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Summer Water Safety: Do You Know Signs of a Person Who Is Drowning?

As "summer vacation season" heats up in Michigan, many people will head to the beach, soak up some sun and spend time in the water. But, what if someone - maybe a family member - was drowning?  Would you realize it?  Do you think it would be like what you see on TV or in the movies?

I ran across a fantastic video showing TRUE signs drowning (hint: there aren't many) and thought it was important to share with you

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Chrysler’s Launching ‘Born Makers’ for 2015 Chrysler 200 with Bob Dylan and Kevin Yon [Video]

Chrysler debuts its "Born Makers" marketing and advertising campaign today to mark the launch the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200.

The "Born Makers" commercials are narrated by Kevin Yon, a Rockford resident who is the voice behind the Chrysler brand's "Born of Fire" commercial that debuted during Super Bowl XLV, and features Detroit-born artist-singer MoZella performing the vocals behind the Minnesota-born Bob Dylan's "Things Have Changed" track.

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Pittsburgh Penguins Fire Dan Bylsma As Head Coach

The Pittsburgh Penguins fired head coach Dan Bylsma, Executive Vice President and General Manager Jim Rutherford announced today.

A Grand Haven native, Bylsma had coached the Penguins for five-plus seasons, compiling a record of 252-117-32 and leading the team to the Stanley Cup title in 2009.

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Wear a Life Jacket [Sponsored]

Many look forward to relaxing and playing out on the water.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, says to keep you and those around you safe on the water when boating.

Here's a boating tip to help you stay safe out there: Make sure to wear a life jacket.

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Go Ahead and Have a Donut (or a Dozen) for National Donut Day [Video]

If you put down that morning Cruller or Long John because you're trying to watch your figure or keep your blood sugar from skyrocketing, go ahead and have one today. Just tell yourself it's National Donut Day.

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New Movies This Week: ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ and ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ [Video]

This week in theaters, two highly different movies arrive: the first, a science-fiction action-adventure; the second, an uplifting story of hope rising against all odds.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Eric Zane’s Police Mug Shot From 1988

On "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" today, we were talking about a crazy story of a man who drove cross-country with a dead woman in his van.

He ended up driving back to his hometown in Michigan, which happens to be the town that Eric Zane grew up in.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Robocop Throws Out First Pitch at Detroit Tigers Game [Video]

It was Robocop Day this week in Detroit.

To help celebrate the day Tuesday, the Detroit Tigers had RoboCop come to Comerica Park and throw out the ceremonial first pitch before their Major League Baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Man Drives Cross-Country with Dead Woman in Passenger Seat [Video]

Remember the movie "National Lampoon's Vacation?"

The movie told the story of the Griswold family driving cross country from Chicago to go to the amusement park Walley World in Los Angeles. With them for the journey was old Aunt Edna. Poor Aunt Edna didn't do so well along the way, though, and passed away before arriving. So the Griswolds forged ahead, simply strapping Edna to the roof for the rest of the journey.

This news story isn't the exact same situation, but it was a good opportunity to make a "National Lampoon's Vacation" reference! This story is much creepier.

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Michigan Man Drives Cross Country with Corpse in Front Seat [Video]

This is INSANE! So, this 60-something-year-old dude went to a mental health facility in Arizona near Phoenix to pick up his 30-something-year-old girlfriend.

She downed some pills outside a gas station and died while they were driving.

When he realized she was dead, he decided the best plan was to keep driving the rest of the way to Michigan in suburban Detroit with her dead body in the front seat!

Twenty six hours he drove with no air conditioner. And his 90-something-year-old mother was also riding in the van in a wheelchair, WJBK-TV, Fox 2, reported.

Watch the video for the whole story.

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Grand Rapids National Weather Service: Torrential Downpours and Isolated Severe Storms Today

The National Weather Service's Grand Rapids office reports:
Potential for torrential downpours and isolated severe storms this afternoon and evening."

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