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Road work on Lake Michigan Drive to be discussed on April 22

Road construction season is getting busier and the headaches that come with it are getting more frequent.

One upcoming project involves work on Lake Michigan Drive.

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Memorial Service For ‘Princess Lacey’ Thursday Night At MSU

The 8-year-old Michigan State basketball fan whose battle with cancer inspired the team's players, coaches and many more across the country will be honored by thousands of her closest friends at a memorial service Thursday night in East Lansing.

Lacey Holsworth's family has asked those who plan on attending the 6:30 p.m. event tonight at the Breslin Center to wear bright colors and smiles in celebration of her life.

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Courtesy of The Michigan Department Of Corrections
Courtesy of The Michigan Department Of Corrections
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State Trooper Killer Eric Knysz Declared Clinically Brain Dead

Eric Knysz, the man who killed Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield has been declared clinically brain dead after hanging himself while in prison, according to WZZM-13.

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Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
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Grand Rapids Nets NBA D-League Franchise for 2014-15 Season

The NBA Development League today announced that SSJ Group, LLC, led by Steve Jbara, has purchased the Springfield Armor and is relocating the Massachusetts club to Grand Rapids for the 2014-15 season with a direct affiliation with the NBA's Detroit Pistons.

The announcement was made this afternoon at The DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center.

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Michael Krinke, ThinkStock
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West Michigan schools make list of Michigan’s “most challenging high schools”

Several West Michigan high schools ranked very well on the Washington Post list of "most challenging high schools".

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Getty Images/ Richard Nowitz
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GVSU Grad’s Spy Story Used by FBI As Warning [Video]

'Game of Pawns: The Glenn Shriver Story'

The FBI just released a video about a Grand Valley State University graduating who is serving time in federal prison, to warn students studying abroad about the dangers of unknowingly being recruited as a spy.

This isn't an episode of 'Turn' on AMC, this is the real deal.

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Arman Davtyan, ThinkStock
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Consumers Energy still working to restore power in West Michigan

Consumers Energy crews continued to work to restore power this morning in West Michigan and across the state.

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WZZM-13: State Trooper Killer Eric Knysz Attempts Suicide in Prison Cell

 

Eric Knysz, the man convicted of killing Michigan State Police Trooper Paul K. Butterfield, is hospitalized in critical condition after attempting suicide in his Jackson prison cell, WZZM-13 reported Monday night.

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City of Kentwood awarded part of $75,000 of tree-planting grants from DNR and DTE

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and DTE Energy Foundation have awarded grants worth over $75,000 to 28 communities in Michigan.

The City of Kentwood was among those awarded money to plant trees.

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A crew works to restore electricity in northern Kent County in the aftermath of rainstorms since Saturday night. (Photo: Consumers Energy)
A crew works to restore electricity in northern Kent County in the aftermath of rainstorms since Saturday night. (Photo: Consumers Energy)
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WZZM-13: Evacuation Notice Issued Along Muskegon River in Newaygo County

 

Newaygo County Emergency Services is advising that people living along the Muskegon River, downstream of Croton, should prepare to evacuate immediately, WZZM-13 reports.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Captain America 2′ Reigns Supreme

This weekend saw a neck-and-neck race for the first spot at the box office, with the animated 'Rio 2' offering strong competition for last week's champion, 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier.'

When the dust, debris and feathers settled, the one starring the superhero took the first slot, but there is no shame in a second place that strong.

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Strong Storms Pound West Michigan, More Coming [Video]

Extremely strong thunderstorms ripped through portions of West Michigan on Saturday, leaving some pretty significant damage.

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