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Expect Mother Nature to Play Some Tricks with Halloween Weather on Friday

Mother Nature may have tricks of her own to play, with high winds, rain and snow being forecast by the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office for Friday.

That's going to make for some possibly challenging conditions for trick-or-treating on Halloween.

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‘Game of Thrones’ Signs Cast Through Season 7

'Game of Thrones' has drawn plenty of additional buzz in season 5 diverging from its literary roots, but those worried about the HBO fantasy drama's future can rest assured for at least a few years. Not only has the series officially been renewed through a sixth season in 2016, but is principle stars have now signed through season 7 as well.

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Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week: Cedar Springs Girls’ Cross Country’s Kenzie Weiler

Cedar Springs High School's girls' cross country No. 1 runner Kenzie Weiler, the defending Division 2 state champion, is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Broadway Grand Rapids’ ‘Once’ Love Song [Voting/Sponsored]

The touring Broadway musical “Once” tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin, Ireland, street musician about to give up on his dream when a young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs.

The winner of eight Tony Awards in 2012, including Best Musical, and of a 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, “Once” has a Broadway Grand Rapids run from Nov. 4 to 9 (next week) at DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave. NW in Grand Rapids.

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Meijer Announces Dates for the 2015 Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft

After a successful inaugural tournament that generated $600,000 for Midwest food pantries, the Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft will return to Grand Rapids in 2015 for another week of community events and the best women golfers in the world.

The tournament is slated July 20-26, 2015, at Blythefield Country Club in Belmont, and will again benefit the Walker-based retailer Meijer's Simply Give program.

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Meet Casper and Junior Mint — Wendy’s Pets Of The Week

I love Wednesdays! The Humane Society of West Michigan stops by and brings me a new animal to fall in love with. This week, though, Tammy from the Humane Society brought in TWO new friends - Casper and Junior Mint!

Junior Mint and Casper are two-months-old and in need of good homes.

The Humane Society of West Michigan, due to their

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Watch How Often Women Get Harassed Just Walking Down the Street [Video]

A woman named Shoshana Roberts recently walked around New York while filmed with a hidden camera.

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Michigan State Ranked No. 8 In First College Football Playoff Committee Poll

Three teams from the SEC West are in the top four.

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RECALL ALERT: Meijer Recalls Halloween Projector Flashlights

Meijer has issued a recall for a novelty Halloween projector flashlight because it poses a burn hazard.

This recall involves a Signature Designs Halloween image projector. The projector is a flashlight with cap that holds special lenses to project messages and images onto a wall or other surfaces.

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Zombies Take Over Michigan’s ‘Click It Or Ticket’ Campaign [Video]

Zombies are everywhere, even in the Michigan "Click It Or Ticket" commercials! By the way, I rate this man's scream a solid 10.

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Grand Rapids Police Department Offers Safety Tips For Trick-or-Treating

The City of Grand Rapids will be observing Halloween for kids who wish to trick-or-treat on Friday, October 31st from dusk until 8 p.m. (The GRPD says to be safe, we'll call "dusk" 6 p.m.) The city asks that you please respect neighbors who do not have their porch lights on, signally that they are not participating.

The Grand Rapids Police Department has also offered the following tips to help ensure that kids here in GR have a safe and fun Halloween:

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Celebration! Cinema Plans ‘Hunger Games’ Marathon; Tickets For Marathon, ‘Mockingjay, Part 1′ Go On Sale This Week

Advance tickets for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" will go on sale this week, in addition to tickets for a marathon of the three films in the franchise, which will be shown at all Celebration! Cinema locations in Michigan.

The first showings of "Mockingjay, Part 1" will be happening at 8 p.m. on November 20. Tickets will go on sale nationwide at noon on Wednesday, October 29.

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