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Michigan Lawmaker Hopes To Reinstate Fireworks Ban

I like fireworks just as much as the next guy, but it does seem as though things have gotten a little out of hand since Michigan lifted its ban on louder, more powerful fireworks in 2011. That's why one Michigan legislator is hoping to get that ban reinstated.

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Matt Nathanson Sings ‘Come on Get Higher’ in Grand Rapids [Video]

If Matt Nathanson's music career ever peters out (which it won't, because he's awesome), he could probably make a legit living as a comedian. He's charismatic and hysterical. He's got a way of completely engaging a crowd, which he definitely did at his sold-out show with Gavin DeGraw at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park July 15.

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Wasabi, Josh Visit ‘Andy Rent in the Morning’ for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Trudy Ender, from the Humane Society of West Michigan visited the 100.5 The River studios this morning with two of the cutest kittens, Josh and Wasabi.

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Summer Theater is Exciting at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre

The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and School of Theatre Arts announced the Summer Repertory Theatre (SRT) presentation of "Camp Rock: The Musical", and "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe."

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Marvel’s Thor is Now a Woman

In news that will probably baffle comic book fans and normal people alike, it was revealed that Thor (yes, the Avenger) is no longer worthy of his title and will be replaced by a woman.

Yes, you are allowed to unleash a collective "What?!" right about now.

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‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Talks About Everything

It's almost impossible to stay on topic when interviewing 'Weird Al'. He's a walking encyclopedia of popular culture knowledge and every answer leaves multiple alleyways to explore. Ahead, the topics covered include 'Star Wars,' 'UHF,' Charlie Kaufman, Malcolm Gladwell, Bruce Springsteen, 'The LEGO' Movie, his is favorite movie of all-time, Joe Piscopo, 'The Naked Gun,' 'Rocky' and a host of other topics that don't have much to do with one another.

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Jimmy Fallon Finds His Unlikely Doppelgänger in Musician Genya Ravan

'Tonight Show' host Jimmy Fallon often turns to his loyal fans to find and submit strange stuff, especially when it comes to his always-amusing 'Screengrabs' segment. Yet, crammed between those terrible stock photos and awkward weather forecast emoticons, this week's 'Screengrabs' segment packs a special punch.

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Sunday Liquor Sales Will Soon Be Legal In Grandville

Grandville city leaders have approved changing the city's regulations on Sunday alcohol sales.

Current regulations allow the sale of beer and wine, but not liquor, after noon on Sundays. The amendment approved Monday night by the City Council expands the regulations to allow liquor sales, as well.

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Kentwood Tornado Assistance Meeting Tonight

Kentwood residents affected by  the tornado that struck the area Sunday, July 6 are invited to a community resource meeting. It's 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 14, at Kelloggsville Christian Reformed Church, located at 610 52nd St SE (map). 

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Hazardous Swimming Conditions Expected in Lake Michigan [Video]

Heads up if you're heading to the Michigan lakeshore later today and Tuesday!

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Conquers All

Riding a huge wave of strong reviews and even stronger buzz, 'Dawn of the Planet Apes' opened big for a non-superhero, non-Transformers movie, leading a top 10 that's full of just as many hits as misses. How about we just start at the top and work our way through?

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The B.O.B. Reopens Following Liquor License Suspension

The B.O.B. is back in business, starting today.

The restaurant and entertainment complex has been closed since July 3 because of a suspension of their state liquor license.

The downtown Grand Rapids establishment's license was suspended by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission after the death of a patron who fell down a back stairway while intoxicated. The state argued that servers at The B.O.B. had over-served Kevin O'Brien in 2013, when he fell to his death.

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