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Everything You Need to Know About ‘The Walking Dead’ in 60 Seconds [Video]

AMC's ‘The Walking Dead‘ will be back on our TV screens for season 5 before long, but before Rick, Daryl and the rest show the hungry people of Terminus who they're screwing with, we could use some light refreshment. Before the world ends (again), feast your eyes on everything you need to know about AMC's 'The Walking Dead’ in 60 seconds!

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Cable Customer on Hold for 3 Hours Endures Real-Life Nightmare

Trying to cancel your cable service is almost as tough as getting in touch with the cable company.

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Tonto and Lone Ranger Debate Washington Redskins’ Nickname

The pressure is building for the Washington Redskins to drop the name “Redskins” because it's widely considered offensive toward Native Americans. We invited Tonto and the Lone Ranger to argue each side of the name controversy

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‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Animated Series’ Secret Origins

The Turtles' transformation from cult comic book characters to mega-popular cartoon superheroes began in 1987 and was overseen by writer David Wise. If you're a fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, chances are strong that Wise is the man you want to thank.

As a writer and story editor for the original animated series, Wise was present from the show's inception to its conclusion, writing and overseeing the vast majority of the series. To listen to his version of events is to understand where the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles came from.

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Caledonia Boy Granted Make-A-Wish Trip Leaves Today for Hawaii

Stories like this always hit me hard. I mean, when adults are fighting cancer it's tough enough to imagine what they're facing. However, when it's a kid, whew.

Today, one of those brave kids is getting his wish via the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan.

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President Carter To Visit Grand Rapids for GRCC Diversity Lecture

The 39th President of the United States will be making his way to Grand Rapids for a lecture and book signing.

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Have You Seen This Airstream? [Video]

The WFGR studios are located right downtown next to Rosa Parks Circle and for the last couple weeks I’ve noticed this Airstream trailer parked right by the Grand Rapids Art Museum.

I thought it was just another

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East Grand Rapids High School Evacuated Due To Suspicious Package

A suspicious package has closed an East Grand Rapids school building for the day.

Police and fire crews are currently at East Grand Rapids High School where building is closed, athletic practices for the day have been canceled or moved to other locations, and the pool is also closed.

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New Movies This Week: ‘The Expendables 3,’ ‘The Giver’ and ‘Let’s Be Cops’ [Video]

The third go-around for the aging-mercenary superteam, plus the latest young-adult novel trying to become a blockbuster and a light comedy you and your buddy probably thought of back in college.

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MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour Stops In Grand Rapids This Weekend

When we think of Millennium Park, we think of fun with the family and maybe some time spent on the splash pad.

But this weekend, the waters at Millennium Park, 1415 Maynard Ave. SW in Walker, will be filled with some of the best wakeboarders in the world!

The MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour will be stopping in Grand Rapids on its fourth stop Friday and Saturday. 

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Today Is National Relaxation Day! So Relax!

Not only should you relax anyway, but when the mayor of Grand Rapids tells you to relax, you'd better listen!

It's National Relaxation Day! Here's a day I can get on board with!

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‘Power Rangers’ Reboot Gets 2016 Release Date

Well, we don't know about you guys, but we've resigned ourselves to our new nostalgia machine overlords. Their latest decree: the film reboot of the long-running 'Power Rangers' TV series will officially hit theaters in 2016. That gives you plenty of time to figure out an excuse for where you need to be that day -- whether that's an excuse so you can go see the movie or an excuse to avoid it is up to you. The power is yours. Wait. That was 'Captain Planet.'

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