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Rate of Flu in Kent County Highest Since H1N1 in 2009

 

The flu continues to spread quickly across Michigan and Kent County.

17% of emergency visits in Kent County last week were for flu-like symptoms, the highest rate recorded by the Kent County Health Department since 2009.

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The Detroit Free Press Puts Wrong Harbaugh Brother On Front Page

Jim Harbaugh has been let go by the San Francisco 49ers and it has been widely reported/speculated that he will take over as head coach at the University of Michigan.

The Detroit Free Press decided to report this bit of news on their front page on Monday. Only problem? They used a photo of the wrong Harbaugh brother to accompany their story. 

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Playoff Field Is Set, Other Things We Learned In NFL Week 17

The 2014 NFL regular season ended on Sunday, as all remaining playoff spots were claimed and several division titles were decided -- including the NFC North by the Green Bay Packers with their 30-20 win over the Detroit Lions.

Here's a recap of the day's action.

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100.5 The River’s Top Topics for 2014

It never hurts to take a look back, right?

Check out 100.5 The River's top topics for 2014.

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Two Playoff Spots Are Still Up for Grabs, Other Things To Know About NFL Week 17

Each conference has a playoff spot open as the NFL readies for its final week of the 2014 regular season. Here are this week’s most interesting storylines.

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Spectrum Health Releases List Of Top Baby Names For 2014

What were the most popular baby names in West Michigan in 2014? Well, according to the birth records at Spectrum Health, Olivia and Noah were the most popular for boys and girls respectively.

This year, there are several newcomers to the girl’s list, including Avery, Ella and Nora. Some new boy names also took over the list in 2014 – William, Caleb, Carter, Henry, Benjamin and Jackson were all added this year.

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Central Michigan Loses 49-48 to Western Kentucky in Popeyes Bahamas Bowl After Trailing by 35 [Video]

An exciting comeback fell just short as Central Michigan failed to convert on a two-point conversion with no time left and lost to Western Kentucky, 49-48.

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New Movies (This Week): ‘American Sniper,’ ‘Big Eyes,’ ‘The Interview,’ ‘Into The Woods,’ ‘Selma’ and ‘Unbroken’ [Video]

This is the week when "The Interview" was going to be released, but some hackers infiltrated Sony Pictures Entertainment's computers, made some threats and got the farce about an assassination plot against North Korean leader Kim Jong-un by two American journalists -- starring Seth Rogen and James Franco -- canceled.

Well, actually, Sony Pictures Entertainment now says it is going to release "The Interview" in limited theatrical release on Dec. 25. Whatever.

Either way, there are still plenty of other films coming out on Christmas Day (Thursday): about a Navy S.E.A.L. sniper, a painter who ran into legal troubles and rediscovered herself, a witch involved with characters from children's stories, the civil rights marches of the 1960s and a U.S. Olympian captured by the Japanese during World War II

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Last-Minute Christmas Shopping Primer/Countdown

Crunch time is here for Christmas because it's Christmas week.

You've only got until Christmas Eve to do your shopping for Christmas.

Here's a list of some stores and restaurants to help you finish up your Christmas shopping.

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At Home for the Holidays: Pumpkin Spiced Oat Bread

By Laurenda Marie Bennett

I know I’m not the only one that becomes absolutely pumpkin obsessed around the holidays.

Am I right?

There is just something about the season that makes me want to consume pumpkin in every single form.

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‘The Interview’ Is Opening on Christmas After All (In Some Theaters and on Video on Demand)

It looks like "The Interview" -- Seth Rogen’s ultra-controversial comedy about an American assassination attempt on North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un — will open on Christmas after all.

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See Santa and His Reindeer Online [Video]

Santa and has reindeer--Rudolph included--have set up shop in the 21st Century. On the internet. From the North Pole. Ahh, technology!

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