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Man to Be Charged With Open Murder in Connection With Bobbie Maples’ Death

35-year-old Ronald Earl Williams has been charged with open murder in connection with the murder of Bobbie Maples.

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15-Year-Old Charged as an Adult in the Death of 15-Year-Old Michael White

Carlos Santiago Delgado, 15, was arraigned in Wyoming District Court Wednesday morning on the charge of open murder. The teen's bond was denied.

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GVSU Women’s Basketball in Final Four Tonight, Game on National TV

With their fourth upset win of the tournament, Grand Valley State University Women's Basketball has advanced to the Final Four.

Last night, the Lakers beat 2-seed, #19 Pittsburg State, 59-56.

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Fundraiser Planned for Allegan County Woman Critically Injured in Acid Attack

Friends and family are coordinating a fundraiser for an Allegan County woman injured in an acid attack March 16.

Fox 17 reports that Sheryl Keech was severely burned after allegedly being attacked with industrial acid by her boyfriend. The upcoming fundraiser will help with her bills.

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Grand Rapids Past: David Kendall Designed His Own Gravestone [Video]

The Kendall School of Art and Design has been a downtown institution since 1931. Named after famed Grand Rapids furniture designer David Wolcott Kendall, it was established to memorialize his legacy of design in Grand Rapids.

But did you know David Kendall designed the very stone that marks his family's plot in Oak Hill Cemetery?

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Abigail Kopf is Walking Without Assistance

Yesterday, we learned that 14-year-old Kalamazoo shooting victim Abigail Kopf is walking without assistance for the first time since the shootings on February 20.

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Gas Pump Credit Card Skimmer Found in Cedar Springs

On Saturday, March 19, state and federal regulators, and law enforcement agencies conducted a gas pump blitz across Michigan to look for credit card skimmers.

Three were found, including one in Cedar Springs.

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Guide to Easter Brunch in Grand Rapids

Easter offers a great opportunity to celebrate with family and friends. Easter in West Michigan also offers delicious brunches to keep you out of the kitchen and spending time with those you love.

View our list of delicious Easter brunches in Grand Rapids!

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Is Fajita Republic on the Beltline Closed For Good?

It was a favorite for Taco Tuesdays, happy hours, and Cinco de Mayo, but has it closed its doors for good?

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Ottawa County Girls’ Softball Coach Arrested for Alleged Criminal Sexual Conduct

44-year-old Thomas Barnes Galloway, a softball coach from Spring Lake, has been arrested for alleged sexual assault against a former player who was 13-years-old at the time.

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Five Signs That Spring Is REALLY Here In Grand Rapids

Sure the calendar has clicked to March 21, indicating that the Spring Vernal Equinox has occurred and spring is officially here, but with snow in the forecast later this week, it looks as though spring will be a little late for us in West Michigan.

Here are five signs I look for in Grand Rapids to indicate that spring is REALLY here.

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Grand Haven Named No. 2 ‘Best Freshwater Beach in the U.S.’

Grand Haven State Park held the lead for quite a bit... but somehow, just got edged out and ended up the No. 2 Best Freshwater Beach in the U.S. according to a USA Today and 10 Best Poll.

Michigan did have the most beaches in the running, though, with six beaches among the 20 that readers could choose from.

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