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Kalamazoo Dispatch Honors Comstock Fire Chief with Last Call

This afternoon, Kalamazoo Dispatch broadcast the last call for Comstock Fire Chief Ed Switalski, who was killed when hit by a car, while responding to a call on I-94. Hundreds of people were gathered for his service in Portage today when the Last Call was made.

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Uber Drivers in West Michigan Could Soon Be Accepting Tips

Have you heard about this yet?  Uber has decided that they will start allowing tips, as part of the company’s "180 days of Change".

Recently the company has gotten a lot of bad press because of the culture of the company, of which recently saw the departure of CEO Travis Kalanick, who’s taking an extended amount of time away from Uber, the company he founded...

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GRPD Reminding People to Lock Your Car Doors this Summer!

Of course, you should always remember to lock your car door but now that it's summer and more people are spending time outside, it also means an increase of car break-in's...

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Dutch Girl Brewery
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Dutch Girl Brewery Is Auctioning Off Their Stuff, And Some Of It Is Quite Interesting

It's always sad to see a local brewery go belly up, so when Spring Lake's Dutch Girl Brewery went under in March, many mourned the loss.

But, if you wind up getting a great price on a plastic torso, it's all good, right?

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Another One Bites the Dust – Mandarin Chinese Restaurant on 28th St. Closes

This is something we've been seeing a lot lately, and we're not okay with it - restaurants closing all around Grand Rapids.

Today we learned that Mandarin Chinese Restaurant on 28th St...

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Mason & Wesley Visit for Wet Nose Wednesday

Mason & Wesley came calling today.

The two cute kittens visited with Andy Rent as he talked about them on the Andy in the Morning show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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ArtPrize Pitch Night Winners: Poetry Fox, Wall of 5,000 Mirrors, Extinction Simulation, More

ArtPrize Pitch Night is a way to discover and support out-of-town artists. Winners receive $5,000 and prime spot to display their work at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids.

Pitch Night has grown each year since its debut in 2013. This year, ArtPrize Pitch Night has expanded to six cities.

Learn about this year's winning projects, artists and where to find them at ArtPrize Nine.

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Aaron Ofseyer via Facebook via WZZM-13
Aaron Ofseyer via Facebook via WZZM-13
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West Michigan’s Severe Weather Risk Outlook Map For Thursday Totally Looks Like a Fish

Something fishy is heading our way. It's nothing ominous, though it could bring some severe weather to the area.

WZZM-13 meteorologist Aaron Ofseyer pointed out on Facebook that Thursday's Severe Weather Risk outlook area is totally shaped like a fish...

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Michigan Blood Banks Need Your Donations

Blood banks across Michigan are asking for your help!  Every summer, blood donations plummet because school is out and high school students make up a large percentage of the donors in the state...

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Bell’s Named Best Brewery, Two Hearted Best Beer in the Country

Kalamazoo beer snobs, rejoice! The members of the American Home Brewer's Association have voted Bell's Brewery the top brewer for 2017 and named

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Did You Forget Dad on Father’s Day? Give This Awesome Free Stuff We Found on GR Craigslist

Father's Day was Sunday. Did you forget about dad (or your husband?) Well, don't worry, we have you covered. We scoured through the free stuff on Grand Rapids' Craigslist and found a bunch of free stuff the dad in your life will LOVE...

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Grand Rapids Cosplay Artist to Compete on ‘Big Brother 19′

CBS has announced the list of Houseguests for Season 19 of Big Brother.

21-year-old Ramses Soto of Grand Rapids has made the cut!

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