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Michigan State Student from Middleville Dies After Off-Campus Apartment Shooting

One of two victims transported to Sparrow Hospital after a Friday evening shooting in the Cedar Village Apartments complex near Michigan State University has died, the East Lansing Police Department said.

Dominique James "DJ" Nolff, a 20-year-old Michigan State University student from Middleville, was pronounced dead at 9:23 a.m. this morning resulting from multiple gunshot wounds, according to police and Sparrow Hospital officials.

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Queen Latifah Performing ‘America the Beautiful’ at Super Bowl XLVIII [Video]

Queen Latifah is going to the Super Bowl.

She has been selected to perform "America the Beautiful" before the start of Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

The singer, actress and daytime talk show host, who hails from New Jersey, previously sang "America the Beautiful" at the 2010 Super Bowl.

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Detroit Tigers Ace Max Scherzer Headlines Whitecaps Winter Baseball Banquet

American League Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer headlines the first West Michigan Whitecaps event after the Fifth Third Ballpark blaze last Friday and the polar vortex.

The Detroit Tigers ace is part of the 20-member Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan for the 20th annual Whitecaps Winter Baseball Banquet, which is Jan. 23 at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.

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Weather Alert: It’s Still Winter [Video]

The arctic blast gripping Grand Rapids and West Michigan is expected to loosen today, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office and WZZM-TV, Channel 13.

The temperature reached a high of 8 degrees and a low a minus-1 degree Tuesday, with wind chills as low a 20 degrees-plus below zero at Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids.

In Holland at West Michigan Regional Airport, it reached a high of 11 degrees late Tuesday with a low a minus-1 degree early Tuesday and wind chills of minus-23 degrees.

Snow and windy conditions created near-blizzard conditions and sub-zero temperatures with sub-zero wind over the past three days. However, the high today is expected to reach 18 degrees.

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Greater Grand Rapids: Stuck in Polar Mode [Video]

Good morning. Welcome to the artic. You've been officially temporarily moved to a polar region.

Michigan and the Midwest are stuck in a polar vortex, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office. Typically, such an arctic blast -- or wintry hurricane -- only hits northeastern Canada a la Ontario, Quebec and regions further north.

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Arctic Grip: Snow, Winds and Cold Combine for Sub-Zero Climes, Dangerous Conditions [Video]

The arctic blast is going to continue its grip on Grand Rapids and West Michigan through Wednesday, the National Weather Service’s Grand Rapids office said Monday afternoon.

Snow and windy conditions are creating near-blizzard conditions and sub-zero temperatures with wind chills in the minus-20 degree range with a winter storm advisory across greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan. Highs are only expected to reach the single digits up to 10 degrees.

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Griffins History: Grand Rapids Drops 4-3 Shootout to Toronto Marlies in Detroit [Video]

The Grand Rapids Griffins' first outdoor game in a history dating to 1996 was a memorable one.

The Griffins dropped a 4-3 shootout decision to the Toronto Marlies before 20,337 fans at Comerica Park in Detroit on Monday night

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Grand Rapids Griffins Part of Hockey History with Outdoor Game in Detroit [Video]

The Grand Rapids Griffins are playing a part in American Hockey League and National Hockey League history this week.

The Griffins' first-ever outdoor game is against the Toronto Marlies at Comerica Park in Detroit on Monday, Dec. 30. The game will mark the fifth o

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Power Restoration Continues in Greater Grand Rapids, West Michigan [Video]

Despite some extra efforts, Christmas is a powerless holiday for many in greater Grand Rapids and across West Michigan because of snow, cold and the lingering effects of a weekend ice storm, officials said Tuesday.

More than 152,000 electricity customers of Consumers Energy were without power headed into Tuesday evening.

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Powerless Christmas for 37,000-plus in Grand Rapids and West Michigan

It’s going to be a powerless Christmas for many households in Grand Rapids and elsewhere across West Michigan because of a weekend ice storm and a continued wintry mix including snow, officials said Monday night.

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