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Shania Twain to Make Grand Rapids Stop On Her ‘Final Tour’ [Video]

Country and pop legend Shania Twain has announced a July 11 performance at Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena as part of her "Rock This Country" tour, which she claims will be her final tour. 

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Gilda’s LaughFest’s Community Kickoff Moved to Fountain Street Church

Gilda’s LaughFest is relocating its LaughFest Community Kickoff for the 10-day festival on Thursday night to Fountain Street Church because of weather concerns, festival officials announced.

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DeVos Family Buys Stake in Chicago Cubs

Crain's Chicago Business reports that the DeVos family, owners of Amway and the NBA's Orlando Magic, have bought a stake in Major League Baseball's Chicago Cubs.

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Kentwood Jewelry Store Robbed; Police Searching for Suspect

Police are currently searching for the suspect in an armed robbery at a Kentwood jewelry store Monday morning.

The robbery was reported at 10:49 a.m. EST at West Michigan Jewelry Exchange, 4634 South Division Avenue.

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Greatest Hits 98.7 WFGR’s March 2015 Playlist of Top Songs

Fleetwood Mac's 'Say You Love Me'

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Is Radio Shack Really Going Away?

A week ago, I wrote that Radio Shack is going bankrupt and closing all of it's stores.

And while some have closed, not all of them are.

New developments have surfaced in the tale of Radio Shack's demise.

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Why Are Gas Prices Going Up?

The price of a gallon of gas is one of the most heated topics of discussion next to the color of a certain dress.

And the important question: Why do gas prices keep going up?

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Net Neutrality and What The Internet Is Really Good For

I'm sure by now you have heard the term net neutrality -- the idea that the Internet is more like a utility (gas and electric) than just a normal service (cable and tv).

The FCC voted Thursday to keep the internet free.

What does that mean for you, the internet user at large?

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It’s Been a Wacky Winter of Weather [Infographic]

Lots of snow in November, almost no snow in December and now near-record cold has added up to one of the most unusual winters ever in West Michigan.

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Hall & Oates Books May 9 Date at Van Andel Arena [Video]

The legendary rock-and-roll duo Hall & Oates is making a return to Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena on May 9!

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New Movies (This Week) Include ‘Focus,’ ‘The Lazarus Effect’ and ‘Maps to the Stars’ [Video]

Some big names in this weekend's movie premieres including: Will Smith and Margot Robbie in Focus; Olivia Wilde in The Lazarus Effect; and Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska and Robert Pattinson in Maps to the Stars.

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FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules For Open Internet

The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 Thursday to adopt net neutrality rules for an open internet.

The FCC's decision makes for regulating internet service providers like public utilities, prohibiting companies from charging for faster lanes on the internet.

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