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Grand Rapids Griffins’ Season Home Opener Is This Friday

This Friday marks the 19th home opener for your Grand Rapids Griffins at Van Andel Arena!

To celebrate the start of the season, the Griffs have tons of fun planned for fans who come to cheer on their team Friday night.

First and foremost, this game is expected to sell out, so you'll want to get your tickets early from the Griffins website or at the Van Andel Arena box office.

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MTV’s Mark Goodman Talks Live Music On TV’s ‘Midnight Special’ [Audio/Video]

Mark Goodman was one of MTV's original video jocks (VJs), changing how we viewed music forever back in in 1981.

He joined "The Jojo Show" this morning to talk about his love of the old '70s and '80s NBC late-night show, "The Midnight Special", which just released a collector's edition boxed set on DVD.

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New Holland Coming To Grand Rapids!

Now that Lauren has left, I will try and pick up the beer slack. Admittedly, I don't drink any beer except root, but I can appreciate a new beer related business coming to town!

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5-Year-Old Leukemia Patient Signs NBA Contract

Some people work all their lives to make it to the pros, but this star made it at the age of 5.

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FX American Crime Story OJ Simpson AHS Spinoff Ryan Murphy
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‘American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson’: FX Orders ‘AHS’ Spinoff

By now we're admittedly used to the prospect of blockbuster cable TV series spawning "companion" spinoffs, but FX's newest 'American Horror Story' riff is by far the most perplexing yet. The network has officially placed an order for Ryan Murphy's 'American Crime Story' series, its first season subtitled 'The People v. O.J. Simpson,' and we assure you, this is not a joke.

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‘Ted 2′ Fires Stephen Collins Following Child Abuse Allegations

Stephen Collins has been fired from director Seth MacFarlane's 'Ted 2' today after a recording of the actor admitting to child molestation made its way online. This horrifying news is compounded by the fact that Collins is best known for playing the loving Rev. Eric Camden on the beloved family drama '7th Heaven' for 11 seasons.

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KCAD/Ferris State University
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ArtPrize 2014: More Images in ‘ArtPrize 2014′ [Video]

ArtPrize 2014 has been a cornucopia of images in its first two weeks.

Pure Michigan is highlighting those images in a video it just published about ArtPrize.

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The Walking Dead Season 6 Renewed AMC 2015
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‘The Walking Dead’ Season 6: AMC Renews for 2015

Gee, with 'The Walking Dead''s popularity at an all time high before this coming Sunday's season 5 premiere, did we even have to wonder if AMC's monster smash would return for a sixth season in fall 2015? Let us ease your trouble mind of such frivolity, as 'The Walking Dead' has in fact been confirmed for season 6!

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Kent County Sheriff's Department via WZZM-13
Kent County Sheriff's Department via WZZM-13
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Bank Robbed In Southern Kent County; Suspect At Large

UPDATE: The suspect in a Tuesday morning bank robbery has been aprehended.

Kent County detectives in an unmarked vehicle spotted the suspect and called GRPD, asking for Grand Rapids units to conduct a traffic stop. Police arrested the suspect and one of the three other people who were in his car. That second person's connection to the case wasn't immediately specified.

Investigators say the suspect was taken to a hospital, because of something he ingested.

Authorities, including federal law enforcement, continue investigating.

Police have responded to a bank robbery in southern Kent County, WZZM-13 reports.

The Bank of America branch at 6737 S. Division Avenue in Cutlerville near the intersection of 68th Street and Division was robbed at around 11 a.m. Tuesday.

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Wee Difference: Safe Haven Ministries’ Tara Aday Talks About National Domestic Violence Awareness Month [Audio]

Safe Haven Ministries is our Wee Difference charity for October, and Tara Aday talked to the Jojo Show about their mission and how you can help out. 

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Photo courtesy of Chris LaPorte
Photo courtesy of Chris LaPorte
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ArtPrize Up Close: Chris LaPorte Talks 2014 Entry, New Studio, Winning in 2010 and More [Video]

Chris LaPorte is back at ArtPrize in 2014 with "Family Room; Lineage". He talked with us about his latest piece, what's changed since winning in 2010, and plans for a new studio.

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Voting Deadline for November’s General Elections Is Today

There are a ton of things to be voted on this November and today is the last day you can register to vote. 

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