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13-year-old in West Michigan launches pickup dog-walking business
BYRON CENTER, Michigan (WXMI) -- A 13-year-old in West Michigan has launched his first business after investing in the purchase of an old miniature school bus. Aleksander Slott is operating Wagging Riders in the Byron Center area alongside his mother and younger sister. Aleksander's mom, Amy Oostveen, has been homeschooling...
The Disappearance and Murder of Aundria Bowman
In 1989, the small town of Hamilton, Michigan, was rocked by the mysterious disappearance of Aundria Michelle Bowman, a 14-year-old girl who vanished from her family's property under troubling circumstances. Born Alexis Miranda Badger in New Orleans, Louisiana, Aundria was adopted at a young age by the Bowman family of Michigan, where she was renamed Aundria.
Fishing guide who saved kayaker that went over dam shares warning
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A kayaker most likely enjoying the spring-like temperatures along the Grand River Wednesday went over a dam. Shane Parwey, who owns Peel N Drag Guide Service, had been fishing with some friends for hours when he spotted the man headed downstream just before noon. "I...
Oh Rats! 3 Michigan Cities Named ‘Rattiest’ in America
Pests happen, but one of the worst and scariest infestations you can have are the giant cousins of the average mouse, Rats. They're big, they're creepy, and they can carry lots of diseases that we all want to avoid. Each year pest control company Orkin releases their 'rattiest' cities in...
Experience La Dolce Vita: Discover 4 Must-Try Italian Restaurants in Byron Center
This article presents an overview of four exquisite Italian restaurants located in Byron Center. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments? We would love to hear about your experiences in the comments below.
Kentwood Feb 20 Weekly Crime Report: 57 Incidents and 3 Crime Stories
Kentwood Feb 20 Weekly Crime Report: 57 Incidents and 3 Crime Stories. During the last week, a total of 57 crime cases were reported in Kentwood. The most common crime was theft, with 18 cases, accounting for approximately 32% of all incidents. This was followed by assault and other types of crimes, with 11 and 10 cases respectively, contributing to 19% and 18% of the total. Suspicious situations were reported 8 times, making up about 14% of the incidents. The less frequent crimes included arrests and trespassing, each with 3 cases, and burglary and shootings, each with 2 cases. These four categories combined represent a total of 17% of all crimes. The remaining cases fell under the 'Other' category. The data indicates a need for increased vigilance against theft, as it is the most prevalent crime in the area. Additionally, the number of assaults and other crimes suggest a concerning level of violence and disorder within the community.
Loud booming sounds leave Grand Rapids neighbors confused
Dozens of people in West Michigan are trying to figure out what caused loud booming sounds in Grand Rapids early Tuesday and Wednesday morning.
Michigan hospital among first in nation to use new technology to treat Afib
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Grand Rapids based hospital became the first health system in the Midwest to use new technology in treating patients with abnormal heart rhythm. Procedures at Corewell Health on Thursday, Feb. 15 used new technology called Medtronic PulseSelect™ Pulsed Field Ablation System to address atrial fibrillation, or Afib, according to health officials.
Former Grand Rapids Police officer says Michigan appeals court made mistake in ruling to send him to trial
KENT COUNTY, Mich. — Attorneys for the former Grand Rapids Police Officer charged with murder in a 2022 traffic stop killing are asking the appeals court to reconsider their findings. Christopher Schurr is charged with second-degree murder after shooting Patrick Lyoya in the back of the head following a...
5/6 pm Weather Forecast - Grand Rapids, MI - Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Unseasonably warm weather hits Grand Rapids with a high of 60 degrees, but don't pack away your winter gear yet! A cool down is on the horizon with a sunny but chilly weekend forecasted. Tune in for the full weather update and learn about the unusual "verga" phenomenon.
New, From-Scratch Breakfast Restaurant Opens in Allendale
A new joint serving up omelets, benedicts, waffles, pancakes, and more is now open in Allendale!. The Nest Egg Cafe is located at 6101 Lake Michigan Dr. and has been its soft opening phase for a few weeks. Co-owners Tony Palushaj and Antonio Mhilli are focused on making their dishes...
Vice President Harris to visit Michigan before primaries
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WILX) - Five days before Michigan’s presidential primary election, Vice President Kamala Harris is making a stop in Grand Rapids. During her visit on Thursday, she will discuss the Biden administration’s fight for reproductive rights. VP Harris has been critical of some Republicans’ call for...
Minnesota Couple Wins on the Big Wheel & Oh, So Minnesota
I gotta be totally honest, if I were to go on the game show "Wheel of Fortune" I would absolutely walk away with zero winnings. I am TERRIBLE at this game. But, this couple from Grand Rapids walked away with over $65 grand! And they won their money in the most Minnesota way ever.
Zeeland retiree has spent 4K hours building homes for others
HOLLAND — For years, Zeeland’s Jim Deur has regularly volunteered with Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity, building homes for others in the community. Deur recently hit a milestone in his service, becoming the first Lakeshore Habitat volunteer to reach 4,000 hours of volunteering with the organization. His time with Lakeshore Habitat equates to over 166 days, nearly half a year. ...
Accused no-show builder files for bankruptcy
The owner of a West Michigan construction company accused of failing to complete work he was hired to do has filed for bankruptcy protection, reporting debts of nearly $1 million.
Tots & Taps fest, a first-of-its-kind tater tot festival, is coming to West Michigan
Tater tots and beer? Who could ask for more? Touted as one of the nation’s first tater tot festivals, Tots & Taps Fest is coming to LMCU Ballpark in Grand Rapids on May 4. ...
Celebration Cinema South to open new 'C Premium' auditorium on Feb. 29
GAINES CHARTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- The public will get its first chance to view a movie inside Celebration Cinema South's new "C Premium" auditorium on February 29th. The state-of-the-art auditorium in Gaines Township is part of Celebration's first major construction project since work was completed on its Studio Park complex in downtown Grand Rapids in 2019. Celebration South is at 1506 Eastport Dr., just west of Kalamazoo Avenue and just north of M-6.
🚧 Traffic Alert: Lane Closures on US-131 in Byron Center 🚧
The time displayed is local to the original X account in West Michigan. Motorists traveling in Byron Center should be advised that lane closures have been implemented today for road work on northbound US-131. The affected stretch is between 84th Street and 76th Street. These closures are scheduled to be in place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday. Commuters may experience delays and are advised to seek alternative routes if possible or allow for extra travel time. Please drive carefully and be mindful of road workers and posted signs.
Grand Rapids man airlifted to hospital after crash on highway
OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. — A man had to be transported to the hospital by AeroMed on Tuesday following a crash on the highway. The crash happened on WB I-196 near Adams Street around 10 a.m., according to deputies from the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said the 2015 Chevy...