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Wendy is equally likely to compliment your cute shoes, condemn you for wearing leggings as pants, or invite you out to drink beer and watch a baseball game. Wendy loves her dog (Harry Potter), New Kids On The Block, live blogging her life, and eating out (aka not having to cook). Her hobbies include Facebook, reading, and pinning crafts on Pinterest that she’ll never make.
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Astronaut Tweets Photo of Detroit from Space [Photo]

Astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted a friendly hello to residents of Detroit from 249 miles up in space Wednesday.

Kelly snapped a photo of the city, the Detroit River, Windsor and part of Belle Isle from the International Space Station and shared it via Twitter along with his greeting "#Detroit. Pleased to make your acquaintance. #YearInSpace."

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Goats Return to Kill Invasive Species in Ottawa County

Ottawa County has again decided to use adorable four-legged friends to help control invasive plant species in their parks.

The Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Department has brought in a herd of goats to Bur Oak Landing to help get rid of Oriental bittersweet, honeysuckle, autumn olive, multi-flora rose and bucktorn, according to a release from the county.

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Pregnant Woman & Unborn Child Murdered in Muskegon

Police in Muskegon Township are currently investigating the murder of a 21-year-old pregnant woman.

Just before 5 a.m. Wednesday, police were called to Quail Meadows Apartments for a medical emergency. When officers arrived, they found a male resident who directed them inside a home. Inside, they found the woman, Dominique LaShay Oneal, dead.

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PHOTOS: EF-1Tornado Confirmed In Portland

7:00pm UPDATE: The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down for approximately 10 minutes at roughly 2:30 p.m.

5:15pm UPDATE: Emergency Services have advised us that they are conducting searches with dogs, to make sure the area is clear, and there are no people trapped in homes or buildings.

There are also reports of possible gas leaks, and Consumers Energy is on site to help with any possible gas leaks.

Please consider the city of Portland closed at this time. Do not try to travel through or go to Portland, let them do their work to make sure everyone is safe.

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Have Red Eyes From Being in a Pool? That’s Caused by Pee

You know, we could have lived our whole lives without learning this.

The CDC just released a statement on why you sometimes get red, itchy, burning eyes when you go swimming in a pool. If you always assumed (like we did) that it was because of the chlorine, you're wrong. It's caused by all of the people peeing in the water.

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Jerry Seinfeld Adds Second Grand Rapids Show

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld has added a second Grand Rapids show to his tour date at DeVos Performance Hall on September 10.

The star of Seinfeld, and popular video series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" will now perform a show at 7:00 p.m. and another at 9:30 p.m. on the same date. 

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Coloradans Attempt to Describe Michigan Things and Landmarks (Hilariously) [Video]

We've been having some fun with some of our colleagues in different cities across the country over the past few months. We've had Texans attempt to pronounce the names of places/things in Michigan, and now we've taken things a step further.

Watch in awe as some of our friends from Grand Junction, Colo. attempt to describe common Michigan things. 

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Grand Rapids Public Schools offers Students Free Summer Meals

The end of school is an exciting time for a lot of kids, but that summer break is when many families that have children who receive free breakfast and lunch during the school year struggle to put enough food on the table.

That's why Grand Rapids Public Schools have announced that they will offer free meals this summer.

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Janet Jackson Coming to Grand Rapids’ Van Andel Arena September 11

Music icon, multiple Grammy Award-winner, and multi-platinum selling artist Janet Jackson announced the details of her highly-anticipated international tour Monday.

The Unbreakable World Tour will return one of this world's most influential entertainers back to the live stage in support of her upcoming album due out this fall on Rhythm Nation Records/BMG. Jackson brings the tour to Grand Rapids at 8:00 PM on Friday September 11, 2015 at Van Andel Arena.

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Jerry Seinfeld Coming to Grand Rapids’ DeVos Performance Hall September 10

Jerry Seinfeld announced Friday that he will be performing his signature stand-up routine live at DeVos Performance Hall on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets for the show will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, June 19, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

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