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  • Expert explains ‘price volatility’ at West Michigan gas stations

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Colder temperatures are heading our way, and while some are sad to see the summer weather go, there’s one thing to look forward to:  gas prices should start to drop soon. However, locally a lot of people have seen just the opposite happen in the last week. There’s not just one straightforward answer to why this is happening; instead there are several factors that determine gas prices. Ultimately, each individual gas station, whether they belong to […]

  • 19-year-old that died in car crash was in a life-threatening accident a year prior

    WYOMING, Mich. — Chris Goudy was injured in a car crash in August 2013 and ended up in the hospital with cracked sternum, collapsed lungs, and cracked ribs. He was happy to be alive, but just a year and a month later, he was in a crash again, and this time it took his life. Saturday night close family and friends gathered to honor Goudy’s memory. About 100 family and friends gathered today to remember Chris Goudy, 19, by sharing […]

  • Connor Verkerke’s parents speak out about the loss of their 9-year-old

    WYOMING, Mich.—Connor Verkerke, a 9-year-old boy who was stabbed to death on a playground right by his home at Pinebrook Mobile Home Park on August 4, was honored throughout the weekend. It’s a loss that shook the community, and left his family mourning the loss of their oldest son. This weekend, two fundraisers were held in Connor’s memory and in support of his family. One was held Friday at Kelloggsville Middle School and the other on Saturday at the high […]

  • Farmer’s market in Kalamazoo targets evening shoppers

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Hundreds of people came out to the new nighttime farmer’s market in Kalamazoo Thursday. The night market, which was open on Thursday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., featured gourmet food and baked goods as well as fresh produce. Olivia Syler says she came to the market to enjoy a glass of wine and sample some local food. “You can’t hate drinking wine while you’re at the farmer’s market,” she said. Chris Broadbent, the market’s organizer, is hoping the […]

  • West Michigan Marine grateful for second chance after near-death experience

    WYOMING, Mich.—A West Michigan family is hoping their son can leave the hospital soon following a near-death experience during a training exercise at a military base in Virginia. Adam Elzinga, 20, broke his pelvis, hip and leg and had to undergo an amputation to his right leg. Now the countdown is on for his return to his hometown, Wyoming. Elzinga has been in the Marines for two years.  Doctors thought he wouldn`t live because of all his blood loss after […]

  • Parents outraged after local elementary school students dropped off at the wrong places

    MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich.–  Some parents in Muskegon Heights have recently gone into panic mode after their children didn’t step off the bus after school. Kids as young as five and six years old aren’t making it to their stops. Dean Transportation is the company that schools such as Edgewood Elementary use to get the kids to and from school.  The school has used this company for several years and says they have never had a problem. But this year there […]

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    Grand Rapids Police investigating string of airsoft gun drive-by shootings

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Police are looking for suspects involved in shooting people with airsoft guns in downtown Grand Rapids. Experts say guns like airsoft and paintball guns are perfectly safe as long as you use them with the right supervision and equipment. Rick Steinebach, owner of TC Paintball and an avid paintball and airsoft gun user, says it’s not just a game to him, it’s his passion. Steinebach says paintball and airsoft are great for team and strategy building, and is […]

  • Lawmakers Consider Edible Marijuana

    Lawmakers a no-show to medical marijuana tour

    SIDNEY, Mich.– State lawmakers are considering changes to Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Act. The measures would not legalize marijuana, but would help caregivers take care of their patients. One man from West Michigan invited all 38 senators to his house to educate them on the positives that come with medical marijuana, and what it takes to make the grow operation work. Dave Overholt held up a jar today filled with a green oil. He says thats the answer to all chronic […]

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    Spartan fans gather in thousands in Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, MICH.– Green and white filled up the park by the Gerald Ford Museum today. Most fans came to watch the game with a go big or go home mentality. People came out with green and white attire with wigs, and jewelry and even capes! From infants celebrating their very first game, to alumni, everyone was cheering. During commercial breaks they played music, and games for the crowd. Three thousand people showed up according to police. Organizer of the event, […]