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Hazardous Travel Warning Issued by National Weather Service for Greater Grand Rapids, West Michigan [Video]

Winter officially does not arrive until next month, but it sure feels like it's already here, doesn't it?

The National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office has issued a winter storm warning in effect from this afternoon through 9 p.m. Tuesday. The bottom lines: heavy lake-effect and blowing snow.

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Free Pie For Grand Rapids!

And we're not talking just a slice, but a WHOLE PUMPKIN PIE!

If you help Michigan Blood replenish the blood supplies this holiday season, SpartanNash will reward you with a Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie.

There are plenty of reasons to give besides free pie, and I have a great story inside to inspire you to give the gift of life.

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Things We Learned in Week 12 in College Football

The Seminoles dodged another bullet, Alabama showed it’s still the team to beat in the SEC and Melvin Gordon ran into the record books. Here are the highlights from this week in college football.

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The End of School Snow Days? [Video]

There’s nothing like a snow day for kids. The idea of no school just because Mother Nature decided to dump a few feet of powdery goodness and make it hard for buses to get through.

But if some school districts have their way, snow days are about to get a little less fun for the kiddies, because seven though they'll be stuck at home, class will still be in session.

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Allegan County Deputy Injured in U.S.131 Pile-up Near Plainwell Thursday Morning

(WZZM-13) Northbound U.S. 131 has reopened in Allegan County following a snowy pile-up involving at least 10 vehicles around 11:20 a.m. Thursday morning.

The accident happened at the 50 mile marker, about one mile north of Plainwell.

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Fruitport High Football’s Levi Six Named Athlete of the Week

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Guiding Light Mission Needs Your Gently Used Winter Clothes

The Guiding Light Mission was our Wee Difference charity in July. Back then, things were pretty warm, now that the cold is setting in, they could use your help.

Are you looking for a good home for your gently used men's winter coat? The men that at the Guiding Light Mission can put it to good use.

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The Jojo Show: The LaughFest 2015 Lineup [Audio]

Joanne Roehm from LaughFest joined the Jojo Show Tuesday to talk about the some of the acts that will populate the Laughfest stages in March and how to get tickets. 

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Tuesday Is Veterans’ Day–Vets Eat Free All Over!

This is one of the "national days" I'm really glad retailers' have embraced. Unlike "National Apple Turnover Day" and "National Garden Hose Day", Veterans's is a legitimate holiday. AND a day to recognize the sacrefices and service Vet's have made to defend our freedom.

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Title Dreams are Dashed, Other Things We Saw in Week 11 in College Football

More title contenders fell out of contention as six big games between ranked teams took their toll on the playoff possibilities.

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BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration Is Saturday; Five Epic Meal Time Bacony Delicious Dishes [Sponsored]

This is the weekend that BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration returns.

The bacon-infused celebration is Saturday at The DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center.

BaCon features all things bacon: dishes, drinks and, of course, desserts. Tickets are still available.

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Holiday Parades Around West Michigan 2014

Here's a helpful list of family friendly holiday parades this season!

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