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The Polar Vortex Has a Twitter – and It’s Awesome

A polar vortex has taken over much of the United States with cold temperatures, high winds and snow crippling some areas completely.

While this weather situation is no laughing matter, there is a part of it that can bring us some comedic relief.

The polar vortex has it's own Twitter account, and it's pretty amazing.

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NBC Promos: Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’ and Seth Meyers’ ‘Late Night’ [Video]

Next month, the late-night TV landscape on NBC will look drastically different.

"Late Night" host Jimmy Fallon is taking over "The Tonight Show" from Jay Leno, while "Saturday Night Live" resident "Weekend Update" anchor Seth Meyers graduates to "Late Night."

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Byron Center Snowman Featured on NBC and The Weather Channel

This snowman towers 15 feet up in the air!

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‘SNL’ Adds Sasheer Zamata as New Black Female Cast Member

What, you thought Jonah Hill's third hosting gig was the 'SNL' news of the day? Nope! At long last, after a heated controversy and a nationwide search, the long-running NBC sketch comedy series has found its newest black female cast member in Upright Citizen's Brigade veteran Sasheer Zamata.

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Arctic Grip: Snow, Winds and Cold Combine for Sub-Zero Climes, Dangerous Conditions [Video]

The arctic blast is going to continue its grip on Grand Rapids and West Michigan through Wednesday, the National Weather Service’s Grand Rapids office said Monday afternoon.

Snow and windy conditions are creating near-blizzard conditions and sub-zero temperatures with wind chills in the minus-20 degree range with a winter storm advisory across greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan. Highs are only expected to reach the single digits up to 10 degrees.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones’ Gets ‘Frozen’ Out of No. 1

Over the past few years, "Paranormal Activity" series has established itself as one of the most inexpensive and reliable horror franchises around.

Produced for pennies, they've consistently opened strong at the box office, ensuring a fast and efficient turnaround. The latest film, "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones," accomplished that goal, and did so without grabbing the No. 1 spot.

While people may love found footage demons,it turns out that they love animated singing princesses more.

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Whitecaps Ready to Move Forward after Fire at Fifth Third Ballpark

Fifth Third Ballpark suffered a major fire on Friday, with more than $500,000 in damage apparently caused by a space heater.

Since the fire, the Whitecaps have made one thing clear: they will be back and ready to play this spring.

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You Gotta Get the Bread and Milk!

Did you see the pictures of the lines and empty shelves at supermarkets on Saturday afternoons?  Worse yet, were you IN one of the stores or lines on Saturday afternoon?

Amazing to see so many shelves completely wiped out

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GVSU and MSU GR Campus Closed Monday + GRPS Update

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All campuses of GVSU will be closed Monday, January 6 due to extreme weather. Only essential employees should report. If you are a student or have a student at GVSU, the Fresh Food Company and Kleiner Commons are open Sunday and Monday to serve food.  More GVSU inf

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Everly Brothers’ Phil Everly Dies at 74

Phil Everly, half of the enormously successful and influential early rock band the Everly Brothers, died Friday night in Los Angeles from complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

He was 74 years old.

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Whitecaps After Fifth Third Ballpark Fire: ‘They Will Come Again’ [Video]

The West Michigan Whitecaps' ownership expects to rebuild Fifth Third Ballpark in the wake of a Friday blaze that damaged the Comstock Park facility.

A space heater started a small blaze Friday morning at the ballpark, but workers believed they had put it out. They returned to find the space in flames, Plainfield Township Fire Chief David Peterson said.

Fifth Third Ballpark is the home of the Midwest League Class A professional baseball team. It is slated to host the 50th Midwest League All-Star Game on June 17, 2014.

Team officials expect the Whitecaps to play the 2014 season, host the all-star game and rebuild the ballpark.

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Fifth Third Ballpark Fire [Video Link]

UPDATE (2:50pm): In a news conference held Friday afternoon, West Michigan Whitecaps Managing Partner Denny Baxter shed some light on the fire and on the future of Fifth Third Ballpark and the West Michigan Whitecaps. He said of the future: "If we rebuild it, they will come once again." Baxter assured the community that the Whitecaps will be playing baseball come April 8th of this year (opening day). He got choked up several times during the news conference, and expressed that the Whitecaps organization is "more than a business, it's a community member."

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