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Army Spec. Mitchell Oliver Returns to Hometown of Greenville Through Fly A Soldier Home This Summer [Photos]

Deann Oliver greeted an unexpected soldier Saturday.

In helping welcome home returning U.S. military personnel at Gerald R. Ford International Airport, she was doing a supportive shift with fellow Blue Star Mothers of America members and Patriot Guard Riders. A handful of families had already been reunited with loved ones when her eyes fell on someone she wasn’t expecting to see until at least next week: U.S. Army Spec. Mitch Oliver. It was her son.

Deann shrieked with delight, clutching into her knees just beyond Gate B as others in two greeting lines, many holding and waving American flags, clapped, smiled and cried tears of joy. Also beaming was Mitch, who had a bouquet of red roses for his mother snuck to him by his father, Gary Oliver.

He was flown in through Fly A Soldier Home This Summer, a contest sponsored by Ed Koehn Automotive Group in conjunction with Classic Hits 98.7 WFGR and affiliated stations 97.9 WGRD, Channel 95.7 (WLHT), 100.5 The River (WTRV) and 1410 AM The Touch (WNWZ).

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‘Sin City 2′ Clip: Rosario Dawson’s Got Some Funk in Her Truck [Video]

'Sin City 2' is bringing back many familiar faces from the first film and that includes Rosario Dawson, who stars in the first clip from the movie. Here, she uses her feminine ways to show a man what's inside of her trunk.

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ArtPrize 2010 Winner Chris LaPorte Returning to ArtPrize in 2014

Artist Chris LaPorte, winner of ArtPrize in 2010, is returning ArtPrize this fall with another large pencil on paper drawing.

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RECALL – Thai Kitchen Chicken Pad Thai Recalled Due To Misbranding

Bellisio Foods, Inc. out of Jackson, Ohio is recalling roughly 12,180 pounds of a Thai Kitchen Chicken Pad Thai frozen entrée product due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).  The product contains soy protein isolate, a known allergen, and that product is not listed on the label.

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Gas Leak Leads To Evacuations In Downtown Ionia

UPDATE (12:55 p.m.): The evacuation order in downtown Ionia has been lifted.

Part of downtown Ionia has been evacuated following a gas leak Friday morning.

The Ionia County Sheriff's Department reported the leak around 10 a.m. and evacuated the are immediately.

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Be More Wary of Lightning in Summer [Sponsored]

This is the time of year when many love to relax and play 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.

Summer officially arrives at 10:51 a.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office.

In embracing summer and enjoying the great outdoors on the water and even at the beach, here's a tip good for boaters and beach-goers to help you stay safe out there.

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Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation Announces new Chairman

Steven Ford, son of former U.S. President Gerald R. Ford and first lady Betty Ford, announced that he has concluded his term as chair of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation. Ford will be succeeded by Red Cavaney who served on the White House staffs of Presidents Gerald R. Ford, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan.

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RECALL – Velveeta Cheese Sold At WalMart Stores In Michigan

Kraft is recalling Velveeta cheese from Walmart stores in at least 12 states (including Michigan) because the cheese in question contains "insufficient levels of sorbic acid".

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West Michigan Teen Killed In Wednesday Crash Was Texting While Driving

Police are saying that a teenager who died in an accident late Wednesday night was sending and receiving text messages just before the crash occurred.

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GRCC’s Culinary School Named Among Top 20 in Country

Grand Rapids Community College’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education has been named one of America’s Top 20 Culinary Schools by FSR magazine.

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SCAM ALERT: Callers “Spoof” Kent County Sheriff’s Department Phone Number

Kent County authorities say scam artists are calling people and impersonating members of the Sheriff's Department and trying to con people out of their money.

Police say that the scammers are using the name of an employee of the department, and that they've also "spoofed" the department's phone number, which makes it so that when they call, the Sheriff's Department's number appears on caller ID.

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Rockford Group to Bike 300 Miles for Haitian Orphans

This coming Monday, June 23, 26 people will take off on a 6-day, 300-mile bicycle ride from Rockford, Michigan to Harrod, Ohio.  It's not just a 'fun ride,' it has a serious purpose.  The riders are raising funds and awareness for H.I.S. Home for Children, an orphanage in Port Au Prince, Haiti. This is one of three groups that will converge in Harrod, Ohio on June 28.

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