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‘The Walking Dead’ Spinoff: AMC Officially Orders Companion Series Pilot for 2015

It's been a good long while since we'd heard from the front of a potential 'The Walking Dead' spinoff/companion series on AMC, but with the fifth season due in a month's time, it seems the network is solidifying their grip on the zombie apocalypse. AMC has officially ordered a pilot for the forthcoming 'Walking Dead' companion series, set to explore a new corner of the in-show universe, because it apparently...wasn't official enough at first.

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Matt Milhouse
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The Milhouse Kids Visit Grand Rapids Balloon Festival [Video]

The Grand Rapids Balloon Festival runs through Saturday, September 6.

Early Friday morning, The Milhouse Kids had a chance to visit with hot air balloon pilots and help them run some tests.

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Matt Milhouse
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Grand Rapids Balloon Festival Preview [Photos]

The Grand Rapids Balloon Festival officially begins tonight and runs through Saturday.

Early this morning, I was lucky to get a preview of all the fun to come.

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Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images
Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images
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Come Watch the Michigan State-Oregon Football Game at Ah-Nab-Awen Park

Michigan State University alumni and non-alumni alike are invited out to watch the big football game between national powers Oregon and Michigan State on Saturday night at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in Grand Rapids. 

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Brad Wilson
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Record Enrollment at GVSU

Student enrollment at Grand Valley State University has hit record numbers.

This fall, GVSU will welcome 4,226 first-year students and 25,094 total students, both are records.

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Doctor Who Treated Girl With Brain Tumor Will Walk Her Down the Aisle

You only wish more doctors had this kind of bond with their patients.

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Fredrik Meijer Gardens
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Loeschner Art Competition at Meijer Gardens is Accepting Entires

ArtPrize is but a few weeks away, but another art competition is already underway. The Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is accepting two-dimensional entries for the annual Ray and Nancy Loeschner Art Competition.

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Baby Elephant Playing With Ribbon

After watching this video, I believe everyone needs to have a pet elephant.  No, seriously.  It would be pretty cool, wouldn't it?

Meet 5-year old elephant "Faa Mai."  She was rescued and now calls Thailand's Elephant Nature Park

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Anita Peppers
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Grand Rapids Ranked ‘America’s Top City for Access to Pediatric Care’

A new study reveals another reason Grand Rapids is a great place for families.

Grand Rapids leads the country in access to pediatric care.

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Courtesy UICA
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Something Odd is Happening in Grand Rapids on September 13

Something odd, indeed, is happening. It's the UICA’s OddBall, presented by Law Weathers Attorneys and Counselors, on September 13, 2014 at 7pm. This is UICA’s signature fall gala, now in its fourth year, kicking off the contemporary arts season in West Michigan with a lively party celebrating UICA’s ArtPrize exhibition Collaboration. UICA's sponsors, friends, and fans will come together to raise funds for its year-round exhibitions and events. Many of the artists representing twenty collaborative ArtPrize entries will be at there with their works, including GR Makers, Aaron Nemec, the Actors’ Theatre, and Micah Silver with the Grand Rapids Symphony. The art installations, decor, entertainment, food and drink will happen on all four floors of UICA's building at 2 Fulton West.

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Mark Wilson/Getty Images
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Spies, CIA, Secret Service and Tales of Espionage at GVSU September 15

Cloak and dagger, spies, tales of espionage in the United States today often revolves around the NSA, Edward Snowden, Wikileaks and the CIA. But in the late 1700s, a tale of espionage and deceitful maneuvering took place that would change the history of the nation and the world

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Shopped At Home Depot? Check Your Bank Account and Credit Cards

Seems like there have a lot of what they call a "data breach" lately, doesn't it?  First it was the high-profile breach at Target stores, then another one at smaller retailers.  Now?  It's Home Depot!

Banks are reporting that Home Depot experiences a credit card breach that could be BIGGER than the Target problem last year

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