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Important Apps for women

Ladies have you ever wondered if there are any apps out there that would help make you life easier? Well here are the 16 apps that every women should have on her phone. It includes shopping, nails and hair apps

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Election Results – August 5, 2014

Tuesday was primary election day in Michigan.

West Michigan voters decided on candidates for state House and Senate, Congress, judges, county commission, and multiple proposals.

Results are in.

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Tanya Klunder of Wyoming Wins Channel 95.7′s Take Me Out to the Ballgame Contest

Congratulations to Tanya Klunder, of Wyoming!

She is the winner of Channel 95.7's Take Me Out to the Ballgame contest!

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Crash Shuts Down Southbound 131 In Wyoming

UPDATE (12:55 PM): Southbound US131 at 36th is now open.

UPDATE (11:15 AM): Northbound US-131 after 44th Street now has all lanes open. Southbound US-131 remains closed at 36th Street.

ORIGINAL STORY: Southbound US-131 is currently closed due to a serious crash just south of 36th Street.

Michigan State Police have confirmed that the crash involved a wrong-way driver.

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9-Year-Old Boy Stabbed By 12-Year-Old In Kentwood Dies

Police are investigating after a 12-year-old boy is accused of stabbing another child Monday evening. The victim, 9-year-old Michael Conner Verkerke, died Tuesday morning. 

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Last Minute 2014 Michigan Primary Election Primer [Video]

By Jo Anne Paul | WJIM-AM

For the first time in what is believed to be Michigan history, there is no primary challenge in the same year for the gubernatorial and U.S. Senate race.

And with the lack of big name candidates at the top of the ticket, there is concern the number of voters heading to the polls will hardly offset the cost of holding the elections.

Despite the significance of the outcome of the primary on Tuesday, fewer than one million voters in Michigan are likely to cast ballots, The Detroit News reported today. That would be even less than the all-time low numbers recorded in August 1990.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST Tuesday.

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Muskegon Area House Goes Up In Flames After Renters Set Off Flea Bombs

Well, the good news is the fleas are gone. It seems you don't need to set off 16 flea bombs to rid your home of the pests.

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Restaurant Week Grand Rapids Returns August 13-24

Restaurant Week Grand Rapids takes place annually. This is Grand Rapids' time to showcase and celebrate the "Art of Dining Out" tasting earth-to-table menu creations from tons of local restaurants.

Indulge in Michigan's fresh-from-the-farm grown food and treat yourself to fantastic wines, brews, and spirits. Take in the sensory delights of Grand Rapids many restaurants.

Restaurant Week Grand Rapids will return August 13 - 24, 2014. 

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Conquers Movie Universe

Up until the day it opened, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' was a big question mark at the box office.

Could Marvel Studios continue its winning streak with a movie based on a practically unknown comic series that only has light connections to the rest of the films in their cinematic universe?

Early estimates had the film grossing $60 million over the weekend and that would have been perfectly OK. But then it went and eclipsed that estimate in every way.

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Tournament Week Arrives for Inaugural Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft [Video]

Tournament week has arrived for the inaugural Meijer LPGA Classic Presented by Kraft.

The 20th stop on the LPGA Tour, the Meijer LPGA Classic is being played Thursday through Aug. 10 at Blythefield Country Club. Walker-based Meijer's nudge for a community-focused LPGA tournament is that all proceeds benefit Meijer's Simply Give food pantry-supporting and hunger-fighting program.

Nine of the top 10 LPGA pros are in the 144-player field, including Stacy Lewis, the No. 1 female golfer in the world; U.S. Women’s Open champion Michelle Wie; rookie superstar Lydia Ko; and veterans such as Paula Creamer and Lexi Thompson.

Tickets for the Meijer Classic, which has a $1.5 million purse, are still available. Pre-tournament activities start Monday.

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Channel 95.7′s World’s Largest Dog Wash Goes to the Dogs for Gilda’s Club of Grand Rapids [Photos]

Woof. woof. Wash. wash. Wag. wag.

It was a sunny Sunday for Channel 95.7’s 12th annual World’s Largest Dog Wash to benefit Gilda’s Club of Grand Rapids, brought to you by Bissell.

The fun-filled, family-friendly, Fido-focused, four-hour festival at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park barked up with hundreds of participants -- both two- and four-legged varieties -- as part of the West Michigan Whitecaps' Dog Days Game.

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And The Grandwich Winner IS…

A LOT of people showed up to Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids on Friday, Aug. 1, to sample the Top 10 finalists in this year's Grandwich competition.

Everyone who made a $5 donation to Kids Food Basket could sample the sandwiches and vote for thePeople's Choice winner.

So... who won?

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