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Coronavirus variant keeps winter sports benched

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — It's four in the afternoon and members of Grand Rapids Union High's varsity basketball team are on the court for practice, COVID-19 style. That means no contact. They practice even though they have yet to play in an actual game this...

Fire at Kalamazoo homeless camp prompts safety concerns

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Officials say an explosive fire at a homeless camp in Kalamazoo was caused by someone trying to refill a propane canister for heat. News 8 learned this isn't the first fire and likely won't be the last because there are few other options to...

DNR seeks help after hundreds of tires dumped in Allegan

ALLEGAN, Mich. (WOOD) — Department of Natural Resources officers in Allegan County are asking for information after hundred of tires were dumped in the area. Conservation officers say more than 500 tires were dump in or near the Allegan State Game Area over the past...

Michigan asks for a waiver of standardized testing for 2021

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Education again has asked the U.S. Department of Education to waive standardized testing for the 2020-2021 school year so Michigan teachers can focus on making sure students are caught up in their education. State...

US Treasury again working to put Harriet Tubman on $20 bill

WASHINGTON (WNCN) — The U.S. Treasury Department is resuming efforts to put Harriet Tubman's image on the $20 bill, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Monday. The move is the continuation of steps started when Barack Obama was president. Psaki said it was...

MDOT awards grants to 3 cities to rebuild roads

LANSING, Mich. (WOOD) — Three Michigan cities are being awarded grants to help improve roads, the governor’s office announced Monday. Kalamazoo, Big Rapids and Marshall all received Transportation Economic Development Fund Category F grants, which are awarded through...

Woman rescued after crashing car into St. Joseph River

BUCHANAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A woman was freed from her car Monday morning after she crashed into the St. Joseph River. It happened around 10 a.m. in Buchanan Township. The Michigan State Police says a car was driving on East River Road when the driver swerved to...

GRPD seeks help finding December arson suspects

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids police are looking for two people believed to have set a fire at an apartment complex on Christmas Eve, and they are asking for the public's help to find them. The fire broke out around 1 a.m. Dec. 24 in a carport at an...

House to send Trump impeachment to Senate Monday

WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — The U.S. House will bring the impeachment charge against former President Donald Trump to the Senate Monday, setting the stage for a second impeachment trial in the backdrop of President Joe Biden's first 100 days in office. But a growing...

Live: White House holds briefing as Biden plans to boost US manufacturers

BALTIMORE (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to sign on Monday an executive order that aims to boost government purchases from U.S. manufacturers, according to administration officials. The United States has shed roughly 540,000 factory jobs since last February as the...
Watching the Skies: January full moon emerges

Watching the Skies: January full moon emerges

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — January's full moon will light up the night sky this week. The moon will officially be full at 2:16 p.m. Jan. 28, but it will appear full for a few nights around that day. It will be out from the evening to the early dawn, so as long as...

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COVID-19 vaccination clinic opening at DeVos Place

COVID-19 vaccination clinic opening at DeVos Place

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — New signage outside DeVos Place Convention Center in downtown Grand Rapids now directs people inside to get their COVID-19 vaccinations. Vaccinations are expected to begin at DeVos Place, which has been turned in to a countywide clinic,...

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Wife of ex-Kalamazoo pastor charged with sex crimes

Wife of ex-Kalamazoo pastor charged with sex crimes

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — The wife of a Kalamazoo pastor who along with her husband is accused of paying teens for sex has been formally charged. Jazmonique Strickland turned herself in to Kalamazoo County authorities early Monday and was arraigned on three counts of...

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Teen injured in rollover crash on US-31 near Whitehall

Teen injured in rollover crash on US-31 near Whitehall

WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A teenager was injured after a rollover crash on US-31 in Muskegon County. It happened around 8 a.m. Monday on US-31 and White Lake Drive in Whitehall Township. Michigan State Police said an 18-year-old Montague woman lost control of...

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