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If You’re From Grand Rapids You Need To Watch This [Video]

We came across this Grand Rapids tourism video, and we were blown away. It definitely made us proud of our city!

Check it out:

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Man Dies of Heroin Overdose in Grand Rapids Coffee Shop’s Restroom

Police say that a man found dead in a coffee house in Grand Rapids' Eastown neighborhood Wednesday morning died of a heroin overdose.

The unnamed 35-year-old was discovered in the bathroom of Kava House, 1445 Lake Drive SE.

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Disney’s Live-Action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Casts Luke Evans as Gaston

It’s an undisputed scientific fact that Beauty and the Beast’s Gaston is the greatest villain in the Disney animated canon. After all, we’re talking about a guy whose theme song is all about how many eggs he eats and how every last inch of him is covered in hair. Sorry Maleficent, you have nothing on this guy. So, the news that Luke Evans has been cast as Gaston in Disney’s upcoming live action take on Beauty and the Beast has us feeling awfully judgmental. Sure, Evans is a good actor, but is he Gaston good?

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Insane Inflatable 5K Grand Rapids Coming to Millennium Park on August 15 [Video]

The Insane Inflatable 5K -- a new and dynamic fun run series comprised of inflatable obstacles -- is coming to Grand Rapids at Millennium Park on Aug. 15.

This 5-kilometer (3.1-mile run) isn’t focused on running. Instead, it's about having fun negotiating oversized inflatable obstacles on a challenging course requiring imagination, creativity and a heaping helping of insanity.

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West Michigan Whitecaps’ Food Vote Runs Through Friday

It's that time again.

For the sixth year in a row, the West Michigan Whitecaps want fans to help them choose a new food item to serve up for 2015.

The voting opened last week for the menu selections for the upcoming Midwest League baseball season at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park, and runs through Friday.

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Shania Twain to Play Grand Rapids’ Van Andel Arena on July 11

Shania Twain has announced Grand Rapids and Auburn Hills dates on her 2015 "Rock This Country Tour," which she says will be her last.

The superstar will play Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena on July 11, and the Palace of Auburn Hills on July 25.

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Meet Marley — Wendy’s Pet of the Week

Wednesday is my favorite day of the week. Why? Because every Wednesday the Humane Society of West Michigan stops by and brings me a new friend.

Today, Marley stopped by to visit!

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Cristela Alonzo Laughs at Curtis’ Jokes, Talks Gilda’s LaughFest and ‘Cristela’ [Audio/Video]

Curtis got a chance to talk to comedian and entertainer Cristela Alonzo about her comedy, her ABC-TV show "Cristela" and her upcoming Gilda's LaughFest appearance.

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Gilda’s LaughFest’s Community Kickoff Moved to Fountain Street Church

Gilda’s LaughFest is relocating its LaughFest Community Kickoff for the 10-day festival on Thursday night to Fountain Street Church because of weather concerns, festival officials announced.

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‘Independence Day 2’ Casts Jessie Usher as Will Smith’s Son

With Will Smith not returning to reprise his role in Independence Day 2, the upcoming sequel has been in need of a new charismatic hero to carry the torch. It looks like that hero has been found, as 20th Century Fox has cast rising star Jessie Usher as the son of Smith’s character. In addition, Liam Hemsworth is reportedly in talks to play Bill Pullman’s son-in-law.

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Woman Hit by Car on Plainfield Avenue in Grand Rapids

A woman was taken to the hospital after being hit by a car on Plainfield Ave. early Tuesday morning.

The accident occurred around 8:30am.

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Kentwood Jewelry Store Robbed; Police Searching for Suspect

Police are currently searching for the suspect in an armed robbery at a Kentwood jewelry store Monday morning.

The robbery was reported at 10:49 a.m. EST at West Michigan Jewelry Exchange, 4634 South Division Avenue.

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