the original story

    Feb 26, 2018 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    BELMONT, Mich.- The Plainfield Township Board is expected to take a vote Monday night to pass a resolution to enter the federal lawsuit against Wolverine Worldwide. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality sued Wolverine in federal court on January 10 for the alleged contamination of municipal drinking water supplies.

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  10. Michigan lawmakers want study of water-tainting chemicalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2018 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    Members of Congress from Michigan are seeking money for a study of the health effects of chemicals that have turned up at many military installations. Unsafe levels have been detected in lakes and drinking water in Michigan.

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  11. 3 times authorities were warned about water contamination near North Kent LandfillRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2018 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    BELMONT, Mich.- The Kent County Department of Public Works recently released well monitor results showing PFAS at levels as high as 237 parts per trillion near the North Kent Landfill but according to decades-old state documents obtained by FOX 17, county leaders had plenty of warning that water there was in danger of being contaminated. The Kent County Department of Public Works and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality are now coordinating well tests and providing bottled water to 47 nearby homes and businesses south and west of the North Kent Landfill.

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  12. Lead levels above four times legal limit found at Belmont homeRead the original story

    Feb 7, 2018 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    A private well at a home on Chandler Drive NE in Belmont shows lead levels at 73 parts per billion, well above the EPA's limit of 15 parts per billion. The home is near House Street, an old Wolverine Worldwide dumping site where other chemicals have been found contaminating drinking wells in the area.

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  13. Lead levels above four times legal limit found near House Street dump siteRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2018 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    BELMONT, Mich.- A private well at a home on House Street in Belmont shows lead levels at 73 parts per billion, well above the EPA's limit of 15 parts per billion. The home is near an old Wolverine Worldwide dumping site where other chemicals have been found contaminating drinking wells in the area.

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  14. Higher levels of contamination found in wells near North Kent landfillRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2018 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    The Kent County Department of Public Works say that monitoring wells near the North Kent Landfill have tested above allowable state levels for PFAS contamination. The three monitoring wells were tested in December and findings varied from less than 1 ppt of PFAS to 237.4 ppt.

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  15. Cannonsburg attracting crowds in warm weatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2018 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    BELMONT, Mich.- During a warmer than usual January week, Cannonsburg Ski Area is drawing in skiers and snowboarders, likely due to its ability to make its own snow. "It's beautiful out today, it's not freezing cold, find some snow out today because it is January, just having a good time," says Karen Forester, a parent who brought her son to Cannonsburg on Sunday, tells FOX 17. With many parts of West Michigan missing snow, employees at Cannonsburg say they're helping fill the void by producing their own snow.

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  16. Plainfield residents say township board is practicing intimidationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2018 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich.- For months, many residents in northern Kent County have been trying to deal with the news that their drinking water is contaminated with PFAs and other toxic chemicals due to dumping by shoemaker Wolverine Worldwide that went on for decades. Some neighbors in Plainfield Township say a lot of their frustration isn't with what Wolverine did, but how local government is handling the situation.

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  17. Wolverine, DEQ, expand water sampling area around Rogue RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2017 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    Wolverine Worldwide announced they'll be sampling more residential wells for contamination in an expanding investigation into PFOA and PFOS found in drinking water. The new area, established by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality , is approximately 1,500 feet on either side of the Rogue River, running from the former Wolverine tannery, south to the Grand River.

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  18. Plainfield Twp. businesses take on major costs to serve clean waterRead the original story

    Dec 7, 2017 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    Several Plainfield Township businesses claim to have stopped using municipal water over concerns of contamination. Residents have expressed worries about drinking water that's been potentially contaminated with toxic cancer-causing chemicals from dumping by Wolverine Worldwide decades ago.

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  19. Lawyers dig up 50-year-old case in waste disposal suitRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2017 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    Court records show that a shoe manufacturer reached an agreement with a Michigan township nearly 50 years ago that allowed the company to continue dumping tannery sludge in the area as long as the waste didn't contaminate water, according to a lawsuit. Attorneys representing local homeowners summarized the 1966 court settlement with Plainfield Township in a recently filed civil complaint against Wolverine World Wide in Kent County Circuit Court, the Grand Rapids Press reported.

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  20. Wolverine Worldwide, public officials avoid specifics on water contamination during town hallRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2017 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    The Kent County Health Department hosted a community town hall on Wednesday night to give residents a chance to publicly address Wolverine Worldwide and several state departments about the contamination of their water. The Kent County Health Department began the town hall meeting by saying that they understand people are afraid because they don't know what exactly is going on.

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