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24-Year-Old Cold Case Grand Rapids Murder Reopened; Film About Slaying Debuts This Week

Grand Rapids police have reopened their investigation into the murder of 23-year-old Joel Battaglia.

Battaglia died on June 11, 1990, from injuries suffered in a beating. He was last seen leaving Mulligan's Pub in Grand Rapids' Eastown neighborhood early that morning.

Battaglia was found, beaten and unconscious, a half mile away from the pub where he was last spotted, at 1065 Lake Drive SE. Robbed and left without identification, Joel lay in the morgue unidentified for a day. A tattoo of a phoenix on his right ankle enabled investigators to put his name with his body.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Cruises Past ‘Maleficient’ and ‘Edge of Tomorrow’

Ah, the summer. The time of the year where the box office is ruled by superhero movies, science fiction extravaganzas and, uh, slightly quirky cancer weepies. What? For reasons that will baffle some people, 'The Fault in Our Stars' effortlessly took the number one spot at the box office this weekend, gliding past its bigger, more expensive and more ferocious competition and making it look easy.

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Can Two Spelling Bee Champs Best Jimmy Kimmel?

Every year, Jimmy Kimmel invites the Scripps Spelling Bee champion on to his show for a star-studded face-off (by "star-studded," we mean that some Kimmel regulars run the sketch, this year featured Cousin Sal and Guillermo) to see if the late-night host can take down the newly crowned kids. This year provided a bit of a bigger challenge than normal, considering that the Scripps was won by two winners.

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Photo Courtesy U.S. Coast Guard
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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Wear a Life Jacket [Sponsored]

Many look forward to relaxing and playing out on the water.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, says to keep you and those around you safe on the water when boating.

Here's a boating tip to help you stay safe out there: Make sure to wear a life jacket.

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Have a Donut (or a Dozen) for National Donut Day [Video]

If you put down that morning Cruller or Long John because you're trying to watch your figure or keep your blood sugar from skyrocketing, go ahead and have one today. Just tell yourself it's National Donut Day.

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New Movies This Week: ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ and ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ [Video]

This week in theaters, two highly different movies arrive: the first, a science-fiction action-adventure; the second, an uplifting story of hope rising against all odds.

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Festival of the Arts Kicks off Summer in Grand Rapids

Festival of the Arts is this coming weekend in downtown Grand Rapids!

Now we know summer has officially arrived!

The celebration of arts, entertainment, kids' activities and food (oh, so much delicious food!) is June 6 to 8.

With so much to see and do, it can be helpful to plan ahead.

Here are the things you need to know about Festival of the Arts 2014.

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Vikings Linebacker Rescues Couple in Stranded Boat

A couple in Minnesota was rescued by vikings linebacker when their boat trip took a turn for the worst.

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Davenport University Grad Gets Do-Over Back Flip on ‘Steve Harvey Show’ [Video]

Bobby Blank, of Holland, became a viral video sensation in April when he face planted while attempting a back flip at Davenport University's graduation ceremonies at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids.

On Tuesday, he received another chance.

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Getty Images/ Lyn Randle
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Something All Parents Might Want To Read

The more I think about this, the scarier it is. I came across a crying child during my run last night.

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The B.O.B.’s Liquor License Suspended for 10 Days

WZZM reported in April, that The B.O.B. was sentenced to a 3-day liquor license suspension. The downtown Grand Rapids bar, restaurant, and nightclub tried to appeal that decision. Tuesday, the Michigan Liquor Commission not only upheld the original suspension, but extended it to 10 days. 

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East Kentwood and Zeeland West Win Boys Track & Field State Championships

The Michigan High School Boys and Girls Track & Field State Championships were decided over the weekend.

East Kentwood and Zeeland West Boys Track & Field teams each brought home championships!

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