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Grand Rapids Area Teams Continue To Roll In The State Football Playoffs, Here’s This Weekend’s Schedule

The State High School Playoffs enter the quarterfinal stage this weekend, with the Grand Rapids area well represented with six teams still in the title picture.

If you add O-K Conference teams from Zeeland and Muskegon, and that number grows to ten.

Here's this weekend's schedule of the State High School Football Playoffs.

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Guiding Light Mission Needs Your Gently Used Winter Clothes

The Guiding Light Mission was our Wee Difference charity in July. Back then, things were pretty warm, now that the cold is setting in, they could use your help.

Are you looking for a good home for your gently used men's winter coat? The men that at the Guiding Light Mission can put it to good use.

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You’ll Never Feel the Same About Staying in a Hotel After Seeing This [Video]

Remember this the next time you check in at a hotel.

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Perfect Holiday Gift for Your Family: Your Undivided Attention

For many families and individuals across the U.S., the holidays will be spent with the ones they love.

However, a new study that looked at the impact of technology on Americans' lives suggests digital devices are impacting quality family time together.

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Soldier Makes Surprise Return Home to Meet Baby Daughter [Video]

Here's a story for Veterans Day that will give you all the feels.

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The Jojo Show: The LaughFest 2015 Lineup [Audio]

Joanne Roehm from LaughFest joined the Jojo Show Tuesday to talk about the some of the acts that will populate the Laughfest stages in March and how to get tickets. 

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Laughfest 2015 to Feature George Lopez, Wanda Sykes, Patton Oswalt – Will Celebrate #FiveYearsOfSmiles

Today, the nation’s first-ever community-wide festival of laughter, Gilda’s LaughFest, announced the first round of talent and shows for the festival’s fifth year which will be held March 5 to 15, 2015. The announcement included performers that are new to the festival, as well as some past favorites returning to take part in the festival’s fifth year.

The headliners announced Tuesday include: George Lopez, Patton Oswalt, Wanda Sykes and LaughFest veterans Bo Burnham, YouTube star and singer/songwriter comedian; Pete Holmes, who will be perform two shows and record a live podcast; and Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" Ticket packages for the festival will go on sale Friday, November 14.

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John Balyo Sentenced For Sexually Assaulting Young Boy

The former host of a Grand Rapids Christian radio show was sentenced Monday in Calhoun County Circuit Court for sexually assaulting a young boy.

John Balyo was sentenced to 25 to 50 years behind bars for first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Interstellar’ and ‘Big Hero 6′ Have a Showdown

The showdown between 'Interstellar' and 'Big Hero 6' has got to be one of the most interesting things to happen to the box office in 2014. After all, it would be tough to find two movies that are simultaneously so different and so alike. Both are pro-science adventures that are all about using your intelligence to save your friends and family. However, one is an animated, family friendly release from Disney and the other is a three-hour epic from the ever-serious Christopher Nolan. In other words, they represent opposite ends of the blockbuster spectrum.

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Grand Rapids’ TV Station Ran The Most Political Ads In The Country [Video]

I'm sure all of you are sick of the barrage of political ads leading up to the midterm elections last week. But if you seem extra fatigued by the constant negative campaign commercials, there's a reason. Grand Rapids' WZZM-13 ran the most ads of any station in the country in the last days of the election.

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McDonald’s Explains How McRib Is Made [Video[

What does the fox say? What are the details of Ryan Seacrest's deal with the devil? How is the McDonald's McRib made? There are just some questions that can never be answered. Until now.

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Matt Damon Confirms Return to ‘Bourne’ Franchise, New Film Arrives in 2016

As we reported back in September, Universal has been planning a new 'Bourne' film with Paul Greengrass returning to the director's chair and Matt Damon returning to the role of Jason Bourne. The thing is, we hadn't heard anything official from Damon himself ... until now. The actor finally broke his silence in a recent interview to confirm his return to the 'Bourne' franchise.

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