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Best Gasoline Hedge Trimmer – WOODTV.com

What are the best petrol hedge trimmers? A well-trimmed hedge is a beautiful thing, but it is difficult to maintain without a good hedge trimmer. Large, thick hedges are even more difficult to maintain, requiring a more powerful gas trimmer. There are several excellent gas-powered hedge trimmers on the market, so choosing among them can […]

Grand Rapids Starbucks employees unioniz...

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Starbucks employees in Grand Rapids are heading to unionize, joining a growing movement at company stores across the country. On Monday, employees at the Burton and Rosemont site in southeast Grand Rapids informed the company in a letter of their intentions to unionize. “We have been inspired by the efforts […]

Truck crashes into Meijer store in Grand...

STANTON, Mich. (WOOD) — An Edmore woman has been convicted of embezzlement after stealing from the 90-year-old she was responsible for caring for. A jury on Thursday found Teri Miller, 58, guilty of embezzlement from a vulnerable adult between $50,000 and $100,000, embezzlement from a vulnerable adult between $1,000 and $20,000, use of a computer […]

Barrio Tacos aims to open Grand Rapids’

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Barrio Tacos is set to open its first restaurant in Grand Rapids. The Grand Rapids Planning Commission on Thursday approved plans to open Barrio at 37 Ottawa Ave NW. The table service restaurant will have a fenced outdoor patio just steps from the Van Andel Arena. “This is exactly the […]

Queen Elizabeth II tests positive for CO...

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday and has mild cold-like symptoms, Buckingham Palace said, adding that the famous, stoic 95-year-old monarch still plans to continue to to work. The diagnosis has sparked concerns and wishes for recovery from across the UK political spectrum. Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a key […]

As Valieva slumps, Shcherbakova wins fig...

BEIJING (AP) — Anna Shcherbakova won a stunning gold medal in women’s figure skating at the Beijing Games on Thursday night, drawing on her experience to deliver a clean performance, while her Russian teammate Kamila Valieva tumbled medals in an error-filled end to his controversial Olympics. Shcherbakova performed a nearly flawless free skate to leap […]

Former naval engineer pleads guilty to e...

Diana and Jonathan Toebbe were in federal court Wednesday in Martinsburg, W.Va., the first of several hearings they will face over the next few weeks on espionage charges. MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (WDVM) – A U.S. Navy engineer from Annapolis pleaded guilty this afternoon to federal espionage charges, Jonathan Toebbe was arrested in October. Toebbe agreed to […]

How Footballs Are Made For NFL Games, Su...

LOS ANGELES — Every football used in the Super Bowl, as well as the NFL season, is made by one company: Wilson. For those who think soccer balls are automated in a factory, guess again, they are actually handmade. Andy Wentling of Wilson Footballs says their company is gathering around 120 balls for the game. […]

Beijing at the Super Bowl: Tirico makes ...

through: The Associated Press, Jack Doles, Austin Kellerman Job : February 9, 2022 / 10:01 a.m. EST / Update: February 9, 2022 / 10:01 a.m. EST (NEXSTAR) — No, you don’t see anything. NBC’s Mike Tirico was in Beijing on Monday night. On Wednesday and Thursday nights, you’ll see him at NBC’s Connecticut studios. And […]

Expert talks Michigan football coaching ...

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Jim Harbaugh will serve as Michigan’s head football coach for another season, but the coaching shuffle has only just begun. Harbaugh to stay in Michigan; Vikings target Rams’ O’Connell After three seasons with the Wolverines, offensive coordinator Josh Gattis is move sideways to become the offensive coordinator in Miami. Gattis’ […]

Chinook Pier Proposal: New Restaurants, ...

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WOOD) — A proposal to build a new farmers’ market, stores and restaurant along Grand Haven’s Chinook Pier was presented to the community Thursday. Geerlings Development-Midwest Construction Group and Architektura answered questions about their vision for Chinook Pier, which is currently a green space. The pier previously housed a series of shops […]

Bill’s Blog: The Groundhog’s Dilemma

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Groundhog Day arrives this Wednesday. Thousands of people will flock to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to hear the long-term predictions of Phil the groundhog. Punxsutawney has a population of around 5,770 and is about the size of Zeeland or Dowagiac. In 2020, crowd estimates hit 40,000 when Phil emerged from his burrow […]

Opening of a new concept in Grand Rapids...

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Although the doors aren’t yet open to the public, bowling is already flying inside Amway’s new Grand Plaza addition: Woodrows DuckPin. Restaurateur Johnny Brann Jr. has teamed up with Josh Canale and Jeff Royce to bring the new business to downtown Grand Rapids. Brunswick Bowling Products, based in Muskegon, helped […]

Students ACCELERATE on the road to succe...

A new eight-week summer bridge program prepares second-year Buckeye engineers with academic and professional experiences. Programming offered by ACCELERATE, or Academic Enrichment and Career Development for Undergraduates, enhances problem-solving skills, exposes students to key concepts necessary for enrollment in their engineering program, and provides hands-on experience through learning as a team based on projects. “After […]

Walmart will offer cryptocurrencies, NFT...

through: Char’Nese Turner, Nexstar Multimedia Cable Job : January 18, 2022 / 9:24 PM EST / Update: January 18, 2022 / 9:24 PM EST (NewsNation now) — Walmart is heading to the metaverse. The retail giant has filed several trademarks in recent weeks that suggest it will soon start selling virtual goods, from toys to […]

Now open: Woodland Mall welcomes Michiga...

KENTWOOD, Mich. (WOOD) — A new concept Aerie clothing store is now open at Woodland Mall. Offline by Aerie is located in a new 3,600 square foot storefront in the JCPenney Wing of the 28th Street Mall. Inside the store, visitors will find shelves of activewear, which has grown in popularity since the COVID-19 pandemic […]

To The Point: Governor Whitmer, State Re...

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A new legislative year has begun, and Governor Whitmer and lawmakers are considering what they would like to accomplish in 2022. “We want to support our schools so they can keep our children safe and deal with the incredible disruptions our children have all been through due to COVID,” the […]

WMU students and faculty working to buil...

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Federal infrastructure funding legislation will soon provide Michigan with $563 million for repairing and replacing bridges, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced Friday. Western Michigan University’s Center for Structural Durability is already partnering with the Michigan Department of Transportation to build a bridge near Detroit that will be the largest of its […]

Jim Brandstatter “grateful” as his final

[ad_1] MIAMI (WOOD) – As Ohio State turned the ball around with about a minute left against the Wolverines on November 27, Jim Brandstatter’s excitement was palpable through his call. Not only because the Wolverines punched their ticket to their very first Big Ten Championship game, but because his friend and radio partner Dan Dierdorf […]

Do you have COVID-19, the flu or a cold?...

[ad_1] SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Most people who have a cough, sore throat or runny nose this holiday season will want to know: is it COVID, the flu, or the common cold? With the cold and flu season accelerating and the omicron variant quickly spreading across the country, it can be difficult to tell […]

GR minority business owners team up to c...

[ad_1] GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – A group of minority business owners are teaming up this holiday season. They run a pop-up shop in Grand Rapids to support each other while people shop for gifts. The Holiday Shopping Extravaganza is a month-long shopping event featuring six small businesses from Grand Rapids. They all belong to […]

BBB: Tips for Avoiding Holiday Shipping ...

[ad_1] GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Lots of people shop for the holiday season online, which means lots of packages are delivered. The Better Business Bureau has a few reminders on what to watch out for to avoid falling victim to a scam or package theft. Katie Grevious says there are ways to protect yourself. […]

Fruitport community schools closed Monda...

[ad_1] FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) – Community schools in Fruitport will be closed Monday as authorities continue to investigate a threat of violence against the school last week. “Law enforcement officials are still working to eliminate the threat from last week,” Superintendent Jason Kennedy told News 8 Sunday. “This continues to be an active and […]

Fauci says early reports are encouraging...

[ad_1] FILE – In this April 13, 2020 file photo, Dr.Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady press room at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo / Alex Brandon) U.S. health officials said on Sunday that if the omicron variant of […]

Take advantage of the holiday events and...

[ad_1] GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan (WOOD) – The holiday season is a time of memories and special times and it’s a great shopping season too! So why not do both? Shop and create vacation memories at the same time! A visit to the Kerstmarkt in Holland this weekend and next allows you to do both: shop […]

High inflation? Few polls? The White H...

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) – Inflation skyrockets, companies struggle to hire and that of President Joe Biden survey numbers were in free fall. The White House sees a common culprit for all of this: COVID-19. Biden’s team sees the pandemic as the root cause of the nation’s malaise and its own political woes. Finally, controlling COVID-19, […]

Nessel offers advice on how to avoid sca...

[ad_1] GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – With shoppers going to stores online and in person, the state attorney general’s office is warning of scammers who take advantage of those who check their wishlists. No matter where consumers shop, state attorney general Dana Nessel encourages them to use a credit card. She explains that it generally […]

Erne breaks tie, Red Wings beat Blues to...

[ad_1] through: JAMES SCHMEHL Associated Press Posted: November 24, 2021 / 11:18 PM EST / Update: November 24, 2021 / 11:18 PM EST Detroit Red Wings center Dylan Larkin, center, celebrates his goal with Filip Zadina, left, and Filip Hronek in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues on […]

Missouri man pranks Kum & Go with fake c

[ad_1] through: Joe millitzer, Nexstar News Wire Posted: November 21, 2021 / 12:26 PM EST / Update: November 21, 2021 / 12:26 PM EST A motivational speaker and creator of TikTok managed to secure a $ 5 meal at Kum & Go. (Getty Images) SPRINGFIELD, Missouri (KTVI) – Have you ever wanted to take home […]

Merchants and Makers launches its holida...

[ad_1] GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Hundreds of people attended the Merchants and Makers Holiday Market Sunday afternoon in Grand Rapids. “It’s an opportunity for people to shop locally,” said Shyle Lyons, owner of Merchants and Makers. There were nearly 100 local pop-up shops displaying their wares at the Farmers Market on Fulton Street this […]

Thanksgiving store closures: these retai...

[ad_1] TAMPA, Florida (WFLA) – Thanksgiving is closer than you think! Last year, several large retailers, including Target and Walmart, announced they were closing stores on Thanksgiving Day to thank their employees for their hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, crowds have become a threat to public health due to the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

Man convicted of sexually assaulting GR ...

[ad_1] GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – A man was convicted of sexually assaulting a store clerk at a convenience store in Grand Rapids in 2019. Byron Morris was convicted Wednesday of kidnapping, two counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct, armed robbery and fourth misdemeanor. November 10, 2019, Morris walked into a store on the […]

Northern Edge Ski & Snowboard Shop can h

[ad_1] GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – If you’ve seen the forecast you know we might see our first snow showers of the season this week and once that happens our minds are really looking to the winter season as the snow will be on the ground soon! If you want to enjoy the winter season, […]

Check your onions again: FDA announces m...

[ad_1] through: Aaron Chatman, Nexstar News Wire Posted: October 25, 2021 / 6:37 AM EDT / Update: October 25, 2021 / 6:37 AM EDT (File: Getty) (WEIGHT) – Earlier this week, the CDC announced that whole fresh onions were causing a salmonella outbreak which dated back to 37 states in the United States and was […]

A “corrective measure” taken after docto

[ad_1] GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Spectrum Health said it has taken “corrective action” regarding doctors involved in posting an organ and tissue from operated patients on Instagram. “We have conducted a thorough and detailed investigation into the situation involving inappropriate posts on an Instagram account not officially connected to Spectrum Health,” the Grand Rapids-based […]

Catering business gives local artists th...

[ad_1] GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Street Chef Shaw is a restaurant company that serves tacos and quesadillas with a unique twist. “Mexico and Swahili, so food from East Africa,” said Kirel Shaw, chef and co-owner of the company. “We spice up our meats with (spices) from East Africa, then it’s the traditional Latin American […]

Meet Tally, the robot who helps eliminat...

[ad_1] GAINES TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) – Product shortages have become a common problem during the COVID-19 crisis, but Meijer has a new tool to help eliminate empty shelves: Tally. The autonomous robot now roams the aisles of 10 Meijer stores, looking for missing, misplaced and mispriced products. As he walks through shelves, freezers and coolers, […]

Artists for the first time present their...

[ad_1] GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – After a three-year hiatus, novice artists finally have the chance to show their work on the ArtPrize stage. Barely starting his full-time artistic career, Jackson Wrede, 25, grew up with his first participation in the ArtPrize. Standing 9 feet tall and 7 feet wide, Wrede’s reflection room, “The son […]

A man accused of catching a girl in a st...

[ad_1] TOWNSHIP OF GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WOOD) – A man has been arrested after authorities said he caught a girl at a Walmart near Grand Haven. The incident happened around 2:40 p.m. Sunday at the Walmart located on US-31 near the Comstock Street intersection in Grand Haven Township. The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office said the […]

FBI investigates 2 bombs found near stor...

[ad_1] CHEBOYGAN, Mich. (AP) – The FBI is seeking information on two explosive devices found outside cell phone stores in northern Michigan. The bombs, which were defused, were found in suspicious packages left outside a Verizon store in Cheboygan and an AT&T store in Sault Ste. Married. Authorities in Cheboygan said emergency personnel were dispatched […]

West MI educators reflect and teach stud...

[ad_1] GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001, a day that changed America forever. In an effort to reflect on the day and never forget, schools in West Michigan are making sure their students know what happened. Many people remember exactly where they were and what they were […]

New club teaches children in disadvantag...

[ad_1] MIDDLEVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) – A new club based in Middleville is working to teach children in inner cities to sail. The aim is to make sport more accessible. The Jolly Madison Sailing Club is in its first year. The founders say they realized that not all children have access to the lakeside, but by […]

Huge Oregon fire spreads as wildfires bu...

BLY, Oregon (AP) – The largest wildfire in the United States set ablaze a drier forest landscape in Oregon on Sunday, one of dozens of major fires burning in the West as conditions in Extremely dangerous fires are looming in the coming days. The destructive Bootleg fire just north of the California border reached over […]

Coast Guard plans to close Holland stati...

PARK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) – The U.S. Coast Guard station at Holland State Park may be closed by next summer as the agency works to consolidate operations nationwide. The USCG did the announcement in June via the Federal Register. There are two stations in the Great Lakes region that are at risk of being closed: […]

Beach and boating forecast: July 1, 2021

[ad_1] MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) – After nearly a straight week of rain and cloud, the sun and heat will appear just in time for the holiday weekend. Thursday afternoon there were dangerous conditions over Lake Michigan. A small craft advisory and a beach hazard statement are in effect at the lake. If you’re hoping to […]