Javonte Higgins sits in court as a jury is selected for his trial (March 3, 2014).

Closing arguments in Higgins’ trial

Closing arguments were heard Friday in Javonte Higgins’ murder trial, and one sticking point appeared to be the lack of DNA evidence found a…

Ryan Fischer

Photos: Remembering Ryan Fischer

Ryan Fischer, 17, a standout athlete and student at Grandville High School, was found dead at his home on March 7, 2014. He passed away from…

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Pipe bomb found in GR home’s garage

The Grand Rapids Police Department Bomb Squad had to diffuse a pipe bomb that was found in the garage of a home on the city's southeast side…

LaughFest 2014 opening night. (Photo credit: Mike Buck)

Photos: LaughFest breaks world record

Thursday night was the kickoff of LaughFest 2014 at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids, and a Guinness World Record was broken.

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US employers add 175k jobs to economy

U.S. hiring improved in February from the previous two months despite a blast of wintry weather, likely renewing hopes that growth will acce…