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Calvin College Makes Most Sober List

While a few different Michigan schools made a list of Top 100 Party Schools this week, one school in West Michigan has landed on the opposite side of that coin.

Calvin College has been named the No. 4 Most Sober college in the United States by The Princeton Review.

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‘Batman vs. Superman’ Release Date Moved Up to Avoid Marvel’s ‘Captain America 3′

With 'Batman vs. Superman' going up against 'Captain America 3' on the same date (May 6, 2016), you knew one of them would have to move, and now one of them has. After seeing what Marvel was able to do with 'Guardians of the Galaxy' this past weekend (over $94 million), Warner

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Hillary Clinton Makes Surprising ‘Colbert Report’ Appearance [Video]

Stephen Colbert takes issues with a lot of things on 'The Colbert Report' -- old people making new friends, the Second Amendment, and graphics that aren't blatantly American enough. The funnyman is also permanently on edge when it comes to the possibility that Hillary Clinton will run for president and her constant name-dropping, especially as it litters her new book, 'Hard Choices.' It's just egregious! How can she possibly have so many friends? And when does she find the time to hang out with all of them?

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One Last Conversation With Marilyn Burns, the Late Star of ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’

Marilyn Burns, best known for playing the role of Sally in Tobe Hooper's horror classic 'The Texas Chain Saw Massacre,' passed away in her home yesterday. She was 65. The best way to honor her memory is to share my interview with her, the last she ever participated in. Portions of this conversation will appear in our larger article on the anniversary of 'Texas Chain Saw Massacre' (which is coming soon), but this format better shows off her wit and graciousness. It's a peek into the memories of a woman who was a key player in not just horror history, but movie history.

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Today Is National Root Beer Float Day!

Today is National Root Beer Float Day.

Who knew? I didn't, but I'm not surprised.

If you look hard enough, EVERY day is a National Day of Something.

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Election Results – August 5, 2014

Tuesday was primary election day in Michigan.

West Michigan voters decided on candidates for state House and Senate, Congress, judges, county commission, and multiple proposals.

Results are in.

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Tanya Klunder of Wyoming Wins Take Me Out to the Ballgame Contest

Congratulations to Tanya Klunder, of Wyoming!

She is the winner of WFGR's Take Me Out to the Ballgame contest!

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Crash Shuts Down Southbound 131 In Wyoming

UPDATE (12:55 PM): Southbound US131 at 36th is now open.

UPDATE (11:15 AM): Northbound US-131 after 44th Street now has all lanes open. Southbound US-131 remains closed at 36th Street.

ORIGINAL STORY: Southbound US-131 is currently closed due to a serious crash just south of 36th Street.

Michigan State Police have confirmed that the crash involved a wrong-way driver.

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‘Orange Is the New Black’ Cast Takes Over ‘Conan’ [Video]

The cast of 'Orange Is the New Black' -- including Taylor Schilling, Jason Biggs, Kate Mulgrew, Natasha Lyonne, Laverne Cox and Uzo Aduba -- took over 'Conan' last night, and when they weren't busy making everyone laugh, they were caught up in terrifying Conan O'Brien and sort of beating him into submission.

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9-Year-Old Boy Stabbed By 12-Year-Old In Kentwood Dies

Police are investigating after a 12-year-old boy is accused of stabbing another child Monday evening. The victim, 9-year-old Michael Conner Verkerke, died Tuesday morning. 

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Last Minute 2014 Michigan Primary Election Primer [Video]

By Jo Anne Paul | WJIM-AM

For the first time in what is believed to be Michigan history, there is no primary challenge in the same year for the gubernatorial and U.S. Senate race.

And with the lack of big name candidates at the top of the ticket, there is concern the number of voters heading to the polls will hardly offset the cost of holding the elections.

Despite the significance of the outcome of the primary on Tuesday, fewer than one million voters in Michigan are likely to cast ballots, The Detroit News reported today. That would be even less than the all-time low numbers recorded in August 1990.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST Tuesday.

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It’s Another Best Of Craigslist!

It's another best of Craigslist. And even though its in pretty bad taste, I kinda like it!

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