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Former President Jimmy Carter sits down for a conversation with Mark Updegrove, Director of the LBJ Presidential Library, on the first day of the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library April 8, 2014 in Austin, Texas. The summit is marking the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Civil Rights Act legislation, with U.S. President Barack Obama making the keynote speech on April 10. (Photo by Ralph Barrera-Pool/Getty Images)

Former President Jimmy Carter To Speak In Grand Rapids

The 39th president and his wife, Rosalynn, are scheduled to visit Monday as part of Grand Rapids Community College’s Diversity Lecture Series

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/22/2014

View of downtown Grand Rapids overlooking the Grand River. (Credit: istock)

Study: Restoring Grand River Could Boost Grand Rapids Economy

Grand Valley State University economist Paul Isely says riverfront real estate development could make the effect even greater.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/08/2014

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Woman, 36, Charged With Murder In Man’s Stabbing

Officers were called about 12:45 a.m. Friday to the apartment and found that 33-year-old James Arthur Washington had been stabbed multiple times.

CBS Detroit–08/29/2014

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Man Takes Plea Deal In Daycare Child Porn Case

A man accused of producing sexually explicit photographs and videos of children as young as 2 at his mother’s daycare center has agreed to plead guilty to sexual exploitation of a child.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/27/2014

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Grand Rapids To Open $40 Million Rapid Bus System

“We finally have a transportation mode that’s competing with the car.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/25/2014

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Separate Pit Bull Attacks Injure Police Officer, Grand Rapids Boy

A Harper Woods police officer has been treated for injuries, after he was wounded while trying to shoot a vicious dog.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/18/2014

Michael Connor Verkerke died after being stabbed at a playground near his home. (credit: Connor Verkerke Memorial/gofundme.com)

Document: 12-Year-Old Boy Accused Of Playground Murder Wanted To Go To Jail

The delinquency petition filed in Kent County Circuit Court said the 12-year-old told investigators he’s “bad and always does stupid things.”

CBS Detroit–08/08/2014

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Michigan Couch Thief Sentenced To 5-22 Years

Authorities say the 41-year-old returned to the store six days later to steal the matching cushions and a rug.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/02/2014

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625-lb Michigan Bomb Threat Suspect Says Weight Prevents Court Appearance

A 44-year-old Michigan man charged with making a bomb threat says he can’t appear in court because of his weight.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/30/2014

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Pennsylvania Prisoner Pleads Guilty To 2004 Michigan Murder

A prisoner in Pennsylvania has pleaded guilty to a decade-old murder in Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/26/2014

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