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HEADS UP: New Phone Scam That Could Pretty Much Fool Anyone

Police around the country are warning you to hang up immediately, if you get a call where someone asks you “Can you hear me?”

The scammers use your response of YES to then make unauthorized purchases on your phone or utility bill...

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Chick-fil-A Embattled In Controversy Over Anti-Gay Marriage Remarks
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Chick-fil-A Denied AGAIN for Beltline Location in Grand Rapids

As we start seeing Chick-fil-A's pop up around West Michigan, it doesn't seem as if one location is going to get the green light from the city of Grand Rapids...

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Battle Creek Man Killed in Semi Hit-and-Run on I-94 [VIDEO]

Police are looking for a semi-truck driver who hit and killed a man on I-94 near the 40th Street exit in Charleston Township early Friday.

Fox 17 reports that the victim, a 49-year-old Battle Creek man, had been helping a friend whose car had run out of gas. 

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Play Mini-Golf, Eat & Drink All for a Good Cause!

Yes, golf in February but you won't have to worry about freezing your butt off since you'll be playing indoors. But that's besides the point...

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Today Marks The 50th Anniversary of The Apollo 1 Fire, Which Claimed The Life of Grand Rapids Astronaut Roger Chaffee [Video]

When touring the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, there is a replica of the Apollo capsule used to fly men to the moon. In this age of technology, I noticed how primitive the capsule appeared. It also made it painfully there was little room for error when trying to escape from it in an emergency.

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Scented Candle Smells for 12 West Michigan Cities

We love West Michigan and all of the sights, sounds and smells it brings throughout the year. Well, at least most of the smells.

What if you could take all of those smells home with you in a scented candle?

Here's what it would smell like if you could.

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Remembering the “Blizzard of ’78”

If you were living in Michigan on January 26th, 1978, you probably spent a lot of time with a shovel in your hand! We had one of the biggest snow storms to ever hit this area -- it was the "Blizzard of '78"! A low-pressure system moving from the Gulf Coast met with two other low-pressure systems, one from the Southwest and one from Canada, to create one of the worst snowstorms the Midwest has ever seen.

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Michigan Turns 180 Years Old Today. What Are Your Favorite Things About Our Home State?

Although it doesn't look a day over 170, our grand old state has been in the union for 180 years.

Since 1837 we've been serving up unsalted beaches and rolling green hills.

So Reddit asked its readers what they love best about our state. Their answers were both heartwarming and funny.

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US Economy Adds Jobs, While Unemployment Rate Rises To 9.9 Percent
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Recession Predicted for Grand Rapids in 2 – 3 Years, Slow Growth in 2017

Grand Valley State University economist Paul Isely is predicting slow steady growth for the greater Grand Rapids economy in 2017. He also expects the next recession to hit West Michigan in two to three years.

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G.R. Students Will Be Able to Get a Head Start in College

Starting this fall, some high school students will be able to take college courses.

The Grand Rapids Public School and Grand Rapids Community College teamed up to create an 'Early Middle College' program...

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Governor Dean Campaigns Before Monday's Primary
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Is There A Peeping Tom In Jenison?

A man caught peering into windows on a surveillance camera has left residents in Jenison a little concerned.

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Michigan Had Over 1,000 Traffic Deaths In 2016 – Highest Since 2007

For the first time in nearly a decade, Michigan's traffic deaths have climbed over 1,000 fatalities in 2016.  As of January 23, 2017 Michigan had a total of 1,021 traffic related deaths in a total of 301,525 accidents reported in 2016...

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