Firefighters on the scene of a fire in Lowell Township that left two people dead. (Feb. 11, 2014)

Space heater use tied to deadly fires

The fire that killed 81-year-old Wanda Cooper in her Orangeville Township home early Thursday was likely caused by a space heater used to thaw frozen pipes, according to investigators. …
Foxy the puppy. (Feb. 14, 2014)

Police get tips on Foxy’s rescue story

Police say they are looking into the story of a woman who says she rescued an injured puppy from a trash can after receiving multiple tips that her story could be false. …
Medical marijuana generic AP photo

Gov’t lets banks, pot sellers do business

The Obama administration on Friday gave banks a road map for conducting transactions with legal marijuana sellers so these new businesses can stash away savings, make payroll and pay taxes like any other enterprise.…
Grand Rapids plowed in cars January 2014

Grand Rapids plowing schedule announced

In an effort to continue to clear roads for emergency vehicles, the City of Grand Rapids has announced specific streets that will be plowed this week.…
The B.O.B. in Grand Rapids (Dec. 19, 2013)

Gilmore testifies at B.O.B. fatal fall hearing

Greg Gilmore, the owner of The B.O.B., defended his business during a hearing Friday, saying the bar has worked hard – and has spent a lot of money – to improve safety.…