Category Archives: 13 On Your Side

Grand Rapids hosting fireworks downtown this weekend

Downtown Grand Rapids will be hosting a Fourth of July celebration Saturday night. 13 On Your Side’s report mentions the city will be doing fireworks, along with live entertainment and food trucks. The celebration starts at Ah-Nab-Awen Park at 6 p.m. READ FULL STORY:

The BOB is reopening this fall

On the corner of Fulton and Monroe, the BOB has sat quiet and empty for some time now. A report from 13 On Your Side says The Big Old Building will be reopening in September. It also notes the comedy club, Dr. Grins, will be returning with live entertainment. READ FULL STORY HERE: MORE…MORE

Michigan DNR announces ‘Three Free’ weekend

Just in time for summer. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced what they’re calling a ‘Three Free’ weekend. WZZM 13 reports that Michigan residents can take advantage of free services including free fishing, off-roading, state park entry and boating launch access. No fishing license will be needed that weekend. People won’t be required to…MORE

New record set for high gas prices across Michigan

13 On Your Side is reporting that gas prices in the state of Michigan have hit a new record high. The report says that people in the state can now expect an average price of $4.38 per gallon of regular unleaded. This is an increase of five cents from last week and 48 cents more…MORE

Recreational marijuana sales in Michigan see major spike in growth

Wednesday was the big holiday for those who consume cannabis products. While dispensaries probably brought in a ton of revenue on 4/20, the state of Michigan is the biggest winner since legalization of recreational marijuana. According to a report from 13 On Your Side, recreational cannabis sales in Michigan were more than $1.3 Billion in…MORE

Grand Rapids has a new police chief

The Grand Rapids Police department swore in their new chief earlier this week. Eric Winstrom, originally a commander for the Chicago Police Department, began a new chapter Monday. WZZM 13 reports that Winstrom brings over 20 years of law enforcement experience to GRPD. He’s ready to see what the department can improve upon: “I’m excited…MORE

Blue Bridge in Grand Rapids will be lit in support of Ukraine next week

WZZM 13 reports that the Blue Bridge in Grand Rapids is going to be lit in support of Ukraine. Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss posted on social media that the city will light the bridge on March 7 and will last five days. From politics to sports, many parts of the world are showing support…MORE

First responders give drive-by salute to isolated GR veterans

Over 30 vehicles full of first responders participated in a drive-by salute for the people at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans on Wednesday. Parade of law enforcement and first responders file past the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans on a soggy Wednesday morning to show support amid the coronaviris pandemic. @wzzm13 — John Hogan…MORE