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Casting For Waitress Is March 25th

Waitress Lulu Auditions for Broadway Grand Rapids WAITRESS, the Tony nominated musical, will be premiering at DeVos Performance Hall April 30-May 5, 2019 for a limited engagement and is looking for two young girls to perform the role of “Lulu” for the duration of the engagement. WAITRESS tells the story of “Jenna”, an expert pie baker…MORE

Breaking: House Fire In Grand Rapids

Firefighters in Grand Rapids are working to put out a house fire. The fire started on the porch of the home early Wednesday morning near the intersection of McReynolds Avenue NW and 7th Street Northwest in Grand Rapids. Much of that intersection is being blocked by firefighters and police officers while crews work to put…MORE

Another Rough Commute Expected Friday

Accumulating snow, generally 1 to 3 inches, along with very cold temperatures and gusty winds, will create hazardous travel conditions across West Michigan.MORE

Updated Power Restoration Times

Via Fox 17: More than 152,000 Consumers Energy customers across West Michigan are still without power Friday, according to the consumers energy outage map. Consumers Energy says a majority of affected customers are expected to have their service restored by late Sunday but the hardest hit areas may not have power until Monday. Check the updated…MORE

Nearly 40,000 Without Power Across Michigan

Nearly 40,000 residents are without power as of 6am today, many of those are in West Michigan. To check the restoration times and outage map from Consumer’s Energy: TAP HEREMORE

Consumers: All Clear To Turn Up Thermostats

After requesting that natural gas customers in Michigan turn down their thermostats, Consumers Energy now says you’re in the clear to turn up the heat. The request was initially made on Wednesday night when Governor Whitmer held a press conference and then authorized the activation of the state’s EAS system to push out the message…MORE

You Could Be Snowplowing Illegally

Did you know that if you’re shoveling or snow-blowing any snow into the roads you’re breaking the law? Officials in West Michigan want to remind everyone that if you’re doing this, you’re breaking the law. This can be an hazard to the public and to our plow drivers. Michigan Vehicle Code 257.677a prohibits depositing snow…MORE

Dangerous Cold Continues for West Michigan

From the National Weather Service: Dangerous travel will persist across much of West Michigan throughout the day. Expect snow showers with rapid changes to visibility (near zero at times), intense bursts of snow, gusty winds, and snow covered roads. Temperatures will be life-threatening to those caught outside, with wind chills tonight through Thursday morning between…MORE

MI Governor: Turn Down Thermostats

Due to a fire at a Consumers Energy natural gas compressor station earlier in Macomb County, the governor has asked residents across the state to turn down their thermostats tonight. Governor Whitmer has asked that residents turn down thermostats to 65° while at home.MORE

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