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Lowell Wrestlers Josh Colegrove, Lucas Hall and Zeth Dean Named Co-High School Athletes of the Week

Lowell High School wrestlers Josh Colegrove, Zeth Dean and Lucas Hall, who led the Red Arrows to their second consecutive MHSAA Division 2 state title in addition to capturing individual state titles, are co-winners of the Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week honor.

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Photo Courtesy of the Kent County Sheriffs Department
Photo Courtesy of the Kent County Sheriffs Department
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West Catholic High School Student Charged in Death Threat Case Now Faces Child Porn Charges

The 17-year-old who targeted fellow classmates at West Catholic High School with death threats on Instagram is now being formally charged in the case.

Several news outlets are reporting that the teen, Matthew Herrington, is also facing child pornography charges.

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‘The End of the Tour’ Set for Limited Release on July 31

When The End of the Tour premiered at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, in January, it received excellent reviews and some Oscar buzz.

The End of the Tour will receive limited release July 31. The summer release is designed to capitalize on the film's Oscar buzz and give it a better chance heading into Oscar season.

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Texans Attempt to Pronounce Michigan Words with Hilarious Results [Video]

You wouldn't think the English language could change so much throughout a single country, but there's a really big difference in words' pronunciations north, south, east and west.

Moving up here from Texas last year, I've begun learning a lot about how things are said here. And I have to be honest: I'm still not any good at the words.

I will still say 'Mack-in-nack' Island, but mostly for funnies.

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Risto Viitanen/ Thinkstock
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Michigan State Police Gets Approval to Use Aerial Drones [Video]

There's about to be a remote controlled eye in the sky.

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Grand Rapids Speedskater Shares Unique View of Frozen Lake Michigan [Video]

Last week, conditions on Lake Michigan were perfect for West Michigan Speedskating Club member April Chernoby to put on her skates, start up her camera and take a spin around the lake.

A video she shared on YouTube shows just how smooth the surface of Lake Michigan was.

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Lavell Crawford Cancels Gilda’s LaughFest Appearance Because of Movie Production

Lavell Crawford has canceled his Gilda's LaughFest appearance for Wednesday night because of a movie he's currently filming, festival officials announced this morning.

The cancellation of his appearance at Fountain Street Church is because of a change in the production schedule for the film "Meet the Blacks."

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Shaggy the Wandering Dog Has Been Caught [Video]

Remember hearing about Shaggy? Shaggy is the Newfoundland dog that has been wandering around Cascade Township.

After 8 months, he has finally been caught.

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Time to Spring Forward This Weekend [Infographic]

Remember to set those clocks forward Saturday night as daylight saving time returns at 2 a.m. EST Sunday.

With the change, it is going to be lighter sooner. That means changes in routines a bit, whether that's driving, bicycling or walking.

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New Movies (This Week) Include ‘Chappie,’ ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ and ‘Unfinished Business’ [Video]

Since winter never ends, it's good to have a big weekend of movie releases to pass the time until spring.

Chappie, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Unfinished Business are just a few of the movies opening this weekend.

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Courtesy Gilda's LaughFest
Courtesy Gilda's LaughFest
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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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