Grand Rapids

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Grand Rapids

Officials in west Michigan are working to determine who is responsible for graffiti found spray-painted on doors of a Catholic church.

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum Facebook Page / Facebook

Two young adults who were charged after the gravesite of former President Gerald Ford and first lady Betty Ford in western Michigan was defaced could see their records wiped clean.

Justin Amash
Gordon Evans / WMUK

A third Republican is challenging Rep. Justin Amash for his congressional seat in western Michigan.

Police Lights

A police officer seen on bodycam video repeatedly punching a man during an arrest in western Michigan has been fired.

Justin Amash
Gordon Evans / WMUK

UPDATED Tuesday at 11:00 p.m.: After making national headlines for being the first, United States Republican Congressman to call for President Donald Trump’s impeachment, Representative Justin Amash hosted a town hall Tuesday evening in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

Grand Rapids veterans home

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says a new $49 million Grand Rapids Home for Veterans will be "cutting edge."

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

A proposed human rights ordinance in a west Michigan city includes penalties for violators, including those who dial 911 to try to use police to enforce their own bigotry.

Bakari the Lioness
John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids / Facebook

The John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids says an African lioness known for interacting with visitors has died.

President Trump rallying in Grand Rapids March 28, 2019
Cheyna Roth

Thousands have already gathered outside Van Andel Arena downtown as President Donald Trump returns to Grand Rapids for the first time since 2016. 

President Trump To Rally In Grand Rapids Tonight

Mar 28, 2019
Donald Trump photo
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President Trump is scheduled to travel to Michigan Thursday for a rally in Grand Rapids. It’s the President’s first major campaign-style event since the conclusion of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

Holt Girls Star Jentre Powell Lands Opportunity To Continue Soccer Career

Mar 25, 2019
Jentre Powell
Jentre Powell

Powell, a senior, always wanted to play college soccer. Now she has her shot at Purdue Northwest.

President Donald J. Trump
PBS NewsHour

President Donald Trump's re-election campaign has announced he's holding a rally in Michigan at the end of the month.

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A Michigan school district plans to phase out the use of its longtime mascot because of its association with the Confederacy.

Amtrak Train
Kevin Lavery / WKAR File Photo

Planners in southwestern Michigan are trying to keep a passenger train operating between Chicago and Grand Rapids.

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

A Michigan-based bar and restaurant chain plans to change the name of its "Crack Fries" in January to distance itself from a name associated with a drug epidemic.