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Courtesy of the Grand Rapids Police Department
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Suspect Arrested in Connection With Homicide at GRCC Parking Lot

UPDATE (5/2/16 4:30 p.m.): The Grand Rapids Police Department say that they have arrested 19-year-old Marcus Bivens for stabbing and assaulting Jeanne Huntoon near GRCC's campus.

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Photo Courtesy of Frederik Meijer Gardens
Photo Courtesy of Frederik Meijer Gardens
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23 Meijer Gardens’ Summer Concert Shows Sell Out in First Weekend

A good majority of the shows scheduled for this summer at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park have already sold out.

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Grand Rapids Ranked No. 2 Large City in U.S. to Start a Business

West Michigan is looking like a really great place to start a new business!

Last month Holland was named the No. 1 small city in the U.S. to start a business; Now out of 150 large cities, Wallethub has ranked Grand Rapids the No. 2 place to start a business in 2016, Fox 17 reports.

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Vintage Map Shows Grand Rapids In 1868 [Video]

This video of a man going over a vintage map of Grand Rapids in 1868 shows the city in its early infancy, complete with actual rapids and river boats that ran goods to the Lakeshore.

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Shauna Green-Smith via Facebook
Shauna Green-Smith via Facebook
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Son’s Memorial Bench Stolen from Belding Mom’s Yard

A mother in West Michigan is asking for help getting back a memorial bench she says was stolen from her yard.

The bench was given to Shauna Green-Smith in honor of her son, 10-year-old Devon Morrison, who died in 2013.

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Saying ‘Vagina’ in Class Gets Battle Creek Middle School Teacher Fired

Boys have a penis, girls have a vagina, and you aren't allowed to use either of those words in the classrooms of this particular school district without prior approval.

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West Michigan Family Reunited with Runaway Dog After Stranger Gave Him Away [Video]

A family in Whitehall has been reunited with their shih tzu Dexter!

Last week the dog dashed out the back out door and was found by a woman, who then gave Dexter away to strangers.

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Police Ask For Help Finding Stranger Who Offered Kids a Ride in His Van in Ionia County [Video]

Police are investigating an incident that took place Monday night at a playground at the Evergreen Mobile Home Community on North State Road in Ionia County.

WZZM-13 reports that two children say that around 7p.m. a man approached them and asked them if they wanted to ride in his van. 

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Nine West Michigan Hospitals Get Top Rating For Safety

The Hospital Safety Score is a twice annual review of hospitals by Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit group dedicated to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health system.

Nine hospitals in West Michigan have received an "A" for safety, WZZM-13 reports.

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Van Buren County Car Theft Suspect Found Naked in Driver’s Seat

Police responded to a report of a car theft Saturday morning at a Paw Paw Township home. A woman claimed a man had driven off with her vehicle.

A short time later, police found the vehicle and the suspect, a 41-year-old Paw Paw man, sitting behind the wheel, naked. 

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Frozen Vegetables Sold in West Michigan Part of Nationwide Recall

Time to check your freezer. CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Wash. recalled 15 different frozen vegetable mixes on Saturday due to possible Lysteria contamination, Fox 17 reports.

The products are carried in West Michigan stores including Meijer and Costco.

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Contractor Scam Targeting the Elderly in West Michigan

Police are warning West Michigan residents to be on the lookout for a scam targeting the elderly.

Fox 17 reports that police are looking for three men who posed as contractors to gain entry to the home of a Holland Township couple in their 90s.

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