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2 Michigan Cities Named the Best Places to Live in the U.S.

As a native Michigander, I might be a bit biased when it comes to thinking that this is a great state to live in. That said, Michigan towns have been topping several lists of the best places to live in America, so I think that confirms my point. Now, the...
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Charges made for Grand Haven lighthouse vandalism

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — After investigating two separate incidents of vandalism at the Grand Haven Lighthouse, an iconic landmark on the shores of Lake Michigan, the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety has charged three teenagers and arrested another. On May 10, four males were spotted scratching graffiti onto...

Anthony Wayne, Northview to meet in Division I district softball final

BOWLING GREEN — Northview scored in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat Bowling Green 3-2 in Tuesday’s Division I softball district semifinals at Meserve Field. The Wildcats will face Northern Lakes League foe Anthony Wayne, the state’s top-ranked team in Division I, at 5 p.m. on Friday in the district final at the home of Bowling Green State University’s softball program. AW defeated Wapakoneta 12-2 in a game ended by the 10-run mercy rule after five innings.

Grand Rapids City Commissioners Homes Vandalized

In a statement, police said that the GRPD “is aware of multiple instances of vandalism that occurred overnight targeting City Commissioners’ private residences.”. City officials say, graffiti that reads “Defund Police” or “abolish Police” were spray-painted on the sidewalk in front of Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss’s home and on Third Ward Commissioner Nathaniel Moody’s driveway,

Policing issues dominate public hearing on Grand Rapids budget

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Since the death of Patrick Lyoya in Grand Rapids earlier this year, policing has dominated the public comment sections of city commission meetings. Tuesday night's meeting was no exception, as attendees offered feedback on the $597 million budget the City of Grand Rapids has planned for the fiscal year 2023.

Four armed suspects enter Wyoming home, shoot man

WYOMING, Mich. — One person is hospitalized and three suspects are still missing after an armed robbery at a home in Wyoming, the Police Department says. Officers arrived at the 1900 block of Prairie Parkway SW around 6:10 p.m. after hearing multiple reports of a shooting in the area.

Dorr Plan Commission OKs special use for dog kennel

The Dorr Township Planning Commission Tuesday evening voted 6-0 to grant a special use permit to Daniel Noorman and Stacy Miller to allow their property to have kennels for up to eight dogs at 1430 138th Ave. Professional Code Inspections described the property as being in a low traffic area...

Owner of Butch's Beach Burritos died Sunday

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — The owner of Butch’s Beach Burritos, Jim "Butch" Thayer, died on Sunday. His family tells 13 ON YOUR SIDE he was 73. "He was a kind man. I mean, he acted gruff, but he wasn't," his wife Liz says. "And we were going to be married 54 years in June. And everybody knew knew him in that community and knew he was a teddy bear at heart."

Car crash survivor reunites with care team after 2 years

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)– 20-year-old Taylor Godfrey remembers nothing of the day her car was t-boned by a semi hauling a load of cars on State Road 26 two years ago. Godfrey was rushed to Parkview Regional Medical Center with multiple injuries such as internal bleeding, several broken bones, and a severe traumatic brain injury.