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A West Michigan Native Will Perform On Stage At Tonight’s Tony Awards

While watching the Tony's tonight, keep an eye out when you see the cast of Bandstand on stage. Why? Because that cast includes one of West Michigan's very own...

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Weekend Box Office Report: Tom Cruise Is No Match for ‘Wonder Woman’

If you only look at the surface numbers, this was a pretty predictable week at the box office. Wonder Woman did well, The Mummy did not, and everything else shook out accordingly. That being said, there’s some pretty interesting narratives emerging in the how and why of this weekend’s box office report. Let’s take a look at the rankings as of Sunday afternoon and dive into some of the specifics:

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Dangerous Swimming Conditions Expected For Lake Michigan This Weekend

With West Michigan experiencing it's first "heat wave" of the summer this weekend, with temps reach the lower 90's by Sunday, the National Weather Service is warning you to stay safe if you're headed to the beaches along Lake Michigan...

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Whitecaps Surprise Grandville Family with a Military Homecoming

It was a very special night, Friday night, during the Whitecaps game against the Dayton Dragons.  *warning, you may cry*

During home games, the Whitecaps honor a local hero serving in the military; occasionally, like Friday night, they honor a service member who is stationed away, by bringing their family onto the field...

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Violence Erupts at the Algiers Hotel in the First ‘Detroit’ TV Spot

Every major historical movie comes with a choice. Do you go seek the true story behind the film’s events in an attempt to be well-read prior to its release? Or do you embrace your ignorance  —  albeit temporarily  —  in order to ensure the sanctity of the cinematic experience? It isn’t difficult to find in-depth literature about the film; Wayne State University Press recently re-released The Detroit Riot of 1967, a first-hand account by the former aide to the Detroit police commissioner who now serves as the Dean of Public Affairs at the University of Michigan. In many ways, Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit seems to be setting a historical precedent for the abuse of power stories we see in every city across America.

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Grand Haven Pier Won’t Reopen Until October

Grand Haven is definitely a summer hot spot in West Michigan but unfortunately the pier won't be a part of it this summer.

WOOD-TV reports that structural problems were discovered which is causing the delay...

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Wyoming Police Asking For the Public’s Help Finding Missing 12-Year-Old Girl

UPDATE: Adrianna Nicole Anderson has been found.

The Wyoming Department of Public Safety is asking for the public's help to find Adrianna Nicole Anderson, a 12-year-old girl who was last seen around noon on Friday, June 9...

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This Business Has the Dirtiest Name in Michigan – and It’s For Sale

Whoever named this business must think like a twelve-year-old - just like me. Let me introduce you to the dirtiest named business in Michigan.

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Grand Rapids City Pools and Water Playgrounds Are Now Open

With temperatures hitting the 90s this weekend, the city of Grand Rapids is helping us out with ways to stay cool!

The Grand Rapids city pools and water playgrounds are open as of today, Friday, June 9.

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Photo by Travis Shinn
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Disturbed Cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘The Sound of Silence’ Certified Double Platinum

Disturbed's cover of the Simon & Garfunkel 1965 classic 'The Sound Of Silence' has been certified double platinum, with two million units' of sales and streams.

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Man Breaks Push-Up World Record at Whitecaps Game [VIDEO]

There's so much to love about West Michigan Whitecaps games! Their fun menu, $2 beers and hot dogs on Thrifty Thursdays, and oh yeah, watching our Whitecaps play too!

Well fans at Fifth Third Ballpark on Tuesday had more to watch than the game -- A Michigan man broke a world record with 934 push-ups while wearing a 40-pound backpack, MLive reports. 

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Missing Holland Toddlers That Prompted Amber Alert Found Safe!

Good News, WOODTV is reporting the two kids who were reported missing in the Holland Township, prompting an Amber Alert were found safe just couple blocks away from their home...

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