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  • Grand Rapids companies honored and recognized in national summit

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– A Grand Rapids organization was honored for their work from B Lab  in the 2016 Measure What Matters Summit in San Francisco, CA. Local First was honored for their work on the development of Quick Impact Assessment, a free and confidential online program that helps companies measure the positive impact they make within their communities. Over 100 business  developmental organizations use the program and 48,000 businesses have taken it. The Grand Rapids business development group teamed up with B […]

  • Man arrested in Grand Rapids after domestic gun threat

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– The Grand Rapids Police Department say they arrested a man threatening his ex-girlfriend with a handgun on Tuesday. Around 10:19am, officers were called to a home where a woman got into an argument with her ex-boyfriend, who went to his car to grab a gun. When officers arrived, they found the 28-year-old man sitting in his truck with a .45 cal. handgun and ammunition inside. The man was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon. His identity is not […]

  • Oceana County Sheriff’s Office seeking stolen snowblowers

    NEWFIELD TWP., Mich.–The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on two snowblowers that were stolen from a business in Newfield Township on Tuesday. The two snowblowers were chained outside of Burrell’s Service Center, located on S. 19th Ave., and were suspected to be stolen Monday night. The models of the stolen snowblowers are an orange Simplicity Model 7522R and an orange Simplicity Model M1024E. The first model is valued at $450, the other is valued at $1,050. The Oceana […]

  • Woodland Mall to host career fair

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– If you’re looking for a job for the holidays, you’ll definitely want to check out the upcoming career fair at Woodland Mall. 20 retailers and outside businesses will be in attendance from 12pm-6pm on Saturday, October 8th, for holiday positions and even after, both part-time and full-time. JCPenney will be offering on-site interview and on-the-spot offers to qualified applicants. The requirements for each store differ, so it is encouraged that you contact them first before applying with them. […]

  • Actor Danny Trejo filming movie in Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– If you don’t know his name, you know his face- and you might catch him in Grand Rapids. Danny Trejo is currently in town filming his latest movie. The “Machete” and “From Dusk Till Dawn” actor is on set for his latest project titled “In Stranger Company,” a supernatural film about an entrepreneurial woman who has an opportunity to change her future after an encounter with a strange man, played by Trejo, who gives her a second […]

  • New Holland expands Reserves series; releasing batches of Dragon’s Milk

    HOLLAND, Mich.– New Holland Brewing has announced an expansion of their Reserve series on Thursday that’s especially a treat for fans of their beer ‘Dragon’s Milk.’ The Holland-based brewery will be releasing Reserve batches to markets around the country in three different varieties: Vanilla Chai, Coconut Rum Barrel and Brewer’s Select. All three special variations are set to be in stores, bars and restaurants in October. Vanilla Chai and Coconut Rum Barrell will be available in 4 packs of 12-ounce […]

  • Large marijuana growing operation found in Barry County

    BARRY COUNTY, Mich.– The Southwest Enforcement Team (SWET) conducted Domestic Cannabis Eradication and Suppression Program (DCE/SP)  flights on Tuesday, and found a large growing operation in Barry County. During the federally-funded flights used to locate and remove illegally grown marijuana, SWET detectives were able to find marijuana plants being grown at a Barry County home. A man was seen leaving the area where the marijuana was growing. Detectives were able to find large amounts of money, processed marijuana and Butane Hash […]

  • John Ball Zoo to host two Pokemon events

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– The ‘Pokemon GO’ craze continues with John Ball Zoo hosting two events for Pokemasters and fans of all levels. After holding a trial event in mid-August, John Ball Zoo thought it was successful enough to host two big events for all to attend. The events are being held on Sunday, October 2, from 3pm to 6pm and Thursday, October 6, from 3pm to 6pm. There will be 15 Pokestops inside the Zoo for players to catch a variety […]

  • Feeding America West Michigan receives large donation

    COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.– One in every eight people in West Michigan rely on Feeding America West Michigan for the nutrition they need. Feeding America received a large donation on Tuesday from Smithfield and SpartanNash to help with their efforts. Smithfield is in its eighth year of their ‘Helping Hungry Homes’ tour, and in collaboration with SpartanNash, made a stop to donate more than 25,000 pounds of protein to Feeding America West Michigan. The amount donated will be able to provide more than 100,000 […]