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Kathryn Trumbull Fimreite's 'My Norwegian Pram' -- Matt Milhouse/100.5 The River
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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On October 9

This is the last day to vote for ArtPrize 2014.

Today (Thursday, Oct. 9) is the 16th day of ArtPrize's 19-day run, with 1,825 artists represented by 1,536 entries at 174 venues in downtown Grand Rapids and Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

The ArtPrize 2014finalists for public voting and juried honors are in, and the top 20 in four categories on both lists get narrowed down through 11:59 p.m. tonight.

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Grand Rapids Griffins’ Season Home Opener Is This Friday

This Friday marks the 19th home opener for your Grand Rapids Griffins at Van Andel Arena!

To celebrate the start of the season, the Griffs have tons of fun planned for fans who come to cheer on their team Friday night.

First and foremost, this game is expected to sell out, so you'll want to get your tickets early from the Griffins website or at the Van Andel Arena box office.

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Edgar Evans via Matt Milhouse/100.5 The River
Edgar Evans via Matt Milhouse/100.5 The River
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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On October 8

There are just two more days to vote for ArtPrize 2014.

Today (Wednesday, Oct. 8) is the 15th day of ArtPrize's 19-day run, with 1,825 artists represented by 1,536 entries at 174 venues in downtown Grand Rapids and Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

The ArtPrize 2014finalists for public voting and juried honors are in, and the top 20 in four categories on both lists get narrowed down through 11:59 p.m. Thursday.

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Justin Edmonds/Getty Images
Justin Edmonds/Getty Images
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Detroit Lions Sign Kicker Matt Prater to One-Year Deal

Detroit Lions fans rejoice! It looks like we (might) finally have a reliable kicker!

On Tuesday evening, it was announced that the Lions have signed former Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater to a one-year contract. 

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KCAD/Ferris State University
KCAD/Ferris State University
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ArtPrize 2014: More Images in ‘ArtPrize 2014′ [Video]

ArtPrize 2014 has been a cornucopia of images in its first two weeks.

Pure Michigan is highlighting those images in a video it just published about ArtPrize.

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Kent County Sheriff's Department via WZZM-13
Kent County Sheriff's Department via WZZM-13
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Bank Robbed In Southern Kent County; Suspect At Large

UPDATE: The suspect in a Tuesday morning bank robbery has been aprehended.

Kent County detectives in an unmarked vehicle spotted the suspect and called GRPD, asking for Grand Rapids units to conduct a traffic stop. Police arrested the suspect and one of the three other people who were in his car. That second person's connection to the case wasn't immediately specified.

Investigators say the suspect was taken to a hospital, because of something he ingested.

Authorities, including federal law enforcement, continue investigating.

Police have responded to a bank robbery in southern Kent County, WZZM-13 reports.

The Bank of America branch at 6737 S. Division Avenue in Cutlerville near the intersection of 68th Street and Division was robbed at around 11 a.m. Tuesday.

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Wee Difference: Safe Haven Ministries’ Tara Aday Talks About National Domestic Violence Awareness Month [Audio]

Safe Haven Ministries is our Wee Difference charity for October, and Tara Aday talked to the Jojo Show about their mission and how you can help out. 

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Photo courtesy of Chris LaPorte
Photo courtesy of Chris LaPorte
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ArtPrize Up Close: Chris LaPorte Talks 2014 Entry, New Studio, Winning in 2010 and More [Video]

Chris LaPorte is back at ArtPrize in 2014 with "Family Room; Lineage". He talked with us about his latest piece, what's changed since winning in 2010, and plans for a new studio.

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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On October 7

There's just three more days to vote for ArtPrize 2014.

The ArtPrize 2014finalists for public voting and juried honors are in, and the top 20 in four categories on both lists get narrowed down through 11:59 p.m. Thursday.

Today (Tuesday, Oct. 7) is the 14th day of ArtPrize's 19-day run, with 1,825 artists represented by 1,536 entries at 174 venues in downtown Grand Rapids and Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

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Voting Deadline for November’s General Elections Is Today

There are a ton of things to be voted on this November and today is the last day you can register to vote. 

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Courtesy of the Emmett Township Department of Public Safety
Courtesy of the Emmett Township Department of Public Safety
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Michigan Police Officer Gives Young Mother a Car Seat Instead of a Ticket

A public safety officer from Emmett Township near Battle Creek went above and beyond the call of duty on Saturday.

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Matt Milhouse/100.5 The River
Matt Milhouse/100.5 The River
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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On October 6

There are only four more days to vote, and we're not talking the general election.

The ArtPrize 2014finalists for public voting and juried honors are in, and the top 20 in four categories on both lists is getting narrowed down through 11:59 p.m. Thursday.

Today (Monday, Oct. 6) is the 13th day of ArtPrize's 19-day run, with 1,825 artists represented by 1,536 entries at 174 venues in downtown Grand Rapids and Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

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