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West Michigan Election Day Results – May 5, 2015

Today, Michigan voters decided if the state sales tax would be increased from six percent to seven percent.

Voters in Byron Township, Caledonia, East Grand Rapids, Forest Hills, Grand Haven, Hudsonville, Kentwood, West Ottawa and other communities also had issues on the ballot.

Results are in.

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Grand Rapids Bus Driver, Teen Charged in Fight [Video]

Last week a fight that quickly escalated between a Rapid bus driver and a 15-year-old was caught on camera.

WZZM-13 reports that charges have been filed against the two females.

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Cranker's Restaurant and Brewery
Cranker's Restaurant and Brewery
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Cranker’s Restaurant & Brewery’s The Professor IPA

Cranker's Restaurant & Brewery
Address: 454 68th Street SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49548
Website: http://www.crankersbrewery.com/
Telephone: (616) 827-1919
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday,

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Elk Brewing’s ESB

Elk Brewing
Address: 700 Wealthy St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Website: http://elkbrewing.com/
Telephone: (616) 238-5227
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 3 p.m - 12 a.m.; Friday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 2 a.m; Sunday, noon - 11 p.m.

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Elk Brewing's Beer of the Mont

Big Lake Brewing
Big Lake Brewing
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Big Lake Brewing’s White IPA

Big Lake Brewing
Address: 977 Butternut Avenue, Suite #4, Holland, Michigan 49424
Website: http://biglakebrewing.com/
Telephone: (616) 796-8888
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 5 p.m - 10 p.m.; Friday, 5 p.

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75-Year-Old Man Arrested in Shooting Death of 74-Year-Old Woman in Kalamazoo County

Early Monday morning a 74-year-old woman was found shot in Kalamazoo County.

Fox 17 reports that a 75-year-old man was arrested for the crime.

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West Michigan Earthquake Strikes During Pastor’s Nepal Relief Sermon

Where were you around 12:25p.m. Saturday? Did you feel a weird rumbling/ quaking?

I've heard some interesting tales of what people thought it was-- a car accident, odd thunder on an otherwise gorgeous and sunny day, houseguests wrestling in another room (this comes from my little brother who's 24, for which that would be a totally normal thing).

Turns out, it was an actual earthquake here in West Michigan.

And that moment was caught on tape at a church in Paw Paw, where a pastor was giving a sermon on donating to the Nepal earthquake relief fund.

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West Michigan Experiences Saturday Afternoon Earthquake

Did you feel your house shake early Saturday afternoon? Turns out you're not alone. The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has confirmed that what we felt while sitting and binge-watching Netflix was, in fact. an earthquake. 

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Celebrate Free Comic Book Day 2015 in West Michigan [Video]

Aside from being World Naked Gardening Day, today is also Free Comic Book Day!

Check out a little history about the holiday and find out where in West Michigan you can score free comics and get other awesome deals!

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Man Suing Allegan County After Alleged Beating in Jail

A man who used to live in Otsego is suing Allegan County after he says he sustained injuries at the hands of jail staff, including broken bones. Warning: the video contains violence.)

45-year-old Aaron Henderson claims that he was forcibly undressed and beaten. He claims the beating left him with broken bones in his face, according to the lawsuit, which has been filed in federal court.

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Ottawa County Sheriff's Office
Ottawa County Sheriff's Office
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Former Tenant Confesses to 2007 Slaying of Grand Rapids’ Janna Kelly [Video]

A woman who rented a house from Janna Kelly has admitted to killing her in December 2007 and leaving her body in an Ottawa County field.

WZZM-13 reports Robin Lynn Root, 52, was arrested Monday, April 27, in Kent County and Tuesday was formally charged with murder.

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Grand Rapids Stays in the Running as Possible Stop on Five Finger Death Punch + Papa Roach Fall Tour– Cast Your Vote!

We're getting closer to bringing Papa Roach, Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment and From Ashes to New to GR!

Recently the bands announced an upcoming fall tour-- with all the stops determined by fans! Each week, the top voted cities move on the next round.

Grand Rapids has made it to Round Two!

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