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MI: Grand Rapids Launches $40M Silver Line BRT

On Monday, The Rapid in Grand Rapids, Michigan, launched a $40 million bus rapid transit system that connects the city center with southern suburbs.

Sarah Brodhead Leaving WXMI

MLive.com reports that after seven years at FOX affiliate WXMI, Sarah Brodhead has decided to leave the Grand Rapids station. The morning anchor announced the news on her Facebook page. “It’s just time for a change,” Brodhead said. “You...Show More Summary

Michigan Teacher Compares Ferguson Riots To Boston Tea Party

Michigan teacher Mike Kaechele compared the Ferguson riots and looting to the Boston Tea Party which spurred American colonists forward, determined to declare independence from England. The Grand Rapids, Michigan teacher is not the first to make national headlines due classroom activities based upon the Michael Brown shooting. Show More Summary

MI: Silver Line BRT to Open in Grand Rapids

The Silver Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system is scheduled to begin at Rapid Central Station in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Bottas heads final practice before Belgian GP

Rapidly improving Valtteri Bottas of Williams outpaced the previously dominant Mercedes men in Saturday morning’s third and final free practice session ahead of Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix. The 24-year-old Finn, who qualified on theShow More Summary

Memorial for Michigan boy fatally stabbed on playground

2 weeks agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Hundreds gathered at a church to memorialized Michael Connor Verkerke, 9, a suburban Grand Rapids, Mich., Cub Scout who was allegedly killed by another boy.

WZZM to Launch 5:00 p.m. Newscast

Grand Rapids ABC affiliate WZZM has announced it is launching a 5:00 p.m newscast on September 8. Nick LaFave and Juliet Dragos will anchor the 30-minute show. In a statement, Janet Mason, president and GM of WZZM said, “We’re very excited to be able to offer this important local newscast at 5 p.m. Show More Summary

Judge orders mental exam for murder suspect, 12

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A judge has ordered a mental competency exam for a 12-year-old boy charged with murder in the stabbing of a 9-year-old boy at a western Michigan playground.

Lessons from a quiet President

Warren: Media obsession with Richard Nixon is in such overdrive via new books, documentaries and panels, you should get to Grand Rapids, Mich. to maintain sanity and perspective.

ArtPrize announces 2014 particpating artists and venues

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

ArtPrize announced the entry of 1,536 artists representing 51 countries and 42 U.S. states to compete in the 6th edition art competition annually held in Grand Rapids, Michigan form September 24 to October 12, 2014. The artists? mixed-media...Show More Summary

Boy, 12, charged in fatal stabbing of 9-year-old

3 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy has been charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of a 9-year-old boy at a playground in western Michigan.

What I Learned by Eating Less Meat

My friends at Vegan Grand Rapids were the ones who encouraged me to eat less meat. Always an animal lover, I found as I got older, I had more and more guilt knowing how food got to my plate. It's easy for us to not think about what goes...Show More Summary

Two Pound Baby Nicknamed “Mighty Girl” Becomes One of the Smallest Ever to Have Heart Surgery

Alexandra Mae Van Kirk was born July 7 in Grand Rapids, Michigan but she was diagnosed with critical pulmonary stenosis and weighed 2 pounds three ounces. Now the tiny tot has become one of the world’s smallest to have heart surgery — and the good news is that it seems to have worked. Alexandra successfully […]

Mich. 2-pound newborn 'Mighty Girl' gets rare heart procedure

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A 2-pound Michigan newborn dubbed "Mighty Girl" by her parents is one of the smallest babies in the world to undergo a heart procedure to open up a blocked artery caused by a congenital defect.

Sony’s PlayStation Now Strategy: Everything Old Is New Again

Though videogames can be massive sellers (witness those billion-dollar debuts last fall for Grand Theft Auto V and Call of Duty: Ghosts), every title faces rapid obsolescence, at least in gamers’ eyes. Three years after hitting the shelves, even the hottest titles can look woefully quaint compared to the latest stuff. Show More Summary

On the Move, 7/30/14

Mike Simon has been named staff meteorologist at Central Florida News 13 in Orlando. He comes from WBIR in Knoxville. Nick LaFave joins WZZM in Grand Rapids as a weeknight anchor. Previously, he worked at KTAL in Shreveport, La. Journalists...Show More Summary

Video: Curren$y – Drive In Theatre Tour (State 2 State)

The Adventures of Spitta Andretti continues on The Drive In Theatre Tour. Curren$y and friends travel to get a taste of Milwaukee’s Best right after passing thru the St. Paul MN and the Grand Rapids of Michigan. Previously: Curren$y – Drive In Theatre Tour (Chi-Town)

WZZM’s Dan Harland Moving from Sports to News

Grand Rapids, MI, ABC affiliate WZZM has announced sports anchor Dan Harland will be the new morning anchor. Harland will join Lauren Stanton and meteorologist Aaron Ofseyer on August 7. “We expect Dan will go after the news of the day...Show More Summary

A Tour of The Rapid in Grand Rapids, Mich.

The APTA Marketing Committee meeting participants toured The Rapid Central Station, Wealthy Operations Center and the Silver Line BRT route, opening August 25.

Pregnant Former Escort Dishes On ‘Toxic’ Interactions With Ben Stein, Says She Doesn’t ‘Want Him To Continue To Do This To Women’

Ben Stein’s libido has reared its’ ugly head yet again. A 24-year-old Grand Rapids, Michigan woman, recounting her experience with the celebrity, described the 69-year-old’s antics as “unhealthy and… READ ON

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