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Omar Bermejo is representing the U.S. in the Sochi Winter Paralympics in Russia. (Photo: Mark Nadell/MacBeth Graphics)
Omar Bermejo is representing the U.S. in the Sochi Winter Paralympics in Russia. (Photo: Mark Nadell/MacBeth Graphics)
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Grand Rapids’ Omar Bermejo Competes for U.S. in Sochi Paralympic Winter Games [Video]

Omar Bermejo believes.

He believes he can overcome. He believes in himself.

That steadfastness and determination has brought the 31-year-old former Marine to surmount an amputation of part of a severed arm suffered in a June 2009 motorcycle accident. It has the Grand Rapids resident at the pinnacle competing representing the U.S. in two disciplines at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games in Russia.

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Two Michigan Men Charged With Illegally Buying Black Bear Parts

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reports two men have been arrested on charges of illegally buying Michigan black bears and black bear parts.

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images
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Heavy snow and ice expected to create large fish kill in Michigan

It is normal for snow and ice cover during long winters to kill fish and small aquatic creatures in Michigan.

This winter is expected to be especially tough.

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Matthew Cavanaugh, Getty Images
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Winter 2013-14 Second Snowiest on Record in Grand Rapids

It's the second snowiest winter on record in Grand Rapids and it's not over yet.

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Trooper Paul Butterfield
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Trooper Paul Butterfield (Photo: Michigan State Police)
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WZZM-13: Jury Finds Eric Knysz Guilty of Killing State Trooper Paul Butterfield

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Scott Olson, Getty Images
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Temperature Swings Create Big Changes in Great Lakes Ice Coverage

After hitting a seasonal high of 88.4% ice coverage over a week ago, ice on the Great Lakes melted quickly following warmer temperatures and rain.

Now ice coverage is climbing again.

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West Michigan Jobs

The West Michigan Jobs page is dedicated to helping Michiganders find the perfect job.

Our partner at Workbox Staffing is the title sponsor for this page, which provides job listings in a wide range of professions.

Townsquare Media also offers occasional job listings.

If you are an area business or employer and would like to have job listings from your firm listed here, fill out the form by clicking the button below.

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Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel, ‘The End of the Tour’ Filming in Grand Rapids

An independently-made film about a celebrated author's book tour at his fame's rise with the magazine writer who accompanied him recounting that five-day trek is being shot for about a month in greater Grand Rapids.

Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel, "The End of the Tour" is the story of the travels of novelist-writer David Foster Wallace (being portrayed by Segel) at the end of a 1996 book tour accompanied by Rolling Stone's David Lipsky (Eisenberg).

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Grand Rapids Police Arrest Suspect in Connection with Michigan State Student’s Slaying

A suspect in the fatal Jan. 31 shooting of a Michigan State University from Middleville in his East Lansing apartment has been arrested in Grand Rapids, according to Grand Rapids and East Lansing police.

Marquay Shaquilleedris McCoy, 19 was arrested about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at a Grand Rapids residence and was being held today in the Kent County Jail, authorities said today.

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Winter Olympics: Michigan’s Meryl Davis and Charlie White Win Ice Dancing Gold

An American ice dancing team from Michigan made history, and the U.S. and Russia finished Monday tied atop the medals table.

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

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Winter Olympics: U.S. Men’s Hockey Team Defeats Slovenia and Russia; Clinches Group

The U.S. men's hockey team remained undefeated with two weekend wins and The Netherlands claimed the overall medals lead at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.

Here's a recap of this weekend's action in Sochi.

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Joshua Lott, Getty Images
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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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