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Have a Blast with Amway Family Fireworks on Fifth of July in Downtown Grand Rapids

The Amway Family Fireworks will light up the Grand Rapids skies on July 5 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids in celebration of Independence Day.

The 2014 event marks the fourth year of Amway’s title sponsorship of the annual fireworks display.

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Gov. Snyder Signs Legislation To Change High School Graduation Requirements

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has signed legislation that will lead to some changes in Michigan’s high school graduation requirements. The changes will affect math, foreign language, and health and physical education classes.

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Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images
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Ready For A New Career? GRPD Is Hiring!

Think you have what it takes to be a Grand Rapids Police Officer? Time to act, because they are looking for officers.

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Meet Dually – Wendy’s Pet Of The Week

Every Wednesday, the folks from the Humane Society of West Michigan stop by and bring me a new friend to be named as “Wendy’s Pet Of The Week”. This week, Corrie from the Humane Society stopped by with Dually.

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Crews Responding To Fire On Alpine Ave.

 

UPDATE: (12 p.m.) The northbound lanes of Alpine Ave. have been reopened between 7 and 8 Mile Roads.

UPDATE: (11:40 a.m.) After an assessment by the HAZMAT team, fire crews were instructed to let the building burn due to danger from materials inside.

UPDATE: (11:10a.m.)HAZMAT crews are currently on the scene. And Alpine Ave. has been closed both north and southbound between 7 and 8 Mile Roads.

Fire crews are currently responding to a fire at a building on Alpine Avenue.

Crews were called to Fox Pools, located at 6411 Alpine Avenue, between 7 and 8 Mile Roads, just before 10 a.m. Alpine Ave. is being shut down near the scene of the blaze. 

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Phillip Phillips Performs A Live, Intimate Acoustic Show At H.O.M.E. Inside The B.O.B. [Video]

Phillip Phillips played to a sold-out (and drenched) crowd at Frederik Meijer Gardens on Monday night. Because the show was sold out, and we wanted to give fans another chance to see him, we convinced him to do a special show just for Channel 95-7 listeners at H.O.M.E. inside of The B.O.B. on Tuesday afternoon.

Here's the video from the intimate acoustic performance plus photos of the meet and greet that was held afterward. (Video courtesy of the lovely and talented Niki Bloem.)

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Phillip Phillips Live, Intimate, and Acoustic at H.O.M.E. Inside The B.O.B. [Photos]

Phillip Phillips played to a sold-out (and drenched) crowd at Frederik Meijer Gardens on Monday night. Because the show was sold out, and we wanted to give fans another chance to see him, we convinced him to do a special show just for Channel 95-7 listeners at H.O.M.E. inside of The B.O.B. on Tuesday afternoon.

Here are some photos from the intimate acoustic performance plus photos of the meet and greet that was held afterward. (All photos courtesy of the lovely and talented Niki Bloem.)

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Think Like a Man Too’ Schools ‘Jersey Boys’

Unless your movie was named 'Jersey Boys,' this was a pretty excellent weekend at the box office for all parties involved. A new film opened big in the number one spot, last week's champions held on strong, and others continued to perform well further down the charts. But boy, it really kinda' sucks to be 'Jersey Boys.'

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Army Spec. Mitchell Oliver Returns to Hometown of Greenville Through Fly A Soldier Home This Summer [Photos]

Deann Oliver greeted an unexpected soldier Saturday.

In helping welcome home returning U.S. military personnel at Gerald R. Ford International Airport, she was doing a supportive shift with fellow Blue Star Mothers of America members and Patriot Guard Riders. A handful of families had already been reunited with loved ones when her eyes fell on someone she wasn’t expecting to see until at least next week: U.S. Army Spec. Mitch Oliver. It was her son.

Deann shrieked with delight, clutching into her knees just beyond Gate B as others in two greeting lines, many holding and waving American flags, clapped, smiled and cried tears of joy. Also beaming was Mitch, who had a bouquet of red roses for his mother snuck to him by his father, Gary Oliver.

He was flown in through Fly A Soldier Home This Summer, a contest sponsored by Ed Koehn Automotive Group in conjunction with Classic Hits 98.7 WFGR and affiliated stations 97.9 WGRD, Channel 95.7 (WLHT), 100.5 The River (WTRV) and 1410 AM The Touch (WNWZ).

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Saving Argo Dog Rescue
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Grand Rapids Woman Who Rescued Injured Dog Writes Letter To Dog’s Former Owner

Meet Honey - "The Hopeful Pit Bull". Honey was about 4 month months old when she sustained a life changing spinal injury and ended up wandering lost and hurt on a country road. She waited 2 weeks at a high kill county shelter before Saving Argo Dog Rescue in Grand Rapids was contacted and rescued her.

Brandi Glaske, who runs Saving Argo, penned a letter to Honey's former owner on Friday and posted it to Craigslist.

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ArtPrize 2010 Winner Chris LaPorte Returning to ArtPrize in 2014

Artist Chris LaPorte, winner of ArtPrize in 2010, is returning ArtPrize this fall with another large pencil on paper drawing.

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RECALL – Thai Kitchen Chicken Pad Thai Recalled Due To Misbranding

Bellisio Foods, Inc. out of Jackson, Ohio is recalling roughly 12,180 pounds of a Thai Kitchen Chicken Pad Thai frozen entrée product due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).  The product contains soy protein isolate, a known allergen, and that product is not listed on the label.

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