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‘Fast & Furious 8’ Will Be Set in New York, Says Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel, he of the bulging biceps, shiny scalp and low vocal register, has been making the press rounds for Furious 7 over the past few weeks. Considering just how crazy his new movie is, he sure has a lot to talk about. But even the unlimited number of potential conversation topics to mined from the insanity of the seventh film in the Fast and Furious saga couldn’t stop him from teasing the eighth film in the franchise, which may be set in New York City.

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‘The Americans’ Season 4: FX Renews The Cold War Through 2016

History may record the Cold War as having formally ended, but FX thankfully isn’t letting theirs die just yet. Critical beacon The Americans will officially return for Season 4 in 2016, keeping Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys in the Russian spy game at least one more year.

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Open Up and Say Ahhh …

Contrary to some parents' popular belief, their children were not born with a fear of the dentist; rather, the apple may not fall far from the tree.

A new nationwide survey, out today from Delta Dental Plans Association, finds that children may be picking up on their parents' fear of visiting the dentist.

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Win a Vacation From Dolphin Vacations!

Channel 95.7 and Dolphin Vacations have teamed up to give you the vacation of a lifetime!

We want to send you on a seven-night Caribbean Cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line!

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Win A Vacation – Official Rules

Official Rules for Townsquare Media's "Win a Vacation" giveaway.

1. No Purchase Required to Enter or Win

2. Eligibility: Townsquare Media LLC Giveaways (the "Giveaways") are open only to individuals who are legal residents of the 48 contiguous states who are 13 years of age or older (18 or older if a resident of Maine)

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City of Grand Rapids’ Yard Waste Drop-Off Center Now Open

Spring is here, believe it or not, and with the warmer temperatures expected this week, the City of Grand Rapids' yard waste drop-off site has opened a week earlier than scheduled.

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Michigan State Fan Offering Kiss, Boob Flash for Tickets to NCAA Final Four

Michigan State University's men's basketball team’s NCAA Final Four run has Spartans fans across the nation searching everywhere for tickets.

One young Spartans fan is totally willing to trade her dignity for seats at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis to watch Michigan State play.

Her Craigslist Indianapolis post offers a kiss and a boob flash in exchange for tickets.

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Godwin Heights Boys’ Basketball Wins Class B State Title

On Saturday, Godwin Heights boys' basketball team won the Class B state championshi on Saturday, beating Detroit Henry Ford 85-68 in East Lansing.

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Lake Michigan Ice Floe Is Beautiful, Terrifying at Same Time [Video]

The big lake continues its annual melt as we move toward April, and this video of Lake Michigan ice floes pushing through Green Bay, Wis., on Sunday is a wonderful look at the power of nature.

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Do You Understand What Proposal 1 Is About? [Video]

We've all seen the TV commercials about the upcoming May 5 vote on Proposal 1.

Those ads certainly lead you to believe the proposal would increase the sales tax one percent and that money would be used on roads, right?

Well, kind of.

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Weekend Box Office Report: The Box Office Goes ‘Home’

In one of the strongest box office weekends of 2015 so far, both Home and Get Hard opened strong while Insurgent and Cinderella continued to perform well. This was the rare weekend that literally offered something for everyone, with R-rated comedies and animated family fare exceeding expectations.

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Family Identifies Body Found in Grand River Saturday Evening

UPDATE (6:16 p.m.): Police have confirmed the identity as Timothy Groenhout, who was last seen Jan. 24 in downtown Grand Rapids.

At this time, it is unclear how Groenhout ended in the Grand River. The cause of his death appears to be drowning, although toxicology results are pending. Foul play is not suspected.

ORIGINAL STORY: Grand Rapids police said a body was found Saturday night in the Grand River near the Kent Trail.

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