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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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Courtesy of The Calhoun County Sheriff
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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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Maciej Korzekwa/ThinkStock
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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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Nickelback, The Pretty Reckless Book February 24 Date at Van Andel Arena

Multi-platinum selling rock band Nickelback are set to embark on a massive headlining tour in 2015 in support of their eighth full-length studio album, No Fixed Address, which comes out Nov. 17 and can be pre-ordered HERE.

The tour will stop in Grand Rapids at Van Andel Arena on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. The Pretty Reckless will join Nickelback to open the show.

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Jeff Musial The Animal Guy
Jeff Musial The Animal Guy
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The Animal Guy Pet Selfie Contest Official Rules

THE ANIMAL GUY PET SELFIE CONTEST, PRESENTED BY CHOW HOUND PET SUPPLIES, OFFICIAL RULES
“Jeff Musial The Animal Guy Pet Selfie Photo Contest Promotion”

The Animal Guy Pet Selfie Contest, Presented by Chowhound Pet Supplies (the “Contest”); Contest Official Rules:
By entering the Contest, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
NO PURCHASE OR

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Gov. Rick Snyder (Getty Images)
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Gov. Rick Snyder Defeats Challenger Mark Schauer to Lead GOP Sweep for State Posts; U.S. Rep. Gary Peters Wins Senate Seat

Republican Gov. Rick Snyder led Democratic challenger Mark Schauer by about 70,000 votes with 56 percent of the total with 545 of Michigan's 4,877 precincts reporting, prompting the Free Press to project Snyder the winner.

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