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Grand Rapids Griffins’ Season Home Opener Is This Friday

This Friday marks the 19th home opener for your Grand Rapids Griffins at Van Andel Arena!

To celebrate the start of the season, the Griffs have tons of fun planned for fans who come to cheer on their team Friday night.

First and foremost, this game is expected to sell out, so you'll want to get your tickets early from the Griffins website or at the Van Andel Arena box office.

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Chloe Visits on Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Chloe, a two-year old Boston Terrier-mix, came by 100.5 The River to visit Andy Rent's "Andy in the Morning" show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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ArtPrize 2014: More Images in ‘ArtPrize 2014′ [Video]

ArtPrize 2014 has been a cornucopia of images in its first two weeks.

Pure Michigan is highlighting those images in a video it just published about ArtPrize.

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Kent County Sheriff's Department via WZZM-13
Kent County Sheriff's Department via WZZM-13
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Bank Robbed In Southern Kent County; Suspect At Large

UPDATE: The suspect in a Tuesday morning bank robbery has been aprehended.

Kent County detectives in an unmarked vehicle spotted the suspect and called GRPD, asking for Grand Rapids units to conduct a traffic stop. Police arrested the suspect and one of the three other people who were in his car. That second person's connection to the case wasn't immediately specified.

Investigators say the suspect was taken to a hospital, because of something he ingested.

Authorities, including federal law enforcement, continue investigating.

Police have responded to a bank robbery in southern Kent County, WZZM-13 reports.

The Bank of America branch at 6737 S. Division Avenue in Cutlerville near the intersection of 68th Street and Division was robbed at around 11 a.m. Tuesday.

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‘The Walking Dead’ Season 6: AMC Renews for 2015

Gee, with 'The Walking Dead''s popularity at an all time high before this coming Sunday's season 5 premiere, did we even have to wonder if AMC's monster smash would return for a sixth season in fall 2015? Let us ease your trouble mind of such frivolity, as 'The Walking Dead' has in fact been confirmed for season 6!

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Wednesday Morning’s Lunar Eclipse Will Create ‘Blood Moon’

 

The second (and last) total lunar eclipse of 2014 will be happening early Wednesday morning, just before sunrise here in the Eastern Time Zone. During the eclipse, the moon will appear a coppery red color, which is referred to as a "blood moon". The moon will appear red because of all the sunsets and sunrises from the Earth that will reflect onto the moon's surface. 

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Photo courtesy of Chris LaPorte
Photo courtesy of Chris LaPorte
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ArtPrize Up Close: Chris LaPorte Talks 2014 Entry, New Studio, Winning in 2010 and More [Video]

Chris LaPorte is back at ArtPrize in 2014 with "Family Room; Lineage". He talked with us about his latest piece, what's changed since winning in 2010, and plans for a new studio.

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Cher Concert is Rescheduled and Will be in Grand Rapids January 11

The one and only Cher, whose phenomenally successful ‘Dressed to Kill’ Tour was postponed for several weeks due to the star’s recent illness, has now confirmed the newly rescheduled dates. The tour will now come to Grand Rapids on January 11, 2015 at Van Andel Arena. Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo are still scheduled to open the 7:30 PM show.

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Voting Deadline for November’s General Elections Is Today

There are a ton of things to be voted on this November and today is the last day you can register to vote. 

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Geoffrey Holder, Bond Villain and ‘Annie’ Actor, Dead at 84

Geoffrey Holder, the West Indian actor known by many as the infamous James Bond villain Baron Samedi in 'Live and Let Die' and the lovable butler Punjab in the original 'Annie' film, has passed away at the age of 84.

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‘Twin Peaks’ Revival Coming to Showtime in 2016, Seriously

A 'Twin Peaks' revival has been something of a long-running joke since the show's 1991 ABC cancellation, with rumors emerging of a return every so often for the last 25 years, but you may want to put down that damn good coffee. Showtime has officially confirmed that David Lynch will return us to 'Twin Peaks' in 2016 for new episodes, picking up where the cult series last left off in the early '90s.

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Matt Milhouse
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ArtPrize 2014: Professional Skateboarders Al Partanen and Chet Childress Visit SKaTE:LAB [Video]

SKaTE:LAB has drawn attention and votes at ArtPrize 2014. The popular entry combines skateboarding and art.

On Saturday, professional skateboarders Al Partanen and Chet Childress tried SKaTE:LAB for themselves.

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