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West Michigan Boy Who Stood Up To YouTube Bullies Gets Invited to White House

An 11-year-old Hartford boy recently did something very brave: he confronted online bullies by reading their hurtful comments out loud and posting the video to YouTube.

Logan's bold message "to encourage other people to not bully people online and to encourage other people that have been bullied to not let words hurt them” is getting a lot of attention, including that of the White House.

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Mourners Sing ‘Amazing Grace’ at Vigil for Omarion Humphrey [VIDEO]

Hundreds of mourners gathered at Abernathy Park in Davison, Mich. on Friday night, in honor of Omarion “Mars” Humphrey.

Humphrey's body was found in Lake Callis Friday, July 10. The boy went missing on Saturday, July 4

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West Michigan Boy Confronts YouTube Bullies in Viral Video

A father and son from Hartford, Mich., have been posting funny prank videos to YouTube for the past year.

When 11-year-old Logan Fairbanks noticed cruel comments directed at him online, he asked his dad, Josh, to film him doing something extremely brave: confronting internet bullies. 

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East Grand Rapids’ Yesterdog Makes ‘Best Hot Dogs in U.S.’ List

Here in Grand Rapids we know what a gem Yesterdog is. You've got friends in town looking for a good hot dog? You take them to Yesterdog; it's just what you do!

Well now East Grand Rapids' awesome dogs are getting national attention too! Yesterdog has been named one of The Daily Meal's "75 Best Hot Dogs in America for 2015"!

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Several Trucks, Cars Involved in I-94 Crash Near Mattawan

Eastbound I-94 is currently closed near Exit 66 in Mattawan following a crash involving several semi-trucks and other vehicles.

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New Movies Include ‘Minions,’ ‘Strangerland’ and ‘Self/Less’ [Video]

After weeks of dominance by Jurassic World and Inside Out, it's time for some more movies to take their shot at the box office lead.

Minions, The Gallows, Self/Less and more are now in theaters.

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Dive Team Discovers Body in Flint-Area Lake, Omarion Humphrey’s Father Says it’s His Missing Son [VIDEO]

WNEM-TV5 is reporting that Omarion Humphrey’s father, Jamall Humphrey, has confirmed that the body found earlier today in Lake Callis near Flint is indeed his son who has been missing since Saturday.

Police evacuated Lake Callis in Davison after a dive team discovered a body. Police have yet to confirm that the body is that of 9-year-old Omarion Humphrey who went missing Saturday.

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Michigan Girl with Inoperable Tumor Wishes for Cards for her Birthday

Lexys from Dearborn, Mich., started Kindergarten in September like any other five-year-old. Then she got news that changed her life.

Lexys was diagnosed with DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma) an inoperable, cancerous brain tumor. She was given 9-12 months to live.

Fox 2-  Detroit shares that Lexys is now approaching the 8-month mark since her diagnosis, and she has a wish for her upcoming birthday in August.

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Michigan University Offers Full-Ride Scholarship to Homeless Piano Player to Finish his Degree [Video]

A homeless man's piano playing on the streets of Florida is getting lots of national attention.

51-year-old Marine, Donald Gould was once a Music Education major at Spring Arbor University in Michigan before he fell on hard times and dropped out.

Now the university is offering Gould a full-ride scholarship to complete his degree, MLive Media Group/ The Grand Rapids Press reports.

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Amber Alert Issued for Missing Michigan Boy

An Amber Alert has been issued for a 9-year-old boy from Gennesee County who has severe autism.

Omarion Humphrey, from Davison, is a 4-foot-tall black male, and weighs 70 lbs, according to amberalertmichigan.org.

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Amway Family Fireworks – Upstage Crew Blues Band, Crowd Shots, and More! [Photos]

The Amway Family Fireworks are underway at Ah Nab Awen Park and we are having a blast so far!

Two great musical acts (The Holland American Legion Band and Upstage Crew Blues Band) have already taken to the stage, and we are eagerly awaiting the start of the Tyler Howe Band's set.

Check out some of the photos from Upstage Blues Crew, some crowd shots of all of your smiling faces, our audience blasts (and a couple of random shots of ducks we saw in the river.

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Amway Family Fireworks – Photos From the Opening Ceremonies

The Amway Family Fireworks have kicked off in Downtown Grand Rapids in spectacular fashion!

We had a great kick off courtesy of our friends from Amway, as well as a Salute The Troops tribute from the folks at Spartan Nash! 

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