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That ‘Labyrinth’ Remake Is Not Actually a Remake, Thank Goodness

We can all calm down because the sanctity of Jim Henson’s Labyrinth is not being disturbed as previously thought. Over the weekend, we learned that Sony had struck a deal with Jim Henson Co. for a Labyrinth reboot based on a screenplay by Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman. Perlman herself has now taken to social media to allay your fears and ensure you that no one is remaking your beloved Labyrinth and this news was all just a matter of poor timing.

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Active Shooter Reported at San Diego Medical Center

An active shooter has been reported at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California.

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Man Exposes Himself to Woman on Grand Rapids Sidewalk

A woman told police that around 3 p.m. Monday she was walking down the sidewalk in an area a little southeast of East Paris and 52nd St. when a completely naked man exposed himself to her. She described the man as white, heavy set, with brown hair, and in his late 20's or early 30's.

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Grand Rapids is More than Just a City

It's like a bunch of cities all in one. This is a really cool video from the good people at Experience Grand Rapids that explains all of the neighborhoods of Grand Rapids.

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‘House of Cards’ Season 4 Digs Deep for First Footage Teaser

House of Cards isn’t the type of series to keep every last bit of detail under wraps until its premiere, but Season 4 footage has been hard to come by, promotion instead focused on ominous campaign ads of the Underwood trail. At long last, however, we finally have our first real footage in a new teaser, and none less ominous.

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Diddy and Mark Wahlberg Donate 1 Million Bottles of Water to Flint Crisis, Eminem Joins Cause

The water crisis going on in Flint, Mich., has received the attention of Diddy and actor Mark Wahlberg. Both have pledged to donate one million bottles of water to local residents affected by the poisoned water infiltrating the city.

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Should Kids in Michigan be Required to Learn Cursive in School? [Poll]

Back when we were kids, cursive was something you started learning in third or fourth grade. But, in recent years, schools have been less likely to teach cursive to kids.

A new bill in Washington would require schools to teach cursive, and we want to know - do you think kids in Michigan should be required to learn cursive in school?

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New Phone Scam Targeting Wyoming Businesses

A new phone scam is targeting businesses in the city of Wyoming. Police say that two different businesses have been called by someone claiming to work for Consumer's Energy.

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EGR’s Peter Stuursma Named Hope College’s New Head Football Coach

Hope College has named Peter Stuursma its new head football coach.

Stuursma, Hope College alumnus '93, was previously head football coach at East Grand Rapids High School where he won seven state championships in sixteen seasons.

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Firefighters Working to Put Out Blaze at Days Inn, 28th St. Closed Down

Firefighters are working to put out a fire at the Days Inn and Suites located on 28th Street in Grandville.

The fire is believed to have started in the boiler room around 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Police have shut down 28th Street near the hotel to connect additional hoses to hydrants.

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SNL Takes on the #OscarsSoWhite Controversy, Nails It

When the 2016 Oscar nominations were announced nearly two weeks ago, the response to the overwhelmingly white line-up of talent proved instantly controversial. Film fans and industry veterans alike gathered around the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag to make their voices heard, especially decrying how films starring black actors and directed by black filmmakers — like Creed and Straight Outta Compton — somehow managed to only receive nominations for the white people involved in making them. With material this ripe, of course SNL was going to take a swipe at the Academy Awards this week.

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Academy Announces Initiative to Improve Member Diversity

Despite some nominees insistence that it is they, the white people, who are suffering under the brutal oppression of racism, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has decided to respond to the growing controversy over the lack of diversity among this year’s Oscar nominees by making some significant changes to how it selects its members, and then how it maintains those members once they’re admitted into the group.

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