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My Town Rockford: Northland Animal Hospital to offer holistic options

My Town Rockford: Northland Animal Hospital to offer holistic options
-------------------------NEWS RELEASE---- ROCKFORD, Mich. (Northland Animal Hospital) -- Northland Animal Hospital is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Diane Vander Wall. Originally born and raised in Kentwood, she graduated from Calvin College with a Bachelors Degree in Biology and then went on to graduate from Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. She developed an interest in acupuncture and herbal therapy during her family's battle with cancer and a growing interest from her clients.

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Todd Wenzel Automotive purchases new dealership

Todd Wenzel Automotive purchases new dealership

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Todd Wenzel Automotive announces the acquisition of their third Michigan dealership, Jim Waldron Buick GMC of Davison.

This purchase represents the second Buick GMC franchise for Todd Wenzel. The first, located in Grand Rapids, was obtained in 2001 followed by a Chevrolet franchise in Hudsonville in 2004.

"We are grateful for the opportunity to serve the Davison and Greater Flint communities," said Wenzel, "We look forward to maintaining the excellent reputation the Waldrons have built."

Higgins faces sentencing for Kentwood murders


GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Javonte Higgins, the man convicted in the murders of a Kentwood couple, has been sentenced to two life in prison terms.

Judge Mark Trusock told Higgins in court: "You are a very evil person."

Higgins was convicted last month for the January 2013 murders of David and Vivian Bouwman.

During last month's trial, prosecutors outlined their case against Higgins. They say he broke into the Bouwmans' home, confronted the couple, then shot them both in the head.

Higgins stole the couple's car, then later burned it in an attempt to destroy evidence.

Prosecutors had no evidence directly linking Higgins to the murders... but their circumstantial case was enough to convince the jury.

Higgins was convicted on charges of felony murder, home invasion and a weapons count. His lawyer said they will seek an appeal of the conviction.

My Town Kentwood: Regal among "Michigan 50 Companies to Watch"

My Town Kentwood: Regal among "Michigan 50 Companies to Watch"

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KENTWOOD, Mich.– Regal Financial Group has been recognized as one of the 2014 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch,” an awards program presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business.

Regal will be honored at an awards ceremony during the tenth annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business event on May 6, 2014 in East Lansing, Mich.

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My Town Kentwood: Lawmaker joins road crews to fill potholes

My Town Kentwood: Lawmaker joins road crews to fill potholes

KENTWOOD, Mich.— State Rep. Ken Yonker traded in his suit for an orange vest and jeans Tuesday, to help Kent County Road Commission crews repair potholes.

“We would all like to have pothole free roads to drive on but we don’t often think about the process to fixing the roads,” said Yonker (R-Caledonia). “I appreciated the opportunity to join the road commission to gain a hands-on experience in what it takes to fix a pothole.” 

Yonker’s hands-on approach was inspired by a state supplemental budget approved by lawmakers last month, to help repair roads hit hard by the harsh winter.  The additional funding includes $215 million for roads, with $115 million for priority projects and $100 million for maintenance.

Yonker represents District 72, which is comprised of Kentwood, Gaines Township, Wayland, Wayland Township, Leighton Township and Dorr Township.

Police are looking for the suspect who attacked a man with a knife in Kentwood

Police are looking for the suspect who attacked a man with a knife in Kentwood


KENTWOOD, Mich. (WZZM) - Police continue to search for the suspect who assaulted a man with a knife in Kentwood.

The assault happened at a Countryside Townhome in the 4800 block of Arbor Lane around 6:00 a.m. Police say the suspect and the victim knew each other, and were fighting before the victim was attacked.

Police say they know who the suspect is, but are not releasing his name.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kentwood Police Department at 616-698-6580.


My Town: Airport prepares for spring break travel surge

My Town: Airport prepares for spring break travel surge

KENTWOOD, Mich.—The Gerald R. Ford International Airport is preparing for packed parking lots and full facilities, as spring break travelers take to the air.

Now through April, the Transportation Security Administration expects longer security lines and is urging passengers to arrive at the airport at least two hours prior to their departure time.  To speed up the process, the TSA also offers these tips: