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Last Gasp of Summer: Looking Forward to Labor Day Weekend

Drat. Summer is almost done.

Schools go back next week, at least those who aren't on year-round schedules.

Labor Dayis upon us here in West Michigan, which means one long, last weekend of summer and more time off for the rank and file.

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Meet Grebe – Wendy’s Pet Of The Week

Every Wednesday, the folks from the Humane Society of West Michigan stop by and bring me a new friend to be named as “Wendy’s Pet Of The Week”. This week, Heather from the Humane Society stopped by with Grebe!

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Missing 14-Year-Old From Marshall Found Safe In Atlanta

Hannah Marie Amaro, the 14-year-old girl missing since Saturday from Marshall, was located with a 29-year-old man at an Atlanta-area hotel on Tuesday.

The girl was located by authorities at a hotel in Georgia Tuesday afternoon, Marshall Police Chief Jim Schwartz said during a press conference Tuesday evening. She appeared to be fine, according the the Chief, but will be checked out at a hospital.

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Police Update The Public On The Case Of Missing 14-Year-Old From Marshall

In a press conference held on Saturday afternoon, the Marshall Police Department and the Michigan State Police updated the public on the ongoing investigation into missing 14-year-old Hannah Marie Amaro.

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ArtPrize Announces 2014 Concert Series

Music has become a bigger part of ArtPrize since the first year.

That trend should continue this year.

ArtPrize has announced the dates and performers for the 2014 ArtPrize Concert Series.

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Cops Searching For Missing 14-Year Old Girl From Marshall

MSP and the FBI have not gotten involved in the search for a 14-year-old girl from Marshall, Michigan, who went missing on Saturday.

Hannah Amaro was last seen Saturday in Marshall but hasn't had contact with friends or relatives since then

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Big Decline in Monarch Butterflies in West Michigan

Several factors have led to a sharp decline in the number of monarch butterflies migrating to West Michigan.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Reigns Supreme

You can tell the summer movie season is coming to an end because the weekend box office has stopped being exciting and has starting becoming sad and weird. The past two weeks have seen several major movies bomb, but nothing could have prepared us for 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.'

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New Movies This Week: ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,’ ‘If I Stay’ and ‘When the Game Stands Tall’ [Video]

Three new movies hit theaters this coming weekend—a comic book sequel (yes, another one), a teen tearjerker and an inspiring high-school football tale.

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100.5 The River’s Tom Cook Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge [Video]

100.5 The River's Tom Cook took on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Thursday after being challenged by Wendy Reed, from sister station Channel 95.7.

One word: Splash!

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The Rapid’s New Silver Line Promises More Efficient Commute [Infographic/Video]

Monday marks the debut of The Rapid's new $39 million Silver Line, which is described as the area's first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT).

The bottom line is this: You'll be able to get from 60th Street to Michigan Street NE and the Medical Mile in less than a half hour. That is 40 percent faster than you can get there using current bus routes with The Rapid.

And like everything else in Grand Rapids -- Beer City USA, there's a brew to celebrate the occasion!

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Stores Announced for Tanger Outlets Mall in Byron Township

Today was the groundbreaking ceremony for the Tanger Outlets mall scheduled to open in Byron Township in the fall of 2015.

Stores coming to the mall were announced at the ceremony.

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