#Tommy DeBarge

Tommy DeBarge of Switch, DeBarge Siblings Dead at 64

Tommy DeBarge, best known as one of the musical DeBarge siblings and a member of ’70s R&B group Switch, died Thursday, according to his family. He was 64. One of 10 siblings from Grand Rapids, Michigan, DeBarge had suffered over the years from liver and kidney failure and had been hospitalized a few weeks ago, according to TMZ. He had also battled COVID-19 earlier this year from which he had recovered, his daughter Marina told TMZ.
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Luke Combs pays funeral costs of 3 men who died at Michigan music festival

JACKSON, Mich. — Country singer Luke Combs has paid for the funerals of three men who died from exposure to carbon monoxide during a Michigan music festival. Dawson Brown, 20; Kole Sova, 19; and Richie Mays Jr., 20, were found dead at a campground near the three-day Faster Horses Music Festival in Brooklyn last weekend, WSYM reported. Officials said the cause of the men’s deaths appeared to be carbon monoxide poisoning from a nearby generator, according to the television station.
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ArtPrize entry reflects on COVID-19 losses in disabled community

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A local protest artist will display her work outside the Grand Rapids Art Museum during ArtPrize, drawing attention to how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the disabled community, which saw significant loss. Oaklee Thiele’s installation is called My Dearest Friends. The project started with Thiele’s...
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Remains of 2 sailors killed in Pearl Harbor attack coming home to SW MI

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Nearly 80 years after their deaths, the remains of two Southwest Michigan men who were aboard USS Oklahoma during the attack on Pearl Harbor have been accounted for. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency identified the remains of U.S. Navy Seaman 1st Class Wesley Graham, 21,...

Kettering Holiday at Home festival kicks off today

KETTERING — The Holiday at Home Festival and Parade in Kettering is back on this year after being cancelled in 2020. The two-day festival kicks off today and ends on Monday, Sept. 6. Activities include a 5K, arts & craft and auto shows, children’s activities, a parade, entertainment, and more.

Severe thunderstorm warnings expire in West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The severe thunderstorm warnings and severe thunderstorm watch issued in West Michigan have expired after storms passed through the area. The National Weather Service severe thunderstorm warnings for parts of Ionia County, Muskegon County, Kent County and Barry Count, along with a watch for multiple West Michigan counties, have expired.

Bradford man killed in crash north of Covington on SR 48

NEWBERRY TWP. — A person is dead and another is injured after a car crashed into the woods on OH-48 near Covington-Bradford Road Tuesday morning. Crews responded to the scene around 4:30 a.m. The passenger in the car Bryan Gibboney, 28, of Bradford died at the scene, investigators said. The...

NWS launching severe storm alert system

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The National Weather Service is launching a new alert system to warn of severe thunderstorms. They already have a wireless emergency alert system in place that warns residents ahead of tornados or flash floods with a loud sound. They’re adding on to their system to...

New season of Survivor features Lynnwood contestant

The 41st season of Survivor kicks off Wednesday at 8 p.m. and this season features a contestant from Lynnwood. Ricard Foyé, a 31-year-old flight attendant from Lynnwood, joins the cast for a season that was supposed to premiere in 2020 but was delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a...