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The Cowboys Could Be the NFC’s Best Team, Other Interesting Storylines of NFL Week 6

Division battles are heating up, and the 2014 NFL season is nearing its halfway point. Here's a preview of this week's most interesting storylines:

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2015 Induction Nominees

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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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Kathryn Trumbull Fimreite's 'My Norwegian Pram' -- Matt Milhouse/100.5 The River
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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On October 9

This is the last day to vote for ArtPrize 2014.

Today (Thursday, Oct. 9) is the 16th day of ArtPrize's 19-day run, with 1,825 artists represented by 1,536 entries at 174 venues in downtown Grand Rapids and Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

The ArtPrize 2014finalists for public voting and juried honors are in, and the top 20 in four categories on both lists get narrowed down through 11:59 p.m. tonight.

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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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Grand Rapids Griffins’ Season Home Opener Is This Friday

This Friday marks the 19th home opener for your Grand Rapids Griffins at Van Andel Arena!

To celebrate the start of the season, the Griffs have tons of fun planned for fans who come to cheer on their team Friday night.

First and foremost, this game is expected to sell out, so you'll want to get your tickets early from the Griffins website or at the Van Andel Arena box office.

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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On October 8

There are just two more days to vote for ArtPrize 2014.

Today (Wednesday, Oct. 8) is the 15th day of ArtPrize's 19-day run, with 1,825 artists represented by 1,536 entries at 174 venues in downtown Grand Rapids and Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

The ArtPrize 2014finalists for public voting and juried honors are in, and the top 20 in four categories on both lists get narrowed down through 11:59 p.m. Thursday.

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Detroit Lions Sign Kicker Matt Prater to One-Year Deal

Detroit Lions fans rejoice! It looks like we (might) finally have a reliable kicker!

On Tuesday evening, it was announced that the Lions have signed former Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater to a one-year contract. 

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ArtPrize 2014: More Images in ‘ArtPrize 2014′ [Video]

ArtPrize 2014 has been a cornucopia of images in its first two weeks.

Pure Michigan is highlighting those images in a video it just published about ArtPrize.

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Bank Robbed In Southern Kent County; Suspect At Large

UPDATE: The suspect in a Tuesday morning bank robbery has been aprehended.

Kent County detectives in an unmarked vehicle spotted the suspect and called GRPD, asking for Grand Rapids units to conduct a traffic stop. Police arrested the suspect and one of the three other people who were in his car. That second person's connection to the case wasn't immediately specified.

Investigators say the suspect was taken to a hospital, because of something he ingested.

Authorities, including federal law enforcement, continue investigating.

Police have responded to a bank robbery in southern Kent County, WZZM-13 reports.

The Bank of America branch at 6737 S. Division Avenue in Cutlerville near the intersection of 68th Street and Division was robbed at around 11 a.m. Tuesday.

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Wednesday Morning’s Lunar Eclipse Will Create ‘Blood Moon’

 

The second (and last) total lunar eclipse of 2014 will be happening early Wednesday morning, just before sunrise here in the Eastern Time Zone. During the eclipse, the moon will appear a coppery red color, which is referred to as a "blood moon". The moon will appear red because of all the sunsets and sunrises from the Earth that will reflect onto the moon's surface. 

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ArtPrize Up Close: Chris LaPorte Talks 2014 Entry, New Studio, Winning in 2010 and More [Video]

Chris LaPorte is back at ArtPrize in 2014 with "Family Room; Lineage". He talked with us about his latest piece, what's changed since winning in 2010, and plans for a new studio.

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