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One Dead and One in Custody in Purdue University Shooting [Video]

Purdue University officials confirmed Tuesday night that one man was fatally shot and one suspect was taken into custody following a shooting that occurred on campus around noon Tuesday.

"Our police reacted quickly, and the university alert notification system was activated immediately," said Tim Sands, Purdue's provost. "Our primary concern was to secure the building and make sure students were safe."

Cody M. Cousins, 23, walked into an Electrical Engineering Building classroom, firing several shots and killing 21-year-old Andrew F. Boldt, Purdue Police Chief John Cox said.

Cox confirmed that both men are students at Purdue, but the connection between the two is not completely clear.

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Bruno Mars Busy with Super Bowl and Moonshine Jungle World Tour [Video]

After Bruno Mars sings with the Red Hot Chili Peppers at Super Bowl XLVIII's halftime show on Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., the singer is going to focus on launching the next leg of his Moonshine Jungle World Tour that includes his June 17 stop in Grand Rapids.

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Grand Rapids Concert: Bruno Mars Playing Van Andel Arena on June 17

Rumors began swirling last month about a possible tour stop for Bruno Mars here in Grand Rapids on his Moonshine Jungle Tour.

The rumors started when Mars released a simple list of cities on his website where his tour would be stopping. It didn't contain any dates or venues. Just cities.

On Tuesday, it was confirmed on Mars' website that he will be playing Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids on June 17. 

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Whitecaps After Fifth Third Ballpark Fire: ‘They Will Come Again’ [Video]

The West Michigan Whitecaps' ownership expects to rebuild Fifth Third Ballpark in the wake of a Friday blaze that damaged the Comstock Park facility.

A space heater started a small blaze Friday morning at the ballpark, but workers believed they had put it out. They returned to find the space in flames, Plainfield Township Fire Chief David Peterson said.

Fifth Third Ballpark is the home of the Midwest League Class A professional baseball team. It is slated to host the 50th Midwest League All-Star Game on June 17, 2014.

Team officials expect the Whitecaps to play the 2014 season, host the all-star game and rebuild the ballpark.

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Fifth Third Ballpark Fire [Video Link]

UPDATE (2:50pm): In a news conference held Friday afternoon, West Michigan Whitecaps Managing Partner Denny Baxter shed some light on the fire and on the future of Fifth Third Ballpark and the West Michigan Whitecaps. He said of the future: "If we rebuild it, they will come once again." Baxter assured the community that the Whitecaps will be playing baseball come April 8th of this year (opening day). He got choked up several times during the news conference, and expressed that the Whitecaps organization is "more than a business, it's a community member."

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Lake Superior State University Releases 2014′s ‘Banished Words List’

Lake Superior State - the smallest public university in Michigan - has released its annual list of banished words. The list’s proper name is the List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness, and has been a Lake Superior tradition since 1976.

What words have been banned this year?

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Grand Rapids Christmas Tree Recycling Begins January 2

Christmas has come to an end. And, if you had a real Christmas tree this year, it's time for you to figure out how to get rid of it.

Luckily, if you live in the city of Grand Rapids, it is offering free Christmas tree recycling starting Jan. 2, 2014. 

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Grand Rapids Performance On Tap for Bruno Mars in 2014

Ever hear of a guy named Bruno Mars? You know, the hugely successful and talented guy who Billboard crowned as its Artist Of The Year?

Well, if you're a fan of that guy, get ready because he will be performing in Grand Rapids in 2014!

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Downtown Grand Rapids Skating Rink at Rosa Parks Circle Now Opening Saturday

If you were looking forward to coming to downtown Grand Rapids Friday night, watching the tree in front of the GRAM be lit, and then partaking in some ice skating, you're going to have to rethink part of your plans. It was announced today that the skating rink will not be opening on Friday evening as planned.

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