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Wendy Reed

Wendy is equally likely to compliment your cute shoes, condemn you for wearing leggings as pants, or invite you out to drink beer and watch a baseball game. Wendy loves her dog (Harry Potter), New Kids On The Block, live blogging her life, and eating out (aka not having to cook). Her hobbies include Facebook, reading, and pinning crafts on Pinterest that she’ll never make.
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Meijer Offers $10 Coupon Following Credit Card Outage

Meijer is offering a discount this weekend to make it up to all of its customers who were not able to shop at its stores late last month because its credit card system failed on two consecutive days.

All of Meijer's 213 stores had 30-minute system outages on Feb. 27 and 28, leaving shoppers unable to pay for their purchases if they were only carrying a credit or debit card.

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Photo Courtesy of the Kent County Sheriffs Department
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West Catholic High School Student Charged in Death Threat Case Now Faces Child Porn Charges

The 17-year-old who targeted fellow classmates at West Catholic High School with death threats on Instagram is now being formally charged in the case.

Several news outlets are reporting that the teen, Matthew Herrington, is also facing child pornography charges.

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$1 Million Mega Millions Prize Still Unclaimed After Seven Months

The Michigan Lottery has a $1 million mystery, and it's waiting for a lucky player from West Michigan to come forward and solve it.

Seven months ago, one lucky ticket matched the first five numbers –- 25-28-36-45-53 -– in the Aug. 5, 2014 Mega Millions drawing to win $1 million. The Lottery has yet to hear from the lucky winner.

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Ringling Bros. Circus Will Eliminate Elephant Acts by 2018

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is putting an end to its elephant acts.

The circus' parent company, Feld Entertainment, told The Associated Press exclusively that the acts will be phased out completely by 2018. Widespread public concern about how the animals are treated led to Feld's decision.

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Category: Grand Rapids News, News
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Marilyn Manson and His Dad Pose in Full Makeup for Photo Shoot [Photos]

You know, I guess I've never really thought about Marilyn Manson's family. I assumed that he had one, but I never guessed that his dad would be as eccentric and outgoing as his son!

Turns out he is, though, and we get a glimpse into that in a new photo shoot for Paper Magazine.

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Central Michigan Basketball Player Nearly Crushed by Falling Hoop [Video]

A Central Michigan University Basketball player had a close call over the weekend.

Northern Illinois center Pete Rakocevic dunked the ball during Saturday night's game, and as CMU forward John Simons went to inbound the ball, everyone quickly realized that the hoop was collapsing. Simons was quick enough to get out of the way, but that was a pretty close call!

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