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UPDATE: Kidnapping Scheme was a Prank

Yesterday, we told you about a possible kidnapping scheme around Michigan, but turns out it was a prank this entire time.

A teenage girl, from the Flint area, posted a picture on Facebook earlier this week of a shirt tied around her windshield wipers warning people that this was a way for kidnappers to distract woman...

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The Japanese Tried To Bomb Dorr in 1945. Wait. What? [Video]

In an effort to get revenge for the Doolittle Raids, the Japanese sent up hot air balloons loaded with incindiery devices, hoping that a few would make it to the United States.

Most of them landed in the Pacific Northwest, but one of them made it all the way to Dorr in Allegan County.

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Adopt Bryant From Crash’s Landing

Bryant's stay at Crash's Landing has been a short one so far. Please help us keep it that way. Adopt Bryant!

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West Michigan Man Finds a GIANT Cheeto! [Photos]

A Muskegon man is debating what to do with the giant Cheeto he found in his bag of Cheetos Puffs.

Joshua Runey said that he wasn't going to eat it because a bunch of people already touched it, which is a wise decision

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WARNING: Be Aware of a Potential Kidnapping Scheme in Michigan

Pay attention to your windshield.

A teenage girl from the Flint-area, was walking to her car, after finishing her shift at the Genesee Valley Mall...

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What’s Leaving Netflix Instant: March 2017

Just as dozens of new titles are being added to the Netflix Instant library each month, so must several others disappear. As you get ready for all the great new films and TV shows arriving in March, now would be a good time to make some room in your queue — starting with all the titles that are expiring from the streaming service next month, including favorites like Jaws and a pair of DC’s animated Justice League films.

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New Netflix Instant Releases: March 2017

Start marking your calendars now (and apologize to your loved ones in advance for your lack of interaction) because Netflix is looking pretty stacked in March. In addition to the usual assortment of recent releases, old favorites and contemporary classics, next month brings premieres of new Netflix Original series like Love Season 2, Grace and Frankie Season 3, and — last but far from least — the latest addition to Marvel’s Defenders lineup.

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Noodles & Company Locations in Michigan Will NOT be Closing

Turns out that none of the Noodles & Company locations in Michigan are corporate owned, which means that they are not on the list of those set to close.

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Two-County Police Chase, Crash, Ends With Three West Michigan Burglary Suspects in Custody

Three suspects have been arrested following a two-county police chase Thursday morning that ended with a crash.

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Mark Wahlberg Was in Grand Rapids for a Game of Golf, and Some Other Stuff

Mark Wahlberg was spotted in Grand Rapids Tuesday! He enjoyed some lunch at six.one.six at the JW Marriott downtown, and eventually made his way to Meijer corporate headquarters...

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Hiring Gains Drop Unemployment Rate To 7.7 Percent
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The City of Grand Rapids Wants To Hire You! [Video]

Over 300 city workers are about to retire over the next three years, and that means job openings for you, especially if you have a particular set of skills.

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Three Michigan Cities Named On List Of America’s Most Affordable Cities

Every year, Forbes ranks America's most affordable cities to live in based on housing, food, utilities, gas, transportation, and medical expenses...

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