Dr. Jerry Umanos, second from left, and his son, Ben, second from right. (Courtesy: GRPD)

GRPD officer’s father killed in Afghanistan

The father of a Grand Rapids police officer was one of three civilian doctors killed in Afghanistan Thursday, according to the Grand Rapids Police Department.…
In this Feb. 20, 2014 photo, Talia Eisenberg, co-founder of the Henley Vaporium, uses her vaping device in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigs

The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.…
Todd Herring debuts the ArtPrize 2014 poster. (April 23, 2014)

ArtPrize unveils 2014 poster, artist grants

A Wednesday event unveiled the official poster for ArtPrize 2014, as well as a new set of grants for artists participating in the world's largest art competition.…
Jessica Heeringa and a police sketch of the suspect in her abduction. (FILE)

Heeringa’s family investigator weighs in

Authorities have received a lot of tips into the case of missing Norton Shores mother Jessica Heeringa, but still no one knows what led up to her disappearance. …
AP Photo/Ed Andrieski

Georgia allows guns in bars, some schools

Georgia has expanded the places where licensed gun carriers can take their weapons, including bars and some churches, schools and government buildings.…
Race organizers hold press conference on new events at Fifth Third River Bank Run. (April 23, 2014)

New events at 5/3 River Bank Run

Thousands of people are expected to descend on downtown Grand Rapids in about two weeks for the country's largest 25K race.…
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Garden trends of 2014

Our garden guru at Flowerland breaks down trends for your garden and when to get started! …