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    $20M in improvements for GVSU Performing Arts Center

    ALLENDALE, Mich. — A $20 million upgrade has been approved for the Performing Arts Center at Grand Valley State University. Trustees approved a new two-story, 44,000-square-foot addition as well as renovation work on Friday, including a new theater with seating for 140 people, two classrooms, theater support spaces, three ensemble rooms and additional space where students will be able to study. Work on the 15-month project will start next week. The Performing Arts Center was built in 1971, houses the […]

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    Find a Prescription Drug Takeback location near you

    WEST MICHIGAN — Saturday marked the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Drug Takeback Day across the country. Many sites, groups and agencies across America are collecting expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs Saturday. To find a public disposal site near you click here.  

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    Power restored to 5,200+ GR customers who lost power

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Power has been restored to Grand Rapids’ northeast side after a large power outage at midday Sunday. Electrical service was knocked out at 11:25 a.m. to 5,201 Consumers Energy customers. A Consumers spokeswoman told FOX 17 that crews originally went to work on a report of wires down in the Dean Lake and Three Mile area. Upon arriving at that location they found two power lines burned out plus a tree that had fallen on the lines, which […]

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    Motorcyclist breaks collarbone trying to avoid other motorcycle

    TALLMADGE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A motorcycle rider was hospitalized with a broken collarbone after a crash on Sunday. At 12:45 p.m. Sunday, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a single-vehicle motorcycle accident on Leonard Road east of Linden Drive in Tallmadge Township. Upon arriving at the scene, deputies discovered that Christian Bergsma, 34, of Grand Rapids had been injured. He was transported by ambulance to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids with non-life-threatening injuries. The […]

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    Driver hurt when SUV rolls on I-96

    POLKTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A man was injured in a one-car rollover on I-96 Sunday morning. At 7 a.m. Sunday, Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a single-vehicle rollover on eastbound Interstate 96 near 88th Avenue in Polkton Township. Upon arriving at the scene, they found Dean Borghi, 47, of North Muskegon injured and he was transported to Mercy Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The investigation showed that Borghi was driving a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe eastbound […]

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    Marijuana, loaded gun found during traffic stop

    CALHOUN COUNTY, Mich. — A routine traffic stop led to marijuana and weapons charges at midday Saturday. At 12:19 p.m. Saturday, a Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department deputy stopped a motorist for speeding on southbound Interstate 69 near L Drive North in Convis Township. While speaking with the driver, the deputy smelled a marijuana odor coming from the passenger compartment. He then decided to search the vehicle. The search resulted in the discovery of seven marijuana plants and a loaded handgun. The […]

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    2 drivers and 1 passenger hurt in Mecosta County accident

    MECOSTA COUNTY, Mich. — Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash at midday Saturday. At 12:47 p.m. Saturday, Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident with injuries on Pierce Road/110th Avenue in Morton Township. The investigation revealed that a 65-year-old man from Middletown, Ohio, was eastbound when his vehicle crossed the center line and struck a westbound vehicle driven by a 76-year-old woman. Both drivers and a 62-year-old passenger all were transported to local […]

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    Local mixed vegetables included in nationwide recall

    WEST MICHIGAN — Frozen vegetables available in West Michigan have been recalled. The recall was issued Saturday for 15 different frozen vegetable items produced by CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Wash. The products were believed to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The 15 products all contained either corn, peas, mixed vegetables or vegetable medley. Costco spent Saturday sending out messages to customers saying that their West Michigan stores were included in the recall. Following is the information on the recall […]

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    Albion boy says man tried to lure him into vehicle

    ALBION, Mich. — Police are investigating a possible case of a man attempting to lure a child into car. At 5 p.m. Friday, Albion Department of Public Safety officers responded to a report of a male subject trying to lure a boy into a vehicle in the 600 block of Lynn Street. The investigation showed that a 10-year-old boy said a white male in his mid 30s approached the child in a black two-door vehicle and asked him if he wanted to […]