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Abigail Kopf Returns Home Following Surgery

Abigail Kopf, the youngest victim of February's mass shooting in Kalamazoo is back home, after having surgery this week.

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Thousands Without Power in West Michigan After Last Night’s Storms [Video]

After severe thunderstorms rolled through West Michigan last night, more than 6,000 Consumer's Energy customers remain without power, WZZM 13 reports. 

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11-Year-Old Michigan Girl Tries to Kill Her Mom After Being Grounded For Smoking

The mother called police, and told them that her 11-year-old daughter became argumentative after she grounded her for smoking. The mother then went to sleep, and her daughter snuck in with the knife.

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Meet Zoro – Christine’s Pet of the Week!

The Humane Society of West Michigan brought in Zoro, a 13-year-old Maltese/Poodle Mix who was an owner-surrender but is looking for his new home...

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‘Roll Cloud’ Rolls In Over Lake Michigan [Video]

Saturday was a humid day throughout the state, and late in the day it cooled off dramatically. This is usually the result of a thunderstorm, but sometimes before the storm front hits, the cooling will cause arcus or 'roll' clouds to form. They don't happen often, but when they do, it's pretty cool.

Here's some footage of a roll cloud over Lake Michigan from Saturday afternoon.

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Lance Armstrong to Ride in Kalamazoo in Honor of Those Injured and Killed

An honor ride will be held in Kalamazoo Tuesday night and dedicated to the nine people injured or killed a week ago. It will be attended by world renowned cyclist Lance Armstrong.

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The Detroit Lions are (Finally) Getting Cheerleaders!

For the first time in franchise history, the Detroit Lions will be adding cheerleaders.

According to Mlive.com the Lions were one out of six teams without them but
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Consumers Energy’s First Solar Power Plant is at GVSU

Last week at Grand Valley State UniversityConsumers Energy celebrated its first solar power plant. The plant covers 17 acres and includes 11,000 Michigan-made solar panels.

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West Michigan Online Job Fair

The West Michigan Online Job Fair is focused on helping connect people in West Michigan with employers in finding employment opportunities that matter.

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Grand Rapids Pride Event Will Continue as Planned

In spite of the tragic events that occurred in Orlando this past weekend, the Grand Rapids Pride Festival will continue as planned.

The president of the Grand Rapids Pride Center told WZZM that they don't see there being a threat in town but they will be working closely with the G...

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Former Cedar Springs High School Student Gets Diploma 71 Years After Dropping Out

On June 2, 89-year-old Erwin Empie took the stage with 300 Cedar Springs students and officially graduated high school, WZZM-13 reports.

71 years prior, Empie had dropped out of Cedar Springs High School during his sophomore year to enlist in the Navy during World War II.

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Battle Creek Man Charged in Kalamazoo Bike Tragedy

Charles Edward Pickett, Jr. of Battle Creek has been officially charged with five counts of Second Degree Murder, and four counts of Reckless Driving Causing Serious Impairment in connection to the bike tragedy that occurred Tuesday evening in Kalamazoo.

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