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Officer Accidentally Shoots Self Inside of Downtown Grand Rapids Court Building

It's being reported by WZZM-13 that a court officer accidentally shot himself reportedly while cleaning his gun inside the U.S. Bankruptcy Court building, which is next to the Grand Rapids Police Department in downtown Grand Rapids early Thursday afternoon.

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ArtPrize 2014: Detroit Artists Bring Animation Projection to UICA [Video]

"Peralux" from NewD Media is drawing attention. The 2014 ArtPrize entry has been seen in the public vote Top 25.

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Five Guys, Potbelly, More to Open at Centerpointe Mall

The recently-constructed building near Centerpointe Mall (roughly where Arnie's used to be located) will soon be home to four new restaurants, including one that is brand new to Grand Rapids.

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‘I Am Legend’ Reboot Moving Forward Without Will Smith

Despite being one of the bigger hits of 2007, a sequel to 'I Am Legend' failed to materialize. Blame star Will Smith's unwillingness to do sequels or blame the film's rather definitive ending, which made a follow-up difficult. Seven years later, the franchise that wasn't is being rebooted and, no, Smith will not be involved.

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Jennifer Garner Owns ‘Tonight Show’ Catchphrase

Jennifer Garner is extremely good at Catchphrase. The 'Men, Women & Children' actress hit 'The Tonight Show' last night to chat about a variety of things -- from her new film to, oops, that one time her entire family got head lice -- but she really hit her stride when it was time to play Catchphrase with host Jimmy Fallon.

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Officials Warn Michigan Drivers: ‘Don’t Veer for Deer’

With the start of bow hunting season Wednesday, deer are on the move here in West Michigan. October and November are the riskiest months for deer-related vehicle accidents in Michigan.

Because of this, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and other organizations are coming up with new ways to bring the number of deer-related accidents down.

The Traffic Safety Coalition is trying to increase education when it comes to cars and deer by creating a video titled "Don't Veer For Deer", which will be shown in Michigan driver education courses.

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Tyler Perry Continues to Dominate Jimmy Fallon In Drone Warfare

"Tyler is a well-known remote control enthusiast." Did you know that about Tyler Perry? You didn't? Well, Jimmy Fallon sure did, but that didn't stop the 'Tonight Show' host from attempting -- again! -- to best the Hollywood multi-hyphenate in yet another remote-controlled challenge.

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‘Star Wars Farts’ Reimagines Prequel Trilogy

The 'Star Wars' prequel movies, Episodes 1-3, have received a bit of flack in comparison to the original Mark Hamill-, Carrie Fisher- and Harrison Ford-led installments, so a group of people decided to make them better -- or, at least, funnier -- through something called 'Star Wars Farts.'

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ArtPrize 2014: ArtPrize Offers Free Bicycle Valet Parking

Tens of thousands of people are expected to visit downtown Grand Rapids to tour ArtPrize exhibits duration of the competition. That makes finding a place to park a vehicle a little bit difficult at times, even if it's only a bicycle.

But this year ArtPrize has an option for bikes. Valet parking.

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Wee Difference for October: Safe Haven Ministries

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

With that in mind, 98.7 WFGR has named Safe Haven Ministries, of Grand Rapids, as its Wee Difference charity for the month of October.

Since 1990, Safe Haven has been helping women and children find freedom from domestic violence.

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98.7 WFGR’s October 2014 Top Songs Playlist

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‘Tetris’ Movie in the Works

What was a joke just two years ago, is now going to be a reality: the classic strategy video game 'Tetris' is becoming a movie.

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