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New Movies (This Week): ‘Black or White,’ ‘Project Almanac’ and ‘Wild Card’ [Video]

Three new movies are hitting theaters this week.

Their themes are focused on a grieving widower, a group of teens and a recovering gambling addict.

Take a closer look and watch the trailers before heading out.

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Wyoming Police Officer Shot, Expected to be OK

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Post by WZZM 13 Grand Rapids.

It was a scary situation in Wyoming Thursday afternoon after a police officer was shot while responding to a domestic call.

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Shaggy the Dog Equals Freedom! [Video]

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West Michigan Residents Concerned About Suspicious, Pushy Vacuum Salespeople

Residents in several West Michigan counties are voicing concerns about a group of salespeople using aggressive techniques to sell vacuum cleaners.

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Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Meets Manny Pacquio; Makes Boxing Folks Wonder If Bout Is Imminent

The boxing world has been buzzing about talks to put Grand Rapids native WBC welterweight boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr., in the ring with WBA champ Manny Pacquiao.

On Tuesday night, it appears to have gotten a step closer to happening.

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Gregg Allman Announces Spring 2015 Tour with March 17 Kalamazoo Date

The Allman Brothers Band may have ground to a halt, but former leader Gregg Allman clearly isn't planning on becoming a homebody.

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Muskegon’s Orchard View High School Evacuated Due to Bomb Threat

UPDATE (11:45 p.m.): No bomb was found and students returned to class around 11:30 a.m.

Police crews are currently searching Orchard View High School in Muskegon following a bomb threat that was called in.

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TEDxGrandRapids 2015 Applications Open; Launch Party Is February 4

TEDxGrandRapids returns to Grand Rapids Civic Theatre on May 7.

Applications to attend the event are now open.

A launch party for this year's TEDxGrandRapids is slated Feb. 4 at Downtown Market.

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Parents of Four-Year-Old Boy Hit by Car While Sledding Ask Driver to Come Forward

A 4-year-old boy is still recovering in the hospital after being hit by a car Saturday in Grand Rapids.

Gabriel Castillo, Jr., was sledding in Richmond Park when his sled changed course and he slid into neighboring Richmond Street NW.

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Bird’s-Eye Views of Lake Michigan’s Wintry Shoreline Near Grand Haven [Video]

Talk about cool.

Byron Center's Tommy Sadler took some awesome Lake Michigan shoreline visuals on Saturday at Rosy Mound Natural Area near Grand Haven.

The aerials were shot with a DJI Phantom 2 drone-mounted GoPro camera.

Wintry and wonderful.

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Grand Rapids Start Up Company May Be a Musician’s Best Friend [Video]

A Grand Rapids based start up company is looking for funding for a device they claim will help musicians keep their wooden instruments from being damaged.

Healthy Strings has developed a high tech sensor that can keep older, authentic guitars, violins and cellos from being damaged by harsh conditions.

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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic Put Off Ice for Rest of Weekend Because of Conditions

The WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015 is done for the weekend and its remaining games will be rescheduled because of tenuous ice conditions at Richmond Park.

As of 9 p.m. EST Saturday, it was determined by tournament officials the ice at the Grand Rapids park was no longer in playable condition and Sunday's schedule has been canceled, said Angela Paasche, the tourney's director and Townsquare Media Grand Rapids live events manager.

Forty-five teams had played games Friday and Saturday in the WGRD Pond Hockey Classic, presented by Labatt Blue and Dematic. Most of Saturday's games had been completed.

Plans are to announce rescheduling of the remainder of the tournament early next week, Paasche said.

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