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Lavender the Cat Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Lavender, the cat, came calling today.

Lavender visited with Andy Rent as he talked about her on his Andy in the Morning show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
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Grand Rapids Ranked #3 in Nation for Businesses to Prosper

Grand Rapids surly is The Right Place! We are The Right Place, for the second consecutive year, because Area Development Magazine has ranked the Grand Rapids-Wyoming MSA as the third best area in the country for businesses to prosper. The sixth annual “Leading Locations” study was published on Area Development’s website this week.

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Elizabeth Lienau, GVSU
Elizabeth Lienau, GVSU
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GVSU Using Horses for Speech Therapy [Photos]

A Grand Valley State University professor is using an emerging speech-language therapy technique to help her patients improve their speech. She's using horses.

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Courtesy Photos
Courtesy Photos
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Jessica Heeringa Abduction – Jeffrey Willis’ Cousin Lied About His Involvement

Norton Shores Lt. Michael Kasher told a Muskegon County magistrate that Bluhm told investigators "Jeffrey Willis did do it," referring to the abduction of Jessica Heeringa.

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GVSU via YouTube
GVSU via YouTube
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GVSU’s New Video Board is Nine Times Bigger [Video]

Last week, Grand Valley State University announced that construction has begun on a new video board at Lubbers Stadium.

The new board will be 40 feet tall and 72.5 feet wide, making it nine times bigger than the last video board.

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Courtesy of the Michigan State Police
Courtesy of the Michigan State Police
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Police Seek Public’s Help in Finding Endangered Ionia County Man

Michael Dennis Turashoff, 47, left his home on Petrie Road in Sebewa Township early in the morning on Thursday, June 23. Police believe that Turashoff walked away from his home, but no one is sure where he went.

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Category: West Michigan News
Open carry gun rally in Austin, Texas.
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Battle Creek Bombers to Host ‘2nd Amendment’ Night

The Battle Creek Bombers are getting mixed reviews over their decision to hold a "2nd Amendment Education" night at their ballpark. The event is centered around education around guns, gun safety, and the 2nd Amendment.

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Category: West Michigan News
19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards - Show
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Amy Schumer Coming to Kalamazoo’s Wings Event Center October 5

Schumer's performance in Kalamazoo is part of her national #SchumerTour, which she announced on June 23rd via Facebook LIVE. The tour includes many locations around the United States, as well as a handful of international appearances.

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Thinkstock/Pietro Naj-Oleari
Thinkstock/Pietro Naj-Oleari
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Love Michigan and Save a Life With a Blood Donation

A Michigan summer is a beautiful thing. So is saving a life.

That is why Michigan Blood is inviting all of us to celebrate both during Michigan Blood’s ‘Love Michigan’ blood drives throughout the state over the Fourth of July weekend, June 30 – July  4.

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Camden Parks, Crash's Landing
Camden Parks, Crash's Landing
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Meet Budgie From Crash’s Landing

Is it time to welcome a new member into your family?

Adopt Budgie from Crash's Landing!

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Kalamazoo County Jail
Kalamazoo County Jail
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Kalamazoo Mother Charged With Murder in Connection to 4-Year-Old Daughter’s Death

Daveeta Lee Walker has been charged with two counts of felony murder, first-degree child abuse, and torture in connection to the death of her four-year-old daughter Kharisma Richardson.

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Category: West Michigan News
WZZM-13
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Jeffrey Willis Will Stand Trial in the Murder of Rebekah Bletsch

Wednesday experts testified that a folder labeled 'RSB' - Rebekah Bletsch's initials - was found on Willis' computer and it contained photos of her as well as wanted posters from after her murder.

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