Local News

13 On Your Side: RX prices vary greatly

9:08 PM, Feb 10, 2014

Carl Langowski uses Lipitor and he's got a lot of company. Lipitor, used to treat high cholesterol, is the number one selling prescription in the country.

Order mistake leads to McDonald's shooting

6:20 PM, Feb 10, 2014

A 29-year-old woman is in custody for allegedly firing a shot through a McDonald's drive-thru window after workers got her burger order wrong a second time.

Crews tackling high snow banks on roads

6:20 PM, Feb 10, 2014

The Kent County Road Commission is trying to reduce some of the high snow banks that might be obstructing views at intersections.

Teen shot in downtown Grand Rapids

6:20 PM, Feb 10, 2014

A 16-year-old boy was shot around 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Weston Apartments, on Weston Street SW near Division Avenue.

Soul food restaurant opens in Madison Square

5:39 PM, Feb 10, 2014

The LINC Up Soul Food Cafe is located on Madison Avenue, inside the LINC development center. It is the first sit-down restaurant in the Madison Square Business District.

UPDATE: Missing man found after a week

3:52 PM, Feb 10, 2014

The Kent County Sheriff's Office reports he has been located safe and his family has been alerted to his location.

Iranian warships heading to USA to show reach

3:34 PM, Feb 10, 2014

Iranian warships headed to the U.S. coast pose little danger to the United States but could be a dry run for the future, according to former U.S. military and security officials.

Schuler Books closing Alpine Ave. store

1:15 PM, Feb 10, 2014

 After more than a decade Schuler Books' on Alpine Ave will be closing in April. The owners decided not to renew the lease saying the increased cost would impact the stores viability. They hope to focus on other retail opportunities, and increase investment in their flagship store on 28th Street location.

Fire damages Muskegon home

1:12 PM, Feb 10, 2014

It was reported around 3:30 a.m. Monday on West Larch Avenue near Barclay Street.  That's just north of West Laketon Avenue.

For consumer cellular prices, look out below!

10:17 AM, Feb 10, 2014

Mobile phone service in the U.S. looks headed down the same path as traditional land-line voice communication before it.

Julia Mancuso gets bronze in super combined

9:02 AM, Feb 10, 2014

Julia Mancuso again lived up to her reputation as a big-event racer Monday and added to her illustrious career at major ski championships.

$9.50 minimum wage approval sought from voters

8:58 AM, Feb 10, 2014

Backers of a minimum wage hike in Michigan say they'll ask voters to approve increasing the rate to $9.50 an hour and eventually bringing tipped employees to the same rate.

Report: U.S. failing to protect kids from HPV

8:34 AM, Feb 10, 2014

The USA is failing to protect children from preventable cancers that afflict 22,000 Americans a year by not vaccinating enough of them against HPV, a new report says.

UPDATE: Alpine Twp. man found

8:29 AM, Feb 10, 2014

The Kent County Sheriff's Office reports that Adkinson was found earlier this morning.

Family holds fundraiser to help find Maxine Green

8:01 AM, Feb 10, 2014

Maxine Green is the sister of legendary singer Al Green. She has been missing since late August.

GRBJ: Trucking industry facing driver shortage

8:00 AM, Feb 10, 2014

In recent years, the truck-driving industry has been hit hard with a driver shortage, and industry veterans say the shortage likely will begin to have a serious negative ripple effect on industries across the country if the trend continues.

NFL prospect Michael Sam announces he is gay

7:59 AM, Feb 10, 2014

Man critically injured in 3-vehicle Portage crash

2:25 AM, Feb 10, 2014

A 30-year-old Portage man is in critical condition after a three-vehicle crash in Kalamazoo County. It happened around 8 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of South Westnedge and Milham Avenue.

What is the cost of winter?

11:33 PM, Feb 9, 2014

The cost of winter can be high for local governments and agencies.

Woman killed in 29th Street crash

11:33 PM, Feb 9, 2014

A woman is dead after a crash in Kentwood on Sunday.

Kentwood man attacked then left in the snow

11:32 PM, Feb 9, 2014

Man attacked by friend in Grand Rapids Saturday night.

Your increased tuition dollars not going to professors

4:12 PM, Feb 9, 2014

Data shows the number of administrators and professional staff at the state's public and private colleges and universities are growing while the ratio of full-time faculty per thousand students is declining.

Pistons fire head coach Cheeks after 50 games

4:02 PM, Feb 9, 2014

The Detroit Pistons announced they have fired coach Maurice Cheeks just 50 games into his tenure.

Late basket gives Wisconsin 60-58 win over MSU

3:53 PM, Feb 9, 2014

So many Michigan State game stories this season have started roughly like this - (fill in player name) and (fill in player name) couldn't play, yet the Spartans (fill in blank).

Kalamazoo deputies search for robbery suspect

12:04 PM, Feb 9, 2014