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Read Ryan Reynolds’ Moving Tribute to Teen ‘Deadpool’ Fan Who Lost Cancer Battle

It’s a touching, familiar scenario: a young person coping with a grave illness has their wish granted and gets to meet the actors who play their favorite comic book heroes on the big screen. Sometimes, they get to see a new movie before anyone else, and while our hearts are warmed by the photos and stories about it, we tend to forget why they were treated to a special private screening of The Force Awakens or, in this case, Deadpool. Ryan Reynolds has written an incredibly moving tribute to the memory of his friend, 13-year-old Connor McGrath, a Deadpool fan who has sadly lost his battle with cancer.

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Grand Rapids Police Investigating a Murder Near GRCC Parking Ramp

Police responded to a call around 2:45 a.m. Saturday when the received a call from a witness who said that they had seen someone drag what appeared to be a body into the bushes.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 8’ Director Rian Johnson Shares New Photos From the Set

Okay, before you get too excited, you should know that while these are most definitely new photos from the set of Star Wars: Episode 8, they don’t reveal anything mind-blowing. They’re just a couple of great photos shared by Rian Johnson, featuring a familiar piece of aircraft, a console and a mysterious First Order operative. The director released the photos to celebrate the halfway point in production, which means we’re that much closer to learning more about the upcoming sequel.

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Grocery Store Proposed for Downtown Grand Rapids

I live pretty close to downtown Grand Rapids. Whenever I'm asked what downtown GR is lacking, I always say the same thing-- a grocery store!

Well, now it looks like one may be on the way. Kind of. From the sound of it, the new store proposed at 38 Commerce will have more options than what's currently available, but won't carry all the items one might seek on a full-on trip to the grocery store.

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RENT’s 20th Anniversary Tour to Make Grand Rapids Stop in March 2017

Broadway Grand Rapids is bringing RENT to DeVos Performance Hall March 14-16, 2017.

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New Ropes Course To Open in Northeast Grand Rapids [Video]

The Treetop Adventure Park will open up in the woods behind Celebration Cinema North beginning on May 20.

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Downtown Grand Rapids’ XO Asian Cuisine Cleared to Reopen

XO Asian Cuisine, the downtown Grand Rapids restaurant shut down by health inspectors last week, has been cleared to reopen as early as Friday.

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Video Of Police Chase In Downtown Grand Rapids

Yesterday evening a man with a handgun entered Specialized Staffing on 28th Street and stole an employee's purse and car and left the scene in the employee's red Mazda...

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New ‘Ghostbusters’ Details Shed Some Light on the Shady Villain, Possible Multiverse Plans

The first trailer for Ghostbusters offered a sizable preview of Paul Feig’s upcoming reboot, giving us a peek of the team’s proton packs in action, the new ghosts and that goofy receptionist who kind of looks like Thor. But we still haven’t seen the film’s elusive villain, played by Neil Casey — and we still don’t know much about the guy at all, really. Thankfully, recent comments from director Paul Feig and screenwriter Katie Dippold help shed some light on the reboot’s big bad, giving us a better idea of what the ladies will be up against.

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10 Fun Ways to Blow $1,000 in Grand Rapids

In honor of the return of the cash cow contest, I thought it would be fun to come up with a bunch of ways you could spend $1,000 right here in Grand Rapids. From curing your sweet tooth for the rest of your life, to a summer in the sun. This has you covered.

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Vintage Map Shows Grand Rapids In 1868 [Video]

This video of a man going over a vintage map of Grand Rapids in 1868 shows the city in its early infancy, complete with actual rapids and river boats that ran goods to the Lakeshore.

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Robert Downey Jr. Is Down For ‘Iron Man 4,’ So Just Forget All That Other Stuff He Said

For the last couple of years, Robert Downey Jr. has said that there are no plans for a fourth Iron Man movie — and he hasn’t appeared to be interested in making another one, to be honest. And that fact is seemingly supported by his Marvel contract, which does not include another solo outing beyond Iron Man 3. When (and if) Marvel re-ups the actor’s contract, that could very well be subject to change, when (and if) Downey Jr. is open to it. That time appears to be now.

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