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West Michigan Online Job Fair

The West Michigan Online Job Fair is focused on helping connect people in West Michigan with employers in finding employment opportunities and careers that matter.

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Grand Rapids Police Warn of Jury Duty Phone Scam

If you get a call about jury duty that seems off, it probably is.

Authorities are warning West Michigan residents about a jury duty phone scam, WZZM-13 reports. 

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New Netflix Instant Releases: June 2015

Next month brings a whole new batch of streaming content to Netflix Instant, including the Wachowskis’ new original series Sense8, as well as Orange Is the New Black Season 3, and the Netflix Original documentary on the life of the legendary Nina Simone. In addition, some new seasons of your favorite television shows, as well as beloved classic films and recent favorites. Read on for your guide to the new Netflix Instant releases arriving in June.

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A Look Inside ‘Dumber Than Zane Trivia’ [Photo]

Each Thursday on the show, we play Dumber Than Zane Trivia for a $500 cash prize. Due to some instances of cheating in the past, we now require that all of our contestants be blindfolded and use GoToMeeting so we can watch them play and ensure that they are not cheating.

Plus, it gives us a chance to see what the person taking on Zane in a battle of wits actually looks like!

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Watch David Letterman’s Final, Star-Studded Top Ten List

There were no scheduled guests on the final episode of The Late Show With David Letterman (minus The Foo Fighters, who closed out the night with a performance of “Everlong”), but that didn’t mean that a few of Letterman’s old friends didn’t stop by to say goodbye one last time. Some of the funniest people alive all came together to present one final Top Ten list, Things I've Always Wanted to Say To Dave.

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Dog Flu Confirmed in Grand Rapids [Video]

This spring an outbreak of canine influenza sickened more than 1,000 dogs in the states surrounding Michigan.

Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Indiana have all seen cases of the virus, some of them deadly.

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has now confirmed three cases of dog flu in Michigan: two in Grand Rapids and one in Macomb County, Wood TV 8 reports.

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Grand Rapids Makes ‘Most Underrated Cities in U.S.’ List

Grand Rapids has been making lots of lists! We're the reigning Beer City USA, USA Today crowned GR “America’s Best Beer Town” in 2014, and in 2015 Groupon named GR the Best City to Visit in the U.S.

But maybe Grand Rapids still isn't getting as much recognition as some bigger cities.

Buzzfeed put it out there that it seems like the same places--New York, L.A., San Francisco--  steal the spotlight all the time. So they asked people what other cities are totally awesome and deserve to be hyped too? Grand Rapids made the list!

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Michigan Man Arrested for Waterboarding 5-Year-Old [VIDEO]

Last week, 30-year-old Michael Porter of Mt. Morris was arrested for child abuse after police discovered that he had been torturing his girlfriend’s 5-year-old son using the controversial waterboard technique.

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Grand Rapids Makes List of Cities with the Most Mosquitoes

Well, this isn't really a list we wanted to be on, is it?

Summer is almost here, and in Michigan, with summer, comes mosquitoes. And Grand Rapids ranks number twelve on the list of top mosquito cities in the United States by the pest control company, Orkin.

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Slipknot Rocked ‘The Devil in I’ at Van Andel in Grand Rapids Saturday Night [Video]

 

Slipknot showed lots of love to Grand Rapids Saturday night at Van Andel Arena! It was the band's final stop on their Prepare for Hell Tour with Hatebreed.

Corey Taylor told the thousands of fans packing the arena how much the band appreciates them and feels like they're family. He even reminisced about playing at the Orbit Room here in GR back in the day!

And the Slipknot family showed that love right back, especially when the band struck the opening cords of "The Devil in I"!

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Power Outage Reported Along Plainfield Ave. & 3 Mile Road

About 2,700 Consumers Energy customers are without power on the northeast side of Grand Rapids this afternoon.

According to the Consumers Energy Outage Map, the outage started just after 2:00pm and is affecting the area along Plainfield Avenue, I-96 and Three Mile Road NE. Traffic signals are out in the area.

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Memorial Day Parades Planned Across West Michigan

It's hard to believe that Memorial Day is already only a week away. In preparation, we've compiled a list of all of the Memorial Day parades throughout West Michigan.

So, when is the parade in your community?

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