Contact Us
West Michigan News

West Michigan News - Page 9

Courtesy of the Montcalm County Sheriff's Department
Courtesy of the Montcalm County Sheriff's Department
[

Runaway 16-Year-Old Last Seen in Grand Rapids Area Found Safe

UPDATE: Brittany Ann Pratt, 16, has been found safe.

Read More

U.S. East Coast Digs Out After Historic Snowstorm
Getty Images
[

Up to a Foot of Snow Expected in Central Lower Michigan this Weekend

Muskegon County is under a winter weather warning by the national weather service. If you don't know what a winter weather warning means ... it means the Elsa - Queen of Arendelle might be visiting West Michigan. 

Read More

Camden Parks, Crash's Landing
Camden Parks, Crash's Landing
[

Adopt Jheri From Crash’s Landing

It was days before Christmas in 2015 when Crash's Landing first welcomed Jheri.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if Jheri found a permanent home this Christmas?

Please adopt Jheri!

Read More

LogoLaughfest-with-Full-Date-2017
[

LaughFest Announces Next Round of Acts

Katt Williams, Joel McHale and the comedy duo of Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme are the latest headliners being added to Gilda’s LaughFest, which is scheduled for March 9 to 19, 2017 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and surrounding communities.

Read More

Ottawa county poachers sentenced.
[

Ottawa County Duck Poachers Sentenced, Receive No Jail Time

The Michigan DNR reports, four Ottawa County men, who were ticketed for poaching 58 wild ducks near a popular waterfowl hunting area in Chester Township on Oct. 9, have been sentenced in Ottawa County District Court.

Read More

City of Holland via YouTube
City of Holland via YouTube
[

Watch Holland Police Officers Surprise Unsuspecting Drivers With Free Gas

Some motorists were possibly a little worried when they were approached by Holland public safety officers at a gas station on Tuesday. But, they had nothing to fear, the officers were there to spread good cheer!

Read More

Thinkstock
Thinkstock
[

Odd-Even Parking in G.R. Has Resulted in Almost 850 Tickets in Less than a Week

Odd-Even parking, in Grand Rapids, began over a month ago but since getting hit with a bunch of snow over the weekend its caused a lot of problems for residents...

Read More

Leipzig Launches Events To Commemorate 1813 Battle Of Nations
Getty Images
[

The Eight Most Common Dutch Surnames In Kent County

The Dutch influence in West Michigan traces its roots back to Albertus Van Raalte's quest to settle a colony of like minded Calvinists.

Since then, they've hugely impacted our area, paving the way for the famed saying "If you ain't Dutch, you ain't much."

Here are the eight most common Dutch surnames in Kent County.

Read More

cpsc.gov
cpsc.gov
[

8 Million Cuisinart Food Processors Recalled

Just in time for the holidays! Another recall to worry about.

Cuisinart has issued a voluntary recall, on Tuesday, of 8 million of their food processors...

Read More

Amber Alert
ThinkStock
[

Changes Coming to Michigan’s AMBER Alert System on January 1

The Michigan State Police have announced some changes to the AMBER Alert system that will take effect on January 1, 2017.

Starting January 1, AMBER Alerts will only be issued for cases of child abductions involving victims under the age of 18, according to the Michigan State Police...

Read More

Getty Images
Getty Images
[

Top Five Michigan Winter Festivals [Video]

Sure, it's not officially winter yet, but take a look outside. Wind chills below zero and  blowing snow do not a fall day make.

But here in the Mitten State, we take cold weather in stride. In fact, we get out and party in it. Here are the top  five  winter festivals in Michigan. Now get a warm parka on and get out there and get frozen!!

Read More

Courtesy Photos
Courtesy Photos
[

Jeffrey Willis Will Stand Trial For the Murder of Jessica Heeringa

Jeffrey Willis will stand be standing trial on both open murder and kidnapping charges in the disappearance of Jessica Heeringa.

Read More

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://rivergrandrapids.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for The River's Loyal Listeners Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The River's Loyal Listeners Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.