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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Nightcrawler’ Edges Out Competition

Although 'Nightcrawler,' the only new wide release of the week, did end up taking the top spot at the box office this weekend, it did so in one of the tightest races we've ever seen. The top six films all came within $3 million of each other and the order could have radically changed by a stiff breeze for all we know. Heck, some titles may get swapped around by tomorrow when the studios release some more official numbers.

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Wee Difference For November: Feeding America West Michigan [Video]

November is the month of Thanksgiving, a time for reflecting back in gratitude on the blessings that we have.

Many in West Michigan are blessed to have an organization like Feeding America (the West Michigan Food Bank) in our community, helping to feed those on the margins.

If you have plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, maybe you can lend a hand to those who are struggling.

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The Best Wine and Halloween Candy Pairings [Infographic]

Just because you’ll be spending this whole week gorging on all that Halloween candy you’ve stolen from your kids, doesn’t mean you can’t do it in style.

In fact, Vivino has come out with a chart, pairing your favorite Halloween treats with your favorite wines, so you can enjoy your candy like a kid, while still feeling like an adult.

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‘SNL’ Sets Woody Harrelson to Host with Kendrick Lamar

As if we hadn't seen 'The Hunger Games' or 'True Detective' mocked enough, 'SNL' will take an official turn with one of the major stars. Woody Harrelson has been reaped from the existing pool of victors to host 'SNL' a third time later on in November, with fellow repeat star and musical guest Kendrick Lamar.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Ends Production, Read the Note From J.J. Abrams to the Cast and Crew

'Star Wars: Episode 7' may not hit theaters for a little over another year, but production has already wrapped on the project. It'll still be a long road of editing and post-production, and it may be hard to believe that they're already done filming, but we have the evidence in the form of a special note that director J.J. Abrams and the producers sent out to the cast and crew, and you can read it for yourself.

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2014 Michigan General Election Primer

President Barack Obama, former Massachusetts governor and presidential candidate Mitt Romney, former Florida governor and presidential candidate Jeb Bush and former U.S. Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton have all campaigned this fall in Michigan, but not in their election bids.

They were supporting Michigan candidates for governor and U.S. Senate.

Michigan's general election is Tuesday.

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West Michigan Dentists Offering Money for Halloween Candy

Dentists around West Michigan are offering to buy Halloween candy for as much as $2 per pound, then donate it to our troops overseas.

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Craig’s Halloween Part 2 [Photo Gallery]

So, Part 1 of my Halloween was with the kids.

Part 2 was a bit more adult, or at least it was with the people I work with.

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Greatest Hits 98.7 WFGR’s November 2014 Top Songs Playlist

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Craig’s Halloween Part 1

My early Halloween was spent with the kiddos in their class parties.

We then went trick or treating with 423,877 other people at Woodland Mall.

Then Dad had a few drinks.

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Lake Effect: Grand Rapids’, West Michigan’s Winter 2014-15 Weather Forecast [Video]

After last winter, many us are approaching this winter with caution.

Today probably didn't help: snow on Halloween?

The National Weather Service's winter weather forecast is out. All we can say is make sure those snow blowers and shovels are ready if you live, work and/or play -- not to mention drive or travel -- between U.S. 131 and the Lake Michigan shore in greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan.

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Special Families Fun Fest at Delta Plex November 8

The DeltaPlex Arena and Family Hope Foundation are proud to announce the 3rd annual Special Families Fun Fest Saturday, November 8th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the DeltaPlex Arena.

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