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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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Courtesy of The Ottawa County Sheriff
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Elderly Jenison Woman Missing

The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in finding a missing Jenison woman.

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Remember That Personal Watercraft Is a Boat [Sponsored]

There's plenty of summertime left and lots of boating still to be done.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, urges you to say safe as possible when boating.

Caution and common sense are necessary, regardless of whether you're using a powerboat, a sailboat, a pontoon, a fishing boat, a ski boat or personal watercraft.

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Michigan Works! Holds Event to Help Laid-Off Lamar Construction Workers

Last week, Lamar Construction shut down its construction and structural steel divisions and filed for bankruptcy, leaving almost 180 West Michigan residents unemployed. The Ottawa County Michigan Works! office plans to hold an event next week to offer some help for those who lost their jobs. 

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Xavi Gomez, Getty Images
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Vote for New Hudsonville Ice Cream Flavor

What does winter taste like in West Michigan?

I know, it's only July, we shouldn't even be thinking about winter yet! But what if it involves ice cream?

Hudsonville Ice Cream and Pure Michigan have teamed up to find a new flavor for the winter season. Cast your vote for what you think should be the next Hudsonville ice cream!

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Derek Jeter Tribute Shows Respect from Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Jay Z, Others [Video]

New York Yankees icon Derek Jeter has had a charmed baseball career, we all know that. He gets the ultimate thank you in this moving commercial thanking him.

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Kentwood Tornado Assistance Meeting Tonight

Kentwood residents affected by  the tornado that struck the area Sunday, July 6 are invited to a community resource meeting. It's 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 14, at Kelloggsville Christian Reformed Church, located at 610 52nd St SE (map). 

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Hazardous Swimming Conditions Expected in Lake Michigan [Video]

Heads up if you're heading to the Michigan lakeshore later today and Tuesday!

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Conquers All

Riding a huge wave of strong reviews and even stronger buzz, 'Dawn of the Planet Apes' opened big for a non-superhero, non-Transformers movie, leading a top 10 that's full of just as many hits as misses. How about we just start at the top and work our way through?

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