Skating program helps fight summer boredom and childhood obesity
Summer vacation is creeping around the corner and within a few weeks, kids will start whining those dreaded words: "I'm bored." Fun Spot Skating Center in Kentwood has joined, Kids Skate Free , a national effort to push boredom aside and help fight obesity.
Kent County commissioner checked on embezzlement prevention plan
With allegations of embezzlement from public coffers coming from his hometown last week, Kent County Commissioner Dick VanderMolen asked county officials what controls are in place to prevent similar incidents at the county.
Tue May 21, 2013
WXMI-TV Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids Metro Area Shows Highest Jump In Poverty Rates In US
In Grand Rapids, the Well House program serves as transitional housing for the homeless in the area and has seen some of the problems first-hand. He was once homeless and living in shelters in Grand Rapids while battling double pneumonia and a painful nerve condition called spinal stenosis.
Kentwood man drank a pint of brandy, took pain pills before double pin-in crash, police say
A Kentwood man accused of running a stop sign on Forest Creek Drive in February, causing a crash that pinned two drivers in their vehicles, allegedly admitted to police he consumed a pint of brandy and pain pills prior to getting behind the wheel.
Kent County, nonprofit closer on deal for dental services to Medicaid patients
Kent County and a nonprofit agency have reached a tentative deal relocating two satellite health clinics at the old Kentwood library and offering dental services to Medicaid patients.
Sat May 18, 2013
WZZM-TV Grand Rapids
Police investigate GR sex assault attempt
The incident happened between 7:30 and 8 a.m. Friday in the 2000 block of Eastcastle Dr.
Thu May 16, 2013
Why mayoral run is prompting Kentwood police sergeant to retire at 49
A city cop plans to retire rather than take a required leave of absence as he runs for mayor.
Wed May 15, 2013
GRCC's $700,000 job training grant targets low-income, displaced workers
Job training programs at Grand Rapids Community College will get a boost thanks to a $700,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Fri May 10, 2013
West Michigan birth announcements
Grand Rapids: May 1: Lloyd Thomas III to Alyssa and Lloyd Jr Robinson; May 1: Isaac Matthew to Lauren and Caleb Garber Hudsonville: April 30: Aevin Deppe to Shannon and William Hinshaw; May 4: Colt Matthew to Alicia and Matt Schipper; May 4: Emmett Daniel to Elizabeth and Daniel Scholaart; May 8: Easton James to Jordan and Mitchell Wagner Kentwood: ... (more)
Thu May 09, 2013
Grand Rapids hopes $34M rapid transit buses take off in region
The birth of bus rapid transit in Michigan didn't occur in the Motor City but in this growing health-care hub region where officials hope commuters will crave the system and generate millions in economic development.
Mon May 06, 2013
Gas prices barely fall in West Michigan, but fuel still cheaper than year ago
The average price for a gallon of regular, unleaded fuel in an area including Grand Rapids, Muskegon and Holland was $3.77 Monday morning, down 1 cent from a week ago.
Sun May 05, 2013
Reports of cellphone-related crashes on decline in Kent, Ottawa counties
After her car left the Gerald R. Ford Freeway and rolled, a 33-year-old Jenison woman, driving alone, didn't know what happened.
Fri May 03, 2013
Gay-rights advocates flash their red in Rosa Parks Circle
Oneika Majava wept as she stood on the fringe of Rosa Parks Circle with her two young sons, telling how growing up bisexual in Hudsonville made for an uncomfortable adolescence.
Thu May 02, 2013
Removing barriers: Centralized hub for early childhood home visiting programs
Welcome Home Baby is a First Steps program available at no cost to first-time parents.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Food & Wine
Brown Butter Pistachio Financiers
Top Chef season 10 winner Kristen Kish says, "My favorite thing to do is whisk." She uses that skill here to create three simple desserts.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
WZZM-TV Grand Rapids
Customers complain about local mechanic
"I can't even get him to return a phone call," says David Belcher. He wanted an engine built for his classic truck he plans to race.
Froyo on-the-go: West Michigan frozen yogurt shops branch-out with mobile operations
Two local self-serve frozen yogurt businesses are launching mobile operations this year, adding a twist to the new food service flavor in the Grand Rapids area.
Still near $3.80: No change for West Michigan's average gas price over week
The price for a gallon of regular, unleaded fuel remained unchanged over a week in West Michigan, sitting at $3.78, according to AAA of Michigan .
Fri Apr 26, 2013
WZZM-TV Grand Rapids
Kentwood gears up for Relay for Life
Many weekends this spring, communities across the country will take to the track to fight back against cancer in Relay for Life.