4:39 PM May 4, 2012
The Grand River Greenway Parks Celebration 2012 continues this month with a guided tour of four historic cemeteries along the Grand River on May 19 and riverboat tours on the Grand Lady on May 24.
4:12 PM May 4, 2012
A preliminary exam for two Grand Rapids-area men charged of bilking several West Michigan residents out of more than $9 million continues this afternoon with testimony from an 87-year-old Holland woman. Jeffrey Ripley, 59, of Sparta; and Danny Lee VanLiere, 60, of Grand Rapids are each charged with conducting criminal enterprise (racketeering), six counts of false pretenses $20,000 or more, and 25 counts of general violations of the state's Securities Act.
4:12 PM May 4, 2012
An abandoned beagle is receiving medical attention after being found in a urine-soaked trash bag on Detroit's east side.
4:12 PM May 4, 2012
Authorities are looking for vandals responsible for damaging about 30 headstones and monuments at a Muskegon cemetery, causing thousands of dollars in damage.
2:30 PM May 4, 2012
The openers last weekend were slow but catch rates should pick up as warmer temperatures push into the state. Water levels are low in some of the rivers and inland lakes so use caution especially at the boat launches. Southwest Lower Peninsula St. Joseph: Salmon fishing is starting to pick up with limit catches reported. Saugatuck: Salmon fishing was steady with a few decent catches of chinook and coho in 60 feet of water. Spoons worked best.
10:27 AM May 4, 2012
Schalk Vanniekerk set a new school record in the 800-meter run on Thursday at Rockford High School, but he was beat out at the finish line by less than two-tenths of a second by the Rams' Drew Woznik - in another school-record performance.
10:24 AM May 4, 2012
Spring Lake's J.P. Batts and Michael Dillingham each belted home runs as the Lakers and North Muskegon played to a 4-4 tie in a game that was eventually called because of lightening on Thursday. "We've been hitting so many fly balls, and the ball just doesn't carry this year, so we've been telling the kids, we've got to focus on ground balls, line drives,' said Lakers' coach Brian Sabo. "We said we'd be lucky to hit one out all year, and then we hit two in one game.'
10:22 AM May 4, 2012
Coach Bill Core's Spring Lake softball team scored a weather-shortened 3-2 win over state-ranked North Muskegon on Thursday.
10:20 AM May 4, 2012
Junior Patrick Ferris shot a 36, helping Grand Haven's varsity boys golf team score a 159-186 win over Hudsonville.
8:30 AM May 4, 2012
A weight-loss contest has culminated in a lot of gain. The eight participants chosen in January for the Lakeshore Slimdown Challenge said they've gained a new attitude toward food and exercise - and gained close friendships along the way.
7:00 AM May 4, 2012
Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 4 p,m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. Calm wind becoming north at 4-7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
8:39 PM May 3, 2012
(UPDATED: Thursday 8:38 p.m.) The severe thunderstorm watch and flash flood watch for Ottawa County has expired.
3:48 PM May 3, 2012
A portable heater was the cause of a fire that killed Jason Arnold in Grand Haven Township on Saturday morning.
2:30 PM May 3, 2012
Muskegon Mona Shores, which saw it string of 13 consecutive Greater Muskegon Area golf titles snapped last year by Western Michigan Christian, regained the title Wednesday at Chase Hammond with a score of 308.
1:07 PM May 3, 2012
Police have seized about $150,000 worth of sporting goods, including 20 canoes and 20 kayaks, they said were illegally obtained by a Coldwater man.