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Saugatuck Named “Best Small Town Weekend Escape” for the Second Time

With the warmer weather here (sort of) and summer around the corner you'll probably start thinking about some vacations you want to take...

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10-year-old Lied About Attempted Abduction in Gaines Township

Kent County Undersheriff Michelle Young says that the girl admitted that she made up the story so that she wouldn't get in trouble for missing the school bus

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Grand Rapids Football Club Teams With Whitecaps For ‘Futbol At The Ballpark’

To say that pro soccer in Grand Rapids has been a success would be an understatement. The fledgling GRFC has already moved up a division in the pro soccer establishment, and now they're planning a big game out at Fifth Third Park.

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Climax-Scotts High School Closed After Hand-written Bomb Threat Found

Climax-Scotts High School and Junior High students have been released and all evening activities have been cancelled after the school received a threat this morning, Fox 17 reports. 

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Arthritis Foundation Honors Single Mother from Jenison

This Saturday is the Annual Walk To Cure Arthritis at the John Ball Park Zoo. One of those to be honored at the event is a 39 year old Jenison single mother.

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Suspect Arrested in Connection With Homicide at GRCC Parking Lot

UPDATE (5/2/16 4:30 p.m.): The Grand Rapids Police Department say that they have arrested 19-year-old Marcus Bivens for stabbing and assaulting Jeanne Huntoon near GRCC's campus.

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Photo Courtesy of Frederik Meijer Gardens
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23 Meijer Gardens’ Summer Concert Shows Sell Out in First Weekend

A good majority of the shows scheduled for this summer at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park have already sold out.

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Vintage Map Shows Grand Rapids In 1868 [Video]

This video of a man going over a vintage map of Grand Rapids in 1868 shows the city in its early infancy, complete with actual rapids and river boats that ran goods to the Lakeshore.

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Shauna Green-Smith via Facebook
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Son’s Memorial Bench Stolen from Belding Mom’s Yard

A mother in West Michigan is asking for help getting back a memorial bench she says was stolen from her yard.

The bench was given to Shauna Green-Smith in honor of her son, 10-year-old Devon Morrison, who died in 2013.

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Saying ‘Vagina’ in Class Gets Battle Creek Middle School Teacher Fired

Boys have a penis, girls have a vagina, and you aren't allowed to use either of those words in the classrooms of this particular school district without prior approval.

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Paul McCartney Coming To Grand Rapids

He's played every major city in the US and Europe, but one place Paul McCartney has never been is Grand Rapids. Until now. This morning it was announced that Paul McCartney will be playing one show August 15 at Van Andel Arena. 

Tickets go on sale Monday, May 2.

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Four Awesome Places in Grand Rapids to Celebrate National Pretzel Day

Happy National Pretzel Day! In honor of one of America's favorite snacks, we've found four spots in Grand Rapids where you can score free pretzels!

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