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Police Search For Suspect After Armed Robbery in Wyoming

Police are searching for a suspect after an armed robbery in Wyoming early Thursday morning.

WZZM-13 reports that a man robbed a store at gunpoint in the 1300 block of Burton Street SW around 3:15a.m. on January 26. 

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Remembering the “Blizzard of ’78”

If you were living in Michigan on January 26th, 1978, you probably spent a lot of time with a shovel in your hand! We had one of the biggest snow storms to ever hit this area -- it was the "Blizzard of '78"! A low-pressure system moving from the Gulf Coast met with two other low-pressure systems, one from the Southwest and one from Canada, to create one of the worst snowstorms the Midwest has ever seen.

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US Economy Adds Jobs, While Unemployment Rate Rises To 9.9 Percent
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Recession Predicted for Grand Rapids in 2 – 3 Years, Slow Growth in 2017

Grand Valley State University economist Paul Isely is predicting slow steady growth for the greater Grand Rapids economy in 2017. He also expects the next recession to hit West Michigan in two to three years.

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New Art Exhibition at Meijer Gardens Like Nothing Before

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, one of the nation’s premier botanic and sculpture experiences, is opening a landmark exhibition featuring internationally renowned artist and activist Ai Weiwei. Opening on January 27, 2017, Ai Weiwei at Meijer Gardens: Natural State is the first of its kind for the artist at a botanical garden or sculpture park anywhere in the world. More than 30 works will be sited in galleries, conservatories, public spaces and the auditorium.

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Get Ready for a McDonald’s Run Tomorrow for a Bottle of Secret Sauce

The Big Mac has been a fast food favorite for decades, and pretty much everyone knows the song. But while pretty much everyone has had a Big Mac, no one has been able to get just the secret sauce.

Until now.

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Grand Rapids Based Long Road Distillers Latest Offering

Give your Martini a splash of Michigan.

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G.R. Students Will Be Able to Get a Head Start in College

Starting this fall, some high school students will be able to take college courses.

The Grand Rapids Public School and Grand Rapids Community College teamed up to create an 'Early Middle College' program...

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Man Shot Multiple Times After Defending Home with Machete on Grand Rapids West Side [VIDEO]

GRPD are investigating a shooting that occurred early Wednesday morning on Grand Rapids West Side.

WZZM-13 reports that the shooting happened around 4:25a.m. at the corner of Fulton Street and Gold Avenue. 

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Governor Dean Campaigns Before Monday's Primary
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Is There A Peeping Tom In Jenison?

A man caught peering into windows on a surveillance camera has left residents in Jenison a little concerned.

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Michigan Had Over 1,000 Traffic Deaths In 2016 – Highest Since 2007

For the first time in nearly a decade, Michigan's traffic deaths have climbed over 1,000 fatalities in 2016.  As of January 23, 2017 Michigan had a total of 1,021 traffic related deaths in a total of 301,525 accidents reported in 2016...

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WET NOSE WEDNESDAY: “Maggie” the Mastiff Mix

Kim from the Humane Society of West Michigan dropped by the The River studios for Wet Nose Wednesday. She brought along an adorable dog named “Maggie”. “Maggie” is a 4 year old Mastiff mix dog. Being part Mastiff, she is a bigger dog...weighing in at about 85 pounds. She is good with other dogs, but probably best in a home without cats.

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Grand Rapids Tops Lots of Great Cities Lists – Braggadocio

While some people might feel that 2016 was a horrible year, it was a great year for our city, as Grand Rapids made a bunch of lists as one of the top cities to do, well basically, anything! From best quality of life, to best place to start a business, Grand Rapids is a fantastic place to be! Talk about Braggadocio!

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