Category Archives: Top Stories

Buddy’s Pizza giving away free pizza for the year

Free pizza for a year? Sign us up. FOX 17 is reporting that Buddy’s Pizza on 28th street in Grand Rapids is giving customers a chance to win free pies for a year. The reports mentions that it’s their 77th anniversary, and they’ll be giving away this prize to the first 77 people in line…MORE

Michigan’s Adventure opening this weekend

It’s finally back! 13 On Your Side reports that Michigan’s Adventure is reopening for the holiday weekend. The water park will open June 10. According to the park’s Facebook page, they are letting U.S. military in for free this weekend in honor of Memorial Day. READ FULL STORY:

Memorial Day events happening near you

Monday, May 29 is Memorial Day where we remember those who lost their lives serving in the United States military. If you’re looking for something to do for the holiday, WOOD TV8 has put together a list of events taking place around the area. The list includes the United Veterans Council of Kent County hosting…MORE

Grand Rapids among Top 20 best places to live in U.S.

U.S. News & World Report gave high praise to the city of Grand Rapids. According to 13 On Your Side, the publication’s yearly report on best places to live in the United States has named Grand Rapids once again. This year, the city comes in at No. 20 on the list they’ve created this year.…MORE

City of Grand Rapids looking for new lifeguards, offering free certification courses

The city of Grand Rapids is looking to hire 75 new lifeguards this year. 13 On Your Side is reporting the city’s Parks and Recreation department will even cover costs for potential candidates to get all proper certifications. New lifeguards will be working at Briggs, Martin Luther King, and Richmond Park. FULL STORY:

Three killed, five injured following campus shooting at Michigan State University

13 On Your Side is reporting that there was an active shooter on the campus of Michigan State University last night. As of now, three are confirmed dead and five are hospitalized from the incident. The suspect was found dead outside of campus from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. FULL STORY:

West Michigan business sending aid to Turkey, Syria following tragic earthquake

SpartanNash is helping Syria and Turkey with their earthquake recovery efforts. According to WOOD TV, the local business located in Byron Center is donating two truckloads worth of bottled water and baby diapers. FULL STORY: Currently, the death toll from the earthquake has passed 20,000 people. If you’d like to donate to the cause,…MORE

The World of Winter festival is returning to Grand Rapids

With over 100 outdoor art pieces available and tons of free events, the World of Winter festival will be returning to Grand Rapids in January. MLive reports that this year’s event will feature six large-scale installations in public parks and spaces, an outdoor drag show on Jan. 14 at Calder Plaza, and a Silent Disco…MORE

Actress Kirstie Alley dead at 71

Multiple sources have confirmed that television and film actress Kirstie Alley has passed away. She was 71 years old. Many remember her from her role on the hit TV series, Cheers. Alley also played roles in the Look Who’s Talking movies series. READ MORE: