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Shots fired after Family Dollar robbery in GR

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Police are looking for the person who robbed a Family Dollar store. It happened at the intersection of Monroe & Leonard NW. Police say shots were fired during the robbery. Police also say that no one was hit. No suspect is currently in custody. Right...
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Strangles Cases Confirmed in 3 States

Animal health officials reported the disease in Florida, Michigan, and Ohio. On May 18 the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development reported two Kent County, Michigan, Thoroughbreds—a 14-year-old gelding and a 4-year-old mare, with clinical signs starting March 28 and April 29, respectively—tested positive for strangles on May 11. Both horses, which live on the same premises, presented with nasal discharge, the gelding developed a fever, and the mare had enlarged lymph nodes. Another four horses are suspected to be infected. These horses’ vaccination status is unknown, and they are recovering in voluntary quarantine.
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4 Republicans, 1 Democrat disqualified from Aug. 2 ballot in West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Five primary candidates for state office in West Michigan were disqualified from the Aug. 2 ballot. The reasons why those candidates won’t show up on the upcoming Aug. 2 primary ballot range from unpaid campaign fees and unorganized campaign committees to candidates not living in the district they said they were running for.
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2 Teens Charged In Shooting Outside Graduation Ceremony In West Michigan

(CBS DETROIT) – Two teens were arrested in Livonia on Friday and were in court on Monday, facing charges in a shooting outside of a graduation ceremony in Kent County that left two people injured. Shaakir Abdulwahab and Jacqui Hill | Credit: CNN On Monday, two 18-year-olds appeared via video in a Kent County courtroom, both facing felony charges related to the shooting Thursday at East Kentwood High School. The Sheriff’s Office now says they believe up to 8 people were involved, with 5 people firing shots in the high school’s parking lot, just 30 minutes after a graduation ceremony for Crossroads Alternative...
LIVONIA, MI
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Day One Doula Collective works in communities of color to bridge healthcare gap

Over the years, America has seen a plethora of advancements when it comes to maternal health care, but whose backs have those achievements fallen on? The National Library of Medicine has detailed some of the earliest gynecological findings came from experimenting on enslaved Black women. Fast forward to 2022, and Black birthers are among the greatest at risk for complications.
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Two arrested in connection with Kentwood graduation shootings

After the shooting of two people outside of a high school graduation ceremony near Grand Rapids last week, authorities now say detectives have arrested two people believed to be involved. The Kent County Sheriff’s Office said its detectives, with the help of the Michigan State Police and Livonia police, made...
KENTWOOD, MI
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Kent County Dispatch Authority implementing final piece of digital radio system

Fifteen years ago, the Kent County Dispatch Authority was formed. It’s mission: to consolidate the county’s 10 dispatch centers providing more effective and efficient services. “And then last year we went live with the police and fire radios on the 800-megahertz system.”. All-digital replacing the outdated analog system....
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