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Petition Started to Bring Back CBS Show ‘Battle Creek’ [Video]

I'll admit I never watched the show Battle Creek...  But, my DVR is full of recorded episodes, I just haven't gotten around to watching them. Television junkie problems, man.

I was excited when I first heard about a cop show being made about the West Michigan city. And Josh Duhamel. I was also excited about Josh Duhamel.

I planned to spend a glorious day binge-watching Battle Creek if I ever got time. Now it seems like my binge-watch will be rather short, because it's been cancelled after just one season.

There are some people who aren't to happy about that and have started a petition to get the show back on the air.

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Where to Find Free Doughnuts in Grand Rapids for National Doughnut Day

Happy National Doughnut Day! If you love doughnuts, you might be thinking, "Isn't that every day?"

The first Friday in June is actually the official day to celebrate the delicious pastry, and to celebrate, many places are offering free doughnuts!

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Pop Evil Premiere New Song ‘Footsteps’ on WGRD, Talk New Album ‘Up’ and Announce Next Grand Rapids Concert [Video]

Matt DiRito and Leigh Kakaty from Pop Evil debuted the band's new song "Footsteps" Monday on WGRD!

On break from touring, the guys have been been back home in West Michigan for a few weeks and were awesome enough to stop by and let GRD be the first to share their new song with the world!

The guys talked about Pop Evil's upcoming album and also revealed the band's next show in Grand Rapids!

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Grand Rapids’ Brewery Vivant Make Thrillists’ ‘Best Nachos in America’ List

Nachos might be one of my all time favorite foods. But they have to be done right. None of that sick, fake, liquid cheese and all of the guac, onions, jalapeños, spicy chicken, and sour cream. Yum.

Now you might read that description and think, "No no. Good nachos must have beef!" Or "Um, fake liquid cheese is delicious..."

Listen, we all might have different opinions on what "good nachos" are. Well you're sure to find something meeting your standards on Thrillists' "The 21 Best Nachos in America"-- and Grand Rapids' Brewery Vivant made the list!

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Stuffed Tiger in Grand Rapids’ Yard Prompts Call to Animal Control

If I saw a tiger in someone's backyard I'd probably squeal with joy and then try to make it my best friend.

I'm not saying it's a good idea--  I just love kitties! And I'd probably make a bad decision regarding a big, wild cat because I'd just want to snuggle with it.

Anyway. Animal control got called to a yard in Grand Rapids because this very thing happened. Except the tiger was actually a stuffed animal.

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Putt-Putt’s Bar on Grand Rapids’ West Side Under Investigation for Alleged Illegal Gambling

Putt-Putt's, a popular bar on Grand Rapids' West Side is being investigated for alleged illegal gambling.

WZZM-13 reports that on May 19th police executed a search warrant at the bar on West Fulton Street.

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Mystery Drone Drops Cash on Rosa Parks Circle [Video]

People at Rosa Parks Circle downtown Grand Rapids got a weird surprise around noon on Tuesday: cash falling from the sky!

Fox 17 reports that a drone flying overheard dropped about $100 in ones on the crowd below.

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Pop Evil Reveal New Album Title and Release Date [Video]

West Michigan's own Pop Evil have been hard at work on a new album since the beginning of the year.

And now we finally have a title and release date!

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Woman Who Shot Up Grand Rapids’ McDonald’s Denied New Trial, Will Serve Up to Seven Years in Prison [Video]

Shaneka Torres, the 30 year-old-woman who fired a gun into a McDonald's on 28th St. after the restaurant failed to add bacon to her burger, has been denied a new trial.

WZZM-13 reports that Torres' attorneys argued that something that was said by prosecutors during her original trial may have swayed the jury. 

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Grand Rapids Police Warn of Jury Duty Phone Scam

If you get a call about jury duty that seems off, it probably is.

Authorities are warning West Michigan residents about a jury duty phone scam, WZZM-13 reports. 

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Grand Rapids Makes ‘Most Underrated Cities in U.S.’ List

Grand Rapids has been making lots of lists! We're the reigning Beer City USA, USA Today crowned GR “America’s Best Beer Town” in 2014, and in 2015 Groupon named GR the Best City to Visit in the U.S.

But maybe Grand Rapids still isn't getting as much recognition as some bigger cities.

Buzzfeed put it out there that it seems like the same places--New York, L.A., San Francisco--  steal the spotlight all the time. So they asked people what other cities are totally awesome and deserve to be hyped too? Grand Rapids made the list!

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Slipknot Rocked ‘The Devil in I’ at Van Andel in Grand Rapids Saturday Night [Video]

 

Slipknot showed lots of love to Grand Rapids Saturday night at Van Andel Arena! It was the band's final stop on their Prepare for Hell Tour with Hatebreed.

Corey Taylor told the thousands of fans packing the arena how much the band appreciates them and feels like they're family. He even reminisced about playing at the Orbit Room here in GR back in the day!

And the Slipknot family showed that love right back, especially when the band struck the opening cords of "The Devil in I"!

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