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  • Pope begs forgiveness for ‘irreparable harm’ from sex abuse

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis begged for forgiveness Tuesday for the “irreparable damage” done to children who were raped and molested by priests, opening his visit to Chile by diving head-first into a scandal that has greatly hurt the Catholic Church’s credibility here and cast a cloud over his visit. Francis also faced controversy on another front: Overnight three more Catholic churches were torched, two in the southern Araucania region where Francis will visit on Wednesday to meet with […]

  • Local laser tag business offers charity, NYE events this weekend

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — BattleGR Laser Tag opened its doors two months ago and they are offering many different events to help parents keep their kids entertained this holiday season. After months of battle brain cancer Brison Ricker, from the Cedar Springs area, passed away and to help the family with expenses owners Jenny and Joe Lashuay are donating all the profits on December 29. To offer parents a break on New Years Eve BattleGR is offering a special deal […]

  • Students perform play written, produced by local teacher

    ALLENDALE, Mich. — Each year the students at Allendale High School work diligently to construct and perform a play, this year the performance is a bit sweeter. The students will be performing “Sweet!” which is a play written and produced by their teacher Shawn McMaster. Loosely based on the tale of “The Nutcracker” the play is a family-friendly production. The students aren’t only performing in the play but they also designed costumes and the set. “Sweet!” showtimes are November 2 […]

  • Fundraising event to benefit GR radio personality

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Friends and family are coming together on Tuesday to help benefit a voice of the community after he suffered a stroke. Dave Jaconette, known for his radio show ‘Sound Off! West Michigan,’ is on the road to recovery but has a long road ahead. According to a GoFundMe Page set up by a family member, Jaconette is still attending therapy but as of September his health insurance has stopped covering the cost. From 5-8 p.m. there […]

  • Educational conference brings staff from 50 zoos, aquariums to GR

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Zoo and Aquarium Association Annual Conference is in full swing at the Amway Plaza Hotel and John Ball Zoo. Starting on October 15, the conference brings together staff 50 different zoos and aquariums provides an educational opportunity for the staff members. “It is both humbling and exciting to host this respected and talented group of zoo and aquarium facility experts,” said Allmon Forrester, Planning and Sustainability, John Ball Zoo. “I’m so happy to showcase our […]

  • Zombies to take over Grand Rapids, think you can survive?

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. —  Illness has swept across the city, officials are quarantining those infected and the city is doing all it can to keep those healthy safe but the zombie Apocalypse has begun — do you think you can make it out alive? The Zombie Dash is coming on October 21 to Grand Rapids offering runners the chance the opportunity to see if they can survive a zombie Apocalypse scenario. The 5k course will wind through the city streets […]

  • Police: masked suspect struck employee in face before fleeing with money

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Police are searching for a suspect after he allegedly robbed the People’s Food CoOp in Kalamazoo. Police were dispatched to this incident at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Thursday. According to police, the suspect entered the store, approached the register and demanded money from the female employee.  The suspect then led the employee to the back of the store while threatening to shoot her if she didn’t do what he asked. The suspect struck the female in the […]

  • Red Wings break late tie, beat winless Coyotes 4-2

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jimmy Howard faced 35 shots Thursday night, the third time in three games Howard has seen at least that many attempts. The Detroit Red Wings goalie stopped 33 of them, but one stood out in his team’s 4-2 victory over the winless Arizona Coyotes. Howard stretched for a pad save on Clayton Keller’s shot that looked like it would go under him, which started a short-handed rush that produced the tiebreaking goal for Luke Glendening with […]

  • Official: Malaysia fire victims were to move out

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The principal of a private Malaysian Islamic school says a dormitory razed by fire was being used as a temporary boarding house because the main school building was under renovation. Mohamad Zahid Mahmod told the Berita Harian online newspaper on Thursday that the renovation work took a year and the students were due to move back into the main building at the end of this month. He said the students would have been preparing for their […]