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Boyne Highlands Ski Lodge Damaged By Fire [Video]

A fire at the main lodge at the Boyne Highlands Ski Resort left twelve people injured early Sunday and the ski resort closed, at least temporarily.

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Antonio "L.A." Reid's 50th Birthday Party - Inside
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Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey Bringing Their ‘All The Hits’ Tour To Van Andel Arena [Video]

Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey announced their 'All The Hits' Tour today, and it will stop in Grand Rapids at Van Andel Arena Tuesday, March 28, 2017. 

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Uber Experiments With Driverless Cars
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Michigan Passes Law Allowing Driverless Cars Without Steering Wheels Or Pedals

The Michigan Senate passed a series of bills that will allow autonomous cars on the road without drivers being present in the car.  The bills overturn a previous law from 2013 that requires a backup driver to be present in an autonomous car...

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West Michigan Organizations May Have ‘Breakthrough’ in Fight Against Parkinson’s Disease

Science Translational Medicine reports that a new drug originally developed for type 2 diabetes is being prepared for human clinical trials in hope of finding the world's first treatment to slow Parkinson's disease.

The drug was developed by Kalamazoo-based Metabolic Solutions Development Company and supported by research from Van Andel Research Institute's Center for Neurodegenerative Science.

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14-Year-Old Boy Connected to Robberies at a W. MI Gas Station

A 14-year-old boy, from Port Sheldon, has been charged with two counts of armed robbery and one count of breaking-and-entering, in Ottawa County...

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MAC Championship - Western Michigan v Ohio
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WMU Now Has A Scented Candle To Celebrate Its Undefeated Season

After WMU's stellar year on the football field there was really only one more thing they needed - their own scented candle.

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West Michigan’s First Chick-fil-A FINALLY Gets an Opening Date!

FINALLY! The wait is (almost) over!

West Michigan's first Chick-fil-A announced that they will be opening Thursday, January 12th. The announcement was made on their Facebook page in the comments section...

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How the World has Changed Since the Last Detroit Lions Playoff Win

The Detroit Lions are playing with confidence, finding ways to win and own first place in the NFC North. Yes, the Detroit Lions.

The Lions still have work to do to get to the playoffs, but the opportunity is there.

Here's a look at how the world has changed since the last time the Lions won a playoff game.

It's been a while.

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Sons Of Serendip To Perform Christmas Concert At First United Methodist Sunday [Video]

If you're a fan of NBC's 'America's Got Talent', you'll recognize this band from the 2014 season when they finished as a runner up.

The Sons of Serendip will perform two Christmas themed shows Sunday at the unique church venue at First United Methodist Church, 227 E. Fulton.

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FBI Agent Charged with Felonies for Shooting at a Grand Rapids Police Officer

An FBI Agent from Las Vegas was arraigned Wednesday morning on three felony charges after shooting at a Grand Rapids police officer early Tuesday morning.

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Stores with the Best Return Policies in West Michigan

While the mall and stores are currently filled with holiday shoppers, pretty soon it will be the opposite.

The day after Christmas is the unofficial holiday of "Returning Day" (I just made that up)...

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How the Western Michigan Broncos Prepare for GameDay

ESPN recently followed P.J. Fleck to see how he preps the 13-0 Broncos. I love that they describe him as half coach and life coach. 

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