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  • Lawyer by day, opera singer by night: Grand Rapids lawyer performs at Carnegie Hall

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – She’s a Grand Rapids lawyer by day and an opera singer by night. Last weekend Madeleine Lane made her life-long dream come true by hearing her voice carry through Carnegie Hall. Whether in the courtroom or on stage, she is no stranger to letting her voice be heard. “For me, I just have such deep love for both professions,” says Lane. “I was a kindergartner sitting in front of “Matlock” with a journal and trying to […]

  • Public Works on public display in Kentwood

    KENTWOOD, Mich – Kentwood residents had the chance to get up close and personal with the city’s public works department on Wednesday evening. Families gathered for National Public Works Week to learn about things like how to fix a busted pipe or how much salt a snow plow can haul. “We just want the opportunity to show the citizens in the community what we do,” says John Gorney, who is the Public Works Director for the City of Kentwood. “Whether it’s […]

  • Battle Creek talks medical marijuana ordinance to allow dispensaries in city limits

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich– The confusion over medical marijuana dispensaries finally got cleaned up in the state legislature after people in Michigan spent years trying to work within the vaguely written ‘Act’ passed by voters in 2008. Now communities like Battle Creek are trying to come to terms with the new rules. On Tuesday, the Battle Creek City Commission held a workshop to talk about what would happen if they adopt an ordinance allowing the licensing for the sale of medical […]

  • Cat found alive and hidden in floor two months after home catches fire

    SOUTH HAVEN, Mich – Two months after a fire destroyed their home, a family near South Haven has found their missing pet alive. Ringer the cat was found trapped under the floor of the home, which had caught fire in March and nearly killed their dog Chloe. The dog was rescued by firefighters who used an improvised oxygen mask to revive her. And ironically, it was Chloe who found the missing cat by sniffing him out on Sunday during her first trip […]

  • Protesters gather on Mother’s Day to try and close The Barking Boutique

    GRANDVILLE, Mich – Another round of protests took place in Grandville Sunday as demonstrators showed up once again to try and shut down ‘The Barking Boutique‘ which is a store that sells designer and purebred puppies. While the business says the animals come from reputable breeders, protesters say they’re not healthy and it’s not right to sell them. “These puppies they don’t look healthy,” says Lindsey Schmidt, who was out protesting on Mother’s Day. “They are cute but if you […]

  • Retired Brigadier General killed in motorcycle crash

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – A retired Air Force Brigadier General was killed Wednesday night while riding her motorcycle in Calhoun County. Police say 59-year-old Linda McTague collided with a vehicle that turned into her path while she was riding with another motorcyclist on M-37 in Bedford Township. “I’ve heard that someone pulled out of a driveway in front of her. She really had no place to go,” said Bobbie Bradley, President of Talons Out Honor Flight. “We’re really just trying […]

  • Pet Hospice: Helping owners and pets say goodbye in comfortable surroundings

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — There’s a special bond people and their pets, and a sense of loyalty to one another. But as our pets begin to show their age, things like routine visits to the veterinarian can be tough, especially as certain medical conditions progress. That’s why some people who want to make sure their beloved pet is cared for and comfortable in its final days are turning to the new and growing industry of pet hospice. Dr. Laurie Brush, a local […]

  • Bicyclist hurt in hit-and-run: ‘I’m glad they made an arrest’

    ALAMO TOWNSHIP, Mich. – An arrest has been made in a hit-and-run crash from November 2016, that sent two bicyclists to the hospital with serious injuries. The accused driver is 23-year-old Drake Clemens. He’s facing up to five years in prison for a number of charges including failing to stop at a crash. One of the people injured on that bicycle ride says he’s relieved someone has been charged but he’s still struggling to know why it happened. “Feels good […]

  • Protesters ask for ban on retail pets to try and shut down The Barking Boutique

    GRANDVILLE, Mich. – It’s a controversial designer and purebred pet store that opponents are hoping to shut down. Monday night’s city council meeting in Grandville had opponents of ‘The Barking Boutique’ trying to convince the council to consider an ordinance that would ban the retail sale of puppies. Public comment got a little heated as both sides expressed their views, with protesters saying the business supports puppy mills. But in the end the council decided to not take any action […]