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Jon Bon Jovi’s Son Comes Under Fire In School Law Suit

Jon Bon Jovi is one of the more mild mannered rock stars. He rarely gets in trouble, has been married 25 years, and raised a family without issue. Until now.

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Wee Difference for June: Camp Blodgett

Chances are pretty good that either you or someone you knew attended Camp Blodgett, either as a camper or as a counselor.

In its 90-year history in West Michigan, Camp Blodgett has helped kids in the area grow academically in socially, not only through its summer camp and academy, but with programs that now run year round.

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Watch a Twinkie Eating Champion Scarf Down 120 Twinkies [Video]

Last year, in the walk up to the annual hot dog eating competition on Coney Island, I invited Matt Stonie on my show to chat about competitive eating. Little did I know he would become one of the most prolific Twinkie eaters of all time.

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Griffins Get Back On Track With OT Win [Video]

The Grand Rapids Griffins evened up their best-of-7 AHL Western Conference final with the Utica Comets with a 3-2 thriller at the Van Friday night.

But many people, including Griffs coach Jeff Blashill, didn't see the game winning goal. 

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5 Ties That’ll Make Your Neck the Best-Looking Neck in the Room

A well-dressed man is a man with a well-chosen neck tie.

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Kent County Animal Control Take Down A Stuffed Tiger [Photos]

Take a look at the tiger to the left. Does it look real? Would you call the authorities if you saw it?

That's what happened Thursday when Kent County Animal Control received a call about a tiger roaming about Grand Rapids' Southwest side. 

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Chess God Wins Three Matches Simultaneously — While Blindfolded

This guy is really good.

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It’s Coming to Grand Rapids August 15 & 16!

The Greatest Hits 98.7 WFGR staff has been bouncing off the walls with excitement over the craziness that is coming to Grand Rapids. Now, we are thrilled to invite you to come bounce with us at the Insane Inflatable 5K!

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‘Jaws’ Is Coming Back to Theaters For Its 40th Anniversary

On June 20, 1975 a movie about an angry fish opened in about 500 theaters around the country. It was called Jaws, it was directed a guy named Steven Spielberg, it was scary as hell, and it changed the world forever. Its unique release strategy (wide instead of limited), intense television marketing campaign, and record-breaking box office essentially created the summer movie season (and made Spielberg a household name). 40 years later, regardless of its impact, Jaws remains a masterpiece, and a much better and more interesting movie than the vast majority of so-called summer blockbusters that it birthed.

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Grand Rapids Football Club Opens Home Season Saturday [Video]

Grand Rapids newest sports franchise is the Grand Rapids Football Club (GRFC), and they'll be opening their home schedule at Houseman Field this Saturday night.

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Photo Courtesy of Sam Iannamico
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Griffins to Host Playoff Party at Rosa Parks Circle Thursday

The Grand Rapids Griffins, in partnership with Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., will host a rally at Rosa Parks Circle on Thursday from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. to pump up fans and welcome home the Griffins in their playoff quest to “Bring It Back”. 

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‘The End of the Tour’ Releases First Trailer [Video]

The End of the Tour was filmed in Grand Rapids in 2014.

The movie is set for limited release on July 31, but it has already generated Oscar buzz at Sundance Film Festival and other premieres.

Today's trailer is the first look at The End of the Tour for the general public.

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