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The Big Short
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New Netflix Instant Releases: July 2016

All right, Netflixers, here it is: The list of new titles coming to the streaming service this month. As far as acquisitions go, the headliner is easily The Big Short, Adam McKay’s bitterly funny comedy about the 2008 economic collapse. There’s also the recent and critically acclaimed horror movie The Invitation, billed as a “Netflix Exclusive.” (Whatever you want to call it, our own Britt Hayes was a big fan.) There are also 19 different Netflix originals (19!!!!) this month, including the return of BoJack Horseman, my favorite show that I’ve barely watched because I have a baby and BoJack Horseman is not a show you watch in front of a baby unless you want to scar her for life.

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Ted F via YouTube
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Two Bros Lose Their Mind When They See A Fire Department Helicopter

Sure, it's probably not every day that a helicopter lands in the middle of the freeway and unloads a bunch of firefighters. But with their reaction, you'd think that they were witnessing an alien spaceship landing.

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Michigan Ranked As The Fifth Worst State For A Summer Road Trip? That’s Crazy Talk!

The money grubbing web site WalletHub doesn't appreciate Michigan as a travel destination. The site listed the Mitten State as the fifth worst state to travel in.

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48 Hours Festival - Day 1
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Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat & Avatar Coming to Grand Rapids’ Van Andel Arena September 14

Get ready, Grand Rapids! Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat, and Avatar are making their way to Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena on Wednesday, September 14.

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Starting Today You Can Submit Your Videos for WWE Smackdown Tickets

97.9 GRD has your ringside seats for the WWE Smackdown event at Van Andel Arena on July 12!

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Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Holland Teen Due to High Waves

A small boat capsized Sunday evening with two 16-year-old boys from the Holland area on board. One of the teens was pulled from the water by a passing boat, but dive teams have yet to locate the second boy.

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Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images
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‘Star Trek’ Actor Anton Yelchin Dies in Tragic Accident at the Age of 27

Anton Yelchin, the young actor best known for recent roles in the Star Trek franchise and acclaimed indie thriller Green Room has tragically passed away at the age of 27. Yelchin’s death was originally discovered early Sunday morning and initially reported by TMZ. Several outlets are confirming this terrible news, which comes just one month ahead of the release of Star Trek Beyond, in which he reprises the role of Chekov.

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Woman Found Dead Along Kent County Road

Kent County sheriff's deputies and medical personnel responded to a call about the around 11:45 a.m. She was reported face down next to the road.

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Meijer LPGA Classic 2016
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Check Out These Awesome Aerial Shots of the Meijer LPGA Classic

The Meijer LPGA Classic is taking place this week at Blythefield Country Club, and we wanted to show you just how massive and awesome it is!

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Over 3,000 People Without Power in Comstock Park

The outage, which can be seen on Consumers Energy's outage map affects an area north of I-96 along Alpine Avenue NW to West River Drive.

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GRPD Ask For Help Identifying Plainfield Ave. Gas Pump Skimmer Suspect

Do you recognize this man?

The Grand Rapids Police Department is asking for help identifying a man believed to be involved in a gas pump skimming scheme at a Marathon station on Plainfield Avenue near Knapp Street, WZZM-13 reports. 

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HopCat to Open New Kansas City Location

Soon Kansas City will know the delicious joy that is "crack fries".

BarFly Ventures LLC has announced plans to open a HopCat in Kansas City late this year, MLive reports. 

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