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Portion Of Northeast Grand Rapids Under Boil Water Advisory

Residents of a northeast Grand Rapids neighborhood are under a boil water advisory.

According to the city, a water main broke Thursday night, affecting roughly 90 home within an area surrounded by Boltwood Dr. NE, Riverside and Cheshire drives NE, Katherine Dr. NE, and Monroe Ave. NE.

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GRPD To Start Ticketing Cars Parked In Bike Lanes

Starting next month, the city of Grand Rapids will be ticketing drivers who park in bike lanes. Bike lanes have been here in Grand Rapids since 2010, and as of today, there are 55 miles of bike lanes around the city. That number is increasing all the time.

City commissioners approved an amendment to the General Traffic Regulations Ordinance at a meeting in September. That amendment will allow the GRPD to begin ticketing drivers parked in bike lanes.

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Original ‘Ghostbusters’ Star Thinks Female-Led Reboot is Bad Idea

Most of us have felt that a 'Ghostbusters' sequel/reboot is a bad idea for a long time. In fact, so many people have thought it's a bad idea that Sony Pictures had a hard time finding anyone to even work on it (Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg turned the project down multiple times). But, when it was announced that Paul Feig would be directing a female-led 'Ghostbusters' movie, we had to at least respect that they were trying something different instead of just another tired sequel. Unfortunately not everyone feels that way, including original Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson.

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BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration Sizzles Nov. 8 at The DeltaPlex [Sponsored]

BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration is returning for its second annual event in November at The DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center.

BaCon features bacon-inspired dishes and drinks, with tickets going on sale this morning for the Nov. 8 celebration.

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‘Bond 24′ Casts Lea Seydoux in Femme Fatale Role, Still Has No Official Title

While the newest James Bond movie still has no official title, that hasn't kept it from moving full-speed ahead, with Daniel Craig reprising the role of Agent 007 for Bond's 24th outing. The latest development has French actress and 'Blue Is the Warmest Color' star Lea Seydoux joining the cast in the role of a femme fatale -- someone who could make things quite complicated (and perhaps a bit sexy) for our suave protagonist.

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Chelsea Lassen gives her rental car a hug after a homeless man found and returned her car keys in Grand Rapids Wednesday.
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Unlocking ArtPrize: Woman’s Faith In Humanity Restored

When Chelsea Lassen decided to spend an afternoon with friends exploring ArtPrize in Grand Rapids Wednesday, she didn’t expect to leave in a panic.

“After leaving dinner hours later, I unzipped my pocket only to f

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‘SNL’ Veteran Jan Hooks Passes Away at 57

We've got some sad news today as we've learned that Jan Hooks, former star of 'Saturday Night Live,' has passed away at the age of 57. Hooks, who was a member of the cast from 1986 to 1991, also starred on the hit sitcom 'Designing Women,' and more recently played Jenna's mom on episodes of '30 Rock.'

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‘Star Wars Rebels’ Returning James Earl Jones to Voice Darth Vader!

'Star Wars Rebels' officially premiered its "Spark of Rebellion" last week to great fanfare, with the series proper to continue on Disney XD this Monday, but already the animated prequel series is making a major link to the 'Star Wars' movies. Not only will Darth Vader cameo in a newly-added premiere scene, but so too will James Earl Jones return to the role!

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Fleetwood Mac Is Coming to Grand Rapids in January

Rock legends Fleetwood Mac, which performed two sold-out shows at New York's Madison Square Garden earlier this week, has confirmed they will be adding at least 28 more dates to their already scheduled 40-city ON WITH THE SHOW tour, including an 8 p.m. performance on Jan. 20, 2015 at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids.

The announcement was made during the band’s live performance this morning on NBC's "Today Show," where Fleetwood Mac performed.

The second leg of the tour begins Jan. 16, 2015, in St. Paul, Minn.

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A Predicted Cold Winter Means High Heating Bills. Will you Need Help?

Our weather is beautiful now, but if the weather man is right, we should expect another snowy, cold, winter. And with the cold, come the need for heat, and that cost money. Will you be able to afford it?

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An Evening of Poetry at Grand Valley October 16

Two acclaimed American poets will be reading from their works at “An Evening of Poetry and Conversation with Mark Doty and Dorianne Laux” — a part of Grand Valley State University’s annual Fall Arts Celebration.

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‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Premiere: ‘Monsters Among Us’

'American Horror Story' returns for a fourth season, taking us under the tent with perhaps its least subtle outing yet, introducing us to the oddities of the 'Freak Show,' led by Jessica Lange's glamorous Elsa Mars. Subtlety has never been creator Ryan Murphy's strong suit, but Murphy (who also wrote and directed tonight's premiere) seems to have fully embraced that approach, delivering what appears to be both the most horrifying and joyful season yet.

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