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Downtown Grand Rapids Gets Crazy Downpour – Storm Drains Can’t Even Handle It [Video]

After the downpour we received earlier today in Downtown Grand Rapids, I popped outside quickly (thankfully, since it started raining again after I came back in) to see what kind of damage it caused. 

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RECALL: 2.2 Million Bean Bag Chairs

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Ace Bayou Corp.have announced the voluntary recall of roughly 2.2 million bean bag chairs following the deaths of two children.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Reigns Supreme

You can tell the summer movie season is coming to an end because the weekend box office has stopped being exciting and has starting becoming sad and weird. The past two weeks have seen several major movies bomb, but nothing could have prepared us for 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.'

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Photo Illustration: US Geological Survey, usgs.gov
Photo Illustration: US Geological Survey, usgs.gov
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Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Shakes North Bay Area and Napa Valley California

Residents of the San Francisco Bay Area and Napa Valley were shaken awake by a 6.0 magnitude earthquake on Sunday morning.  The earthquake hit around 3:30am local time and was centered just south of Napa, California

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Seriously: This Is a Pool In Someone’s Backyard

Having a pool in your backyard is so passe. Well, maybe not, but whoever owns this pool decided to pimp it out big time.

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Gazelle Girl Raises $40,000 For Local Charities

Channel 95-7 and Townsquare Media Grand Rapids are proud to have partnered with the Gazelle Girl Half-Marathon in their inaugural year.

Earlier this year, approximately 2,700 women ran in the Gazelle Girl Half Marathon and 5K.  The event

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RECALL: Chicken Caesar Salad Kits

You may want to check the fridge or cupboards if you have any "salad kits" at home.

APPA Fine Foods and Sam's Club are recalling their "Chicken Caesar Salad Kits" sold because of concerns about possible Listeria contamination

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Photos Courtesy of Ahrens Photo Studio
Photos Courtesy of Ahrens Photo Studio
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The Grand Wedding Photos From Ahrens Photo Studio [Photos/Video]

It's hard to believe that it's already been a week since the Grand Wedding! We had such a great time marrying and renewing the vows of 63 couples on the shore of Lake Michigan. (The water could have been warmer, though.)

Our awesome photographer from Ahrens Photo Studio was on hand to capture the moments of the day and we wanted to share these fantastic photos with you! 

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Courtesy of The Rapid
Courtesy of The Rapid
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The Rapid’s New Silver Line Promises More Efficient Commute [Infographic/Video]

Monday marks the debut of The Rapid's new $39 million Silver Line, which is described as the area's first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT).

The bottom line is this: You'll be able to get from 60th Street to Michigan Street NE and the Medical Mile in less than a half hour. That is 40 percent faster than you can get there using current bus routes with The Rapid.

And like everything else in Grand Rapids -- Beer City USA, there's a brew to celebrate the occasion!

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Arnel Manalang/ThinkStock
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DTE To Host Job Fair Thursday

DTE Energy is hoping to fill several customer care representative positions at a job fair on Thursday. The fair will be taking place from 1-7 p.m. at the Kentwood call center, 4420 44th Street, in suite B.

The customer care representative positions requires employees to work in a call center environment and act as an expert spokesperson for DTE's products and services.

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Meijer LPGA Classic Presented by Kraft Reveals $600,000 Donation to Simply Give

The Meijer LPGA Classic Presented by Kraft, Walker-based Meijer's community-focused inaugural LPGA golf tournament, boosted Meijer's Simply Give food pantry-supporting and hunger-fighting program on Wednesday.

Meijer LPGA Classic by Kraft representatives made a $600,000 donation to Simply Give, which helps Midwest food pantries restock their shelves and improve quality of life for thousands of families.

The proceeds were from the 72-hole tournament, held Aug. 7 to 10 at Blythefield Country Club in Belmont and won by South Korean rookie Mirim Lee.

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Meijer Back to School Shopping Spree!

Check out the photos from the Meijer Back to School Shopping Spree on Wednesday night!

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