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RECALL: Fruit Sold At Costco, Trader Joe’s, Walmart

A company in California has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots (a type of plum) because of concerns of possible listeria contamination.

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Michigan State Little League Championship: Byron Township vs. Midland [Live Stream Video/Updates]

Michigan Little League State Final: Byron Township vs. Midland on WZZM-13

 

Byron Township versus Midland in the Michigan state Little League (Majors) tournament for 11- and 12-year-olds hosted by Roosevelt Park on Wednesday, July 23.

The game time is 10 a.m., and you can watch the live streaming video right here from our news-gathering partner, WZZM-13.

Go Byron Township!

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Miss Michigan On American Gas & Oil’s Citgo Circuit in West Michigan

Newly-crowned Miss Michigan KT Maviglia is hitting 10 West Michigan locations this week to help tout American Gas & Oil's conversion of 19 locally-owned gas stations the Citgo brand.

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Michigan Ranks 32nd in U.S. for Overall Child Well-Being [Infographic]

Michigan ranks 32nd in the 25th annual KIDS COUNT report on overall child well-being from the Michigan League for Public Policy.

The report ranks all 50 states and considers education, economic well-being, health, and family/community.

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American Red Cross Makes Urgent Plea For Blood Donors

The American Red Cross is making an urgent plea for people of all types to give blood as it faces what it is calling a “looming shortage”.

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WZZM-13: Disturbing Details Revealed in Deaths of Wyoming Victims [Video]

By Bob Brenzing and Christa E Graban | WZZM-13

Wyoming police have released more details about last week's triple homicide.

Brooke Slocum, 18, and Charles Oppenneer, 25, were killed last week. Slocum's soon-to-be born baby also died.

Brady Oestrike, the suspect in the murders, took his own life on Thursday (July 17) after a chase with police.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Purge: Anarchy’ Can’t Wipe Out ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

Despite three very different new challengers, 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' continued to rule over the box office this weekend. This doesn't spell disaster for the newcomers, but it does spell further success for the sequel to 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes,' which is riding extremely positive word of mouth to a big box office tally.

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On Tap with Summer Craft Beer Festival 2014 [Photos]

John Ball Park was the venue and craft beers were the main course Saturday.

The fourth annual Summer Craft Beer Festival poured, played, entertained and fed hundreds from across Grand Rapids, West Michigan and beyond on a summery afternoon and early evening with sunshine and temperatures creeping into the low 80s.

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West Michigan Whitecaps Host First 3-D Printed T-Ball Game Tonight [Video]

Baseball is a sport that has been built on traditions for more than 150 years. Tonight, tradition will meet the future when the West Michigan Whitecaps host the first-ever game played by using equipment printed by 3D, or additive manufacturing, technology.

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Road Closures Planned in Grand Rapids This Weekend

Road crews are going to be pretty busy this weekend.

There will be a ramp closure on US-131 in downtown Grand Rapids, plus lane closures at tons of locations around the city. Here's the full list from MDOT:

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New Movies This Week: ‘The Purge: Anarchy,’ ‘Planes: Fire and Rescue’ and ‘Sex Tape’ [Video]

A crime thriller, an animated romp and a raunchy comedy—just the dose of variety the movie doctor ordered for what's been a rather bland summer season at cinemas so far.

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Looking Forward to the Next Holiday Weekend: Labor Day

The summer is midway through practically, although it's only mid-July.

That's what we get for starting the season with Memorial Day instead of the official start of summer with the summer solstice.

Soon, Labor Day will be upon us here in West Michigan, which means a long, last weekend of summer and more time off for the rank and file.

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