Grand Rapids Flooding Photos
Widespread flooding has hit almost every area of West Michigan. Roads and bridges are being shut down all over the region. We have gathered pictures of the flooding from all over, check out several galleries after the break.
The First Official US Coin Said “Mind Your Business” — Fact Of The Day
On April 21, 1787, the Continental Congress of the United States authorized a design for the nation's first coin, the Fugio Cent. It was the first design for the penny and it was named the Fugio Cent because of it's image of the sun shining down a sundial. The coin was designed…
Children’s Drawings Used To Create Some Creepy And Cute Stuffed Animals
Some pretty bizarre and creative things happen when you take a child's drawing and make a stuffed animal out of it. Wendy Tsao, a mother and entrepreneur, created 'Child's Own Studio', a website that takes children's drawings and brings them to life.
Two Bridges Close To Flooding In Grand Rapids
With water levels still rising, Mayor George Heartwell has closed the Fulton Street Bridge as of this morning around 10 am. The mayor closed the bridge after concerns were raised that debris floating down the river could damage a major utility cable that is attached to the bridge.
Steve Buscemi Worked 12-Hour Shifts Searching For Victims Of 9/11 — Fact Of The Day
Steve Buscemi is one of the most recognizable actors currently in the industry. But did you know that before he was an actor, he was a fire fighter with Engine Company No. 55 in New York City? Buscemi fought fires from 1980 to 1984 before receiving his first acting roll in 1986…
Mayor Jack A. Poll Declared A State Of Emergency In Wyoming, MI
As of 10:15 a.m. this morning Mayor Jack A. Poll declared a State of Emergency in Wyoming, MI. Click read more to read the press release from Mayor Jack Poll.
Tom Hanks Is The Highest Earning All-Time Box Office Star — Fact Of The Day
Tom Hanks is a huge movie star, that we knew for sure. But what we just found out was that Tom Hanks is the highest all-time box office star. As of 2012, Hanks' films have grossed over $4.2 billion in the United States and over $8.5 billion worldwide.
The Tomb Of The Unknown’s Sentinels Will Confront People Who Are Disrespectful — Fact Of T…
The Tomb of the Unknown in Arlington Cemetery is a very sacred place for all Americans. It is a monument dedicated to American service members who have died without their remains being identified. A single soldier guards the tomb at any given time. This soldier is known as a "To…
Shooter Found Dead In Newaygo County Home After Killing Wife And Son
Update: Charles Mark Hoover has been found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his Newaygo County home after killing his wife and son. Police are currently investigating what might have caused shootings.
The 1917 Uncle Sam “I Want You” Poster Is Based Off A British Design Printed 3 Years Earli…
During World War I the British produced a recruitment poster depicting a pointing Lord Kitchener, the British Secretary of State for War, above the words "WANTS YOU." This poster would serve as the most famous of all the British recruitment posters during the war.
Neil Armstrong’s NASA Application Was Almost Rejected For Being Late — Fact Of The Day
Neil Armstrong's NASA application was a week late and if it weren't for his friend, Dick Day, secretly slipping it into the pile of on-time applications, he would have been rejected. Dick Day worked at NASA's Manned Spacecraft Center and helped Neil out when his applic…
Michigan To Take On Louisville In NCAA Finals — Go Blue!
The NCAA Tournament Finals welcomes the Michigan Wolverines for the first time in 2 decades. They defeated the Syracuse Orangemen, 61-56, last night in an extremely close game.