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Some Driver Responsibility Fees in Michigan Can Get Waived with Community Service

Michigan drivers are allowed to perform community service to waive driver responsibility fees for certain violations.

Learn how it works.

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Vanessa Williams Joining Grand Rapids Symphony for Symphony with Soul

Special guest Vanessa Williams is joining the Grand Rapids Symphony on Feb. 28 for the 14th annual Symphony with Soul.

The community celebration of African-American musical expression is at 8 p.m. EST at DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Avenue NW in Grand Rapids, with tickets still available.

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The Kalamazoo Promise Turns 10 Years Old

This year, The Kalamazoo Promise -- a program where anonymous donors put college education within the reach of every child in Kalamazoo Public Schools -- is celebrating a decade and the fact it has handed out nearly 4,000 scholarships in the past 10 years.

Because of the Kalamazoo Promise, graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools can count on full-tuition scholarships to any community college, public university or, new this year, a select group of private colleges in Michigan.

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Tyree Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

This is Tyree, a 3 and 1/2-year old Black-Lab mix!

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Bryan Adams Announces Dates For ‘Reckless’ 30th Anniversary Tour [Video]

Bryan Adams is hitting the road in April to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his iconic rock album, Reckless.

The tour kicks off on April 11 in Houston and includes a July 23 performance at DTE Energy Theatre in Clarkston.

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Traverse City Man Advances on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ [Video]

Joshua Davis auditioned on NBC's hit talent show "The Voice" Monday night, choosing to go with Team Blake after wowing the panel with his rendition of Bob Dylan's "I Shall Be Released".

Joshua currently resides in Traverse City, but has toured the state with the Lansing based band Steppin' In It for years.

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Mini Meth Lab Explodes at Walker Motel

A blaze struck America's Best Value Inn and Suites early Tuesday in Walker, authorities said.

When firefighters arrived around 12:15 a.m., they found remnants of a blaze that had been put out with a fire extinguisher, WZZM-13 reported.

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Social Kitchen & Bar Coming to Downtown Market in Grand Rapids

Downtown Market has announced a new restaurant opening this year.

Social Kitchen & Bar will open at Downtown Market late this summer or in fall.

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2015 Oscars: J.K. Simmons Wins Best Supporting Actor

It seemed inevitable, and there were some other great contenders, but J.K. Simmons has been awarded the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor at the 2015 Academy Awards. Simmons took home the statue for his fantastic, unnerving role as Fletcher, the intimidating band instructor in Whiplash.

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16-Year-Old Detroit Teen Is Running His Own Record Label

One industrious Detroit teen decided to make his love of vinyl his profession by starting his own record label, Jett Plastic Recordings.

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Boxing Champ Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Agrees to Fight Manny Pacquaio for World Welterweight Title in May

Undefeated professional boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr., is returning to the ring in May.

The 37-year-old Grand Rapids native, now of Las Vegas, has agreed to box Manny Pacquaio in a welterweight world championship unification bout on May 2 to be broadcast live on pay-per-view.

The fight is to be at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

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‘Preachers of Detroit’ Premieres on Oxygen [Video]

Oxygen Media is expanding the network’s popular "Preachers" franchise to Motown with the season premiere Friday night of “Preachers of Detroit."

The series, based in Detroit, focuses on themes of faith, family, and friendship as seven men and women of the cloth share their lives, transformations and triumphs in and out of the pulpit. It airs at 8 p.m. EST Friday.

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