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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Godzilla’ is King

Everyone expected 'Godzilla' to take the number one spot at the box office this weekend, but few people saw it doing business that rivals 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' and 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2.'

'Godzilla' didn't just win the box office this weekend, it conquered it, proving that after all of these years, the king of the monsters is still a massive draw.

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New Movies This Week: ‘Godzilla’ and ‘Million Dollar Arm’ [Video]

Get ready for the return of one of cinema's greatest monsters, plus an inspiring story of a few huge underdogs who get a chance to play Major League Baseball.

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Thrive Grand Rapids [Video]

As if there weren't enough reasons to love our city, check out this video: "Thrive Grand Rapids."

It's a short video showing the improvements Grand Rapids has made and is making, and why in the next few years we will continue to prosper!

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Neighbors’ Moves in, Evicts ‘Spider-Man 2′

It turns out that 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' didn't need the Sinister Six to bring it down. All that was required was Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and a very funny marketing campaign. 'Neighbors' not only opened at number one at the box office, it derailed its super-powered competition so dramatically that it may be difficult for it to fully recover.

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Fifth Third River Bank Run: Road Closings

The Fifth Third River Bank Run is this Saturday morning.

Whether you're running, watching or completely oblivious and just trying to navigate downtown Grand Rapids, you'll want to know which roads will be closed and when.

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GVSU Professor Explains How He Cracked NSA Code [Video]

The NSA issued a challenge when they tweeted out a code for anyone to try to solve.

A Grand Valley State University professor cracked the code and explained how he did it.

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West Michigan Election Results – May 6, 2014

School issues, sidewalks, and more were on the ballot in West Michigan today.

Results are in.

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WZZM-13: Grand Rapids and West Michigan Voters Head to the Polls [Video]

It's Election Day across Michigan in many cities, municipalities and school districts, including the City of Grand Rapids, our news-gathering partner WZZM-13 reports.

Polls opened at 7 a.m. EST this morning and remain open until 8 p.m. EST tonight.

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West Michigan Whitecaps Win Longest Game in Franchise History [Video]

Monday night was a long night for the West Michigan Whitecaps, as the team played its longest game in franchise history.

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Grand Rapids Getting Direct Philadelphia and Charlotte US Airways Flights

Flying out of Grand Rapids to Philadelphia or Charlotte is about to get faster.

American Airlines and Gerald R. Ford International Airport announced the addition of non-stop routes to both cities today.

The flights will be operated by US Airways Express.

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Boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Stays Unbeaten, Hangs with Justin Bieber and Lil Wayne and Tweeted at By Muhammad Ali [Video]

Grand Rapids native Floyd Mayweather, Jr., remained unbeaten in professional boxing on Saturday night.

In a match against Marcos Maidana at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Mayweather improved to 46-0 with a majority decision in the welterweight world championship unification bout.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Over the House Football-Basketball Shot [Video]

Eric Zane's son's friend forwarded this video to Zane this week.

He and his friend just shot it the other day in Jenison.

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