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100.5 The River’s Summer Vacation Fund $10,000 Winner Announced

Congratulations to Jennifer Melton.

She's won $10,000 in 100.5 The River's Summer Vacation Fund cash contest!

Jennifer was driving when we called her to share the news.

Just imagine getting that call on your way to work, right?

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Grand Rapids Vying Against San Diego, Oklahoma City and Others in Bid for 2017 State Games of America

The State Games of America brings over 10,000 athletes together to compete in dozens of events.

Those athletes and over $5 million of spending could be coming to Grand Rapids in 2017.

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East Kentwood and Zeeland West Win Boys Track & Field State Championships

The Michigan High School Boys and Girls Track & Field State Championships were decided over the weekend.

East Kentwood and Zeeland West Boys Track & Field teams each brought home championships!

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Grand Rapids National Weather Service: Torrential Downpours and Isolated Severe Storms Today

The National Weather Service's Grand Rapids office reports:
Potential for torrential downpours and isolated severe storms this afternoon and evening."

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School Bus And SUV Crash In Ottawa County

A vehicle collided with a Hudsonville Public Schools bus with six kids on board on Thursday afternoon.

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Fifth Third Ballpark Rebuilding Complete

Fire damaged the West Michigan Whitecaps home park, Fifth Third Ballpark, on January 3.

The season began on April 8 while repairs on the first base concourse and suites continued.

Repairs are now complete and the new suites are open at Fifth Third Ballpark.

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Grand Rapids’ Ferris Coffee & Nut Company Acquires Holland’s JP’s Coffee

Ferris Coffee & Nut Company today announced it has acquired Holland‐based JP's Coffee and Espresso Bar.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Rules

The Memorial Day weekend brought with it the third Marvel superhero movie of 2014 and like 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' and 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' opened to over $90 million at the box office. Sure, people online keep on wondering if audiences are getting tired of comic book films, but the box office keeps on saying otherwise.

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New Movies This Week: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ and ‘Blended’ [Video]

It's been like three whole weeks since we've had a new major comic-book movie hit theaters, so you can all relax now—the X-Men are back! As are Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, in their their third rom-com together.

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RECALL ALERT: Hummus Sold At Target, Trader Joe’s

Lansal, Inc. is recalling 10 different types of hummus and dip products due to possible Listeria contamination.

A total of 14,860 pounds of product is being recalled, including brands sold at Target and Trader Joe’s.

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All-New Meteor Shower – Camelopardalid – Will Be Visible Friday Night & Saturday Morning

An all-new meteor shower is expected to happen Friday night and into early Saturday morning. Here is what you need to know about the Camelopardalid meteor shower: 

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West Michigan Memorial Day Parades – 2014

Memorial Day is May 26.

West Michigan will remember those who died while serving our country at a variety of events.

Prepare to honor those who have given so much and view our list of Memorial Day parades in West Michigan.

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