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AMC Theatres Will Show ‘Willy Wonka’ & ‘Blazing Saddles’ This Weekend

In honor of the late and great Gene Wilder, AMC Theatres teamed up with Warner Bros. to bring back two of his classic films, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory and Blazing Saddles.

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Labor Day Weekend Activities in West Michigan

Time to enjoy one last long weekend before we complete the unofficial transition from summer to fall. West Michigan is full of opportunities to get outdoors and enjoy Labor Day weekend!

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Lake Michigan Drownings Up This Summer, Rip Currents To Blame

Warmer water temperatures, combined with tricky winds has led to a tragic summer along the coast of Lake Michigan. So far 35 people have drowned in the Lake this summer, almost half of the totals for all of the Great Lakes combined.

So what makes Lake Michigan more dangerous than the other Great Lakes?

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2016 Was the Worst Summer for Big Movies in 15 Years – But That’s Not the Whole Story

About two months ago, on a day when I was in no way questioning my career path and life choices, I asked a question: “Is 2016 the worst summer movie season ever?” In early July, it was probably a little premature to raise that issue, but with theaters were filled with dreck like Independence Day: Resurgence, The Legend of Tarzan, and Alice Through the Looking Glass, it was hard not to wonder. At that time, I looked at the Rotten Tomatoes ratings from hundreds of wide releases from the last decade, and found that while the overall scores from 2016 were basically in line with those from ones from each of the last five years, the scores for just the biggest movies, the ones like Tarzan or Independence Day with budgets in excess of $100 million, were way lower this year.

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20 Years Ago: Van Halen Reunite With David Lee Roth on MTV

When host Dennis Miller announced reunited members of Van Halen, the crowd at the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards went crazy.

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U.S. Gas Prices Jump 33 Cents In Two Weeks
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Seventy Credit Card Skimmers Found in Michigan in Past Year

It seems at least once a month a new credit card skimmer is uncovered at a Michigan gas station.

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development announced they have discovered and removed seventy skimmers across the state in the past year, WZZM-13 reports. 

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Jackie Chan To Recieve an Honorary Award at the 2017 Oscars

Just the other day I was talking to a group of friends about Jackie Chan and reminiscing on his career. He gave us Rumble in the Bronx...

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Police Searching Property Linked to Jeffrey Willis

Norton Shores Police are searching a property linked to Jeffrey Willis, the man accused of attempting to abduct a teenage girl and murdering Rebekah Bletsch, and who is a person of interest in the disappearance of Jessica Heeringa.

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State College Football Is Back, And So Are Jojo’s Predictions [Video]

The college season kicks off tonight with Central, GVSU and Ferris all hosting games.

Michigan State swings into action Friday, while Western and UM play early games Saturday.

I predict only one state school will lose this weekend. Which one? Have a look…

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Soon You Can Live In A Castle… Here In West Michigan!

Do you feel like Royalty?? Have you ever wanted to live in a castle?  Well, you are about to have that chance without ever leaving West Michigan...

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Review of New Grand Rapids Parking App

So, you want to go downtown for a concert, or an event like ArtPrize. Where do you park? With this new app you might find the holy grail, good spot that's doesn't break the bank.

Here's a demo and review of the user friendly 'GR Park' App.

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WMU Students Move into Assisted Living Facility for Research Project

In a research project that's unparalleled nationwide, the first-year occupational therapy students will live in Clark Retirement Community in Grand Rapids alongside its residents for 19 months.

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