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West Michigan Students and Universities Holding MLK Day Events

Today we remember Martin Luther King Jr. and what he meant to our country and the civil rights movement.

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Reports of Flu-like Illness Trending Down in Michigan as H1N1 Deaths Increase

Reports of flu-like illness declined in Michigan for the second straight week while deaths from H1N1 have increased.

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2014 Expected to Bring Job Growth to Ottawa County

Ottawa County experienced job growth in 2013.

That trend is expected to continue in 2014.

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North American International Auto Show: Cars Are the Stars [Video]

The 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit kicked off Monday with news media preview days.

Monday and Tuesday are the two days when automakers introduce their new products to the world via the media. The show for the general public opens Saturday, and runs through runs through Jan. 26 at Cobo Center.

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2014 Downtown Holland Ice Sculpting Competition [Photos]

Temperatures were a little warmer than hoped for at the 2014 Downtown Holland Ice Sculpting Competition, but the event was still a big success.

Check out some memorable photos from the ice sculpting competition.

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Weather Leads To Blood Shortage In West Michigan – Donors Needed

This winter's tough conditions have closed schools and businesses.

It has also caused a blood shortage in West Michigan, creating an immediate need for blood donors.

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Detroit Tigers Ace Max Scherzer Headlines Whitecaps Winter Baseball Banquet

American League Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer headlines the first West Michigan Whitecaps event after the Fifth Third Ballpark blaze last Friday and the polar vortex.

The Detroit Tigers ace is part of the 20-member Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan for the 20th annual Whitecaps Winter Baseball Banquet, which is Jan. 23 at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.

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Police Believe Ottawa County Man Found in Snow Clubbed to Death [Video]

His Park Township family says they can't imagine who would kill Jose Hernandez, our news-gathering partner WZZM-13 reports.

The body of Hernandez, 38, was discovered late Monday night near his Amberwood Apartments residence on 152nd Avenue

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Greater Grand Rapids: Top 5 Weather Events of 2013 [Video]

It was a year for the record books in 2013 in West Michigan.

At least so says the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office, which issued its annual climate summary report this week.

There was the April flooding that swamped locales along the Grand River and other area tributaries

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Weather Alert: It’s Still Winter [Video]

The arctic blast gripping Grand Rapids and West Michigan is expected to loosen today, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office and WZZM-TV, Channel 13.

The temperature reached a high of 8 degrees and a low a minus-1 degree Tuesday, with wind chills as low a 20 degrees-plus below zero at Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids.

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Best Sledding Hills in West Michigan

Ran out of video games to play? Movies to watch? Sick of the treadmill?

Why don't you get outside and do some outdoor activity?

I know the snow is dreadful and it is of course, cold. But you have to look past that and enjoy the snow for what it is

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Greater Grand Rapids: Stuck in Polar Mode [Video]

Good morning. Welcome to the artic. You've been officially temporarily moved to a polar region.

Michigan and the Midwest are stuck in a polar vortex, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office. Typically, such an arctic blast -- or wintry hurricane -- only hits northeastern Canada a la Ontario, Quebec and regions further north.

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