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9 hrs ago | MLive.com

Kentwood woman charged in fatal crash between pickup, car

A Kentwood woman has been charged in a fatal crash caused when her pickup slammed into the back of a Honda Accord, killing a Plainfield Township man.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

MLive.com

Serial scammer faces prison for taking money for asphalt work that was never done

A 46-year-old man who liked to take money for asphalt jobs that never happened faces prison and hefty fines after pleading guilty to false pretenses as a habitual offender.

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Related Topix: Alto, MI, Ottawa County, MI, Hudsonville, MI, Economics News, Bankruptcy, Walker, MI

MLive.com

Is Grand Rapids trapped under a 'thick, immovable cloud' of skunk odor?

Skunks have invaded the city in a big, stinky way, according to a recent Outside Magazine article penned by Grand Rapids biologist Christopher Kemp .

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MLive.com

Member of jury that found woman not guilty of kidnapping 3-year-old defends decision

A person who identified themself as a member of the Kent County Circuit Court jury that determined a New Jersey woman who took a 3-year-old off a Grand Rapids school bus was not guilty of kidnapping took to MLive's comment section to defend the decision.

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Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MI

Sun Jul 20, 2014

MLive.com

Editorial: YES to Kent County Senior Millage increase to meet demand for services

The Kent County Commission has a senior millage proposal on the Aug. 5 primary election ballot asking voters to support .50 mills for eight years for essential services for older adults.

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WILX-TV Lansing

Girl Killed in Golf Cart Accident

The Kent County sheriff's department said Saturday that Brookelyn Elias was riding in a golf cart-style vehicle Friday with her 6-year-old brother Carter on a private driveway in Gaines Township, south of Grand Rapids.

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MLive.com

Motorcycle rider killed in collision with tractor is identified

Authorities have released the identities of those injured and killed in a fatal motorcycle crash with a tractor this weekend .

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Related Topix: Kentwood, MI

Sat Jul 19, 2014

WHTC

Accident in Gratton Township Results in Fatality

The Kent County Sheriff's Office reports that the accident involved two motorcycles and a tractor.

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Related Topix: Belding, MI

MLive.com

One rider killed after two motorcycles collide with tractor on Five Mile Road NE

Two motorcyclists collided with a tractor near the intersection of Five Mile Road NE and Byrne Avenue Saturday, killing one of the riders and leaving the other with minor injuries, authorities said.

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Detroit Free Press

People-powered plane pull marks Gerald R. Ford airport 50th anniversary

The Grand Rapids Press reports that the plane pull competition on Saturday helps mark the milestone.

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CBS Local

Girl Dies In Golf Cart Crash Near Grand Rapids

The Kent County sheriff's department describes it as a golf cart-style vehicle. The girl and a 6-year-old boy were riding the vehicle Friday on a private driveway in Gaines Township, south of Grand Rapids.

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Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MI

Fri Jul 18, 2014

WILX-TV Lansing

Child Killed in Off-Road Accident

A 10-year-old girl has died after an off-road vehicle crashed and rolled in western Michigan.

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Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MI

MLive.com

Accused kidnapper's 'bizarre odyssey' in snatching of 3-year-old detailed in trial

A judge with nearly 30 years on the bench describes the charges against Marian Moussa as the "strangest kidnapping I've ever seen."

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Alleged dog hoarder arrested, charged with animal cruelty and neglect of 39 dogs

Charges have been filed against a woman who was allegedly hoarding dozens of dogs inside her northeast Grand Rapids home.

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MLive.com

Judge says Facebook threat 'strikes at the very heart of judicial...

A teen father who admitted to threatening a trial witness via Facebook will spend a month in jail after getting an earful from the judge.

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Related Topix: Kentwood, MI

MLive.com

Twister tracker: See where Michigan's tornadoes tore across the state

When tornadoes strike Michigan, it's a strong reminder the state isn't immune from some of the country's worst weather.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Ottawa County, MI, Hudsonville, MI, Grand Rapids, MI

MLive.com

Twister tracker: See where Michigan's tornadoes tore across the state

When tornadoes strike Michigan, it's a strong reminder the state isn't immune from some of the country's worst weather.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Ottawa County, MI, Hudsonville, MI, Grand Rapids, MI

MLive.com

How was a stranger allowed to take a 3-year-old off a Grand Rapids Public School bus?

In the first day of the trial of Marian Moussa, her attorney said his client had no intention of kidnapping the child she removed from the bus and drove around for nearly three hours before she was arrested.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

a The Phantom of the Operaa Coming to GR for Two Weeks

For the first time, a Broadway show will run for two weeks at DeVos Performance Hall as West Michigan welcomes The Phantom of the Opera .

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, The Phantom of the Opera, Opera, Grand Rapids, MI, Recreational Vehicle, Award

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Former prosecutor charged with sex offense

Former Kent County Assistant Prosecutor Mark Vandermolen, 61, is charged with assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct involving penetration and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct using force or coercion.

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Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MI

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