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  • West Michigan business host Pink Ladies Night Out event

    HUDSONVILLE, Mich. — In order raise awareness and money for Breast Cancer Research, DeGraaf Interriors is hosting Pink Ladies Night Out on Tuesday evening. The event is set to take place at DeGraff Interiors located at 6450 28th Avenue in Hudsonville at 6:30 p.m. Tickets to the event are $15 and all the money raised will be donated to Gilda’s Club of Grand Rapids. The night will include giveaways of prizes such as PINK! tickets and an Amazon Echo.

  • Utah lawmaker pulls controversial bill that would rename highway after President Trump

    SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah representative who wanted to rename a huge chunk of highway after President Donald Trump has pulled the bill following some serious pushback. Rep. Mike Noel, R-Kanab, confirmed to KSTU on Wednesday night he did not plan to force a vote amongst his colleagues. “It’s still controversial, no matter what you do,” he said. Rep. Noel had been whipping up votes all afternoon on the House floor, but it was unknown if he had the […]

  • Two females, one man arrested in early morning incident

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Just after midnight on Tuesday the Battle Creek Police department started working to locate a 1-year-old child after the child’s mother requested help. The department searched multiple addresses and even contacted authorities in Georgia, where the child’s father is from, for assistance. Just after 7 a.m. Battle Creek Police officers responded to the report of two females breaking into a home in the 200 Block of North McKinley. One of the women involved with this home […]

  • Teacher killed in Florida massacre left fiancee funeral instructions in case he died in a school shooting

    PARKLAND, Fla. – A teacher killed while saving students in last week’s Florida massacre gave his fiancee instructions on what to say at his funeral should he ever die in a school shooting. Gwen Gossler said the conversation with her fiance, Scott Beigel, happened while they were watching coverage of a previous school shooting on television, The New York Post reports. “Promise me if this ever happens to me, you will tell them the truth – tell them what a […]

  • 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 […]