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West Michigan Man Missing Since 2006 Found in Submerged Car

A Wyoming man who has been considered missing for nearly a decade was discovered inside a submerged car in a Kent County pond, WZZM-13 reports.

The car was pulled out of the water sometime Tuesday morning near the Byron Center Manor on 84th St. The victim inside of the car was a man with a 1939 date of birth, but police have not revealed his identity.

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You Know You Grew Up in West Michigan When…

We've all seen the lists "you know you're a ______ when", "you know you're a ________ fan when", etc., but we've never seen one that is distinctly West Michigan.

So, we've set out to fix that. We polled our co-workers, friends, and family members to come up with the ultimate list of ways you know you grew up in West Michigan.

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Celebrating Christmas and the Holiday Season in Rockford [Sponsored]

Celebrate Christmas and the holiday season in Rockford.

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I-96 Crash & Fire Now a Homicide Case

What police initially thought was a traffic accident on I-96 is now being investigated as a homicide by the Grand Rapids Police Department.

Police were called to eastbound I-96 near Coopersville in the early morning hours Monday after reports of a vehicle fire. By the time they got to the scene, the car was fully engulfed with a deceased victim inside.

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And The Most Instagrammed Place In Michigan Is…

In the modern world, we note every place we go by posting a photo of it to Instagram. So what do you think is the most Instagrammed location in Michigan?

HINT: It's within an hour of Grand Rapids, and it's beautiful. 

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Grand Rapids Street Sweeping Crew Witnesses Deadly Shooting Friday Morning [Video]

Police are asking anyone with information on a deadly shooting on Grand Rapids' northeast side early Friday morning to come forward.

The shooting happened around 4a.m. near Knapp Street and Truxton Drive. A street sweeping crew nearby witnessed an unknown suspect shoot the woman and drive off in a vehicle, Wood TV8 reports. 

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13 Grand Rapids Area Teams Still Alive in State High School Football Playoffs

The Michigan State High School Football Playoffs continue with the District Championships tonight in eight divisions. And, as usual, the Grand Rapids area is well represented. 

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State Football Predictions For Week 10

I stumbled a bit last week when Grand Valley failed to hold off a very good Ashland team on the road. Still, my record did improve to 38-5 for the season.

Let's see how we do this week...

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Kidabaloo is Saturday, November 28 at DeVos Place

Playtime is for the whole family at Kidabaloo, a jamboree packed with fun and exciting games, activities, and entertainment.

Come play with us on Saturday, November, 28th from 11am-4pm at DeVos Place! Tickets are $5 for kids, $8 for adults and go on sale Friday, November 6!

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13-Year-Old Jamarion Lawhorn Sentenced

13-year-old Jamarion Lawhorn, the young boy who has been convicted of fatally stabbing a younger boy at a Kentwood playground last August, has been sentenced.

Judge Paul J. Denenfield sentenced the boy to be incarcerated at the Muskegon River Youth Home in Evart, Mich. for the next 8 years (until he turns 21-years-old).  He was given a "blended sentence" which means that he may be moved to an adult prison upon release, but that will be decided by the court at that time. 

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Michigan Mom Creates A Rocket Raccoon Costume for Halloween, Wins The Internet [Video]

A Three Rivers mom who is driven solely by the drive to have her kids outfitted in the best costumes for Halloween and ComicCon, got huge praise online for the Rocket Raccoon costume she came up with for her five-year-old son, Chase. Even the director of the movie she drew her inspiration from reposted her photo of the costume.

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East Grand Rapids Is Michigan’s Happiest City; While Ionia Is Among The Most Miserable

It's hard to not be happy in East Grand Rapids, according to Homesnacks.net, where the web site has determined that the home of the Pioneers is the 'Happiest City In Michigan'.

Not so out in Ionia, where they were determined to be among the most miserable cities in Michigan.

Funny what a few miles east on M-21 will do to you.

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