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Grand Haven Musical Fountain to be Upgraded

Thousands have enjoyed the musical fountain in Grand Haven.

The Grand Haven Musical Fountain was built in 1963. It is the largest in the world of its kind and is about to undergo some changes.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Think Like a Man Too’ Schools ‘Jersey Boys’

Unless your movie was named 'Jersey Boys,' this was a pretty excellent weekend at the box office for all parties involved. A new film opened big in the number one spot, last week's champions held on strong, and others continued to perform well further down the charts. But boy, it really kinda' sucks to be 'Jersey Boys.'

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Army Spec. Mitchell Oliver Returns to Hometown of Greenville Through Fly A Soldier Home This Summer [Photos]

Deann Oliver greeted an unexpected soldier Saturday.

In helping welcome home returning U.S. military personnel at Gerald R. Ford International Airport, she was doing a supportive shift with fellow Blue Star Mothers of America members and Patriot Guard Riders. A handful of families had already been reunited with loved ones when her eyes fell on someone she wasn’t expecting to see until at least next week: U.S. Army Spec. Mitch Oliver. It was her son.

Deann shrieked with delight, clutching into her knees just beyond Gate B as others in two greeting lines, many holding and waving American flags, clapped, smiled and cried tears of joy. Also beaming was Mitch, who had a bouquet of red roses for his mother snuck to him by his father, Gary Oliver.

He was flown in through Fly A Soldier Home This Summer, a contest sponsored by Ed Koehn Automotive Group in conjunction with Classic Hits 98.7 WFGR and affiliated stations 97.9 WGRD, Channel 95.7 (WLHT), 100.5 The River (WTRV) and 1410 AM The Touch (WNWZ).

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ArtPrize 2010 Winner Chris LaPorte Returning to ArtPrize in 2014

Artist Chris LaPorte, winner of ArtPrize in 2010, is returning ArtPrize this fall with another large pencil on paper drawing.

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Gas Leak Leads To Evacuations In Downtown Ionia

UPDATE (12:55 p.m.): The evacuation order in downtown Ionia has been lifted.

Part of downtown Ionia has been evacuated following a gas leak Friday morning.

The Ionia County Sheriff's Department reported the leak around 10 a.m. and evacuated the are immediately.

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Be More Wary of Lightning in Summer [Sponsored]

This is the time of year when many love to relax and play out on the water.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, says to keep you and those around you safe on the water when boating.

Summer officially arrives at 10:51 a.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office.

In embracing summer and enjoying the great outdoors on the water and even at the beach, here's a tip good for boaters and beach-goers to help you stay safe out there.

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West Michigan Teen Killed In Wednesday Crash Was Texting While Driving

Police are saying that a teenager who died in an accident late Wednesday night was sending and receiving text messages just before the crash occurred.

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SCAM ALERT: Callers “Spoof” Kent County Sheriff’s Department Phone Number

Kent County authorities say scam artists are calling people and impersonating members of the Sheriff's Department and trying to con people out of their money.

Police say that the scammers are using the name of an employee of the department, and that they've also "spoofed" the department's phone number, which makes it so that when they call, the Sheriff's Department's number appears on caller ID.

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Ventra to bring up to 144 Jobs to Ionia

The Ionia County Economic Alliance and The Right Place, Inc. announced today that Ventra plans to invest up to $8.5 million to expand operations in the City of Ionia.

The expansion is expected to create up to 144 jobs.

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Founders Brewing Co. Announces New Beer To Benefit ArtPrize

Founders Brewing Co. will again team with ArtPrize for a special beer.

This year's ArtPrize beer is a "clean, rich, golden beer" named Mosaic Promise.

It's sales will benefit ArtPrize.

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Florida the Cat Visits on Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Trudy Ender, executive director of the Humane Society of West Michigan visited for Wet Nose Wednesday and brought Florida with her.

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Grand Rapids Public Schools Talks Budget Cuts [Video]

Facing a $13.5 million deficit due to a projected enrollment decline of 400 students, Grand Rapids Public Schools may have to make some tough decisions.

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