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Westshore Mall In Holland Empty and Spooky [Video]

My first experience with Holland was at the Westshore Mall.

I had moved to Michigan's West Coast in 1992, and one of my first jobs was working in the Holland Township mall.

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GVSU Football Recruit Opts Out of His Scholarship to Become Model [Video]

Wednesday was national signing day, when highly sought after high school football players sign their official letter-of-intent to play at the collegiate level.

While there are often surprises like players changing schools at the last minute, one Grand Valley State University recruit was unique in his reasons for foregoing a college scholarship.

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Coast Guard Saves Dog From Icy Lake Michigan Waters in Frankfort [Video]

A lucky Labrador is safe at home with her family after an harrowing experience in an icy Michigan channel.

On Tuesday morning, the dog, Betsie Bay, fell into the Frankfort channel waters between Betsie Lake and Lake Michigan, in Frankfort.

Staffers at the U.S. Coast Guard station in Frankfort spotted the dog and suited up to rescue the pup from the frigid waters.

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There’s Oscar Buzz Around Jason Segel’s Performance in ‘The End of the Tour’

"The End of the Tour" premiered to great reviews at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah in January.

Many reviews are calling Jason Segel's performance one of the highlights of the film and worthy of an Oscar.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s Visa Denied Due to His Domestic Violence Convictions

Grand Rapids native and boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr.(who just last year posted his ex's sonograms and accused her of "killing babies") has been denied entry into Australia due to all of his domestic violence and assault convictions. Good.

Mayweather was hoping to travel to Australia to do some promotional events in Sydney and Melbourne. Unfortunately for him, Australia was much more concerned with Mayweather's record outside of the ring than the were with his wins and losses in the ring. 

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U.S. Coast Guard Issues Warning on Dangers of Ice on Lake Michigan

As crowds head to Lake Michigan to see and explore the ice on the lake, the U.S. Coast Guard is warning of the dangers of the ice.

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Dick Nelson, Voice of GVSU Football for 37 Years, Dies

Dick Nelson was the voice of Grand Valley State University football for 37 years before retiring prior to the 2014 season due to his health.

Nelson died Sunday morning.

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Rachel Kramer
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Grand Rapids Breaks February 1 Snowfall Record with 8.8 Inches [Video]

Remember that snowstorm we had in January?

Well, the Super Bowl Sunday-Groundhog Day snowstorm was just as bad with gusting winds, sub-zero wind chills and plenty of snow.

Snowfall totals from the snowstorm hitting greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan in some locales piled up more than a foot of the white, fluffy stuff, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office.

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Wee Difference For February: We Do Care

We Do Care is an non-profit organization dedicated to helping children with cancer in the Grand Rapids area.

It was founded by Bob Olson, a Comstock Park man who battled his cancer himself.

He was moved by the brave children he saw going through chemotherapy with him, and vowed to ease their pain one day. We Do Care is the result of that effort.

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Greatest Hits 98.7 WFGR’s February 2015 Playlist of Top Songs

Fleetwood Mac's 'Say You Love Me'

Vaperfest 2015
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West Michigan VaperFest Clouds Over The Deltaplex [Video/Photos]

The inaugural West Michigan VaperFest took over The Deltaplex Arena & Conference Center and filled it with clouds of the most amazing smelling vapors you could possibly imagine!

There was thousands of square feet at The DeltaPlex in Grand Rapids of nothing but e-liquids, tanks, batteries and clouds!

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Police Identify Body Found in the Grand River

Grand Rapids Police have identified the man found dead in the Grand River Thursday as Eric Scott Love.

The 43-year-old was found dead near Sixth Street Park on the east side of the river, near downtown Grand Rapids.

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