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Man’s Dream To Swim Across Lake Michigan Ends 400 Yards From Goal [Video]

Chris Lechner grew up in a swimming family, and his early trips to Lake Michigan inspired a dream to swim across the length of it. He came close enough to see his goal, only to have it snuffed by the power of a big lake rip current.

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Local Teens Write A Book About Grief, Loss and Hope

Six boys who became friends through Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids of Lowell are hoping to help other children deal with the death of a loved one by sharing their experiences in a recently published book, the “Guys’ Guide to Grief.” 

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New Movies Include ‘Fantasic Four’ and ‘The Gift’ [Video]

This weekend's new releases include a blockbuster reboot, Academy Award winning actors and a film for kids.

Watch full trailers of all of this weekend's new releases and see Grand Rapids showtimes.

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Photo Courtesy of Becky Connor Robirds via Facebook
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Missing Middleville Teen Found

Haily VanderHeide has been missing since Monday, July 27, 2015. She was last seen at her home in Middleville on July 27 at 12:00 a.m.

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Giant Hogweed Returns To Michigan, and That’s Nothing To Celebrate [Video]

It sounds like something from a science fiction novel -- a wild weed that if touched will blind you. But it's real and it's return to Michigan is not a good thing.

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High Winds Leave Thousands Without Power in West Michigan

Sunday night's severe weather and high winds left nearly 200,000 without power across Michigan, including over 20,000 in West Michigan.

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August Wee Difference: ‘In The Image’ Helps School Kids Get New Shoes

In The Image is a local, faith-based non profit organization that shows God's love by changing one life, one child and one family at a time.

Their S.H.O.E.S. program has put new shoes on the feet of elementary school children for the past 18 years. Find out how easy it is to volunteer or help out by supplying shoes to this great program.

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Tanger Outlets Grand Rapids Opening Morning [Photos]

Thousands are heading to the new Tanger Outlets mall in Byron Township which opened today at 10AM.

See the crowds at this morning's opening!

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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...

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