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New Movies This Week: ‘John Wick’ and ‘Ouija’

The Halloween slate of scary movies continues this week, plus we see Keanu Reeves get back into hard-boiled action on the big screen once again.

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Rockford Public Schools Lockdown Lifted Following Bomb Threat

All campuses in the Rockford Public School District were placed on lockdown Friday morning after a bomb threat.

The lockdown started around 10:30 a.m. after the superintendent’s office received a bomb threat against the district in general.

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Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week: Hopkins Football’s Quincy Collings and Wyatt Stegeman

The Hopkins High School football team's halfback pair of Quincy Collings and Wyatt Stegeman share honors as this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

Hopkins has its regular-season finale at 7 p.m. tonight against Godwin Heights in Wyoming. Stegeman and Collings are two big reasons why the Vikings could claim the Ottawa-Kent (OK) Conference Silver Division title outright in addition to reaching the postseason for the ninth consecutive year.

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Now Open For Business: Garage Bar And Grill

After the former local legend bar Teazers closed this summer, a new eating and drinking establishment has risen from the ashes and opens for real Friday!

Welcome to the Garage Bar and Grill!

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Haunted Grand Rapids: Talking Ghosts With Wayne Thomas [Audio]

Even though I tend to be a bit of a skeptic, I do enjoy talking about ghosts and spirits, especially around Halloween.

Wayne Thomas of Taunting Whispers Paranormal Investigations came in to talk about buildings that are haunted around West Michigan.

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BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration Nov. 8; Top 5 Jim Gaffigan Bacon Jokes [Sponsored]

BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration is back for its second annual event Nov. 8 at The DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center.

BaCon features bacon-inspired dishes and drinks for the celebration of all things bacon, and tickets are currently on sale.

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Free Solar Eclipse Viewing Parties in Grand Rapids, Grand Haven

The solar eclipse expected around dusk tonight may be safely seen at viewing parties in Grand Rapids and Grand Haven.

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20 Completely Batty Facts From ‘The Dark Knight’ in One Video

'The Dark Knight' is one of the most popular superhero movies ever. Heck, it might even be one of the most popular movies of any genre in the past 10 years. But, even if you think you've seen and read all there is on 'The Dark Knight,' you still might not know everything there is to know about one of the biggest movies of all-time.

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David Bowie, Neil Young Offering Record Store Day Black Friday Releases [Video]

David Bowie and Neil Young are among the classic rockers contributing to this year's Black Friday haul.

Also, a video showing what your album covers do when no one's looking!

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Slow’s Bar-B-Q Coming To Downtown Market In The Spring

With the specter of winter approaching, it's nice to already have something to look forward come springtime in Grand Rapids. How about delicious, mouth watering bar-b-q from Detroit.

The famed Slow's Bar-B-Q announced they will open a location in the Downtown Market on Ionia Street SW, and I for one, am looking forward to it.

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‘SNL’ Promotes Writer Leslie Jones to Featured Cast Member

'SNL''s additions and subtractions in its first three weeks of the 40th anniversary season have gotten some notable attention, but its first in-house promotion of the season has us a bit more excited. Following her high-profile addition to the writing staff last season, and some standout appearances along the way, Leslie Jones has been promoted to a featured player of the NBC sketch comedy series.

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