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Roads Flooded/Closed Across West Michigan

Some of us are considering buying the supplies to build an ark if this rain doesn't let up soon. I think it's a solid plan. Especially since, as of this morning, several roads are closed across West Michigan due to flooding. Our friends at WZZM-13 have compiled a list of the road closings that have been reported so far. See if your commuted will be affected after the jump.

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Missing Rockford Teens Found, Arrested For Break-In

Two teens from Rockford who were reported missing earlier this week have been found safe, but are now facing charges for a home break-in in Howard City.

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Kent County Sheriff’s Department Searching For Two Missing Rockford Teens

The Kent County Sheriff's Department Search and Rescue team are currently searching for two Rockford high school students. The search began on Monday evening after the two were reported missing.

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Tulip Time is but Weeks Away and They Need Volunteers

Holy-shmoly...Tulip time is less than a month away.  Where did the time go.

Tulip Time in Holland, is one of the top, major festivals in the United State.  Maybe, international, since people do come from around the world.  It's a fabulous gathering in West Michigan.  But it doesn't happen without hundreds of volunteer putting in countless hours making it work.

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It’s The Whitecaps Home Opener! [VIDEO]

For 20 years now, the Whitecaps have played a home baseball game early in April. The first game of most sports season is usually an important event. But the baseball opening day is different. Usually because it marks the beginning of spring. Even if its in spirit only. It IS the start of the summer long obsession with the national pasttime.

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West Michigan Massage Therapist Arrested For Criminal Sexual Conduct (Again)

Just a couple of weeks ago, I reported that a massage therapist by the name of Lawrence Urban was arrested on charges of criminal sexual conduct after a customer said she went to Therapeutic Stress Free Massage Center on Old 28th in Cascade Township for a massage and Urban inappropriately touched her. Well, Urban's at it again, it seems and was arrested again on April 1st on a new warrant after another customer came forward claiming that he had also inappropriately touched her sometime in late January or early February.

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West Michigan Massage Therapist Accused Of Inappropriately Touching Customer

If you're going to be a massage therapist, it's probably best not to inappropriately touch your clients. West Michigan massage therapist Lawrence Urban is definitely learning that lesson. (Also, side note: what about the looks of this man would make someone think, "Getting a massage from this guy is probably going to be totally fine!"?)

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West Michigan Easter Egg Hunts 2013

Easter is Sunday, March 31, but Easter egg hunts begin over a week before Easter.

There are many Easter egg hunts around West Michigan.

View our list and decide where to bring the kids for some Easter fun!

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It’s 60% Off Day At Seize The Deal.Com!

Who doesn't like a deal? I love em! I will go out of my way t be thrifty...which as we all know is the new extravagant. The other day I was in TGIFriday's here in our building downtown at Townsquare Plaza, and not only did I have an "eight dollar off an appetizer" coupon for filling out an online survey, it was also "Double Punch Tuesday" on their Lunch VIP cards, so I filled up my card and have a free lunch coming to me soon. So for 84 cents, I got 2 lunches. Bargin!

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A, Not so Dead Deer, Springs From car Trunk

This is a real happy ending story that has gone viral.  It's the story of a supposed dead deer, who wasn't.

Our news partner, WZZM TV13, had this story that happened in Kalamazoo.

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The New Whitecaps Food Choice–The Baco!

Its getting all kinds of national attention. The Whitecaps do this kind of stuff better than just about anybody when it comes to generating publicity in introducing a new food item. In the spirit of the "5th 3rd Burger" and "Chicks with Sticks" comes the newest creation of the 'Caps and 5th 3rd Ballpark. The Baco. The What?

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8-Year-Old Big Rapids Boy Creates LEGO Harlem Shake [Video]

I couldn't tell you what I was doing when I was eight years old, but chances are, I wasn't creating stop animation videos of LEGO mini figures doing the "Harlem Shake". But, Clay Oosterhouse from Big Rapids used his iPod touch, iMotion, iMovie, and some Legos to create what is by far the best "Harlem Shake" video I've seen so far. Clay's goal is to reach 1 million views, and to get to 1,000 by the end of the week. Check out the video after the jump!

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