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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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The 5 Best Bike Trails Around Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids is a great bicycling city, with an improving bike lane system in place for urban commuters and great trails for both mountain and road biking.

Since we're half way through National Bike Month, I'd thought I'd share with you my favorite cycling spots.

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White Cloud Man Charged With Concealing Baby’s Death

A Newaygo County man will be charged Thursday morning in connection with the death of Natallya Rich.

The Newaygo County Prosecutor has authorized the charge of "concealing the death of an individual" for Matthew Bradley.

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Do you Have Verizon or Sprint Cell Service? They May Owe you a Refund

Sprint and Verizon Wireless will be paying customers who were “crammed” on their cell phone bills, according to a settlement that was announced Tuesday.

Sprint agreed to a $68 million settlement and Verizon agreed to a $90 million settlement.

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Rockford Couple Welcomes 13th Son

The streak remains unbroken! The couple in Rockford who already had 12 sons welcomed baby number 13 on Wednesday morning and, it's a boy!

Kateri Schwandt gave birth at 9:06 a.m. Wednesday to an 8 pound 15 ounce, 22 inch long boy.

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Police & Family Searching for Missing White Cloud Baby

UPDATE (5/13/14 12:31 a.m.): Baby Natallya's grandmother, Heidi Thill, contacted WZZM-13 confirming that baby Natalya is dead and that Matthew Bradley told police where to find her. She was found dead in the basement.

Thill says police told her that 4-month-old Natallya Rich was found dead in the basement. They aren't letting anyone in the house and are planning to question all that lived in the house. The baby, mother, Bradley (the mother's boyfriend), and grandmother all lived in the home together.

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Grand Rapids Home for Veterans to Host Annual Fishing Derby for Residents

The pond behind the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans will be stocked with 125 rainbow trout on Wednesday, May 13, giving residents of the home the opportunity to spend a “day on the lake” reeling in their own fish.

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ABC’s Adult ‘Muppets’ Series and More Get 2015 Trailers

Welp, that was fast! Just a short while after ABC released its full fall 2015 lineup, here come the trailers. The Muppets go “adult” in the first mockumentary preview for their new series, while Uncle Buck lives, FBI agents join Quantico, and even Community star Ken Jeong gets in the three-camera sitcom game by the latest trailers.

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Swing Dancers to Take Over Grand Rapids’ Blue Bridge Tuesday Night

For the first time ever, swing dancers will be taking over downtown Grand Rapids' "Blue Bridge" for one special night of dancing under the stars (well for part of the night, anyway.)

Grand Rapids Original Swing Society start the dancing at 7 p.m. Tuesday, and will continue until 9:30 p.m.

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10 West Michigan Foods to Devour on ‘Eat What You Want Day’

Today, May 11, is national "Eat What You Want Day", and it got me to thinking, "Which West Michigan favorites should I devour on this glorious day where calories don't exist?"

After pondering long and hard, I think I've come up with my must-have list. Take a look and see what you think.

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Emma and Noah Were the Most Popular Baby Names of 2014

The Social Security Administration has released its data on the most popular baby names for last year, and really none of them come as a huge surprise to most of us here. 

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Confused by Expiration Dates? Let This Guide Clear Everything Up

When you buy food, you're immediately on the clock when it comes to finishing it. But did you know those expiration dates you see may not tell the whole story?

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