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Play Gilda’s LaughFest Match & Win with Connie and Curtis!

Gilda's LaughFest's 11-day festival of comedy rolls with comedy, fun, humor, zaniness and laughter across West Michigan at more than 40 venues in Grand Rapids, Ada, Lowell and Holland from March 5 to 15.

We want to help you win tickets to some LaughFest performances.

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Spirit Crowns Gilda’s LaughFest Community Kickoff, Even If World Record Doesn’t [Videos]

A paper crown-capped world record was part of the agenda at the Gilda's LaughFest Community Kickoff.

While the world mark set last July didn't tumble, the throngs at Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids more than made up for it in spirit, energy, effusiveness and antics Thursday night.

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Union Girls’ Basketball’s Tyra Williams Named High School Athlete of the Week

Tyra Williams, who captains Union High School's girls' basketball team, is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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$1 Million Mega Millions Prize Still Unclaimed After Seven Months

The Michigan Lottery has a $1 million mystery, and it's waiting for a lucky player from West Michigan to come forward and solve it.

Seven months ago, one lucky ticket matched the first five numbers -– 25-28-36-45-53 –- in the Aug. 5, 2014 Mega Millions drawing to win $1 million. The Michigan Lottery has yet to hear from the lucky winner.

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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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Central Michigan Basketball Player Nearly Crushed by Falling Hoop [Video]

A Central Michigan University Basketball player had a close call over the weekend.

Northern Illinois center Pete Rakocevic dunked the ball during Saturday night's game, and as CMU forward John Simons went to inbound the ball, everyone quickly realized that the hoop was collapsing. Simons was quick enough to get out of the way, but that was a pretty close call!

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New Movies (This Week) Include ‘Focus,’ ‘The Lazarus Effect’ and ‘Maps to the Stars’ [Video]

Some big names in this weekend's movie premieres including: Will Smith and Margot Robbie in Focus; Olivia Wilde in The Lazarus Effect; and Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska and Robert Pattinson in Maps to the Stars.

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FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules For Open Internet

The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 Thursday to adopt net neutrality rules for an open internet.

The FCC's decision makes for regulating internet service providers like public utilities, prohibiting companies from charging for faster lanes on the internet.

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Lowell Gymnastics’ Lauren DeHaan Named High School Athlete of the Week

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The Kalamazoo Promise Turns 10 Years Old

This year, The Kalamazoo Promise -- a program where anonymous donors put college education within the reach of every child in Kalamazoo Public Schools -- is celebrating a decade and the fact it has handed out nearly 4,000 scholarships in the past 10 years.

Because of the Kalamazoo Promise, graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools can count on full-tuition scholarships to any community college, public university or, new this year, a select group of private colleges in Michigan.

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Traverse City Man Advances on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ [Video]

Joshua Davis auditioned on NBC's hit talent show "The Voice" Monday night, choosing to go with Team Blake after wowing the panel with his rendition of Bob Dylan's "I Shall Be Released".

Joshua currently resides in Traverse City, but has toured the state with the Lansing based band Steppin' In It for years.

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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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