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Detroit Tigers Win Fourth Straight AL Central Title, To Face Orioles In Playoffs

David Price tossed seven innings of shutout ball and the bullpen, led by Joba Chamberlain, finished the job as the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 3-0 to clinch the American League Central Division championship for the fourth straight year on Sunday.

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"Einstein" by Michael Feehan (photo: Jojo Girard/Townsquare Media)
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The Artists of ArtPrize: Passion, Faith And Innovation

I had heard many things about the annual ArtPrize competition. It was described to me as "crazy", "crowded" and "fun". But none of those terms came close to what I encountered in my first stroll into ArtPrize venues Friday night.

What I discovered was a massive art exhibit that gave the art fanatic an added twist, the chance to meet the artist and talk with them about their inspirations, their techniques and their lives. I found out that not only do artists love to talk, they are extremely passionate about their projects, and that made me view their art in a different light.

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‘SNL’ Creates a Very Special Episode of Your Favorite ’90s Sitcom

As is often the case, the weirdest sketch from last night's 'SNL' season premiere was easily the funniest in the entire show. The latest in Beck Bennett and Kyle Mooney's series of truly strange sketches and shorts, the scene is an exacting parody of lousy '90s television that sidesteps all obvious jokes in favor of making fun of a very specific kind of TV show.

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Flights Canceled in Grand Rapids and Chicago After Radar Facility Fire

 

WZZM-13 reports that multiple flights in and out of Gerald R. Ford International Airport have been canceled due to the fire at a Chicago airport related facility.

In addition, flights have been grounded at Chicago's busy O'Hare and Midway airports.

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ArtPrize 2014: Skateboarding with Ghosts and Shadows in the Basement [Video]

The art of skateboarding is on display at ArtPrize and you just might do a double take the first time you see it.

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Kent County Pet Adopt-a-thon Is This Saturday [Audio]

Looking for an adorable cat or dog to share your life and home with? This weekend, the Kent County Animal Shelter has over 50 pets to choose from at their Autumn Adopt-a-thon, and their staff will help you expedite the process.

Lisa and Carly give us the what's up on this great event.

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Leaked ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Photo Reveals the New Chrome Trooper

We've seen tons of leaked photos of 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' from Adam Driver in an unexpected uniform to new filming locations to the Millennium Falcon, but there's still plenty more over which to geek out. For example, a new image has been revealed that showcases a new breed of Stormtrooper, called a Chrome Trooper.

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Body Found at Riverside Park in Grand Rapids

 

UPDATE 2:20 PM: According to WZZM-13, Police say the body found on the west side of the Grand River, north of Ann Street and near northbound U.S. 131. is that of a 58 year-old -homeless man.

Neighbors tell WZZM that the park used to be known as Ann Street Park. They also reported recently seeing homeless people camping at the park and called police about the issue.

12:57 PM: WZZM-13 is reporting that police are headed to the scene of a body found in Riverside Park in Grand Rapids.

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Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Rocking On for ‘Ride Out,’ with Dec. 9 Concert at Van Andel Arena

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band announced this morning they will hit the road in support of Seger’s first new studio album in eight years, "Ride Out," with a tour supporting it opening in mid-November in Michigan with a Dec. 9 date at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids.

Also appearing in Grand Rapids with Seger & The Silver Bullet Band is The J. Geils Band.

"Ride Out," Seger's first studio album in eight years, is being released Oct. 14.

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Travel Around ArtPrize, Grand Rapids for Only $5 on The Rapid!

ArtPrize starts today!

And what's the cheapest and most efficient way besides walking or bicycling or maybe a Segway to get around the World's Largest Art Competition AND Grand Rapids during the event?

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Wurst Festival Ever: Are Your Ready to be Scared This Weekend? [Audio]

Jeff Lenhart from the Witches of New Salem Haunted Attraction came on to the Jojo Show this morning to talk about this weekend's Wurst Festival Ever, which features live music, beer and plenty of bratwurst.

It also means the Haunted Corn Maze, Haunted Woods and new Zombie Attack feature will be open.

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ArtPrize 2014: 20 Sweet Venues to Explore Over 19 Days

ArtPrize is a radically open, independently organized international art competition and exhibition that runs today through Oct. 12 in Grand Rapids.

Here are 20 sweet venues to check out during ArtPrize, and these are just the tip of the artistic iceberg for the public art extravaganza.

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