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Whitecaps Winter Baseball Banquet Tickets Available through Tuesday

American League Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer headlines the West Michigan Whitecaps' winter fan event next week.

The Detroit Tigers ace is part of the 20-member Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan for the 20th annual Whitecaps Winter Baseball Banquet, which is Jan. 23 at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Whitecaps Director of Marketing and Media Relations Mickey Graham said.

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Detroit Tigers Ace Max Scherzer Headlines Whitecaps Winter Baseball Banquet

American League Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer headlines the first West Michigan Whitecaps event after the Fifth Third Ballpark blaze last Friday and the polar vortex.

The Detroit Tigers ace is part of the 20-member Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan for the 20th annual Whitecaps Winter Baseball Banquet, which is Jan. 23 at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.

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2014 Comic-Con Juice Ball – What You Need to Know

Café Stella Chef Tommy FitzGerald dropped by 98.7 WFGR Classic Hits on Thursday morning to talk about the Comic-Con Juice Ball happening at the JW Marriott Grand Rapids on Saturday night.

Tommy is

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Brew Your Own Beer at Kent District Library

Kent District LibraryAs far as the library goes, there are plenty of things going on at your local Kent District Library branch.

Kent District Library spokeswoman Morgan Jarema stopped by the 98.7 WFGR Classic Hits to share how the library is a much more hip nowadays

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Police Believe Ottawa County Man Found in Snow Clubbed to Death [Video]

His Park Township family says they can't imagine who would kill Jose Hernandez, our news-gathering partner WZZM-13 reports.

The body of Hernandez, 38, was discovered late Monday night near his Amberwood Apartments residence on 152nd Avenue

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Greater Grand Rapids: Top 5 Weather Events of 2013 [Video]

It was a year for the record books in 2013 in West Michigan.

At least so says the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office, which issued its annual climate summary report this week.

There was the April flooding that swamped locales along the Grand River and other area tributaries

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Weather Alert: It’s Still Winter [Video]

The arctic blast gripping Grand Rapids and West Michigan is expected to loosen today, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office and WZZM-TV, Channel 13.

The temperature reached a high of 8 degrees and a low a minus-1 degree Tuesday, with wind chills as low a 20 degrees-plus below zero at Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids.

In Holland at West Michigan Regional Airport, it reached a high of 11 degrees late Tuesday with a low a minus-1 degree early Tuesday and wind chills of minus-23 degrees.

Snow and windy conditions created near-blizzard conditions and sub-zero temperatures with sub-zero wind over the past three days. However, the high today is expected to reach 18 degrees.

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Best Sledding Hills in West Michigan

Ran out of video games to play? Movies to watch? Sick of the treadmill?

Why don't you get outside and do some outdoor activity?

I know the snow is dreadful and it is of course, cold. But you have to look past that and enjoy the snow for what it is

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Greater Grand Rapids: Stuck in Polar Mode [Video]

Good morning. Welcome to the artic. You've been officially temporarily moved to a polar region.

Michigan and the Midwest are stuck in a polar vortex, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office. Typically, such an arctic blast -- or wintry hurricane -- only hits northeastern Canada a la Ontario, Quebec and regions further north.

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The Great Blizzard of ’78

It was the great blizzard of '78. Or, as we called it, the "old 70-8,"

I was just a boy of 8 in Sparta, not knowing that my future wife was graduating from Hesperia High School that year. Ya, old

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Arctic Grip: Snow, Winds and Cold Combine for Sub-Zero Climes, Dangerous Conditions [Video]

The arctic blast is going to continue its grip on Grand Rapids and West Michigan through Wednesday, the National Weather Service’s Grand Rapids office said Monday afternoon.

Snow and windy conditions are creating near-blizzard conditions and sub-zero temperatures with wind chills in the minus-20 degree range with a winter storm advisory across greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan. Highs are only expected to reach the single digits up to 10 degrees.

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Meijer 12 Days of Giveaways – Photos

The Meijer 12 Days of Giveaways was a hit once again with families and kids across greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan.

We had a couple pictures come in of the kids as they opened their gifts, courtesy of Meijer and Santa

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