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Expect Mother Nature to Play Some Tricks with Halloween Weather on Friday

Mother Nature may have tricks of her own to play, with high winds, rain and snow being forecast by the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office for Friday.

That's going to make for some possibly challenging conditions for trick-or-treating on Halloween.

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Who Wins First Playoff Elimination Game? Questions for Week 10 in College Football

With this week’s release of the College Football Playoff selection committee’s rankings, every game suddenly takes on new importance. Here are some of the big questions going into this week:

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Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week: Cedar Springs Girls’ Cross Country’s Kenzie Weiler

Cedar Springs High School's girls' cross country No. 1 runner Kenzie Weiler, the defending Division 2 state champion, is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Broadway Grand Rapids’ ‘Once’ Love Song [Voting/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.

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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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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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