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Power Restoration Continues in Greater Grand Rapids, West Michigan [Video]

Despite some extra efforts, Christmas is a powerless holiday for many in greater Grand Rapids and across West Michigan because of snow, cold and the lingering effects of a weekend ice storm, officials said Tuesday.

More than 152,000 electricity customers of Consumers Energy were without power headed into Tuesday evening.

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Tanger Outlet Mall Receives Approval From Byron Township Board

The Tanger outlet mall proposed for Byron Center took a big step forward last week.

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More than 70,000 Without Electricity in Grand Rapids and West Michigan

As of noon today, more than 285,000 Consumers Energy customers statewide were without power caused by a snow and ice storm over the weekend.

That includes nearly 70,000 in Grand Rapids and West Michigan, according to the Jackson, Mich.-based utility.

 

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Power Outages Sock West Michigan; Electricity Out for Some for ‘Several Days’

Ice combined with snow has led to numerous power outages in West Michigan.

Since noon Saturday, more than 175,000 Consumers Energy customers have been affected by electricity outages in Michigan.

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Sunday Grand Rapids Forecast: ‘Oh, the Weather Outside is Frightful’ [Video]

There's only one way to sum up this Sunday morning: Slippery and treacherous.

Authorities across West Michigan report ice-, slush- and snow-covered roads, the result of a wintry mix dumped overnight.

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Winter is Officially Here [Video]

Winter officially arrived today.

This is the day of the winter solstice, when the sun is lowest in the sky and the night is longest.

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Powerful Video From Kids’ Food Basket Shows Impact Of Sack Suppers [Video]

Kids' Food Basket provides Sack Suppers to 6,000 children in West Michigan each weekday.

A new video shows the impact that those suppers have and the importance of continuing to support the great work they do at Kids' Food Basket.

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NORAD Tracks Santa Claus! [Video]

Santa Claus is getting ready for his annual Christmas Eve jaunt across the globe, bringing toys to all the good girls and boys.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is again helping make certain the trip is safe for the jolly old elf. NORAD is the U.S. and Canadian military combining forces to assist Santa Claus, and is tracking Santa Claus on his Christmas Eve journey across the globe.

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Help for Veterans Here in Michigan

Michigan Veterans, take heart.  At last, a coordinated effort to help Veterans in Michigan.  The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, a newly created agency earlier this year, has been established to be a central coordinating point for all of the existing programs out there.

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When and Where to Watch GVSU Football’s National Semifinal Game

Grand Valley State University's football team is in the NCAA Division II national semifinals against Northwest Missouri State on Saturday, Dec. 14.

See when and where to watch the game.

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Byron Township Outlet Mall Planning Hits Slowdown

The Tanger outlet mall being planned for Byron Township hit a slowdown earlier this week.

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Ottawa County Police Find Two Missing Jenison Boys

The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department has arrested a Holland man in connection with his alleged parental kidnapping of his two sons from the Jenison area, according to WZZM-TV, Channel 13.

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