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Comedian Mike Epps Playing Grand Rapids in October

Sold out shows, nationwide tours, big screen hits and the thrill of a hip hopaudience eager to watch Mike Epps own the stage has him ready to bring his new tour, The Real Deal tour, to Van Andel Arena on Saturday, October 31 at 8 PM.

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America On Tap – The Full List of Breweries and Beers is Here!

We're gearing up for everyone's favorite summer craft beer festival - America on Tap! We've been working to secure all of our breweries and the beers they'll be bringing, and we finally have the final list!

Check it out!

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Soccer Team Surprises Decorated Army Vet With Brand New (And Free!) House

"Home game" took on a whole new meaning for a couple who went to see MLS' FC Dallas play this Fourth of July.

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Cuco Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Cuco the dog came calling today.

Cuco visited with Andy Rent as he talked about him on his Andy in the Morning show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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Young Mother Details Domestic Abuse, Encourages Others Like Her to Leave [Video]

A young mother from Ireland posted a video to Facebook in hopes that telling the story of her recent alleged attack by her partner will help raise awareness about domestic violence, and encourage others to leave.

Emma Murphy usually uses her Facebook page to discuss fitness and nutrition (she calls it a "healthy moms blog). But Monday, she posted a video of herself with a black eye, discussing they alleged domestic violence incident with her now former partner.

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Jennifer Marie Stemler, via Facebook
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Baby Natallya’s Father Pleads Guilty to Hiding Her Body

Matthew Bradley, father of 4-month-old Natallya Rich, now faces two to seven years in prison for concealing the death of his daughter.

Bradley pleaded guilty Tuesday to concealing Baby Natallya's body and being a habitual offender.

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Police Respond to Another Attempted Robbery at Medawar Jewelers

Police crews are on the scene of an attempted robbery at Paul Medawar’s Fine Jewelry on Plainfield Avenue Tuesday afternoon.

This is not the first time the store has been the target of robbers. The most recent time someone attempted to rob them was in January.

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Grandwich Competition to Name Best Sandwich in Grand Rapids

The search for the best sandwich in Grand Rapids is on! The annual Grandwich competition is back for the fifth year and will run through July 31.

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Gerald Ford’s 102 Birthday Commemoration is Next Week at Ford Museum

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation will host their annual events to celebrate the life and legacy of President Gerald R. Ford.

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Drone in Fireworks Captures Ridiculously Awe-Inspiring Views

Independence Day has come and gone, but there's no reason to stop the celebrating.

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Amway Family Fireworks – the Big Fireworks Show! [Photos]

Another Amway Family Fireworks is in the books! What a great night of music, food, family, fun, and fireworks!

If you missed the fireworks show, or if you want to relive the show, we got some photos of it to share with you! 

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Amway Family Fireworks – Taylor Howe Band, Pop Cult, and More Crowd Shots! [Photos]

Last night's Amway Family Fireworks were fun for everyone, and we're so happy that so many of you came down to celebrate the 4th of July with us!

Here are some of the photos we were able to capture of The Taylor Howe Band, Pop Cult, and your smiling faces as we launched t-shirts and beach balls into the crowd! 

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