Grand Rapids

In a rather extraordinary report from Grand Rapids, a Michigan couple, who were already parents to 12 boys, welcomed boy No. 13!

Jay Schwandt and Kateri Schwandt, residents of Rockford, north of Grand Rapids, welcomed their 13th baby boy on Wednesday, May 13, as reported by Associated... read more

CWD Real Estate planning to redevelop a historic Grand Rapids property

Olds Manor, the last major unoccupied structure in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, is going to be redeveloped into a mixed-use residential and commercial building that will offer apartments, condominiums and retail space.

CWD Real Estate Investment has confirmed that it is planning to... read more

New Year Eve celebration events in Grand Rapids

New Year's Eve has always been celebrated with full hustle and bustle in and around Grand Rapids. As December 31 has finally approached, the Grand Rapids area is once again ready to offer dozens of options for partygoers and families to add another memorable event in their lives. Let's have a... read more

Grand Rapids experiences snow drought in December

Grand Rapids literally witnessed a snow drought this December as the city received the lowest amount of snow in the first 25 days of the month in nearly seven decades.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), Grand Rapids received just three-tenths of an inch of snow in the first... read more

Grand Rapids man arrested for beating death of Joel Battaglia in 1990

A Grand Rapids man has been arrested for beating a young man to death on Lake Drive SE more than two decades ago, officials confirmed.

Police said 56-year-old Aurelias Jualious Marshall was booked into the Kent County Jail on Thursday, December 18, on an open murder charge. He was... read more

Downtown Grand Rapids being adorned with vintage Christmas decorations

Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. has partnered with Fubble Entertainment to adorn some downtown areas with vintage Christmas decorations.

The old Grand Rapids Public Museum on Jefferson Avenue SE and some other sites will be adorned with some original holiday decorations that adorned downtown... read more

Grand Rapids family feeling unsafe after gunman found on house’s roof

A Grand Rapids family is grateful for their safety after police arrested an armed man on their roof without incident, but members of the family are also feeling somewhat unsafe now.

Sulma Cruz, said she was in her duplex on Norwich Avenue along with three other members of her family at... read more

Grand Rapids to spend nearly $1 million from parks tax on structural repairs

The Grand Rapids City Commission is expected to approve a plan next week to spend almost $1 million from new parks tax on building repairs in various parks across the city.

The commission is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, December 2, to take a decision on the plan that proposes to use $940... read more

Grand Rapids man charged with home invasion in Ottawa County

A Grand Rapids man has been arrested and charged with home invasion and malicious destruction of property in an Ottawa County home, police authorities have confirmed.

Ottawa County Sheriff's Capt. Mark Bennett said police responded to call from a female owner of a home in the Tallmadge... read more

GR restaurants offering free meals on Veteran’s Day 2014

Several restaurants and bars in Grand Rapids are celebrating Veteran's Day 2014 with free meals for active duty military personnel and veterans.

BarFly Ventures are offered free meals veterans and active members of the military at Grand Rapids Brewing Company, HopCat, McFadden's as well... read more

U.S. Capitol Christmas tree to stop in Grand Rapids next week

The Christmas tree that will eventually stand in front of the U. S. Capitol will stop in Grand Rapids next week as it will be moved from Minnesota to Washington, D. C., officials with Downtown Grand Rapids confirmed.

On November 13, residents of West Michigan will get a chance to write... read more

Grand Rapids super-centenarian woman led remarkable life till the end: relatives say

Helen Lettinga, a Grand Rapids woman who died late last week at an age of 111, has been remembered as a sharp-witted remarkable lady who led a remarkable life right up till the end.

Born on 6th of February, 1903, in Casnovia, Lettinga breathed her last breath on Saturday, October 25. Her... read more