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  • Tap your toe and swing into style at GRandJazzFest 2018

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Get ready to break out your jazz hands over the weekend for the 6th annual GRandJazzFest. Beats will be dropping at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids from 12:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, and runs through Sunday. Steve Grove, also known as “Euge Grove,” is headlining Saturday, with other artists like Lin Rountree and Oli Silk playing throughout the rest of the day. A few other acts like the student jazz band “Lushh” and Marcus Anderson will be […]

  • The race to get back to school continues at the Berlin Raceway

    MARNE, Mich. — Organizers at Berlin Raceway are trying to get little ones started off on the right foot for the next academic year with Kid’s Night. It runs from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, with free admission being offered to kids 11 and under. Families will have the chance to enjoy all kinds of activities such as an extreme obstacle course, rock climbing, games, and more. Participants are encouraged to donate gently used backpacks to help children without them in West Michigan. Anyone […]

  • Non-traditional rally encourages acts of kindness

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Teams will compete to complete kindness challenges at the first ever Kindness Rally, hosted by the Grand Rapids Junior Chamber. The day of compassion kicks off Saturday at noon, at the Grand Rapids Chamber on Monroe Ave. Each team is required to have four to five people, and will complete challenges from cleaning up trash to walking someone to their car. Organizers are encouraging everyone to show their impact by using the hashtag #KindnessRally on social media. If you would like to register, […]

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    Get to know first responders at the annual Remembrance Car Cruise

    WALKER, Mich. — The annual Remembrance Car Cruise is raising money for a good cause. The Remembrance Car Cruise raises money for the group “Thin Blue Line Michigan,” which helps families of fallen officers. The event begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, and runs until 1 p.m in Walker. Organizers say it will take place along Remembrance Rd., starting near Sobie Meats and ending near the police department. A wide variety of classic cars will be on display. There will also be food, games, plus a chance to […]

  • Aretha Franklin’s funeral set for Aug. 31 in Detroit

    NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin’s funeral will be held Aug. 31 in her hometown of Detroit. The late singer’s publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, said Friday that the funeral, to be held at Greater Grace Temple, is limited to the Queen of Soul’s family and friends. Public viewings will take place Aug. 28-29 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Franklin will be entombed at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit, along with her […]

  • Ionia Co. kids raising money for older brother’s heart, double lung transplant

    IONIA, Mich. — A family in Ionia County is working to give one of their own a second chance at life. Sean Smith-Herroon, 23, was born with primary pulmonary hypertension, a chronic lung disease that can lead to heart failure. When he was a baby, doctors told his parents he wouldn’t live past 2 years old. He’s beaten all expectations, even having three kids and getting engaged. Now, he needs a new heart and pair of lungs. His family says he […]

  • Officer pleads no contest after accidental gun firing in gym

    FOWLERVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan police officer has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor after his personal gun accidentally fired into the floor of a high school gymnasium as he watched a wrestling tournament. Flint Police Lt. Mark Boudreau entered the plea Friday to the charge of reckless discharge of a weapon. The Flint Journal reports the incident occurred when Boudreau’s son was competing in a tournament on May 5 at Fowlerville High School, about 65 miles (105 kilometers) northwest […]

  • 1 dead, 4 injured in Comstock Twp. crash

    COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A woman died and four other people were injured after a two-car crash Friday in Comstock Township. The crash happened at about 1:30 p.m. when a vehicle traveling along 31st Street pulled out in front of another car at E. G Avenue, according to the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department. A 79-year-old Battle Creek woman was taken to the hospital after the crash and later died. Her name was not released. Four other people were hospitalized with non-life […]

  • One arrested in search on Grand Rapids NW side

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – One person is in custody after police converged on a home on Grand Rapids’ northwest side. Police say they took a suspect who was wanted on a parole violation Friday morning.  The suspect had ties to a home in the 1500 block of Widdicomb Avenue NW and police set up a perimeter while obtaining a search warrant. Police searched the home and are remaining on the scene. Authorities haven’t elaborated on what the suspect wanted for […]