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Jury Finds 13-Year-Old Jamarion Lawhorn Guilty of First Degree Murder

Jamarion Lawhorn, the 13-year-old boy who was accused of fatally stabbing a younger boy at a Kentwood playground last August, has been found guilty of first degree murder.

This summer, a Kent County judge ruled that Lawhorn was competent to assist in his own defense for the slaying of Connor Verkerke at the Pinewood Village mobile home park in August 2014.

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Kraft is Recalling 335,000 Cases of Cheese Slices

Listen up before you make your next grilled cheese sandwich! Kraft Heinz is recalling 335,000 cases of cheese slices!

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College Football Starts Tonight, Here’s The Rundown of Michigan Schools In Action

It's the most wonderful time of the year! The time when marching band music is joyous to hear, and the student section limps home apathetically after another loss.

Michigan schools have a tough slate of games to get through, here's the schedule and a off kilter prediction from me.

Remember kids, no wagering!!

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LaughFest Will Return for a Sixth Season

The nation’s first-ever festival of laughter, Gilda’s LaughFest, announced Wednesday that the event will return for its sixth season.

LaughFest 2016 is scheduled for March 10 through March 20. 

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Labor Day Events in West Michigan

The unofficial end of summer brings with it opportunities to get out and have fun.

See Labor Day weekend events coming to West Michigan!

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West Michigan Online Job Fair

The West Michigan Online Job Fair is focused on helping connect people in West Michigan with employers in finding employment opportunities that matter.

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Campfires are a big part of the outdoor fun over Labor Day weekend and throughout the summer in Michigan. This holiday season, the DNR urges everyone to take extra precautions while lighting, enjoying and extinguishing their campfires. (Photo courtesy of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources)
Campfires are a big part of the outdoor fun over Labor Day weekend and throughout the summer in Michigan. This holiday season, the DNR urges everyone to take extra precautions while lighting, enjoying and extinguishing their campfires. (Photo courtesy of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources)
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Michigan DNR Encourages Residents to Keep Fire Safety in Mind Labor Day Weekend

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is urging residents and visitors alike to be cautious with outdoor fires this Labor Day weekend.

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Wee Difference For September: Shields Of Hope

Shields of Hope is run by firefighters and police officers from West Michigan, who give back to their communities by providing assistance to those suffering from cancer.

Many times, the burden of having a loved one afflicted with this disease means families need a helping hand, and that's where Shields of Hope steps in, providing physical, emotional and financial assistance to those in need.

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Photo Courtesy of the Mecosta County Sheriff's Department
Photo Courtesy of the Mecosta County Sheriff's Department
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‘Person of Interest’ Sought After Big Rapids Break-Ins

The man is being described as a “person of interest” in regards to break-ins at the Oakwood Townhouses in Big Rapids over the weeknd. Police say that the break-ins occurred Saturday night during a large party at the townhouses.

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Fun for the Whole Family This Weekend at New Salem Old Iron Fun Day!

This Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. head on out to Dorr for the New Salem Old Iron (and everything else) Fun Day! (Formerly Weber Tractor Day.)

This free family fun-filled festival features vintage tractors and machinery, classic cars, and other relics of the past! Enjoy food, bluegrass music, tractor plowing, tractor pulling, and horse/mule plowing. Plus, show off your cool old stuff!

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Grand Haven, Muskegon, and Holland Named Top Three Beach Towns In Michigan

As a former Grand Haven resident, I'm a little biased, but yeah, it's the best damn beach town in Michigan, from the high end art galleries on Washington to the dive bars like the Tip-A-Few, Grand Haven has something for everyone.

And now, it's official, at least according to the ever listing Thrillist web site.

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Photo courtesy of Meijer
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Fake Meijer Coupon Making its Rounds on Social Media

The supposed $100 back-to-school coupon for Meijer stores has been making the rounds on social media, and would be great, but it's a scam.

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