Grand Rapids

Downtown Grand Rapids
Courtesy / City of Grand Rapids, Planning Dept.

A Michigan man charged in the neglect death of his 10-month-old baby says he shouldn't have been charged and that seeking medical help is "just as dangerous as not going."

Lake Michigan
Amanda Barberena / WKAR File Photo

The ecology of the Great Lakes — and how economic considerations have affected them — is the topic of a talk presented by the Grand Rapids Public Library.

Medical marijuana photo
Dank Depot / flickr creative commons

The Grand Rapids City Commission has voted to allow medical marijuana facilities in the western Michigan city.

Meijer Gardens
Lola Audu / Flickr Creative Commons

Visitors are flocking to a Grand Rapids botanical garden to get a whiff of the unpleasant-smelling "corpse flower" that's in full bloom for the first time in 18 years.

Purple Heart
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Relatives of three dead U.S servicemen plan to gather in western Michigan to receive lost Purple Heart medals their loved ones had earned in World War II.

Gavel
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A U.S. judge says a former Serbian militia member can be extradited to Bosnia-Herzegovina to face charges in the fatal shooting of a Muslim couple in 1994.

Downtown Grand Rapids
Courtesy / City of Grand Rapids, Planning Dept.

The Grand Rapids Catholic Diocese isn't liable for a sexual relationship between a high school tutor and a student, the Michigan state appeals court said in affirming a decision by a Kent County judge.

Intersections photo
Courtesy photo / Grand Rapids ArtPrize

Organizers of the international ArtPrize competition in western Michigan are planning to hold the event every other year instead of annually.

Five siblings including quadruplets in a western Michigan family are joining the U.S. Armed Forces after graduating from high school this year.

Grand Valley Bridge
Grand Valley State University

Authorities say two men were injured in a shooting outside an apartment complex near Grand Valley State University in western Michigan.

Police officers
File photo

The Grand Rapids Police Department hopes to improve communication and problem solving with residents of the western Michigan city.

Houses
Pixabay Creative Commons

Officials in a western Michigan city are considering new rules aimed at protecting renters from predatory landlords.

Teacher
WKAR File Photo

Two nationally recognized keynote speakers have been announced for Van Andel Education Institute's (VAEI) inaugural Science on the Grand conference scheduled for July 16-17 in Grand Rapids.

Black bear in a meadow
skeeze / Pixabay

Authorities in western Michigan have captured a wild black bear that climbed into a tree in a residential neighborhood.

Police Lights
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New analysis shows Lansing, Grand Rapids and several of Metro Detroit’s Downriver communities are experiencing higher rates of opioid overdoses. 

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