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Courtesy of Grand Rapids Garage Bar & Grill
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The Garage Bar & Grill to Hold Summer Block Parties to Benefit Grand Rapids Home for Veterans

Bummed that you won't be able to enjoy live music outdoors in downtown Grand Rapids on Wednesdays this summer? Cheer up! We have good news!

Grand Rapids Garage Bar & Grill has announced it will host weekly street parties with a charitable angle. Starting on Wednesday, June 10 and continuing each Wednesday through August 12, “Garage Bar Block Parties” will be held in front of the venue, located at 819 Ottawa Ave., from 6-10 p.m.

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Jennifer Marie Stemler, via Facebook
Jennifer Marie Stemler, via Facebook
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Police & Family Searching for Missing White Cloud Baby

UPDATE (5/13/14 12:31 a.m.): Baby Natallya's grandmother, Heidi Thill, contacted WZZM-13 confirming that baby Natalya is dead and that Matthew Bradley told police where to find her. She was found dead in the basement.

Thill says police told her that 4-month-old Natallya Rich was found dead in the basement. They aren't letting anyone in the house and are planning to question all that lived in the house. The baby, mother, Bradley (the mother's boyfriend), and grandmother all lived in the home together.

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Holland’s Westshore Mall Getting ‘De-malled’ Makeover Starting June 11 [Video]

Growing up in South Haven, one of the closest malls to us was Westshore Mall in Holland. We went there a lot when I was kid, so it's been sad for me to see the shopping center's decline in recent years.

In February, WZZM-13 reported that Westshore Mall, which once had more that 60 stores, was down to seven.

Well, now it's been confirmed that Westhore Mall is getting a makeover. According to WZZM-13, a $20 million de-malling and renovation project will break ground June 11 at 2p.m.

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Maciej Korzekwa/ ThinkStock
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GRPD: One Person Stabbed on Rapid Bus

Grand Rapids police are investigating an assault that occurred on a Rapid bus around noon on Monday.

According to a GRPD media release, a person was stabbed in the head while riding a bus near Kalamazoo Avenue and Elliot Street SE. 

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10 West Michigan Foods to Devour on ‘Eat What You Want Day’

Today, May 11, is national "Eat What You Want Day", and it got me to thinking, "Which West Michigan favorites should I devour on this glorious day where calories don't exist?"

After pondering long and hard, I think I've come up with my must-have list. Take a look and see what you think.

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Emma and Noah Were the Most Popular Baby Names of 2014

The Social Security Administration has released its data on the most popular baby names for last year, and really none of them come as a huge surprise to most of us here. 

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Adriana Mendez/ WZZM -13
Adriana Mendez/ WZZM -13
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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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Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
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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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Pearl Street Construction Starts Monday Downtown Grand Rapids

Ah, road construction season! Repairs and updates are coming to a busy street downtown Grand Rapids and will continue through August. The project comes after Michigan's rejection of proposal 1 this past week, which would have raised sales tax to pay for road improvement.

WZZM-13 reports that repairs on Pearl Street by U.S. 131 are scheduled to start Monday, May 11, if the weather allows. 

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White Flame Brewing Co.’s Double Tap

White Flame Brewing Co.
Address: 5234 36th Avenue, Hudsonville, MI 49426
Website: http://whiteflamebrewing.com/
Telephone: (616) 209-5098
Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 4 p.m.-midnight; Friday-Saturday, noon-midnight

Double Tap

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Warren Goldswain/ThinkStock
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Everything You Need to Know About the 2015 Fifth Third River Bank Run

The River Bank Run is upon us, and we want you to be prepared! Here's everything you need to know about this year's run.

More than 20,000 runners and 40,000 spectators will be taking part in the 38th annual Fifth Third Bank River Bank Run this Saturday.  

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Stephanie DeLay/ ThinkStock
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Reported Naked Intruder in Grand Rapids Home Turns out to be Daughter’s Boyfriend

"Sir, what's your emergency?"

"There's some naked dude in my house."

I'd have loved to witness that exchange between a Grand Rapids dad and police officers-- And see the reactions when everyone learns that the nude "intruder" was actually the boyfriend of the homeowner's daughter.

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