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Ottawa County, Spring Lake, Wayland and Wyoming Receive Grants Totaling Over $200k

Ottawa County, Spring Lake, Wayland and Wyoming were among 16 municipalities receiving more than $6.6 million to offset local government costs associated with mergers, consolidations, inter-local agreements, and cooperative efforts among municipalities, authorities, and school districts.  

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The Milhouse Kids Visit Grand Rapids Balloon Festival [Video]

The Grand Rapids Balloon Festival runs through Saturday, September 6.

Early Friday morning, The Milhouse Kids had a chance to visit with hot air balloon pilots and help them run some tests.

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Re/Max of Grand Rapids’ Grand Rapids Balloon Festival Gets Aloft Friday, Saturday in Wyoming

The first annual Grand Rapids Balloon Festival launches on Friday and Saturday.

Twenty-one hot air balloons from across the midwestern U.S., including the iconic Re/Max balloon, are taking part, according to festival organizer Re/Max of Grand Rapids.

The festival includes goings-on starting at 6 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Saturday on the grounds of the corporate headquarters of Gordon Food Service, 1300 Gezon Parkway SW in Wyoming.

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WZZM-13: Disturbing Details Revealed in Deaths of Wyoming Victims [Video]

By Bob Brenzing and Christa E Graban | WZZM-13

Wyoming police have released more details about last week's triple homicide.

Brooke Slocum, 18, and Charles Oppenneer, 25, were killed last week. Slocum's soon-to-be born baby also died.

Brady Oestrike, the suspect in the murders, took his own life on Thursday (July 17) after a chase with police.

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Yard Waste Drop Off Sites for Kentwood and Wyoming Residents Affected by Storm

It's a long road of cleanup ahead for those affected by Sunday night's tornado south of Grand Rapids.

Residents in the cities of Kentwood and Wyoming may bring their downed trees, limbs, and branches to designated locations.

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City of Wyoming Releases Statement on Weather Relief Efforts

Cleanup and repairs continue following the tornado that struck south of Grand Rapids on Sunday night.

The City of Wyoming released a statement this afternoon which updates their weather relief efforts.

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Wyoming Police Officers Tweet During Shift

Two City of Wyoming police officers gave the public a unique ride-along on Wednesday.

Officers Kelli Duimstra and Margo Clark live-tweeted during their shift.

They discussed the calls they were responding to, K9 dogs, panhandlers, Slurpees, and more.

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West Michigan High School Bands Bring Home State Championships

48 Michigan high school bands competed at Ford Field in Detroit on Saturday, November 2, for the Michigan Competing Band Association state titles.

Titles were awarded in four separate divisions and West Michigan high school bands performed very well!

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Power Outages And Flooding In West Michigan

A rough morning filled with severe weather, flooding, and power outages across West Michigan.

Hard rain and flooding were spread across West Michigan. Some areas got hit hard, while others didn't see as much rain

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West Michigan Election Results – August 6, 2013

Many communities across West Michigan went to the polls Tuesday.

Results are in.

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Fireworks Will be Everywhere in West Michigan on the 4th of July

Ahhhh, nothing like the colorful, bombs bursting in air before dawns early light.

Fireworks, and all their glory, will be abundant for the 4th, and I don't mean from every street vendor around town.  I mean the big shows in communities throughout West Michigan.

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Trail Crossing In Byron Township Where Cyclist Was Killed To Be Closed

Last year, a cyclist was killed while using a trail crossing at M-6 and Byron Center Avenue in Byron Township near Wyoming.  Due to safety concerns, the crossing is now being closed and moved further north.

Are there any other West Michigan trail crossings which should be closed and/or moved due to safety?

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