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New Movie Releases: April 2016

With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hitting theaters this month and Captain America: Civil War arriving in May, April offers us a chance to catch our breath a bit between superhero movies and steel ourselves for the blockbuster onslaught of summer. Next month brings exciting films like The Jungle Book and Key & Peele’s Keanu, along with the totally bonkers Huntsman: Winter’s War and a few thrilling indies (Green Room, anyone?). There’s much more in store in our guide to April’s new movie releases.

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Byron Center Special Olympics Athlete Hits Buzzer Beater, Does Flip, Earns Pistons Respect [Video]

Last weekend's most impressive buzzer beater and celebration was in Grand Rapids.

17-year-old Special Olympics athlete Walter Alvesteffer hit a buzzer beater then did a flip to pump up the crowd.

Detroit Piston Andre Drummond and former Piston Rick Mahorn have both tweeted about the play and celebration.

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Guide to Easter Brunch in Grand Rapids

Easter offers a great opportunity to celebrate with family and friends. Easter in West Michigan also offers delicious brunches to keep you out of the kitchen and spending time with those you love.

View our list of delicious Easter brunches in Grand Rapids!

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Is Fajita Republic on the Beltline Closed For Good?

It was a favorite for Taco Tuesdays, happy hours, and Cinco de Mayo, but has it closed its doors for good?

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My Dad Lies

Sweet story of love and sacrifice. I know what you're thinking, how does love and sacrifice feed into a story called "my dad lies"? All I'll say is grab some Kleenex and watch this video.

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Ottawa County Girls’ Softball Coach Arrested for Alleged Criminal Sexual Conduct

44-year-old Thomas Barnes Galloway, a softball coach from Spring Lake, has been arrested for alleged sexual assault against a former player who was 13-years-old at the time.

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Water Main Break Causes Sinkhole, Shuts Down Fulton Street Downtown Grand Rapids

Drivers are asked to avoid Fulton St. at Mt. Vernon Ave. downtown Grand Rapids.

Crews are working to repair a large sinkhole near Grand Valley University's downtown campus, WZZM-13 reports. 

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Five Signs That Spring Is REALLY Here In Grand Rapids

Sure the calendar has clicked to March 21, indicating that the Spring Vernal Equinox has occurred and spring is officially here, but with snow in the forecast later this week, it looks as though spring will be a little late for us in West Michigan.

Here are five signs I look for in Grand Rapids to indicate that spring is REALLY here.

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Possible Sexual Assault Near Grand Valley Being Investigated

The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department was called early Sunday morning to Country Place Townhouses near Grand Valley State University's Allendale Campus with a report of a sexual assault.

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Happy St. Oberon’s Day!

Monday, March 21 is a special day in West Michigan. It's the day that the first kegs of Oberon will be rolled out for the season.

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‘Frozen 2’ Star Kristen Bell Says She’s Recording Her Lines This Month

Disney took for-ev-er to announce a sequel to their wildly successful animated film Frozen. Since the film’s release in 2013, the studio has released one animated short, and announced plans for another along with a Broadway musical adaptation. It wasn’t until late last year that Disney officially confirmed plans for Frozen 2, and while we still don’t know exactly when we’ll get to see it, Kristen Bell reveals that production is beginning very, very, very soon.

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Prince to Publish ‘Unconventional’ Memoir ‘Beautiful Ones’ in Fall 2017

Prince will shed some light on his music and mystique in his new memoir called 'Beautiful Ones.'

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