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‘Toy Story 4’ Loses Director John Lasseter, Who Will Still Executive Produce

Pixar}s creative chief John Lasseter, who has directed all three of the Toy Story movies so far, has stepped down as director of Toy Story 4. He revealed as much during Pixar’s presentation at D23 on Friday, where he also introduced the film’s new co-directors, Josh Cooley, who wrote and directed Riley’s First Date (and who was going to co-direct with Lasseter), and Jonas Rivera, who produced Up and Inside Out.

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‘The Incredibles 2’ Begins Moments After the Original Ends (Yes, With the Underminer)

The Incredibles 2 is coming, finally, after thirteen long, arduous years of waiting, and while we don’t know much about the actual plot, we do know that it’ll start right where the first movie left off. If you recall, after the Parr family defeats angsty supervillain Syndrome and his marauding Omnidroid, they have a few months of normalcy before another baddie enters the fray. The Underminer, voiced by Jon Ratzenberger, explodes out of the ground at the controls of a massive drilling machine, and the final shot of the movie is the Parrs tensing up for a fight.

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Michigan Drug Deaths Increased By 18% From 2015 To 2016

Sad news for Michigan residents after the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) released drug death totals for 2016.

From 2015 to 2016, drug related deaths increased by 18% with most being related to opioids...

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Thousands Of Trees Felled To Halt Spread Of Sudden Oak Death
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Map Shows Confirmed Oak Wilt Disease Sites in Kent, Ottawa and Muskegon Counties

Oak wilt disease is a serious problem for oak trees in Michigan. The disease can spread rapidly and kill trees within just a few weeks.

A new map gives a closer look at exactly where oak wilt disease has been found in West Michigan, specifically in Kent, Ottawa and Muskegon counties.

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How to Make a Michigander Mad (Spoiler: You Don’t Want To)

Michiganders for the most part are nice and welcoming people. We have a Midwestern hospitality but we also can get feisty if you piss us off...

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Ionia Couple Loses $500 in iTunes Gift Cards in IRS Text Scam [VIDEO]

The IRS has warned about these scams for years-- someone calls, demanding money, threatening jail time if you don't pay up. Well, these scammers are using text messaging too.

Fox 17 reports that an Ionia couple lost $500 to such a scam.

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West Michigan’s Favorite Mom & Pop Pizza Shop Is…

The votes are in, West Michigan, and now we know once and for all which mom and pop pizza shop is your favorite.

After tabulating the over 9,000 votes that came in, we now have our winner...

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This New Song About Grand Rapids is Going to Be Stuck in Your Head For the Rest of the Day

This latest song about Beer City is so darn catchy that it WILL get stuck in your head for the rest of the day. Trust me, the chorus has been running through my head for the past hour and I've only listened to the song twice.

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Kid Rock Might Be Running For US Senate

Is Kid Rock seriously going to run for US Senate in 2018?  That's the question that's been flying around the internet since yesterday.  The Michigan native rocker seems to be considering a run for office after a few tweets from his official twitter...

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There’s a Hidden Message in the Little Caesars Logo I’ve Never Seen Before

It all started with the Little Caesars "Pizza-Pizza Guy" on the roof of the new Red Wings Arena in downtown Detroit. There's a hidden message in the logo that I've never spotted before. Can you see it?

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‘Game of Thrones’ Premiere Photos: Who Fights, and Who’s Finally Home?

Sure, we’ve had two trailers and dozens of photos to date, but Game of Thrones Season 7 is only just getting started. Literally! Sunday’s “Dragonstone” premiere has its own new photos, featuring a surprising battle and not one – but TWO homecomings.

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Free Community Event Scheduled To Celebrate the Commissioning of the USS Gerald R. Ford on July 22

On Saturday, July 22, the nation will celebrate the commissioning of its newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford. The public is invited to join in the celebration of the historic commissioning during a free community event at the Gerald R...

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