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Rockford High School Boys’ Water Polo’s David Newberger Named Athlete of the Week

Rockford High School boys' water polo player David Newberger is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD Athlete of the Week.

Newberger excels athletically and academically, standing out on a team currently ranked No. 1 by the Michigan Water Polo Association with a 17-1 record after a 15-7 win Wednesday night over East Kentwood.

"David Newberger epitomizes the (term) student-athlete," Rockford Coach David McWatters said.

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Adam Berry/Getty Images
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Beer City USA Needs Your Vote!

USA Today's 10Best.com is holding their annual poll in search of the "Best Beer Town in the USA" and Grand Rapids needs your vote!

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West Michigan RV Outlet Show Highlights How RVers Save On Vacations [Sponsored Post]

A new study just out last week shows that recreational vehicle vacations cost less than other forms of vacation travel, even when factoring in fuel prices and the cost of RV ownership.

The study found savings of 27 percent to 62 percent for a four-person group and 15 percent to 48 percent for two-person group, according to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association.

Narrow down the RV -- or RVs -- to do some vacation travel or camping in by checking out the West Michigan RV Outlet Show, which runs Thursday through Sunday -- Sept. 18 to 21 -- at Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 West River Drive NE just off U.S. 131 in Comstock Park.

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Photo Courtesy of the Kalamazoo Department Of Public Safety
Photo Courtesy of the Kalamazoo Department Of Public Safety
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Kalamazoo Police Capture Man Who Assaulted Ex-Girlfriend; Set Her Bedroom On Fire

Adam David Shigwadja, 18, has been captured, according to the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety.

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Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
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The Orbit Room’s Future Uncertain As Longtime Manager Ted Smith Departs for HopCat Detroit

By John Sinkevics | Local Spins

Less than a year after the death of The Orbit Room owner Don Dorshimer, the future of the longtime Grand Rapids concert venue is up in the air now that manager Ted Smith is leaving to head up booking at the new HopCat in Detroit.

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Boris Katsman/ Thinkstock
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Gun Puts Muskegon High School On Lock Down

The incident happened shortly before 1 p.m. on Tuesday after a fight between two Muskegon High School students.

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Photo Courtesy Of The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety
Photo Courtesy Of The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety
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Police Searching For Man Who Assaulted Ex-Girlfriend Then Set Her Bedroom On Fire

Police in Kalamazoo are searching for a man who they say assaulted his ex-girlfriend and then set her bedroom on fire. The incident took place around 10:15 p.m. on Monday.

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The Lumineers’ Stelth Ulvang Plays Show at The Hideout Brewing Co.

By John Sinkevics | Local Spins
For a guy named Stelth, playing a surprise, unscheduled show at a place called The Hideout Brewing Co. sounds, well, perfect.

Singer and multi-instrumentalist Stelth Ulvang, a member of the platinum-selling Colorado folk-rock band The Lumineers, unfurled an impromptu performance early Monday night upstairs at the cozy Grand Rapids brewery and pub.

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Thinkstock/ BCFC
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Police Respond To Threat At Wyoming’s West Elementary

Wyoming Police will be increasing patrols for the next few days around West Elementary after the school received a threat via phone message over the weekend.

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ArtPrize 2014: ArtPrize Entry Ignites Controversy [Photos]

Silhouettes of soldiers, with guns, on top of the UICA building seems to be causing a bit of controversy.

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Michigan Department of Corrections
Michigan Department of Corrections
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Judge Dismisses Murder Charge Against Baby Kate’s Father Sean Phillips

Murder charges against Sean Phillips, the man previously accused in the death of his baby, Katherine (known throughout the investigation as "Baby Kate"), have been dismissed.

79th District Court Judge Peter J. Wadel dismissed the charge on Monday, stating that the prosecution has not been able to prove that Baby Kate was actually murdered.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘No Good Deed’ Dethrones ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

After a month at the top, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' has finally fallen from the number one spot on the box office charts. All it took was a modestly budgeted thriller starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson.

But 'No Good Deed' didn't just push Marvel off its throne -- it exceeded all expectations and looks like it may be the rare September release to actually be a hit.

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