Grand Rapids

Judge: Michigan lawmakers must turn over records to Tesla

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled two Michigan lawmakers must surrender to Tesla Motors Inc. records of their communications with lobbyists over a law barring the electric car maker from selling directly to customers.<p>U.S. Magistrate Judge Ellen Carmody denied efforts by …

Business

Grand Rapids man dies after being run over by own semi-truck

WILLISTON, N.D. -- A Grand Rapids man died over the weekend when he was run over by the semitrailer he was operating in North Dakota.<p>Police have …

Michigan

Can Kid Rock Become Michigan's Next Senator?

“How could an entertainer with no political experience and a long history of controversial comments ever win one of the most important political …

Elections

A View Of The Eclipse From Michigan

Today’s eclipse that covered virtually the entire United States no doubt was an amazing spectacle to observe, and there are literally thousands if …

Michigan tops the list of US states dominated by robots

A report from the Brookings Institution details which US states have deployed the most robots, with the Midwest and South leading the charge.<p>More …

Robots

Five Michigan mayors join pledge to fight extremism in Charlottesville aftermath

Five Michigan mayors have joined more than 200 other local leaders in signing onto a nationwide effort to fight hate and extremism in their …

Robert E. Lee

Michigan man given probation for threats to kill children, Jews

JTA - A Michigan man who used Twitter to threaten to kill children and Jews in mass shooting attacks was sentenced to two years of probation.<p>A judge …

Israel

Momentum builds for change on driver fees

There is an effort afoot in Lansing to revisit the wisdom of burdening Michigan motorists with hundreds of millions of dollars in past driving …

Rick Snyder

Ex-police commander says recording 'non-recorded' calls is wiretap violation

KALAMAZOO, MI - Fired Grand Rapids police Lt. Matthew Janiskee can delve into the inner workings of city's phone system to determine why his …

Policing

Two Grand Rapids boys throw pizza party for homeless, those in need

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- A local 10-year-old younger brother spent their summer this year collecting pop cans and fundraising because they wanted people …

Michigan

What Are The Best USA Cities For The Arts? | Times Square Chronicles

What Are The Best USA Cities For The Arts?<p>Thomas Hart Benton’s “City Activities with Dancehall”<p>Arts in America is a rapidly growing and expanding …

The Arts

Former Michigan Rep. Vern Ehlers, a physicist, dies at 83

Vern Ehlers, a research physicist and moderate Republican who represented a western Michigan congressional district for 17 years and advocated for …

Pro golf returns to Warwick Hills with PGA Tour Champions event

Major men's professional golf is poised to return to the state's annual sports calendar.<p>On Tuesday, officials at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club in …

Golf

Holly Bowling Extends 2017 Fall Tour

Pianist Holly Bowling has added 11 dates to her upcoming fall tour.

Bowling

Man, 20, gets life for murder of homeless woman on Grand Rapids campus

Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>CLOSE<p>TODAY'S TOP STORIESWhat’s a Yooper? This Upper Peninsula tourist stop aims to define it | 4:09<p>Jim "Hoolie" DeCaire discusses the …

Crime

Anti-Semitic tweets earn Grand Rapids man two years of probation

A Grand Rapids man arrested in February and accused of sending threatening, anti-Semitic tweets was sentenced to two months of probation Thursday.

Crime

Firefighters with drones? Grand Rapids seeks input

The city will be holding a public hearing Aug. 22 on the proposed program.

Drones

Police looking for suspect after woman shot, man stabbed in Northeast Grand Rapids

Two people were injured about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16

Crime

Rachel Hood launches campaign for State Rep. Winnie Brinks' seat

Brinks is term limited from running again.

Michigan

Grand Rapids City Manager Greg Sundstrom announces retirement

Sundstrom will be leaving after his contract ends in December.

Michigan

Mr. Burger's half-off anniversary specials start today

The Grand Rapids restaurant chain is offering half-off specials at each of its seven West Michigan restaurants in celebration of its 50th anniversary.

Michigan

Where the robots are

By Mark MuroWhere are the robots, exactly? One answer—if you read the steady flow of doomy articles online — is that automation is everywhere, not …

Robots

WATCH: Charlottesville Victim's Father Says 'People Need To Stop Hating'

Standing in the dappled shade of a driveway hundreds of miles from Charlottesville, Va., Mark Heyer spoke of the violence that claimed his daughter's life — and, with voice occasionally quavering, called on people to answer hate with forgiveness.<p>"My daughter was a strong woman that had passionate …

News (U.S.)

Founders' Green Zebra gose released for ArtPrize

Grand Rapids-based Founders Brewing has released Green Zebra, a watermelon gose, as this year's ArtPrize beer. It's available in stores today.

Detroit

Red Wings among suitors for FA defenseman Will Butcher

Hobey Baker winner had 7 goals and 30 assists (37 points) in 43 games with a plus-27 plus-minus-rating last season.

Ice Hockey

Downtown planners double down on pedestrian counters

The counters have become a valuable tool in determine when and where downtown streets are busy and when and where they are not, said Kris Larson, …

Michigan

Meijer hosts shopping parties for freshman at 18 Midwest colleges

See when and where Meijer is holding "Meijer Mania" parties.

College & University

3 Grand Rapids financial advisers make Barron's 'Top 30' list

They were the only advisers in Michigan to make the "Top 30 Institutional Consultants" in 2017.

Finance

West Michigan rallies denounce 'racist attacks' in Charlottesville

Demonstrations against violence in Charlottesville, Va. are planned in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo.

Black Lives Matter

4 residents kicked out of Grand Rapids veterans home for selling cigarettes

Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>CLOSE<p>TODAY'S TOP STORIESState cracks down on incoming mail for Michigan inmates | 0:47<p>Lonely Michigan prison inmates can soon forget …

Detroit