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Sports Roundup: Sunday, December 10, 2017

<b>BASKETBALL</b><p><b>NBA G LEAGUE</b><p><b>Western Conference</b><p><b>Midwest Division</b><p><b>Sunday’s Games</b><p>Oklahoma City 127, Memphis 123<p><b>IOWA COLLEGE MEN</b><p>DMACC 112, Graceland JV …

College Basketball

Best and worst cities for driving (2017 edition)

Waze's annual Driver Satisfaction Index uses a combination of metrics -- including safety, traffic and road quality -- to declare the happiest driving cities. The 2017 winner, with a satisfaction score of 8.7, is Greensboro, N.C. Google StreetView<p>No. 2, in Waze's rankings is Lexington, Ky., with a …

Google Street View

Ohio couple told again to get rid of 'support' goats

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio couple who say their three goats have helped ease the husband's depression has been ordered once again to get rid of them.<p>The Blade reports that Justin and Amanda Held were told during a court hearing Friday in Bowling Green they must remove the animals from their …

Crime

Meijer's Rockford store becomes new flagship location after remodel

ALGOMA TOWNSHIP, MI -- After six months of remodeling, Meijer's Rockford area store has emerged as the chain's newest flagship location.<p>The major …

Michigan

Most people want to die at home, but many land in hospitals getting unwanted care

Where do you want to die? When asked, the vast majority of Americans answer with two words: “At home.”<p>Despite living in a country that delivers some of the best health care in the world, we often settle for end-of-life care that is inconsistent with our wishes and administered in settings that are …

Health Care

Bob Duff - In search of more O from the D

There are numbers that firmly establish the difference between the Detroit Red Wings and their Saturday opponent, the St. Louis Blues, starting with …

Jeff Blashill

Can Tenants Challenge Property Tax Assessments?

A recent New York case brought into question what had been accepted as a reality, can a tenant challenge the property tax assessment it must pay …

Law

I was tricked into believing my friend had died

It was a hot August day when Mandi came into my life. We were about the same age – her 35 to my 38 – and she had long dark hair and sad-looking brown eyes. Like me, she was recently married. And like me, she had a heart condition.<p>As Mandi lived in Grand Rapids, Michigan, our relationship blossomed …

You Can Buy a Vintage Amiga Computer Used By NASA

The ancient machine may have been the property of one of the astronauts killed on the Columbia mission.<p>The Amiga 1000, a computer released by Commodore in the mid-1980s, became legendary for its power compared to other machines available at the time. The Amiga developed a cult following of users, …

NASA

Taproom Nation: Small Craft Breweries Expand Their Footprints

Growth. It’s a business imperative for a profit-seeking company. To meet demand and increase production capacity, some of the largest craft breweries …

Beer

Columbus pegged as hot real-estate market for 2018

Columbus is one of 10 "markets on the move" for next year, according to the 2018 real-estate forecast by Trulia.<p>The real-estate listing service …

Real Estate

Detroit Film Critics Society: The Florida Project Selected for Best Picture - Full List of Winners

The Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS) is pleased to announce the BEST OF 2017 winners in twelve categories. The Detroit Film Critics Society was …

Award Shows

Larry Nassar, a Michigan doctor who assaulted gymnasts, gets 60 years in prison for child porn crimes

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Larry Nassar, a Michigan doctor who assaulted gymnasts, gets 60 years in prison for child porn crimes.<p>More to come.

Crime

Former USA Gymnastics doctor jailed for 60 years over child pornography

Larry Nassar<p>Image: SIPA USA/PA Images<p>Larry Nassar<p>Image: SIPA USA/PA Images<p>FORMER USA GYMNASTICS doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 60 years in …

Crime

The Eagles add Grand Rapids show to 2018 tour

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - The Eagles coming to Grand Rapids.<p>Due to the overwhelming response to the legendary bands already-announced 2018 tour dates, 13 …

Michigan

Michigan Man Fights for His Life After Pneumonia Leads to Amputation of His Lung and Legs

A 31-year-old Michigan man is in a medically induced coma after coming down with sepsis that has led to the removal of his right lung, both legs — …

Medicine

Cold Weather Photography Essentials

While it might not officially be the winter season yet, it’s still a great time to start preparing for when the sub-zero degree temperatures hit. As …

Nassar victims: Response from MSU, USA Gymnastics 'heartbreaking'

CLOSE<p>Jeannette Antonio, USA National Team gymnast, asks for more justice for victims.<p>GRAND RAPIDS: A 60-year sentence for former Michigan State …

Empathy

400 office jobs moving into long-vacant 28th Street department store

WYOMING, MI -- The former Klingman's Furniture and Rogers Department Store building -- vacant since 2011 -- has landed a new occupant that plans to …

Michigan

Touring Is Still What Blake Shelton "Has the Most Fun With in This Business"

Between his gig as a coach on <i>The Voice</i>, releasing new music and making the media rounds, Blake Shelton has carved out some time in 2018 to headline a …

Country Music

These 10 cities led the Thanksgiving weekend malware spike

Enigma Software gathered the data from its SpyHunter app to reveal a 123% overall jump in holiday weekend malware infections, led by these …

What would Teddy say (about sulfide mining)?

During November I had the great privilege of hunting whitetails in northern Minnesota’s Superior National Forest, which was set aside by President …

U.S. Department of Commerce

Liquor store owners blast push to lift location rules

<i>Lansing</i> — Furious liquor store owners flooded a legislative hearing Wednesday, arguing that a pending rule change could kill their small businesses …

Detroit

Lake effect snow increasing today, West Michigan to have accumulations

The wind direction will also change, bringing lake effect snow into different areas.

Weather

Twin Peaks let loose new songs “In the Meadow” and “We Will Not Make It (Not Without You)”: Stream

As part of their <i>Sweet ’17 Singles</i> vinyl series, Twin Peaks have been steadily unveiling two new songs per month for most of the year. Previous …

Twin Peaks

Poverty rates up in about half of Michigan's communities

Michigan's economic picture has brightened in recent years, as the unemployment rate dropped and fewer residents found themselves living under the …

Michigan

Collegiate Ticker - Dec. 6, 2017

With the end of the semester approaching, 10 collegiate bowling events were held across the country last weekend, highlighted by wins at the Ebonite …

Team USA

Fulton Square signs its first retail tenant

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Ada Mae, a women's clothing and accessories boutique, has opened its doors in Fulton Square, a mixed use housing and retail …

Michigan

America’s hippest city is Vancouver, Washington?

The Portland suburb topped the country when it comes to tattoos, microbreweries and other signs of “hipsterdom,” according to a London-based data …

Cities

For a city to really be hip, it needs to be affordable

Hold onto your fair-trade wool beanies: the most hipster city in the nation is not Portland, Oregon—according to moving company MoveHub, at least, which recently came out with the US Hipster Index. Stumptown isn’t even top 10.<p>Who knew!<p>The ranking is based on five key metrics: numbers of …

Cities