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East Grand Rapids High School Evacuated Due To Suspicious Package

A suspicious package has closed an East Grand Rapids school building for the day.

Police and fire crews are currently at East Grand Rapids High School where building is closed, athletic practices for the day have been canceled or moved to other locations, and the pool is also closed.

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Restaurant Week Grand Rapids at Railside Bar & Grille

There are so many great dining options in and around Grand Rapids and there's no better time to enjoy them than during Restaurant Week Grand Rapids.

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The Quilters are Coming…the Quilters are Coming…Next Week in Grand Rapids

American Quilter’s Society, the largest quilting membership organization in the world, are coming back to town next week. The AQS QuiltWeek event here in Grand Rapids will run from August 20 to 23 at the DeVos Place.

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Little Girl Is Absolutely Devastated She Deleted a Photo

Kids today may be smarter than we are when it comes to using technology, but that doesn't mean they're immune to making the same kinds of silly mistakes we do.

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Kalamazoo Police Closing Investigation Into Teleka Patrick’s Death

 

Police plan to plan to close the investigation into the death of Michigan doctor Teleka Patrick whose body was found in an Indiana lake.

Indiana State Police Detective Sgt. Rick Strong told the Kalamazoo Gazette that toxicology tests for Teleka Patrick turned up "nothing out of the ordinary." Investigators in Indiana had been waiting for the results of the tests since April. 

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Mayor Heartwell Proclaims August 15 As ‘Relaxation Day’

Today is "National Relaxation Day" (who knew there was such  thing), and when he realized that, it seems Mayor George K. Heartwell stopped to think about how important relaxation is.

This morning on his Facebook page, the Mayor formally announced that August 15 (Friday) will be Relaxation Day in Grand Rapids!

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Sixteenth Annual Mitchell’s Run Thru Rockford Is Saturday [Audio]

The 16th annual Mitchell’s Run Thru Rockford, a five-kilometer (3.1-mile) run/walk and kids' fun run, is Saturday in downtown Rockford.

Proceeds from the benefit go to Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, a non-profit dedicated to expediting viable treatments and a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a fatal genetic disorder that slowly robs those stricken with the disease of their muscle strength.

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Grand Rapids Leaders Listen To Public Comments On Uber, Airbnb, & Old House

The Grand Rapids City Commission took public comments Tuesday night on the effort to save a 19th-century home from being demolished.

The house is located the 2500 block of Lake Michigan Drive on the city's West Side and is now owned by Covenant Village of the Great Lakes who wants to tear it down in order for them to expand their facility. Three sisters who used to live in the home have been protesting to demolition.

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Do You Want More Parklets in Grand Rapids? [Poll]

Parklets are in Grand Rapids.

If you're wondering what a parklet is, you are not the only one.

A parklet is a small space that extends from the sidewalk into the street. The parklet creates a patio which allows people to use space which was previously part of the road.

Does Grand Rapids need more parklets?

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Grand Rapids Won’t Regulate Uber Drivers, Why Stop There?

Uber is a controversial app which allows anyone to turn their car into a taxi and make money giving rides.

The City of Grand Rapids has announced it will not regulate or license Uber drivers at this time.

Does it still make sense to continue to regulate other established cab companies in Grand Rapids?

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Ho Ho the Cat Visits Wet Nose Wednesday

Ho Ho the cat came by 100.5 The River to visit Andy Rent's "Andy in the Morning" show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

Trudy Ender, of the Humane Society of West Michigan, brought in Ho Ho in and had some amazing news.

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Robin Williams Gorilla Friend “Koko” Mourns His Death

As more and more stories are told about Robin Williams, this one struck me as especially poignant. In 2001, Robin Williams met and became friends with a gorilla named Koko, who uses American Sign Language to communicate

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