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  • Caledonia residents alerted to concerns with dam on Thornapple River

    CALEDONIA TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Residents near the LaBarge Dam on the Thornapple River were notified Friday night about flooding risks and warned that there are concerns about the integrity of the embankment around the dam. Kent County officials say that crews installed a membrane to help shore up support around the dam at 84th Street in Caledonia Township Friday.  Firefighters went door-to-door letting residents know about the situation. Jack Stewart, the Kent County Emergency Management Coordinator says that the dam […]

  • Lowell records 4th largest flood in its history

    LOWELL, Mich. – Water levels at Lowell have peaked in what is now the city’s 4th largest flood in recorded history. City Manager Mike Burns made the announcement Saturday afternoon.  He says the river has hit its peak at “moderate” flood levels and won’t start going down until overnight. He says the city has probably seen the worst of this event, but it wasn’t as bad as 2013. Burns said there were no major incidents overnight, except for one drunk […]

  • Flood waters reach site of Beer Festival

    COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. – Flood waters are lapping at the edges of what would have been the Michigan Winter Beer Festival. The festival postponed this weekend’s event to March 3-4 after forecasts this week of major flooding along the Grand River in Comstock Park. Flood waters just before 1:00 p.m. Saturday had risen to take over a portion of the parking lot at Fifth Third Ballpark where the event is held.  Other areas and driveways were also underwater.  The river […]

  • Robotics competition moved to Grandville due to flooding at MSU

    GRANDVILLE, Mich. – A robotics competition that was set to take place at Michigan State University on Sunday will now be in West Michigan due to flooding. The VEX Robotics State Championship will be held Sunday at Grandville High School starting at 9:15 a.m.  The event is free and open to the public. Organizers say that due to flooding at MSU, they had to move the competition. The event will feature competitors from 48 high schools and 28 middle schools […]

  • Kalamazoo River levels reach peak; leveling off

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. – The flood levels of the Kalamazoo River seem to be leveling off. The National Weather Service says that the river has leveled off at about 11.5 feet, but will remain at about that height most of the day. The river should fall below 11 feet by midday Sunday and below 10 feet on Monday. Roads will be slowly reopening as the flood waters go down, but closures will still be in effect for the Monday commute. The […]

  • Little Black Dress Dance Party

    The Little Black Dress Dance Party is Saturday night at the JW Marriott. For more details, click here. 

  • Market Avenue ramps, Grand Rapids parks close ahead of peak flooding

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The City of Grand Rapids and the Michigan Department of Transportation are closing ramps and parks along the Grand River ahead of Saturday’s crest of flood waters. MDOT is closing the ramps from I-196 to Market Avenue at 7 p.m. Friday in anticipation of rising flood waters.  Other closures beginning Friday evening include Market Avenue between Godfrey SW and I-196 and the Sixth Street Bridge. The Grand River is expected to crest well above flood stage […]

  • Kent Co. law enforcement sees uptick in threats since Florida shooting

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Kent County Prosecutor, Grand Rapids Police and the Kent County Sheriff’s Department are reminding everyone that all threats are being investigated and false threats can be considered a crime as well. Chris Becker, the Kent County Prosecutor said Friday that they are having an unprecedented number of threats reported in recent days, since 17 people were killed in a school shooting in Parkland, Florida on February 14. “Just simply saying something, whether it is text […]

  • Police demonstrate depth of pothole in Grand Blanc Twp.

    GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Think West Michigan potholes are bad? Check out this one in Grand Blanc Township. The Facebook post from the Grand Blanc Township Police says that the officer standing in the hole is 6’5″