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Woman Who Shot Up Grand Rapids’ McDonald’s Denied New Trial, Will Serve Up to Seven Years in Prison [Video]

Shaneka Torres, the 30 year-old-woman who fired a gun into a McDonald's on 28th St. after the restaurant failed to add bacon to her burger, has been denied a new trial.

WZZM-13 reports that Torres' attorneys argued that something that was said by prosecutors during her original trial may have swayed the jury. 

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Mike Babcock Thanks Red Wings Fans in Full-Page Ad in Detroit Free Press

Earlier this week, head coach Mike Babcock announced that he would not be be returning to the Detroit Red Wings next season.

Babcock took out a full-page ad in the Detroit Free Press to say goodbye and thank fans "for an amazing 10 years."

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West Michigan Online Job Fair

The West Michigan Online Job Fair is focused on helping connect people in West Michigan with employers in finding employment opportunities and careers that matter.

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Grand Rapids Police Warn of Jury Duty Phone Scam

If you get a call about jury duty that seems off, it probably is.

Authorities are warning West Michigan residents about a jury duty phone scam, WZZM-13 reports. 

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Dog Flu Confirmed in Grand Rapids [Video]

This spring an outbreak of canine influenza sickened more than 1,000 dogs in the states surrounding Michigan.

Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Indiana have all seen cases of the virus, some of them deadly.

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has now confirmed three cases of dog flu in Michigan: two in Grand Rapids and one in Macomb County, Wood TV 8 reports.

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Grand Rapids Makes ‘Most Underrated Cities in U.S.’ List

Grand Rapids has been making lots of lists! We're the reigning Beer City USA, USA Today crowned GR “America’s Best Beer Town” in 2014, and in 2015 Groupon named GR the Best City to Visit in the U.S.

But maybe Grand Rapids still isn't getting as much recognition as some bigger cities.

Buzzfeed put it out there that it seems like the same places--New York, L.A., San Francisco--  steal the spotlight all the time. So they asked people what other cities are totally awesome and deserve to be hyped too? Grand Rapids made the list!

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Michigan Man Arrested for Waterboarding 5-Year-Old [VIDEO]

Last week, 30-year-old Michael Porter of Mt. Morris was arrested for child abuse after police discovered that he had been torturing his girlfriend’s 5-year-old son using the controversial waterboard technique.

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Slipknot Rocked ‘The Devil in I’ at Van Andel in Grand Rapids Saturday Night [Video]

 

Slipknot showed lots of love to Grand Rapids Saturday night at Van Andel Arena! It was the band's final stop on their Prepare for Hell Tour with Hatebreed.

Corey Taylor told the thousands of fans packing the arena how much the band appreciates them and feels like they're family. He even reminisced about playing at the Orbit Room here in GR back in the day!

And the Slipknot family showed that love right back, especially when the band struck the opening cords of "The Devil in I"!

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Chevelle Rocked ‘Hats Off to the Bull’ at the Orbit Room [Video]

Chevelle and The Used rocked Grand Rapids Friday night at the Orbit Room!

Check out this video of the Chevelle performing "Hats off to the Bull" to the packed, screaming crowd!

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Authorities in Michigan Looking for Answers After Bald Eagle is Fatally Shot

WZZM-13  is reporting that authorities are asking residents for information after a bald eagle was found fatally shot in Washtenaw County.

The bird was found dead April 3 in a rural area northeast of Ann Arbor.

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New Map Helps Michigan Morel Hunters

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has created a new map to help mushroom hunters find morels.

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New International Bridge in Detroit to be Named After Red Wings’ Great Gordie Howe

The new bridge connecting Canada and The United States will be named after a Detroit Red Wings hockey great.

The Detroit News has confirmed that the second bridge will be named the "Gordie Howe International Bridge".

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