Grand Rapids

Downtown Grand Rapids
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A performance about identity and race and a series of photographs about humanity's shared connections won grand prizes in a popular art competition in western Michigan.

Doorstop Turns Out To Be Meteorite Worth $100K

Oct 5, 2018
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A Michigan man recently learned that a rock he's been using as a doorstop is a meteorite worth $100,000.

Downtown Grand Rapids
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

The winners of the 10th international ArtPrize competition are set to be announced during an awards ceremony in western Michigan.

Police Lights
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Authorities say a 33-year-old homicide suspect who was injured while exchanging gunfire with officers on a freeway in western Michigan is out of the hospital and behind bars.

Downtown Grand Rapids
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

The 10th international ArtPrize competition is kicking off its run in western Michigan.

Teresa Weatherall-Neal
Grand Rapids Public Schools

Grand Rapids Public Schools Superintendent Teresa Weatherall-Neal will be stepping down after what will be 8 years at the helm of the school district.

Police Lights
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A Michigan police department is investigating after officers handcuffed 11-year-old twins and a 17-year-old family friend at gunpoint while responding to a report of juveniles with a handgun.

Doctor's Office
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Health officials have identified a flu strain that sickened about 120 people from at least 25 states who attended a convention in 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
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The Grand Rapids City Commission has voted to allow medical marijuana facilities in the western Michigan city.

Meijer Gardens
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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.

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