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Josh Fairbanks via YouTube
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West Michigan Boy Confronts YouTube Bullies in Viral Video

A father and son from Hartford, Mich., have been posting funny prank videos to YouTube for the past year.

When 11-year-old Logan Fairbanks noticed cruel comments directed at him online, he asked his dad, Josh, to film him doing something extremely brave: confronting internet bullies. 

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Grand Rapids West Side Bar Gets Liquor License Suspended After 13 Violations

A West Side bar won't be serving alcohol this weekend.

MLive Media Group/ The Grand Rapids Press reports that the liquor license at Louie's Bar & Rocket Lounge BBQ on Bridge Street has been suspended by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission July 10, 11, and 12.

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Matt and Leigh from Pop Evil visiting the GRD studios (Townsquare Media)
Matt and Leigh from Pop Evil visiting the GRD studios (Townsquare Media)
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Pop Evil’s Matt DiRito is Helping Kids Fighting Cancer Get the ‘Star Treatment’ [Video]

West Michigan rocker Matt DiRito is using the fame of his band Pop Evil to do something awesome!

Fox 17 shares that last year, Matt launched the non-profit "Start Treatments" to help kids fighting cancer feel like rock stars.

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Photo Credit: Dave Kim
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East Grand Rapids’ Yesterdog Makes ‘Best Hot Dogs in U.S.’ List

Here in Grand Rapids we know what a gem Yesterdog is. You've got friends in town looking for a good hot dog? You take them to Yesterdog; it's just what you do!

Well now East Grand Rapids' awesome dogs are getting national attention too! Yesterdog has been named one of The Daily Meal's "75 Best Hot Dogs in America for 2015"!

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New Movies Include ‘Minions,’ ‘Strangerland’ and ‘Self/Less’ [Video]

After weeks of dominance by Jurassic World and Inside Out, it's time for some more movies to take their shot at the box office lead.

Minions, The Gallows, Self/Less and more are now in theaters.

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Jennifer Marie Stemler, via Facebook
Jennifer Marie Stemler, via Facebook
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Baby Natallya’s Father Pleads Guilty to Hiding Her Body

Matthew Bradley, father of 4-month-old Natallya Rich, now faces two to seven years in prison for concealing the death of his daughter.

Bradley pleaded guilty Tuesday to concealing Baby Natallya's body and being a habitual offender.

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Police Respond to Another Attempted Robbery at Medawar Jewelers

Police crews are on the scene of an attempted robbery at Paul Medawar’s Fine Jewelry on Plainfield Avenue Tuesday afternoon.

This is not the first time the store has been the target of robbers. The most recent time someone attempted to rob them was in January.

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Amway Family Fireworks – Tyler Howe Band, Pop Cult, and More Crowd Shots! [Photos]

Last night's Amway Family Fireworks were fun for everyone, and we're so happy that so many of you came down to celebrate the 4th of July with us!

Here are some of the photos we were able to capture of The Taylor Howe Band, Pop Cult, and your smiling faces as we launched t-shirts and beach balls into the crowd! 

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Amway Family Fireworks – Upstage Crew Blues Band, Crowd Shots, and More! [Photos]

The Amway Family Fireworks are underway at Ah Nab Awen Park and we are having a blast so far!

Two great musical acts (The Holland American Legion Band and Upstage Crew Blues Band) have already taken to the stage, and we are eagerly awaiting the start of the Tyler Howe Band's set.

Check out some of the photos from Upstage Blues Crew, some crowd shots of all of your smiling faces, our audience blasts (and a couple of random shots of ducks we saw in the river.

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Amway Family Fireworks – Photos From the Opening Ceremonies

The Amway Family Fireworks have kicked off in Downtown Grand Rapids in spectacular fashion!

We had a great kick off courtesy of our friends from Amway, as well as a Salute The Troops tribute from the folks at Spartan Nash! 

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#GRFireworks: Amway Family Fireworks Rocks Live via Twitter, Instagram on ‘GRD!

The Amway Family Fireworks today at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in Grand Rapids is more than just the rockets' red glare celebrating the Independence Day holiday weekend.

It's music, food, and fun, in downtown GR, from mid-afternoon to past dusk and which 97.9 WGRD's Janna, Johnnie Walker and Metalhead Ned will all be on hand for the festivities.

Share what you're doing and seeing via Twitter or Instagram, posting those tweets and pics using the hashtag #GRFireworks, and see it all posted below.

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Firekeepers Casino Data Breach Affects About 85,000

If you bought food, drinks or retail items at Firekeepers Casino and Hotel in Battle Creek between Sept. 7, 2014 and April 25, 2015 you may want to check your statements.

Firekeepers announced in a statement Friday that an investigation of a data-security incident at the casino revealed that about 85,000 credit and debit cards may have been affected, WZZM-13 reports. 

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