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Share your Whitecaps memories on Opening Day 2014

The Whitecaps have been a part of West Michigan since 1994.

Thousands have made countless memories with the Whitecaps over the years.

As the 2014 season begins, share your favorite memories of the Whitecaps.

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New Checkout System Being Tested at Meijer in Jenison

A new checkout system has made it's debut at Meijer in Jenison.

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Photo courtesy of Chris (my boyfriend)
Photo courtesy of Chris (my boyfriend)
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West Michigan Whitecaps Rebuild Fifth/Third Ballpark [Video/Photos]

Following the fire in January that devastated many in West Michigan and left Fifth/Third Ballpark in a state that had many of us wondering if Opening Day would happen on time, the West Michigan Whitecaps have been hard at work rebuilding their home.

Opening Day for the Whitecaps at Fifth/Third Ballpark in Comstock Park is Tuesday, and West Michiganders are eagerly awaiting their first look at the revamped ballpark. I managed to get some sneak peek photos of the rebuild courtesy of my boyfriend (he's been on the crew rebuilding the park).

Check out the progress after the jump!

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Body Of Missing Kalamazoo Doctor Teleka Patrick Possibly Found In Indiana

UPDATE: (5:00 p.m.) Teleka Patrick's family has told WZZM-13 that they are "in mourning assuming the body may be that of Teleka."

UPDATE: (4:25 p.m.) The Patrick family has released a statement saying that they still don't know for certain that the body found is that of the missing Kalamazoo woman:
Our family was informed that a body was found that may be our daughter Teleka Patrick. We are waiting for official confirmation from the Kalamazoo Sheriff's Department and have no comment at this time. Thank you for your continued prayers - we ask that you respect our privacy at this difficult time.
(3:45 p.m.) The body of missing Kalamazoo doctor Teleka Patrick has possibly been located in a lake in Indiana near where her car was found abandoned.

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Michigan State Geographic Bee at Western Michigan University on April 4

For the seventh straight year, Western Michigan University will host the Michigan State Geographic Bee.

Students will compete for the opportunity to travel to the National Geographic Bee in Washington D.C.

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Grand Rapids Winter Weather Advisory Issued, with Freezing Rain and Gusty Winds Forecast

While the calendar might indicate spring, the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office this afternoon issued a winter weather advisory for Thursday and Friday.

A pair of late-season winter storms are bringing freezing rain and gusty winds early Thursday and again early Friday to Grand Rapids and West Michigan.

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West Michigan’s Worst Pothole Contest’s Winner Is From Holland: Cody Overway

There are definitely some rim-rattling potholes to be found in greater Grand Rapids and across West Michigan.

It's not difficult to find those stinkin' tire-killers! Just go out and drive a little.

More than 140 entries from across Michigan were shared of what were believed the worst potholes around and entered for West Michigan's Worst Pothole Contest, sponsored by Schneider Tire Outlet, Inc., of Marne.

After poring through those eye-opening entries, West Michigan's Worst Pothole is found in Holland.

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The Atlantic Calls Western Michigan University’s Education Degree ‘Waste of Money’

The Atlantic magazine has published a report of the college degrees with the best and worst values in the country.

Western Michigan University's undergraduate education program for out-of-state students was listed among the worst in the country.

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Monday’s warm temperatures fall far short of record highs in West Michigan

West Michigan enjoyed the warmest temperatures we've seen in months on Monday, March 31.

It was nice, but not even close to record highs.

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Today’s the Deadline to Enroll In Obamacare

You've heard it talked about non-stop for months (if not years, it seems).

Today is the deadline for all Americans to enroll in what many (if not most) refer to as "Obamacare".

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Warmer weather has Kent County workers patching potholes

High temperatures are hitting over 60 degrees today in West Michigan.

The warm weather brings outdoor fun for some and more work for others.

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Go Orange Day in West Michigan

Thousands of students, businesses, and individuals are wearing orange today to raise awareness of childhood hunger in West Michigan.

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