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More Than 150 Vehicles in I-94 Pileup Near Galesburg; One Reported Dead [Video]

Both directions of I-94 are closed between Kalamazoo and Battle Creek because of a multi-vehicle crash involving semi-trucks.

The interstate is closed between Galesburg and Climax, WZZM-13, Michigan State Police and the Michigan Department of Transportation report.

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Scott Olson/Getty Images
Scott Olson/Getty Images
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Snowstorm’s Snowfall Piles Up Over a Foot in Parts of West Michigan [Infographic]

Welcome back to winter, with snowfall totals from the snowstorm plowing into greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan piling up more than a foot of the white, fluffy stuff, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office.

Plus, more -- 2 to four inches is being forecast -- is coming along with wind chills below zero degrees, gusting winds up to 30 miles per hour and blowing and drifting snow making travel hazardous with a winter storm warning in effect until this afternoon.

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Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images
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New Movies (This Week): ‘Taken 3,’ ‘Inherent Vice,’ ‘Selma’ and ‘Predestination’ [Video]

Winter sports are fun, but sometimes you need to head indoors to warm up for a bit.

This weekend offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the benefits of a nice, warm cinema with a diverse selection of new movies showing at the theaters.

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Rachel Kramer
Rachel Kramer
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‘Significant’ Winter Weather Blowing In for Greater Grand Rapids, West Michigan [Infographic]

Winter is blasting in in an even bigger way.

The National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office has issued a winter storm warning for this afternoon through Friday afternoon, calling the wintry blast coming our way in greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan as "significant."

Basically, more than a foot of snow is possible with heavy snow beginning about 2 p.m. EST and continuing through Friday. Wind gusts are forecast to be up to 45 miles per hour, with blowing and drifting snow and wind chills of 10 degrees below zero.

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Cliff Lipson/CBS
Cliff Lipson/CBS
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CBS Premieres ‘Battle Creek’ Trailer; Show Includes Mascot Killed at Cereal Festival [Video]

"Battle Creek" is a cop drama from the creator of "Breaking Bad" and takes place in Battle Creek.

An early review reveals drama surrounding stolen maple syrup and a mascot killed at the Cereal Festival.

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Roscommon County Sheriff's Office via WZZM-13
Roscommon County Sheriff's Office via WZZM-13
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Minivan Rear-Ends Semi, Gets Dragged 16 Miles in Northern Michigan [Video]

During a snowstorm Wednesday in northern Michigan, a motorist and his family in their minivan was having trouble seeing and they rear-ended a semi truck on the Interstate 75 near Grayling.

But their problems were just beginning.

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John Mills, WZZM-13
John Mills, WZZM-13
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WZZM-13: 40 Vehicle Pileup on US-31 in Northern Muskegon County

WZZM-13 reports Southbound US-31 has reopened in northern Muskegon County after a multi-vehicle accident involving dozens of vehicles.

The pileup happened just before noon Wednesday in between White Lake Drive and Russell Road.

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Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images
Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images
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President Barack Obama: ‘If I Was a Lions Fan, I’d Be Pretty Aggravated’

For angry, heartbroken Detroit Lions fans there isn't much consolation.

The NFL admitted to blowing a pass interference call and missing an offensive holding call in Sunday's game vs the Cowboys, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Dallas then squeaked by Detroit 24-20 with a game-winning touchdown drive, knocking the Lions out of the playoffs.

Well, thanks for being honest, NFL. But it doesn't change the outcome of the game. What's done is done-- The Lions are done this year.

For what it's worth, President Barack Obama says he gets it.

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Steven Depolo
Steven Depolo
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The Most Iconic Restaurant In Michigan?

The most iconic restaurant in Michigan?

Well, it probably isn't Louis Benton Steakhouse. The downtown eatery announced it was closing earlier this week. The place that supposedly defines Michigan dining isn't even on this side of the state.

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ThinkStock
ThinkStock
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Michigan Will Dump ACT for SAT as High School Graduation Requirement

The Michigan Department of Education announced Wednesday that it is switching to the SAT as the state's required high school exam. The move will end a years-long relationship with the ACT that had nearly every high school junior taking that college entrance exam.

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Courtesy Gilda's LaughFest 2015
Courtesy Gilda's LaughFest 2015
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More Comedy Performances Announced for Gilda’s LaughFest 2015

Jim Jefferies, Nick Thune and Brody Stevens, Costaki Economopoulos, Blackout Diaries, Big Jay Oakerson with Ben Roy, The Homegrown Show and Ryan Hamilton have been added to the roster of performers for Gilda's LaughFest 2015 in March.

In addition, Iliza Shlesinger has added new shows on March 7 to her LaughFest appearance after selling out her two previously announced shows.

Gilda’s LaughFest runs March 5 to 15, with individual tickets for all performances going on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.

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Stephen Mcsweeny, ThinkStock
Stephen Mcsweeny, ThinkStock
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2015 Michigan Winter Free Fishing Weekend is February 14-15

Anyone may fish for free in Michigan Feb. 14 and 15 for the state's annual Winter Free Fishing Weekend.

No state fishing license is required.

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