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Michigan State Police Warns Residents of IRS Scam

The Michigan State Police have issued a warning regarding a telephone scam using the IRS as a cover.

Police are saying that scammers have been using fake names and IRS badge numbers to intimidate victims into wiring money to pay off IRS debts. The scammers have threatened victims with audits, arrests, suspension of business licenses and deportation.

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Listen to WGRD to Win rePlay: Symphony of Heroes Tickets!

Guess what!? You remember that cool video game symphony that I was talking about on WGRD.com for the past few weeks? Well, tickets can be pretty expensive, but why pay for them when you can win them though us?

Heck yea, we have free tickets to rePlay: Symphony of Heroes that you could win!

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Help Free Beer Decide the Name of One of His Twins! [Poll]

Free Beer and his wife are expecting twins early this summer.

There are two names that they are going back and forth between. Free Beer wants one of them; his wife wants the other.

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Chester Bennington of Linkin Park Tweeted Scary Pictures After His Leg Surgery

First ray of sunshine since the surgery. Thank you to everyone for all your support and well wishes. - @ChesterBe pic.twitter.com/pxAre0B3x1

— LINKIN PARK (@linkinpark) January 23, 2015

Last week, Linkin Park was forced to cancel the rest of the dates through February on their Hunting Party tour, including the show here in Grand Rapids, February 4th at the Van Andel.

Everyone has been wondering about the leg injury, and how bad it had to be to cancel the tour, and now Chester has posted some pictures of his leg and the incisions from the surgeons.

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Parents of Four-Year-Old Boy Hit by Car While Sledding Ask Driver to Come Forward

A 4-year-old boy is still recovering in the hospital after being hit by a car Saturday in Grand Rapids.

Gabriel Castillo, Jr., was sledding in Richmond Park when his sled changed course and he slid into neighboring Richmond Street NW.

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Netflix Wants to Introduce 20 New Original Series Annually

Let’s be honest here: you probably spend more time browsing your options on Netflix Instant than you do actually watching anything. And now to add to your ongoing decision-making dilemma, Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos has announced that the service plans to start launching 20 (twenty!) new original series a year. Now you’ll never run out of options for weekend binge-watching.

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Bird’s-Eye Views of Lake Michigan’s Wintry Shoreline Near Grand Haven [Video]

Talk about cool.

Byron Center's Tommy Sadler took some awesome Lake Michigan shoreline visuals on Saturday at Rosy Mound Natural Area near Grand Haven.

The aerials were shot with a DJI Phantom 2 drone-mounted GoPro camera.

Wintry and wonderful.

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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic — Day 2 Photos and Video

The second day of the GRD Pond Hockey Classic started off a bit warmer than Day 1, and much warmer than last year!

This was both good news and bad news for the event.

Good news: A lot of people came out and took advantage of the great weather to hang out and party with GRD for the day of hockey.

Bad news because, well, that much warmth isn't really the best thing for ice.

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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic Put Off Ice for Rest of Weekend Because of Conditions

The WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015 is done for the weekend and its remaining games will be rescheduled because of tenuous ice conditions at Richmond Park.

As of 9 p.m. EST Saturday, it was determined by tournament officials the ice at the Grand Rapids park was no longer in playable condition and Sunday's schedule has been canceled, said Angela Paasche, the tourney's director and Townsquare Media Grand Rapids live events manager.

Forty-five teams had played games Friday and Saturday in the WGRD Pond Hockey Classic, presented by Labatt Blue and Dematic. Most of Saturday's games had been completed.

Plans are to announce rescheduling of the remainder of the tournament early next week, Paasche said.

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Old People Playing Grand Theft Auto is Pretty Darn Funny [Video]

"I've heard of Grand Theft Auto! It's a pretty big show!"

"Seems to be a very popular game with the kids... why would you want to teach the kids how to steal a car?"

And so it begins-- senior citizens playing Grand Theft Auto V. Why? Because, the Internet.

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An Interview With James Ponsoldt, Director of ‘The End of the Tour’

“The End of the Tour” premiered Sundance Film Festival with a showing at Eccles Center Theatre in Park City, Utah, on Friday night.

The film opened to excellent reviews.

Director James Ponsoldt discusses the film in a lengthy interview released by Kilburn Media and Strategy PR, including why "The End of the Tour" inspired him, preparation for the movie, on-screen relationships by the cast, the most difficult scene to shoot and more.

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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015: Friday Night Lights

Forty-five-teams. Five rinks. Three days over one weekend. One park in Grand Rapids.

That pretty much sums up the WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015, which opened Friday night under the lights.

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