|33 people, including chief, killed in attack on Afghan police headquartersFox 17 / 7 min. ago more|
(CNN) — At least 33 people were killed in an attack at a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan, a local health official said Tuesday. More than 160 people were wounded, said Hedayatullah Hamidi, deputy head of public health in Paktia province. Two car bombs exploded at the gate of the police headquarters in the Paktia provincial capital of Gardez, said Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish. Afterward, five attackers entered the building, leading to a five-hour gun battle between […]
|Jeffrey Willis trial: Jury selection begins in Bletsch murder caseMLive.com / 12 min. ago more|
More than 325 potential jurors have been called.
|Potterville teen killed in single vehicle crash Monday nightFox 17 / 14 min. ago more|
EATON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A teen from the Potterville area was pronounced dead at the scene of a single vehicle crash that occurred just before 9:30 p.m. Monday night. According to police, Thomas Waligorski was ejected from the vehicle in the area of East Five Point Highway and Brookfield Road. The second person in the vehicle only suffered non-life threatening injuries. It is unclear what caused this crash and it is an ongoing investigation.
|A new spectator sport for the TV superfan: ‘binge racing’Fox 17 / 25 min. ago more|
NEW YORK (AP) — For a special breed of TV superfans, this isn’t streaming. This is a gusher. Behold the spectator sport known as “binge racing,” defined as plowing through a streaming-network series’ full season in less than 24 hours after the release of those episodes. Sure, any viewer may speak of bingeing on a chosen show, by which they may mean watching several episodes in two or three sittings. That’s not this! Binge racing is an extreme sport, a […]
|First Companies plans more medical office space in SE Grand Rapids - MiBizGoogle News / 35 min. ago more|
First Companies plans more medical office space in SE Grand RapidsMiBizGRAND RAPIDS — The East Paris Avenue corridor continues to act as a magnet for the development of new medical office buildings. First Companies Inc., a Grand Rapids-based real estate development and general contracting firm, plans to break ground ...
|Michigan high school boys, girls cross country state rankings for Oct. 17MLive Top / 41 min. ago more|
Here are the latest state rankings as selected by MichiganCrossCountry.com.
|Man shot during home invasion faces felony chargeMLive.com / 1 h. 25 min. ago more|
A 19-year-old Cheboygan man has been charged with a felony after police said he unlawfully entered a home in Benton Township and was shot.
|Matt Judon's playing time and production on the rise with RavensMLive Top / 1 h. 26 min. ago more|
Former Grand Valley State standout has 12 tackles and two sacks against Bears.
|Secret to amazing chocolate chip cookies?Fox 17 / 1 h. 27 min. ago more|
MINNESOTA – “It’s all in the pan-bang,” baker-blogger Sarah Kieffer says of her unusual chocolate chip cookies. The Minnesota baker’s not-so-secret recipe had already been circulating on Instagram when the New York Times tested it out, and after the Times covered it, it went viral. Kieffer detailed her technique after food writer Julia Moskin became intrigued by the attention the funny-looking cookies—”as wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder”—were getting online. She assumed the “mutant” cookies copied […]
|Man accused of killing young mom after she let him into apartment gymFox 17 / 1 h. 29 min. ago more|
INDIANAPOLIS – A man one investigator called a “predator” is accused of stabbing an Indianapolis mother to death after she let him into a downtown apartment building gym Friday, according to WXIN. Suspect Cody Weir, 25, has confessed to the fatal stabbing, according to court documents filed in the case. Detectives began investigating the crime around 6:30 a.m. Friday, after a person was discovered dead on the second level of luxury apartment building 9 on Canal. The coroner later identified the victim […]
|Grand Rapids Power Poll: Area's top 20 heading into Week 9MLive Top / 1 h. 40 min. ago more|
Check out this week's Grand Rapids Power Poll, featuring the area's top 20 football teams.
|Which Michigan communities have the most deer-vehicle accidents?MLive Top / 1 h. 46 min. ago more|
Here are the 50 Michigan cities and townships with the most deer collisions last year, along with Google maps showing the locations of those crashes.
|Small Cities, Like Grand Rapids, Have Big Dreams Of Landing Amazon HQ2 - WEMUGoogle News / 1 h. 58 min. ago more|
WEMUSmall Cities, Like Grand Rapids, Have Big Dreams Of Landing Amazon HQ2WEMUThe retail giant Amazon is looking for a second home. And that could mean thousands of jobs, and a new economic anchor for a city. But cities like Denver and Atlanta are competing, but as we hear from Rick Pluta, leaders in some smaller cities think ...Cities Dream Of Landing Amazon's New HQ And They're Going To Great Lengths To Show ItNPRall 107 news articles »
|25 photos that prove nothing beats fall in MichiganMLive Top / 2 h. 11 min. ago more|
It really doesn't get any better than this.
|Resident tied up, held at gunpoint during home invasionFox 17 / 2 h. 28 min. ago more|
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — A homeowner in the 600 block of Hamblin Avenue in Battle Creek was transported to the hospital with injuries after a reported home invasion occurred Thursday just before 5 a.m. The male resident, 54, told police that he was tied up, held at gunpoint and beaten while two suspects searched the residence. Police were unable to find the suspects, who fled the scene with some property. The first suspect is described as a heavy set black […]
|Another tannery waste dump site found in western MichiganFox 17 / 2 h. 28 min. ago more|
BELMONT, Mich. (AP) — Another leather tannery waste dump site has been found in western Michigan, prompting worries that chemical-laced debris may be in a wider area than previously known.Tedd Ryfiak, who lives near a former Wolverine World Wide dump site in the Belmont area, says he’s found waste including two rusty metal drums on his property and he’s concerned there may be more. Wolverine said Monday it wasn’t aware of the waste at Ryfiak’s property but the company would […]
|Charter schools would get a cut of countywide funding under Senate billMLive Top / 2 h. 40 min. ago more|
Allowing charter schools to share in regional enhancement millages brings fairness to the system, supporters say
|Michigan's Associated Press high school football rankings for Oct. 17MLive Top / 2 h. 41 min. ago more|
|Bill extends statute of limitations in sex assault casesFox 17 / 3 h. 18 min. ago more|
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Legislation up for a vote in the Michigan Senate would eliminate or lengthen the statute of limitations for filing charges in cases of sexual assault. The legislation before the chamber Tuesday would allow a prosecution at any time for second-degree sexual conduct if the victim was younger than 16. In cases of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, the statute of limitations would rise to 20 years after the offense or the victim’s 31st birthday, whichever is later. […]
|These Kalamazoo streets remain closed due to floodingFox 17 / 3 h. 32 min. ago more|
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Several streets remain closed due to flooding in Kalamazoo, but far fewer streets than on Monday. Waters receded enough to let drivers through on a number of streets along Crosstown Parkway, but Crosstown Parkway continues to be closed east of Park Street. The center lane is open on northbound Park Street at Crosstown Parkway. Park Street between Crosstown Parkway and Forest Street – Center Lane Open ONLY Crosstown Parkway between Park Street and Rose Street/Stockbridge Avenue Rose […]
|Jeffrey Willis on trial: Jury selection marks start of Rebekah Bletsch murder trialFox 17 / 5 h. 7 min. ago more|
MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — Jury selection is starting in the trial of a western Michigan man who is charged with killing a jogger, one of two homicides pinned on him in the Muskegon area. Jeffrey Willis is accused of shooting Rebekah Bletsch in 2014 in Muskegon County’s Dalton Township. Investigators say bullets in the body matched a gun found in his vehicle. Because of widespread publicity, hundreds of people could be screened as potential jurors, starting Tuesday. Willis was arrested […]
|More tannery waste found outside Wolverine sludge landfillMLive.com / 10 h. 15 min. ago more|
A third waste patch found on House Street.
|Red Wings lose eighth in row to LightningMLive Top / 10 h. 51 min. ago more|
Nikita Kucherov snapped a tie in the third period with his second goal of the game.
|Fish farm on Au Sable River 'clearly violates' law, judge saysMLive.com / 12 h. 58 min. ago more|
Anglers of the Au Sable filed a lawsuit against Harrietta Hills Fish Farm, which operates on the east branch of the river in Grayling.
|GRPS collecting donations for Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto RicoGrand Rapids News / 13 h. 51 min. ago more|
Thousands of people in Puerto Rico are still in need of drinking water, food and supplies nearly a month after Hurricane Maria. Now people in West Michigan are doing their part collecting donations to send to the island.
|GRPD detectives pursue pushers after fatal ODsWOODTV.com / 14 h. 23 min. ago more|
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Less than a week ago, the Grand Rapids Police Department started devoting more resources to fighting the opioid epidemic, and the agency says it’s already getting results. GRPD is assigning an additional detective to each overdose death case to focus exclusively on finding out where the drugs came from and hunting down the dealer. The new procedure was put in place Oct. 10. On Monday, one alleged drug dealer arrested as a result of the change was charged and now faces life in prison. Larry Perryman is believed to have supplied 31-year-old Joshua VanEssen of Kentwood with heroin. VanEssen’s family said he overdosed and died Oct. 12 in the bathroom of the downtown Rapid bus station. GRPD said officers tracked down Perryman and arrested him the same day. “As a result of the new policy,” GRPD Lt. Terry Dixon specified. >>Inside woodtv.com: The opioid crisis in West Michigan Before Oct. 10, GRPD sent one detective to a fatal overdose and that detective would focus on how the person died. But now, a second detective is sent to any suspected overdose death to pinpoint the source of the drugs. “We have a serious issue with opioid deaths that have taken place, so we are not going to just stand around, sit and be complacent with this issue. We have taken proactive steps,” Dixon said. VanEssen’s family was too emotional to speak on camera Monday, but his parents told 24 Hour News 8 off camera that they support the new procedure and hope it deters the flow of drugs in West Michigan. “These kind of deaths are tragic, obviously it’s tragic to the victim, but there are families. What we hope to accomplish? Eventually, we want to prevent these deaths,” Dixon said. “We are trying our best to eliminate tragedies, eliminate deaths, eliminate the pain to families.” Perryman is charged with multiple counts of delivery and manufacturing drugs, as well as a charge for maintaining a drug house, a felony firearms charge and a habitual offender charge. —– Online: Families Against Narcotics Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on opioid overdoses The Grand Rapids Red Project
|Strike at Arbor Hills landfill ends after agreement reached MLive Top / 15 h. 19 min. ago more|
Striking workers at the Arbor Hills landfill in Salem Township returned to work Monday after the union and the company reached an agreement in contract negotiations.
|World-renowned artist from W. MI returns to showcase workWOODTV.com / 15 h. 23 min. ago more|
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A world-renowned artist from Grand Rapids is returning the city to share his work. Paul Collins will be showcasing more than 60 pieces of his work and awards at the JW Marriott International Room Tuesday night. The African American Cultural Centre is hosting the fundraiser, which runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. “We’re also introducing the public to their family, all over the world. One of these days, instead of saying ‘God bless America,’ we might end up saying ‘God place the planet Earth,’ and that’s what I’m all about. And that’s what I want to introduce people to – places they’ve never been before, places they’ve heard about, and places we should know about,” said Collins. During the exhibition, officials will also announce the establishment of the NIA Centre – a nonprofit African American Cultural Center that is the first of its kind in West Michigan. Admission to the Tuesday night presentation is $45 per person and available on the NIA Centre’s website. However, the public is encouraged to visit the JW Marriott and experience Collins’ work beforehand, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
|Grand Rapids company purchases Dansville soybean and wheat seed supplier - Lansing State JournalGoogle News / 16 h. 40 min. ago more|
Grand Rapids company purchases Dansville soybean and wheat seed supplierLansing State JournalDANSVILLE - A Grand Rapids company announced Monday that it has purchased Dansville-based DF Seeds Inc., a soybean and wheat seed supplier for more than 400 farmers. The company will still operate under its current brand with the same local team, ...
|Former U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio considering another run in 11th DistrictMLive Top / 17 h. 2 min. ago more|
Former U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio is mulling another run at the 11th Congressional District seat he held for one term.
|Time to vote for Grand Rapids Player of the Week 8 - MLive.comGoogle News / 17 h. 8 min. ago more|
MLive.comTime to vote for Grand Rapids Player of the Week 8MLive.comMLive readers are invited to crown the Grand Rapids Press Player of the Week 8. Check out the candidates below and vote for the one you like best. You are eligible to vote as many times as you want through noon Friday, Oct. 20. Thanks for your ...and more »
|Is tight real estate market the 'new normal' for West Michigan?MLive.com / 17 h. 40 min. ago more|
Adam Paarlberg, president of the Grand Rapids Association of Realtors, says the tight housing market for buyers may be the "new normal" as the region's economy continues to grow and attract millennials who are entering the housing market.
|Grand Rapids business leaders won't support library taxMLive.com / 18 h. 5 min. ago more|
The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce is urging a "no" vote.
|Grand Rapids business leaders won't support library tax - MLive.comGoogle News / 18 h. 6 min. ago more|
MLive.comGrand Rapids business leaders won't support library taxMLive.comGRAND RAPIDS, MI - A group of Grand Rapids business leaders won't be lending their support to a tax request from the Grand Rapids Public Library that voters will decide at the polls Nov. 7. The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce announced its ...Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce opposes library millageWZZMall 2 news articles »
|Cesar Chavez gala celebrates college scholarships, community awardsMLive.com / 19 h. 23 min. ago more|
The 13th annual Cesar E. Chavez Hispanic Excellence Scholarship and Community Awards gala is Thursday, Oct. 19, at Grand Valley State University's Eberhard Center.
|8th annual 'All that Glows' beauty event returns to Grand Rapids - WOODTV.comGoogle News / 19 h. 24 min. ago more|
WOODTV.com8th annual 'All that Glows' beauty event returns to Grand RapidsWOODTV.comGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – After a long summer filled with sunshine and a lot of outdoor activity, your skin and your body could probably use some special attention! You're invited to an event this Thursday that can help you give back to yourself at ...
|Black nurse sues after white patient asks for no black caregiversMLive.com / 19 h. 30 min. ago more|
Spectrum Health System said patients cannot choose caregivers based on race or other characteristics.
|Black nurse sues after white patient asks for no black caregivers - MLive.comGoogle News / 19 h. 31 min. ago more|
MLive.comBlack nurse sues after white patient asks for no black caregiversMLive.comGRAND RAPIDS, MI - A black nurse has sued Spectrum Health System after, she said, officials granted a white patient's request for no black caregivers. Michelle Acklen, who was working for Spectrum Health through Cross Country Staffing, said she was ...
|Hunter seriously injured in fall from tree stand medevackedMLive.com / 19 h. 44 min. ago more|
He was flown to Traverse City.
|Isn't my dog cute? No!The Rapidian / 19 h. 49 min. ago more|
I used to dislike dogs; now I realize who I really dislike are some dog owners!
|Rockford's city water shows no signs of Wolverine dump chemicalsMLive.com / 21 h. 8 min. ago more|
Test results for one of its wells show no detectable trace of the toxic chemicals.
|Success of 'Wicked' setting stage for bringing 'Hamilton' to Grand RapidsMLive.com / 21 h. 18 min. ago more|
It all started with the $300,000 investment in DeVos Performance Hall for 'Phantom of the Opera."
|Grand Rapids-area paper lantern festival cancelled - MLive.comGoogle News / 21 h. 35 min. ago more|
MLive.comGrand Rapids-area paper lantern festival cancelledMLive.comGRATTAN TOWNSHIP, MI -- The Grand Rapids Area Lights Festival has been cancelled. Grattan Township officials, who had been in contact with organizers, said the cancellation was due to a lack of interest. The free-floating luminaries, also called ...
|Grand Rapids-area paper lantern festival cancelledMLive.com / 21 h. 37 min. ago more|
Township officials say it was cancelled because of a lack of participation.
|Jeffrey Willis trial: What to know about the Bletsch homicide caseMLive.com / 22 h. 21 min. ago more|
Jeffrey Thomas Willis, one of West Michigan's most notorious murder suspects, is set for trial in Muskegon County court beginning Tuesday, Oct. 17. Charged in two murders and a kidnapping, Willis will first face jurors in the death of Rebekah Bletsch.
|Trucker chokes on doughnut, loses logs in crashMLive.com / 23 h. 3 min. ago more|
The single-vehicle crash occurred around 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, on U.S. 131 near M-115 in Osceola County.
|Ethics and Religion Talk: Is stealing signs in baseball unethical?The Rapidian / 23 h. 10 min. ago more|
A baseball ethics question: Is it morally wrong for a team to steal the other team's signs?
|Michigan's Best Italian Restaurant: Pick your favorites in our 10 pollsMLive Entertainment / 1 d. 0 h. 41 min. ago more|
You can help pick our finalists in the search for Michigan's Best Italian Restaurant.
|Grand Rapids law firm plans to sue Wolverine Worldwide - WZZMGoogle News / 1 d. 2 h. 30 min. ago more|
WZZMGrand Rapids law firm plans to sue Wolverine WorldwideWZZMBELMONT, MICH. - A Grand Rapids law firm sent a letter on Friday, Oct. 13 of its intent to file a lawsuit over contamination at an old dumpsite now linked to groundwater contamination in Kent County's Plainfield Township. Varnum Law recruited more ...
|GRFD investigating 2 car fires as arsonsWOODTV.com / 1 d. 14 h. 32 min. ago more|
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities in Grand Rapids say they suspect two cars were intentionally set on fire Sunday morning. The fires happened along Kirtland Street SW east of McKee SW between about 5 a.m. and 8 a.m., according to the Grand Raids Police Department. One of them was set under US-131. The two cars were damaged, but no one was hurt. The fires are being investigated by the Grand Rapids Fire Department as arsons. Anyone with information about the fires is asked to call GRPD at 616.456.3400 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.
|Grand Rapids marathon runs despite rainWOODTV.com / 2 d. 1 h. 11 min. ago more|
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Thousands of runners competed in the 2017 Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon Sunday, despite the weather being less than ideal. The route for the 2017 Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon This year marks the 14th running of the marathon. The route started with a loop through downtown along the river. From there, runners headed southwest through millennium park before looping back and finishing outside the YMCA. 24 Hour News 8’s Lynsey Mukomel was live at the starting line throughout Daybreak to get you ready for the race. Organizers and runners joined Lynsey throughout the show. Click on the videos to hear more from them. Interview with Marathon Race Director Don Kern Interview with 2016 marathon winner Mike Camilleri Interview with Terence Reuben of My Team Triumph
|Comcast adds 310 new outdoor Wi-Fi hotspots across Grand Rapids - MLive.comGoogle News / 2 d. 2 h. 11 min. ago more|
MLive.comComcast adds 310 new outdoor Wi-Fi hotspots across Grand RapidsMLive.comGRAND RAPIDS, MI - Comcast has added 310 new Xfinity Wi-Fi outdoor hotspots throughout Grand Rapids, nearly doubling its locations. The country's largest internet provider's now has a total 570 outdoor hotspot across Grand Rapids in locations such as ...
|14 Michigan monster myths to fire you up for HalloweenMLive Entertainment / 2 d. 2 h. 28 min. ago more|
These beast are straight out of folklore, legend, fable and probably outright fib.
|Adam Sandler's 5 worst, 5 best and 5 weirdest movie roles, rankedMLive Entertainment / 2 d. 2 h. 29 min. ago more|
The comedian has just turned in one of his best performances in a career full of lousy ones.
|High winds cause power outages in W. MIWOODTV.com / 2 d. 3 h. 57 min. ago more|
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — High winds knocked out power to hundreds of people in West Michigan Sunday. Consumers Energy spokesman Brian Wheeler said that more than 14,500 customers statewide were without service at some point Sunday. There were 160 reports of wires down across the state. The company had crews on-call due to the high winds. A total of 70 crews — as many as 200 people — were at work to restore service. As of about 7:45 p.m., 331 customers in Kent County were without power, according to the Consumers Energy outage map: — Inside woodtv.com: Consumers Energy outage map
|Calvin women's cross country 16th at Principia College Cowbell ClassicGrand Rapids News / 2 d. 8 h. 3 min. ago more|
The 15th-ranked Calvin women's cross country team received a preview of the NCAA III Championships competition course on Saturday as it competed at the Principia College Cowbell Classic. Principia will host the NCAA III Championships on November 18. Sophomore Michelle Koetje was Calvin's top finisher, placing 65th on the 6K course in 23:20.
|Boy Scouts of America to welcome girls: What they're sayingGrand Rapids News / 2 d. 12 h. 7 min. ago more|
In this May 23, 2012 file photo, Natalie Benson, 5, and Holly Sweezer, 6, carry flags as Boy and Girl Scouts place flags on the 5,000 headstones at the Grand Rapids Veterans State Cemetery in Grand Rapids, Mich. The Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 Boy Scouts of America announcement to admit girls will transform what has been a cordial relationship between the two youth groups since the Girl Scouts was founded in 1912, two years after the BoyScouts.
|Kidsa Food Basket gets decorated bag from Lady GagaGrand Rapids News / 2 d. 16 h. 15 min. ago more|
Kids' Food Basket is asking for anyone to help by decorating 75,000 brown bags by October 20. And then they got a very special bag this week. Pop star Lady Gaga and her Born This Way Foundation sent the Grand Rapids organization a decorated bag this week to support Kids' Food Basket.
|Severe Weather: Ottawa and Allegan CountiesGRAND RAPIDS, MI...Grand Rapids News / 2 d. 20 h. 7 min. ago more|
The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a Flood Watch for Ottawa and Allegan Counties until 4:00 a.m. Sunday, October 15 and a Gale Watch along Lake Michigan from South Haven to Holland through Sunday evening. We can expect several rounds of heavy rain and thunderstorms today into tonight.
|Did your favorite Italian restaurant make our final list of nominees?MLive Entertainment / 2 d. 23 h. 30 min. ago more|
More than 150 restaurants were nominated for Michigan's Best Italian Restaurant. Polls will open Oct. 16, 2017.
|Grand Rapids detective used influence, hoping to avoid drunken driving charge: reportGrand Rapids News / 3 d. 0 h. 42 min. ago more|
A newly released police report on a Grand Rapids police detective's November 2016 arrest for drunken driving shows he tried to use his position to avoid being arrested. Marc Miller was arrested in the early morning hours of Nov. 18 by a Kent County sheriff's deputy with a .16 blood alcohol level.
|What creeps you out more, snakes or spiders?MLive Entertainment / 3 d. 1 h. 10 min. ago more|
It's time to settle the debate on creepy-crawly things.
|'The Meyerowitz Stories' review: Adam Sandler is smart, subtle in Netflix dramedyMLive Entertainment / 3 d. 1 h. 55 min. ago more|
Yes, you read that right.
|Make-A-Wish walk Saturday in Grand RapidsGrand Rapids News / 3 d. 5 h. 16 min. ago more|
Dozens of people are expected at John Ball Park Zoo in Grand Rapids for Make-A-Wish Michigan's 'Walk for Wishes' on Saturday. The profits made from this event will go towards thousands of children in Michigan who are waiting on their wishes, which are granted to kids who are suffering from life-threatening medical conditions.
|Deer runs through Spring Lake medical officeGrand Rapids News / 3 d. 10 h. 7 min. ago more|
Authorities say a deer crashed through a window of a western Michigan medical office, ran through it and out another window. The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department says the deer was last seen running across a street Thursday afternoon after leaving Lakeshore Family Care in Spring Lake, about 30 miles northwest of Grand Rapids.
|Co-pilot guilty of operating plane drunk in Traverse City sentenced to prisonGrand Rapids News / 3 d. 10 h. 7 min. ago more|
A co-pilot convicted of being drunk while preparing for a charter airline flight has been sentenced to one year and one day in prison. Sean Michael Fitzgerald was also fined $5,500 on Friday.
|GRPD officer punished for unbecoming conduct and abuse of positionWOODTV.com / 3 d. 11 h. 36 min. ago more|
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids Police Detective Marc Miller found himself in the news when his name was mentioned on recorded police calls regarding the attempted cover up of a traffic stop of former Assistant Kent County Prosecutor Josh Kuiper on Nov. 19. In the recordings, a former GRPD lieutenant said of the Kuiper case “this one was harder than (Miller).” The day before Kuiper’s encounter with police, Miller had been pulled over by Kent County Sheriff’s deputies while driving near 84th Street SE and Kraft Avenue near the detective’s home in Caledonia around 1:30 a.m. According to police records, an off-duty Barry County deputy had been following Miller’s car and believed he was intoxicated. Just before the close of business Friday, the city responded to 24 Hour News 8’s Freedom of Information Act request releasing the report of an incident from November of last year. While all evidence shows that everyone else in both the Kent County Sheriff’s Department and GRPD did everything by the book, the detective arrested did try to get some special treatment and said he had done the same for others. A Kent County deputy noted that Miller’s Town and Country van was weaving and driving 5 to 10 mph under the speed limit. According to the internal affairs report, the 2013 Officer of the Year showed the deputy his badge and said he was “alright.” The deputy noted the smell of alcohol, Miller’s red eyes and slurred speech and gave the detective dexterity tests which he failed and then miller was given a breath test three times. His blood alcohol level came out to 0.148, 0.17 and 0.16. The legal definition of drunken driving in Michigan is a blood alcohol level of 0.08. A Kent County sheriff’s deputy reported that Miller repeatedly told county personnel that he was a GRPD officer with more than 20 years on the job and asked for a ride home. A deputy said that Miller told him several times that “I’m a brother” and could not believe the deputy was doing this to him. He also told the deputy that he had “given so many breaks to people over the years.” The deputy also believed Miller tried to manipulate him into not reading the rights that could have resulted in the arrest being thrown out. We know now that GRPD personnel discussed how to handle the case on the line they believed was unrecorded, but in fact was recorded. “He blew a 0.17 which is super drunk, but they’re only charging him with regular OWI,” the unidentified person on the line says. “I said can we get him out early, what do we gotta do? She said a supervisor would have to make that call.” The discussion also includes how Miller could have been charged as “super drunk” with a blood alcohol content of 0.17 which could have made the penalties more severe. However, Miller was not given the enhanced charge which is not unusual in cases where multiple tests show different results. “That case was investigated thoroughly, Detective Miller went through with the criminal process and the internal process, received a significant internal suspension as well as having to go through the criminal process as well,” Grand Rapids Police Chief David Rahinsky told 24 Hour News 8 in September. Kent County Undersheriff Michelle LaJoye-Young said there is no evidence that Grand Rapids interfered with the process or that there was anything out of the ordinary. Miller eventually pleaded guilty to impaired driving, he received a sentence of one year of probation fines and costs– pretty much what anyone would get for a first offence. He also was determined to have committed conduct unbecoming an officer and abuse of position for which he was suspended without pay for 80 hours. Miller remains on duty.
|GR tapping private contractors to clear dangerous treesWOODTV.com / 3 d. 16 h. 54 min. ago more|
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — In just a few weeks, Grand Rapid city officials hope to have much-needed reinforcements on board to deal with trees on public rights of way that may pose a danger to the public. Earlier this year, an inventory of trees along city streets, in city parks and other public spaces showed 85 percent of trees along city streets, in city parks and other public spaces are in good shape. But deferred maintenance over the years had left about 1,500 trees that needed to be chopped down still standing, like the windswept tree that dropped a large branch onto a woman and her infant in Riverside Park in May. Another 1,500 trees were in desperate need of trimming. One of those trees is located near Virginia Kelley’s northeast side home. When it started dropping limbs, she picked up the phone and called the city. “They were very quick, very nice, (and) very courteous to come out just as soon as I called,” Kelley said. That response is part of a major effort to whittle down Grand Rapids’ dangerous tree problem. “They’re doing a good job,” Kelley added. “I mean, they have a lot of work… a lot of work.” City forestry crews have been trying to get a handle on the problem. They’ve removed 58 trees and pruned another 68 since the summer began. In September, the city commission approved spending $2.4 million to hire outside contractors for the work. Those private contractor bids are due by Oct. 25. “I’ve been getting calls from contractors, looking at trees, asking questions- clarification questions,” said Grand Rapids Parks Superintendent Joe Sulak. The work is set to begin in November and run through next April. “We’re looking at around 15 removals a day. So the amount of crews just depends on how many people we have on the ground,” Sulak said. That’s phase one: the catch-up part of the plan. The city’s long-range goal is to avoid any future backlogs. “So if we can get to a point where every tree is being addressed in a 5- to 8- to 10-year period, and we do that for the life of the tree, it will save us a lot of costs in the long run,” Sulak explained. You can follow the progress of the city’s efforts on their website.
|Billboard campaign aims to connect deaf to religionWOODTV.com / 3 d. 21 h. 39 min. ago more|
ZEELAND, Mich. (WOOD) — Of the 70 million deaf people in the world, less than two percent know God, according to DOOR International. “The printed word makes no sense to them,” said board member Bill McKendry. “As a result they don’t know Jesus, they don’t know God and the Bible makes no sense to them.” That’s why the Zeeland-based nonprofit is now launching a billboard and commercial campaign in West Michigan. Map shows the billboards located across West Michigan. The message might shock or confuse some, but it will certainly make everyone think. “That’s the point of these billboards, is to really kind of capture people’s attention,” said McKendry. The organization is hoping the billboard campaign will get people to visit their website to find answers to their questions. McKendry isn’t new to the issue of deafness. He grew up with parents and a sister who were deaf, and now he has a deaf son. Fluent in American Sign Language, McKendry knows signing doesn’t translate directly to the spoken word. Ninety percent of people who are deaf are functionally illiterate. “As a result, you just can’t hand out Bibles to that group like you can other groups around the world,” McKendry said. DOOR International has created a Bible people who are deaf can understand. It includes a video, pictures and sign language. The organization is also testing its billboard and commercial campaign in West Michigan to see if it can find more people to join their mission. “More volunteers, more people engaging, more people wanting to get involved whether that be through prayer, donations or volunteering,” McKendry said. “Whatever it is, we just want to see people get more engaged in the issue.”
|The Rapid seeks partner for naming rights to the Silver LineThe Rapidian / 3 d. 22 h. 56 min. ago more|
The Rapid's Silver Line is offering to rename Michigan's first BRT line based on an advertising partnership to diversify revenue streams and continue to support its balanced budget.
|Last call for nominations for Michigan's Best Italian restaurantMLive Entertainment / 3 d. 23 h. 6 min. ago more|
It's the last day to let us know your favorite.
|Bob Seger's new album: Release date, songs, album cover and pre-orderMLive Entertainment / 3 d. 23 h. 19 min. ago more|
Bob Seger is about to release what could be his last album. "I Knew You When" will be the Detroit native's 18th studio album.
|Marvin Sapp Debuts at No. 1 on Top Gospel Albums: 'It's a Blessing'Grand Rapids News / 4 d. 0 h. 43 min. ago more|
Veteran gospel singer-songwriter Marvin Sapp roars in at No. 1 on Billboard 's Top Gospel Albums chart , with his 11th studio album, Close .
|More than 25 things to do all over Michigan, Oct. 13-15MLive Entertainment / 4 d. 0 h. 50 min. ago more|
It's time to get out of the house and do something great in Michigan. Here are things to do Oct. 13-15, 2017.
|Be your own Pixar filmmaker at new interactive exhibit at The Henry FordMLive Entertainment / 4 d. 1 h. 3 min. ago more|
This is as close as you can get to working on a Pixar movie yourself. A new Pixar interactive exhibit is coming to The Henry Ford Museum.
|Wyoming schools wants to bring learning into 21st century with bondGrand Rapids News / 4 d. 4 h. 41 min. ago more|
Thirty-five years ago, Wyoming Public Schools Superintendent Thomas Reeder says he was a student in the district and the buildings have not changed, but the kids are going to very different jobs. The school district has a $79.5 million school improvement bond on the Nov. 7 election ballot.
|This Dude With a Nintendo GameCube Is a Better Future Bass Producer Than Your Favorite DJ: WatchGrand Rapids News / 4 d. 8 h. 53 min. ago more|
Okay, Flume . Move over, ODESZA . There's a new live producer in town, and he doesn't need a stage full of gear or a bunch of electronic drum pads.
|It's Boy Scouts vs. Girl Scouts as BSA moves to admit girlsGrand Rapids News / 4 d. 13 h. 24 min. ago more|
In this May 23, 2012 file photo, Natalie Benson, 5, and Holly Sweezer, 6, carry extra flags as Boy and Girl Scouts place flags on each of the 5,000 headstones at the Grand Rapids Veterans State Cemetery in Grand Rapids, Mich. The Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 Boy Scouts of America announcement to admit girls throughout its ranks will transform what has been a mostly cordial relationship between the two iconic youth groups since the Girl Scouts of the USA was founded in 1912, two years after the Boy Scouts.
|$1.8 million for shattered life of Chad Curtis victimWOODTV.com / 4 d. 15 h. 55 min. ago more|
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The former Detroit Tiger and New York Yankee found guilty of sexually assaulting four girls at Lakewood High School will pay one of his victims $1.8 million. The victim and her father were questioned in Grand Rapids Federal Court Thursday by Chad Curtis, who appeared via video from his jail cell. The now-22-year-old woman had to endure questioning from the man she once considered a role model in athletics and morality and who instead betrayed her trust by sexually assaulting her in a dark room off Lakewood High School’s weight room when she was 16. But as traumatic as the assault was, the treatment she suffered from her peers and the Lakewood community left just as many scars. “Our friends, her friends, completely abandoned her,” the victim’s father testified. “She’s never been the same.” Curtis, who went from the major leagues to working as a part-time high school weight trainer, is in the fourth year of a 7- to 15-year sentence after he was found guilty of assaulting the teen girls between the summer of 2011 and the fall of 2012. In his 2013 trial, the main witness against him was a girl he had been coaching for three years. The girl and Curtis shared their faith and she became best friends with Curtis’ daughter, who was the same age and she said she also loved his infant son. She said in court Thursday that it was her love of his family and her assailant’s claim that he was sorry and would never do it again that made her decide to keep quiet for eight months. That changed when other girls came forward saying they had also suffered abuse at his hands. The girl, who was a star athlete with colleges looking at her for scholarships, decided to come forward, too. Curtis would not admit his guilt but would call the victim’s liars. Even in court Thursday, Curtis maintained that his victim was committing perjury and fraud. But she told Judge Janet Neff that her life has been shattered by her treatment by Curtis and the people she considered her friends. She was stigmatized, isolated, the subject of personal attacks in person and on social media that led to her changing her phone number and even schools in her senior year. “They were like wolves,” her father said of her high school peers. Her father, her sister and a social worker testified about how a girl who was once outgoing and popular now finds it impossible to form friendships and trust people. She has not been able to stay in college or play basketball again. She attended a community college and went to a four-year university, but her inability to form relationships sabotaged her efforts, her father testified. The family believes she will need help for her entire life. Her older sister quoted the victim as saying, “I think while I’m here, I’m meant to suffer.” Her father said his daughter told him, ‘Every day I get up, I have to decide to live or die.” In court, the victim talked about her life since she was assaulted as a 16-year-old by a 42-year-old man she trusted. “I can’t trust anybody,” she said. “It makes me feel alone all of the time.” The young woman had to, once again, tell a room of strangers about how when she was alone with Curtis in the school how he molested her. She then was questioned by Curtis, who proceeded to define fraud and perjury. He reminded her about the books he had given her on the topics of Christian values related to “purity.” He apologized to her and her family, but never came out and admitted guilt. Curtis had previously settled suits with the other victims and claimed the amount was $10,000 in court Thursday. He reminded the victim’s father that if there was a large award in this case, it would be a lifetime of their families “still being linked.” He offered the victim $75,000 to settle this case. In a settlement this spring, Lakewood Schools will pay the four victims a total of $575,000. After the hearing, the victim’s father said he hopes this final court case will allow his daughter to move on. “She said what she had to say, she told the truth,” the father said. In coming to her decision on the judgement, Neff said the fact that even years later the woman is unable to trust and form relationships is the main damage here. “She can no longer be the person she was,” Neff said. For his part, Curtis offered an apology of sorts and came as close as he has come to admitting responsibility — whether that will be enough to help when he appears before the parole board in three years remains to be seen.
|B-93 Birthday Bash will downsize to Fifth Third ballparkMLive Entertainment / 4 d. 19 h. 33 min. ago more|
There will be about 7,500 seats available for the day-long event will be held June 2.
|GR commission calls for apology over Indian-themed eventWOODTV.com / 4 d. 19 h. 48 min. ago more|
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids city officials are encouraging residents to respect Native Americans and avoid stereotypical Halloween costumes following a questionably themed event posted on Facebook. The city sent out the statement Thursday after the Flamingo Lounge publicized a “Cowboys and Indians” themed bicycle pub crawl. City officials say the event post read, “Cowboys and Indians theme! Either you’re one or the other!” Grand Rapids Community Relations Commission Chair Tommy Allen called the event “extremely offensive, insensitive and discriminatory.” The nine-member commission also denounced and discouraged the stereotyping of any individual. “The City of Grand Rapids Community Relations Commission opposes stereotyping and urges all residents to equally oppose the discriminatory and offensive stereotyping of sovereign Tribal nations and their citizens,” Allen said in the release. “Grand Rapids strives to be an open, welcome and inclusive community with no tolerance for incidents of bigotry and hate,” he added. The Bridge Street NW bar has since changed the theme of its event to “Halloween,” however commission members are encouraging the business’ managers to officially apologize. Allen said they’ve also invited Flamingo Lounge’s managers to attend the commission’s Thursday meeting at 5:30 p.m.
|Police: Blood, burned buttons at murder suspect’s homeWOODTV.com / 4 d. 20 h. 58 min. ago more|
WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) — The ex-boyfriend of Ana Marie Carrillo is now charged with her murder after investigators said they uncovered blood evidence linking him to the missing Wyoming mother of three. Andrew Hudson, 38, was arraigned Thursday afternoon on charges of open murder and tampering with evidence in Wyoming District Court. He is Carrillo’s ex-boyfriend and the father of her three children. Carrillo, 35, has been missing since Sept. 3 when she went to pick up her children from Hudson’s home and didn’t return. Her car was discovered abandoned nearby in a church parking lot. Despite weeks of searching, Carrillo has not been found. “I just miss her so much and I wish I had her here again but unfortunately she was tooken from us and it’s not fair,” Carrillo’s mother Birdie Carrillo said. Photo: Ana Carrillo’s family after Andrew Hudson was charged with murdering her on Oct. 12, 2017. In probable cause documents obtained by 24 Hour News 8 Thursday, investigators said Hudson lured Carrillo to his home under the pretense of picking up her children, even though they were not there. Police said they found blood evidence inside Hudson’s home and truck that linked him to Carrillo, as well as an apparent effort to hide evidence in the case. According to the court documents, an officer who visited Hudson’s home the day Carrillo disappeared spotted a fire in a burn barrel on the property. Hudson told investigators he only burned yard waste “and similar items,” but the officer found evidence of clothing in the barrel, including Aeropostale buttons — the same clothing brand Carrillo was last seen wearing. Police said Hudson also lied to them about the whereabouts of the couple’s children. “Investigators know the children were not there at the time, having spent the night at an entirely different location, miles away,” the probable cause document states. Officers say surveillance video also showed a vehicle that appears to be Carrillo’s heading into Hudson’s neighborhood. Hudson had told officers she never arrived. “In addition to the lies about luring the victim to his home that morning, he lied to investigators about his whereabouts and travels on that morning,” the document states. After Thursday’s court hearing, Carrillo’s mother and sister told 24 Hour News 8 they are devastated knowing she isn’t coming home. They said they now just want closure and to bury her. Even before Thursday’s charges, Andrew Hudson was already in jail on two charges of lying to law enforcement in connection to the investigation of Carrillo’s disappearance. Andrew Hudson waived his probable cause hearing and preliminary exam on Sept. 26, sending his perjury case to trial. His father, Lyle Hudson, also faces a felony charge for the same reason. Prosecutors said Andrew Hudson drained the bank accounts for him and his three children a day before Carrillo disappeared. If convicted of murder, he faces a sentence of life in prison. The evidence tampering charge is a 10-year felony, but because he is being charged as a fourth-time habitual offender, he could also be sentenced to life in prison for that if convicted. In the courtroom before Thursday’s arraignment, Carrillo’s mother could be seen shouting at other people in the gallery before officials told everyone that if the disturbance continued, they would be kicked out. Carrillo’s mother calmed and acknowledged that it was “not the time or place.” Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Wyoming DPS at 616.530.7300 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.
|Grand Rapids Housing Commission offers housing solutions for homeless and low-income community membersThe Rapidian / 4 d. 21 h. 36 min. ago more|
Grand Rapids Housing Commission provides housing, resources, and education for the homeless and low-income population, as well as property owners
|Public input sought on next GR city managerWOODTV.com / 4 d. 22 h. 11 min. ago more|
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids officials are seeking the community’s input on what they would most like to see in the city’s next city manager. There is a city manager candidate profile survey available both online and in print in English and Spanish. The survey can also be complete over the phone by calling 616.456.3000. According to a city release, the survey takes around five minutes to complete and includes questions about leadership traits, abilities and management skills the next city manager should have. It also includes the most critical issues the person should address. It will be available until Nov. 3. There will also be stakeholder meetings over the next month where community members will be able to give input to the consulting firm overseeing the recruitment process. A candidate profile will be finalized and the position will be posted by Nov. 15. The release said the city commission anticipates candidates interviews will take place in January.
|Pink reveals how her Eminem collaboration happened as 'Revenge' leaksMLive Entertainment / 4 d. 23 h. 39 min. ago more|
"I love him. I've always loved him. I think he's a lyrical genius, and I just wrote him a love letter." The secret has finally been revealed. Pink indeed collaborated with Eminem. Here's how it happened.
|3 struck in 3 separate crashes in Grand RapidsWOODTV.com / 4 d. 23 h. 43 min. ago more|
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Three people were struck in three separate crashes in Grand Rapids Thursday morning, according to the Grand Rapids Police Department. The first crash happened around 6:40 a.m. at the intersection of Fulton Street and Garfield Avenue. Police said the pedestrian ran into the roadway before being struck by a vehicle. The pedestrian had non-life-threatening injuries. A crash at the intersection of Fulton Street and Garfield Avenue in Grand Rapids, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. The next crash happened a short time later around 7 a.m. at the intersection of Burton Street and Towner Avenue. A bicyclist, who is in his 20s, was struck by a vehicle. He was not seriously hurt. The third crash happened around 7:20 a.m. at the intersection of Bridge Street and Garfield Avenue. Police told 24 Hour News 8 that a 15-year-old boy was hit by a Buick and received minor injuries.
|Hey, Amazon, here are 15 reasons you should come to MichiganMLive Entertainment / 5 d. 0 h. ago more|
Welcome home, Amazon.
|Train clips man in wheelchair near tracks in GRWOODTV.com / 5 d. 3 h. 42 min. ago more|
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Several roads were blocked in Grand Rapids after a train clipped a man in a wheelchair Thursday. It happened around midnight on railroad tracks near the intersection of Madison Avenue SE and Cottage Grove Street SE in Grand Rapids. Police told 24 Hour News 8 that the man was near the tracks when something on the train hit him. Authorities say he was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and later released. The train blocked several roads, including Eastern, College, Madison and Silver avenues, for hours while CSX crews investigated.
|Documentary highlights harms of "Conversion Therapy"The Rapidian / 5 d. 20 h. 52 min. ago more|
Center for Inquiry Michigan and the Grand Rapids Pride Center are hosting a one-day premiere screening and panel discussion of the documentary film THE SUNDAY SESSIONS to raise awareness about the harms of “Conversion Therapy.”
|Breathing life into "The Characters that Lived"The Rapidian / 5 d. 21 h. 27 min. ago more|
The Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center created a show that brings students' creations to life. Third through fifth graders invented wacky characters that local improv actors will interpret in Grand Rapids' only all-ages improv show!
|Join Us for Alternatives in Motion's 6th Annual AIM High Endurance AwardsThe Rapidian / 5 d. 21 h. 59 min. ago more|
Alternatives in Motion would love to count you in for our 6th Annual AIM High Endurance Awards benefiting persons with disabilities in west Michigan.
|Support Grand Rapids' community-powered radio station WYCE this Fall Fund DriveThe Rapidian / 6 d. 18 h. 46 min. ago more|
Don't miss your opportunity to support WYCE this year during the Fall Fund Drive, October 6-13.
|Is Wolverine doing enough to deal with its dumped tannery waste?MLive Opinion / 7 d. 1 h. 11 min. ago more|
Hazardous chemicals from a long-forgotten Wolverine Worldwide tannery were discovered this year in residential drinking water wells.
|Cultura Collective commemorates Roosevelt Park neighborhood at ArtPrize NineThe Rapidian / 7 d. 10 h. 13 min. ago more|
Cultura Collective's exhibition "Documented/Undocumentado" stood as a testament to Roosevelt Park residents affected by development.
|Electronics Recycling & Data SecurityThe Rapidian / 7 d. 17 h. 22 min. ago more|
With so much of our personal and financial information being held in computer databases today, data security has become a necessity.
|Ethics and Religion Talk: Should congregations welcome sexual offenders?The Rapidian / 7 d. 19 h. 35 min. ago more|
How would your congregation receive sex-offenders as participants in worship and other activities?
|Should we really have a holiday praising Christopher Columbus?MLive Opinion / 7 d. 22 h. 25 min. ago more|
Keep Columbus Day or end it? Register your vote.
|In Season: October 7, 2017The Rapidian / 10 d. 23 h. 25 min. ago more|
A list of locally grown fruits and vegetables along with locally produced products available at your local farmers markets.
|Is ArtPrize hurting our homeless population?The Rapidian / 11 d. 13 h. 36 min. ago more|
As an outreach worker to homeless youth here's how I saw ArtPrize impacting our homeless community.
|Community responds to 'Why These Finalists? Part 2'The Rapidian / 11 d. 17 h. 27 min. ago more|
The Rapidian and GRTV interviewed a variety of audience members after the event to get their reaction to the critics thoughts on the public's and jurors' 3D and time-based choices in the Top 20.
|Release of cops' recordings was a victory for the people, not just the pressMLive Opinion / 32 d. 20 h. 50 min. ago more|
Asserting the public's rights under the FOIA law can be a long, contentious and expensive path. This one was worth the fight.
|Ethics & Religion Talk: Is torture OK?Should religious buildings be places of refuge?MLive Opinion / 48 d. 22 h. 5 min. ago more|
Rabbi David Krishef email@example.com Should a religious building be considered safe refuge for undocumented foreigners, criminals or family members seeking shelter from abusers? Fred Wooden, the senior pastor of Fountain Street Church, responds: "The Torah speaks of cities...
|Ethics & Religion Talk: Natural-spiritual connection affects us allMLive Opinion / 55 d. 22 h. 41 min. ago more|
Rabbi David Krishef firstname.lastname@example.org Rather than responding to a reader question, this week's Ethics and Religion Talk column begins with an essay on "Forbidden Fruit," by the Rev. Sandra Nikkel, head pastor of Conklin Reformed Church. The essay...
|Ethics & Religion Talk: Is torture OK?MLive Opinion / 62 d. 22 h. 17 min. ago more|
Rabbi David Krishef email@example.com RS asks, "Is the torture of enemies defensible in the defense of civilians; and should it be decriminalized in view of hindsight if the nation-state deems it moral?" About 56,000 people were starved, tortured...
|Ethics & Religion Talk: 'Pray on it'? What does that mean?MLive Opinion / 69 d. 22 h. 30 min. ago more|
Rabbi David Krishef firstname.lastname@example.org MRBK asks, "When Christians say that they will pray on a decision, what do they really mean by this? Are they waiting for or looking for a sign from God directing them to a...
|Ethics & Religion Talk: Does the Bible support patriarchy? Slavery?MLive Opinion / 76 d. 22 h. 30 min. ago more|
Rabbi David Krishef email@example.com 'RM' asks: "Does the Bible support slavery and patriarchy, and how do Christians get past that stuff?" National Museum of American History, Smithsonian R. Scot Miller, who writes from an Anabaptist and Quaker Christian...
|Ethics & Religion Talk: Is religion weakened when entangled with state?MLive Opinion / 83 d. 22 h. 26 min. ago more|
Rabbi David Krishef firstname.lastname@example.org Question: The Supreme Court recently issued a decision siding with the church denied funding to resurface its playground with a grant from the State of Missouri. Funding was available to other charitable groups, but the...
|Ethics & Religion Talk: Is it wise to keep the peace at all costs?MLive Opinion / 90 d. 22 h. 19 min. ago more|
Rabbi David Krishef email@example.com Question: As a pastor/minister/rabbi/imam/spiritual leader, do you believe it is wise to seek to keep peace at all costs? Please elaborate. Shutterstock R. Scot Miller, who writes from an Anabaptist and Quaker Christian perspective, responds: ...
|Ethics & Religion Talk: Blasphemy is a spiritual matter, not a legal oneMLive Opinion / 97 d. 22 h. 23 min. ago more|
Rabbi David Krishef firstname.lastname@example.org This week's question comes from D. Bethel, who asks, "Every so often we see that someone in another country is prosecuted for committing blasphemy. I am curious to know if the religions that are represented...