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TVLand Pulls ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Episodes From Lineup, Guess Why

Amid continued controversy over the Confederate flag, corporations seem to be racing one another to pull down anything and everything associated with the Civil War symbol. The Dukes of Hazzard even had the image taken off merchandise of the iconic General Lee (which kept the name, for … reasons?), and now TVLand has upped the ante by pulling them Duke boys off their lineup altogether.

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10 ‘Breaking Bad’ Facts Cooked Up to Prove You Are The One Who Knows

Breaking Bad successfully turned Mr. Chips into Scarface, but did you know that AMC wanted Matthew Broderick or John Cusack for the role of Walter White? Or that Jesse was supposed to die in Season 1? These are just some of the crystal blue persuasions from the thirteenth episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ which cooks up a new batch for AMC’s Breaking Bad!

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Grand Rapids DJs Review ‘The End of the Tour’

The End of the Tour is set for limited release on July 31. The movie has earned great reviews, even Oscar buzz, at Sundance Film Festival and other select screenings.

Some of The End of the Tour was shot in the radio studios and offices of Townsquare Media Grand Rapids, which is home to 100.5 The River97.9 WGRDChannel 95.7Greatest Hits 98.7 WFGR and 1410 AM The Touch.

A few of Townsquare Media's DJs got an early look at the film. Here are their reviews.

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Photos from the Neon Vibe 5K Finish Line & Post-Party [Photos]

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Neon Vibe 5K at 5/3rd Ballpark on Saturday night!

It was a great night of neon, running, music, dancing and fun! Check out some of the photos we snapped at the finish line and during the amazing post-parties! 

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Fracking Did Not Cause Michigan Earthquake, WMU Scientist Says

The second earthquake in almost two months happened in Michigan on Tuesday.

The 3.3 magnitude quake occurred around 11:42a.m., in rural Calhoun County, near Tekonsha, about 20 miles from the epicenter of the May earthquake in Kalamazoo County.

Scientists from Western Michigan University and the U.S. Geological Survey say the quake is not related to fracking, MLive Media Group/ The Grand Rapids Press reports. 

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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Are Getting Divorced

Tuesday, the day after celebrating (well, they probably didn't celebrate) their 10th wedding anniversary, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced that they will be getting divorced.

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Where to Park for the Amway Family Fireworks in Downtown Grand Rapids [Maps]

Coming downtown on July 4th doesn't have to be scary! There are lots of places to park, and here's a helpful guide on where they are, and a map to help you find them!

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Amway Family Fireworks Primer

The Amway Family Fireworks are Saturday at Ah-Nab-Awen Park next to Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and the Grand Rapids Public Museum along the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids.

Activities, including music, entertainment, food, family-friendly fun and more, run from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m., with the fireworks going off at 10:30 p.m.

Here's a primer to help you attend and enjoy the Fourth of July event, with the title sponsor being Ada-based Amway. See you there.

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Lady Godiva’s Showgirls Sold, Will be Turned Into Apartments

A very highly sought after piece of real estate in downtown Grand Rapids has been sold, and developers plan to put in apartments and condos where a strip club once stood.

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Another Michigan Earthquake? 3.3 Magnitude Quake Confirmed Near Battle Creek

A 3.3 magnitude earthquake has been recorded roughly 8 miles north of Union City, near Battle Creek, according to the United States Geological Survey.

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Grand Rapids Fireworks Laws

'Tis the season for me to get irritated by the people in my neighborhood who have been shooting off fireworks and scaring my dog for the past two weeks.

The upside is, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are days that it is actually LEGAL to shoot off fireworks within the city limits. Not sure what your rights are when it comes to fireworks? Well, we found the info for you. 

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Alpine Avenue May Lose Lanes [Video]

They're calling it a "road diet", in which a street is slimmed down to fewer lanes. Plainfield Avenue, for example went from four full lanes for cars only, to three lanes, including a turn lane in the middle and bike lanes on the side.

Alpine Avenue may be next, say city traffic manager Christopher Zull, according to WZZM-13.

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