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Ryan Fischer (WZZM-13: Scholar Athlete Of The Week)
Ryan Fischer (WZZM-13: Scholar Athlete Of The Week)
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WZZM-13: Grandville High Hockey Captain Found Dead

UPDATE: (1pm) The MHSAA has informed our friends at WZZM-13 that it will stream tonight's Grandville state semifinal hockey game *free of charge* at MHSAA.TV at 7:30.

The Grandville team has made the decision to play the game despite the sudden death of star Ryan Fischer.

A Grandville High School senior star student and hockey player has died overnight.

Ryan Fischer died at his home in Grandville. As of now, the cause of death is unknown.

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Filming For ‘The End Of The Tour’ Scheduled On I-196 On Thursday

Filming for the movie "The End Of The Tour" could cause some traffic problems along I-196 on Thursday.

A crew for "The End of the Tour" will be filming on the 196 between Fuller Ave. and Lake Michigan Dr. between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. West Michigan M-DOT has indicated that there will be some lane closure, and that at the least, traffic will be moving slower.

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Vote for the Whitecaps’ Newest Food Item

The West Michigan Whitecaps are rebuilding their ballpark following the fire back in January and preparing for their season. As part of that, they're doing a lot of things and asking for the public's input.

First, they asked fans to design their jerseys for Social Media Night. Then, they asked for suggestions for the name of their new mascot. Now, they want the public to vote for which new food item they should add to their menu for the coming season. 

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Virginia Church Conducts Nude Services

Well ... I ... I don't really even know what to say about this whole situation. So, I'm just going to give you the facts and let you decide what needs to be said.

There's a church in Central Virginia where all of the services are conducted by a nude minister who also encourages his congregation to attend nude.

Not even a fig leaf, man? 

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Category: Weird News
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George Jurasek, Thinkstock
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Ohio School Uses Creative School Closing Songs To Alert Parents [Video]

The entire U.S. has been hit by what can only be described as a brutal winter. With more storms rolling through many parts of the country this week, it's just added more misery to those of us experiencing it.

Many parents say their children have barely been in school since the school year started, and that seems to be true across the country. Minford, OH (a small rural community in Southern Ohio) has experienced quite a few school closings this year, so someone at the school decided to make the phone call that goes out to students and teachers announcing a closing a little more fun.

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Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media
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Man Sentenced In Connection To Rodrick Dantzler Murders

The man who sold Rodrick Dantlzer the gun that he used to kill seven people in one day in Grand Rapids in July of 2011 is heading to prison.

Michael James Allen was sentenced in federal court on Monday to 10 years in prison - the maximum amount of time he was facing - after having previously plead guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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LaPorte County Sheriff's Office
LaPorte County Sheriff's Office
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Ionia State Prison Escapee Caught in Northern Indiana [Video]

A convicted murderer who escaped late Sunday from the Ionia Correctional Facility has been caught in northern Indiana, authorities said Monday night.

Michael David Elliott, a 40-year-old serving a life sentence on four counts of murder, was caught in LaPorte, Ind., about 5:30 p.m. CDT Monday evening, the LaPorte County Sheriff's Office said.

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Michigan Department of Corrections
Michigan Department of Corrections
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Convicted Murderer Escapes From Ionia State Prison; Still At-Large

The Ionia Department of Public Safety and the Michigan State Police are currently searching for an inmate who escaped from the Ionia Correctional Facility.

According to the department's Facebook page, the suspect in question is 40-year-old Michael David Elliot who was serving a life sentence for several offenses, including four counts of first degree murder.

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Mario Tama/Getty Images
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Search Continues For Shooting Suspect Near Ferris State University

UPDATE (12:30am): Authorities are reporting that they have the suspect in custody. No other details are being released at this time. A press conference will be held Sunday morning.

Police in Big Rapids are continuing their search for a suspect after an off-campus shooting early Saturday morning near Ferris State University.

According to Ferris State's Department of Public Safety, Police are in search of a suspected shooter who, earlier this morning, walked into an off-campus apartment at Venlo Place in Big Rapids and shot a man, who is a student at Ferris State.

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