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OSKALOOSA MAN ARRESTED IN UNDERCOVER CHILD SEX STING

An Oskaloosa man has been caught in an undercover child sex sting. According to court records, 47-year-old Dennis Patrick Reid was allegedly planning to travel to Grand Rapids, Michigan to have sex with a 12-year-old girl. Reid was arrested July 30 in Grand Rapids by a special agent for Homeland Security. The agent had posed online as a woman with a 12-year-old daughter. Reid has a court date Wednesday (8/4) in US District Court in Grand Rapids. He is facing a possible 30 year sentence for interstate travel for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct, plus ten years for coercion and enticement of a minor.
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The Scoop on How the Grand Rapids Ice Cream Bandit was Captured

Nearly a dozen West Michigan ice cream shops were hit in just a week. How the thief was caught is bananas. This guy is cold to pick on small ice cream shops. Not sure why he decided that would be the best cash grab as a thief. He allegedly was getting around $200 on average per break-in. He broke into ice creams shops in Grand Rapids, Walker, Wyoming and a few other spots in Kent and Allegan counties.
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Grand Rapids, MIWOOD

Next round of vaccine lottery winners announced

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The next round of winners of the MI Shot to Win Sweepstakes was announced Wednesday, including two winners from Grand Rapids. Six winners of the $50,000 daily drawings had already been notified and were introduced publicly at virtual press conference. It was the fourth round of winners the state has announced.
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Van Buren County Election Results

Voters in Van Buren County had several issues to decide on Tuesday. At the top of the list was the big $53.6 million bond proposal for Paw Paw Public Schools. It was rejected by the voters. Meanwhile, voters for Lawrence Public Schools approved a $1.7 million bond for building improvements and new school buses. A road millage increase was approved in Lawrence Township. Voters in Paw Paw Township approved a $5.9 million bond for a new fire station, and a new parks millage was approved in the village of Paw Paw. In the South Haven mayoral race, Scott Smith and Ahmmad Goodwin will go on to the November election.
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Mix 95.7FM

Free Back-to-School Shoes for Kids

It's a program that is called Shoes Help Our Elementary Students (S.H.O.E.S.). The program is coordinated by a local non-profit organization called In The Image. They have been giving away free shoes for elementary aged students for 25 years. This year the giveaway will be on Monday, August 9th, 2021...
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GRPS Looking To Hire 200

Classes start at Grand Rapids Public Schools in 3 weeks and the district is looking to fill over 200 positions. The district will hold a job fair on Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at GRPS University at 1400 Fuller Avenue. About 1/3 of the openings in the...
Hopkins, MIwhtc.com

Lakeshore Election Results for Aug. 3

UNDATED (WHTC-AM/FM) – It was a very limited Election Day on Tuesday (Aug. 3, 2021). Two mayor races, two school millage renewal requests, and two municipal millage renewal requests were on the ballot for voters in Allegan and Ottawa counties. Saugatuck Township voters approved a Cemetery Renewal request by a...
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Grand Rapids Dispatch

Weather Forecast For Grand Rapids

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Grand Rapids: Wednesday, August 4: Sunny then isolated showers and thunderstorms during the day; while isolated showers and thunderstorms then mostly clear overnight; Thursday, August 5: Sunny during the day; while partly cloudy overnight; Friday, August 6: Chance of rain
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MLive

Millage easily passes for Grand Rapids Public Schools operating budget

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Voters passed a millage that will help Grand Rapids Public Schools maintain a huge portion of the district’s annual operating revenue. The millage passed with 69.4% of the 15,079 votes case with all 64 precincts reporting as of 7:30 a.m., Aug. 4, according to the unofficial results. There were 10,479 votes for “Yes” and 4,550 “No” votes.
Ottawa County, MIwhtc.com

Good Things on The Lakeshore

HOLLAND (WHTC-AM/FM) — Each Friday at 8:35 a.m. on 997 and 1450 WHTC-AM/FM, Shandra Martinez, managing editor of The Lakeshore, talks with WHTC’s Peg McNichol about people and organizations making a positive difference along the Lakeshore. Here are some of the highlights of their conversation on July 28, 2021. Listen to the complete podcast for Aug. 4, 2021: https://omny.fm/shows/whtcs-morning-news-podcast/good-things-on-the-lakeshore-with-shandra-marti-20 Ottawa County to recycle residents’ tires with grant. For the month of August, Ottawa County residents can rid themselves of discarded tires at little cost to them and help the environment at the same time.
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