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John VanderHaagen
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Grand Rapids Griffins Battle Rockford IceHogs on Twitter

The Grand Rapids Griffins and Rockford IceHogs have a history of mixing it up on the ice.

Today, the rivalry carried over onto Twitter.

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Grand Rapids’ Murder Rate Drops to Lowest Level in 50 Years

The murder rate in Grand Rapids has dropped to its lowest level in 50 years.

The Grand Rapids Police Department released 2014 statistics Wednesday morning. In 2014, there were only six murders in Grand Rapids. In 2013, Grand Rapids saw 17 murders. Over the last 24 years, Grand Rapids has averaged just over 17 murders per year.

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Courtesy West Michigan Whitecaps
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West Michigan Whitecaps, Detroit Tigers Extend Contract to 2020

The Detroit Tigers and West Michigan Whitecaps announced today that it has agreed to a two-year extension of its player development contract.

The agreement will keep Detroit Tigers prospects playing at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park through the 2020 season.

Tigers Director of Minor League Operations Dan Lunetta said that moving forward with the Whitecaps was an easy decision.

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Five Ways to Save Money on Winter Heating

This winter has brought colder-than-normal temperatures to West Michigan.

We have some tips on how to stay warm and save money.

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Phil Dawson/WZZM-13
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193 Vehicles Involved In I-94 Pileup Killing One [Video]

The massive multi-vehicle crash that shut down a five-mile stretch of I-94 near Galeburg on Friday continues to keep the interstate closed.

Authorities with Michigan State Police and the Michigan Department of Transportation report that 193 vehicles were involved, which includes 76 semis and 117 passenger cars and SUVs, according to WZZM-13. One person was killed and 23 others were injured.

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The Rivalry: Hope Vs. Calvin Enters Its 95th Year [Video]

Calvin College in Grand Rapids and Hope College in Holland compete on many playing fields, but none more intense than their long, storied rivalry on the basketball floor, which enters its 95th year Saturday at Hope's DeVos Fieldhouse.

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Irina Igumnova
Irina Igumnova
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More Than 150 Vehicles in I-94 Pileup Near Galesburg; One Reported Dead [Video]

Both directions of I-94 are closed between Kalamazoo and Battle Creek because of a multi-vehicle crash involving semi-trucks.

The interstate is closed between Galesburg and Climax, WZZM-13, Michigan State Police and the Michigan Department of Transportation report.

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Snowstorm’s Snowfall Piles Up Over a Foot in Parts of West Michigan [Infographic]

Welcome back to winter, with snowfall totals from the snowstorm plowing into greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan piling up more than a foot of the white, fluffy stuff, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office.

Plus, more -- 2 to four inches is being forecast -- is coming along with wind chills below zero degrees, gusting winds up to 30 miles per hour and blowing and drifting snow making travel hazardous with a winter storm warning in effect until this afternoon.

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New Movies (This Week): ‘Taken 3,’ ‘Inherent Vice,’ ‘Selma’ and ‘Predestination’ [Video]

Winter sports are fun, but sometimes you need to head indoors to warm up for a bit.

This weekend offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the benefits of a nice, warm cinema with a diverse selection of new movies showing at the theaters.

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Rachel Kramer
Rachel Kramer
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‘Significant’ Winter Weather Blowing In for Greater Grand Rapids, West Michigan [Infographic]

Winter is blasting in in an even bigger way.

The National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office has issued a winter storm warning for this afternoon through Friday afternoon, calling the wintry blast coming our way in greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan as "significant."

Basically, more than a foot of snow is possible with heavy snow beginning about 2 p.m. EST and continuing through Friday. Wind gusts are forecast to be up to 45 miles per hour, with blowing and drifting snow and wind chills of 10 degrees below zero.

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CBS Premieres ‘Battle Creek’ Trailer; Show Includes Mascot Killed at Cereal Festival [Video]

"Battle Creek" is a cop drama from the creator of "Breaking Bad" and takes place in Battle Creek.

An early review reveals drama surrounding stolen maple syrup and a mascot killed at the Cereal Festival.

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Grand Rapids Sitting On The Edge Of Bad And Worse For Friday Storm

Snow total maps released by the National Weather Service find most of the Grand Rapids metro sitting on the eastern edge of the lake driven storm. A few miles could mean the difference between 6 inches and a foot of accumulation.

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