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Meet Your New Miss USA, Nia Sanchez

In case you missed it, the newest Miss USA was just crowned this weekend: Nia Sanchez. Congrats to Nia. Now let's take a look at some pictures.

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The Best of Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts 2014 on Twitter

The 45th Festival of the Arts in Grand Rapids was a big success.

View pictures and other highlights of this year's Festival as shared on Twitter from visitors, performers, festival organizers, and more.

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24-Year-Old Cold Case Grand Rapids Murder Reopened; Film About Slaying Debuts This Week

Grand Rapids police have reopened their investigation into the murder of 23-year-old Joel Battaglia.

Battaglia died on June 11, 1990, from injuries suffered in a beating. He was last seen leaving Mulligan's Pub in Grand Rapids' Eastown neighborhood early that morning.

Battaglia was found, beaten and unconscious, a half mile away from the pub where he was last spotted, at 1065 Lake Drive SE. Robbed and left without identification, Joel lay in the morgue unidentified for a day. A tattoo of a phoenix on his right ankle enabled investigators to put his name with his body.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Cruises Past ‘Maleficient’ and ‘Edge of Tomorrow’

Ah, the summer. The time of the year where the box office is ruled by superhero movies, science fiction extravaganzas and, uh, slightly quirky cancer weepies. What? For reasons that will baffle some people, 'The Fault in Our Stars' effortlessly took the number one spot at the box office this weekend, gliding past its bigger, more expensive and more ferocious competition and making it look easy.

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Grand Rapids Public Schools Celebrate a new Home for Habitat for Humanity

GRPS, Grand Rapids Public Schools, have another program to celebrate.

Today, students from the Academy of Design and Construction (ADC) will celebrate the completion of the Habitat for Humanity home they built during the 2013-2014school year.

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‘Forrest Gump’ Celebrates Turning 20 with an IMAX Engagement

'Forrest Gump,' which turns 20 this year, is about to be rolled back into theaters to celebrate. Paramount has announced that the film will screen in IMAX auditoriums starting September 5, and have also moved up 'SpongeBob SquarePants 2' from February 13 to February 6, 2015.

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‘The Sopranos’ Complete Series Box Set Hitting Blu-ray this Fall

Tony Soprano may have a bit to pout about now that 'The Sopranos' officially lost its HBO throne for most-watched series to the aptly titled 'Game of Thrones,' but don't consider the New Jersey mobster down and out just yet. Over 15 years after the series began, HBO officially set a release date for the Blu-ray box set collection of 'The Sopranos: The Complete Series.'

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Wear a Life Jacket [Sponsored]

Many look forward to relaxing and playing out on the water.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, says to keep you and those around you safe on the water when boating.

Here's a boating tip to help you stay safe out there: Make sure to wear a life jacket.

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Dog Lovers Should Watch This [Video]

Everyone knows a dog is man’s best friend, but a pooch can be so much more.

I found this ode to canines, sadly titled ‘One Day Your Dog Will Die,’ and it reminds us how important it is to soak up each day we have with these companions.

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Have a Donut (Or a Dozen) for National Donut Day [Video]

If you put down that morning Cruller or Long John because you're trying to watch your figure or keep your blood sugar from skyrocketing, go ahead and have one today. Just tell yourself it's National Donut Day.

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Grand Rapids Market On First Fridays

This Friday, Grand Rapids' "Avenue For the Arts" becomes home to art, music, culture - and The Market On First Fridays!

Running from 5pm to 9pm this Friday, the sidewalks of South Division between Fulton and Cherry Street will be packed with local artists, entertainment and businesses, showcasing some of Grand Rapids’ most talented "doers."

There will be a LOT of activities to enjoy and goods to buy at the

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Sharks Swim Around Surfers and Paddleboarders

Oh, man.  This video would really freak me out.  Over the weekend, surfers and paddleboarders in Florida were surrounded by a group of 10 to 15 sharks.

According to the person who posted the video, each shark was 3-5 feet long and circled for 45 minutes

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