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Independence Day Weekend Fireworks and Activities in West Michigan – 2014

Independence Day weekend will bring many opportunities to celebrate and enjoy fireworks in West Michigan in 2014.

Take a look at our list and have a great Independence Day weekend!

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Quiet Riot Releases New Album ’10′

Quiet Riot's new album, '10,' is their first since the 2007 death of frontman Kevin DuBrow.

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Follow the Rules of the Water [Sponsored]

Summer is here! It officially arrived last Saturday, and this is truly the season when many love to relax and play out on the water.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, says to keep you and those around you safe on the water when boating.

In embracing summer and enjoying the great outdoors on the water and at the beach, here's another tip good for boaters and beach-goers to help you stay safe out there: Follow the rules of the water.

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New Movies This Week: ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ and ‘Met Summer Encore: La Rondine’ [Video]

Okay, so only one new movie this week, but it's a biggie: the fourth installment in the robot-alien-EXPLOSIONS!!! saga based on a 1980s cartoon.

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New 64-tap Tap House Coming to Beer City USA This Fall

The other day I drove past Malarky’s on the E. Beltline and saw a sign that read “Closed. New concept coming”.

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Have a Blast with Amway Family Fireworks on Fifth of July in Downtown Grand Rapids

The Amway Family Fireworks will light up the Grand Rapids skies on July 5 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids in celebration of Independence Day.

The 2014 event marks the fourth year of Amway’s title sponsorship of the annual fireworks display.

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The CW Fall 2014 Premieres: ‘Arrow,’ ‘Supernatural’ and ‘Flash’ Set October Debuts

Of all The CW's upcoming fall 2014 premieres, we're most excited to return to the world of 'Arrow,' check out how 'The Flash' fits into it all, and catch up with the wily Winchester brothers of 'Supernatural.' Wait no longer to find out when each series races out of the gate, now that The CW released their full schedule of fall 2014 premieres!

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Crews Responding To Fire On Alpine Avenue NW

 

UPDATE: (12 p.m.) The northbound lanes of Alpine Ave. have been reopened between 7 and 8 Mile Roads.

UPDATE: (11:40 a.m.) After an assessment by the HAZMAT team, fire crews were instructed to let the building burn due to danger from materials inside.

UPDATE: (11:10a.m.)HAZMAT crews are currently on the scene. And Alpine Ave. has been closed both north and southbound between 7 and 8 Mile Roads.

Fire crews are currently responding to a fire at a building on Alpine Avenue.

Crews were called to Fox Pools, located at 6411 Alpine Avenue, between 7 and 8 Mile Roads, just before 10 a.m. Alpine Ave. is being shut down near the scene of the blaze. 

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‘Rambo 5′ May Focus on Sylvester Stallone Fighting Mexican Cartels

Sylvester Stallone has had two great franchise characters, Rocky Balboa and John Rambo, and was able to resurrect both over the last decade successfully. But though Balboa's gloves are hung up (even if Stallone recently paid homage to that character), it looks like we're going to get a 'Rambo 5' that promises to be one of the most thoughtful of the series' sequels.

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CBS Fall 2014 Premieres: ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Replaces ‘How I Met Your Mother,’ ‘Elementary’ to October

Now that 'How I Met Your Mother' spinoff 'How I Met Your Dad' seems to have fallen through, the CBS lineup looks a little bereft of anything we might normally follow. And now with CBS' acquisition of Thursday Night Football, the full fall 2014 schedule looks a little jumbled with 'The Big Bang Theory' filling in for 'HIMYM' Mondays, while 'Elementary' and others move to October to accommodate football.

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‘Predator’ Getting Rebooted By ‘Iron Man 3′ Director Shane Black

Yep, Hollywood is planning a 'Predator' reboot. That shouldn't come as a surprise. What should come as a surprise is the man who has been hired to bring the project to life: Shane Black, the infamous screenwriter and director who already has a unique attachment to this franchise.

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Grand Rapids Makes National TV Again…Yawn.

Remember when no one outside of Kent County cared about Grand Rapids? When the only reason GR would be mentioned was when the fact that more Jello is eaten here per capita than any other American city. Those days are over. Really.

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