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Internet Slang Added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Last week we told you about how the Scrabble dictionary made idiotic words like 'lolz' and 'ridic' acceptable for the game, and now it seems the Merriam-Webster dictionary is embracing some new vocabulary as well.

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Man Finds Message In A Bottle Along The Grand River [Video]

Back in 1994, twin girls from Lansing put a message in a container and set afloat down the Grand River. Sunday, while hunting for morels in Ionia, Terry Smith found it.

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Prince Releases New Track Called ‘Baltimore,’ Plays Rally 4 Peace [Audio]

Remember the song we told you Prince would be doing in response to the Baltimore situation? Well, E! Online said he released it Saturday – the day before his Rally 4 Peace concert in that city. 

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Jimmy Fallon Celebrates Mother’s Day With #MomQuotes [Video]

We tease our Moms because we love them, and Jimmy Fallon on Thursday's Tonight Show, paid tribute to Mom's the world over by having his Twitter followers give up their favorite Mom quote.

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Throwback Thursday: Grand Rapids In The ’50s, When It Was Known As ‘The Gateway To The Playground Of A Nation’ [Video]

The Tumblr site FYGR stumbled across this wonderful postcard packet of Grand Rapids in the early '50s, featuring wonderful drawings of the steamboat on Reeds Lake and the bridge over the duck pond at the John Ball Park Zoo.

Enjoy this wonderful trip back in time.

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Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images
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Kirk Gibson, vows to ‘meet the challenge’ with His Battle with Parkinson’s

 

The Detroit Free Press and WZZM TV has reported that Detroit Tigers legend and former Michigan State 2-sport star Kirk Gibson has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

Gibson, in his f

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Great Shot of the Steelhead Running at Hesperia Dam [Video]

Spring is steelhead season in Michigan as the big trout return to the streams they were born in to spawn.

West Michigan Drone took some great shots of the steelhead running up at the Hesperia Dam.

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Hey, Kool-Aid!!

Ah, yes. The dog days of summer

Growing up in a small suburb of Detroit in the '70s and '80s, the day would start with rolling out of bed on a muggy summer morning.

Our home back then didn’t have central air. So, the house was already getting warm with the morning sun, get to the kitchen and pour yourself a bowl of Cap 'n Crunch cereal, and head outside to play.

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Play Pac Man On The Streets Of Grand Rapids

There's nothing more exhilarating as being run down by Blinky on East Leonard Street is there?

Google Maps offers a Pac Man live play feature on any map you want to play on, even your own neighborhood. But beware, the angled streets surrounding Monroe Center are a bitch to navigate.

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Wee Difference For April Is Degage Ministries [Video]

Serving 400 to 500 individuals daily, Dégagé Ministries offers help and hope to homeless and disadvantaged individuals in our community.

Its mission is "to reflect the love of Christ to all who come through our doors by building relationships and offering programs that offer dignity and respect".

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Motley Crue’s Vince Neil Suing Woman Who Ran His Facebook Account

Motley Crue singer Vince Neil says he is taking an Oregon woman to court in order to regain access to various social media accounts, including his own Facebook page.

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John Cusack To Play Brian Wilson In ‘Love and Mercy’ [Video]

On paper, it doesn't sound like it would work, John Cusack playing the Beach Boys enigmatic song writer, Brian Wilson, who suffered from mental illness at what should have been the height of his career.

But after checking out the trailer, it looks like a pretty good film.

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