Kent County Newswire

Kent County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Kent County, MI.

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  1. Gift of the real: How the Kent County millage is panning out at our Public MuseumRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 19 | MLive.com

    ... the Grand Rapids Public Museum and John Ball Zoo passed. It resulted in an average increase of $37.44 per Kent County homeowner per year, and will run for 10 years. The resulting funds have been and will continue to be split between the museum and ...

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  2. Educators talk creating culture of safety at mental health conferenceRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 19 | MLive.com

    ... mental health and safety in our schools", said Kerry Muller, project manager for Project Aware at Kent ISD. Kent County is part of a federal initiative. In 2014, Michigan was among 20 states to receive a five-year Project AWARE Grant and the School ...

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  3. 44 students enroll in Kent schools' tuition-free skilled trades programRead the original story

    Monday Jun 18 | MLive.com

    Forty-four students from school districts across Kent County are taking advantage of a mechanical design program that can lead to well-paying careers, educators say. West Michigan is anticipated to need over 7,500 mechanical designers over the next five years, according to the Kent Intermediate School District .

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  4. Wolverine kept PFAS outdoors at polluted tanneryRead the original story

    Sunday Jun 17 | MLive.com

    ... or federal governments in response to mandatory record seeking related to an ongoing pollution investigation in Kent County. Neither the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality nor the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would definitively say ...

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  5. Family cana t afford licensing and fees to get dogs home from shelterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 15 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    A family in Wyoming is heartbroken after they say their two dogs escaped for the first time from their backyard. Now housed in the Kent County Animal Shelter where they are up for adoption, they say they can't afford the fees to bring them home.

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  6. Test results confirm PFAS at Grand Rapids airportRead the original story

    Friday Jun 15 | MLive.com

    ... "additional proactive steps" to look for PFAS outside the property by pledging to test neighboring wells. The Kent County Health Department also issued a statement praising the airport's decision to test nearby tap water. The airport is owned by the ...

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  7. Get to know the candidates: Gretchen WhitmerRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 14 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    ... Whitmer's fondest memories are fishing and spending time on the water, which put the current PFAS crisis in Kent county close to her heart. "We keep making mistakes that threaten our way of life and that's something that scares me and that's a duty ...

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  8. Grand Rapids man grooms incarcerated men to be fathersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 14 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    A Kent County father who has fostered seven children, adopting one of them, is now trying to teach other men how to be better fathers. Father's Day means something different to everyone, but for Cole Williams, it is a celebration of sharing the journey of fatherhood with some who need it most.

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  9. Mother says teena s violent seizures halt following CBD oil treatmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 13 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    More than 100,000 Michiganders have epilepsy, and about 30 percent of them have a type that's resistant to medications. One mother in Kent County says a form of medical marijuana is the only thing that works to control her teenage daughter's violent seizures.

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  10. School leaders grateful for more education dollars but not satisfiedRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 13 | MLive.com

    After years of cuts and no cost of living increases, school leaders today are thanking Gov. Rick Snyder and the Legislature for a foundation grant increase that for the first time in a decade exceeds the rate of inflation. But Kent County educators are imploring lawmakers not to backslide but invest more in the future to meet student needs.

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  11. Grand Rapids to accept applications for commission vacancyRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 13 | MLive.com

    Not only will the Grand Rapids city commission be picking a new city manager this summer , they'll also be sorting through applications for a newly vacated seat on the body. Third Ward Commissioner David Allen stepped down from his seat Tuesday, June 12, to focus on his full-time job as executive director of the Kent County Land Bank.

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  12. Suspect arrested after officer-involved shootingRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 13 | MLive.com

    A suspect is jailed after a domestic disturbance early Wednesday June 13, turned into an officer-involved shooting at a Wyoming apartment complex, police said. The suspect is held on charges of felonious assault and resisting and obstructing police, both felonies, Kent County Undersheriff Michelle Young said.

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  13. Wiretap law at issue in ex-cop's recordings on 'non-recorded' lineRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 13 | MLive.com

    ... laws by recording conversations he had with officers at the scene of a wrong-way crash involving a former Kent County assistant prosecutor. The city, which asked for summary judgment in its favor, said the calls were inadvertently recorded. It ...

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  14. Domestic situation leads to officer-involved shooting in WyomingRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 13 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    The Kent County Sheriff's office is investigating after a domestic call lead to an officer-involved shooting at an apartment complex. Investigators say officers with the Wyoming Department of Public Safety responded to a domestic violence call when an two officers exchanged fire with a suspect.

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  15. Police fire shots during domestic-dispute investigationRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 13 | MLive.com

    ... lter in place during a brief standoff. The shelter-in-place request has been lifted. Wyoming police have asked Kent County Sheriff's Department to investigate. Once the investigation is complete, reports will be turned over to prosecutors for review.

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  16. Man accused in solar power generator scheme, investors out $2 million: AGRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 12 | MLive.com

    A 49-year-old Canadian man is in the Kent County Jail, accused in an investment scheme involving solar powered generators that allegedly left investors out $2 million. Officials with the state Attorney General's office on Tuesday, June 12 said John Von Stach is facing charges of conducting a criminal enterprise and 20 counts of false pretenses.

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  17. Former nature center director told to repay embezzled funds or jail may awaitRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 12 | MLive.com

    The former director of the Howard Christensen Nature Center near Kent City has been ordered to repay embezzled funds or face a potential 90 days in jail. Kent County Circuit Court Judge Paul Sullivan deferred the jail term at a sentencing Tuesday, June 12 for David Andrew Kieft, 36. Kieft was sentenced on an embezzlement charge to three years of probation, ordered to serve 200 hours in a work crew program and repay funds taken from the nature center.

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  18. Elk Grove man dies competing in Michigan triathlonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 12 | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    ... Clydesdale & Athena National Championship hosted by the Grand Rapids Triathlon in Ada Township, Michigan. The Kent County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that Grunwald had a medical emergency including chest pains and shortness of breath. The ...

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  19. Authorities: Man who died during triathlon had chest painRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 12 | The Galveston County Daily News

    ... Clydesdale & Athena National Championship hosted by the Grand Rapids Triathlon in Ada Township, Michigan. The Kent County sheriff's office says in a statement that he had a medical emergency including chest pains and shortness of breath. The ...

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  20. China blamed for anticipated recycling fee increaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 11 | WOODTV.com

    ... the beginning of 2018 has created a glut of product and therefore driven down the prices recycling centers, like Kent County's, can charge to sell their recyclables. "We never sold foreign. We always kept our materials domestic. But when you go from ...

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