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WB I-96 Shut Down at 196 Due to a Serious Crash

Westbound I-96 is closed at the I-196 split due to a serious crash that occurred near the Leonard St. exit just before 2 p.m. on Friday.

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Here’s Why There Are Suddenly Mini-Trailers Before the Movie Trailers on YouTube

If you watch a lot of trailers on YouTube, you’ve probably noticed a trend that’s suddenly become very prevalent: You click to play a trailer, but before the actual clip begins, you get a five-second flash of the thing you’re about to watch, complete with its own title card. Then the MPAA warning shows up and the full trailer plays. You can see an example above, in the teaser for Ron Howard’s Inferno.

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Michigan’s Most Misspelled Word Is…?

Google took the time to put together a list of the most commonly misspelled words in every state. And Michigan's word seems a little strange to us.

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‘Dog Friendly’ Patios Around Grand Rapids

Summer’s here and we want to spend as much time as we can with our friends and family… including the furry family members! We totally understand...

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Michigan Playground Serves at Set for Action Movie Kid’s ‘Get in the Boat’ Video

A common playground in Michigan became the filming location for a video that's been watched hundreds of thousands of times.

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Grand Rapids Home for Veterans Under Investigation

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is encouraging people who have resided in the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans or who may have witnessed patient mistreatment, to come forward with information that could help the ongoing investigation into the treatment of patients in the facility.

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Behind the Scenes of Phantom of the Opera at Devos

It's probably the hottest ticket in town right now, Phantom of the Opera is showing at Devos and here's a behind the scenes view.

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Detroit Tigers Fan Restores Broken Box

Some thieves broke into 90 year old Ina's home and broke a box that she received as a gift from her father in 1937. This video returns the sentimental box back to it's former glory.

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Why Detroit-Area Summer Gas is More Efficient Than Gas in Grand Rapids

If a summer road trip takes you to the Detroit area, you may want to consider filling up the gas tank before driving back to West Michigan.

Learn why Detroit-area summer gas is the most efficient in Michigan.

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Michigan’s Changing Climate: Shorter Winters, Wetter Summers

Any Michigan resident will tell you that the weather here is more than a little messed up. Now we have proof.

Scientists studying data from 1951 to 2010 have found that Michigan's climate is changing. Is getting better or worse? That may depend on how much you love winter.

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Cascade Bear Shows Up For Live TV Appearance

The bear roaming the woods in Cascade Township is apparently quite curious about the media attention his presence has caused.

During a live report on FOX 17 last night, the bear made an unscheduled appearance. Unfortunately, he didn't consent to an interview.

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Netflix to Officially Begin Streaming New Disney Films in September

Way back in 2012 (or at least it feels way back), Netflix and Disney struck a deal for all of Disney’s movies — including Marvel, Pixar and Lucasfilm — to stream exclusively on Netflix Instant. According to the terms of their agreement, the deal wouldn’t kick in until 2016, which just so happens to be the year in which we are currently living. As announced today, Netflix will officially begin streaming Disney films in September, but that doesn’t mean the studio’s entire library will magically appear in your Instant browser.

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