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  • Woman causes destruction at Planet Fitness, hurls computer at an employee, video shows

    06/15/2018 5:58:22 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 57 replies
    KansasCity.com ^ | 6/15/2018 | Josh Magness
    One woman's trip to the gym ended with a brawl and destruction, video shows. A pair of videos posted to Facebook by Alexia Delange show an unidentified woman threatening to kill a Planet Fitness employee in Grand Rapids, Michigan before she starts throwing objects at the man — including a desktop computer. She continues to threaten and shout expletives at the worker, the video shows, and then lunges at him. She tumbles to the floor but gets back up and throws some punches. The video shows the employee deflecting the attacks. "Let's go," she shouts. She then appears to blame...
  • White Sex Offender Accused Of Urinating On Black Child Won’t Be Charged Because Story Was Fabricated

    08/25/2018 7:56:11 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 9 replies
    Dailey Caller ^ | 08/25/2018 | Scott Morefield
    A white sex offender arrested for allegedly urinating on a 5-year-old black girl and calling her a racial slur has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the case as prosecutors and police determined the story was fabricated.
  • Michigan man accused of urinating on girl cleared of all charges; story was fabricated, police say

    08/25/2018 11:39:45 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/24/18 | foxnews
    A Grand Rapids, Michigan man accused of urinating on a 5-year-old girl was cleared of all charges Friday after police determined the child's story was fabricated. A police spokesperson for the Grand Rapids Police Department confirmed to Fox News Friday night that no charges would be filed against 60-year-old David Allen Dean. A 5-year-old girl, who was not identified, falsely claimed the man urinated on her as she was hiding in bushes while playing hide-and-seek with friends.
  • Man accused of urinating on child faces felony sex offense charges

    08/24/2018 11:28:54 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 64 replies
    KUTV ^ | 08/23/18 | Rachel Glaser
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The 5-year-old was playing hide-and-seek with her friends when it happened. Now, the man accused hurling racial slurs at the child while urinating on her as she hid in the bushes is behind bars. Michigan State Police records show David Allen Dean, 60, of Grand Rapids was arrested Wednesday on the charge of felony sex offense excluding assault and commercializing. Arrested, but not formally charged, investigators will not confirm the suspect's identity until he is arraigned. Katrena Rapier identified Dean as the suspect. Her two young boys were playing with the alleged victim and her...
  • Children made up story about white man urinating on black child: police

    08/25/2018 3:10:41 AM PDT · by hiho hiho · 58 replies
    MLive ^ | Aug. 24, 2018 | John Tunison
    GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- A story about a white man urinating on a 5-year-old black child and calling her a racial slur was fabricated, police said. Grand Rapids police and prosecutors late Friday, Aug. 24 said they determined the story was not valid and said no charges would be issued against a 60-year-old man arrested following the initial report on Wednesday. Police said several children, all 7 or younger, were playing together sometime before 6 p.m. Wednesday when one of the children urinated on the 5-year-old girl. Kent County prosecutors said the parents of the children, in talking with them,...
  • Michigan children made up story about white man urinating on black child, police say

    08/25/2018 4:24:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 73 replies
    Al.com ^ | 8/24/18 | John Tunison
    A story about a white man urinating on a 5-year-old black child and calling her a racial slur was fabricated, Michigan police said.Grand Rapids police and prosecutors late Friday said they determined the story was not valid and said no charges would be issued against a 60-year-old man arrested following the initial report on Wednesday.Police said several children, all 7 or younger, were playing together sometime before 6 p.m. Wednesday when one of the children urinated on the 5-year-old girl.Kent County prosecutors said the parents of the children, in talking with them, ultimately determined the children "concocted the story to...
  • Michigan Primary (candidates by office / party / district)

    07/16/2018 4:57:54 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 60 replies
    Michigan Sec'y of State ^ | July 2018 | et al
    Sec'y of State GOVERNOR Republicans Patrick Colbeck, Canton Brian Calley, Portland Jim Hines, Saginaw Township Bill Schuette, Midland Democrats Gretchen Whitmer, East Lansing Abdul El-Sayed, Shelby Township Shri Thanedar, Ann Arbor Libertarian Bill Gelineau, Grand Rapids John Tatar, Livonia U.S. SENATOR John James, R- Farmington Hills Sandy Pensler, R-Grosse Pointe *Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing U.S. House of Representatives 1ST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT *Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet Matthew Morgan, D-Traverse City 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT *Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland Rob Davidson, D-Spring Lake Nick Schiller, D-Grand Rapids 3RD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT *Justin Amash, R-Cascade Township Joe Farrington, R-Lyons Cathy Albro, D-Middleville Fred Wooden, D-Grand Rapids, 4TH...
  • Throwback Thursday

    07/26/2018 4:45:32 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 7-26-18 | MOTUS
    When drsarabi posted her towns’s (Alton, Illinois) excellent response to a lip-synch challenge yesterday it reminded me of an old post I did on my hometown’s lip dub. It was filmed on May 22nd, 2011 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and by all accounts its 5000 participants set a new lip-synch world record. “This video was created as an official response to the Newsweek article calling Grand Rapids a ‘dying city.’ We disagreed strongly, and wanted to create a video that encompasses the passion and energy we all feel is growing exponentially, in this great city. We felt Don McLean's ‘American...
  • Spectacular collision of suns will create new star in night sky in 2022

    01/06/2017 10:13:34 AM PST · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 6 January 2017 • 4:15pm | Sarah Knapton, Science Editor
    At the beginning of the 3rd century civil war raged in Britain as the Roman emperor Septimius Severus sought to quell unrest in the north. But unknown to the fighting cohorts and Caledonian tribes, high above their heads two stars were coming together in a huge cataclysmic explosion. Now 1800 years later the light from that collision will finally arrive on Earth creating a new star in the night sky - dubbed the ‘Boom Star - in an incredibly rare event which is usually only spotted through telescopes. Before their meeting the two stars were too dim to be seen...
  • Author claims to know identity of skyjacker 'DB Cooper'

    05/20/2018 10:46:44 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 66 replies
    Grand Rapids Business Journal ^ | May 17, 2018 | Danielle Nelson
    A 47-year-old mystery finally may be resolved. Grand Rapids-based publisher Principia Media announced yesterday it has released a book that allegedly reveals the real identity of “D.B. Cooper,” the infamous skyjacker who in 1971 demanded a $200,000 ransom on board a flight from Portland, Oregon to Seattle’s Sea-Tac airport, before jumping 10,000 feet to his escape. The book, “D.B. Cooper & Me: A Criminal, A Spy, My Best Friend,” is by Carl Laurin, an alleged friend of the skyjacker, and details an investigation into Cooper’s identity. Laurin claims that Cooper was the late "military paratrooper, daredevil and intelligence operative" Walter R. Reca, Principia Media said. Reca,...
  • Hillary Clinton appearing in Grand Rapids Michigan

    02/22/2018 12:01:46 PM PST · by MomwithHope · 55 replies
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Hillary Clinton will appear in Grand Rapids for an event honoring former first lady Betty Ford, who would have turned 100 this year. Clinton will appear with Lynda Bird Johnson Robb, the daughter of President Lyndon Johnson, on April 11 at Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. They’ll participate in a public discussion moderated by journalist Andrea Mitchell. Susan Ford Bales, the daughter of Betty and Gerald Ford, describes Clinton, Robb and Mitchell as three “strong women.” She says her family is pleased to have them celebrate her mother’s centennial.
  • A PRESENT FROM JESUS FOR ALL HIS KIDS[charismatic caucus]

    12/25/2016 9:46:03 AM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Jesus,Bible,Holy Spirit ^ | 12-25-16 | Yeshua,bible
    You will not see a box but instead My delight, ‎ You see my Love for you can not be contained for its borders are out of sight, It reaches far beyond where you are right now, In fact further than the East is from The West is my promise and my vow, So just open up your Heart and I will place it in, It's very simple just receive me and that's when it begins, For truly I AM a Wonder for I live inside of you! So My True birthday is when you say I DO!
  • LIVE:Trump USA Thank You Rally Tour 12/09/2016. Baton Rouge, LA 10am CT & Grand Rapids, MI 7pm ET.

    12/09/2016 4:02:56 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 557 replies
    Friday, December 9, 2016: President-Elect Donald J. Trump will attend the Louisiana GOP’s Get-Out-the-Vote for John Kennedy Rally at the Dow Chemical Hangar in Baton Rouge. Coverage begins at 10:00 AM CT. Dow Chemical Hangar Friday, December 9, 2016: Live streaming coverage of President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s USA Thank You Tour in Grand Rapids, MI at the Deltaplex Arena. Live coverage begins at 7:00 PM ET. Deltaplex Arena
  • Trump Live in Grand Rapids MI

    Trump Live in Grand Rapids MI
  • Full Speech: Donald Trump Rally in Grand Rapids, MI 10/31/16

    10/31/2016 10:42:05 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | 10/31/16 | Donald Trump
    Monday, October 31, 2016 at 12:00 PM ET: Donald J. Trump will hold a rally at the Deltaplex Arena. LIVE Stream: Donald Trump Rally in Grand Rapids, MI 10/31/16
  • LIVE THREAD:Trump rallies 10/31/2016 Grand Rapids, MI @ Noon ET and Warren, MI @ 3pm ET.

    10/31/2016 12:34:11 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 732 replies
    Monday, October 31, 2016 at 12:00 PM ET: Donald J. Trump will hold a rally at the Deltaplex Arena in Grand Rapids, MI. The Yuuuuuuuuuge Deltaplex Arena in Grand Rapids, MI. Monday, October 31, 2016 at 3:00 PM ET: Donald J. Trump will hold a rally at Macomb Community College South Campus WARREN, MI.
  • Bakery owner says customer canceled cake order after finding out she was Muslim

    05/19/2016 1:23:08 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 90 replies
    ·FoxNews.com ^ | 5/19/16 | ·FoxNews.com
    An Iraq war veteran in Michigan canceled his order for a cake when he discovered the bakery’s owners were Muslim, one of the owners told Fox 17 West Michigan. Zeinab Mohamed, who co-owns the Sweetcakez bakery in Grand Rapids with her husband, Javon Borst, said the wife of the buyer sent a message to them that read: "Hey actually we're going to order our cake somewhere else my husband just found out your Muslim. And I'm not against it but he is because he was in Iraq fighting for our country against your people. He even changed his new doctor...
  • The unrecognized decision that saved Apollo 13

    04/15/2016 5:23:58 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 138 replies
    BBC ^ | 14 Apr, 2016 | William Park
    While planning the lunar landings, Nasa had a decision to make: What route would they use to reach the Moon? It was one of many that needed to be made, but little did they know then, it would have an important effect of the survival of the ill-fated Apollo 13 crew. This Sunday, 17 April, marks the safe return of James Lovell, “Jack” Swigert and Fred Haise after almost 88 tense hours on board their critically wounded craft thanks to that stroke of luck. The drama started unfolding at almost 56 hours Ground Elapsed Time (GET), meaning it was the...
  • Woman Stabbed, Assaulted in 'Random' Killing on GRCC Campus, Police Say (Desperately Random)

    05/03/2016 7:33:24 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 16 replies
    MLive ^ | 5-2-2016 | Angie Jackson
    Police say the homicide of a 34-year-old woman on Grand Rapids Community College's campus was a random act of violence that occurred after the suspect tried to befriend the victim. Marcus Lamar Bivens, 19, of Grand Rapids, was arrested Sunday and is held on a count of open murder. He is expected to be arraigned Tuesday. "We are still looking into all evidence as to what was behind the actual killing itself," Dixon said, regarding a possible motive. "We do believe that this was a random act of violence."
  • A Word For The Leaders and Body of Christ Jesus[Charismatic Caucus]

    04/11/2016 2:13:27 PM PDT · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles, Bible ^ | 4-11-16 | Bible, Holy Spirit
    I AM looking for unity, I AM looking for my love working in you in such a way that you see your brother and sisters’ needs above your own.Let there be great charity among you, yes, but this love comes from me through you and as you see others as part of your body without paper or pen. It is then they become part of you and you come to abide in Me. There is no room for arrogance and vanity, just my love and the fruit thereof,For it is only in oneness you then have gained the access “as...