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The 2015 Oscar Nominations: ‘Birdman’ and ‘Grand Budapest’ Tops With Nine Each

Well, that was interesting. Just when you think you've got the Oscars figured out, they throw you a huge curve ball. Or, maybe what's so surprising about this year's nominations is how nothing is really different?

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Grand Rapids Big Game Squares Promotion Official Rules

GRAND RAPIDS BIG GAME SQUARES PROMOTION OFFICIAL RULES
“Grand Rapids Big Game Squares Promotion”

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. PROMOTION BEGINS ON JANUARY 15,

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Let Jessica Chastain and Jimmy Kimmel Teach You How to Chew Gum

Oh, that this was true. Normally, it's nice to pretend that late night "flashbacks" like this are real -- sure, Oprah Winfrey and Jimmy Fallon totally made a soap opera together! -- but this new entry into the subgenre of chat show skits is so weird, so strange, so great that we can only wish it were true. Wish along with us.

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Former Catholic Central Tutor Gets Up to 25 Years in Prison for Sex Crimes Against Student

On Wednesday, former Catholic Central High School tutor Abigail Simons was sentenced by a Kent County Circuit Court judge to eight to 25 years in prison for having a sexual relationship with a minor, WZZM-13 reported.

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Grand Rapids’ Murder Rate Drops to Lowest Level in 50 Years

The murder rate in Grand Rapids has dropped to its lowest level in 50 years.

The Grand Rapids Police Department released 2014 statistics Wednesday morning. In 2014, there were only six murders in Grand Rapids. In 2013, Grand Rapids saw 17 murders. Over the last 24 years, Grand Rapids has averaged just over 17 murders per year.

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West Michigan Whitecaps, Detroit Tigers Extend Contract to 2020

The Detroit Tigers and West Michigan Whitecaps announced today that it has agreed to a two-year extension of its player development contract.

The agreement will keep Detroit Tigers prospects playing at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park through the 2020 season.

Tigers Director of Minor League Operations Dan Lunetta said that moving forward with the Whitecaps was an easy decision.

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Beverly Stops by WGRD Studios

Looking for a new family member to take home? This little girl may be that new family member!

Meet Beverly from the Humane Society of West Michigan!

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‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ Sets September Start Date

‘The Colbert Report’ has already said its goodbyes, while David Letterman will hang onto the ‘Late Show’ until May, so when does Stephen Colbert finally take the desk, and begin our new era of ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert?’ Find out, as CBS has released the official start date, and teased some specials from Letterman himself!

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You’ll Never Be Able to Pull Off This Jenga Knife Move

Seemingly impossible Jenga moves are all the rage.

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‘Terminator 2’ Facts

‘Terminator 2’, James Cameron’s sequel to his cult hit from 1984, had a budget of $94 million. That may not sound like much these days when Michael Bay movies routinely cost over $200 million, but in 1991, when ‘Terminator 2’ first opened in theaters, it was the most expensive movie ever made (this was even more impressive considering that the original ‘Terminator’ cost only $6 million to make). A good chunk of that money went to star Arnold Schwarzenegger who was paid a then-record $15 million, plus they bought him a private jet! Want to know more? No problemo, just watch the latest installment of You Think You Know Movies!

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Reporter Proves Why you Should Always Carrie a Tissue in Freezing Weather [VIDEO]

It's cold as sh**.

While most of us choose to stay the heck inside, bundled in sweatpants and fuzzy socks, not everyone has that luxury. Some people have to work outside this garbage: police, firemen and of course on the scene reporters.

While I feel for the lady in this video, I also want to throw up on her.

Warning: grossness ahead.

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I-94 Crash Prompts Urgent Request for Blood Donations

The massive pileup on I-94 yesterday in which one person died and 23 were injured, has blood centers asking for donations.

Carleen Crawford, Michigan Blood's director of community relations, told WZZM-13 that O negative blood is particularly in demand since it's universal, meaning anyone can accept it.

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