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National Record Store Day: What Record Stores Meant To Me Growing Up

With National Record Store Day coming up on Saturday, I decided to reflect back on the time I spent hanging out at my local record store.

I'll also tell you about some of the activities going on at Grand Rapids record stores Saturday.

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Imprisoned GVSU Alumnus in Anti-Spying Video for FBI [Video]

As Grand Valley State University alumna, this story definitely caught my eye!

Glenn Duffie Shriver, of Jenison, was sentenced to four years in prison in 2011 for spying for China.

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Courtesy of The Michigan Department Of Corrections
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State Trooper Killer Eric Knysz Declared Clinically Brain Dead

Eric Knysz, the man who killed Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield has been declared clinically brain dead after hanging himself while in prison, according to WZZM-13.

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Grand Rapids Nets NBA D-League Franchise for 2014-15 Season

The NBA Development League today announced that SSJ Group, LLC, led by Steve Jbara, has purchased the Springfield Armor and is relocating the Massachusetts club to Grand Rapids for the 2014-15 season with a direct affiliation with the NBA's Detroit Pistons.

The announcement was made this afternoon at The DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center.

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Since the Stinkin’ Snow Messed Up Watching the Lunar Eclipse

 

I'm a big space nerd, so I was all over last night's total lunar eclipse.

I was prepared to stay up until 4 a.m. to watch the entire eclipse. I had my telescope set up and everything!

Unfortunately, those stupid clouds brought that stupid snow and blocked our view of the eclipse!

What a bummer.

Since we couldn't

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WZZM-13: State Trooper Killer Eric Knysz Attempts Suicide in Prison Cell

 

Eric Knysz, the man convicted of killing Michigan State Police Trooper Paul K. Butterfield, is hospitalized in critical condition after attempting suicide in his Jackson prison cell, WZZM-13 reported Monday night.

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Bryan Cranston Set to Star In Thriller Titled ‘Holland, Michigan’ [Video]

"Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston once again will be a mild-mannered husband who has a dark side in a new movie to be directed by Errol Morris ("Thin Blue Line").

Titled "Holland, Michigan," it's definitely NOT about the Tulip Time Festival.

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A crew works to restore electricity in northern Kent County in the aftermath of rainstorms since Saturday night. (Photo: Consumers Energy)
A crew works to restore electricity in northern Kent County in the aftermath of rainstorms since Saturday night. (Photo: Consumers Energy)
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WZZM-13: Evacuation Notice Issued Along Muskegon River in Newaygo County

 

Newaygo County Emergency Services is advising that people living along the Muskegon River, downstream of Croton, should prepare to evacuate immediately, WZZM-13 reports.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Captain America 2′ Reigns Supreme

This weekend saw a neck-and-neck race for the first spot at the box office, with the animated 'Rio 2' offering strong competition for last week's champion, 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier.'

When the dust, debris and feathers settled, the one starring the superhero took the first slot, but there is no shame in a second place that strong.

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Strong Storms Pound West Michigan, More Coming [Video]

Extremely strong thunderstorms ripped through portions of West Michigan on Saturday, leaving some pretty significant damage.

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Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Announces Full 2014 Summer Concert Series Lineup

Oh. My Goodness. The concerts coming to Frederik Meijer Gardens in 2014 are amazing.

In the past few months, we've heard of a few of the acts, but this morning, the Gardens announced their full lineup. Gavin DeGraw, O.A.R, CAKE, Counting Crows, the Barenaked Ladies and more will be making their way to Grand Rapids in the coming months. Here's the full lineup:

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Jojo Talks Boxing With Jordan Shimmell and Ron Buckner [Audio]

Ron is trying to achieve his goal of becoming an amateur boxer, jumping into the ring for the first time at age 43.  Jordan is his trainer, and in case you haven't heard, a pretty good boxer in his own right.

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