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Putt-Putt’s Bar on Grand Rapids’ West Side Under Investigation for Alleged Illegal Gambling

Putt-Putt's, a popular bar on Grand Rapids' West Side is being investigated for alleged illegal gambling.

WZZM-13 reports that on May 19th police executed a search warrant at the bar on West Fulton Street.

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Mystery Drone Drops Cash on Rosa Parks Circle [Video]

People at Rosa Parks Circle downtown Grand Rapids got a weird surprise around noon on Tuesday: cash falling from the sky!

Fox 17 reports that a drone flying overheard dropped about $100 in ones on the crowd below.

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Pop Evil Reveal New Album Title and Release Date [Video]

West Michigan's own Pop Evil have been hard at work on a new album since the beginning of the year.

And now we finally have a title and release date!

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Woman Who Shot Up Grand Rapids’ McDonald’s Denied New Trial, Will Serve Up to Seven Years in Prison [Video]

Shaneka Torres, the 30 year-old-woman who fired a gun into a McDonald's on 28th St. after the restaurant failed to add bacon to her burger, has been denied a new trial.

WZZM-13 reports that Torres' attorneys argued that something that was said by prosecutors during her original trial may have swayed the jury. 

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West Michigan Online Job Fair

The West Michigan Online Job Fair is focused on helping connect people in West Michigan with employers in finding employment opportunities and careers that matter.

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Grand Rapids Police Warn of Jury Duty Phone Scam

If you get a call about jury duty that seems off, it probably is.

Authorities are warning West Michigan residents about a jury duty phone scam, WZZM-13 reports. 

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Grand Rapids Makes ‘Most Underrated Cities in U.S.’ List

Grand Rapids has been making lots of lists! We're the reigning Beer City USA, USA Today crowned GR “America’s Best Beer Town” in 2014, and in 2015 Groupon named GR the Best City to Visit in the U.S.

But maybe Grand Rapids still isn't getting as much recognition as some bigger cities.

Buzzfeed put it out there that it seems like the same places--New York, L.A., San Francisco--  steal the spotlight all the time. So they asked people what other cities are totally awesome and deserve to be hyped too? Grand Rapids made the list!

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Slipknot Rocked ‘The Devil in I’ at Van Andel in Grand Rapids Saturday Night [Video]

 

Slipknot showed lots of love to Grand Rapids Saturday night at Van Andel Arena! It was the band's final stop on their Prepare for Hell Tour with Hatebreed.

Corey Taylor told the thousands of fans packing the arena how much the band appreciates them and feels like they're family. He even reminisced about playing at the Orbit Room here in GR back in the day!

And the Slipknot family showed that love right back, especially when the band struck the opening cords of "The Devil in I"!

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Chevelle Rocked ‘Hats Off to the Bull’ at the Orbit Room [Video]

Chevelle and The Used rocked Grand Rapids Friday night at the Orbit Room!

Check out this video of the Chevelle performing "Hats off to the Bull" to the packed, screaming crowd!

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Do you Have Verizon or Sprint Cell Service? They May Owe you a Refund

Sprint and Verizon Wireless will be paying customers who were “crammed” on their cell phone bills, according to a settlement that was announced Tuesday.

Sprint agreed to a $68 million settlement and Verizon agreed to a $90 million settlement.

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Rockford Couple Welcomes 13th Son

The streak remains unbroken! The couple in Rockford who already had 12 sons welcomed baby number 13 on Wednesday morning and, it's a boy!

Kateri Schwandt gave birth at 9:06 a.m. Wednesday to an 8 pound 15 ounce, 22 inch long boy.

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Kalamazoo Man Selling West Michigan Earthquake Shirts for Nepal Relief [Video]

Did you feel the West Michigan earthquake a few weeks ago?

Kalamazoo man, Kellen Manley did, and he's using the experience as an opportunity to raise funds for victims of Nepal's recent devastating earthquakes, Fox 17 reports.

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