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West Michigan Teen Dies After Jumping Into Lake Michigan

A hospital spokesman says the West Ottawa High School student who jumped into Lake Michigan from the pier at Holland State Park has died.

Emergency crews were called to Holland State Park around 6:20 p.m. Wednesday night following the report of a person in the water.

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Meet Dolly – Wendy’s Pet Of The Week

Every week, the folks from the Humane Society of West Michigan stop by to introduce me to a new friend to be named as Wendy's Pet Of The Week.

This week, Nicole brought Dolly in to visit!

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$1 Million Mega Millions Ticket Sold At Kentwood Store

If you bought a Mega Millions ticket in Kentwood last night, you're going to want to double check your numbers.

A $1 million dollar winning ticket for Tuesday's drawing was sold at Old Mother Hubbard's cupboard, on Breton Road SE in Kentwood.

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Get Your Goo Goo Dolls & Daughtry Pre-Sale Code

The Goo Goo Dolls, Daughtry and the Plain White T's will be making their way to West Michigan Wednesday, August 27 to play at Fifth Third Ballpark!

Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 22 at 10 a.m., but we here at Channel 957 got our hands on a special pre-sale code just for you! 

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Courtesy Xeomara Montenegro, Amy Escobar and Karla Barberi
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Dental Records Confirm Body Found In Walker Is Yolanda Reyes [Video]

The Kent County Medical Examiner says that dental records have confirmed the body found in Walker on Friday morning is that of Yolanda Reyes, the missing mother of four.

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Give A Glove Campaign Kicks Off In Grand Rapids

A new campaign is starting today that will help kids in Grand Rapids play baseball and softball, and will give donors a chance to see the West Michigan Whitecaps.

The organizers of the Give A Glove Campaign will be holding a news conference Tuesday afternoon at Fifth Third Ballpark to outline the program.

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South Haven School Evacuated Following Threat

Students at Baseline Middle School in South Haven have been evacuated from their building due to a threat.

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Vote Now to Help Name Grand Rapids Top Town In America – Round 2

Grand Rapids has made it to Round 2 in Outside Magazine's ongoing "Best Town In America" contest.

In round one, Grand Rapids beat out Omaha, Neb.

This round, Grand Rapids is pitted against La Crosse, Wis. I've never been to La Crosse, but I can already tell you that Grand Rapids is better.

Want to help Grand Rapids move on to the next round? 

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Grand Rapids Named One Of Buzzfeed’s 14 Underrated Places You’ll Really Want To Move To

Grand Rapids just keeps getting more and more popular! Seriously, if all of this national attention keeps up, EVERYONE is going to want to move to Grand Rapids. And they should.

Buzzfeed just named us one of the 14 Underrated Places You'll Really Want To Move To. And living here, it's easy to see why.

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The Station Duck Has A Baby – The Baby Can’t Jump As High As It Wants [Video]

Being in downtown Grand Rapids, we don't see a ton of wildlife. For some reason, though, in the last few years, we've had some ducks that like to hang out outside of the station. I don't know if it's the same ducks year after year, but they're all cute and friendly and it's kind of nice to have them around.

Turns out one of our ducks now has some babies! (Or at least one baby.)

I managed to catch one of them on film this morning trying to jump up on a ledge to follow its mom.

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Michigan Gas Prices Could Be Going Even Higher

Would you be for a higher gas tax, if it meant our roads would be fixed?

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BREAKING: Dorr Elementary School Evacuated

UPDATE (2:00 p.m.): Roughly 600 kids were evacuated from Dorr Elementary School and can be picked up a few blocks from the school at fire station. Police are still investigating the suspicious package at this time.

UPDATE (1:25 p.m.): Authorities are saying that the school has been evacuated as a precaution after a suspicious package was left outside of the building. Traffic is currently being detoured away from the area.

According to our friends at WZZM-13, Students at Dorr Elementary School have evacuated the building and are at the fire barn nearby. The evacuation occurred around 12:45 p.m. on Monday.

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