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New Movies (This Week) Include ‘Monkey Kingdom,’ ‘True Story’ and ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2’ [Video]

Some new movies to consider if you're heading to the theater this weekend. We have all the trailers and Grand Rapids showtimes to get you started.

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Courtesy of the City of Muskegon
Courtesy of the City of Muskegon
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Muskegon Police Officers Caught on Video Playing Football With Kids

Here is video of something positive that is seeing a lot of shares on social media among people in Muskegon.

Thursday night, the City of Muskegon’s Facebook page shared a recording from a cell phone posted by local woman that shows officers taking time out of their work day to play some football with some kids in a Muskegon neighborhood.

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Vander Mill Cider Expands to Grand Rapids [Video]

Grand Rapids, already Beer City USA and Best Beer Town in the U.S., is expanding it's alcoholic craft beverage scene by welcoming Vander Mill Cider.

Vander Mill, LLC, a hard cider maker based in Spring Lake is coming to GR's Northeast side. 

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Meet Hank – Wendy’s Pet of the Week

Wednesdays are my favorite days to come into work because I know that right at the beginning of my show, I'll get to meet another sweet, loving pet from the Humane Society of West Michigan!

Today, Ashley from the Humane Society brought in Hank, a two-year-old Pit Bull mix.

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Detroit Lions to Host Youth Football Camp in Muskegon

The Detroit Lions will host a youth football camp this summer at Muskegon High School.

The camp will teach fundamentals of football and is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. until noon on Monday, June 8, through Thursday, June 11.

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Courtesy of the City of Holland
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Holland Mayor Kurt Dykstra Will Not Seek Re-election

Holland Mayor Kurt Dykstra has announced that he will not seek re-election to a fourth term as mayor of the Tulip City.

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Photo courtesy of the Branch County Sheriff's Department
Photo courtesy of the Branch County Sheriff's Department
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Michigan Mother Seriously Injured Defending Daughter From Domestic Violence Suspect

A Michigan mother was hospitalized Friday with a closed head injury involving possible bleeding on the brain following an attack by her daughter’s boyfriend, according to police.

Randy Regan Jr., 23, is being held in the Branch County Jail on charges of aggravated assault less than murder and domestic violence stemming from the incident in Coldwater Friday morning.

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New Movies (This Week) Include ‘Ex Machina,’ ‘The Longest Ride’ and ‘Clouds of Sils Maria’ [Video]

A wide variety of new releases to choose from this weekend including a movie directed by Ryan Gosling, an SXSW favorite and more.

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Austin Gregory/Ionia High School
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Ionia Boys’ Basketball’s Austin Gregory Named High School Athlete of the Week

Austin Gregory, a senior who is the all-time scoring leader for Ionia High School's boys' basketball team, has been named Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Sabra Issues National Recall Due to Listeria Contamination in Hummus

The presence of potentially deadly listeria in hummus has prompted a national recall by Sabra Dipping Co. of 30,000 cases of Classic Hummus.

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Frederik Meijer Gardens Announces Full Summer Concert Series Lineup

Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park has announced another impressive lineup for this year's Fifth Third Bank Summer Concert Series. This year, the series is bringing in many big names from across the music industry.

The 30-show lineup, which will include a special 20th anniversary concert, will feature artists like The Steve Miller Band; Harry Connick, Jr.; Vince Gill; The Beach Boys & The Temptations; Under the Sun Tour featuring: Sugar Ray, Better Than Ezra, Uncle Kracker & Eve 6; Styx and Tony Bennett.

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Rockford Brewing Company Releases First Bottles

Yesterday, Rockford Brewing Company had their first ever bottle release. The brewery released its annually brewed Belgian Multigrain Anniversary Ale from each of their first two batches, 2013 and 2014.

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