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Grand Rapids Homeless Shelter Expanding Warming Center’s Hours

It's cold! Winter is hitting us pretty hard, right now, so, time to crank up the heat. Which is something I was thinking about just yesterday. How blessed we are to have a warm, comfortable place to go in weather like this. But what bothers me is that not all of us are as blessed. Without a warm home to go, what do you do?

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Founders Wants to Put a Giant Flag on Top of its Building

Founders Brewing Company is requesting to put an American flag on top of its building to attract customers but it exceeds the city's zoning laws.

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Three Brands of Canned Cat Food Recalled

A limited voluntary recall has been issued for some popular cat food brands.

The FDA says the recall includes certain cans of 9Lives, EverPet, and Special Kitty because of low thiamine (Vitamin B1), which is crucial for cats...

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UPDATE: Missing 14-Year-Old Greenville Girl Found Safe

UPDATE: Police report 14-year-old Kandi Marie Keene of Greenville has been found safe. 

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Wal-Mart Dominates U.S. Retail Economy
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Michigan Mom Looks To Remove Candy At Meijer Checkouts

Can you imagine not having candy or tabloids in the checkout line anymore? If one Michigan mom gets her way, Meijer will have to make some adjustments.

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Paddleboarding Amongst The Icebergs of Lake Michigan [Video]

As we settle in for a typical windblown, snowy January day, I bring you this video of some brave (or stupid) man out paddleboarding amongst the icebergs of Lake Michigan.

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Meet Elvis & Presley – Christine’s Pet(s) of the Week!

Elvis & Presley are in the building!

These two precious kittens are only 2-months-old and currently up for adoption at the Humane Society of West Michigan.

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Chick-fil-A Embattled In Controversy Over Anti-Gay Marriage Remarks
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Chick-fil-A Announces First 100 Customers Get Free Food For A Year

In keeping with Chick-fil-A tradition, the Gaines Township location will be offering free food for a year to its first 100 customers.  Starting on Wednesday, January 11th at 6am, you'll be able to camp out front of the newest Chik-fil-A location at Edgeknoll Drive off of Kalamazoo Avenue...

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Michigan Students Are Now Required to Learn CPR

Starting in the new school year, Michigan students will be required to learn CPR. The legislation, which was just passed in December, goes into effect beginning in the 2017-18 school year...

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Detroit Deals With Heavy Snow And Bitter Cold
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Michigan Near Top Of List For Worst Winters In U.S.

How would you rank Michigan’s winter, compared to the other states? Thrillist did just that; ranked all 50 states on the level of how horrible the winters are..

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Weather Alert: Winter Weather Advisory for Kent County

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for most of West Michigan starting Wednesday, January 4th at 4AM.

Here is the advisory issued for Kent County:

Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 4AM Wednesday to 10AM EST Thursday...

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Exterminators Tackle Growing U.S. Bed Bug Problem
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Bed Bugs a Growing Problem in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids has again landed on Orkin's annual list of the Top 50 Bed Bug Cities. This year, Grand Rapids climbed three spots on the list.

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