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High numbers of mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus found in Kent County

“Given the test results we are seeing, it may be more important now than ever to take steps to protect yourself and those who count on you from being bit,” said Adam London, Administrative Health Officer at KCHD. "We are urging people to take simple precautions to reduce their exposure to mosquitoes

WZZM 13 - 2018-08-14 17:30:17

Police identify 24-year-old man in fatal motorcycle crash

Around 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 11, Rodriguez was driving a motorcycle and was passing cars in the left and right turn lanes. Police said he lost control at Burton Street SW and Jerome Avenue SW, hitting a curb that sent him into a telephone pole.

MLIVE.COM - 2018-08-14 11:54:00

Whitmer headlining progressive event in GR | Newsradio WOOD 1300 and 106.9 FM

The Progressives in the Park event, sponsored by theOne Michigan Alliance, at Wilcox Park is free and aims to provide information about the work being done for progressive causes. In addition to political speeches, there will be food for everyone and play areas for children.

IHEART.COM - 2018-08-14 22:14:00

Grand Rapids again delays adding police officers

Others were new, like the approval of an external staffing and deployment analysis of the police department, and a $6,000 contract with Grand Valley State University to review potential investments in evidence-based violence reduction efforts.

MLIVE.COM - 2018-08-14 17:01:00

New Grand Rapids city manager gets 3-year contract in break from tradition

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Instead of the usual annual contract, Mark Washington will step into the Grand Rapids city manager position with a three-year deal.

MLIVE.COM - 2018-08-14 14:07:00

Video: Woman seen stealing item from Ottawa Co. porch

GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. - The Ottawa County Sheriff is asking for tips in finding the person responsible for taking an item from a Georgetown Township porch.The incident happened in the early morning hours of Thursday, August 9 in the 7000 block of Wind Stone Drive. Deputies are also checking in

FOX17 - 2018-08-14 15:08:44

Police, community relations measures approved by Grand Rapids City Commission

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Police in Grand Rapids are trying to improve their relations with the community and Tuesday night, the City Commission approved measures to help them do just that.

WZZM 13 - 2018-08-15 03:24:12

4th time not the charm: Would-be thief arrested in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Beal family says the suspect tried to steal a mini-bike from their Grand Rapids home, but says he was chased off by their dog. It was just the start of the reported harassment over the last few days.


Nearly 2K without power along 28th Street in GR | Newsradio WOOD 1300 and 106.9 FM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Consumers Energy crews are responding to an outage impacting nearly 2,000 homes and businesses in the Grand Rapids area.

IHEART.COM - 2018-08-13 20:47:00

1 injured in Grand Rapids shooting overnight

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — One person was hospitalized overnight after a shooting in Grand Rapids.Grand Rapids police tell us it happened just before 11 p.m. at 918 Mc Reynolds Avenue NW in the West Grand neighborhood.Authorities say they found a victim with gunshot wounds.The victim's injuries ar


Grand Rapids Art Museum now open free for low-income families

“The Grand Rapids Art Museum is proud to announce its participation in Museums for All,” said GRAM Director and CEO Dana Friis-Hansen in a press release. “Access to the arts is critical for the vibrancy of our community, and this program furthers the Museum’s initiative of offering inclusive and acc

FOX17 - 2018-08-13 16:00:03

Driver dies after rollover crash in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Police say one person is dead after a rollover crash in Grand Rapids on Saturday.It happened around 10:51 a.m. at the intersection of 3rd Street NW and Lane Avenue NW.According to the Grand Rapids Police Department, one of the drivers involved was ejected from the vehicle and i


Power outage along 28th Street in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – About 1,800 customers are without power due to an outage near 28th Street and Division Avenue.

FOX17 - 2018-08-13 19:33:14

A look inside Grand Rapids Police Department's recruit to officer program

GVSU Academy Director Williamson Wallace better known as Billy, has been doing this for 10 years on and off. Academy started in 1974 one of 17 regional academy's in the state. 653 hours of training, beyond the required amount by the state.

WZZM 13 - 2018-08-13 14:57:00

Grand Rapids church brings community together at downtown event

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - A church in Grand Rapids brought a live DJ, food, a comedian and family-friendly fun to Rosa Parks Circle Sunday afternoon.


Pregnant mom, baby die after rollover in GR

A vehicle going east on 3rd Street ran a stop sign and hit another vehicle going south on Lane Avenue. Orozco, the driver of the southbound vehicle, was ejected and her vehicle then rolled on top of her.


Here's how you can have a say on housing in Grand Rapids

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Mother and children injured in Grand Rapids rollover crash

"The little boy ran out of the car while his mom was still in it," Walker said. "After I grabbed him, he told me that his brother was still stuck in the car. So somebody got his brother out and we tried to comfort them as best we could."


American Pickers to search for hidden treasures in Michigan

If you or anyone you know have a collection you can send their name, phone number, location and a description to americanpickers@cineflix.com or call 855-OLD-RUST.


Grand Rapids Christian knows ‘hard work leads to success’

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Grand Rapids Christian begins their 2018 season with a week one matchup against Dewitt, who knocked them out of the playoffs in 2017.