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Grand Rapids Named Forbes’ Second Best City To Raise A Family

Grand Rapids has received a lot of accolades over the last few years. We’re Beer City, USA (and will remain that way, since the magazine who named us Beer City has decided to discontinue the contest), we had an awesome Lip Dub video that went viral online, in 2012 Forbes listed us as the best city to raise a family, and this year, we've come in at number two on their list.

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Ryan Fischer (WZZM-13: Scholar Athlete Of The Week)
Ryan Fischer (WZZM-13: Scholar Athlete Of The Week)
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Celebration! Cinema To Host Fundraiser For Fallen Grandville Hockey Player Ryan Fischer

 

Celebration Cinema at RiverTown Crossings Mall is holding a fundraiser on Friday, April 18, with a special 7 p.m. viewing of “Captain America-The Winter Soldier,” in honor of Ryan Fischer, the start hockey player from Grandville who passed away last month, and his respect for America’s heroes.

Tickets for the fundraiser are $20 and include the movie ticket, pop, popcorn and donation. $8 from each ticket will go to the Ryan Fischer Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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Meet Moe – Wendy’s Pet Of The Week

Every week, the folks from the Humane Society of West Michigan stop by with a new furry friend to be named as Wendy’s Pet Of The Week. Every week I can’t wait to see who they’ll bring to visit, and this week I gasped with glee when I laid eyes on my new friend.

This week, Nicole from the Humane Society, dropped by with Moe!

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Courtesy of The Michigan Department Of Corrections
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State Trooper Killer Eric Knysz Declared Clinically Brain Dead

Eric Knysz, the man who killed Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield has been declared clinically brain dead after hanging himself while in prison, according to WZZM-13.

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Grand Rapids Nets NBA D-League Franchise for 2014-15 Season

The NBA Development League today announced that SSJ Group, LLC, led by Steve Jbara, has purchased the Springfield Armor and is relocating the Massachusetts club to Grand Rapids for the 2014-15 season with a direct affiliation with the NBA's Detroit Pistons.

The announcement was made this afternoon at The DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center.

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Getty Images/ Richard Nowitz
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GVSU Grad’s Spy Story Used by FBI As Warning [Video]

'Game of Pawns: The Glenn Shriver Story'

The FBI just released a video about a Grand Valley State University graduating who is serving time in federal prison, to warn students studying abroad about the dangers of unknowingly being recruited as a spy.

This isn't an episode of 'Turn' on AMC, this is the real deal.

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Tax-Filing Tip If You’re Running Late for April 15 Deadline: File an Extension [Video]

The IRS expects to receive 135 million tax returns by the filing deadline of April 15 -- as in 11:59 p.m. Tuesday.

However, about 12 million taxpayers will have requested extensions by the filing deadline, giving them an extra 6 months to file, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

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Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires are on tap for Founder Fest 2014 on June 21 in Grand Rapids outside Founders Brewing Co. (Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires are on tap for Founder Fest 2014 on June 21 in Grand Rapids outside Founders Brewing Co. (Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
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Lettuce, Charles Bradley and Break Science to Headline Founders Fest 2014 on June 21

By John Sinkevics | Local Spins

Fans of beer, funk and soul have about two-and-a-half months to get in playing shape for what could be one of Grand Rapids’ biggest summer street parties yet.

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Residents Along The Muskegon River Told To Evacuate

Newaygo County Emergency Management is advising people that live along the Muskegon River, downstream of Croton to prepare to evacuate immediately.

Newaygo County EMS sent out the message through the National Weather Service.

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A crew works to restore electricity in northern Kent County in the aftermath of rainstorms since Saturday night. (Photo: Consumers Energy)
A crew works to restore electricity in northern Kent County in the aftermath of rainstorms since Saturday night. (Photo: Consumers Energy)
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WZZM-13: Evacuation Notice Issued Along Muskegon River in Newaygo County

 

Newaygo County Emergency Services is advising that people living along the Muskegon River, downstream of Croton, should prepare to evacuate immediately, WZZM-13 reports.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Captain America 2′ Reigns Supreme

This weekend saw a neck-and-neck race for the first spot at the box office, with the animated 'Rio 2' offering strong competition for last week's champion, 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier.'

When the dust, debris and feathers settled, the one starring the superhero took the first slot, but there is no shame in a second place that strong.

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Getty Images/ D. Sharon Pruitt Pink Sherbet Photography
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Have You Ever Seen This Much Hail Fall? [Video]

This happened in Cedar Springs yesterday afternoon during the storms. Have you ever seen it fall like this?

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