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CBS Star Trek TV Return Bryan Singer
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‘Star Trek’ TV Return Eyed at CBS

Star Trek’s rebooted cinematic tenure under J.J. Abrams has led to diminishing returns, Star Trek 3 just barely making it off the ground, leading many to wonder when Gene Roddenberry’s iconic franchise might return to its TV roots. That time may already be upon us, CBS is reportedly looking to boldly go forward with a new TV Star Trek.

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Grand Rapids Native Father Pete McCormick is Chaplain for the Notre Dame Men’s Basketball Team [Video]

All eyes are on the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.

If you look closely you may find a familiar face on Notre Dame's bench.

Father Pete McCormick, a Grand Rapids native, is Chaplain for the Notre Dame men's basketball team.

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Ready Player One Steven Spielberg
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Steven Spielberg Set to Direct ‘Ready Player One’

Well, this was unexpected. After a few years of development, Warner Bros. is officially moving forward with a big screen adaptation of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One and they’re doing so with the director most likely to break the brains of the novel’s biggest fans: Steven Spielberg. Yes, Spielberg is going to direct a science fiction story powered by raw ‘80s nostalgia for the same studio where he produced Gremlins and The Goonies.

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Michigan State Advances to NCAA Elite 8 with 62-58 Win Over Oklahoma [Photos]

Travis Trice had 24 points, Denzel Valentine had 18 points and Branden Dawson added six points and 11 rebounds to lead Michigan State past Oklahoma 62-58 on Friday night in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in Syracuse, N.Y.

The eight-seeded Spartans (26-11) advanced to the Elite Eight in the East Region with the triumph at Syracuse University's Carrier Dome.

Third-seeded Oklahoma (24-11) got 21 points from Buddy Hield and 16 points and seven rebounds from TaShawn Thomas.

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‘Star Trek 3’ Casts Idris Elba as Mysterious New Villain

Man, the rebooted Star Trek movie series really has this whole “casting actors we really like” thing down. The latest report from Star Trek 3 has the great Idris Elba cast as the movie’s villain, whose identity remains, for the moment, a mystery.

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Harald Richter/NOAA Photo Library, NOAA Central Library; OAR/ERL/National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL)
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Do You Have a Plan for Severe Weather?

This is the beginning of severe weather in West Michigan.

Do you have a plan of action for you and your family?

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New Movies (This Week) Include ‘Get Hard,’ ‘Home,’ ‘Serena’ and ‘While We’re Young’ [Video]

Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Naomi Watts are among the stars in this week's new movies.

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Michigan Senator Looks to Change Underage Drinking Law, Calls Current Rules ‘Too Harsh’

A Michigan senator who also has been a sheriff thinks the punishment for underage drinking in Michigan is too harsh and he's looking to change it.

State Sen. Rick Jones is championing an effort to change the law so that minors caught in possession of alcohol would not be charged with a crime until their third offense.

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‘Star Trek 3’ Will Have the ‘Spirit of the TV Show,’ According to Writer and Star Simon Pegg

It was good news when Roberto Orci left the director’s chair on Star Trek 3. It was really good news when Fast and Furious franchise director Justin Lin took over. And it was even better news when it was announced that Simon Pegg would take over scripting duties, officially getting us excited for the third installment in the franchise after the somewhat disappointing Star Trek Into Darkness. And now Pegg is getting our hopes up even more, promising that the upcoming sequel is inspired by the original Star Trek television series.

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Downton Abbey Ending Season 6 Series Finale Confirmed
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‘Downton Abbey’ Confirmed to End With Season 6

Set down that saucer of tea and wipe away the crumpets, shocking news lies in store. After six decadent seasons spent at the luxurious Downton Abbey, producers have officially confirmed that the Crawley family will say goodbye. The final episode will air later on this year, but when, your servants inquire?

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Grand Rapids Symphony Becomes Pokemon Trainers with ‘Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions’ [Video]

Calling all Pokemon trainers!

The time has come for the Grand Rapids Symphony to set out on an adventure of epic proportions to defeat Gym Trainers, earn badges and defeat their rival Gary Oak -- and maybe even find a Mew along the way.

The music of Pokemon will come to life with the Grand Rapids Symphony!

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Photo Courtesy of the West Michigan Whitecaps
Photo Courtesy of the West Michigan Whitecaps
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Hot-To-Tot Wins 2015 West Michigan Whitecaps’ Food Vote

The votes have been tallied, and the winner of the sixth annual West Michigan Whitecaps food contest is Hot-To-Tot.

The buffalo chicken and bleu cheese covered tater tot concoction will be on the menu at Fifth Third Ballpark this season.

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