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Kentwood Halloween Display Rivals ArtPrize [Photo Gallery]

What do you get when several of the Batman villains run into Scooby Doo and the gang?

A must see Halloween display in Kentwood that incorporates some great original art work.

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Halloween By The Numbers

Halloween, which dates back to Celtic rituals thousands of years ago, has long been associated with images of witches, ghosts and vampires.

Today, Halloween is more of a pop culture event, with more children likely to be dressing up as their favorite super hero or cartoon character than a ghost.

But how many people consider their neighborhood safe for trick or treating, and how many potential trick-or-treaters will on the streets this Friday night? I have the numbers. And they will frighten you (if you're adverse to accounting practices).

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Rockford Public Schools Lockdown Lifted Following Bomb Threat

All campuses in the Rockford Public School District were placed on lockdown Friday morning after a bomb threat.

The lockdown started around 10:30 a.m. after the superintendent’s office received a bomb threat against the district in general.

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Kid Wants to be Vending Machine For Halloween; Dad Makes It So

There's a world of great Halloween costume ideas out there, but when an enterprising young dad took on his boy's challenge to make him a vending machine costume, it's clear we have an early leader in the best Halloween costume contest.

And besides, after Halloween is over, the kid can stand in our break room and make tons of coin feeding me Pop Tarts.

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Cutest Hide and Seek Video Ever! [Video]

I very rarely put these videos of cute kids up like this one. Maybe I'm getting soft in my old age.

I did watch "American Reunion" last night. That could have had something to do with my sentimental mood

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High School Student Fights Back Against Bullying with Positivity, Gets In Trouble (Video)

Caitlin Prater-Haacke, a high school student in Airdrie, Alberta, was bullied a few weeks ago on Facebook.

Someone posted on her page telling her to die. Pretty brutal.

But instead of responding in a negative way, Caitlin did just the opposite.

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Sexting Growing More Popular, But Doesn’t Lead to Riskier Behavior in Teens

More teens are sexting—that is, passing around explicit photos and texts on their phones—but that doesn't mean they're engaging in other, riskier activities too.

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Wee Difference: Safe Haven Ministries’ Tara Aday Talks About National Domestic Violence Awareness Month [Audio]

Safe Haven Ministries is our Wee Difference charity for October, and Tara Aday talked to the Jojo Show about their mission and how you can help out. 

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Michigan Police Officer Gives Young Mother a Car Seat Instead of a Ticket

A public safety officer from Emmett Township near Battle Creek went above and beyond the call of duty on Saturday.

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Get Active: Any Woman Can Cut Her Risk of Breast Cancer by Exercising

Apparently it’s quite simple: Exercise reduces a woman’s risk of breast cancer.

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: 7 Best Ways to Donate Now

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here's a list of seven of the best charities most deserving of your support.

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Wee Difference for October: Safe Haven Ministries

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

With that in mind, 98.7 WFGR has named Safe Haven Ministries, of Grand Rapids, as its Wee Difference charity for the month of October.

Since 1990, Safe Haven has been helping women and children find freedom from domestic violence.

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