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Warm Weather Ahead Could Mean Flooding in Grand Rapids

The record setting snow and cold we've had this winter combined with a possible warm-up this week has created a risk of flooding in Grand Rapids.

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City of Grand Rapids Embraces New Fourth of July Weekend Festivities

The City of Grand Rapids today announced that Celebration on the Grand and the Fourth of July fireworks are being combined into a two-day event to be held annually the first Friday and Saturday of July.

With the shift, this year’s Celebration on the Grand activities will be held the evening of Friday, July 4. The Amway Family Fireworks event will cap off the event shortly after dusk Saturday, July 5. In addition, admission remains free to both downtown Grand Rapids events.

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Icy Michigan Winter Confusing Waterfowl – How You Can Help

Ice cover on the Great Lakes is confusing some waterfowl and causing them to become stranded.

Learn what you can do to help.

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Watch Animation of Great Lakes Ice Coverage Over Last 30 Days

Great Lakes ice coverage was measured at 80.4% on February 11.

That number has been growing quickly over the past 30 days.

See just how quickly with an animated graphic.

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Michigan Olympians Having Fun in Sochi

Years of training and hard work has lead to a trip to the Sochi Winter Olympics for many athletes with Michigan ties.

The competition is fierce, but that doesn't mean there's not time to have a little fun.

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Meijer State Games of Michigan - Winter Games
Meijer State Games of Michigan - Winter Games
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Meijer Winter State Games are This Weekend in West Michigan

This weekend, February 14-16, 2014 an estimated 2,000+ athletes from all corners of Michigan will come and represent 13 sports and compete in the inaugural Meijer State Games of Michigan - Winter Games.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Lego Movie’ Constructs Big Opening

And here we are: five weeks into the new year and we already have our first major blockbuster of 2014.

Early estimates had 'The LEGO Movie' opening big, but the animated adventure shattered all expectations this weekend, with universally positive reviews and word of mouth sending the film to a massive opening.

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West Michigan’s Deep Snow Creates Big Risk of Flooding

All of our piles of snow are going to melt some day.

If it happens all at once, we could have some big problems.

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Hunting Accidents Down in Michigan in 2013

The Michigan DNR reports the number of hunting incidents reported was down in 2013.

The total number of incidents was the lowest in years, but there was one fatality.

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Michigan Olympians on Twitter in Sochi, Russia

The world will be watching as hundreds of athletes compete at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

Team USA is sending 230 athletes, including 18 with Michigan ties.

Follow our Michigan Olympians through all of their triumphs and heartbreak in Sochi.

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CVS No Longer Selling Cigarettes and Tobacco Starting Oct. 1

A major drug store chain is taking a significant stand against smoking and the move is being applauded by the president.

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LaPorte County Sheriff's Office
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Ionia State Prison Escapee Caught in Northern Indiana [Video]

A convicted murderer who escaped late Sunday from the Ionia Correctional Facility has been caught in northern Indiana, authorities said Monday night.

Michael David Elliott, a 40-year-old serving a life sentence on four counts of murder, was caught in LaPorte, Ind., about 5:30 p.m. CDT Monday evening, the LaPorte County Sheriff's Office said.

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