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Beware Of These 10 Common Holiday Scams

Tis’ the season for shopping, needing money and giving money, and scammers know it!

Each year with more of our lives going on, online, it’s becoming easier for scammers to get rich off our holiday spirit...

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St. Joe Lighthouse Looks Like The Castle From ‘Frozen’ After Frigid Weekend [Video]

A couple of videographers caught footage of the frozen lighthouse at the harbor in St. Joseph, where the north winds were particularly cruel this weekend.

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You Should Probably Renew Your Michigan Vehicle Registration Now (If You Can)

If you're due to renew your vehicle registration here in the state of Michigan, don't put it off.

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Courtesy of the Montcalm County Sheriff's Department
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Runaway 16-Year-Old Last Seen in Grand Rapids Area Found Safe

UPDATE: Brittany Ann Pratt, 16, has been found safe.

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U.S. East Coast Digs Out After Historic Snowstorm
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Up to a Foot of Snow Expected in Central Lower Michigan this Weekend

Muskegon County is under a winter weather warning by the national weather service. If you don't know what a winter weather warning means ... it means the Elsa - Queen of Arendelle might be visiting West Michigan. 

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LaughFest Announces Next Round of Acts

Katt Williams, Joel McHale and the comedy duo of Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme are the latest headliners being added to Gilda’s LaughFest, which is scheduled for March 9 to 19, 2017 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and surrounding communities.

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Ottawa County Duck Poachers Sentenced, Receive No Jail Time

The Michigan DNR reports, four Ottawa County men, who were ticketed for poaching 58 wild ducks near a popular waterfowl hunting area in Chester Township on Oct. 9, have been sentenced in Ottawa County District Court.

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City of Holland via YouTube
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Watch Holland Police Officers Surprise Unsuspecting Drivers With Free Gas

Some motorists were possibly a little worried when they were approached by Holland public safety officers at a gas station on Tuesday. But, they had nothing to fear, the officers were there to spread good cheer!

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Odd-Even Parking in G.R. Has Resulted in Almost 850 Tickets in Less than a Week

Odd-Even parking, in Grand Rapids, began over a month ago but since getting hit with a bunch of snow over the weekend its caused a lot of problems for residents...

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Leipzig Launches Events To Commemorate 1813 Battle Of Nations
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The Eight Most Common Dutch Surnames In Kent County

The Dutch influence in West Michigan traces its roots back to Albertus Van Raalte's quest to settle a colony of like minded Calvinists.

Since then, they've hugely impacted our area, paving the way for the famed saying "If you ain't Dutch, you ain't much."

Here are the eight most common Dutch surnames in Kent County.

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Congratulations to West Michigan’s Favorite Bartender – Chelsea From Hobo’s Tavern

We received over 6,500 nominations, narrowed them down to the top 10, and left the voting up to you. After receiving nearly 22,000 votes, Chelsea emerged as the victor.

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8 Million Cuisinart Food Processors Recalled

Just in time for the holidays! Another recall to worry about.

Cuisinart has issued a voluntary recall, on Tuesday, of 8 million of their food processors...

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