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Casper and Junior Mint
Casper and Junior Mint
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Meet Casper and Junior Mint — Wendy’s Pets Of The Week

I love Wednesdays! The Humane Society of West Michigan stops by and brings me a new animal to fall in love with. This week, though, Tammy from the Humane Society brought in TWO new friends - Casper and Junior Mint!

Junior Mint and Casper are two-months-old and in need of good homes.

The Humane Society of West Michigan, due to their

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Zombies Take Over Michigan’s ‘Click It Or Ticket’ Campaign [Video]

Zombies are everywhere, even in the Michigan "Click It Or Ticket" commercials! By the way, I rate this man's scream a solid 10.

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Grand Rapids Police Department Offers Safety Tips For Trick-or-Treating

The City of Grand Rapids will be observing Halloween for kids who wish to trick-or-treat on Friday, October 31st from dusk until 8 p.m. (The GRPD says to be safe, we'll call "dusk" 6 p.m.) The city asks that you please respect neighbors who do not have their porch lights on, signally that they are not participating.

The Grand Rapids Police Department has also offered the following tips to help ensure that kids here in GR have a safe and fun Halloween:

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Joan Marcus/'Once"
Joan Marcus/'Once"
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Broadway Grand Rapids’ ‘Once’ Love Song Contest [Sponsored]

The touring Broadway musical "Once" tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin, Ireland, street musician about to give up on his dream when a young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs.

The winner of eight Tony Awards in 2012, including Best Musical, and of a 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, "Once" has a Broadway Grand Rapids run from Nov. 4 to 9 (next week) at DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave. NW in Grand Rapids.

You've got a chance to win a pair of front-row tickets to "Once" in Grand Rapids and an overnight stay at the JW Marriott Grand Rapids through Broadway Grand Rapids' "Once" Love Song Contest, presented by Channel 95.7.

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Broadway Grand Rapids’ ‘Once’ Love Song Contest Official Rules

Broadway Grand Rapids' "Once" Love Song Contest Official Rules

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This Is Why Michigan Can’t Have Nice Things, Other Top Stories from Week 9

This weekend didn't lack for big numbers and big drama in college football.

Here are some of the highlights and what we learned. 

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MHSAA Announces Football Playoff Pairings

The pairings were announced Sunday for the 2014 Michigan High School Athletic Association football playoffs.

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Kent County Health Department Monitoring Traveler with ‘Very Low’ Ebola Risk

The Kent County Health Department announced it is monitoring a person who recently traveled from a country in West Africa, WOOD-TV8 reported.

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Rockford Public Schools Lockdown Lifted Following Bomb Threat

All campuses in the Rockford Public School District were placed on lockdown Friday morning after a bomb threat.

The lockdown started around 10:30 a.m. after the superintendent’s office received a bomb threat against the district in general.

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Quincy Collings and Wyatt Stegeman/Hopkins High School football
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Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week: Hopkins Football’s Quincy Collings and Wyatt Stegeman

The Hopkins High School football team's halfback pair of Quincy Collings and Wyatt Stegeman share honors as this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

Hopkins has its regular-season finale at 7 p.m. tonight against Godwin Heights in Wyoming. Stegeman and Collings are two big reasons why the Vikings could claim the Ottawa-Kent (OK) Conference Silver Division title outright in addition to reaching the postseason for the ninth consecutive year.

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BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration Nov. 8; Top 5 Jim Gaffigan Bacon Jokes [Sponsored]

BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration is back for its second annual event Nov. 8 at The DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center.

BaCon features bacon-inspired dishes and drinks for the celebration of all things bacon, and tickets are currently on sale.

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Halloween Trick-or-Treat Times Across West Michigan

Looking to trick or treat in your community or elsewhere? This list will let you know when trick or treat is happening in each area of West Michigan!

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