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‘American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson’: FX Orders ‘AHS’ Spinoff

By now we're admittedly used to the prospect of blockbuster cable TV series spawning "companion" spinoffs, but FX's newest 'American Horror Story' riff is by far the most perplexing yet. The network has officially placed an order for Ryan Murphy's 'American Crime Story' series, its first season subtitled 'The People v. O.J. Simpson,' and we assure you, this is not a joke.

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Pop Evil Announces New Tour with Grand Rapids Return! [Video]

The mighty Pop Evil has just announced the final batch of tour dates for 2014, and yes, a return to its hometown of Grand Rapids is scheduled to happen!

Pop Evil will hit The Intersection on Dec. 20 for the next to last stop on the new tour, which also features Red Sun Rising, Islander, and Letters from the Fire.

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Kent County Sheriff's Department via WZZM-13
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Bank Robbed In Southern Kent County; Suspect At Large

UPDATE: The suspect in a Tuesday morning bank robbery has been aprehended.

Kent County detectives in an unmarked vehicle spotted the suspect and called GRPD, asking for Grand Rapids units to conduct a traffic stop. Police arrested the suspect and one of the three other people who were in his car. That second person's connection to the case wasn't immediately specified.

Investigators say the suspect was taken to a hospital, because of something he ingested.

Authorities, including federal law enforcement, continue investigating.

Police have responded to a bank robbery in southern Kent County, WZZM-13 reports.

The Bank of America branch at 6737 S. Division Avenue in Cutlerville near the intersection of 68th Street and Division was robbed at around 11 a.m. Tuesday.

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Wednesday Morning’s Lunar Eclipse Will Create ‘Blood Moon’

 

The second (and last) total lunar eclipse of 2014 will be happening early Wednesday morning, just before sunrise here in the Eastern Time Zone. During the eclipse, the moon will appear a coppery red color, which is referred to as a "blood moon". The moon will appear red because of all the sunsets and sunrises from the Earth that will reflect onto the moon's surface. 

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Professors Read Reviews About Themselves From Rate My Professors [Video]

Back in the day, college students didn't really have much to go off of when selecting courses or professors.

Maybe someone you were friends with had that professor before and could sway you one way or another. But chances are you were going in blind.

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Moron School District Bans Swings Because They’re “Too Dangerous”

We really have to put a stop to the moron takeover of the world.  Seriously, this is getting ridiculous.  Check out this latest story from KEPR-TV in Washington.

Richland School District in Washington is removing all the swings from all their schools, saying they're the most "unsafe" of all the playground equipment.
"Those swings can get quite crazy!  I actually witnessed an accident with my own eyes one time."

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Voting Deadline for November’s General Elections Is Today

There are a ton of things to be voted on this November and today is the last day you can register to vote. 

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Geoffrey Holder, Bond Villain and ‘Annie’ Actor, Dead at 84

Geoffrey Holder, the West Indian actor known by many as the infamous James Bond villain Baron Samedi in 'Live and Let Die' and the lovable butler Punjab in the original 'Annie' film, has passed away at the age of 84.

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ArtPrize 2014: Professional Skateboarders Al Partanen and Chet Childress Visit SKaTE:LAB [Video]

SKaTE:LAB has drawn attention and votes at ArtPrize 2014. The popular entry combines skateboarding and art.

On Saturday, professional skateboarders Al Partanen and Chet Childress tried SKaTE:LAB for themselves.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘Annabelle’ Battle It Out

The box office can often produce some pretty wacky showdowns, but few have showcased too films as wildly different as 'Annabelle' and 'Gone Girl.' The creepy spin-off from 'The Conjuring' and the latest from director David Fincher battled each other for the number one spot this weekend and while we seem to have a winner, the results are almost too close to call.

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ArtPrize 2014: Public Vote Finalists Announced

The 20 finalists for the public vote of ArtPrize 2014 were announced this afternoon in ceremonies at Rosa Park Circle in Grand Rapids.

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‘Left Behind’ With Nic Cage: A Live Blog

Nic Cage is in a new movie that opened today called ‘Left Behind.’ There’s already a movie called ‘Left Behind’ that starred Kirk Cameron and this movie is probably a lot like that one, only Nic Cage is in it now. ‘Left Behind’ details the biblical rapture and what it would be like if the rapture happened while Nic Cage was piloting a commercial airliner. If ‘Left Behind’ was screened for critics, I wasn’t invited. So, on Friday morning I paid to see ‘Left Behind’ in the Kip’s Bay area of Manhattan. While watching ‘Left Behind,’ I kept a running diary. Here’s how that all went…

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