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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through December 2014

November 21 If I Were In Bologna, I'd Go To This (BilBolBul) If I Were In Grand Rapids, I'd Go To This (Grand Rapids Comic-Con) If I Were In Milwaukee, I'd Go To This (Awesome Con Milwaukee) If I Were Near Blois, I'd Go To This (BD...Show More Summary

Grand Rapids Comic Con!

I’ll be a special guest this weekend at the Grand Rapids Comic Con in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The show runs from Fri the 21st through Sunday the 23rd at the Deltaplex, 2500 Turner Ave. NW. I’ll be doing a talk on caricature on Saturday the 22nd at 10:30 am: Saturday Nov. 22nd- Main Stage 10:30 […]

Sixers sign Robert Covington, waive Chris Johnson

Sixers sign Robert Covington, waive Chris Johnson The Philadelphia 76ers signed free agent forward Robert Covington today. The first overall pick in the 2014 NBA Development League Draft by the Grand Rapids Drive, Covington is the fifth D-League to NBA “Call-Up” of the 2014-15 D-League season. In a related move, the Sixers waived Chris Johnson. As a rookie [...]

Lake-effect snow snarls flights in Buffalo, Grand Rapids

Wind was also causing delays at New York LaGuardia as of Tuesday morning.        

After Raping a Pre-Teen Boy, Christian Broadcaster Will Spend More Than 25 Years in Prison

According to its Facebook page,WCSG [Radio] is a ministry of Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, MI. Our mission is to encourage, energize, and equip listeners toward a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.As you might expect, the...Show More Summary

Christian radio host admits to sexually abusing 11-year-old boy while another man watched

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

A Grand Rapids, Michigan Christian radio broadcaster was sentenced on Monday to at least 25 years in prison for the rape of an 11-year-old boy. According to the Battle Creek Enquirer, 35-year-old John Balyo plead guilty to the sexual assault, which Balyo arranged with the help of another man,...

WZZM Loses One, Adds Two to Sports Department

Grand Rapids ABC affiliate WZZM has announced the addition of a sports director and a sport reporter. MLive also reports, anchor Brent Ashcroft (picture center) is stepping away from the sports desk. The station said Jamal Spencer (pictured right) will start one week from Monday as sports director. Show More Summary

Grand Rapids Station Tops in Nation for Airing Political Ads

Viewers of Grand Rapids ABC affiliate WZZM had a hard time escaping those pesky political ads this election season. According to MLive, in the week before the election, WZZM aired 1,820 ads, the most of any station in the country. The...Show More Summary

Rick Mecklenburg Out at WXMI

Chief meteorologist Rick Mecklenburg is out at WXMI, the Fox-affiliate in Grand Rapids, Mich. Mecklenburg joined the station in May 2012, after filling in for Peter Chan in 2011. The Grand Rapids Press spoke with WXMI creative services...Show More Summary

Former Producer Returns to WZZM as Weekend AM Anchor

Meredith TerHaar has returned to WZZM as weekend morning anchor and MMJ. TerHaar started at the Grand Rapids, Mich. ABC affiliate as an intern in 2003 and worked her way up to producer of the noon show. In 2009, she left for WJHG in Panama City, Fla. Show More Summary

Pipe Dreams: An Antique Organ Worth $1M Takes Up a Third of This $129K Home

Here's one for all the pipe-organ enthusiasts out there. Roughly one-third of this $129K home in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is taken up by a 2,300-pipe antique Kimball Organ. The home's late owner, an auto mechanic with little-to-no playing ability,...

House For Sale Comes with Embedded Pipe Organ

3 weeks agoOdd : Neatorama

Bill Tufts always wanted a pipe organ and had one installed in his home in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Tufts recently passed away, and the home is for sale, with the organ and its 2300 pipes. By the kitchen table is the pipe organ with three sets of keyboards, stacked on top of each other with foot pedals. Show More Summary

Place your bets! Family with 12 boys is expecting another child, will it be a girl?

4 weeks agoOdd : Happy Place

It's another baby! (Via Grand Rapids Press) Bookmakers, get out your books. It's time to start taking bets on the Schwandt family's most recent pregnancy. After delivering 12 boys over the last 20 years, Kateri and Jay Schwandt have yet to make a girl. Show More Summary

Meijer Recalls 8,600 Halloween Projector Flashlight Due to Burn Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in conjunction with Meijer Distribution Inc., of Grand Rapids, Mich., has announced a voluntary recall of about 8,600 Halloween Projector Flashlight because they can overheat and melt theShow More Summary

Sun Metro and LAN Celebrate Opening of Rapid Transit System in El Paso

Sun Metro celebrated the grand opening of its 8.6-mile Rapid Transit System (RTS) along the Mesa Corridor in El Paso, Texas, on Oct 27.

Bad Boys Bad Boys: A Tough Nut To Crack

Whatcha gonna do when they come for youuuuuuuu? Sent in by Doug L., as seen on the Grand Rapids Michigan Police Department FB page. COPS is filmed on location with the men and women of law enforcement. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Qte Tunes, sqwerls

Squirrel enjoys view from police car

last monthNews / Crime : Crimesider

Animal gets "face time" -- and Facebook time -- thanks to police in Grand Rapids, Mich.

A Few Brief Reflections on ArtPrize

last monthArts : Art Fag City

I spent a few days in Grand Rapids looking at the juried and public prize finalists at ArtPrize. ArtPrize describes itself as a radically open, independently organized international art competition and a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.Basically, it's a city wide exhibition in which the public and a jury vote on their favorite art works. Show More Summary

Delta Connection flight strikes coyote at Mich. airport

A Grand Rapids runway was shut down for about 15 minutes on Tuesday.        

Gazan Faces in the Midwest: Maurice Jacobsen’s ‘We All Live in Gaza’

A review of Maurice Jacobsen's multimedia exhibit "WE ALL LIVE IN GAZA," which was recently on display at the ArtPrize contest in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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