Kent County Newswire

Kent County Newswire

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  1. Historic photos look at key West Michigan building projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | MLive.com

    ... This perspective from Monroe Center looks towards the former Klingman Building, now used as an office building Kent County and recently sold to Ferris State University. American Seating Co., a bastion of manufacturing on the city's West Side, built ...

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  2. Alleged Salvation Army poser who invaded home, assaulted woman, held on high bondRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 28 | MLive.com

    A 25-year-old Grand Rapids man who allegedly held two different women at gunpoint, telling them to drive to an ATM to withdraw cash, is held in the Kent County Jail on a $250,000 bond. Tafarious Dushone Woods was arraigned Friday, May 27, in Kentwood District Court for the first incident and is expected to be arraigned later in Wyoming District Court for the second crime. 1 comment

  3. Wyoming Police investigate string of wheel and tire theftsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 27 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    WYOMING, Mich.- Suspected thieves are targeting rims and tires in Kent County and leaving vehicles on blocks in public parking lots. A viewer contacted FOX17 after finding a car on cinder blocks in a Meijer parking lot off Clyde Park in Wyoming.

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  4. 'Taj Mahal' township hall, where to find new splash pad, more rules on parade candyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 27 | MLive.com

    ... reserves and issue a 10-year bond to pay for the building, which could get built next year and open in 2018. Kent County's Broadband Committee is surveying people through Friday, May 27 on their Internet access, in order to craft a plan for making ...

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  5. Construction to improve Grand River flood protection starting this summerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 26 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    The improvements are outlined in FEMA's 2016 report, partnering with the city of Grand Rapids as part of the Levee Analysis and Mapping Procedure improvements project. It updated Kent County's flood insurance maps and showed the possible flood water levels in the event of a one-percent-chance 100-year flood.

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  6. Suspect arrested in Wyoming home invasion, Woodland Mall robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 26 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    ... incident Thursday afternoon during a traffic stop. His name has not been released. He is currently in the Kent County Jail awaiting charges. The woman told FOX 17 Wednesday the man told her that he was collecting donations for the Salvation Army, ...

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  7. Residents voice concerns over chemical contamination that forced out tenants, nonprofitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 26 | MLive.com

    ... to voice frustrations during an informational meeting Wednesday with the U.S. EPA, the Michigan DEQ and the Kent County Health Department at the LINC gallery. The agencies laid out how the chemical contaminated the soil at 413 Hall St., the site of ...

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  8. Nurse accused of theft as Grand Rapids Home for Veterans is scrutinizedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 25 | MLive.com

    ... the facility, including theft or physical harm to residents, spokeswoman Suzanne Thelen said. Redford, a former Kent County Circuit Court judge, wants all suspected crime reported to police, she said. For instance, a report of a worker pushing a ...

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  9. State AG investigating alleged mistreatment of Michigan vets home residentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 25 | MLive.com

    ... signed off on 17 of 25 location check sheets for checks that didn't occur. Since the audit's release, former Kent County Circuit Court Judge James Robert Redford took over the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency and made changes to care. The vets home ...

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  10. Assistant fire chief dies following motorcycle crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 24 | MLive.com

    ... fatal injury with the minimal amount of damage that was done to the bike and how short it traveled." An off-duty Kent County sheriff's deputy was the first to arrive on scene. He performed CPR on Grant, who did not have a pulse, for six minutes. ...

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  11. EPA, DEQ to hold meeting on SE Grand Rapids vapor levelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 24 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    ... had unsafe vapor levels of tetracholorethylene (PERC). An apartment at 1170 Madison SE was also evacuated. The Kent County Health Department says acceptable levels of PERC are 6 parts per billion, and the affected buildings had levels between 25 and ...

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  12. Homeless count falls by double digits in Kent CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 24 | MLive.com

    Kent County's homeless tally was down 12 percent during the annual "point in time" count held on Jan. 27, according to the Grand Rapids Area Coalition to End Homelessness. The count, which is held every year on the last Wednesday night in January, counted 800 persons who were homeless, down from the 2015 count of 912 persons.

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  13. Bear shows up during live newscastRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 23 | WGN-TV Chicago

    FOX 17's Doug Reardon was reporting from an area in Kent County, Michigan where the bear had been spotted. And it wasn't long before the star of the story showed up.

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  14. Black bear spotted near Kent County businessRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 23 | MLive.com

    Sheriff's deputies and state Department of Natural Resources staff were called to the area of 5500 Glenwood Hills Parkway SE in Cascade Township about 1 p.m. Deputies saw the bear near a business before it ran off into a wooded valley in the area of Kraft Avenue, between 28th and 33rd streets. DNR staff and deputies continue to monitor the woods Monday but are not actively searching for the bear, said Jordyn Richardson, a DNR wildlife outreach technician who works out of Plainwell.

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  15. IBM is looking to fill 20,000 positions.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 23 | WSJV-TV South Bend

    ... was later shot to death after exchanging gunfire with police and wounding a state trooper, officials said. In Kent County Michigan -- A toddler is in the hospital for heat stroke after being locked in a hot car while her grandmother shopped. The ...

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  16. Mount Everest has been extremely dangerous in the last week.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 23 | WSJV-TV South Bend

    ... was later shot to death after exchanging gunfire with police and wounding a state trooper, officials said. In Kent County Michigan -- A toddler is in the hospital for heat stroke after being locked in a hot car while her grandmother shopped. The ...

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  17. Police: 2-Year-Old Left In Hot Car While Grandmother Shopped At WalmartRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 22 | CBS Local

    ... girl was taken to the hospital after she was found left alone inside a running car outside a Walmart store. The Kent County Sheriff's Department says a deputy was dispatched to Alpine Township about 5 miles north of Grand Rapids about 6:20 p.m. ...

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  18. Girl pulled from hot car in Walmart parking lotRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 21 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    Police say a little girl is expected to be okay after she was pulled from inside a hot car in a Walmart parking lot on Saturday. The Kent County Sheriff's Office said the call came in around 6:20 p.m. at the Walmart on Alpine Avenue in Comstock Park.

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  19. Hall and MadisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 20 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    Vapors of chemicals from a former dry cleaning business prompted the Kent County Health Department to evacuate two nearby buildings and an apartment in Grand Rapids. According to a release, evacuation orders were issued Thursday at The Red Project, 401 Hall St. SE, and Seeds of Promise, 1168 Madison SE, after the buildings had unsafe vapor levels of tetracholorethylene .

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  20. Record rain, a wildfire, and unusual warmthRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 20 | Examiner.com

    Record rain , a wildfire , and unusual warmth top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history . From the National Weather Service archives here are the Michigan weather events that happened on May 20. A tornado hit Byron Center in Kent County in 1975.

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