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WZZM Sports Director Tom Clyde Leaving Station

After 11 years covering sports for WZZM-13 here in Grand Rapids, sports director Tom Clyde has decided to step away to spend time with his family. 

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Crash Shuts Down Southbound 131 In Wyoming

UPDATE (12:55 PM): Southbound US131 at 36th is now open.

UPDATE (11:15 AM): Northbound US-131 after 44th Street now has all lanes open. Southbound US-131 remains closed at 36th Street.

ORIGINAL STORY: Southbound US-131 is currently closed due to a serious crash just south of 36th Street.

Michigan State Police have confirmed that the crash involved a wrong-way driver.

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9-Year-Old Boy Stabbed By 12-Year-Old In Kentwood Dies

Police are investigating after a 12-year-old boy is accused of stabbing another child Monday evening. The victim, 9-year-old Michael Conner Verkerke, died Tuesday morning. 

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Last Minute 2014 Michigan Primary Election Primer [Video]

By Jo Anne Paul | WJIM-AM

For the first time in what is believed to be Michigan history, there is no primary challenge in the same year for the gubernatorial and U.S. Senate race.

And with the lack of big name candidates at the top of the ticket, there is concern the number of voters heading to the polls will hardly offset the cost of holding the elections.

Despite the significance of the outcome of the primary on Tuesday, fewer than one million voters in Michigan are likely to cast ballots, The Detroit News reported today. That would be even less than the all-time low numbers recorded in August 1990.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST Tuesday.

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More Details on Groundbreaking for Byron Township’s Tanger Outlet Mall

The Tanger Outlet Mall planned for Byron Township is about to take another step forward.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new mall is set for Thursday, August 21.

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Ionia County Sheriff’s Department Warns Residents Of Phone Scam

Ionia County Deputies are warning the community of a phone scam wherein people are being asked to send money from their bank accounts to avoid being arrested.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Conquers Movie Universe

Up until the day it opened, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' was a big question mark at the box office.

Could Marvel Studios continue its winning streak with a movie based on a practically unknown comic series that only has light connections to the rest of the films in their cinematic universe?

Early estimates had the film grossing $60 million over the weekend and that would have been perfectly OK. But then it went and eclipsed that estimate in every way.

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Tournament Week Arrives for Inaugural Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft [Video]

Tournament week has arrived for the inaugural Meijer LPGA Classic Presented by Kraft.

The 20th stop on the LPGA Tour, the Meijer LPGA Classic is being played Thursday through Aug. 10 at Blythefield Country Club. Walker-based Meijer's nudge for a community-focused LPGA tournament is that all proceeds benefit Meijer's Simply Give food pantry-supporting and hunger-fighting program.

Nine of the top 10 LPGA pros are in the 144-player field, including Stacy Lewis, the No. 1 female golfer in the world; U.S. Women’s Open champion Michelle Wie; rookie superstar Lydia Ko; and veterans such as Paula Creamer and Lexi Thompson.

Tickets for the Meijer Classic, which has a $1.5 million purse, are still available. Pre-tournament activities start Monday.

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Take New Survey to Help Influence Future Events in Grand Rapids

The City of Grand Rapids and Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. are asking residents to take a survey to help shape future events in Grand Rapids.

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Skunks Invading Grand Rapids, What to do if Skunks are on your Property

Skunk sightings are growing in Grand Rapids.

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Enjoy the Water [Sponsored]

Boaters should enjoy their time on the water, being smart and playing safely while on it.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, urges you to be smart while out boating, regardless of whether you're on an inland lake, river, stream, pond, rapids, creek, whitewater course or one of the Great Lakes like Lake Michigan.

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Baseball Greats Tom Brookes and Steve Garvey at the Whitecaps Tonight

It's going to be a great night at Fifth Third ballpark tonight. The Tiger Friday series continues with a dual appearance by baseball superstars Tom Brookens and Steve Garvey.

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