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WATCH: Woman sentenced to max 30 years for deadly Greenville hit-and-run
MONTCALM COUNTY, Mich. — The woman who pleaded no contest in a Greenville hit-and-run that left one teen dead and two others hurt was sentenced to a maximum of 30 years in prison Tuesday. The crash happened Aug. 8, killing 14-year-old Jamison Lafferty. During her arraignment on Aug. 11,...
Man accused of intoxicated driving in crash that killed motorcyclist
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A man is accused of intoxicated driving and leaving the scene of a crash that killed a motorcyclist. Casey Wynsma, 25, is held in the Kent County Correctional Facility on $50,000 bond in a September crash that killed Gregory Vanocker, 56. The crash happened around...
After Four Years, Michigan Film Studio Has Closed Its Doors
Black Pigeon Studios, a rentable film and photo studio in Grand Rapids, Michigan, recently closed its doors after less than four years in operation. The studio, founded by Josh Sikkema and his business partner Johnny McClain, provided a space for filmmakers and photographers to bring their projects to life. The...
Justice for Exotic Animals Allegedly Stacked Atop Each Other
Goal: Ensure stringent legal action against Michael Thomas Lawton for alleged animal cruelty. Recent revelations in Kent County, Michigan, uncover a disturbing scenario where Michael Thomas Lawton allegedly subjected numerous exotic animals to severe neglect and abuse. This scenario, described in a news report, includes both live and deceased animals found in appalling conditions. Lawton faces a felony charge for animal cruelty, allegedly involving over two dozen exotic creatures, such as snakes and a tarantula. The gravity of this situation demands immediate and decisive action.
Equest Center gifted $35,000 Can-Am Defender thanks to local generosity
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (ABC 4)- If you’ve ever visited or heard of the Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding, Inc., located in Rockford, MI, you know it’s a special place where amazing things happen daily. Well, today is no different!. Thanks to the generosity of Can-Am and U.S. 27...
Kent Co. man facing felony after 27 exotic animals were seized from his home
The man at the center of an investigation into the alleged abuse of dozens of exotic animals has been criminally charged.
Sunflower symbol helps passengers with hidden disabilities at Ford Airport
Soon, some passengers at Gerald R. Ford International Airport may be sporting a bright yellow sunflower. It’s part of a program to identify those who may need extra assistance.
West Michigan Homeless Shelters Appeal for Help Amid Rising Homelessness and Winter Approaching
• West Michigan nonprofits are requesting help from the community due to high demand for homeless shelters in Kent County. • Homelessness in Kent County has increased by over 500 individuals in the last five years, totaling 1,239 individuals.
DeVos-backed entity set to demolish former Charley’s Crab restaurant downtown
The DeVos family office is preparing to demolish the former Charley’s Crab restaurant, a key riverfront property just north of the planned Acrisure Amphitheater that could tie into broader development plans. An entity tied to RDV Corp. filed a permit on Nov. 22 to demolish the condemned vacant building...
Embattled Grand Rapids developer goes north with two new projects
A former Grand Rapids developer who is still paying off debts tied to a 2019 bankruptcy and at least 12 related lawsuits says he will use the lessons he learned from those mistakes in two new projects in Northern Michigan. Derek Coppess — whose former flagship firm 616 Lofts LLC...
Kent County Animal Shelter at capacity, urgently asking for forever homes
KENT COUNTY, Mich. — The Kent County Animal Shelter is urgently asking for your help to find their dogs forever homes for the holidays. The shelter hit maximum capacity and says they need to clear out room for more dogs as the colder winter months approach. Among their adoptable...
Remember the Herpolsheimer’s Train? It’s Back at the Public Museum!
What a great "blast from Grand Rapids past" this is. The Grand Rapids Public Museum has brought out the famed Herpolsheimer’s Passenger Train. It was called the Herpolsheimer’s Child Passenger Train and any baby boomer from Grand Rapids and West Michigan knows exactly what I'm talking about because they will instantly recognize the iconic train.
Today's Forecast: Breezy and warmer with morning clouds, some P.M. sunshine
Temperatures will be back in the mid/upper 30s this afternoon with a few peaks of sunshine. The warmest day of the week is Thursday as high temperatures rebound to the lower 40s.
Michigan’s Best Hole-in-the-Wall Fried Chicken Spot You Can’t Miss
From Detroit to Grand Rapids, Michigan is home to many places that have perfected the art of frying chicken. Whether it's the extra crispy soul food, certified halal spots, chicken and waffles, or Korean fried chicken, Michigan offers a wide array of options for fried chicken lovers. The Best Hole...
'We were both in shock!': Kent County man scores $3.4M jackpot with Lotto 47 ticket
LANSING, Mich. — A Kent County man will be $3.4 million richer after winning the Lotto 47 jackpot!. The anonymous 62-year-old winner matched the numbers pulled from the Oct. 25 drawing, according to the Michigan Lottery. Those numbers were: 01-11-22-28-43-47. “I always purchase my Lotto 47 tickets online,” the...
Bittersweet to open Wednesday; Cannonsburg eyeing start date closer to Christmas
With the relative absence of winter weather, both resorts have been relying on their snow blowers to cover the slopes. Temperatures need to stay at-or-below 28 degrees to run those guns.
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Kittens Up for Adoption in grand rapids, MI
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near grand rapids.
Santa Claus Girls need donations after fire damages wrapped gifts
FOX 17 got an update Tuesday from the Santa Claus Girls, a nonprofit that uses part of the old DeltaPlex Arena in Walker to store its Christmas gifts, after a fire broke out inside the building.
West Michigan Winter Weather Outlook 2023-24
The 13 ON YOUR SIDE Weather Team has looked at a lot to determine this winter's forecast! Here are the important players you need to know. Michael Behrens, George Lessens, Samantha Jacques, Blake Hansen. Published: 6:00 AM EST November 28, 2023. Updated: 5:06 PM EST November 27, 2023. GRAND RAPIDS,...
Flu numbers are climbing. Here’s what you can do
After a week of gathering and giving thanks, doctors says they're already seeing flu numbers climb.