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WMU Kicks A Scholarship To A Walk On. Literally. [Video]

As the Western Michigan Broncos football team prepare for their huge season opener at Waldo Stadium against Big Ten power Michigan State, they decided to practice their onside kicks.

And they literally kicked a scholarship into the hands of walk on athlete Trevor Sweeney. At first he was confused, and then he was mobbed by his joyous teammates. Is it dusty in here?

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Michigan Legislators Look to Repeal Laws About Swearing & More

There are quite a few redundant, outdated, and antiquated laws on the books that police departments don't enforce that lawmakers want to get rid of them entirely. Get your f-bombs ready.

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Former Lions’ QB Erik Kramer Survives Gun Shot in Suicide Attempt

According to law enforcement sources and his former wife, former Lions' quarterback Erik Kramer shot himself on Tuesday night in an attempt to take his own life. 

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Grand Rapids’ Sharon Irving Impresses On ‘America’s Got Talent’ [Video]

Sharon Irving gave an inspirational performance during the live rounds of the NBC talent competition 'America's Got Talent', but will she get enough votes to move on?

Here's how you can help.

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Michigan Is ‘Less Snooty’ Than The Rest Of The Country, Grand Rapids Not Snooty At All

Travel web site RoadSnacks.net has compiled a list of the Ten Snobbiest Places in Michigan. And the Grand Rapids area failed to land a city on the list.

I guess that means we're down to earth and grounded. Right?

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Retired West Michigan Priest Removed From Ministry Due to Sex Abuse Claim

A retired Catholic priest in the Grand Rapids Diocese has been permanently removed from the ministry after reports of sexual abuse.

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New Movies Include ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ and ‘Return to Sender’ [Video]

Plan your weekend out with a look at all of the trailers for this weekend's new releases and Grand Rapids showtimes.

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Man’s Dream To Swim Across Lake Michigan Ends 400 Yards From Goal [Video]

Chris Lechner grew up in a swimming family, and his early trips to Lake Michigan inspired a dream to swim across the length of it. He came close enough to see his goal, only to have it snuffed by the power of a big lake rip current.

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Local Teens Write A Book About Grief, Loss and Hope

Six boys who became friends through Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids of Lowell are hoping to help other children deal with the death of a loved one by sharing their experiences in a recently published book, the “Guys’ Guide to Grief.” 

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New Movies Include ‘Fantasic Four’ and ‘The Gift’ [Video]

This weekend's new releases include a blockbuster reboot, Academy Award winning actors and a film for kids.

Watch full trailers of all of this weekend's new releases and see Grand Rapids showtimes.

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Photo Courtesy of Becky Connor Robirds via Facebook
Photo Courtesy of Becky Connor Robirds via Facebook
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Missing Middleville Teen Found

Haily VanderHeide has been missing since Monday, July 27, 2015. She was last seen at her home in Middleville on July 27 at 12:00 a.m.

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Giant Hogweed Returns To Michigan, and That’s Nothing To Celebrate [Video]

It sounds like something from a science fiction novel -- a wild weed that if touched will blind you. But it's real and it's return to Michigan is not a good thing.

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