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Spirit Crowns Gilda’s LaughFest Community Kickoff, Even If World Record Doesn’t [Videos]

A paper crown-capped world record was part of the agenda at the Gilda's LaughFest Community Kickoff.

While the world mark set last July didn't tumble, the throngs at Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids more than made up for it in spirit, energy, effusiveness and antics Thursday night.

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Union Girls’ Basketball’s Tyra Williams Named High School Athlete of the Week

Tyra Williams, who captains Union High School's girls' basketball team, is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Grand Rapids Man Develops Automatic Toilet Seat Closer [Video]

"Why can't you remember to put the toilet seat down?!"

How many times have you had that fight?

Grand Rapids resident Tom Reminga has developed an automatic toilet-seat closer that could help you with that.

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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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79-Year-Old Jenison Man Dies in Fatal Home Fire [Video]

A 79-year-old Jenison man died late Wednesday night from injuries suffered in a home fire, the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office told WZZM-13.

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Comics, Sci-Fi, Movies, and More at Grand Rapids ComCon

No, I did not say Comic Con, that event already occurred last year. I said ComCon!

Coming to the 28th Street Showplace, the first ever ComCon will take place. It will be your one stop shop for Comics, Sci-Fi, Movies, Toys, Art, and more! You could even win $5000!

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Ice Skating at Rosa Parks Circle Will Wrap up Sunday

There are only four more days of scheduled ice skating on Rosa Parks Circle for the season. The rink in the middle of downtown Grand Rapids will shut down for the season at 9:45 p.m. Sunday, March 8.

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A Look Inside Dumber Than Zane Trivia on ‘Free Beer & Hot Wings’

Each week on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show," we play Dumber Than Zane Trivia for a $500 cash prize.

It's done Thursdays on our show.

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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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Man Dies of Heroin Overdose in Grand Rapids Coffee Shop’s Restroom

Police say that a man found dead in a coffee house in Grand Rapids' Eastown neighborhood Wednesday morning died of a heroin overdose.

The unnamed 35-year-old was discovered in the bathroom of Kava House, 1445 Lake Drive SE.

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Wayland’s Coming Home to The Intersection on May 30 [Video]

After a long time away from home, Wayland is returning to the home turf of The Intersection on May 30!

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Insane Inflatable 5K Grand Rapids Coming to Millennium Park on August 15 [Video]

The Insane Inflatable 5K -- a new and dynamic fun run series comprised of inflatable obstacles -- is coming to Grand Rapids at Millennium Park on Aug. 15.

This 5-kilometer (3.1-mile run) isn’t focused on running. Instead, it's about having fun negotiating oversized inflatable obstacles on a challenging course requiring imagination, creativity and a heaping helping of insanity.

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