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Grand Rapids area two-year old is put of for sale on eBay!
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Local Toddler Up For Bid On eBay??

'It was a joke,' claims an Allendale Township teen who is facing charges for putting her two-year old cousin up for sale on eBay!!

19-year old Autumn Braden was caught after a bidder clicked on the $1,000 Buy Now button, and then called police  to investigate.
Allegedly, Braden took down the posting after the bid was received, but she claims her innocence.

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A 25k runner dies during the annual Fifth-Third Riverbank Run
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Tragedy At The Annual Fifth-Third Riverbank Run

I'm constantly in awe of all of you Channel 957ers who are in good enough shape to do what you do on a basketball court, out in a baseball field or running in the annual Fifth-Third Riverbank Run!

Sadly, tragedy overshadowed this year's race after former GVSU linebacker and father of three, Jason Kinzler, died a mile from the 25k finish line.

This news on the heels of losing one of West Michigan's bright

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Get in on the 'Grand Rapids Lip Dub Video' on Sunday!
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Your 15 Minutes Of Fame Has Arrived In Grand Rapids!

Start warming up your vocals ... or not ... for the Grand Rapids Lip Dub Video set to be shot on Sunday!

Event coordinator Rob Bliss is working with the city to bring a crew to the downtown area and film as many people lip synching to the tune of 'American Pie,' as possible!

It all begins at 10 a.m. and will end promptly at 2 p.m. to make way for those who have tickets to see Wicked Divas at DeVos Performance Hall.

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Tiara's and a crown fill Celebration Cinema during Channel's Royal Wedding Viewing Party!
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Channel 957′s Royal Wedding Viewing Party At Celebration Cinema!

Just after four this morning, friends of Channel 957 got all dressed-up to witness Britain's newest royal couple take their vows theater-style at Celebration Cinema North!

There was already a long line of spectacular tiara wearing fans waiting to have their picture taken by Ann Webster of Big Lyle's Party & Event Entertainment.  She offered several authentic backdrops that included Queen Elizabeth

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Grand Rapids is Pure Michigan [VIDEO]

For years, people have raved about the "Pure Michigan" tourism ads featuring Tim Allen talking about all the great things to see and do in Michigan.

Grand Rapids is no exception.

Enjoy the video and see what local landmarks you recognize in the Grand Rapids' version of "Pure Michigan"

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The B.O.B.
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Best Places to Meet Singles in Grand Rapids – Our Top Five

Dating is by far not the easiest of endeavours.  In fact, finding a date is often even harder!  When you read this article you can find best places to meet singles in Grand Rapids.

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Are you for or against raising taxes to grow The Rapid?
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Get Ready To Vote Next Tuesday!

A week from today, voters in several cities across West Michigan will vote on a bus millage that is intended to increase service to residents over the next five years.

In a time when salaries are shrinking and the unemployment rate looms around 5-6% ... are you more prone to vote for a millage that would increase your tax base or will you vote no with a suggestion that those who use the bus, simply pay a higher fee per ride?

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Lily of Daughter's Chocolate makes Hot Cross Buns for Easter!
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Budding Bakery In Metro Grand Rapids! [AUDIO]

Her smile is contagious, her passion for baking is, well, not contagious enough for me to attempt making the ever popular and traditional Easter favorite -- hot cross buns!  For Lily Tendero, owner of Daughter's Chocolates,  it was no problem and she eagerly took my order.

I have to admit that I giggle every time we talk because her sweet ten-and-a-half year old voice just doesn't fit her big business attitude.  Lily is so articulate.  Her attention to detail is refreshing and is what anyone would look for when placing a special order. 

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Newschannel 3 WMMT is losing two anchors to WOOD TV-8's Suzanne Geha
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Local Television Change-Ups – Three Anchors Are Out!

Three local television anchors are leaving the West Michigan airwaves.

Last week, longtime WOOD-TV 8 news anchor Suzanne Geha confirmed that she is no longer with the NBC affiliate and now there is news that both Judy Markee and Jeff Varner are not going to be leading the news team at WWMT

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Rain, Rain, & More Rain Forecasted For Grand Rapids

I hope you enjoyed the warm sunshine we had on Easter Sunday, like I did, because it may have been our only break from bad weather for another long stretch of time!

Starting today through Thursday we are expected to get at least two inches of rain that may cause flooding along the Grand and Thornapple Rivers.

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Help set a new Guiness Book of World Records by changing diapers!
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Can Grand Rapids Break The Diaper Changing World Record?

Grand Rapids is trying to go green and clean!  There's nothing like a fresh diaper change to fight baby rash and unwanted odors!

This Saturday you can help break a Guiness Book of World Records of the most cloth diaper changes at one time.

The idea is to bring awareness to the benefits of reusing diapers to keep the disposable ones out of the landfills.

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Bob Seger Coming Back To Grand Rapids For Second Show

We asked for it, and we got it! Bob Seger will be returning to Van Andel Arena on Saturday May 28th!

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday April 29th!

You can get them at livenation.com, the Van Andel

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