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Phil Pinarski


Des Moines, IA, United States

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Recent articles by Phil:

How long do Thanksgiving leftovers last?

You may want to think twice before digging into your Thanksgiving leftovers. → Read More

National Dog Show features two of Michigan’s best

Of the nearly 2,000 dogs across 200 different breeds that entered the competition last weekend, 16 hail from Michigan, including at least two participants that you will see on the broadcast. → Read More

As cases surge, parents of kids with RSV ‘feel helpless’

Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is experiencing what some might call ‘an unprecedented surge’ of respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV. → Read More

What to expect in this year’s Kalamazoo Holiday Parade

The Kalamazoo Holiday Parade is back Saturday and there will be plenty to do in addition to watching the procession. → Read More

Condado Tacos hopes to benefit from past MI success

After opening 38 other locations across the country, including five others in Michigan, Condado Tacos has officially arrived in Kalamazoo. → Read More

Family sells more land to expand Wolters Woods Park in Laketown Township

Wolters Woods Park in Laketown Township is growing with the help of the namesake’s family. → Read More

He’s coming to town: Santa Parade returns to Grand Rapids

For the first time since 2019, the streets of downtown Grand Rapids will be packed as the Santa Parade returns next week. → Read More

58-mile trail connecting Southwest Michigan to Chicago could be done by 2026

What started as a passing comment from former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley back in the 90s, is close to finally becoming a reality. → Read More

LIVE: Preliminary hearing outlines murder case against ex-GRPD officer

The preliminary hearing for the Grand Rapids police officer who shot and killed Patrick Lyoya is scheduled to begin today. → Read More

Norton Shores man sentenced to 30 months for selling fake sports cards

A Norton Shores man was sentenced to 30 months in prison for selling fake sports cards over the past three decades. → Read More

1 dead, 5 injured in early morning crashes along I-59 near Springville

A series of accidents along I-59 South involving multiple commercial vehicles left one person dead and at least five others injured Wednesday morning. → Read More

Former Birmingham teacher, baseball coach sentenced to 54 months for sexting minor

A former teacher at G.W. Carver High School in Birmingham has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for sending sexually explicit messages and pictures to a minor. → Read More

Former Tuscaloosa probation officer charged again for allegedly coercing parolees into sex acts

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — A former Tuscaloosa probation officer has been charged with additional counts of sexual misconduct against the parolees he was assigned to. Jeremy Damon Hall, 31, is accused of coercing or convincing several individuals currently on probation or parole that he was supervising, according to the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit. Hall was […] → Read More

18-year-old killed in Blount County crash

According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the teen was not wearing their seatbelt at the time of the crash and was ejected from the vehicle. They were pronounced dead at the scene. → Read More

Why you may have heard gunshots near Cahaba Heights today

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Mountain Brook Police Department issued a noise advisory as officers would be conducting training in the area of Cahaba Heights Thursday morning. → Read More

Alabama prison visitations canceled this weekend as inmates continue to protest conditions

A statement from ADOC says that visitation access was canceled due to the “impact on staff resources” as inmates in most male prisons have refused to work this week. The release says that inmates have been informed of the news already. → Read More

Bessemer woman charged in deadly hit-and-run

BESSEMER, Ala. (WIAT) — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a woman in connection to a deadly hit-and-run in Bessemer last week. Tammy Albanese, 53, has been charged with reckless manslaughter as well as leaving the scene of an accident with injuries after she allegedly struck a man along Lock 17 Road on Sept. […] → Read More

Birmingham investing $1 million to help students’ financial literacy

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin announced that the city will be investing $1 million to help students in the Birmingham City Schools system become more financially literate. The program, dubbed the BHM Financial Freedom Project, will be launched in the second week of October at six BCS campuses and will eventually be […] → Read More

‘We dodged a bullet’: Trussville mayor asking for more communication after school threat not reported for 1 year

The press conference will begin at 10:30 a.m., and is set to address the “recent situation regarding public safety” at Trussville City Schools, according to the city. → Read More

Death penalty sought for suspect in deadly Vestavia Hills church shooting

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The state of Alabama is seeking the death penalty for the man charged with killing three people inside a Vestavia Hills church in June. In a court appearance Monday, Robert Findlay Smith pled not guilty to the charges of capital murder in the deaths of Jane Pounds, Walter Rainey and Sarah […] → Read More