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Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Shakes North Bay Area and Napa Valley California

Residents of the San Francisco Bay Area and Napa Valley were shaken awake by a 6.0 magnitude earthquake on Sunday morning.  The earthquake hit around 3:30am local time and was centered just south of Napa, California

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Gazelle Girl Raises $40,000 For Local Charities

98.7 WFGR and Townsquare Media Grand Rapids are proud to have partnered with the Gazelle Girl Half-Marathon in their inaugural year.

Earlier this year, approximately 2,700 women ran in the Gazelle Girl Half Marathon and 5K.  The event

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Craig’s Big Budget 60 Second Weekend Preview!

It's Friday, that means the weekend is here! And time for my Big Budget weekend preview. An it's big budget alright...HA!

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Restaurant Week Grand Rapids Wraps Up on Sunday

This weekend is your last chance to join in the delicious festivities of Grand Rapids' Restaurant Week.

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New Movies This Week: ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,’ ‘If I Stay’ and ‘When the Game Stands Tall’ [Video]

Three new movies hit theaters this coming weekend—a comic book sequel (yes, another one), a teen tearjerker and an inspiring high-school football tale.

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The Rapid’s New Silver Line Promises More Efficient Commute [Infographic/Video]

Monday marks the debut of The Rapid's new $39 million Silver Line, which is described as the area's first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT).

The bottom line is this: You'll be able to get from 60th Street to Michigan Street NE and the Medical Mile in less than a half hour. That is 40 percent faster than you can get there using current bus routes with The Rapid.

And like everything else in Grand Rapids -- Beer City USA, there's a brew to celebrate the occasion!

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Teen Pregnancy Rates in U.S. Show Dramatic Drop, According to New Report

The CDC recently released a report showing a clear decline in the birthrate of American teenagers.

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RECALL: Chicken Caesar Salad Kits

You may want to check the fridge or cupboards if you have any "salad kits" at home.

APPA Fine Foods and Sam's Club are recalling their "Chicken Caesar Salad Kits" sold because of concerns about possible Listeria contamination

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Surprise! Grand Rapids’ Teazers Bar & Grill Closes

In a sort of surprise move, the North Monroe neighborhood bar Teazers Bar & Grill closed Thursday night.

The bar has been purchased and a new eating-and-drinking establishment is going to take its place.

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Seriously: This Is a Pool In Someone’s Backyard [Video]

Having a pool in your backyard is so passe. Well, maybe not, but whoever owns this pool decided to pimp it out big time.

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Meijer LPGA Classic Presented by Kraft Reveals $600,000 Donation to Simply Give

The Meijer LPGA Classic Presented by Kraft, Walker-based Meijer's community-focused inaugural LPGA golf tournament, boosted Meijer's Simply Give food pantry-supporting and hunger-fighting program on Wednesday.

Meijer LPGA Classic by Kraft representatives made a $600,000 donation to Simply Give, which helps Midwest food pantries restock their shelves and improve quality of life for thousands of families.

The proceeds were from the 72-hole tournament, held Aug. 7 to 10 at Blythefield Country Club in Belmont and won by South Korean rookie Mirim Lee.

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2014 Emmy Awards: Robin Williams to Be Honored by Billy Crystal

Apart from all the good spirits of the evening, every Emmys inevitably becomes a somber occasion in honoring those we've lost over the course of the year. Now, with Robin Williams' tragic suicide still weighing on the world at large, the 2014 Emmy Awards have announced that Billy Crystal will step up to honor his fallen friend in the memoriam segment of the evening.

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