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  • Meghan’s A.R.M.Y Hosts Event to Reduce Stigma Around Addiction and Mental Health Issues

    WALKER, Mich. — Meghan’s A.R.M.Y partnered with several West Michigan organizations Tuesday night at the DeltaPlex, to host its first event to inform the community about substance use disorder and mental health issues. The organization was founded after Meghan Reid died from an heroin overdose at just 23-years-old in 2016. Meghan’s mother, Molly has now been working to reduce the stigma surrounding addiction and provide resources for families supporting loved ones struggling with the disorder. “As a mother I didn’t […]

  • DeBarge: The journey from Grand Rapids to Motown

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Motown music group DeBarge quickly became a household name in the 1980s with hit singles like “Rhythm of the Night,” “All This Love,” and “I Like It,” but, life wasn’t always glamorous. The family’s career led from Grand Rapids to Detroit, where they accomplished what some could only dream of. “DeBarge came on the scene and they were young, energetic, and just a different sound that we hadn’t heard in years,” said Levi Stubbs III, Motown […]

  • Homeless Kentwood native discovered by Nick Cannon on journey to stardom in LA

    LOS ANGELES — A lifetime of struggles are proving not to be definitive for a Kentwood native living in Los Angeles. The struggles started early for Jordan Joseph, when his parents were told he would never walk or talk again after a life-threatening accident when he was 3 months old. After brain surgery and plenty of hard work, he defeated the prognosis. Now, the 29-year-old genre-less musician is finding himself on his way to possible stardom. “I definitely did everything […]

  • ‘Silent Parade’ held to honor fallen firefighters

    WALKER, Mich. — A silent parade was held in Walker Thursday night, to honor firefighters lost in the line of duty. Fire engines were lined up on Wilson Rd., with the newest engines first in line to be blessed. It was truly a silent parade as the emergency lights were on, but no sirens or air horns were activated. Representatives from Walker, Grand Rapids, Kentwood and more were present, honoring their deceased personnel during a roll-call, each followed by the […]

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    Delivery driver assaulted and robbed during Walgreens drop-off

    BENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A delivery driver was attacked and robbed Thursday morning while delivering to a Walgreens store in Benton Township. It happened around 9:39 a.m. Thursday at the store at 875 E. Napier Ave. According to the Benton Township Police Department, a delivery driver for an unnamed pharmaceutical company was attacked as was preparing to take medications into the Walgreens. He said he was hit in the head and legs with baseball bats by two men. They then […]

  • Suspect sought in Schoolcraft lotto ticket theft

    SCHOOLCRAFT, Mich. – Police are requesting assistance in locating the suspect responsible for stealing lottery tickets from a Kalamazoo County gas station. It happened May 31 at the Speedway store on South Grand Street. Schoolcraft Police say the suspect took the tickets while the clerk wasn’t looking. Officials say that suspect was a black male who was spotted leaving in a dark colored van or SUV. On Monday, police released several surveillance photos of the suspect and his vehicle. Anyone with […]

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