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This Mexican Rice is very good

This Mexican Rice is very good

I found this recipe on the Food Network/Pioneer Woman a couple weeks ago, it sounded good and so I made it. I really thought it was very tasty. I did not have cayenne pepper but used red pepper flakes instead and it still turned out just great. I did find I used a little more chicken broth than the recipe called for. I will certainly make it again.

MEXICAN RICE       Serves 12 


Semi bursts into flames along U.S. 131 in G.R.

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Black smoke and intense flames slowed traffic northbound U.S. 131 Wednesday morning after a semi truck caught fire along a service drive.

The truck burst into flames on Scribner Avenue NW near Leonard Street.

The fire was visible to passing motorists and in nearby office buildings.

Grand Rapids firefighters extinguished the blaze within minutes and no one was hurt.

Man who struck boy on sled gets jail, probation

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- The man charged in a hit-and-run accident near Richmond Park in late January had been drinking before his car collided with a wayward sled, seriously injuring a four-year-old boy.

Kevin Daniel Witte may not have known he struck a boy, but the fact he was driving home from a bar and didn't stop requires "some sort of public punitive response,'' Kent County Circuit Court Judge Donald A. Johnston explained in court today.

"Your case is a difficult one from a number of perspectives,'' Johnston said. "On the plus side you have no record and you appear to be a pretty solid young man with a lot of good prospects for the future. On the negative side, you had been drinking and driving.''

Remodeled Corner Store Provides Creston Community with Convenient Amenities

Remodeled Corner Store Provides Creston Community with Convenient Amenities

Residents of Downtown Grand Rapids and the Creston neighborhood have a new, upgraded market located in the heart of their community with the re-opening of the new Creston Market. Located at 1403 Plainfield Ave NE, the market reopened this month after undergoing extensive remodeling to provide updated amenities, expand product selection and incorporate a variety of specialty items.

Clinica Santa Maria celebrates expectant mothers



Oakdale Park CRC Celebrates 125 Years this Weekend

Oakdale Park CRC Celebrates 125 Years this Weekend

Leaders and parishioners from Oakdale Park Christian Reformed Church, a culturally-diverse place of worship in Grand Rapids, will celebrate the 125th Anniversary of their church with a service led by Senior Pastor Emmett Harrison. The Church service is Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 10:30am followed by a celebration dinner at 12:30pm.

This celebration dinner is open to all people and is free to attend. It will be catered by the LINC Up Soul Food Café and held at the church, located at 961 Temple SE in Grand Rapids, MI 49507. Oakdale’s commitment to diversity and inclusion has helped the congregation grow its’ ministries, community outreach and service programs. The church also helps other outside organizations by providing use of its facilities.

Oakdale Park CRC was founded in 1890 and has more than 400 parishioners and currently is led by Senior Pastor Emmett Harrison.

Blues on the Mall moves to Delta Plex

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - WLAV is making some big changes to Blues on the Mall...including losing the mall.

The 97LAV Summertime Blue Series is moving after 23 years on the Monroe Mall and Rosa Parks Circle to the Delta Plex parking lot on Turner NW. This year the series begins on June 17th and runs for seven dates until August 12.

WLAV says the move has three big reasons:

Free parking for cars & motorcycles
- Since the construction of the Grand Rapids Art Museum, parking has been a challenge. There will be a special designated parking area for motorcycles at the Delta Plex.

- will be available during the concerts.

Bad weather option
- The shows will never be canceled due to bad weather anymore. If rainy or stormy weather is forecasted, the concerts can move inside.