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Finalists In Griffins Jersey Contest Announced [Photos]

A couple of weeks ago, we told you of a contest to design a new jersey alternative for the Grand Rapids Griffins hockey team.

Local and national artists submitted their designs to the web site, Uni-Watch, which conducted a popular vote to whittle the contestants down to twelve finalists.

Here are the final twelve.

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Michigan State Police Issue Warning About New Phone Scam

Scammers have found a way to make it look like they're calling from the Flint Post of the Michigan State Police and are threatening arrest if they do not receive immediate payment.

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Two Sexual Assaults Reported Near GVSU Campus This Weekend

Anyone with information on either of these cases is asked to call the GVSU police department at 616-331-3255 or the Ottawa County Silent Observer at 877-887-4536.

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First Impressions: Hispanic Center of West Michigan – Hispanic Festival 2016

There's a heavenly aroma wafting from Calder Plaza. That my friend, is coming from the 2016 Hispanic Festival.

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First Impressions: 2016 Polish Heritage Society Polish Festival

Crazy to think that it's that time of year again. Time for the Polish Heritage Society's Polish Festival at Rosa Parks Circle in Downtown Grand Rapids. I grabbed my camera and ran over to check it out.

It's all about: pierogi, polka, polish sausage, and big party this weekend!

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Patti LaBelle Releasing More Pies at Walmart
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Patti LaBelle Bringing Five More Pattie’s Pies to Walmart

Patti LaBelle is delivering five more scrumptious desserts to Walmart.

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The Trailer for ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Is the Most Depressing Dog Reincarnation Movie You’ll See

Happy National Dog Day. Here’s a movie about a dog doomed to die and be reborn again and again so that he can… learn something about life? So that humans can be happy? Is there a shortage of dog souls to go around, so that by the time you pick up your new puppy from the shelter, mentally it’s probably already a grizzled old man looking down the barrel at the next twelve years of its life with exhaustion and regret?

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What’s Expiring From Netflix: September 2016

September is bringing a whole slew of new titles to Netflix Instant, but that also means a bunch are on their way out. You know you need to weep to ‘A Walk to Remember’ one more time, but you also better cross ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’ off your list before it’s gone for good. Just make sure you leave time for a double feature of ‘Zoolander’ and ‘Crocodile Dundee.’ Also what the heck is ‘My Babysitter’s a Vampire: The Movie?’ I don’t know, but I think you need to add it to your queue immediately before you miss this opportunity.

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Videos Show Tornado Striking Rieth Riley in Wyoming

More videos have emerged of one of the six tornadoes that hit West Michigan on August 20.

Rieth Riley, on Chicago Drive in Wyoming, has two surveillance videos which caught the tornado and the mess it left behind.

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New Netflix Instant Releases: September 2016

September is only a week away – can you believe it? – and with a new month comes a whole new batch of movies and shows to keep you stuck on your couch. Next month you can look forward to new Netflix Originals like the second season of ‘Narcos,’ ‘Chef’s Table: France’ (make sure you’re stocked with baguettes and brie), and the Amanda Knox documentary. Other highlights include ‘Zootopia,’ all four ‘Jaws’ movies, Season 1 of ‘Supergirl’, Season 6 of ‘The Walking Dead,’ and most exciting for Marvel fans, the series premiere of ‘Luke Cage.’ Cancel your plans, it’s going to be a good month to stay in.

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GRPD Warns Public About Fake Money Circulating in Grand Rapids

The GRPD say that it has had a few incidents where suspects are circulating what appears to be money that has the inscription, “For Motion Picture Use Only” printed on the front and the back of the bills.

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New Grub at the Griffins Games, and Golly it Sounds Good

The Grand Rapids Griffins and Van Andel Arena have revealed the new food you'll get to enjoy this season, including something called the Griffin wing! Maurice Cordova, Executive Chef of the Van Andel arena tells us the tasty news.

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