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  • Dog born with no front legs gets new wheels

    MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. – Born with no front legs Lucy Roo was supposed to be put down. A woman thought the dog deserved a second chance and took her in, but later became too sick to take care of Lucy herself. When Lucy was surrendered to the Noah Project, she quickly captured the hearts of volunteers. “She’s a very happy dog. She doesn’t even act like she has a disability. She’s happy and hops around like she’s only had two […]

  • West Michigan funeral home honors vets with retired American Flags

    GRANDVILLE, Mich.– At all three MKD funeral home locations in West Michigan, torn, tattered, and worn American Flags are being accepted, to be put to rest with fallen American heroes. The funeral home says in order for a flag to be properly retired, it needs to be cremated.  They now cremate every veteran that comes into their care with a flag, so both are laid to rest with respect. Funeral director Mike Matthysse says it’s a way to show their […]

  • West Michigan volunteers helping with Hurricane Florence

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The West Michigan American Red Cross already has 30 people helping with Hurricane Florence relief. Expected to reach the Carolina coast on Thursday, Florence is anticipated to be a nasty storm, which is why the Red Cross has volunteers already there to help. Today, the Emergency Response Vehicle is taking off from West Michigan, along with more volunteers. However, the Red Cross says they could always use more help. You do need to go through a […]

  • Murder charges filed in Kent County double homicide

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Kent County Sheriff’s office confirms charges are being filed for 33-year-old Nathan Board in the death of both his mother and father in-law, Patty and Theodore Syrek. Pending charges include two counts of open murder, and two counts of felony murder. Board is scheduled for arraignment at the 63rd district court Friday afternoon. The Syrek’s were found dead in their Bowne Township home on Tuesday by authorities who were called to do a well-being check. […]

  • Clean-up continues after weekend tornadoes

    MECOSTA COUNTY, Mich. — Clean up continues for multiple communities across West Michigan, as powerful storms tore through the area on Saturday. As of Monday, there are three confirmed tornadoes across the state. Two of those were in West Michigan. The first happened in Barry County, not far from the Hickory Corners area just after  7 p.m. That tornado measured as an EF-0, according to the National Weather Service. The second tornado, near Morley in Mecosta County, touched down just […]

  • Dylan and his ducks celebrate his 13th birthday

    GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — August 31st is Dylan Dyke’s 13th birthday. His parents, Mark and Jen, say they’re so thankful Dylan and his therapy ducks, Nibbles and Bill, get to celebrate together. They almost didn’t. Dylan has autism. His ducks are his best friends. About a week ago the Georgetown Township Board met to discuss if Dylan would be allowed to keep his ducks based on current township ordinance. They didn’t reach a final vote, but all agreed they would […]

  • Food and power outages: when to clean out the fridge

    KENT COUNTY, Mich. – With so many people across Michigan still without power after Tuesday night’s round of thunderstorms, the USDA and Kent County Health Department want you to know when the food in the fridge is too warm to eat. Bacteria breeds faster the warmer the temperature. If the fridge gets warmer than 40 degrees, the food inside it has a higher likelihood to make you sick. The fridge will stay cold enough for roughly four hours. Anything longer […]

  • Nearly $6,000 stolen from local Hindu temple

    ADA, Mich. – The only Hindu temple in West Michigan had its windows smashed and collection box taken on Monday. The temple president, Vamsidhar Ravi, estimates as much as $6,000 could have been inside. Ravi says they raise that money to donate to those in need, pay the priests, as well as cover church expenses. The temple says they’re not looking to point fingers or place blame. They do believe, however, whoever took the money had some knowledge of temple. […]

  • Caledonia hunter’s bear among Michigan’s biggest

    CALEDONIA, Mich. — A hunter from Caledonia found out his name is going in the Michigan record books. It’s for one of the largest bears in state history that he came across while hunting last September in Manistee County. Winning the drawing for the Pure Michigan Hunt is like winning the lottery for Michigan hunters. The drawing, sponsored by the DNR, includes hunting licenses for multiple large game, including black bears, and serves as a fundraiser for wildlife and habitat […]