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Strong Storms Pound West Michigan, More Coming [Video]

Extremely strong thunderstorms ripped through portions of West Michigan on Saturday, leaving some pretty significant damage.

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Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Announces Full 2014 Summer Concert Series Lineup

Oh. My Goodness. The concerts coming to Frederik Meijer Gardens in 2014 are amazing.

In the past few months, we've heard of a few of the acts, but this morning, the Gardens announced their full lineup. Gavin DeGraw, O.A.R, CAKE, Counting Crows, the Barenaked Ladies and more will be making their way to Grand Rapids in the coming months. Here's the full lineup:

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Jojo Talks Boxing With Jordan Shimmell and Ron Buckner [Audio]

Ron is trying to achieve his goal of becoming an amateur boxer, jumping into the ring for the first time at age 43.  Jordan is his trainer, and in case you haven't heard, a pretty good boxer in his own right.

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Indiana State Police Confirm That Body Found Was Teleka Patrick

The Kalamazoo County Sheriff held a news conference Wednesday morning on further developments in the case of missing Kalamazoo doctor Teleka Patrick.

The Indiana State Police have confirmed that the body found in Lake Charles on Sunday is that of the missing Kalamazoo woman.

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Overall, Opening Night At The Whitecaps Was A Success!

Over 7,000 people packed into Fifth Third Ballpark--including the entire WFGR Airstaff--to watch the 'Caps win and rededicate the ballpark. After the fire that destroyed 20% of the suites happened in January, no one was quite sure if the park could host baseball in April.

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Trooper Paul Butterfield (Photo: Michigan State Police)
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Eric Knysz Gets Life in Prison for Killing Michigan State Trooper Paul Butterfield in Mason County

A 20-year-old Irons man was sentenced this afternoon to life in prison for killing Michigan State Trooper Paul Butterfield during a September 2013 traffic stop.

Eric Knysz received a life term from Mason Circuit Court Judge Richard Cooper, The Ludington Daily News reported.

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Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter in Grand Rapids in Honor of Late Betty Ford

Rosalynn Carter can readily identify with Betty Ford.

They served as first ladies at The White House in back-to-back terms in the 1970s.

Today, Carter, the wife of former President Jimmy Carter, is in Grand Rapids in honor of the 96th birthday of the late Ford, the spouse of former President Gerald Ford.

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My Five Favorite Baseball Movie Moments

In honor of the West Michigan Whitecaps' home opener tonight, I dug up my five favorite moments from baseball movies.  Two of which feature Kevin Costner.

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Photo courtesy of Chris (my boyfriend)
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West Michigan Whitecaps Home Opener Tonight at Fifth Third Ballpark

Beer and baseball are two of my favorite things (especially when enjoyed together!) and tonight is the home opener for the West Michigan Whitecaps.

First pitch is at 6:35 p.m. against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.

This is the first game since the fire that destroyed part of Fifth Third Ballpark in January.

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It’s Opening Day! Or Night! Let’s Get Pumped Up!

As it's the 20th Whitecaps home opener tonight, let's go back 5 more years, to 1989. The elder Bush was President, we didn't have to eat broccoli, and the World Series was interrupted by the San Francisco earthquake. And a little baseball movie was released on April 7.

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Photo courtesy of Chris (my boyfriend)
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West Michigan Whitecaps Rebuild Fifth/Third Ballpark [Video/Photos]

Following the fire in January that devastated many in West Michigan and left Fifth/Third Ballpark in a state that had many of us wondering if Opening Day would happen on time, the West Michigan Whitecaps have been hard at work rebuilding their home.

Opening Day for the Whitecaps at Fifth/Third Ballpark in Comstock Park is Tuesday, and West Michiganders are eagerly awaiting their first look at the revamped ballpark. I managed to get some sneak peek photos of the rebuild courtesy of my boyfriend (he's been on the crew rebuilding the park).

Check out the progress after the jump!

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Ready For Opening Day!? Here’s Fifth Third Ballpark!

The West Michigan Whitecaps open up their 20th season Tuesday, and I'm totally stealing this from Matt Milhouse at our sister station 100.5 The River.

It's a time-lapse view of the rebuilding at Fifth Third ballpark.

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