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Salvation Army Looking for a few Good Businesses to Surprise With Donuts

The Salvation Army is celebrating the 78th annual National Doughnut Day on Friday, June 5 by giving away 2,000 free Krispy Kreme doughnuts. The Salvation Army is widely credited with popularizing the doughnut in the United States by feeding American soldiers the tasty confection during World War I.

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Forbes Names Grand Rapids Second Best City to Find a Job

Forbes has named Grand Rapids the second best city in the country for finding employment.

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Mt. Morris Man Arrested for Waterboarding 5-Year-Old [VIDEO]

Last week, 30-year-old Michael Porter of Mt. Morris was arrested for child abuse after police discovered that he had been torturing his girlfriend’s 5-year-old son using the controversial waterboard technique.

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Grand Rapids Makes List of Cities with the Most Mosquitoes

Well, this isn't really a list we wanted to be on, is it?

Summer is almost here, and in Michigan, with summer, comes mosquitoes. And Grand Rapids ranks number twelve on the list of top mosquito cities in the United States by the pest control company, Orkin.

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Grand Rapids City Parks to get Make Overs

It's been a long time coming, but several Grand Rapids City Parks will be getting a make over, and residents couldn't be happier.

Our news partner, WZZM TV13 says that over the next couple of months, Cherry Park, Fuller Park, Garfield Park, Highland Park, Lincoln Park, Roosevelt Park, Westown Commons and Wilcox Park will all get significant improvements.

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Grand Rapids Power Outage Affects Over 2,700

WZZM-13 reports a two-car accident has created a power outage in Grand Rapids affecting 2,701 Consumers Energy customers.

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Memorial Day Parades Planned Across West Michigan

It's hard to believe that Memorial Day is already only a week away. In preparation, we've compiled a list of all of the Memorial Day parades throughout West Michigan.

So, when is the parade in your community?

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Michigan’s Top 10 Best NBA Players [List]

As this year's NBA playoffs reach a fever pitch, I began to think about Michigan's rich basketball tradition and how impressive an all-time team of Michiganders would be stacked up against a similar line up from any other state.

Could you imagi

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Lost Wallet Experiment Shines Light on Best of Humanity

It's an ethical dilemma that doesn't happen often: what do you do when you find a lost wallet?

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Movie Preview of “The Intern” [Video]

It's difficult to find good 'adult' movies playing these days. Typically, Hollywood make movies for the somewhat younger crowd because they are the ones buying the tickets. And that can cut the rest of us out. By-the-way, I don't mean that kind of adult movie.

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Disney Planning TV Channels Centered Around Marvel and ‘Star Wars’

Acquiring Lucasfilm and Marvel were just two minor steps in Disney’s grand plan to eventually own everything you love and control your life as Entertainment Overlord Supreme of the Planet Earth. But to be fair, they are a benevolent god. A caring god. A god that wants to make its riches available to you, should you want to indulge yourself. So prepare thyself: TV channels based entire on Marvel and Star Wars content may be coming.

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West Michigan Schools Awarded for Being Prepared for Cardiac Emergencies

122 Michigan schools have been awarded the MI HEARTSafe School designation which recognizes schools that are prepared to respond to cardiac emergencies.

West Michigan schools recognized include schools in Belmont, Cedar Springs, Coopersville, Fennville, Grand Rapids, Rockford, Wyoming, and more.

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