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Mayor George Heartwell Proclaims August 21 Pop Evil Day in Grand Rapids [Video]

Before rocking the Intersection for their album release party tonight, West Michigan's own Pop Evil stopped by Fox 17 to talk about their new album Up!

The guys shared how the album came to be, talked about tonight's concert, and were surprised by a special guest: Mayor George Heartwell.

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Jennifer Lawrence Tops List of Highest-Paid Actresses of 2015, But They Still Make Way Less Than the Men

A couple of weeks ago, Forbes revealed its annual list of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood, with Robert Downey Jr. effortlessly landing the top spot. This week, the publication has released the list of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood, with Jennifer Lawrence taking the number one spot followed by Scarlett Johansson — hardly surprising, but what makes this list interesting is that many of the women on it earn far less than their male counterparts.

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Michigan Legislators Look to Repeal Laws About Swearing & More

There are quite a few redundant, outdated, and antiquated laws on the books that police departments don't enforce that lawmakers want to get rid of them entirely. Get your f-bombs ready.

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Awkward Celebrity Interview Supercut May Cause Cringing [NSFW VIDEO]

Celebrities do countless interviews for all sorts of reasons, but sometimes these Q&A sessions don't go according to plan.

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Tom Green Talks Webovision, Stand-Up, and the SlutMobile [Video]

Tom had a ton of stories, including the time he was on Oprah, his great art gallery prank and even described the difference between Canadian and U.S. security guards.

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West Michigan Teacher Starts GoFundMe to Buy Books For Students [Video]

A teacher at  Kenowa Hills Middle School has turned to online fundraising to purchase books for his students.

Fox 17 reports that Ray Koopmans, a Spanish teacher, has raised $7,000 with his GoFundMe campaign.

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Former Lions’ QB Erik Kramer Survives Gun Shot in Suicide Attempt

According to law enforcement sources and his former wife, former Lions' quarterback Erik Kramer shot himself on Tuesday night in an attempt to take his own life. 

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Grand Rapids High Schools Ranked Among Best in the U.S. by Newsweek

Today Newsweek announced their 2015 high school rankings. It includes "America’s Top High Schools”, a list of 500 schools that excel at preparing students for college, and  “Beating the Odds”, a list of 500 public high schools doing an exceptional job of preparing students from disadvantaged backgrounds for college.

Three Grand Rapids high schools made "America's Top High Schools" and "Beating the Odds"! 

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Restaurant Week Grand Rapids – Janna Visits Aryana Restaurant and Bar

Restaurant Week Grand Rapids is on! There's over 60 restaurants taking part this year-- that means it can be tough deciding where to go! There are so many great places with awesome sounding menus.

I decided to pick somewhere I'd never been and that had a really tasty sounding menu: Aryana Restaurant and Bar inside the Crowne Plaza on 28th Street.

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‘Phone-Brella’ Lets You Walk, Text and Annoy Everyone on the Sidewalk Without Getting Wet

Mother Nature will no longer preclude you from texting.

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All Grand Rapids Public School Students Now Required to Wear Uniforms

It's almost time for the kids to head back to school, and if your child attends Grand Rapids Public Schools, that probably means you're on the hunt for uniforms. Elementary and middle school students has phased in the uniforms over the past two years. This year, high school students will be required to wear uniforms, as well.

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Live Tiger Gets Loose Inside of Detroit’s Packard Plant [Photos/Video]

"Remember, no talking near the tiger."

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