Today GM expert says 19 deaths eligible for compensation Detroit MI September 16, 2014 | WGVU General Motors' compensation expert in cases involving faulty ignition switches has determined that 19 wrongful death claims are eligible for payments from the company.
Olivet College: No more reports of illnesses Olivet MI September 16, 2014 | AP Olivet College says it's had no more reports of illnesses after dozens of students reported being sickened last week with symptoms that included headaches, dizziness and nausea.
State police bust marijuana growing operation Colfax Twp MI September 16, 2014 | AP State police say a 37-year-old man has been arrested after authorities discovered a large marijuana growing operation in a rural part of western Michigan.
Michigan prison worker arrested in drug smuggling Lansing MI September 16, 2014 | AP Authorities say a food worker at a Michigan prison has been arrested in connection to smuggling drugs after five St. Louis Correctional Facility inmates were found with heroin, cocaine, marijuana and tobacco.
Police: Drunk wrong-way driver causes fatal crash Grand Rapids Twp MI September 15, 2014 | AP Western Michigan authorities say a woman was drunk when she drove her SUV east on westbound Interstate 96, hitting a man's car head on and killing him.
MSU bioengineer seeks better microbe threat tests East Lansing MI September 15, 2014 | AP As the Ebola virus draws the world's attention to the danger of disease spread, a Michigan State University researcher is working to provide better tools to measure the human health risk from microbes and to train researchers in their use.
Pot smell on kindergartener leads cops to father Kingsford MI September 15, 2014 | AP An Upper Peninsula man is asking a judge to suppress evidence of more than 200 marijuana plants, which were seized after his daughter told her kindergarten teacher about homegrown pot.
2014 World Liesure College asks what makes Grand Rapids a livable city? September 15, 2014 | WGVU The 2014 World Leisure Congress is being held for the first time in the United States. It’s mission is enhancing the human condition. Steve Heacock, senior vice president of public affairs at Spectrum Health, was invited to Mobile, Alabama where he spoke about building a livable city.
Friday Study: Religious affiliation a plus for stores Grand Rapids MI September 12, 2014 | WGVU A just released study authored by a Grand Valley State University Marketing Professor finds a thought provoking connection between shopping and religion.
Ex-Gov. Milliken backs Democrat Peters for Senate Lansing MI September 12, 2014 | AP Republican ex-Gov. William Milliken is backing Democrat Gary Peters for U.S. Senate, saying the congressman has been a moderate and an independent voice in the Michigan Legislature and U.S. House.
WGVU Public Media and GVSU College of Education partner with PBS September 12, 2014 | WGVU A first of its kind higher education partnership is in the works. PBS is teaming up with WGVU Public Media and Grand Valley State University to educate the next generation of teachers on how to best bring digital media into the classroom.
The announcement made by PBS President and CEO, Paula Kerger, during her visit to Grand Rapids.
Movie Talk September 12, 2014 | WGVU We preview four new movies opening this weekend including "Dolphin Tale 2", "The Drop", "No Good Deed" and "Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt".
DNR says drilling not OK under old growth forest September 12, 2014 | MPRN The rights to drill under a landmark old-growth forest in northern Michigan are off the auction block. The decision does not mean that any reserves lying beneath the Hartwick Pines state forest are off limits.
Olivet College students sickened, hospitalized Olivet MI September 11, 2014 | AP Officials are trying to determine what has sickened more than three dozen Olivet College students who were hospitalized with symptoms that included headaches, dizziness and nausea.
Man charged in tainted steroid case due in court Boston MA September 11, 2014 | AP A pharmacist who worked for a Massachusetts company blamed for a 2012 deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak will be in federal court Thursday for his arraignment.
Grand Rapids airport gets $7.2 million grant Cascade Twp MI September 11, 2014 | AP Gerald R. Ford International Airport has received a $7.2 million federal grant for a stormwater facility to limit the impact of deicing fluid on local waterways.
Police say woman used wheelchair cart for getaway Fruitport Twp MI September 11, 2014 | AP Police in Michigan say they arrested a shoplifting suspect following her slow-speed getaway in a $1,200 motorized wheelchair shopping cart taken from a Wal-Mart.
New clinic offers dental services for low-income residents September 11, 2014 | WGVU The new Kent County South Clinic repurposes the site of a former library into a dual medical and dental care center for thousands of local, low-income residents. Today on WGVU Midday West Michigan, WGVU talks with Pearline Bailey of the Michigan Community Dental Clinics about how the non-profit fits into the picture.
Changes to local finance authorities expected September 11, 2014 | WGVU A state focus on certain revenue drivers may mean big changes for the way local units of government such as Downtown Development Authorities do business. WGVU talks to Kristopher Larson at Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. about the local landscape.
Bill lets drivers do community service instead Lansing MI September 10, 2014 | AP The Michigan Legislature has approved a bill to let drivers who owe extra "responsibility" fees for certain offenses do 10 hours of community service instead.
Lawmakers approve bill to avoid $1 billion budget hole September 10, 2014 | MPRN It looks like Michigan will not face a billion-dollar budget hole due to a recent state Supreme Court ruling after all. As Jake Neher reports, state lawmakers approved a bill today in response to the ruling.
Family owned businesses to the rescue September 10, 2014 | WGVU In the United States, family owned businesses account for 57 percent of the country’s gross domestic product. And in West Michigan, family owned business survival rate is higher than the national average. Researchers from Western Michigan University and Grand Valley State University’s Family Owned Business Institute have released their findings.
Iinterfaith year of 2015: Moving from discussion to action Grand Rapids MI September 9, 2014 | WGVU Grand Valley State University is a key player in next year’s 2015 Year of Interfaith Service.
Today on WGVU Midday West Michigan, we talk with Katie Gordon, program manager at the Kaufman Interfaith Institute…
Clerks warned over ballot application September 9, 2014 | AP Michigan's elections bureau is warning clerks about problems with a Democratic Party program that lets voters apply online for absentee ballots.