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Memorial Day In West Michigan

Plenty of events are scheduled to mark Memorial Day around West Michigan.

From the ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park in Grand Rapids to the parade in Jenison, here's a good list of the festivities.

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Y’All Ready For an Awesome ’80s Holiday Weekend? [Video]

Are you all ready for an awesome '80s holiday weekend!

Of COURSE you are! Who DOESN'T love the '80s?

It's when I grew up, became a real person and developed a love for music and radio! Plus, let's be honest, Molly Ringwald was super hot!

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New Movies This Week: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ and ‘Blended’ [Video]

It's been like three whole weeks since we've had a new major comic-book movie hit theaters, so you can all relax now—the X-Men are back! As are Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, in their their third rom-com together.

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All-New Meteor Shower – Camelopardalid – Will Be Visible Friday Night & Saturday Morning

An all-new meteor shower is expected to happen Friday night and into early Saturday morning. Here is what you need to know about the Camelopardalid meteor shower: 

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West Michigan Memorial Day Parades – 2014

Memorial Day is May 26.

West Michigan will remember those who died while serving our country at a variety of events.

Prepare to honor those who have given so much and view our list of Memorial Day parades in West Michigan.

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Watch As A Huge Fog Bank Rolls In Off Lake Michigan [Video]

Warm days combined with a cool lake provides some interesting weather phenomenon along Lake Michigan.

Some fishermen off the coast of Frankfort captured some wonderful footage of a huge fog bank rolling in.  

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West Michigan Teen Dies After Jumping Into Lake Michigan

A hospital spokesman says the West Ottawa High School student who jumped into Lake Michigan from the pier at Holland State Park has died.

Emergency crews were called to Holland State Park around 6:20 p.m. Wednesday night following the report of a person in the water.

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$1 Million Mega Millions Ticket Sold At Kentwood Store

If you bought a Mega Millions ticket in Kentwood last night, you're going to want to double check your numbers.

A $1 million dollar winning ticket for Tuesday's drawing was sold at Old Mother Hubbard's cupboard, on Breton Road SE in Kentwood.

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GVSU Hosting Division II Track & Field Championships May 22 – 24

Grand Valley State University is hosting the 2014 NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field National Championships starting Thursday, May 22.

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Dental Records Confirm Body Found In Walker Is Yolanda Reyes [Video]

The Kent County Medical Examiner says that dental records have confirmed the body found in Walker on Friday morning is that of Yolanda Reyes, the missing mother of four.

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Vote Now to Help Name Grand Rapids Top Town In America – Round 2

Grand Rapids has made it to Round 2 in Outside Magazine's ongoing "Best Town In America" contest.

In round one, Grand Rapids beat out Omaha, Neb.

This round, Grand Rapids is pitted against La Crosse, Wis. I've never been to La Crosse, but I can already tell you that Grand Rapids is better.

Want to help Grand Rapids move on to the next round? 

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BREAKING: Dorr Elementary School Evacuated

UPDATE (2:00 p.m.): Roughly 600 kids were evacuated from Dorr Elementary School and can be picked up a few blocks from the school at fire station. Police are still investigating the suspicious package at this time.

UPDATE (1:25 p.m.): Authorities are saying that the school has been evacuated as a precaution after a suspicious package was left outside of the building. Traffic is currently being detoured away from the area.

According to our friends at WZZM-13, Students at Dorr Elementary School have evacuated the building and are at the fire barn nearby. The evacuation occurred around 12:45 p.m. on Monday.

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