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Meet Tyree – Wendy’s Pet of the Week

Wednesdays are the best! They mark the work-week being half over, AND it's the day that the Humane Society of West Michigan stops in with a new friend to be named as Wendy's Pet of the Week!

This week, Tyree, a three-and-a-half year-old black lab mix came to visit!

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Chickens Now Allowed In Grand Rapids

Good news for those wanting to farm their own eggs!

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Mini Meth Lab Explodes at Walker Motel

A blaze struck America's Best Value Inn and Suites early Tuesday in Walker, authorities said.

When firefighters arrived around 12:15 a.m., they found remnants of a blaze that had been put out with a fire extinguisher, WZZM-13 reported.

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Ritz Koney’s Closure Date Pushed Back to Mid-March

A popular bar in downtown Grand Rapids is getting ready to close, but that closure will be happening later than expected.

Originally, it was thought that Ritz Koney would be closing Monday, but an announcement on their Facebook page says that that date has been moved back. 

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Grand Rapids Drive Shows Off Oscar Winner J.K. Simmons [Photo]

Detroit native J.K. Simmons won his first Oscar on Sunday night and the Grand Rapids Drive didn't shy away from showing everyone that he's a fan!

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Five Exercises to Improve Your Heart Health

Experts will tell you that being active and getting 30 minutes of moderate exercise five times a week will improve your health. Active people tend to be fitter and generally enjoy better health.

But if you're concerned about your risk of heart disease due to past issues or a family history, there are ways that exercise can help reduce that risk.

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Teen Arrested for Threatening Students at West Catholic High School

A student at West Catholic High School has been arrested following threats made to fellow students on Instagram.

The Grand Rapids Police Department was contacted by administrators at West Catholic on Sunday regarding the threats. Some students were told not to go to school on Monday, while others were told that some type of harm would come to them. 

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2015 Oscars: Patricia Arquette Wins Best Supporting Actress for ‘Boyhood’

The Best Supporting Actress category was a tough one to predict this year, with five wonderful nominees all delivering some of their most vibrant work to date. But tonight the Academy recognized Patricia Arquette, giving her the Best Supporting Actress award at the 2015 Oscars for her moving performance in Richard Linklater’s Boyhood.

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Some ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ Spoilers Are True, Says J.J. Abrams

Star Wars: Episode 7 spoilers are a dime a dozen on the internet. The hard part is, it's difficult to determine whether any of those spoilers are actually true. Director J.J. Abrams, himself a fierce protector of spoilers confirmed that some of the stuff you're reading online is actually true.

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2015 Oscars: J.K. Simmons Wins Best Supporting Actor

It seemed inevitable, and there were some other great contenders, but J.K. Simmons has been awarded the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor at the 2015 Academy Awards. Simmons took home the statue for his fantastic, unnerving role as Fletcher, the intimidating band instructor in Whiplash.

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2015 Oscars: Martin Scorsese Teams With Student Filmmakers for an Apple Commercial

The Oscars may not carry the same amount of commercial clout as the Super Bowl, but it still offers advertisers an opportunity to appeal to a very specific audience. In this case, it’s Apple and legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese teaming up to sell the cinematic potential of the iPad. And yes, this commercial wants to tug on your heartstrings.

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Oscar Winners Thank Steven Spielberg More Than Anyone Else, Including God

We all watch the Oscars for different reasons. Some watch for the sheer spectacle. Some watch to see if the movies they like actually win something. Some watch so they can drunkenly criticize what everyone is wearing. But in the end, it all comes down to all viewers doing the exact same thing: watching people thank other people for upwards of three hours. But which people have been thanked the most in 86 years of Oscar history? Someone with a lot of time on their hands decided to figure that out.

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