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Rockford-Sparta Wins Gymnastics State Title

It was an exciting end to the season as Rockford-Sparta High School gymnastics team won the state championship in Rockford on Friday.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Cinderella’ Reigns Supreme

Suddenly, Disney’s upcoming live action version of Beauty and the Beast is looking like a very wise move. After all, their new take on Cinderella shook the box office out of the doldrums, launching with numbers that feel more at home with the summer than March. Yes, it even took down that might spring movie season titan Liam Neeson.

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Police Are Looking for Grand Rapids Armed Robbery Suspect

Police are in pursuit of an armed bank robbery suspect Saturday in Grand Rapids.

According to WZZM-13, the suspect is armed with a shotgun. He was last seen near Dale and Plainfield around 9:30 a.m. after allegedly robbing the Kent County Credit Union, 1619 Plainfield Avenue NE in Grand Rapids.

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Patton Oswalt Literally Brings Down House at LaughFest Show When Backdrop Collapses

Anything can happen at a live show, including pieces of the set falling apart-- which is what happened at Pat Oswalt's LaughFest performance on Friday night.

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Military Releases Names of U.S. Marines Killed In Chopper Crash

WWMT Newschannel 3 reports the names of the special forces Marines who were killed in a helicopter crash have been released, one being from West Michigan and two others from elsewhere in the state.

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New Movies (This Week) Include ‘Cinderella,’ ‘Run All Night’ and ‘It Follows’ [Video]

It's a good weekend for new movies, with Disney's retelling of Cinderella leading the way.

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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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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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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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