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New Movies (This Week) Include: ‘Paddington,’ ‘American Sniper’ and ‘Still Alice’ [Video]

Bruce Willis, Nicole Kidman, Chris Hemsworth, Ewan McGregor and Bradley Cooper are among the stars in this week's new movies.

This week's releases include "Paddington," "American Sniper," "Still Alice" and more.

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Grandville Bowling’s Josh Kukla Named High School Athlete of the Week

Josh Kukla, who leads Grandville High School boys' bowling squad and is the defending MHSAA Division I singles champion, is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Judge Rules Michigan Must Recognize 300 Same-sex Marriages

A federal judge has validated 300 same-sex marriages in Michigan. In his ruling, he called the marriages a "fundamental right."

"In these circumstances, what the state has joined together, it may not put asunder.," U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman stated.

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Republican National Committee Votes to Censure West Michigan’s Dave Agema

The Republican National Committee's has formally censured West Michigan's Dave Agema for what they called "harmful rhetoric" and demanded his resignation.

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Grand Rapids Big Game Squares Promotion Official Rules

GRAND RAPIDS BIG GAME SQUARES PROMOTION OFFICIAL RULES
“Grand Rapids Big Game Squares Promotion”

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. PROMOTION BEGINS ON JANUARY 15,

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Former Catholic Central Tutor Gets Up to 25 Years in Prison for Sex Crimes Against Student

On Wednesday, former Catholic Central High School tutor Abigail Simons was sentenced by a Kent County Circuit Court judge to eight to 25 years in prison for having a sexual relationship with a minor, WZZM-13 reported.

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Grand Rapids Griffins Battle Rockford IceHogs on Twitter

The Grand Rapids Griffins and Rockford IceHogs have a history of mixing it up on the ice.

Today, the rivalry carried over onto Twitter.

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Grand Rapids’ Murder Rate Drops to Lowest Level in 50 Years

The murder rate in Grand Rapids has dropped to its lowest level in 50 years.

The Grand Rapids Police Department released 2014 statistics Wednesday morning. In 2014, there were only six murders in Grand Rapids. In 2013, Grand Rapids saw 17 murders. Over the last 24 years, Grand Rapids has averaged just over 17 murders per year.

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Beverly Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Beverly, a two-year old Beagle, came calling today for my "Andy in the Morning" show's Wet Nose Wednesday.

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Michigan’s 2014 Experimental Duck Hunt a Success

Michigan, Iowa and Wisconsin were the only states authorized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to implement a three-year experimental duck hunt.

2014 was the first year of the hunt which is being called a success.

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West Michigan Whitecaps, Detroit Tigers Extend Contract to 2020

The Detroit Tigers and West Michigan Whitecaps announced today that it has agreed to a two-year extension of its player development contract.

The agreement will keep Detroit Tigers prospects playing at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park through the 2020 season.

Tigers Director of Minor League Operations Dan Lunetta said that moving forward with the Whitecaps was an easy decision.

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Five Ways to Save Money on Winter Heating

This winter has brought colder-than-normal temperatures to West Michigan.

We have some tips on how to stay warm and save money.

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