Cyclist shot near park, start of GR restaurant week: Grand Rapids headlines Oct. 30-Nov. 11 4

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Tuesday’s fatal shooting of a teenager riding a bicycle along a wooded road near the Grand River stunned the community.

The young man, identified as 18-year-old Kane Coronado, was on a bicycle when he was shot, according to the Grand Rapids Police Department. Officers responded around 2:50 p.m. at the 2200 block of Indian Mounds Drive, across the Grand River from Millennium Park, and found the teenager injured.

Rescuers attempted rescue measures, but were unsuccessful. No suspect is in custody. MLive/The Grand Rapids Press has reached out to friends of Coronado to find out more about him. A vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday, November 4 at the Grand River Pedestrian Bridge and there will be a candlelit Memorial Walk.

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‘It’s insane for all of us,’ says friend of cyclist who was shot dead

Friends of 18-year-old Kane Coronado say they can’t figure out who would shoot him.

A member of a West Michigan cycling group, Coronado was riding his bike along a wooded road near the Grand River when he was shot and killed.

Restaurant Week Returns to Grand Rapids with Over 40 Specialty Menus and Gourmet Prizes

Restaurant Week GR, the nine-day culinary event, kicked off Friday, November 4 with over 40 participating restaurants. Specialty menus include at least two courses for $25 or less or more than two courses for $25 or more.

Experience Grand Rapids encourages the community to get out and explore local cuisine at the 13th annual event which ends November 12.

Everything was shaken up: The redistricting turned the safe races of the House and the Senate of the Grand Rapids area into heated battles

General elections take place on Tuesday 8 November. The redistricting changed the political landscape in the Grand Rapids area, with Democrats and Republicans in once-secure seats pitted against each other.

There are several competitive races for Michigan House and Senate seats. Millions have been poured into West Michigan’s most contested seat for the 30th Senate District. The frontrunners are Republican Sen. Mark Huizenga, R-Walker and State Rep. David LaGrand.

Rosa Parks Circle ice rink reopens at full capacity

We haven’t had our first snowfall yet, but city officials announced Thursday that the Rosa Parks Circle skating rink will reopen Nov. 25 at full capacity.

The rink, 135 Monroe Center St. NW, will be available for ice skating for a fee at 10 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. from Friday, November 25 through February 26.

DeVos family, business establishment investing a lot of money in Grand Rapids City Commission races

A wealthy and influential West Michigan family financially backs candidates for the Grand Rapids City Commission. More than half a dozen members of the DeVos family — including the late patriarch, Rich DeVos, who co-founded Amway — contributed to First Ward candidate Drew Robbins and an additional $8,400 to Third Ward candidate Reverend Kenneth Hoskins .

MLive reported that campaign finance documents paint a picture of the Grand Rapids-area business establishment uniting around efforts to unseat First Ward Commissioner Kurt Reppart and defeat Third Ward candidate Kelsey Perdue. .

‘America is in crisis,’ says Ted Cruz as he fights for Republican John Gibbs in Grand Rapids

Michigan’s 3rd congressional district race is being watched nationally. Republican John Gibbs will face Democrat Hillary Scholten on November 8. Trump-backed Gibbs defeated incumbent U.S. Representative Peter Meijer of R-Grand Rapids Township, who voted to impeach the former president.

On Wednesday, R-Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz came to Grand Rapids to host a rally for Gibbs at Noto’s Old World Italian Dining in Cascade Township. He urged the crowd to vote for Gibbs because “our county is on the line.”

Pete Buttigieg campaigns for Hillary Scholten, calling Republican John Gibbs an ‘extreme’ candidate

On Friday, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg kicked off the campaign trail in Grand Rapids, touting Scholten as a candidate with community roots who will bring a “common sense problem-solving style” to Congress.

Bears, tigers and other animals crush and chew pumpkins at the Grand Rapids Zoo

With Halloween over, some of Grand Rapids’ biggest and cutest residents had a chance to smash and munch on giant pumpkins at the John Ball Zoo on Friday.

The pumpkins were donated to the zoo by Frederik Meijer Gardens, which used the giant gourds as part of its fall ‘Chrysanthemums and More’ exhibit.

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