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  • Petco grants 10,000 to Michigan Pet Fund Alliance

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The Petco foundation is granting 10 thousand dollars to the Michigan Pet Fund Alliance. The grant will allow the the alliance to host the ‘Getting to the goal No Kill Conference’ in Kalamazoo. The conference is expected to be held in September at the Radisson Plaza Hotel  & Suites. The conference will have educational sessions on different topics including litter box lowdown, how to conduct conversational adoptions, the decision to kill for behavior, and much more. For […]

  • Gazelle Girl 5k, 10k, and half marathon

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Women are lacing up their running shoes in support of the Gazelle Girl 5k, 10k and half marathon. The races start at 8 a.m. at the Calder Plaza and continue until the last person crosses the finish line. Proceeds from the event benefit four different charities, helping women across West Michigan. Admission varies between 35 to 95 dollars per person, depending on the race you choose to participate in.

  • Kalamazoo gun and knife show

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Many gun enthusiast are gearing up for the Kalamazoo Gun and Knife show. It’s happening at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is six dollars, and kids 12 and under are free. No one under 18 is allowed in without a parent or guardian. For more information visit

  • Thousands sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Queen Elizabeth II

    LONDON (AP) — The audience at Royal Albert Hall got a rare treat Saturday — the chance to sing “Happy Birthday” to the longest reigning monarch in British history. Queen Elizabeth II, with her eldest son Prince Charles at her side, waved to the crowd as they celebrated her 92nd birthday in song. Charles got an enthusiastic response when he introduced her as: “Your majesty, mummy.” The queen took center stage after a varied pop concert featuring British singers Sting, […]

  • Barbara Bush buried at presidential library

    HOUSTON (AP) — Former first lady Barbara Bush has been laid to rest at her husband’s presidential library in Texas. Family spokesman Jim McGrath says the ceremony was “a very brief but poignant and beautiful ending to a very moving and incredible day. It would have been exactly what Barbara Bush wanted.” About 1,500 people attended a private funeral earlier Saturday in Houston for the wife of former President George H.W. Bush. He and the couple’s son, former President George W. Bush, […]

  • High school rowing team members rescued from Detroit River

    GROSSE ILE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Three members of a high school rowing team were rescued from the Detroit River after choppy waters flooded their boat. The U.S. Coast Guard says two members of the Grosse Ile High School rowing team were pulled from the water Saturday morning. A third crew member had crawled aboard a nearby boat and was showing signs of hypothermia. Other members of the team had also climbed aboard the boat, but did not need medical […]

  • Scouts donate $1,000 from cookie sales to hospital

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — On Saturday, a group of area Girl Scouts delivered a $1,000 check from this year’s cookie sales to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. The girls from Troop 4815 in Cedar Springs decided months ago that the proceeds from their annual cookie sales would go to the children at the hospital. They worked to raise as much money as possible and were excited about making Saturday’s donation — a true demonstration of kids giving back to other kids. […]

  • Flint PBS station to stop broadcasting on Monday

    DETROIT (AP) — A central Michigan PBS station will soon stop broadcasting after the university that owns it opted to sell it off. The Detroit Free Press reports that Flint-based station WCMZ-TV will go off the air Monday. The station was controlled by Central Michigan University, which sold it for $14 million through a Federal Communications Commission auction last year. The university says it will use the money to fund three initiatives that will provide scholarship money, academic and career advice, and […]

  • Muskegon Township Fire unit

    Occupant burned as flames destroy Muskegon Township home

    MUSKEGON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A resident received burns as fire destroyed a house Friday night. This happened at about 10 p.m. Friday in the 3400 block of Verna Street in Muskegon Township. The Muskegon County Sheriff’s Department says one person was home at the time of the blaze and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of minor burns and smoke inhalation. The house was a total loss. The cause of the fire remains unknown. The Muskegon Township Fire […]