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Photo courtesy of Chris (my boyfriend)
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West Michigan Whitecaps Rebuild Fifth/Third Ballpark [Video/Photos]

Following the fire in January that devastated many in West Michigan and left Fifth/Third Ballpark in a state that had many of us wondering if Opening Day would happen on time, the West Michigan Whitecaps have been hard at work rebuilding their home.

Opening Day for the Whitecaps at Fifth/Third Ballpark in Comstock Park is Tuesday, and West Michiganders are eagerly awaiting their first look at the revamped ballpark. I managed to get some sneak peek photos of the rebuild courtesy of my boyfriend (he's been on the crew rebuilding the park).

Check out the progress after the jump!

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Captain America 2′ Throws His Mighty Shield

Like 'Iron Man 3' and 'Thor: The Dark World,' the question was never whether or not 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' would take the number one spot at the box office, but rather how much it would earn while sitting pretty at the top of the list.

Also, like its "Phase 2" predecessors, the second Steve Rogers adventure proved that people are still punch-drunk in love with the Avengers characters.

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Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images
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Hollywood Legend Mickey Rooney Dead at 93

Mickey Rooney, the legendary actor who appeared in over 340 movies and television shows, has passed away. He was 93.

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Body Of Missing Kalamazoo Doctor Teleka Patrick Possibly Found In Indiana

UPDATE: (5:00 p.m.) Teleka Patrick's family has told WZZM-13 that they are "in mourning assuming the body may be that of Teleka."

UPDATE: (4:25 p.m.) The Patrick family has released a statement saying that they still don't know for certain that the body found is that of the missing Kalamazoo woman:
Our family was informed that a body was found that may be our daughter Teleka Patrick. We are waiting for official confirmation from the Kalamazoo Sheriff's Department and have no comment at this time. Thank you for your continued prayers - we ask that you respect our privacy at this difficult time.
(3:45 p.m.) The body of missing Kalamazoo doctor Teleka Patrick has possibly been located in a lake in Indiana near where her car was found abandoned.

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‘Gremlins’ Remake Moves Forward

It's been a while since we reported anything new about the 'Gremlins' reboot over at Warner Bros., but apparently someone's been feeding the execs over there after midnight because sources say it's not only still happening -- it's been put on the fast track. Hide your Mogwais, the 'Gremlins' are coming. 

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Is Already Filming, Casting Almost Done

Although it was recently revealed that 'Star Wars: Episode 7' would begin filming in Morocco this month, Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn has dropped a bit of a surprise on all of us: the film is already shooting. But the even more surprising revelation is that most of the casting is already complete. Say what? 

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The Ladies of ‘SNL’ Sing About ‘Dongs All Over the World’

Like so many comedy shows, 'SNL' has occasionally felt like a boy's club, with the guys getting much of the best material, crazier characters and more memorable sketches. This has shifted in recent years and now the women of the show are allowed to get just as weird and nasty as their male counterparts. In a way, it all feels like it's been building up to this. Are you ready for "Dongs All Over the World"?

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Key & Peele to Reboot ‘Police Academy’ Franchise

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, known for their sketch show 'Key & Peele,' are two of the hottest comedic performers working today so it's no surprise they've been offered a plum movie deal. In this case the duo have signed on to produce the 'Police Academy' reboot for New Line.

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‘Godzilla’ Extended Preview: You Have No Idea What’s Coming

We've seen the teasers and trailers and TV spots, but today Warner Bros. and Legendary have blessed us with a special extended preview of 'Godzilla,' bigger and more intimidating than ever, and filled with more looks at the monster than we've seen before.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Our Co-Worker’s ‘Penis Ears’

The other day, Eric Zane noticed something about our co-worker, Metalhead Ned, here at the home station of "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show," 97.9 WGRD.

Ned had gauges in his ears back in the day, which is when you pierce your ears and then slowly increase the hole size. After a while, your ears have massive holes in them.

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New Movie This Week: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ [Video]

It's the return of the 'Avengers' franchise, with the latest entry starring everyone's favorite star-spangled superhero with a shield.

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Grand Rapids Winter Weather Advisory Issued, with Freezing Rain and Gusty Winds Forecast

While the calendar might indicate spring, the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office this afternoon issued a winter weather advisory for Thursday and Friday.

A pair of late-season winter storms are bringing freezing rain and gusty winds early Thursday and again early Friday to Grand Rapids and West Michigan.

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