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Police Officer Hit By Car While Assisting Woman

It happened early this morning, and is a reminder to use caution around emergency vehicles.

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2014 Michigan High School Football Semifinals Schedule

A strong showing in the state quarterfinals by West Michigan high school footballs teams over the weekend has left many in the running for a state championship.

View the complete schedule for the Michigan high school football state semifinals.

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Firefighters Rescue Woman And Snakes From Burning House

This happened in Portage, and yes you read the headline right, SNAKES!

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Hazardous Travel Warning Issued by National Weather Service for Greater Grand Rapids, West Michigan [Video]

Winter officially does not arrive until next month, but it sure feels like it's already here, doesn't it?

The National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office has issued a winter storm warning in effect from this afternoon through 9 p.m. Tuesday. The bottom lines: heavy lake-effect and blowing snow.

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Things We Learned in Week 12 in College Football

The Seminoles dodged another bullet, Alabama showed it’s still the team to beat in the SEC and Melvin Gordon ran into the record books. Here are the highlights from this week in college football.

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West Michigan School District Cracking Down On ‘Yik-Yak’ App [VIDEO]

Take a look at your child's phone. Is there an app on it called Yik-Yak? One west Michigan school district is cracking down on its use.

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Meijer- 97.9 WGRD Athlete of the Week: Fruitport High Football’s Levi Six

Fruitport High School 10th Grader Levi Six has earned all conference and all area honors along with  being top in the state in tackles after the regular season. Levi Six is this weeks Meijer-97.9 WGRD Athlete of the Week!

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Suspected Marijuana Found In West Michigan Child’s Diaper

Probably not the best place to hide your stash!

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John Balyo Sentenced For Sexually Assaulting Young Boy

The former host of a Grand Rapids Christian radio show was sentenced Monday in Calhoun County Circuit Court for sexually assaulting a young boy.

John Balyo was sentenced to 25 to 50 years behind bars for first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

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GVSU Student Robbed Near On-Campus Apartments

Students at Grand Valley State University in Allendale are being told to exercise caution once again after an armed robbery outside an on-campus apartment.

A man reportedly approached a student on the sidewalk near Laker Village North around 11:20 p.m. Thursday, demanded money, and showed the victim a handgun.

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BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration Is Saturday; Five Epic Meal Time Bacony Delicious Dishes [Sponsored]

This is the weekend that BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration returns.

The bacon-infused celebration is Saturday at The DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center.

BaCon features all things bacon: dishes, drinks and, of course, desserts. Tickets are still available.

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Holiday Parades Around West Michigan 2014

Here's a helpful list of family friendly holiday parades this season!

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