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Father of Michigan Teen Killed in Times Square Leaves Touching Letter at Makeshift Memorial in NYC

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Want to Learn How to ‘Extreme Coupon’? There’s Going to be a FREE Workshop in G.R!

If you've ever watched the show Extreme Couponing on TLC than you've probably thought to yourself "how do they do it?!... How do they save so much money...

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Watch This Pedestrian Get Clipped By A Car In Downtown GR [Video]

You guys are all familiar with the phrase 'two wrongs don't make a right', aren't you?

Yeah, here's a case of a guy driving too fast downtown, and another guy jaywalking to result in what was probably closer to death than either wants to admit. 

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80-Year-Old Killed Sunday In Accident On 28th St at Burlingame Ave

WZZM 13 is reporting an 80-year-old woman was killed Sunday afternoon in Wyoming when another driver failed to stop at a red light.

According to WZZM13, Shirley Stebbins was the 80-year-old female driving along northbound Burlingame when she was hit by an 86-year-old lady from Grandville who was heading east on 28th street who failed to stop for a red light...

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Family Of West MI Teen Killed In Times Square Asking For Help With GoFundMe Page

Fox 17 Is reporting that there is now a GoFundMe page set up for Alyssa Elsman, the 18-year-old who was killed in the Time Square crash last Thursday and her sister Ava, who was also injured...

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Faygo Takes Us Back To The ’90s With Arctic Sun

Few things mean "Michigan" when you say them like Faygo, and few things remind you of the '90s as much as Faygo Arctic Sun.

According to MLive, the iconic Michigan-made Soda company told fans via a Facebook Live video that Arctic Sun would return in honor of the company’s 110th Anniversary...

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South Haven Beach Shut Down on Wednesday Due to Partying College Students

Even though it's early in the season, South Haven police have already had to to shut down a beach because of visitors' behavior.

Wood TV 8 reports that South Haven's South Beach was closed for two hours on Wednesday after complaints about hundreds of college students partying on the beach. 

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West Nile Virus Detected in Michigan

It's only mid-May and West Nile virus has already been confirmed in Michigan. A release from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources states that the virus has been confirmed in three bird across the state...

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The Ten Commandments Of Bike Riding In Downtown Grand Rapids

Today is National Ride Your Bike To Work Day, and as a veteran urban bike commuter, I would like to suggest some rules you can follow to bike your bike commute a wee bit easier, and a whole lot safer.

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Latest Toy Craze Fidget Spinners, Wildly Popular With Kids
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Kids are Choking on Their Fidget Spinners

It's the hottest toy on the market right now but now parents are stepping forward warning other parents to be careful because it could lead to a choking hazard...

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Zeeland Student With Down Syndrome Hits Home Run With Support From Byron Center Opponent [Video]

An unforgettable moment on a baseball field last week as a Zeeland Christian eighth-grader with Down Syndrome was given an opportunity to bat and hit a home run with the support of his team, his opponent and all in attendance.

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Wyoming Police Search for Owner of Lost Guitar… So Officer Will Stop Playing It

Wyoming Police are hoping someone knows something about this lost guitar, mostly because they are sick of hearing one of their officers attempt to play it. 

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