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Catch Wendy Reed while you work, Middays on Channel 95-7. Tune in to stay current with what’s happening in West Michigan, and for the best mix of hot hits in Grand Rapids. Wendy is equally likely to compliment your cute shoes, condemn you for wearing leggings as pants, or invite you out to drink beer and watch a baseball game. Wendy loves her dog (Harry Potter), New Kids On The Block, live blogging her life, and eating out (aka not having to cook). Her hobbies include Facebook, reading, and pinning crafts on Pinterest that she’ll never make. Stream online at mychannel957.com!
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West Michigan Teen Dies After Jumping Into Lake Michigan

A hospital spokesman says the West Ottawa High School student who jumped into Lake Michigan from the pier at Holland State Park has died.

Emergency crews were called to Holland State Park around 6:20 p.m. Wednesday night following the report of a person in the water.

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Vote Now to Help Name Grand Rapids Top Town In America – Round 2

Grand Rapids has made it to Round 2 in Outside Magazine's ongoing "Best Town In America" contest.

In round one, Grand Rapids beat out Omaha, Neb.

This round, Grand Rapids is pitted against La Crosse, Wis. I've never been to La Crosse, but I can already tell you that Grand Rapids is better.

Want to help Grand Rapids move on to the next round? 

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BREAKING: Dorr Elementary School Evacuated

UPDATE (2:00 p.m.): Roughly 600 kids were evacuated from Dorr Elementary School and can be picked up a few blocks from the school at fire station. Police are still investigating the suspicious package at this time.

UPDATE (1:25 p.m.): Authorities are saying that the school has been evacuated as a precaution after a suspicious package was left outside of the building. Traffic is currently being detoured away from the area.

According to our friends at WZZM-13, Students at Dorr Elementary School have evacuated the building and are at the fire barn nearby. The evacuation occurred around 12:45 p.m. on Monday.

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Vote Now To Help Name Grand Rapids Top Town In America

Despite the this winter's crippling Polar Vortex and the fact that this cold weather seems like it will never leave, Grand Rapids is a beautiful place to live or visit. Outside Magazine seems to agree with that as they've named Grand Rapids one of the “64 Best Towns in America”. Each of the towns on this list are competing in a bracket-style competition to be named the overall best town in the country.

That's where you and your vote come in - you can vote once in each round of the competition to support your favorite town.

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Two People Dead After Lansing, East Lansing Shootings

Update (5 p.m.): A suspect tied to the shootings has been arrested, according to East Lansing police.

They were taken into custody by police at an East Lansing residence in the 1800 block of Coolidge Road.

The suspect is believed to be involved in both shootings, and the secure-in-place order has been lifted.

The East Lansing and Lansing police departments worked together to apprehend the suspect, with support from area agencies.

(2:53 p.m.) According to our sister station 97.5 NOW FM in Lansing, a man walked into a Lansing pharmacy then shot and killed an employee Monday morning.

The shooting happened about 11 a.m. at a Rite Aid, located on Saginaw Street in Lansing. The victim of that shooting died at the scene.

A second shooting occurred just 15 minutes later about a mile away in East Lansing. Several schools in the area were placed on lockdown. About 2:40 p.m. Monday, police told FOX-17 that the victim of that second shooting has also died.

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Davenport University Grad Attempts Back Flip at Commencement [Video]

"Attempts" is the key word in that headline.

On Sunday afternoon at Van Andel Arena, Davenport University held its commencement ceremony for this semester.

It went like any regular graduation for the most part - people spoke, talked about the future, and people wore caps and gowns.

It wasn't until they started handing out diplomas that something extraordinary happened. A graduate attempted a back flip. It didn't end well.

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Grand Rapids Griffins Player Jordin Tootoo Makes Young Fan’s Day [Video]

The ecstatic laughter or a young boy and the generosity of a Grand Rapids Griffins player are making thousands of people around the country smile.

A video posted on the Griffins’ official YouTube account on Wednesday, shows Griffins player Jordin Tootoo handing his hockey stick to a young fan who was so excited he couldn't contain his sheer joy. What follows is pretty much the greatest reaction ever, and it has quickly gained thousands of views. 

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BREAKING NEWS: Robbers Hit Plainfield Avenue NE Jewelry Store in Grand Rapids

UPDATE (2:30 p.m.): Police have advised area hospitals to be on the lookout for a gunshot victim showing up in their emergency rooms. There is an increased police presence in the northeastern part of Kent County, including but not limited to Plainfield Avenue, the East Beltline, and Int. 96.

UPDATE (2:15 p.m.): Officers on the scene have said that two Medawar employees fired shots at the suspects and that one of them may have been hit.

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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Michigan’s Affirmative Action Ban

The United States Supreme Court has upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action.

The justices, in a 6-2 decision issued today, struck down a lower-court ruling that had ruled the ban was unconstitutional.

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Jeff Musial – The Animal Guy Coming to East Grand Rapids in November

Good news animal lovers, Jeff Musial - The Animal Guy is coming to East Grand Rapids on Nov. 23.

You might know him from his many appearances on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," "The Today Show," "iCarly" and "VH1 Big Morning Buzz," among others. Now, he's bringing his educational education to West Michigan!

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