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Man Dies of Heroin Overdose in Grand Rapids Coffee Shop’s Restroom

Police say that a man found dead in a coffee house in Grand Rapids' Eastown neighborhood Wednesday morning died of a heroin overdose.

The unnamed 35-year-old was discovered in the bathroom of Kava House, 1445 Lake Drive SE.

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Wayland’s Coming Home to The Intersection on May 30 [Video]

After a long time away from home, Wayland is returning to the home turf of The Intersection on May 30!

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Gilda’s LaughFest’s Community Kickoff Moved to Fountain Street Church

Gilda’s LaughFest is relocating its LaughFest Community Kickoff for the 10-day festival on Thursday night to Fountain Street Church because of weather concerns, festival officials announced.

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Get Free Stuff and Get Rid of Stuff You Don’t Need in West Michigan with Buy Nothing Project

In the attempt save money, I've joined some West Michigan online garage sale groups on Facebook. I try to shop at thrift stores, I keep an eye out for deals on Craigslist.

However, I'm always looking for more ways to be thrifty.

I think The Buy Nothing Project sounds like an awesome way to get the things you need without spending money (and get rid of stuff you've got lying around) and connect with your neighbors. 

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New Treadmill Test Predicts How Long You’ll Live [Video]

For those who are in shape and have an easy time running on a treadmill and doing stress tests, this won't cause you any worry.

However, if you're out of shape and have trouble running short distances on a treadmill, this basically says you're screwed.

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Kentwood Jewelry Store Robbed; Police Searching for Suspect

Police are currently searching for the suspect in an armed robbery at a Kentwood jewelry store Monday morning.

The robbery was reported at 10:49 a.m. EST at West Michigan Jewelry Exchange, 4634 South Division Avenue.

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‘Jimmy Kimmel’ Calls Out Anti-Vaccine Movement In Hilarious Fashion [Video]

It appears as though Jimmy Kimmel, of ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," is NOT in support of the anti-vaccination movement.

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97.9 WGRD’s March 2015 Playlist [Video]

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New Movies (This Week) Include ‘Focus,’ ‘The Lazarus Effect’ and ‘Maps to the Stars’ [Video]

Some big names in this weekend's movie premieres including: Will Smith and Margot Robbie in Focus; Olivia Wilde in The Lazarus Effect; and Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska and Robert Pattinson in Maps to the Stars.

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Music Friday Songs for February 27

Each Friday, “The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show” replaces its regular “back-with” music with songs from our own music collections.

They can be anything, from corny mash-ups, rock, country, mid-Michigan '70s butt rock or anything in between.

Here’s the list of Music Friday songs from today's show.

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FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules For Open Internet

The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 Thursday to adopt net neutrality rules for an open internet.

The FCC's decision makes for regulating internet service providers like public utilities, prohibiting companies from charging for faster lanes on the internet.

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Lowell Gymnastics’ Lauren DeHaan Named High School Athlete of the Week

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