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  • Mastodon: Emperors of cold dark places

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Prior to taking the stage for their recent show at 20 Monroe Live, Mastodon’s Bill Kelliher and Brann Dailor took some time to talk with us about their new EP, being on Game of Thrones, and more. Official Mastodon website Mastodon on Facebook Additional credit to Entertainment and Media Consultant, Chris Petras

  • Mmmbops, Mmmhops, and bucket lists: Hanson is 25 Years in…but who’s counting?

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Prior to taking the stage for their sold-out show at 20 Monroe Live, Isaac, Taylor, and Zac Hanson sat down with us to talk about everything from their genesis 25 years ago, to their craft beer Mmmhops, to going well beyond this quarter-century milestone. Official Hanson website Official Hanson Facebook page Hanson Brothers Beer Additional credit to Entertainment & Media Consultant, Chris Petras

  • 1 injured in shooting, police searching area for suspect

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Police are investigating a shooting that left one person injured early Wednesday morning. It happened at around 2:00 a.m. in the area of Horton and Griggs in the city’s southeast side. According to police, the gunshot victim suffered an injury to his or her leg and is expected to be okay. Immediately following the shooting, police attempted to locate any suspects that may have been involved. Our crews at the scene reported that officers were issuing […]

  • 2-year-old dead after being hit by car at family birthday gathering

    CASS COUNTY, Mich. — A toddler is dead after police say the child was hit by a car during a family birthday party in Cass County. It happened Sunday night off of Old 205 in Mason Township. Sheriff Deputies reported that a family member was pulling into the driveway, striking a 2-year-old child.  Other family members began performing CPR until help arrived. The victim was rushed to the hospital, but did not survive. Neither drugs nor alcohol appear to have […]

  • Grand Rapids man killed in overnight shooting, no suspects in custody

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Asonte Koppenhoffer-Smart, 21, was killed just after midnight on Friday from a gunshot wound to his upper torso. It happened at around 12:20 a.m. near 800 Dickinson St. SE. Officers on patrol in the area had heard multiple gunshots ring out. They would end up locating a Koppenhoffer-Smart inside a car. He was rushed to the hospital, but he did not survive. According to police, there are no suspects in custody at this time. It is […]

  • Residents, exotic pets escape overnight fire without injury

    MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. — Two people — along with several exotic pets — managed to avoid injury in a house fire early Thursday morning. It happened at a home on Locust Court in Muskegon. When crews arrived, smoke and flames were seen coming from the home. Officials at the scene say two residents escaped safely. There were, however, a handful of exotic pets in their cages that were still inside. Between the residents’ initial escape to safety, and the efforts […]

  • Backstage with The Shins: Special van-me-downs, local love, and more

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Before indie rockers The Shins hit the stage at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park on Thursday, we had a chance to talk with them at their former tour van — which now belongs to national contest winners (and Michigan natives) Mertle. The Shins on Facebook Official The Shins website Additional credit to Entertainment and Media Consultant, Chris Petras

  • Two arrested in child death investigation

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Two people are in custody as an investigation into the death of a child takes shape in Kalamazoo. Police were called to the scene of a four-year-old child not breathing at a home on Mt. Olivet early Sunday around 5 a.m. When officers arrived, they found the young victim, who they say had apparently suffered some unknown physical trauma. “Lifesaving measures were attempted at that time,” said Capt. Shannon Bagley about the officers performing CPR on the child. […]

  • McCloskey, GM who built Pistons ‘Bad Boys’ teams, has died

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Jack McCloskey, the general manager who built the Detroit Pistons’ “Bad Boys” championship teams, died Thursday. He was 91.The Pistons said McCloskey died in Savannah, Georgia. He had fought Alzheimer’s disease. Led by McCloskey draft picks Isiah Thomas, Joe Dumars and Dennis Rodman — all Hall of Famers, along with coach Chuck Daly — and trade acquisitions Bill Laimbeer, Vinnie Johnson, Rick Mahorn, Mark Aguirre and James Edwards, the Pistons won NBA titles in 1989 […]