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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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Chevelle Rocked ‘Hats Off to the Bull’ at the Orbit Room [Video]

Chevelle and The Used rocked Grand Rapids Friday night at the Orbit Room!

Check out this video of the Chevelle performing "Hats off to the Bull" to the packed, screaming crowd!

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Do you Have Verizon or Sprint Cell Service? They May Owe you a Refund

Sprint and Verizon Wireless will be paying customers who were “crammed” on their cell phone bills, according to a settlement that was announced Tuesday.

Sprint agreed to a $68 million settlement and Verizon agreed to a $90 million settlement.

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Rockford Couple Welcomes 13th Son

The streak remains unbroken! The couple in Rockford who already had 12 sons welcomed baby number 13 on Wednesday morning and, it's a boy!

Kateri Schwandt gave birth at 9:06 a.m. Wednesday to an 8 pound 15 ounce, 22 inch long boy.

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Kalamazoo Man Selling West Michigan Earthquake Shirts for Nepal Relief [Video]

Did you feel the West Michigan earthquake a few weeks ago?

Kalamazoo man, Kellen Manley did, and he's using the experience as an opportunity to raise funds for victims of Nepal's recent devastating earthquakes, Fox 17 reports.

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The Garage Bar & Grill to Hold Summer Block Parties to Benefit Grand Rapids Home for Veterans

Bummed that you won't be able to enjoy live music outdoors in downtown Grand Rapids on Wednesdays this summer? Cheer up! We have good news!

Grand Rapids Garage Bar & Grill has announced it will host weekly street parties with a charitable angle. Starting on Wednesday, June 10 and continuing each Wednesday through August 12, “Garage Bar Block Parties” will be held in front of the venue, located at 819 Ottawa Ave., from 6-10 p.m.

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Police & Family Searching for Missing White Cloud Baby

UPDATE (5/13/14 12:31 a.m.): Baby Natallya's grandmother, Heidi Thill, contacted WZZM-13 confirming that baby Natalya is dead and that Matthew Bradley told police where to find her. She was found dead in the basement.

Thill says police told her that 4-month-old Natallya Rich was found dead in the basement. They aren't letting anyone in the house and are planning to question all that lived in the house. The baby, mother, Bradley (the mother's boyfriend), and grandmother all lived in the home together.

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Holland’s Westshore Mall Getting ‘De-malled’ Makeover Starting June 11 [Video]

Growing up in South Haven, one of the closest malls to us was Westshore Mall in Holland. We went there a lot when I was kid, so it's been sad for me to see the shopping center's decline in recent years.

In February, WZZM-13 reported that Westshore Mall, which once had more that 60 stores, was down to seven.

Well, now it's been confirmed that Westhore Mall is getting a makeover. According to WZZM-13, a $20 million de-malling and renovation project will break ground June 11 at 2p.m.

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GRPD: One Person Stabbed on Rapid Bus

Grand Rapids police are investigating an assault that occurred on a Rapid bus around noon on Monday.

According to a GRPD media release, a person was stabbed in the head while riding a bus near Kalamazoo Avenue and Elliot Street SE. 

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