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West Michigan Earthquake Strikes During Pastor’s Nepal Relief Sermon

Where were you around 12:25p.m. Saturday? Did you feel a weird rumbling/ quaking?

I've heard some interesting tales of what people thought it was-- a car accident, odd thunder on an otherwise gorgeous and sunny day, houseguests wrestling in another room (this comes from my little brother who's 24, for which that would be a totally normal thing).

Turns out, it was an actual earthquake here in West Michigan.

And that moment was caught on tape at a church in Paw Paw, where a pastor was giving a sermon on donating to the Nepal earthquake relief fund.

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Ottawa County Man Finds Bear In Backyard [Video]

Imagine heading out your backdoor and finding black bear!

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West Michigan Experiences Saturday Afternoon Earthquake

Did you feel your house shake early Saturday afternoon? Turns out you're not alone. The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has confirmed that what we felt while sitting and binge-watching Netflix was, in fact. an earthquake. 

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Plane Crashes Near Ravenna

Officials are responding to a report of a plane crash in Muskegon County.

Around 12:25 p.m. Friday, a plane crashed in the on East Sherman Blvd. near Ravenna.

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West Michigan Online Job Fair

The West Michigan Online Job Fair is focused on helping connect people in West Michigan with employers in finding employment opportunities that matter.

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Man Suing Allegan County After Alleged Beating in Jail

A man who used to live in Otsego is suing Allegan County after he says he sustained injuries at the hands of jail staff, including broken bones. Warning: the video contains violence.)

45-year-old Aaron Henderson claims that he was forcibly undressed and beaten. He claims the beating left him with broken bones in his face, according to the lawsuit, which has been filed in federal court.

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Forest Hills Northern Teammates Rally Behind Teen With Cerebral Palsy [Video]

A track meet in Greenville turned in a true example of good sportsmanship on Tuesday.

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Meet Dusty & Nugget – Wendy’s Pets of the Week

Two cute, 2-month-old puppies, came to visit me today!

Dusty and Nugget visited me this morning and immediately stole my heart.

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West Michigan Fatal Stabbing Suspect Arrested in Ohio

UPDATE (4/26 12:13 p.m.): Police in Ohio have arrested Monty Menefee.

According to a release, Ohio State Highway Patrol officers arrested Menefee after finding the stolen vehicle he was driving. No other details about his arrest are available at this time.

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Grandville Residents Push for Non Discrimination Ordinance

On Monday night, the City of Grandville held its first city council meeting since the owner of Dieseltec made it to the national spotlight due to his statements about refusing to serve openly gay customers.

Many residents spoke at Monday's meeting, calling for the city to create an ordinance that would ban discrimination.

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Frederik Meijer Gardens Sells Out Nine Concerts in Just Two Hours

The members only pre-sale for Frederik Meijer Garden's Summer Concert Series started at 9 a.m. Saturday, and by 11 a.m. nine of the scheduled shows had already sold out. 

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Jessica Heeringa Case to be Featured by ‘Unsolved Mysteries’

Jessica Heeringa was last seen working at a gas station in Norton Shores nearly two years ago. This weekend, her story will be told on an "Unsolved Mysteries" webisode.

Unsolved.com will air the webisode this weekend. The "Unsolved Mysteries" TV show has aired since 1987 and is now on the Lifetime Channel.

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