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Meet Dusty & Nugget – Wendy’s Pets of the Week

Two cute, 2-month-old puppies, came to visit me today!

Dusty and Nugget visited me this morning and immediately stole my heart.

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Photo Courtesy of the Michigan State Police
Photo Courtesy of the Michigan State Police
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West Michigan Fatal Stabbing Suspect Arrested in Ohio

UPDATE (4/26 12:13 p.m.): Police in Ohio have arrested Monty Menefee.

According to a release, Ohio State Highway Patrol officers arrested Menefee after finding the stolen vehicle he was driving. No other details about his arrest are available at this time.

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Grandville Residents Push for Non Discrimination Ordinance

On Monday night, the City of Grandville held its first city council meeting since the owner of Dieseltec made it to the national spotlight due to his statements about refusing to serve openly gay customers.

Many residents spoke at Monday's meeting, calling for the city to create an ordinance that would ban discrimination.

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Larry Basacca/Mike Coppola/Michael Kovac/Noel Vasquez/Getty Images
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Frederik Meijer Gardens Sells Out Nine Concerts in Just Two Hours

The members only pre-sale for Frederik Meijer Garden's Summer Concert Series started at 9 a.m. Saturday, and by 11 a.m. nine of the scheduled shows had already sold out. 

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Jessica Heeringa Case to be Featured by ‘Unsolved Mysteries’

Jessica Heeringa was last seen working at a gas station in Norton Shores nearly two years ago. This weekend, her story will be told on an "Unsolved Mysteries" webisode.

Unsolved.com will air the webisode this weekend. The "Unsolved Mysteries" TV show has aired since 1987 and is now on the Lifetime Channel.

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Courtesy of the Kent County Sheriffs Department
Courtesy of the Kent County Sheriffs Department
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Indiana Man Accused of Driving to West Michigan to Have Sex With 12-Year-Old Girl

A 35-year-old Indiana man has been accused of driving to West Michigan for sex with a 12-year-old girl.

Brian Carrier appeared in court Wednesday for a probable cause hearing on three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

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Meet Daisy & Cupcake – Wendy’s Pets of the Week

Two cute, 8-week old kittens, came to visit me today! Best start to a workday ever!

Trudy Ender, from the Humane Society of West Michigan, and Holly from the Bissell Pet Foundation, brought Daisy and Cupcake in to visit.

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Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images
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Community Tree-Planting Grants Available Through DNR, DTE Energy Foundation Partnership

The DTE Energy Foundation and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources are partnering to fund tree-planting projects across Michigan.

A total of $175,000 is available in matching grants of up to $4,000 each, will be awarded on a competitive basis.

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Matt Milhouse
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Byron Center Ranks Third on List of ‘Best Cities for Young Families in Michigan’

Earlier this month, NerdWallet named the ten best cities for young families in Michigan.

The list considered: home affordability, prosperity and growth, quality of education, and family friendliness.

Byron Center ranked third. Hudsonville, Grandville and Rockford all made the top 20.

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Andy Lyons/Getty Images
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Grand Rapids Native Dathan Ritzenhein Finishes 7th in Boston Marathon

Grand Rapids native Dathan Ritzenhein finished in seventh place at today's Boston Marathon.

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Photo courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station - Traverse City
Photo courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station - Traverse City
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Michigan Shipwrecks as Seen From Coast Guard Helicopter [Photos]

A crew in a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter was able to get a great view of some shipwrecks while flying over northern Lake Michigan last week.

In post to its Facebook page Sunday, the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station in Traverse City said that the helicopter was flying in the area of Sleeping Bear Point between Leland and Northport when the crew spotted the shipwrecks in the clear water.

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New Movies (This Week) Include ‘Monkey Kingdom,’ ‘True Story’ and ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2’ [Video]

Some new movies to consider if you're heading to the theater this weekend. We have all the trailers and Grand Rapids showtimes to get you started.

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