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West Michigan Whitecaps Announce Improvements & Reconstruction Timeline

As the start of the 2014 baseball season fast approaches, the rebuilding process at Fifth Third Ballpark after the January 3 fire is well underway and on schedule to meet completion dates. In addition to rebuilding the first base concourse and suite level, the Whitecaps are also making several improvements to the ballpark.

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Pothole Season Can Definitely Mean Some Rim-Rattling Driving [Video]

It's been a record-breaking winter in terms of snow and cold temperatures.

Even though spring is near, pothole season is just getting started.

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Jason Segel Posed For a Photo at Grand Rapids Krispy Kreme

Coolio! Jason Segel posed for a photo at the Grand Rapids Krispy Kreme!

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The United States' Omar Bermejo competes in the men's 15-kilometer standing biathlon at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on March 14 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)
The United States' Omar Bermejo competes in the men's 15-kilometer standing biathlon at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on March 14 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)
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Sochi Winter Games: How Grand Rapids’ U.S. Paralympian Omar Bermejo Did

Omar Bermejo achieved and competed with the world's best Winter Paralympians over the past two weeks in Russia.

The 32-year-old former Marine, who had an amputation of part of a severed arm suffered in a June 2009 motorcycle accident, is from Grand Rapids resident, He took part with Team USA in two nordic skiing disciplines at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

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Today is Selection Sunday for NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament

Today is Selection Sunday for the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament.

Something you should know: Michigan, Michigan State and Western Michigan are all going to be in the 68-team field.

CBS Sports airs the pairings for the NCAA Tournament at 6 p.m. EST today with its "Selection Sunday" special.

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The Ann Street exit was closed along U.S. 131 because of a chemical reaction at the Haviland Enterprises Inc. plant on Thursday. (Photo: Tim Harris)
The Ann Street exit was closed along U.S. 131 because of a chemical reaction at the Haviland Enterprises Inc. plant on Thursday. (Photo: Tim Harris)
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WZZM-13: Chemical Reaction Contained in Grand Rapids [Video]

The Grand Rapids Fire Department said residents were not in danger following a chemical reaction Thursday morning at a plant on the city's West Side, WZZM-13 reports.

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From the National Weather Service: More Brr!

The National Weather Service's Grand Rapids office has some advice for tonight with it's forecast: Button up.

Brr.

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Remodeled Planetarium at Grand Rapids Public Museum Opens March 15

After $1.2 million of reconstruction and improvements, Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium at Grand Rapids Public Museum is set to open on March 15.

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A satellite view of the southern half of Lake Michigan on Friday, a day before a record for ice coverage was set. (Photo: NASA)
A satellite view of the southern half of Lake Michigan on Friday, a day before a record for ice coverage was set. (Photo: NASA)
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Extreme Weather: Lake Michigan Sets All-time Ice Coverage Record; Grand River Has Flood Risk

Lake Michigan reached an all-time high level of ice coverage over the weekend while deep snow has many on alert for risk of flooding.

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Here We Go Again: Winter!

A wintry mix of weather is being forecast for tonight and Wednesday by the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids office.

Here's what the National Weather Service is forecasting:

Light rain will mix

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Townsquare Media Buys Kalamazoo Ribfest

Townsquare Media announced today it has reached an agreement to acquire Kalamazoo Ribfest from The Arc Community Advocates.

As part of the deal, Townsquare Media also inked a long-term partnership with The Arc to produce the event on an annual basis.

The Arc Community Advocates, a non-profit focused on helping people with intellectual and development disabilities, has operated Ribfest for the past 22 years.

Ribfest 2014 is Aug. 7 to 9 at Arcadia Creek Festival Place, and is downtown Kalamazoo's largest event.

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Getty Images/ Charles Gullung
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GMA Throws Surprise Birthday Party For Kalamazoo Boy [Video]

A mom heard some of the most heartbreaking words come out of her son's mouth not too long ago. He told her that he didn't want to celebrate his 11th birthday because he had no friends. Fast forward to today, where Good Morning America threw him a surprise party!

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