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MHSAA Announces Football Playoff Pairings

The pairings were announced Sunday for the 2014 Michigan High School Athletic Association football playoffs.

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Brady Hoke and Mark Dantonio meet before Michigan and Michigan State kicked off Saturday, Oct. 25. (Getty Images)
Brady Hoke and Mark Dantonio meet before Michigan and Michigan State kicked off Saturday, Oct. 25. (Getty Images)
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Brady Hoke Apologizes for U-M’s Stake Incident at Michigan State

The incident had drawn the ire and harsh criticism of Spartan players and coaches.

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Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor Could Lead DC’s ‘Suicide Squad’ Movie

Today in "superhero movie news that makes too much sense to not be true," it was revealed that David Ayer's upcoming 'Suicide Squad' movie will have an even more direct connection to 'Batman vs. Superman' and Warner Bros.' entire slate of DC superhero movies than previously thought. If the rumors are true, Jesse Eisenberg is currently in negotiations join the Suicide Squad of supervillains as Lex Luthor.

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Michigan State Runs Up Score After Wolverines Plant Stake In Spartan Stadium Turf

Hear what both sides had to say in several postgame videos.

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MSU safety RJ Williamson intercepts Michigan's Devin Gardner and returns it for a touchdown in the third quarter. (Getty Images)
MSU safety RJ Williamson intercepts Michigan's Devin Gardner and returns it for a touchdown in the third quarter. (Getty Images)
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Michigan State Routs Michigan 35-11

The Spartans forced three turnovers en route to beating their arch-rivals for the sixth time in eight seasons.

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Kent County Health Department Monitoring Traveler with ‘Very Low’ Ebola Risk

The Kent County Health Department announced it is monitoring a person who recently traveled from a country in West Africa, WOOD-TV8 reported.

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Halloween Trick-Or-Treating Times For West Michigan

Trying to figure out when trick-or-treating is happening in your area? We've found a comprehensive list that you can reference!

It seems that all communities here in West Michigan will be doing their trick-or-treating on Friday, Oct. 31 -- Halloween night. 

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New Movies This Week: ‘John Wick’ and ‘Ouija’ [Video]

The Halloween slate of scary movies continues this week, plus we see Keanu Reeves get back into hard-boiled action on the big screen once again.

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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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Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week: Hopkins Football’s Quincy Collings and Wyatt Stegeman

The Hopkins High School football team's halfback pair of Quincy Collings and Wyatt Stegeman share honors as this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

Hopkins has its regular-season finale at 7 p.m. tonight against Godwin Heights in Wyoming. Stegeman and Collings are two big reasons why the Vikings could claim the Ottawa-Kent (OK) Conference Silver Division title outright in addition to reaching the postseason for the ninth consecutive year.

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Now Open For Business: Garage Bar And Grill

After the former local legend bar Teazers closed this summer, a new eating and drinking establishment has risen from the ashes and opens for real Friday!

Welcome to the Garage Bar and Grill!

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Haunted Grand Rapids: Talking Ghosts With Wayne Thomas [Audio]

Even though I tend to be a bit of a skeptic, I do enjoy talking about ghosts and spirits, especially around Halloween.

Wayne Thomas of Taunting Whispers Paranormal Investigations came in to talk about buildings that are haunted around West Michigan.

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