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Stories with place: Grand Rapids
  • Michigan prisoner who escaped scheduled for court 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:59 am
  • IONIA, Michigan - A man who escaped from a Michigan prison in February is due in court next week to face escape, carjacking and kidnapping charges.

  • Snyder: Counties getting help after harsh weather 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:37 pm
  • LANSING, Michigan - Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday declared a state of emergency for Marquette County following widespread, severe damage to water and sewer lines caused by this winter's extreme cold.

  • Dark Sky Park in Michigan getting $7M upgrade 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:58 am
  • WAWATAM TOWNSHIP, Michigan - Plans call for a $7 million upgrade starting this year at a park on the Straits of Mackinac that's designated as a prime spot for stargazing, officials said.

  • Firefighters hop on plane to get to island fire 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:19 am
  • MACKINAC ISLAND, Michigan - Firefighters who were called to help with an electrical fire on Mackinac Island had to hop on a plane to quickly get to the scene because of Great Lakes ice.

  • Furniture maker calls contract claims 'baseless' 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:53 pm
  • HOLLAND, Michigan - A Michigan office furniture company says claims it improperly benefited from a state contract because its subcontractor is co-owned by Gov. Rick Snyder's cousin are "baseless."

  • NBA D-League team relocating to Grand Rapids 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:02 pm
  • GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - The NBA Development League's Springfield Armor is relocating from Springfield, Massachusetts, to Grand Rapids in western Michigan.

  • Cheney to visit Grand Rapids, talk heart problems 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:56 am
  • GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - Former Vice President Dick Cheney plans to visit Grand Rapids next week with his cardiologist to discuss Cheney's history of heart problems.

  • Police: Man, 70, unable to flee brush fire in yard 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:56 pm
  • HART, Michigan - A police report into the death of a 70-year-old West Michigan man shows he was unable to flee a fast-moving fire he started last week in his Oceana County backyard.

  • Museum highlights Michigan's role in Civil War 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 9:23 am
  • GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - The Grand Rapids Public Museum is displaying the overcoat of a Civil War surgeon who was on guard duty the night Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford's Theatre.

  • Teens in sex assault case sue ex-MLB player Curtis 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 2:46 pm
  • GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - Three teens are suing imprisoned ex-Major League Baseball player Chad Curtis and the school district where he volunteered when they were sexually assaulted.

  • Weekend rain could cause some Michigan flooding 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 8:50 pm
  • GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - Forecasters say weekend rain could cause some flooding problems in Michigan's Lower Peninsula in areas including along the Grand River.

  • State suspends license in Grand Rapids bar death 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 2:58 pm
  • GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - State regulators have suspended the liquor license of a popular Grand Rapids nightclub for three days, nearly a year after a customer fell down a staircase and died.

  • Michigan girl mauled by raccoon to get new ear 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 9:53 am
  • SPRING LAKE, Michigan - A surgeon at a Detroit-area hospital plans to perform a procedure next week that will begin the process of giving a new ear to a western Michigan girl whose face was mauled by a pet raccoon when she was a baby.

  • Father of Michigan sextuplets dies at age 39 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:26 pm
  • HOLLAND, Michigan - The 39-year-old father of Michigan's first surviving set of sextuplets suffered a heart attack and died after setting up a trampoline for his children, a relative said.

  • Meijer Gardens announces summer concert lineup 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 10:21 am
  • GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in western Michigan has announced the complete lineup for its outdoor summer concert series.

  • DTE truck causes outages to Consumers customers 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 9:16 am
  • EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - A Consumers Energy spokeswoman says hundreds of her company's customers in western Michigan lost power when a DTE Energy truck failed to lower its boom and brought down three utility poles.

  • Meijer Gardens announces summer concert lineup 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:41 am
  • GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in western Michigan has announced the complete lineup for its outdoor summer concert series.

  • Whitecaps play home opener 3 months after fire 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 11:31 pm
  • PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Michigan - The West Michigan Whitecaps took the field Tuesday for their home opener, which was no small achievement only three months after a fire destroyed part of the minor league team's ballpark.

  • Mall apologizes after bandana wearer asked to go 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 10:34 am
  • GRANDVILLE, Michigan - A shopping mall in western Michigan has apologized after a 26-year-old man was asked to remove a bandana or leave the mall.

  • Ex-first lady Rosalynn Carter to honor Betty Ford 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:37 am
  • GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - Rosalynn Carter is scheduled to visit Grand Rapids to honor the 96th anniversary of the birth of fellow former first lady Betty Ford.

  • Michigan university celebrates twins with event 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 2:44 pm
  • ALLENDALE, Michigan - It was a day of seeing double this weekend at school in western Michigan.

  • Michigan university to celebrate twins 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 10:59 am
  • ALLENDALE, Michigan - Everyone will be seeing double Sunday at a university in western Michigan.

  • Grand Rapids performance hall to add more toilets 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 4:06 am
  • GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - The latest shouts of "bravo!" have nothing to do with the stage at a Grand Rapids performance hall.

  • Life without parole for elderly couple's murderer 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 10:43 pm
  • GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - A 23-year-old man convicted of first-degree murder for killing an elderly couple in their Grand Rapids-area home before stealing their car has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

  • Schauer taps Brown as Democratic running mate 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 7:41 pm
  • SOUTHFIELD, Michigan - Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer announced Thursday that he has picked Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown as his running mate, describing her as a fighter for middle class families, education and equal rights.