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Caledonia Boy Granted Make-A-Wish Trip Leaves Today for Hawaii

Stories like this always hit me hard. I mean, when adults are fighting cancer it's tough enough to imagine what they're facing. However, when it's a kid, whew.

Today, one of those brave kids is getting his wish via the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan.

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President Carter To Visit Grand Rapids for GRCC Diversity Lecture

The 39th President of the United States will be making his way to Grand Rapids for a lecture and book signing.

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Have You Seen This Airstream? [Video]

The WFGR studios are located right downtown next to Rosa Parks Circle and for the last couple weeks I’ve noticed this Airstream trailer parked right by the Grand Rapids Art Museum.

I thought it was just another

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East Grand Rapids High School Evacuated Due To Suspicious Package

A suspicious package has closed an East Grand Rapids school building for the day.

Police and fire crews are currently at East Grand Rapids High School where building is closed, athletic practices for the day have been canceled or moved to other locations, and the pool is also closed.

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New Movies This Week: ‘The Expendables 3,’ ‘The Giver’ and ‘Let’s Be Cops’ [Video]

The third go-around for the aging-mercenary superteam, plus the latest young-adult novel trying to become a blockbuster and a light comedy you and your buddy probably thought of back in college.

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MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour Stops In Grand Rapids This Weekend

When we think of Millennium Park, we think of fun with the family and maybe some time spent on the splash pad.

But this weekend, the waters at Millennium Park, 1415 Maynard Ave. SW in Walker, will be filled with some of the best wakeboarders in the world!

The MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour will be stopping in Grand Rapids on its fourth stop Friday and Saturday. 

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Today Is National Relaxation Day! So Relax!

Not only should you relax anyway, but when the mayor of Grand Rapids tells you to relax, you'd better listen!

It's National Relaxation Day! Here's a day I can get on board with!

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‘Power Rangers’ Reboot Gets 2016 Release Date

Well, we don't know about you guys, but we've resigned ourselves to our new nostalgia machine overlords. Their latest decree: the film reboot of the long-running 'Power Rangers' TV series will officially hit theaters in 2016. That gives you plenty of time to figure out an excuse for where you need to be that day -- whether that's an excuse so you can go see the movie or an excuse to avoid it is up to you. The power is yours. Wait. That was 'Captain Planet.'

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Tonight is Tom Petty Night at Fifth Third Ballpark

Tonight, the West Michigan Whitecaps celebrate Tom Petty Night at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park!

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Mickey Rourke Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Casually Calls Out Derek Jeter

Looks like Mickey Rourke is down with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, because Seth Meyers did not skimp on the ice, the water, or the "bucket" on last night's 'Late Night.' Rourke appeared on the show to chat about next week's 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,' but things soon turned to more pressing

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‘Bad Boys 3′ Confirmed by Martin Lawrence on ‘Conan’

Rumors of 'Bad Boys 3' have swirled for years -- the last we heard, it was looking for a writer, though there was no word if stars Martin Lawrence and Will Smith, and director Michael Bay would come back for another outing -- but it finally looks like things might be moving in the right direction. At least, if you think that Lawrence returning for more action is the right direction. (Hint: it is).

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Kalamazoo Police Closing Investigation Into Teleka Patrick’s Death

 

Police plan to plan to close the investigation into the death of Michigan doctor Teleka Patrick whose body was found in an Indiana lake.

Indiana State Police Detective Sgt. Rick Strong told the Kalamazoo Gazette that toxicology tests for Teleka Patrick turned up "nothing out of the ordinary." Investigators in Indiana had been waiting for the results of the tests since April. 

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