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‘The Walking Dead’ Companion Series Set in Los Angeles

Uncertain though we were what to make of AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ spinning off a “companion series” in 2015, we had to admit our excitement for the possibility of exploring a new corner of the zombie apocalypse. Now, the setting for the AMC monster-drama’s forthcoming spinoff has been revealed, and yes, the City of Angels has officially gone to hell. Well...further, anyway.

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Sony Pictures Entertainment Cancels Christmas Release of ‘The Interview’ [Video]

Following today’s release of a message sent from the mysterious group responsible for the massive Sony hack, the company has now informed theater owners that they can opt out of screening ‘The Interview’ if they are concerned about the terrorist threat. Although the Department of Homeland Security responded by saying they could find “no credible info” on planned attacks, Sony has decided to place the decision to screen the film in the hands of theater executives.

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Photo Bernt Rostad
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Founders Brewing Co. Goes Global with Spanish Investor

Grand Rapids' Founders Brewing Co. now has an international investor.

Founders announced Wednesday that Mahou San Miguel brewery in Spain, will be their new partner.

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Alice Is Looking For A Good Home [Sponsored]

Alice, one of the cutest, friendliest dogs to visit our studios, came calling today for "Andy in the Morning" show's Wet Nose Wednesday.

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New Line Cinema and MGM Pictures
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New Movies (This Week): ‘Annie,’ ‘The Gambler,’ ‘Goodbye to All That,’ ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’ and ‘Mr. Turner’ [Video]

The new movies start early this week with two releases on a Wednesday.

The releases this week include sequels for "The Hobbit" and "Night at the Museum" and the return of a precocious little girl named Annie.

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Celebrating Christmas and the Holiday Season in Rockford [Sponsored]

Celebrate Christmas and the holiday season in Rockford.

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Christian Nativity Scene Coming to Michigan Capitol In Response to Satanic Version

The move to resurrect the Nativity Scene was prompted by another display set to hit the Capitol lawn on Sunday. Members of a Satanic Temple in Detroit will erect a controversial display that involves a snake and a cross.

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Michigan Senate OKs Setting Drunk Boating, Snowmobiling Limits at 0.08 Percent BAC

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to sign bills soon that will subject boaters and snowmobilers to the same blood-alcohol limits as motor vehicle drivers.

The bills approved unanimously Tuesday by the state Senate would set the legal alcohol limit at 0.08 percent blood-alcohol content (BAC) instead of 0.10 percent BAC.

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New Netflix Instant Releases: January 2015

It’s the start of a new year and the start of a new month of Netflix Instant releases. January brings all 10 seasons of ‘Friends’ to the streaming service, as well as some old classics and new favorites, and several new seasons of television for you to binge-watch as needed. Ready your queues and read on for our guide to the newest releases hitting Netflix Instant in January 2015.

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Gas Less Than $2 Per Gallon in West Michigan Is Good News For Holiday Travels

Did we travel back in time? Gasoline is the cheapest it has been in five years in West Michigan!

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Screengrab courtesy MSU athletics, via Vine
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Michigan State’sTom Izzo Plays ‘Jingle Bells’ On Accordion [Video]

On his weekly radio show Monday night, Izzo busted out the squeezebox for a few holiday tunes, as has become tradition around this time of year. His players joined in on the chorus.

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Flu Levels On Rise in Michigan and Kent County

The latest report from the Michigan Department of Community Health shows a big spike in reports of flu-like symptoms across Michigan.

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