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Gas Prices Drop In Wyoming. Is It A Gas War?

War is never good, unless it's a gas price war like the one raging in Wyoming between 28th and 44th Streets.

A check on GasBuddy.com shows prices at Wyoming stations in those neighborhoods running about 42 cents a gallon cheaper than the rest of Kent County. But why?

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New Scams Popping Up Around West Michigan

The Ionia County Sheriff's Office took to Facebook today to warn residents about a few scams that have popped up in the area recently.

One scam involves an "unmarked" police vehicle, while another involves extortion and compromising photos. 

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Previously Unreleased Jojo Sky Diving Video

Tony Gwinn from West Michigan Sky Diving sent along some more footage of my sky dive from earlier this summer.

This video is from the free falling part of the tandem jump, and even though looking over the Lake Michigan skyline was beautiful, THIS was the best part.

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Five Things to Look Forward to at America On Tap This Saturday

Everyone's favorite summer craft beer festival, America on Tap, returns to John Ball Park this Saturday from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.!

So, what kinds of things can you look forward to at America on Tap? Here a

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Mico Industries Investing $8.2 million in Kentwood, Adding 81 Jobs

The Right Place, along with state partners and the City of Kentwood, today announced Mico Industries will invest $8.2 million to expand in Kentwood and add 81 new jobs.

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Caledonia Township Warning Residents of Scam

Caledonia Township is warning residents about a scam in the area. Two men have been approaching homes in the area stating that they are with the Township Assessing Department and are requesting access to people's homes in order to take photos of the interior. 

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New Movies Include ‘Minions,’ ‘Strangerland’ and ‘Self/Less’ [Video]

After weeks of dominance by Jurassic World and Inside Out, it's time for some more movies to take their shot at the box office lead.

Minions, The Gallows, Self/Less and more are now in theaters.

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America On Tap – The Full List of Breweries and Beers is Here!

We're gearing up for everyone's favorite summer craft beer festival - America on Tap! We've been working to secure all of our breweries and the beers they'll be bringing, and we finally have the final list!

Check it out!

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Homeless Pianist Reunited With Son [Video]

A homeless man's piano playing has turned his life upside down.

In the week since enthralling a Tampa, Florida crowd with his take on Styx' 'Come Sail Away', Donald Gould has received a makeover, been offered a college scholarship, and now he's been reunited with his son, a Michigan resident.

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Baby Natallya’s Father Pleads Guilty to Hiding Her Body

Matthew Bradley, father of 4-month-old Natallya Rich, now faces two to seven years in prison for concealing the death of his daughter.

Bradley pleaded guilty Tuesday to concealing Baby Natallya's body and being a habitual offender.

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Police Respond to Another Attempted Robbery at Medawar Jewelers

Police crews are on the scene of an attempted robbery at Paul Medawar’s Fine Jewelry on Plainfield Avenue Tuesday afternoon.

This is not the first time the store has been the target of robbers. The most recent time someone attempted to rob them was in January.

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Grandwich 2015 Is Underway

Grandwich, the annual quest to find a new and unique sandwich for Grand Rapids is up and running.

Among this year's offerings: a Cuban pork sandwich named after a TV character and something I've never heard of before called 'pulled bacon'.

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