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Best Hump Day Pictures Ever (This Week)

Check out all of these dumps, like a truck. Here are the Best Hump Day Pictures Ever (This Week).

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Robin Williams Remembered by David Letterman [Video]

It's been over a week since the stunning news of Robin Williams' death. 

With conversations about Williams still happening in offices and homes and on social media, you realize how much he was a part of everyone's life in some small way

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Yassou! Grand Rapids Greek Festival This Weekend

Starting Friday, it's the 5th Annual Yassou! Greek Cultural Festival, August 22-24, 2014!  The festival features authentic Greek food, drinks, vendors and live music and entertainment for the family

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East Grand Rapids Police Continue Investigation Into Suspicious Packages Scare

Three people have been named as "persons of interest" in an incident that closed East Grand Rapids High School on Friday.

The high school was closed and athletic practices were moved or cancelled on Friday when a suspicious package was found in the school. Upon checkout out surveillance footage, officials found that it showed three people in the building overnight.

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American Quilter’s Society In Grand Rapids This Week

Next week, the American Quilter's Society is hosting their Grand Rapids Quilt Show at DeVoys Place. The event runs August 20th through August 23rd, 2014. There will be over 900 quilts on display plus classes and workshops led

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Expendables 3′ Can’t Keep Up with ‘Ninja Turtles’ or ‘Guardians’

A trio of newcomers entered the box office arena this weekend, but two battle-hardened and grizzled champions kept them at bay, holding onto the top two spots and making it look easy. Sorry, newbies: This top 10 still belongs to 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy.'

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Janna Hoke - Townsquare Media
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Man Falls From Downtown Grand Rapids Parking Garage

Grand Rapids Police are trying to determine how a man fell to his death on Sunday evening.

It happened around 6:00 p.m Sunday at the parking ramp located on Ottawa Avenue, near Louis Street (officially called the Ottawa Fulton Ramp).

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Sunday Morning: The Secret Origin of the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Animated Series

The Turtles' transformation from cult comic book characters to mega-popular cartoon superheroes began in 1987 and was overseen by writer David Wise. If you're a fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, chances are strong that Wise is the man you want to thank.

As a writer and story editor for the original animated series, Wise was present from the show's inception to its conclusion, writing and overseeing the vast majority of the series. To listen to his version of events is to understand where the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles came from.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings’ Eric Zane Hangs Out with Mitchell and Friends at Mitchell’s Run Thru Rockford

On Friday, Eric Zane, from "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show," was doing his best to help out the fundraising efforts of Mitchell's Run Thru Rockford!

Many people came out and had a great time, with the fundraiser bringing iin more than $2,000 for Team Mitchell & Zane!

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Caledonia Boy Granted Make-A-Wish Trip Is Leaving Today

Stories like this always hit me hard. I mean, when adults are fighting cancer it's tough enough to imagine what they're facing. However, when it's a kid, whew.

Today, one of those brave kids is getting his wish via the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan.

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Ingram Publishing/ThinkStock
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East Grand Rapids High School Evacuated Due To Suspicious Package

A suspicious package has closed an East Grand Rapids school building for the day.

Police and fire crews are currently at East Grand Rapids High School where building is closed, athletic practices for the day have been canceled or moved to other locations, and the pool is also closed.

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Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
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MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour Stops In Grand Rapids This Weekend

When we think of Millennium Park, we think of fun with the family and maybe some time spent on the splash pad.

But this weekend, the waters at Millennium Park, 1415 Maynard Ave. SW in Walker, will be filled with some of the best wakeboarders in the world!

The MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour will be stopping in Grand Rapids on its fourth stop Friday and Saturday. 

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