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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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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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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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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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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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