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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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Sheriff’s Department Warns Public Of Jury Duty Scam

The Kent County Sheriff's Department says scammers are using jury duty to steal money from citizens.

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Jennifer Marie Stemler, via Facebook
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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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Fallen Police Officers Honored By GRPD During National Police Week [Video]

Grand Rapids Police Department hosted a memorial service Tuesday morning to honor those police officers who have fallen in the line of duty.

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Swing Dancers to Take Over Grand Rapids’ Blue Bridge Tuesday Night

For the first time ever, swing dancers will be taking over downtown Grand Rapids' "Blue Bridge" for one special night of dancing under the stars (well for part of the night, anyway.)

Grand Rapids Original Swing Society start the dancing at 7 p.m. Tuesday, and will continue until 9:30 p.m.

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FX ‘American Crime Story’ Casts Its Kris Jenner and Kato Kaelin

FX and Ryan Murphy‘s American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson has yet to display a single frame of footage, but if the actual series ends up half as much fun as its cast, consider us on board. Selma Blair and Into the Woods alum Billy Magnussen are the latest among the ensemble, taking the iconic roles of Kris Jenner and Kato Kaelin.

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Mayor Heartwell Endorses Rosalynn Bliss for Grand Rapids’ Mayor

Outgoing Grand Rapids' Mayor George Heartwell has made his endorsement for his replacement this coming November.

Monday morning, Mayor Heartwell gave his support to Rosalynn Bliss, who is currently the commissioner of the 2nd Ward.

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10 West Michigan Foods to Devour on ‘Eat What You Want Day’

Today, May 11, is national "Eat What You Want Day", and it got me to thinking, "Which West Michigan favorites should I devour on this glorious day where calories don't exist?"

After pondering long and hard, I think I've come up with my must-have list. Take a look and see what you think.

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Emma and Noah Were the Most Popular Baby Names of 2014

The Social Security Administration has released its data on the most popular baby names for last year, and really none of them come as a huge surprise to most of us here. 

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Avengers 2’ Leaves ‘Hot Pursuit’ in the Dust

As expected, Avengers: Age of Ultron dominated the box office for the second weekend in a row, pulling in numbers that would be the envy of most summer blockbusters’ opening three days. And while the only new release of the week faltered, it was a surprisingly strong week overall, with many of the films in the top 10 faring well despite facing one of the biggest movies of the year.

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Grand Rapids’ 2015 Fifth Third River Bank Run Results [Video]

Rain didn't stop over 20,000 runners and 40,000 spectators from filling the streets of Grand Rapids Saturday morning for the Fifth Third River Bank Run.

Here are the talented athletes who took home top honors today at West Michigan's largest and longest running sporting event.

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