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Grand Rapids Griffins’ Season Home Opener Is This Friday

This Friday marks the 19th home opener for your Grand Rapids Griffins at Van Andel Arena!

To celebrate the start of the season, the Griffs have tons of fun planned for fans who come to cheer on their team Friday night.

First and foremost, this game is expected to sell out, so you'll want to get your tickets early from the Griffins website or at the Van Andel Arena box office.

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Edgar Evans via Matt Milhouse/100.5 The River
Edgar Evans via Matt Milhouse/100.5 The River
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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On October 8

There are just two more days to vote for ArtPrize 2014.

Today (Wednesday, Oct. 8) is the 15th day of ArtPrize's 19-day run, with 1,825 artists represented by 1,536 entries at 174 venues in downtown Grand Rapids and Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

The ArtPrize 2014finalists for public voting and juried honors are in, and the top 20 in four categories on both lists get narrowed down through 11:59 p.m. Thursday.

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Detroit Lions Sign Kicker Matt Prater to One-Year Deal

Detroit Lions fans rejoice! It looks like we (might) finally have a reliable kicker!

On Tuesday evening, it was announced that the Lions have signed former Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater to a one-year contract. 

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Attila Unveils New ‘Guilty Pleasure’ Album Details, 2014 Tour Dates [Video]

Attila are back for another round as their latest album, 'Guilty Pleasure,' will arrive in stores on Nov. 27.

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Black Veil Brides Unleashes ‘Heart of Fire’ Clip [Video/Audio]

Black Veil Brides are turning up the heat with their latest video for 'Heart on Fire.'

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Thousand Foot Krutch Hits Road for ‘Born This Way’ Tour with Oct. 18 Grand Rapids Date [Audio]

Thousand Foot Krutch will launch their ‘Born This Way' tour in Joliet, Ill. tonight (Oct. 7).

The 19-date outing will see the rockers on the road with We As Human and Righteous Vendetta on select dates, including Oct. 18 at The Intersection.

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Pop Evil Announces New Tour with Grand Rapids Return! [Video]

The mighty Pop Evil has just announced the final batch of tour dates for 2014, and yes, a return to its hometown of Grand Rapids is scheduled to happen!

Pop Evil will hit The Intersection on Dec. 20 for the next to last stop on the new tour, which also features Red Sun Rising, Islander, and Letters from the Fire.

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Kent County Sheriff's Department via WZZM-13
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Bank Robbed In Southern Kent County; Suspect At Large

UPDATE: The suspect in a Tuesday morning bank robbery has been aprehended.

Kent County detectives in an unmarked vehicle spotted the suspect and called GRPD, asking for Grand Rapids units to conduct a traffic stop. Police arrested the suspect and one of the three other people who were in his car. That second person's connection to the case wasn't immediately specified.

Investigators say the suspect was taken to a hospital, because of something he ingested.

Authorities, including federal law enforcement, continue investigating.

Police have responded to a bank robbery in southern Kent County, WZZM-13 reports.

The Bank of America branch at 6737 S. Division Avenue in Cutlerville near the intersection of 68th Street and Division was robbed at around 11 a.m. Tuesday.

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Wednesday Morning’s Lunar Eclipse Will Create ‘Blood Moon’

 

The second (and last) total lunar eclipse of 2014 will be happening early Wednesday morning, just before sunrise here in the Eastern Time Zone. During the eclipse, the moon will appear a coppery red color, which is referred to as a "blood moon". The moon will appear red because of all the sunsets and sunrises from the Earth that will reflect onto the moon's surface. 

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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On October 7

There's just three more days to vote for ArtPrize 2014.

The ArtPrize 2014finalists for public voting and juried honors are in, and the top 20 in four categories on both lists get narrowed down through 11:59 p.m. Thursday.

Today (Tuesday, Oct. 7) is the 14th day of ArtPrize's 19-day run, with 1,825 artists represented by 1,536 entries at 174 venues in downtown Grand Rapids and Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

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Voting Deadline for November’s General Elections Is Today

There are a ton of things to be voted on this November and today is the last day you can register to vote. 

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Detroit Lions Cut Their Kicker – No One Is Surprised

 

For the second time this season, the Detroit Lions have cut their kicker. The team announced Monday that they have released kicker Alex Henery following a loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday (that could have been prevented, had Henery made even one of the three field goals he missed during the game). 

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