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Man Pleads Guilty in Lowell Barn Fire that Killed 13 Horses

Payton Mellema, 20, has pleaded guilty to third-degree arson and animal cruelty.

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Wood TV 8 via YouTube
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Man Charged in Lowell Barn Fire that Killed 13 Horses [VIDEO]

Payton Mellema, 20, was arraigned Friday afternoon on one count of third-degree arson and one count of killing/torturing animals.

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Lowell Showboat Name Change – FBHW Segment 16

Some people are unhappy. As usual.

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‘Robert E. Lee’ Name Being Removed from Lowell Showboat

City Manager Mike Burns said Lowell is taking steps to remove the name 'Robert E. Lee' from the Lowell Showboat.

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WoodTV8 via YouTube
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Authorities Investigate Lowell Barn Fire that Killed 13 Horses [VIDEO]

Police and the fire marshal are investigating a suspicious fire near Lowell Saturday morning at The Barn for Equine Learning that killed thirteen therapy horses. 

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Scented Candle Smells for 12 West Michigan Cities

We love West Michigan and all of the sights, sounds and smells it brings throughout the year. Well, at least most of the smells.

What if you could take all of those smells home with you in a scented candle?

Here's what it would smell like if you could.

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Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media
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Lowell Showboat Closed To The Public – Not Safe For People To Board

The Lowell Showboat in downtown Lowell is now closed to the public.  The showboat, also known as the Robert E. Lee, has been around for about four decades...

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West Michigan Woman Accused of Stealing Busch Light 63 Times

Wow. This woman really likes her Busch Light.

MLive reports that a 53-year-old Lowell woman is facing felony charges after allegedly stealing Busch Light from a local convenience store. 

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Christmas Parades This Week in Holland, Grandville, Lowell, Byron Center and More

It's a busy week for Christmas parades and visits with Santa around Grand Rapids.

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Police Chase Ends in Crash, Arrest on I-96 Near Lowell [Video]

A 19-year-old man is in custody after fleeing police this morning.

WZZM-13 reports that the chase began near the East Beltline and Cascade Road in Grand Rapids around 6:40 a.m.

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Lowell Police Department
Lowell Police Department
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Fake-Bearded Thief Steals $20 From Lowell Gas Station

Police are asking for help identifying a fake-bearded thief who stole $20 from a Lowell gas station, WZZM-13 reports. 

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Lowell Wrestlers Josh Colegrove, Lucas Hall and Zeth Dean Named Co-High School Athletes of the Week

Lowell High School wrestlers Josh Colegrove, Zeth Dean and Lucas Hall, who led the Red Arrows to their second consecutive MHSAA Division 2 state title in addition to capturing individual state titles, are co-winners of the Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week honor.

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