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100-Year-Old Woman Says Secret to Long Life is ‘a Lot of Booze’ [Video]

More and more people are living to 100 years old and beyond these days, prompting  a lot of us to wonder: "What's the secret?"

Whether it's consuming raw eggs and staying single or downing three Dr. Peppers a day, each of these impressive old folk has their own method to prolong their lives. There's even a 110-year old in Nebraska who credits his long life to drinking beer.

Well, I don't know if he's single or not, but I might have a lady for him: This 100-year-old who says her secret to long life is "a lot of booze".

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Man Gets Out of Jury Duty by Showing up in a Prisoner Costume

I got summoned for jury duty once and had to make those nerve-racking phone calls every day to the court to see if I had to report, fingers crossed that my name wouldn't be drawn... and it wasn't! Phew!

Somehow I was spared serving jury duty and I didn't even have to lie and make up some crazy excuse!

This guy got dismissed from jury duty in a pretty interesting way: He showed up wearing a  prisoner Halloween costume.

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Grand Rapids Griffins’ Jeff Blashill Expected to Become New Head Coach of Detroit Red Wings

The Grand Rapids Griffins made a valiant effort for the Calder Cup in 2015, making it to the Western Conference Finals, just two years after winning it all.

The efforts of head coach Jeff Blashill have not been unnoticed by the Detroit Red Wings.

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Drunk Dude With a Real Pair on Him Sets up Fake DUI Checkpoint

Now, that's some balls.

First, let's discuss how this dude from Pennsylvania, Logan Shaulis, is 19 years old. So not only was he drinking underage, he really decided to just say "F it" and set up his own DUI check point.

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Some Old Dude Slashes Tires Over Bingo Dispute [Video]

Who knew bingo could be so cutthroat?

Well, "cut-tire", to be quite literal about it.

Fox 13 reports that 82-year-old Florida man, Fred Smith, was arrested for slashing a woman's tires after a disagreement at a bingo game at the Lake Ashton Retirement Community Club House.

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110-Year-Old Man Says Secret to Long Life is Drinking Beer Every Day

 

More and more people are surpassing the 100 years old these days and it's got a lot of us wondering: "What's the secret?"

Whether it's consuming raw eggs and staying single or downing three Dr. Peppers a day, each of these impressive old folk has their own method to prolong their lives.

I think I like this 110-year-old Nebraska man's the best: He owes his long long life to drinking beer.

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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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Senior Pranksters Put School Up For Sale on Craigslist

I can't remember exactly what my classes' senior prank was, which likely means two things 1) It probably wasn't that good. 2) I am getting freaking old.

Anyway. Kids these days have the advantage of the Internet for their senior pranking. They can do things like put their high school up for sale on Craigslist. 

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Grand Rapids’ 2015 Fifth Third River Bank Run Results [Video]

Rain didn't stop over 20,000 runners and 40,000 spectators from filling the streets of Grand Rapids Saturday morning for the Fifth Third River Bank Run.

Here are the talented athletes who took home top honors today at West Michigan's largest and longest running sporting event.

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New Movies (This Week) Include ‘Hot Pursuit,’ ‘Maggie’ and ‘The D Train’ [Video]

This weeks new movies include a lot of big names, but it remains to be seen if there are any blockbusters.

See trailers for all of this week's new movies with Grand Rapids showtimes.

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Three Michigan Towns in the Running for Outside Magazine’s ‘Best Town Ever’ Contest

 

Outside Magazine, a periodical about travel, adventure, health, and getting outdoors and having fun, is searching for the best town in the U.S.

Saugatuck, Detroit, and Bellaire have made it to the top 64 in their 2015 Best Town Ever contest!

Cast your vote to keep these Michigan towns in the running!

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Marilyn Mosby Announces Criminal Charges Against Baltimore Police Officers In Freddie Gray's Death
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Baltimore D.A. Announces Freddie Gray’s Death Was a Homicide; 6 Officers Charged

The State's Attorney in Baltimore, Marilyn Mosby, announced on Friday morning that the coroner's office had ruled the death of Freddie Gray a homicide. Gray died while in police custody on April 19, setting off a wave of protests and violence in the city that lasted several days, garnering national attention.

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