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UPDATE: Kidnapping Scheme was a Prank

Yesterday, we told you about a possible kidnapping scheme around Michigan, but turns out it was a prank this entire time.

A teenage girl, from the Flint area, posted a picture on Facebook earlier this week of a shirt tied around her windshield wipers warning people that this was a way for kidnappers to distract woman...

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The Japanese Tried To Bomb Dorr in 1945. Wait. What? [Video]

In an effort to get revenge for the Doolittle Raids, the Japanese sent up hot air balloons loaded with incindiery devices, hoping that a few would make it to the United States.

Most of them landed in the Pacific Northwest, but one of them made it all the way to Dorr in Allegan County.

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Courtesy of Joshua Runey
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West Michigan Man Finds a GIANT Cheeto! [Photos]

A Muskegon man is debating what to do with the giant Cheeto he found in his bag of Cheetos Puffs.

Joshua Runey said that he wasn't going to eat it because a bunch of people already touched it, which is a wise decision

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WARNING: Be Aware of a Potential Kidnapping Scheme in Michigan

Pay attention to your windshield.

A teenage girl from the Flint-area, was walking to her car, after finishing her shift at the Genesee Valley Mall...

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Video Tour Of Mount Pleasant Brings Back Memories [Video]

The more things change, the more they remain the same.

While this video tour of Mount Pleasant brings back some great memories of places I hung out when I was going to Central, it also highlights the changes the town has seen in the thirty plus years since.

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Deep Fried Bubble Gum? My Favorites In The Annual Whitecaps Menu Vote

I'm not even sure how one would even deep fry bubble gum, but it's one of the menu choices you can help add to the Whitecaps' ballpark fare this summer.

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‘Cool Brews. Hot Eats’ Promo Video will Make your Mouth Water

One phrase came to mind when watching this video. Food porn.

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CMU Hoop Star Featured On The CBS Evening News [Video]

Yesterday, I told you about Central Michigan basketball stand out Marcus Keene, who is about to close in on the NCAA scoring title.

Last night, the CBS Evening News exposed Keenesanity to the nation.

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Hiring Gains Drop Unemployment Rate To 7.7 Percent
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The City of Grand Rapids Wants To Hire You! [Video]

Over 300 city workers are about to retire over the next three years, and that means job openings for you, especially if you have a particular set of skills.

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Three Michigan Cities Named On List Of America’s Most Affordable Cities

Every year, Forbes ranks America's most affordable cities to live in based on housing, food, utilities, gas, transportation, and medical expenses...

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HELLO! Mark Wahlberg Is In Grand Rapids!!!!

ATTENTION EVERYONE

Mark Wahlberg was spotted in Grand Rapids!!

More specifically, he was spotted having lunch at the Six One Six Lounge at the JW Marriott according to MLive...

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Multiple Outback, Carrabba’s & Bonefish Grill Restaurants Will Be Closing

After Carrabba's in Kentwood randomly closed their doors last week it left people wondering "why?!" Now we may have an answer.

WXYZ Detroit reports that Bloomin' Brands, the company that owns not only Carrabba's but Outback Steakhouse and Bonefish Grill, will be closing multiple locations of each restaurant, nationwide...

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