1:01 PM Nov 21, 2012
Black Friday has traditionally been bargain-hunters' big day. But retail experts say a wave of promotions and trends have lessened its oomph.
11:59 AM Nov 21, 2012
North Bank Community leaders gathered Tuesday at Barber School for their 10th annual Thanksgiving potluck.
11:55 AM Nov 21, 2012
Friends and family members filled the Ottawa County Family Division/Juvenile Services building on Tuesday to celebrate Adoption Day.
11:54 AM Nov 21, 2012
If you're fretting about Thursday's dinner preparations, be thankful you're not in the holiday shoes of some community organizers who are cooking for more than 500 guests.
11:30 AM Nov 21, 2012
Apparently, it's no secret that Americans plan to travel on the cheap this Thanksgiving.
10:53 AM Nov 21, 2012
Police encourage residents to take extra precautions during holiday shopping season.
10:13 AM Nov 21, 2012
In the countdown to Thanksgiving Day, Rene Tan checked off his to-do list. Red and green Christmas lights in the store windows? Installed. Three additional seasonal salespeople? Hired. Merchandise stacked on shelves and racks? Ready.
9:00 AM Nov 21, 2012
City officials have identified a chink in their snowmelt system, and have authorized up to $20,000 to fix it.
8:30 AM Nov 21, 2012
A Traverse City elementary school principal said a basketball coach at the school has been fired after she left her team under the supervision of her husband, who's a registered sex offender.
7:53 AM Nov 21, 2012
Grand Haven Area Public Schools will soon own more land.
7:00 AM Nov 21, 2012
Areas of fog before 9 a.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy through mid-morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 53. Light southwest wind becoming south-southwest 6 to 11 mph in the morning.
5:55 AM Nov 21, 2012
Ottawa County officers will participate in the extra patrols over the holiday weekend.
10:51 PM Nov 20, 2012
A 10-year-old Ottawa County girl is in critical condition at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids after she was hit by a vehicle while riding her bicycle.
10:06 PM Nov 20, 2012
Three Michigan residents are facing drug charges and a 2-year-old girl is in protective custody after a Vermont police officer smelled marijuana while following the car they were riding in.
8:00 PM Nov 20, 2012
Sexually explicit videos of children found on the computer of a Michigan college professor had nothing to do with his research, which focused on Internet censorship and the use of children in advertising, among other things, his lawyer said Tuesday.
6:29 PM Nov 20, 2012
Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash resigned from "Sesame Street" on Tuesday amid allegations he sexually abused underage boys, bringing an end to a 28-year career in which he turned the furry red monster into one of the most beloved — and lucrative — characters on TV and in toy stores.
6:15 PM Nov 20, 2012
A dense fog advisory is in effect for Ottawa County and much of West Michigan until 11 a.m. Wednesday.