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  • Boatyard ‘EZ’ Beer Mile

    Four beers, four laps. The Boatyard “EZ” Beer Mile is Saturday, October 21 at 432 E. Paterson in Kalamazoo. For more, click here.  Proceeds go to the Eric Zapata Memorial Foundation.

  • Dignitaries and organizations remembering Helen DeVos

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Several organizations and dignitaries are expressing their condolences regarding the passing of Helen DeVos Thursday. DeVos died Thursday morning at the age of 90. She was the wife of Amway co-founder Richard DeVos and a major philanthropist in West Michigan. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette: “Cynthia and I extend our deepest sympathies to Rich DeVos and the entire DeVos family. Helen was a tremendous example of compassion, philanthropy and commitment to family. We will keep her […]

  • GM reaches $120m settlement with states over switches

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Co. has reached a $120 million settlement with 49 states and the District of Columbia over its defective ignition switches. GM recalled 2.6 million small cars worldwide in 2014 because their ignition switches could slip from the “run” position to the “off” position, shutting off the engine. The switches played a role in at least 124 deaths and 275 injuries, according to a victims’ fund set up by GM. Every state but Arizona sued the […]

  • Three arrested after fight in downtown South Haven; guns confiscated

    SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. – Three people have been arrested and two loaded guns and stolen marijuana recovered after a fight in downtown South Haven Wednesday night. Police say they responded to 911 calls about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday of a fight in the downtown area. The three suspects started to run away but were stopped by police.  Two of the suspects tried to discard loaded handguns while fleeing, but police recovered both guns. Police say they also recovered a package of […]

  • Police search for suspect who robbed Wyoming CVS store

    WYOMING, Mich. – Police are asking for help in finding the person who robbed a Wyoming CVS Pharmacy Wednesday night. Police say they were called at about 10:00 p.m. to the CVS at 28th Street and Byron Center where clerks told them a man assaulted them and demanded cash.  He was wearing a matching gray and black jogging suit, black and white shoes and yellow gardening gloves.  The suspect’s hood was pulled up and had his face covered with a […]

  • Harris-led Pistons beat Hornets 102-90 in return downtown

    DETROIT (AP) — Eminem, Kid Rock and Big Sean welcomed the Detroit Pistons back downtown. And the Motor City’s NBA team gave their fans a reason to cheer. Tobias Harris scored 17 of his 27 points in the first quarter and had 10 rebounds, helping Detroit celebrate its return to the city with a 102-90 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night. The Pistons and Charlotte opened the season in Little Caesars Arena, a new facility that drew them […]

  • Maple Leafs have 4-goal 1st, beat Red Wings 6-3

    TORONTO (AP) — Curtis McElhinney got all the help he needed in his season debut. McElhinney made 30 saves and the Toronto Maple Leafs scored four times in the first period in a 6-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night. Starting in place of Frederik Andersen, McElhinney stopped 15 shots in the third period to hold off the Red Wings. “There’s a little rust on my end, that’s for sure, but it sure did feel nice to […]

  • One person flown to hospital after serious-injury crash in Holland

    7:41PM UPDATE: HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. —  The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office identifies the man who was injured in a two-vehicle accident this afternoon in Holland Township as Ellie Gamez, 21, of Holland. Police say he was flown to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital by Aero-Med after being pulled from his vehicle, and is in critical condition. The crash occurred on West Lakewood Boulevard at Aniline Avenue, around 3:45 p.m. The Sheriff’s Office says the other (cement truck) driver was not injured […]

  • Local startup aims to help families with elderly parents and doctor visits

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A new business opened this week in Grand Rapids, designed to help families help their elderly parents with their doctor’s appointments. P.E.A.C.E (Professional Experience Assistant Caring for the Elderly) of Mind provides transportation to and from appointments and also provides a registered nurse to go along to make sure the client understands the procedures and information they get at those appointments.  The nurse then uploads the report into a HIPPA compliant app called Care Convene, which […]