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May 25

5/25/18 – Memorial Day Parades in West Michigan

If you are looking for an opportunity to help honor those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, you can use this list to find […]
May 25

5/25/18 – Memorial Day travel

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA says nearly 1.3 million people from Michigan are expected to travel during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The auto club announced […]
May 25

5/25/18 – Michigan population grows, Detroit sees decline

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit appears to continue its decades-long population loss while most Michigan communities gain residents, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday. Census figures show […]
May 25

5/25/18 – Snyder, legislative leaders reach deal on next state budget

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration and key lawmakers have struck a budget deal that includes using a surplus to boost road spending, school-safety […]
May 25

5/25/18 – Air Quality Action Day

(LANSING) – The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has issued an Air Quality Action Day alert for Friday, May 25th for Allegan, Berrien, Cass, Kent, Muskegon, Ottawa and Van […]
May 24

5/24/18 – Changes for Festival of the Arts

GRAND RAPIDS, MI  (Mlive)– Comic books, new food items and a different layout are all planned for the upcoming Festival of the Arts. The popular festival […]
May 24

5/24/18 – Democrats running for governor to have 2 televised debates

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s three Democratic candidates for governor will meet for two televised debates. The state Democratic Party on Wednesday announced debates scheduled for […]
May 24

5/24/18 – Michigan Senate approves 3-foot distance to pass bikes

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan motorists would have to allow 3 feet of clearance while passing a bike on the road under legislation approved by the […]
May 24

5/24/18 – Michigan House panel passes Nassar legislation

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Legislation inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal continues to advance in Michigan. A state House committee approved the package Wednesday, […]
May 24

5/24/18 – NFL owners say stand or stay out of sight

(AP) – NFL owners approved a new policy Wednesday that allows players to protest during the national anthem by staying in the locker room but forbids them […]
May 23

5/23/18 – Local soldier lost life in Washington

(Mlive) – A Byron Center native and U.S. Army ranger stationed in Washington was killed in a motorcycle crash. Cody Inman, 28, died Saturday, May 19, near […]
May 23

5/23/18 – Foreign media depart on train for North Korean nuclear site

WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — A group of foreign journalists departed by train Wednesday to watch the dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear test site after eight […]
May 23

5/23/18 – Michigan House changes Nassar bills after legal settlement

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan House is scaling back legislation inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case after Michigan State University agreed to a […]
May 23

5/23/18 – Michigan authorities seek source of heroin after overdoses

LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) — Authorities in western Michigan are seeking help from the public in identifying the source of heroin that’s linked to at least three […]
May 22

5/22/18 – Statewide gas prices about $3 per gallon

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide have risen about 7 cents in the past week and are averaging about $3 per […]
May 22

5/22/18 – Michigan jail holding immigrants moving to video visitations

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — A southwestern Michigan jail that holds immigrants facing deportation is moving to video visitation for families. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports Monday […]
May 22

5/22/18 – Coast Guard: Don’t keep details about boat trips a secret

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is asking boaters going out on Lake Michigan and other waterways not to keep where they’re going a secret. […]
May 22

5/22/18 – Baltimore police officer killed in line of duty

PERRY HALL, Md. (AP) — Police backed by aircraft and trained dogs scoured a greater Baltimore suburb into the early hours Tuesday, seeking suspects believed armed […]
May 21

5/21/18 – Michigan close to finalizing stricter lead rules for water

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration is nearing completion of the country’s strictest drinking water rules for lead. It’s a plan that would eventually […]
May 21

5/21/18 – Michigan jail opens new chapel

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — Inmates at a western Michigan jail have a new sanctuary for prayer and quiet reflection through the generosity of community members. The […]
May 21

5/21/18 – Texas shoot shooting

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Congregations in Santa Fe, Texas gathered Sunday for their first services since a gunman claimed the lives of 10 people at […]
May 18

5/18/18 – Local governments correcting underfunded benefit plans

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — More than 100 local units of government in Michigan will be developing plans to ensure retirement benefits they promised employees and retirees […]
May 18

5/18/18 – State regulators investigating DTE outages, line death

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Public Service Commission is investigating DTE Electric Co.’s recent storm-related outages and the death of a Detroit woman who came […]
May 18

5/18/18 – Hawaii volcano spews huge cloud of ash

VOLCANO, Hawaii (AP) — A volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island erupted anew Thursday with little sound and only modest fury, spewing a steely gray plume of […]
May 17

5/17/18 – 300,000 pounds of hot dog/sausage products recalled, contain soy

(Mlive) –  A Grand Rapids food manufacturer is recalling 308,430 pounds of hot dog and sausage products because packaging failed to say they contained soy. The United […]
May 17

5/17/18 – House OKs devices parents can use to surrender newborns

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s House has passed legislation that lets parents leave their newborns in secured boxes at hospitals, fire departments and police stations in […]
May 17

5/17/18 -$500M settlement reached with Michigan State in Nassar case

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University agreed to pay $500 million to settle claims from more than 300 women and girls who said they were […]
May 17

5/17/18 – Jury says Willis is guilty

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — Jurors have convicted a man of kidnapping and killing a western Michigan gas station clerk. The Muskegon County jury deliberated about 1½ […]
May 16

5/16/18 – North Korea threatens to cancel Trump-Kim summit over drills

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Wednesday threatened to scrap a historic summit next month between its leader, Kim Jong Un, and U.S. President […]
May 16

5/16/18 – Michigan lawmakers have extra revenue to budget

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and lawmakers will have hundreds of millions of dollars more to budget than they expected at the turn […]
May 15

5/15/18 – Couple Wanted for Retail Fraud in Allegan

Allegan County Sheriffs tell us they are looking for two suspects who may have committed retail fraud at a local Plainwell store. Sheriffs say it happened […]
May 15

5/15/18 – Fitness May Not Be Our Forte

A new ranking says we have a ways to go to get into better shape.  That’s according to the American College of Sports Medicine, which looks […]
May 15

5/15/18 – Hawaii volcano eruption costs tourism industry millions

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — People nixing vacations to Hawaii’s Big island has cost the tourism industry millions of dollars as the top attraction, Kilauea volcano, keeps […]
May 15

5/15/18 – Damaged oil pipeline was dented less than 1 inch

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The company that operates twin oil pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac says one of the lines suspected of being struck by […]
May 15

5/15/18 – Utility plans to lower river near dam

BERRIEN SPRINGS, Mich. (AP) — A utility plans to lower the St. Joseph River near a southwestern Michigan hydroelectric dam by 3½ feet (1 meter) to […]
May 15

5/15/18 – Memorial Day holiday weekend travel

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA says nearly 1.3 million people from Michigan are expected to travel during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The auto club announced […]
May 14

5/14/18 – Suspicious Envelope Delivered to 63rd District Courthouse; Building Locked Down

Kent County Sheriffs’ are still investigating a suspicious package call made from the courthouse on Knapp Street. The call came in around 9 this morning of […]
May 14

5/14/18 – Michigan State expects its largest incoming freshman class

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University expects its incoming freshman class to be the largest overall in school history. The East Lansing school says […]