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Labor Day Weekend Activities in West Michigan

Time to enjoy one last long weekend before we complete the unofficial transition from summer to fall. West Michigan is full of opportunities to get outdoors and enjoy Labor Day weekend!

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Lake Michigan Drownings Up This Summer, Rip Currents To Blame

Warmer water temperatures, combined with tricky winds has led to a tragic summer along the coast of Lake Michigan. So far 35 people have drowned in the Lake this summer, almost half of the totals for all of the Great Lakes combined.

So what makes Lake Michigan more dangerous than the other Great Lakes?

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The Top 10 Michigan Quarterbacks Of All Time [Video]

Even though Jim Harbaugh doesn't want us to know, Wilton Speight, a redshirt sophomore, will take the reins as the latest in a long line of Michigan quarterbacks when the Wolverines open up their season in Ann Arbor Saturday.

Michigan quarterbacks haven't always been known for their flashiness in a system that long only required them to hand off to a running back, but the storied program has had some great signal callers. Here's my top ten.

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Anti-Police Brutality Protestors Rally At New York's City Hall
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GVSU Offering New Course: Black Lives Matter

Grand Valley State University students will have the opportunity to take a new, one-credit elective course this fall which combines history and discussions about race. The course is named Black Lives Matter.

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AMC Celebrates The Season 5 Premiere Of "The Walking Dead" - After Party
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No, ‘The Walking Dead’ Will NOT Be Filming in Grand Rapids This September

People seem super excited that AMC's 'The Walking Dead' will be filming in Grand Rapids in September. If that were actually going to happen, it would be awesome. But, it's not happening. It's all a big joke. 

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Police Searching Property Linked to Jeffrey Willis

Norton Shores Police are searching a property linked to Jeffrey Willis, the man accused of attempting to abduct a teenage girl and murdering Rebekah Bletsch, and who is a person of interest in the disappearance of Jessica Heeringa.

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State College Football Is Back, And So Are Jojo’s Predictions [Video]

The college season kicks off tonight with Central, GVSU and Ferris all hosting games.

Michigan State swings into action Friday, while Western and UM play early games Saturday.

I predict only one state school will lose this weekend. Which one? Have a look…

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Driver in Kalamazoo Bicyclist Tragedy Deemed Competent to Stand Trial

Wednesday a judge ruled that Charles Pickett, Jr., the man accused of hitting nine bicyclists with his truck in Kalamazoo, killing five, is competent to stand trial.

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Two Shipwrecks Lie Side By Side In Lake Michigan, Here’s Their Story [Photo]

The southwest edge of South Manitou Island in Lake Michigan was unlucky spot for two ships that sank 57 years apart.

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Dog Falls Overboard In Lake Michigan, Swims 6 Miles To Shore [Video]

Let's raise a toast to Rylee, the plucky Belgian Malinois from Illinois, who found adventure during a recent stay in Northern Michigan.

Is there a triathlon for dogs? Because if you teach Rylee to ride a bike, I'd bet on her.

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Pere Marquette Pier Closed

It looks like another pier will be closed in West Michigan. News was released on Tuesday, August 30th, that the pier at Pere Marquette Park is now closed to pedestrians.

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SAT College Exams To Undergo Major Changes
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Two Grand Rapids Schools Make ‘Top 10′ for SAT Scores in MI

This past spring marked the first time that Michigan high school juniors had to take the SAT's. Prior to, it's always been the ACT's, But the results for the first SAT scores in Michigan have been released by the Department of Education...

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