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Indiana State Police Confirm That Body Found Was Teleka Patrick

The Kalamazoo County Sheriff held a news conference Wednesday morning on further developments in the case of missing Kalamazoo doctor Teleka Patrick.

The Indiana State Police have confirmed that the body found in Lake Charles on Sunday is that of the missing Kalamazoo woman.

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8-Year-Old Lacey Holsworth, Best Friends With MSU’s Adreian Payne, Dies

Lacey Holsworth, the 8-year-old girl who battled cancer and became friends with Michigan State University basketball star Adreian Payne, has died, according to posts on Lacey’s social media accounts.

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"Mad Hatter"
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The Mad Hatter Visited for Wet Nose Wednesday

Mad Hatter, that's his name, believe me, came to visit our studios for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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Brann's Burger Bash
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Brann’s Restaurants Support The Boys & Girls Club

Burgers are the All-American food.  Yum!  Can't beat a good old hamburger, and, it's hard to beat one from Brann's.

How long has it been, a zillion years that Brann's has been a part of the Grand Rapids community?  Okay, not that long, but we're all proud that Brann's is Grand Rapids own.

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Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter
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Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Honors Betty Ford in Grand Rapids

I had the pleasure of attending the news conference and luncheon with Rosalynne Carter, wife of former President, Jimmy Carter, and of course, former First Lady, at the J.W. Mariott today.

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Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter in Grand Rapids in Honor of Late Betty Ford

Rosalynn Carter can readily identify with Betty Ford.

They served as first ladies at The White House in back-to-back terms in the 1970s.

Today, Carter, the wife of former President Jimmy Carter, is in Grand Rapids in honor of the 96th birthday of the late Ford, the spouse of former President Gerald Ford.

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Courtesy: Grand Valley State University
Courtesy: Grand Valley State University
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Twins are all Over Campus at Grand Valley and it may be a World Record

There was a pretty cool event at GVSU this weekend.  Fifty-two sets of student twins plus 12 sets of alumni twins may set a world record, and it certainly set a mood for a festive, family celebration April 6 at Grand Valley

University Communications and Alumni Relations hosted an event for current students who are twins and alumni twins. There are 101 sets of twins enrolled at Grand Valley, more than half came to the event. That has to be a record, right? 

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mareandmare, ThinkStock
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Art.Downtown Hits Grand Rapids on April 11

Thirty-eight venues will host 400 artists for the fifth annual Art.Downtown this Friday in Grand Rapids.

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Steve Frost, ThinkStock
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New Checkout System Being Tested at Meijer in Jenison

A new checkout system has made it's debut at Meijer in Jenison.

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April 7 is National Beer Day!

April 7 -- today -- is unofficially National Beer Day!

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The Simpsons David Letterman Couch Gag
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‘The Simpsons’ Salutes David Letterman in Latest Couch Gag

Last week saw Dave Letterman shaking up the late-night landscape with the announcement of his imminent retirement, which as since led to all manner of speculation on a replacement, but the impact has already gone further down the pop culture rabbit hole. Watch 'The Simpsons' pay tribute to the retiring 'Late Show' leader with last night's couch gag from "Luca$"!

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Photo courtesy of Chris (my boyfriend)
Photo courtesy of Chris (my boyfriend)
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West Michigan Whitecaps Rebuild Fifth/Third Ballpark [Video/Photos]

Following the fire in January that devastated many in West Michigan and left Fifth/Third Ballpark in a state that had many of us wondering if Opening Day would happen on time, the West Michigan Whitecaps have been hard at work rebuilding their home.

Opening Day for the Whitecaps at Fifth/Third Ballpark in Comstock Park is Tuesday, and West Michiganders are eagerly awaiting their first look at the revamped ballpark. I managed to get some sneak peek photos of the rebuild courtesy of my boyfriend (he's been on the crew rebuilding the park).

Check out the progress after the jump!

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