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Watch for Northern Lights in Michigan Tonight

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Space Weather Prediction Center has observed a severe geomagnetic storm.

The storm has raised Michigan's chances of seeing the northern lights tonight.

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Water Levels of Most West Michigan-Area Rivers Remaining Below Flood Stage

The National Weather Service reports that the Macatawa River near Zeeland is near flood stage, while most other regularly monitored river levels are lower.

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Tips to Avoid IRS Scams This Tax Season

It's not hard to believe that tax season is a scary time.

We're all stressed out over tax filing. What is hard to believe is the new component of tax time, identity theft and scams. We're hearing more and more stories about peoples refunds already taken by a scammer.

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Broadway Grand Rapids Announces Spectacular New Season [Video]

WOW! That's all I can say, wow! What a spectacular 2015-16 season Broadway Grand Rapids just announced.

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Michigan-Fuller Intersection in Grand Rapids will be Closed Two Weeks in April

Possibly the only not great thing about spring is that it marks the beginning of pothole and road construction season in West Michigan.

The City of Grand Rapids announced Monday that a major intersection in Grand Rapids will close for two weeks in April:

The corner of Michigan Street and Fuller Avenue NE will be getting a full concrete overhaul.

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Rockford-Sparta Wins Gymnastics State Title

It was an exciting end to the season as Rockford-Sparta High School gymnastics team won the state championship in Rockford on Friday.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Cinderella’ Reigns Supreme as Liam Neeson Turns Into a Pumpkin

Suddenly, Disney’s upcoming live action version of Beauty and the Beast is looking like a very wise move. After all, their new take on Cinderella shook the box office out of the doldrums, launching with numbers that feel more at home with the summer than March. Yes, it even took down that might spring movie season titan Liam Neeson.

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Police Are Looking for Grand Rapids Armed Robbery Suspect

Police are in pursuit of an armed bank robbery suspect Saturday in Grand Rapids.

According to WZZM-13, the suspect is armed with a shotgun. He was last seen near Dale and Plainfield around 9:30 a.m. after allegedly robbing the Kent County Credit Union, 1619 Plainfield Avenue NE in Grand Rapids.

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Patton Oswalt Literally Brings Down House at LaughFest Show When Backdrop Collapses

Anything can happen at a live show, including pieces of the set falling apart-- which is what happened at Pat Oswalt's LaughFest performance on Friday night.

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We’ve received a great deal of feedback from members who have asked for faster and easier ways to get access to the amazing prizes and VIP experiences regularly available to Loyal Listeners members.

In response, we will be discontinuing the poin

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Military Releases Names of U.S. Marines Killed In Chopper Crash

WWMT Newschannel 3 reports the names of the special forces Marines who were killed in a helicopter crash have been released, one being from West Michigan and two others from elsewhere in the state.

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New Movies (This Week) Include ‘Cinderella,’ ‘Run All Night’ and ‘It Follows’ [Video]

It's a good weekend for new movies, with Disney's retelling of Cinderella leading the way.

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