Henry Kissinger was in town for an event with the Grand Rapids Economic Club earlier in the week. With only two months until former President Gerald R. Ford's 100th birthday, the event was to celebrate his contribution and service to the country.
A Florida county is taking a new stance on sex offenders. Bradford County is posting personalized red sex offender signs in front of the homes of convicted sex criminals. This new measure is in addition to the online listing of all the sexual predators in the country.
After being approved by voters in November of 2012, the Grand Rapids marijuana ordinance goes into effect tomorrow, May 1st. When the ordinance takes effect, a person with marijuana will be given a civil infraction ticket instead of receiving jail time.
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.
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 by Benjamin Franklin and had the inscription "Mind Your Business."
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.
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 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 as Nick in 'Parting Glances.'
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 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 "Tomb Guard" and this honor is the second least-awarded decoration in the United States Military.
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.
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