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Rockford-Sparta Gymnast Morgan Korf Named High School Athlete of the Week

Morgan Korf, a junior who led the Rockford-Sparta high school gymnastics team to the MHSAA Division 1 state championship before capturing an all-around individual state title last week, has been named Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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New Movies (This Week) Include ‘Insurgent’ and ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ [Video]

A couple of big-name franchises lead the way for this week's new releases as Insurgent and Muppets Most Wanted hit the big screen.

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58 Speeding Tickets Issued in I-94 Pileup

The Michigan State Police have wrapped up their investigation of the 193-car pileup on I-94 in January and are now issuing tickets.

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Ain’t Gonna Be Nothin’ But Finger-Lickin’ Good Chicken Served at King of the Wing

On Wednesday you may see more people reaching for a glass of milk or extra ranch dressing to cool the burn!

It's hard to believe it’s already time for the third annual King of the Wing. It's at Grand Woods Lounge, 77 Grandville Avenue SW in Grand Rapids, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday (March 25).

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Man Impersonates Police Officers in New Twist on Scam Calls in West Michigan

The Kent County Sheriff's Department is warning about a new twist on an old scam that is now showing up in West Michigan.

Not only are scammers calling victims, but they are also showing up on their doorsteps.

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Happy St. Oberon’s Day!

Monday, March 23 will be a special day in West Michigan. It's the day that the first kegs of Oberon will be rolled out for the season.

This delicious beer that you can drink with (or without) an orange in it marks the beginning of warmer days, relaxing on a patio, or laying on the beach (though it doesn't seem that way today).

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Meijer Offers $10 Coupon Following Credit Card Outage

Meijer is offering a discount this weekend to make it up to all of its customers who were not able to shop at its stores late last month because its credit card system failed on two consecutive days.

All of Meijer's 213 stores had 30-minute system outages on Feb. 27 and 28, leaving shoppers unable to pay for their purchases if they were only carrying a credit or debit card.

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Grand Rapids Griffins’ Inaugural Dog Day Is Sunday at Van Andel Arena

Sometimes it's sad leaving your four-legged best friend at home when you head out for a good time.

This Sunday, March 22, your dog can join you at the Grand Rapids Griffins home hockey game!

It's the American Hockey League club's inaugural Dog Day at Van Andel Arena!

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Watch for Northern Lights in Michigan Tonight

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Space Weather Prediction Center has observed a severe geomagnetic storm.

The storm has raised Michigan's chances of seeing the northern lights tonight.

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Gun Discharged in Kalamazoo High School Bathroom

A gun discharged in the bathroom of Loy Norrix High School in Kalamazoo Tuesday afternoon. The incident prompted a lock down for more than an hour.

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East Grand Rapids Adds Sexual Orientation to Nondiscrimination Ordinance

The City of East Grand Rapids will be adding sexual orientation to its nondiscrimination ordinance which already bans discrimination based on race, religion, and age.

The city commission voted unanimously Monday night to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected classes.

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Rockford-Sparta Wins Gymnastics State Title

It was an exciting end to the season as Rockford-Sparta High School gymnastics team won the state championship in Rockford on Friday.

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