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UPDATE: Missing Mason County 2-Year-Old Found, Father Arrested

Mark Alan Saporita-Fargo and Jeffrey Alan Miller were arrested on the east side of the state Tuesday morning after a citizen tipped off police to their whereabouts.

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Theodore Converse Jr. via YouTube
Theodore Converse Jr. via YouTube
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Footage from the Women’s March in Grand Rapids

If you were on social media at all this weekend odds are you heard people talking about marches all over the place.

Well, here's footage from the march here in Grand Rapids.

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The City of Grand Rapids Looking For Your Help to Make Our Neighborhoods Better

The City of Grand Rapids is looking to get residents, neighborhood associations, businesses, non-profits, and government officials together, to help build stronger neighborhoods in Grand Rapids. They're holding the Third Annual Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit on Saturday, March 4th, from 8:30am to 3pm. And it's free!

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It’s Official: ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Is Titled ‘The Last Jedi’

We’ve got 11 long months to go before anyone will get a look at Star Wars: Episode VIII, so Lucasfilm has tried to pace itself with leaking details of the hotly anticipated upcoming release. Today, however, they dropped a big one: on the official Star Wars web site, a new announcement revealed the subtitle for the eighth installment in what the site refers to as “the Skywalker saga.” The post declared, “We have the greatest fans in this or any other galaxy. In appreciation of the fans, we wanted them to be the first to know the title of the next chapter in the Skywalker saga: STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI.”

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Kmart To Buy Sears In $11 Billion Deal
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Sears at Woodland Mall Will Close in March

Earlier this month it was announced that Sears would close 26 of their stores, one of them being the Woodland Mall location.

Documents filed to the state indicate that its last day will be on March 26 and 84 people will lose their jobs as a result (78 from the store and six from the auto center)...

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Northern Michigan Beach Makes NatGeo’s List Of The World’s Best

If nothing else, Saturday's sudden blast of warm weather got you thinking of the summer. At least a little bit.

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Watch Out! Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs Are Moving Into Michigan Homes

We have good news and bad news about our stinky little friends.

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‘Movies in the Park’ Will Cater More to Families This Summer

Starting this summer, Movies in the Park will have earlier show times.

The Downtown Development Authority approved a three-year contract with a Kentwood company that will provide a brighter screen which will allow for movies to start before it gets dark...

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Is your meth real? Make sure to get it tested! (Siniša Botaš/Thinkstock)
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Sparta Police Warn Meth Users of Massive Local Scam and Offer Their Help

Today, the Sparta Police Department (sadly, it's Sparta, Wisc. and not Sparta, Mich.) posted an incredibly helpful post about a massive scam in our area. Apparently, there's been some enterprising drug dealers who have been scamming meth users with crushed rock salt instead of actual meth. Sparta Police want to help, and are offering their services to test and verify your purchase to ensure you haven't been ripped off.

That's super nice of them!

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Griffins To Wear Fan Designed Jerseys Saturday Night

If you recall the Grand Rapids Griffins held a contest to have their fans design a jersey for the team to wear. Saturday night, the team will don the winning design, and you'll have a chance to get one.

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Camden Parks, Crash's Landing
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Adopt Lorraine From Crash’s Landing

Change can be hard, but change is often necessary.

It took a couple of months to convince Lorraine to come indoors out of the cold. Now she is ready for the next step, a permanent home.

Can you adopt Lorraine?

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Celine Dion Will Sing an Original Song for Disney’s Live-Action ‘Beauty and the Beast’

If anything, the live-action Beauty and the Beast will give us all the urge to curl up with some nice, cozy nostalgia for a few hours. With its faithful-to-the-cartoon costumes and songs, it’ll be like a leveled-up version of the classic, and today Disney has doubled-down on the nostalgia factor: Celine Dion, who recorded her own version of the title tune “Beauty and the Beast” for the original movie, is returning to the story with a new original song “How Does a Moment Last Forever.”

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