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East Kentwood Teen’s Throwback Photo Goes Viral [Video]

Tara Hunt is heading into her senior year at East Kentwood High, so she decided to have a little fun by recreating her awesome kindergarten photo that has been sitting in the fireplace mantle in her home since she was five.

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A World Without Language Barriers is Closer Than you Think [Video]

 

Imagine being able to understand someone speaking in a foreign language without actually having to learn that language. Amazing, right? And, imagine that it all happens when you simply wear a little ear piece. Now, imagine that this is all true!

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The Last Ever VCRs are About to Be Created

Still have a bunch of movies on VHS laying around? Think you might want to watch them again in the future? Well, if you don't have a working VCR, you're going to want to get your hands on one soon because the last ever VCRs are being manufactured this month.

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Grand Rapids on Tap and Pokemon Go Are Coming to Calder Plaza This Saturday

Grand Rapids on Tap is this Saturday! This year it's being held at Calder Plaza, which also happens to be a great spot to hunt for Pokemon. Craft beer and Pokemon Go, what could be better?

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Pokemon GO App Popularity Soars As Australians Join Worldwide Craze
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Thousands Heading Into Downtown Grand Rapids Tonight To Play Pokemon Go

It's not enough that Pokemon Go players have infiltrated my early morning hours downtown, now they're planning a mass gathering Friday night that may draw over 4,000 people.

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A Michigan Man Lived For Almost a Year and a Half Without a Heart [Video]

I've been called heartless, but it's always been a figure of speech. A Michigan man suffering from a debilitating disease actually was heartless. While waiting for a transplant, doctors kept him alive without a heart for 17 months!

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‘Roll Cloud’ Rolls In Over Lake Michigan [Video]

Saturday was a humid day throughout the state, and late in the day it cooled off dramatically. This is usually the result of a thunderstorm, but sometimes before the storm front hits, the cooling will cause arcus or 'roll' clouds to form. They don't happen often, but when they do, it's pretty cool.

Here's some footage of a roll cloud over Lake Michigan from Saturday afternoon.

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California Tightens Policy For Hybird Drivers Access To Carpool Lanes
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New Ride Share App To Debut In Grand Rapids

Tired of Uber surge charges that add to the cost of your ride? So is James Matthews. That's why he's debuting a new ride share app in Grand Rapids called SteadyFare. 

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Arctic Air Mass Brings Deep Freeze To Milwaukee
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Michigan’s Changing Climate: Shorter Winters, Wetter Summers

Any Michigan resident will tell you that the weather here is more than a little messed up. Now we have proof.

Scientists studying data from 1951 to 2010 have found that Michigan's climate is changing. Is getting better or worse? That may depend on how much you love winter.

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Suspect Arrested In Las Vegas Road Rage Incident
Not a Jeremy, or is it? Maybe he's lying. (Photo: Getty Images)
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The Most Common Name For a Criminal in Michigan Is…

The folks at Protection One have determined the most common names of criminals in each of the fifty states. And you can also search to see how criminal your own name is.

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Michiganders Love Complaining About Their Jobs On Twitter [Video]

How you feel about your job and how much you share those thoughts on social media might have something to do with where you live. New research from Hloom, a company that provides free Microsoft templates, used Twitter to figure out where people hate their jobs most and tweet about it.

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Meet Piper, The Super Cool Bird Chasing King of a Michigan Airport [Video]

Piper the dog has the best job in the world. He chases birds off the runway at the Cherry Capitol Airport in Traverse City. For years, he's been a local hero, but thanks to an Instagram post, he's gone nationwide.

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