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West Michigan Residents Concerned About Suspicious, Pushy Vacuum Salespeople

Residents in several West Michigan counties are voicing concerns about a group of salespeople using aggressive techniques to sell vacuum cleaners.

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Muskegon’s Orchard View High School Evacuated Due to Bomb Threat

UPDATE (11:45 p.m.): No bomb was found and students returned to class around 11:30 a.m.

Police crews are currently searching Orchard View High School in Muskegon following a bomb threat that was called in.

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TEDxGrandRapids 2015 Applications Open; Launch Party Is February 4

TEDxGrandRapids returns to Grand Rapids Civic Theatre on May 7.

Applications to attend the event are now open.

A launch party for this year's TEDxGrandRapids is slated Feb. 4 at Downtown Market.

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Parents of Four-Year-Old Boy Hit by Car While Sledding Ask Driver to Come Forward

A 4-year-old boy is still recovering in the hospital after being hit by a car Saturday in Grand Rapids.

Gabriel Castillo, Jr., was sledding in Richmond Park when his sled changed course and he slid into neighboring Richmond Street NW.

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Bird’s-Eye Views of Lake Michigan’s Wintry Shoreline Near Grand Haven [Video]

Talk about cool.

Byron Center's Tommy Sadler took some awesome Lake Michigan shoreline visuals on Saturday at Rosy Mound Natural Area near Grand Haven.

The aerials were shot with a DJI Phantom 2 drone-mounted GoPro camera.

Wintry and wonderful.

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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic Put Off Ice for Rest of Weekend Because of Conditions

The WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015 is done for the weekend and its remaining games will be rescheduled because of tenuous ice conditions at Richmond Park.

As of 9 p.m. EST Saturday, it was determined by tournament officials the ice at the Grand Rapids park was no longer in playable condition and Sunday's schedule has been canceled, said Angela Paasche, the tourney's director and Townsquare Media Grand Rapids live events manager.

Forty-five teams had played games Friday and Saturday in the WGRD Pond Hockey Classic, presented by Labatt Blue and Dematic. Most of Saturday's games had been completed.

Plans are to announce rescheduling of the remainder of the tournament early next week, Paasche said.

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There’s A New Gerber Baby!

In case you didn't know, Gerber baby food products are made just up the road from Grand Rapids in Fremont. Every year the town hosts the National Baby Food Festival, and now a new Gerber baby has been revealed!

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An Interview With James Ponsoldt, Director of ‘The End of the Tour’

“The End of the Tour” premiered Sundance Film Festival with a showing at Eccles Center Theatre in Park City, Utah, on Friday night.

The film opened to excellent reviews.

Director James Ponsoldt discusses the film in a lengthy interview released by Kilburn Media and Strategy PR, including why "The End of the Tour" inspired him, preparation for the movie, on-screen relationships by the cast, the most difficult scene to shoot and more.

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Annual Whitecaps Fan Food Submissions Under Way

The West Michigan Whitecaps are looking for ideas for new food items to be served at Fifth Third Ballpark this season. Beginning yesterday, fans can now submit their ideas regarding what new food items they would like to see served at Fifth Third Ballpark this summer.

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‘The End of the Tour’ Reviews Call Film ‘Heartfelt’, ‘Fascinating,’ ‘Brilliant’ and ‘Fantastic’

"The End of the Tour" premiered at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, tonight.

The film was shot in and around Grand Rapids in early 2014.

The first reviews are in.

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Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Segel, James Ponsoldt Talk ‘The End of the Tour’ as Film Premieres [Video]

"The End of the Tour" is making it's world premiere at Sundance Film Festival in Utah tonight.

The film stars Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel. It was shot in and around Grand Rapids in early 2014. 

As "The End of the Tour" premieres, more details are being shared about the film.

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Two Men Sitting on Roof in Ionia to Raise Money for Charity

Eric Geister and Chris Jammer are sitting on top of Olivera’s Sports Pub and Grill in Ionia for 55 hours for the Roofsit 4 Warmth.

They are raising money for EightCAP to help families in Gratiot, Ionia, Isabella and Montcalm counties stay warm this winter. 

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