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West Michigan Online Job Fair

The West Michigan Online Job Fair is focused on helping connect people in West Michigan with employers in finding employment opportunities that matter.

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Wayland Union Girls’ Basketball’s Presley Hudson Named High School Athlete of the Week [Video]

Presley Hudson, a senior who led the Wayland Union High School girls' basketball team to conference and district titles this season, has been named Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Michigan State Advances to NCAA Men’s Basketball Tourney Sweet 16 with 60-54 Win over Virginia

Travis Trice had 23 points, including three three-pointers, and Branden Dawson added 15 points and nine rebounds to lead Michigan State past Virginia 60-54 on Sunday afternoon in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in Charlotte.

The seventh-seeded Spartans (25-11) advanced to the East Region's Sweet 16 with the triumph.

Second-seeded Virginia (30-4), which also lost to MSU in the tournament last year, got 11 points from Anthony Gill and 10 points and 14 rebounds from Darion Atkins.

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NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Michigan State 70, Georgia 63 [Photos]

Denzel Valentine had 16 points and Travis Trice 15 to lead Michigan State past Georgia 70-63 on Friday in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in Charlotte.

The seventh-seeded Spartans (24-11) advanced in the East Region to the round of 32 on Sunday against second-seeded Virginia, which defeated Belmont 79-67. Charles Mann's 19 points led Georgia (21-12).

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Rockford-Sparta Gymnast Morgan Korf Named High School Athlete of the Week

Morgan Korf, a junior who led the Rockford-Sparta high school gymnastics team to the MHSAA Division 1 state championship before capturing an all-around individual state title last week, has been named Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Lowell Wrestlers Josh Colegrove, Lucas Hall and Zeth Dean Named Co-High School Athletes of the Week

Lowell High School wrestlers Josh Colegrove, Zeth Dean and Lucas Hall, who led the Red Arrows to their second consecutive MHSAA Division 2 state title in addition to capturing individual state titles, are co-winners of the Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week honor.

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Jury Rules Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke Must Pay $7.3 Million to Marvin Gaye’s Family for ‘Blurred Lines’ [Video]

A U.S. District Court jury in Los Angeles ruled Tuesday that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke must pay $7.3 million for the family of the late Marvin Gaye for copyright infringement in their 2013 hit song "Blurred Lines," Variety reported.

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Lavell Crawford Cancels Gilda’s LaughFest Appearance Because of Movie Production

Lavell Crawford has canceled his Gilda's LaughFest appearance for Wednesday night because of a movie he's currently filming, festival officials announced this morning.

The cancellation of his appearance at Fountain Street Church is because of a change in the production schedule for the film "Meet the Blacks."

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Spirit Crowns Gilda’s LaughFest Community Kickoff, Even If World Record Doesn’t [Videos]

A paper crown-capped world record was part of the agenda at the Gilda's LaughFest Community Kickoff.

While the world mark set last July didn't tumble, the throngs at Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids more than made up for it in spirit, energy, effusiveness and antics Thursday night.

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Union Girls’ Basketball’s Tyra Williams Named High School Athlete of the Week

Tyra Williams, who captains Union High School's girls' basketball team, is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Insane Inflatable 5K Grand Rapids Coming to Millennium Park on August 15 [Video]

The Insane Inflatable 5K -- a new and dynamic fun run series comprised of inflatable obstacles -- is coming to Grand Rapids at Millennium Park on Aug. 15.

This 5-kilometer (3.1-mile run) isn’t focused on running. Instead, it's about having fun negotiating oversized inflatable obstacles on a challenging course requiring imagination, creativity and a heaping helping of insanity.

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