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Looking Forward to the Next Holiday Weekend: Labor Day

The summer is midway through practically, although it's only mid-July.

That's what we get for starting the season with Memorial Day instead of the official start of summer with the summer solstice.

Soon, Labor Day will be upon us here in West Michigan, which means a long, last weekend of summer and more time off for the rank and file.

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Elderly Jenison Woman Missing

The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in finding a missing Jenison woman.

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Remember That Personal Watercraft Is a Boat [Sponsored]

There's plenty of summertime left and lots of boating still to be done.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, urges you to say safe as possible when boating.

Caution and common sense are necessary, regardless of whether you're using a powerboat, a sailboat, a pontoon, a fishing boat, a ski boat or personal watercraft.

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Elaine Stritch, Iconic Star of Stage and Screen, Passes Away at 89

It is with great sadness that we bring you the news that Elaine Stritch, the iconic actress of Broadway, film and television has passed away at the age of 89. Stritch, who was nominated for many Tony and Emmy awards and won three of the latter, was known best in recent years for her role as Colleen Donaghy, mother of Jack, on '30 Rock.'

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‘Avengers 2′ Spoilers: Vision’s Origin Revealed

It's been a huge week for 'Avengers 2' -- aside from our first look at the sentient villain Ultron, eight new photos from the film debuted online, and Entertainment Weekly continues dropping plot point after plot point. Now, another piece of story intel has hit, once again from EW, revealing the origin story behind another highly anticipated 'Avengers 2' debut: Vision!

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Dead Michigan Man Billed For Removal Of His Body [Audio]

A Northern Michigan family is dumbfounded after their deceased loved one received a bill for his own body removal. The bill is addressed to Carl Little who died in a car crash on I-75 just south of the Mackinac Bridge last month.

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Old School Horror Movie Characters To Get A Reboot

Universal Studios is going to try to reboot all the movie monster franchises it owns -- including Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man, Creature Of The Black Lagoon, The Invisible Man, Bride Of Frankenstein, and The Mummy -- into a single film narrative universe.

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LaughFest’s Sunglasses At Night Record Needs Your Vote

As you know may know, Grand Rapids set the world record for getting close to 1,700 people to wear sunglasses at night as part of Gilda's LaughFest back in March.

Now the record is trying to win a fan choice award as the most popular Guinness Book of World Records stunt for 2014. And your vote could help seal the deal!

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Local Brew Pub HopCat Plans to Open New Location in Ann Arbor

One of my favorite brew pubs in downtown Grand Rapids, HopCat, has announced plans to open a new location in Ann Arbor.

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Marvel’s Thor is Now a Woman

In news that will probably baffle comic book fans and normal people alike, it was revealed that Thor (yes, the Avenger) is no longer worthy of his title and will be replaced by a woman.

Yes, you are allowed to unleash a collective "What?!" right about now.

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Jimmy Fallon Finds His Unlikely Doppelganger in Musician Genya Ravan

'Tonight Show' host Jimmy Fallon often turns to his loyal fans to find and submit strange stuff, especially when it comes to his always-amusing 'Screengrabs' segment. Yet, crammed between those terrible stock photos and awkward weather forecast emoticons, this week's 'Screengrabs' segment packs a special punch.

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Richard Linklater on ‘Boyhood’

Filming on 'Boyhood' started in 2002. Then, Linklater filmed his cast -- Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane and Linklater's own daughter, Lorelei Linklater -- every year for 12 years, finally finishing in 2013.

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