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FBI Warns Calvin College of ‘Education Tax’ Scam

It's the season for tax scams. One in West Michigan is targeting Calvin College students.

Wood TV 8 reports that the FBI contacted Calvin to warn of a scam in which students are contacted by phone and told they need to pay an "education tax". 

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Courtesy of the Central Michigan University Police Department
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Missing Central Michigan University Student Found Safe

Joshua Palmer, the 23-year-old Central Michigan University student reported missing Thursday, has been found safe according to police.

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The Internet Is Making April Fool’s Day A Gem [Video]

Thanks to the internet, pranks abound today, including a proposed subway for Grand Rapids.  Be wary, be very, very wary.

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The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon
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Taylor Lautner Takes ‘Granny Shot’ in Random Object Shootout with Jimmy Fallon

Leave it to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to come up with a crazy game to celebrate March Madness. Where else can you see a ukulele full of Fruity Pebbles shot into a basketball hoop? 

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West Michigan Whitecaps Announce Their New Menu Item for 2016 Season

Looks like you'll be able to get some "Dutch Love" at Fifth Third Ballpark this summer. The flatbread sandwich has been named the winner of the 2016 Fan Food Vote.

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Bottoms Up! These Seven Grand Rapids Bars Sold The Most Liquor In 2015

2015 was a record year for liquor consumption for the State of Michigan, according to a report released this week by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission.

While Grand Rapids' consumption didn't match the 16 percent statewide increase, we did have a slight uptick led by these seven bars that made the top 100 list.

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Kent and Kalamazoo County’s Population/Mental Health Provider Ratio Among Lowest in Michigan

County Health Rankings annual report examines a variety of health measures across the country. This week, we are looking at some of the highest and lowest rated health measures found in West Michigan.

The report found that the ratios of population to mental health providers in Kent County and Kalamazoo County are among the lowest in Michigan.

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Grand Rapids, Gateway To The Playground Of A Nation And The Furniture Capital Of America! [Video]

Yesterday we showed you some footage of Downtown Grand Rapids from the 1950's and today we have more of that post-war magic!  The first video is a furniture industry promotional video from the 1950's and it has that 50's news reel charm to it...

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A Look Inside ‘UNLOADED’ at UICA [Photos]

UNLOADED is a traveling exhibition which explores the historical and social impact of guns. The exhibition at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts features the work of more than 20 artists, including former ArtPrize juror and ArtPrize award finalist Mel Chin.

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Salt-N-Pepa, Color Me Badd, Kid ‘n Play and More Set for ‘I Love the 90s’ Tour

The '90s are back in full effect. Several hip-hop and R&B acts are coming together for a massive tour.

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Jim Carrey Moving to Grand Rapids is (Probably) a Fat Lie

Who doesn't love Jim Carrey? Ace Ventura, The Mask, Dumb & Dumber... definitely classics. It'd be awesome if Jim Carrey came to live here in Grand Rapids! Imagine chilling next to Carrey at Founders or running into him at a concert at Van Andel.

To bad it's a big fat lie circulating on social media that was first reported by a fake news site.

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Meet Jill – Christine’s Pet of the Week!

 

You will immediately fall in love after meeting Jill!

The Humane Society of West Michigan brought in Jill, a 5-year-old black retriever/lab mix. She...

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