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Southbound 131 Closed South of West River Dr. Due to a Crash

Southbound US-131 is currently closed south of West River Drive due to a crash involving multiple vehicles.

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Epitaph Records / Photo by James Hartley
Epitaph Records / Photo by James Hartley
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A Day to Remember’s ‘Bad Vibrations’ Debuts at No. 2 on Billboard 200 Album Chart

Congrats to A Day to Remember, as their 'Bad Vibrations' album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart.

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New Fall Freeway Construction Starts Today For West Michigan

One of Michigan's great sayings is "We have two seasons here in Michigan, winter and construction.", and this Fall is no exception.  Starting today, two new freeway construction projects begin in Grand Rapids and Lowell...

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Weather Forces Wayland Show Cancellation at Allegan County Fair

Saturday night, Wayland was ready to hit the stage at the Allegan County Fair, but unfortunately, the weather rolled in and forced the fire marshall and the fair management to cancel the show.

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Watch Blink 182 Rock ‘Dammit’, ‘Dysentery Gary’, ‘I Miss You’ in Grand Rapids [VIDEO]

Blink 182 came to rip up Van Andel Arena Aug. 31 with A Day To Remember! They had everyone screaming, and singing along the whole show.

Check out Blink 182  performing "I Miss You", "Dysentery Gary", and "Dammit" here in Grand Rapids!

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Central Michigan Beats Oklahoma State on Miracle Play [PHOTOS + VIDEO]

The Central Michigan Chippewas played the top-25 ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys close on Saturday, well enough to be down by just 3 points as time was expiring. The Chips scored a miracle touchdown on the final, un-timed down of the game to shock OSU.

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GVSU Sets Record Enrollment With Over 25,000 Students

Grand Valley State University reports they have set new enrollment records including: total enrollment, first-year students, minority students and those living on campus.

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Fire at Plainfield Grocery Store Determined to Be Arson

An early morning fire damaging Ken's Fruit Market and two other retailers on Plainfield Ave. has been determined to be arson, WZZM-13 reports.

The fire started around 4a.m. Thursday at Ken's Fruit Market near the corner of Plainfield Avenue and 4 Mile Road. 

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How Rock Music Was Reshaped on the Morning of 9/11

The tragedy cast a long shadow on the rock world and, in the days that followed, that shadow only lengthened.

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Whitecaps Headed To Third and Deciding Game In Midwest League Playoffs [Video]

A pair of late home runs spelled doom to the defending Midwest League champion West Michigan Whitecaps, as they dropped a 6-2 decision to the South Bend Cubs, forcing a deciding game in the best of 3 series.

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Police Seek Ford Explorer Involved In Hit-And-Run On Fuller

A bicyclist is recovering today after being hit by what Michigan State Police believe to be a Ford Explorer late Thursday night on Fuller Street at the I-196 interchange.

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Grand Rapids Ranked The #1 Beer Scene In The Country By USA Today [Video]

All Hail Grand Rapids!  For we are the best at beer!  Grand Rapids tops yet another list of cities in the beer department.  USA Today ranks GR as the #1 beer scene in the country...

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