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Heart, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Book March 28 Show at Van Andel Arena

Heart, with special guests Joan Jett & The Blackhearts will be hitting the stage at Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena Saturday, March 28, 2015.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, January 24 at 10am at the Van Andel Arena box office, all Ticketmaster locations, and online at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets will be priced as low as $20, with others available for $35, $45 and a limited amount of $75.

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Producer Joe Sings ‘What’s Up?’ by 4 Non Blondes [Video]

Earlier this week, Free Beer teased us by saying he had used the Dainty Hunchback credit card to order a new toy for the studio that we would all really enjoy.

He gave us no additional details.

Well, it showed up Thursday and we love it!

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WZZM-13: Rockford High School Students Evacuated to Gym After Threat

UPDATE 2:40 p.m. : According to Rockford High School's website, students will remain in the gymnasium for the remainder of the afternoon. The Michigan State Police canine unit is doing a thorough search of the school. They expect the search to be completed by 2:45 p.m. and students will be dismissed as soon as the all-clear is given by law enforcement.

Shortly after noon on Thursday, Rockford High School students were evacuated to the gymnasium due to a threat, WZZM-13 reported

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Students Can See ‘Selma’ for Free on Martin Luther King, Jr., Day [Video]

Students who have the day off from school on Monday can see the movie "Selma" for free.

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New Movies (This Week) Include: ‘Paddington,’ ‘American Sniper’ and ‘Still Alice’ [Video]

Bruce Willis, Nicole Kidman, Chris Hemsworth, Ewan McGregor and Bradley Cooper are among the stars in this week's new movies.

This week's releases include "Paddington," "American Sniper," "Still Alice" and more.

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Courtesy Cheryl Kukla
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Grandville Bowling’s Josh Kukla Named High School Athlete of the Week

Josh Kukla, who leads Grandville High School boys' bowling squad and is the defending MHSAA Division I singles champion, is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Grand Rapids Big Game Squares Promotion Official Rules

GRAND RAPIDS BIG GAME SQUARES PROMOTION OFFICIAL RULES
“Grand Rapids Big Game Squares Promotion”

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. PROMOTION BEGINS ON JANUARY 15,

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Former Catholic Central Tutor Gets Up to 25 Years in Prison for Sex Crimes Against Student

On Wednesday, former Catholic Central High School tutor Abigail Simons was sentenced by a Kent County Circuit Court judge to eight to 25 years in prison for having a sexual relationship with a minor, WZZM-13 reported.

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Grand Rapids’ Murder Rate Drops to Lowest Level in 50 Years

The murder rate in Grand Rapids has dropped to its lowest level in 50 years.

The Grand Rapids Police Department released 2014 statistics Wednesday morning. In 2014, there were only six murders in Grand Rapids. In 2013, Grand Rapids saw 17 murders. Over the last 24 years, Grand Rapids has averaged just over 17 murders per year.

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Courtesy West Michigan Whitecaps
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West Michigan Whitecaps, Detroit Tigers Extend Contract to 2020

The Detroit Tigers and West Michigan Whitecaps announced today that it has agreed to a two-year extension of its player development contract.

The agreement will keep Detroit Tigers prospects playing at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park through the 2020 season.

Tigers Director of Minor League Operations Dan Lunetta said that moving forward with the Whitecaps was an easy decision.

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Beverly Stops by WGRD Studios

Looking for a new family member to take home? This little girl may be that new family member!

Meet Beverly from the Humane Society of West Michigan!

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193 Vehicles Involved In I-94 Pileup Killing One [Video]

The massive multi-vehicle crash that shut down a five-mile stretch of I-94 near Galeburg on Friday continues to keep the interstate closed.

Authorities with Michigan State Police and the Michigan Department of Transportation report that 193 vehicles were involved, which includes 76 semis and 117 passenger cars and SUVs, according to WZZM-13. One person was killed and 23 others were injured.

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