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McDonald's employee "scared to death" after shooting

10:33 PM, Feb 10, 2014

When a dissatisfied customer fired a gunshot into a McDonald's restaurant, her family says the 20-year-old woman working the take out window was scared to death.

Grand Rapids neighborhood streets "horrible"

10:32 PM, Feb 10, 2014

There hasn't been a major snowstorm in over a week, but on many residential streets, road conditions are poor, with deep snow ruts and narrow streets lined with towering snow piles.

Plows to clear East Hills Tues; cars must be moved

10:32 PM, Feb 10, 2014

The East Hills Neighborhood Association is alerting residents to move their vehicles Tuesday morning as Grand Rapids plows clear and widen streets to better allow access for emergency vehicles.

Victim identified in deadly I-196 rollover

10:32 PM, Feb 10, 2014

The driver, Michael Dietzel, 52, of Jenison, was pronounced dead at the scene. A 40-year-old Grand Rapids woman in the passenger seat was not seriously hurt.

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.

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.

Photos: Rockford Ice Festival

9:44 AM, Feb 10, 2014

Add your photos from the Rockford Ice Festival here.

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.

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.