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Sinbad, Madigan, Breuer, Willman and Kosta to Perform at LaughFest’s Signature Event

Gilda's Laughfest announced Tuesday that this year’s Signature Event will celebrate the festival’s fifth year with a lineup of returning LaughFest comedians coming together for the first time

LaughFest also announced the remaining acts for the 2015 festival, which will run from March 5 to 15 at venues in Grand Rapids, Lowell and Holland.

The Signature Event will take place on Tuesday, March 10, at DeVos Performance Hall and will be hosted by Michael Kosta, the winner of LaughFest’s 2011 stand-up competition. The event will feature headlining acts from LaughFest’s past years, including Jim Breuer, Kathleen Madigan, Sinbad and Justin Willman.

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Grand Rapids Father, Son Reunited After Finding Letter Hidden by Late Wife [Video]

An elderly West Michigan man recently got a real shock when he found out that he had a 61-year-old son, despite trying unsuccessfully to have children with his wife throughout their marriage.

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Michigan Parents Who Refuse to Vaccinate Children Will Now Have to Take Extra Steps

Parents who refuse to get their children vaccinated due to philosophical or religious reasons will now have to take more steps spelled out in a  new policy by the Michigan Department of Community Health.

As of Jan. 1, parents will have to have their vaccination waivers certified by their local health department, WZZM-13 reported.

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Grand Rapids Metro Area Has Bed Bugs [Infographic]

Orkin has released its annual list which ranks cities by the number of bed bug treatments they have performed.

The Grand Rapids metropolitan area moved up to No. 20 in 2014, after being ranked 33rd in 2013.

Chicago is No. 1. Detroit is No. 2.

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Did You Miss Fleetwood Mac Last Night? Don’t Worry, Their Tribute Band Is Coming To Holland [Video]

Every band in America has a tribute band, and Fleetwood Mac has Fleetwood Mix, who will be appearing at the Park Theater in Holland on February 7.

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New Kids on The Block, TLC, Nelly Book May 30 Show at Van Andel Arena

New Kids on The Block, with special guests TLC and Nelly, will be hitting the stage at Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena on May 30 -- a Saturday.

Tickets go on sale on Saturday, Jan. 31.

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Students Can See ‘Selma’ for Free on Martin Luther King, Jr., Day [Video]

Students who have the day off from school on Monday can see the movie "Selma" for free.

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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015 Rocks Richmond Park January 23-25 in Grand Rapids [Video]

97.9 GRD Rocks will host the fourth annual WGRD Pond Hockey Classic, presented by Labatt Blue and Dematic.

More than 40 teams will play on the frozen surface at Richmond Park in Grand Rapids starting Friday night (Jan. 23) and running through Sunday, Jan. 25. Division finals will be the afternoon of Jan. 25.

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North American International Auto Show 2015 Opens to Public [Video]

From big, bad super cars to luxury vehicles you dream about, the North American International Auto Show 2015 is capturing the attention of the automotive world with 51 product introductions at its press previews.

There have been big pickups, high-performance muscle cars, hybrids, plug-ins and even driver-less entries. All tallied, there have been 48 worldwide and three North American reveals this week.

Now it's your turn to see the vehicles at the Detroit show, which runs through Jan. 25 at Cobo Center.

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Forest Hills Central High School Student Dies After Being Hit By Car

A Forest Hills Central High School freshman, Lucas Van Sprange, has died after being struck by a vehicle about 7:15 a.m. this morning in Cascade Township, authorities said.

WZZM-13 reports that Lucas, 15,  was crossing Cascade Road when he was struck by an SUV.

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Heart, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Book March 28 Show at Van Andel Arena

Heart, with special guests Joan Jett & The Blackhearts will be hitting the stage at Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena Saturday, March 28, 2015.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, January 24 at 10am at the Van Andel Arena box office, all Ticketmaster locations, and online at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets will be priced as low as $20, with others available for $35, $45 and a limited amount of $75.

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WZZM-13: Rockford High School Students Evacuated to Gym After Threat

UPDATE 2:40 p.m. : According to Rockford High School's website, students will remain in the gymnasium for the remainder of the afternoon. The Michigan State Police canine unit is doing a thorough search of the school. They expect the search to be completed by 2:45 p.m. and students will be dismissed as soon as the all-clear is given by law enforcement.

Shortly after noon on Thursday, Rockford High School students were evacuated to the gymnasium due to a threat, WZZM-13 reported

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