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    Remembering in Kalamazoo: One Year Later

    One year ago, Kalamazoo was changed. On the night of Feb. 20, 2016, six people lost their lives in a seemingly random shooting spree.

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    Win 2 tickets to the LaughFest Best of the Midwest Competition

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    MC Sports announces bankruptcy filing, liquidation sales

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A Grand Rapids-based sporting goods retailer has filed for bankruptcy protection. MC Sports announced Tuesday they are reorganizing the company under Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy code. The company has 68 locations in seven states and operates a ski shop at Cannonsburg Ski Area.  The announcement did not address any store closings, but says stores will begin liquidation sales at all locations, to “address our immediate liquidity issues.” In a statement the company says they and […]

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    GRPD officer suspended for role in DUI stop will get job back

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The City of Grand Rapids says they have reached an agreement with the police union on the actions of an officer during a DUI stop of a former Kent County Prosecutor. The city says that Officer Adam Ickes has accepted a 30-day suspension without pay.  The city says he accepted responsibility for his role during the November 19, 2016 incident. Assistant Kent County Prosecutor Joshua Kuiper was pulled over driving the wrong-way on Union Avenue.  Kuiper […]

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    MC Sports Update: All stores to close after liquidation sales

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The bankruptcy of MC Sports will result in the closure of all 66 stores in the Midwest. The locally-based sporting goods chain announced earlier this week it had filed for bankruptcy and stores were going to be liquidated their merchandise.  Friday, the store announced that all of its stores will close. MC Sports has 24 stores in Michigan, including two in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, and one each in Battle Creek, Grandville, Holland, Muskegon, Belmont and […]

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    Coloma Twp. officer accused of stealing drugs from scene of overdose death

    COLOMA TWP., Mich .- A Coloma Township Police officer has been charged with stealing a heroin/fentanyl mix from the scene of an overdose death. The Berrien County Prosecutor says that Kraig Mitchell, 33, of Kalamazoo, has been charged with four counts including Tampering with Evidence, Obstruction of Justice, and two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Mitchell was arraigned Friday and his bond has been set at $10,000. According to the prosecutor’s office, Mitchell allegedly took a mixture of […]

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    Online dashboard launched to track area prosperity

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Business leaders met Friday morning to launch a new online tool to promote economic growth across West Michigan. The West Michigan Prosperity Dashboard will track the region’s progress on critical economic, environmental and social issues.  The goal is the make the information more accessible for everyone to help our area grown. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley was in Grand Rapids and took part in today’s launch. To see the dashboard, click here: .