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Parking Rates in Downtown Grand Rapids Will Increase on September 1st

If you park in Downtown Grand Rapids, starting Thursday, September 1st, you will notice that rates at the meters and the parking ramps will be higher than usual...

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Former Detroit Lion Calvin Johnson Joins ‘Dancing With the Stars Cast’

Calvin Johnson won't be taking the field for the Detroit Lions this season, but we will be able to see him on our televisions as part of the cast of the latest season of "Dancing With the Stars".

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It’s Time to Put Education Ahead of Michigan’s Tourism Industry

Many Michigan public school students are back at school this week. Others will return after Labor Day as required by law in Michigan without a waiver.

The post-Labor Day law was created ten years ago to benefit Michigan's tourism industry.

As more days are added to the school year, it's time to waive the post-Labor Day requirement for all schools and put the education of Michigan students ahead of the interests of the tourism industry.

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You Can Go Camping…. NAKED at this Michigan Campground [Video]

You've heard of a nude beach but have you heard of NUDE CAMPING?! I guess if it's going to be anywhere, why not Michigan?

According to the Detroit Free Press, Cherry Lane Nudist Resort is located in North Adams (yes, I had to look it up on a map)...

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Police Arrest Suspect in 2013 Kalamazoo Murder

A person believed connected to the murder of 87-year-old Alfred Minka in Kalamazoo more than three years ago is now in police custody.

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Two WMU Football Players Off Team After Arrest

WZZM is reporting that two Western Michigan University football players are no longer on the team after police arrested them Friday night...

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Police Officer Makes A 4-Year-Old’s Birthday!

Officer Steinebach with the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department made a little boy's birthday, while patrolling a local park.

Sunday afternoon, Braxton was celebrating his 4th birthday with a party at the park when Officer Steinebach pulled through on his normal patrol...

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Grand Rapids College Professor Offers Up A List of Do’s And Don’t’s For New Students

This weekend marked the return of college students to West Michigan's 15 colleges and universities, and one student went up on the web site Reddit to ask what are some do's and don't's for students new to the area.

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Michigan State Police Issue Warning About New Phone Scam

Scammers have found a way to make it look like they're calling from the Flint Post of the Michigan State Police and are threatening arrest if they do not receive immediate payment.

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Two Western Michigan University Football Players Arrested For Alleged Armed Robbery

The players have been identified as Ron George, an 18-year-old freshman linebacker, and Bryson White, a 20-year-old freshman wide receiver. Both players have been suspended from the team.

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Bobbie Maples’ Accused Murderer Pleads ‘No Contest’ to Charges

Ronald Williams, the man accused of murdering Bobbie Maples, appeared in court Friday morning and plead no contest to the charges against him.

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Videos Show Tornado Striking Rieth Riley in Wyoming

More videos have emerged of one of the six tornadoes that hit West Michigan on August 20.

Rieth Riley, on Chicago Drive in Wyoming, has two surveillance videos which caught the tornado and the mess it left behind.

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