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RECALL: Toys R Us Toasters

Mom and Dad, heads up!  There's another recall to tell you about.  This one applies if you've bought items from Toys R Us.

The "Just Like Home Toy Toaster Set" is being recalled by Toys R Us out of concerns that the plastic toast slices will crack, break and create a choke hazard

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There Will Never Be a ‘Back to the Future’ Sequel or Reboot

It's almost surprising at this point that there has not been a 'Back to the Future' reboot or sequel. When you look back at the popular and successful properties of the 80s, there are few that haven't been modernized. Sony is practically falling all over themselves to get a new 'Ghostbusters' in theaters. This year alone saw new 'RoboCop,' 'Muppets,' 'Ninja Turtles,' 'Jump Street' and 'Transformers' movies. But, despite the frequency of these remakes, it doesn't look like you'll ever see a new 'Back to the Future' movie. And, that's a pretty great thing.

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BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration Nov. 8; Top 5 Bacon-Inspired Quotes [Sponsored]

BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration returns for its second annual event on Nov. 8 at The DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center.

BaCon features bacon-inspired dishes and drinks, with tickets currently on sale.

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Courtesy Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon
Courtesy Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon
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Runners Will be Running Wild in Grand Rapids This Weekend

For runners, this weekend is the mother-load of runs in Grand Rapids.

Saturday, October 18, is the Run thru the Rapids, followed by Sunday's Grand Rapids Marathon.

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Photo by Ruth Parbel Fine Art Photography
Photo by Ruth Parbel Fine Art Photography
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West Catholic High School Receives $1 Million Gift

On Wednesday night, Hank & Cheryl Makarewicz pledged a gift of $1 million to West Catholic High School in Grand Rapids.

The donation will go towards a state-of-the-art academic learning center and a new entrance.

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LaughFest Opens Registration for Community Showcase Opportunities in 2015

LaughFest brings the biggest names in comedy to Grand Rapids, but local talent also plays a huge role in the event each year.

Opportunities to participate in LaughFest 2015 are now open for kids and adults.

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Jennifer Garner on ‘Conan:’ ‘I Streaked’ at The Barn Theatre

It's the naked truth.

On Wednesday evening's Conan show on TBS with Conan O'Brien, actress Jennifer Garner talked about her days doing summer stock theater in various parts of the country, including at The Barn Theater in Augusta.

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The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Grand Rapids’ People’s Law School

Last night was the first installment of the "People's Law School" in Grand Rapids.  It's something that has been done in Lansing for several years that attorneys and firms are now bringing to GR.

I signed up for it because I've always been fascinated by the legal system and the law

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‘Star Wars Rebels’: First Look at Darth Vader’s Return with James Earl Jones

We weren't altogether surprised to learn that 'Star Wars Rebels' would incorporate the iconic Darth Vader at some point, though the news that James Earl Jones would reprise the role on October 26 certainly caught our attention. Now, the first look at 'Rebels' Vader has arrived from yet another legendary figure behind the character, and with a slightly updated design.

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New Taylor Swift Song and Kittens Featured In Diet Coke Commercial [Video]

Taylor Swift is giving fans a snippet of her newest song "1989" in a new Diet Coke commercial.

And if you love cats and kittens, you and TSwift have something in common!  She loves kitties so much, that there are several really stinkin' cute kitties featured in this Diet Coke ad

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You Can Now Buy Ebola Containment Suit Halloween Costume

A costume company is now selling an Ebola Containment Suit Halloween costume. It includes a white biohazard suit and mask, blue latex gloves, and safety goggles. You'll have to buy your own yellow boots to go with it.

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2015 Oscars Tap Neil Patrick Harris to Host

If 'Gone Girl' hadn't made it official already, Neil Patrick Harris remains every bit a star of the silver screen as on TV and stage. And so, the 2015 Oscars have followed suit in recruiting the acclaimed personality to host the Academy Awards on ABC this coming February.

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