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The 5 Best Bike Trails Around Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids is a great bicycling city, with an improving bike lane system in place for urban commuters and great trails for both mountain and road biking.

Since we're half way through National Bike Month, I'd thought I'd share with you my favorite cycling spots.

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GVSU Competing at International Collegiate Racing Event

A group of Grand Valley State University students are competing at one of the world’s largest collegiate autocross car competitions May 13-16 at Michigan International Speedway.

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Joe Raedle/Getty Images
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Do you Have Verizon or Sprint Cell Service? They May Owe you a Refund

Sprint and Verizon Wireless will be paying customers who were “crammed” on their cell phone bills, according to a settlement that was announced Tuesday.

Sprint agreed to a $68 million settlement and Verizon agreed to a $90 million settlement.

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Dieter Meyrl/ThinkStock
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Rockford Couple Welcomes 13th Son

The streak remains unbroken! The couple in Rockford who already had 12 sons welcomed baby number 13 on Wednesday morning and, it's a boy!

Kateri Schwandt gave birth at 9:06 a.m. Wednesday to an 8 pound 15 ounce, 22 inch long boy.

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Andy Rent/Sofie
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Sophie Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Sophie the dog came calling today.

Sophie visited with Andy Rent as he talked about her on his Andy in the Morning show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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Jennifer Marie Stemler, via Facebook
Jennifer Marie Stemler, via Facebook
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Police & Family Searching for Missing White Cloud Baby

UPDATE (5/13/14 12:31 a.m.): Baby Natallya's grandmother, Heidi Thill, contacted WZZM-13 confirming that baby Natalya is dead and that Matthew Bradley told police where to find her. She was found dead in the basement.

Thill says police told her that 4-month-old Natallya Rich was found dead in the basement. They aren't letting anyone in the house and are planning to question all that lived in the house. The baby, mother, Bradley (the mother's boyfriend), and grandmother all lived in the home together.

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10 West Michigan Foods to Devour on ‘Eat What You Want Day’

Today, May 11, is national "Eat What You Want Day", and it got me to thinking, "Which West Michigan favorites should I devour on this glorious day where calories don't exist?"

After pondering long and hard, I think I've come up with my must-have list. Take a look and see what you think.

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Wavebreakmedia Ltd/ThinkStock
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Emma and Noah Were the Most Popular Baby Names of 2014

The Social Security Administration has released its data on the most popular baby names for last year, and really none of them come as a huge surprise to most of us here. 

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Warren Goldswain/ThinkStock
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Everything You Need to Know About the 2015 Fifth Third River Bank Run

The River Bank Run is upon us, and we want you to be prepared! Here's everything you need to know about this year's run.

More than 20,000 runners and 40,000 spectators will be taking part in the 38th annual Fifth Third Bank River Bank Run this Saturday.  

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Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
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New Movies (This Week) Include ‘Hot Pursuit,’ ‘Maggie’ and ‘The D Train’ [Video]

This weeks new movies include a lot of big names, but it remains to be seen if there are any blockbusters.

See trailers for all of this week's new movies with Grand Rapids showtimes.

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Matt Milhouse/Townsquare Media
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Tanger Outlets Grand Rapids Location to Host Job Fair on June 6

Tanger Outlets has announced that it will host a job fair on June 6, 2015, to hire more than 900 employees for the new Tanger Outlets Grand Rapids, which is scheduled to open on July 31, 2015.

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Crash's Landing
Crash's Landing
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Meet Nyla From Crash’s Landing

Some cats at Crash's Landing have been there for a long time, while some are short-term residents.

Nyla came to Crash's Landing at the end of 2014. We hope her stay is a short one.

Can you adopt Nyla?

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