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New Underwater Bar Makes Diving a Wild, Wet, Wacky Adventure

Taking a dip has taken on a whole new meaning in Mexico.

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Power Outage Reported Along Plainfield Ave. & 3 Mile Road

About 2,700 Consumers Energy customers are without power on the northeast side of Grand Rapids this afternoon.

According to the Consumers Energy Outage Map, the outage started just after 2:00pm and is affecting the area along Plainfield Avenue, I-96 and Three Mile Road NE. Traffic signals are out in the area.

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Memorial Day Parades Planned Across West Michigan

It's hard to believe that Memorial Day is already only a week away. In preparation, we've compiled a list of all of the Memorial Day parades throughout West Michigan.

So, when is the parade in your community?

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Michigan’s Top 10 Best NBA Players [List]

As this year's NBA playoffs reach a fever pitch, I began to think about Michigan's rich basketball tradition and how impressive an all-time team of Michiganders would be stacked up against a similar line up from any other state.

Could you imagi

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Former GR Press Movie Columnist John Douglas Loses His Battle With Cancer

Former Grand Rapids Press columnist and movie critic John Douglas has died. Douglas was also a frequent contributor on Take Five and Company on WZZM.

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36 Years Ago: David Bowie Releases the Last Album in His Berlin Trilogy, ‘Lodger’

In the years since its release in May 1979, David Bowie's Lodger has often been painted as the weakest installment in the artist's vaunted Berlin Trilogy.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ Takes Charge and ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Gives Chase

In one weekend, Pitch Perfect 2 has handily outgrossed the entire run of its predecessor, proving that you should never underestimate a sleeper hit that steadily grows an army of dedicated followers through the power of Blu-ray and DVD. Right below it, Mad Max: Fury Road opened to respectable numbers that will look disastrous to anyone who doesn’t pay attention to the details. Let’s dive in.

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Man Arrested After Loaded Gun Found in Carry-On at Ford Airport

Officials from the Transportation Security Administration say that a 69-year-old man was arrested after they found a loaded gun in his carry-on luggage at Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

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Baby Natallya’s Cause of Death Pending

The autopsy of four-month old Natallya Rich has been completed and the cause of death is listed as "pending".

According to WZZM-13,the autopsy was performed Thursday and further testing is needed.

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Disney Planning TV Channels Centered Around Marvel and ‘Star Wars’

Acquiring Lucasfilm and Marvel were just two minor steps in Disney’s grand plan to eventually own everything you love and control your life as Entertainment Overlord Supreme of the Planet Earth. But to be fair, they are a benevolent god. A caring god. A god that wants to make its riches available to you, should you want to indulge yourself. So prepare thyself: TV channels based entire on Marvel and Star Wars content may be coming.

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Grand Rapids Police Officers Visit Young Boy’s Birthday Party

Two Grand Rapids Police Department officers gave a Grand Rapids boy a wonderful birthday surprise.

Officers Kooyer and Laudenslager made an appearance at a party for nine-year-old Darius Whitfield. The Grand Rapids Police Department posted a photo of the officers with the boy on their Facebook page on Tuesday, and it's been liked nearly 2,500 times since then.

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Friday Is ‘Ride Your Bike To Work Day’ Here’s #WhyIRide [Video]

The cycling community has been having urban bike commuters to share the reasons why they ride to work on Twitter using the hash tag #WhyIRide.

Here's why I ride, and why you should give it a try on 'Ride Your Bike To Work Day', Friday, May 15.

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