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WZZM-13: Haz-Mat Situation Unfolds at Haviland in Grand Rapids

Several emergency crews are being dispatched to a hazardous-materials situation on Grand Rapids' west side.

Public safety scanner traffic indicates a chlorine spill or leak at Haviland in the 400 block of Ann Street NW.

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ArtPrize 2014: Grand Rapids Public Schools Students’ Artwork on Display

Twenty student artists from Grand Rapids Public Schools are competing to have their energy-related artwork highlighted during ArtPrize.

The competition is a collaboration of Consumers Energy, Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) and the City of Grand Rapids.

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The Rapid in Grand Rapids Is Looking for Your Good Ideas

Here's a good question: What's your preference -- doughnuts or pizza?

What do you think? Both? I'm all over that.  But seriously, doughnuts and pizza have something to do with The Rapid not resting on its laurels with the successful launch of the Silver Line.

The Rapid already wants to know where and how you want to go with the next bus rapid transit (BRT) line.

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Matt Milhouse
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Grand Rapids Balloon Festival on Instagram [Photos]

The first year of the Grand Rapids Balloon Festival brought fun and memories.

Crowds enjoyed getting up close to more than 20 hot air balloons and many shared their experience on social media.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Reigns Again

There actually was a new film released this week. It's called 'The Identical' and it's a Christian-themed fable about what would have happened if Elvis Presley's stillborn twin brother had survived. Well, for reasons that should be obvious after reading that sentence, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' held onto the number one spot this weekend while 'The Identical' opened outside of the top 10, never to be heard from again.

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Come Watch the Michigan State-Oregon Football Game at Ah-Nab-Awen Park

Michigan State University alumni and non-alumni alike are invited out to watch the big football game between national powers Oregon and Michigan State on Saturday night at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in Grand Rapids. 

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Record Enrollment at GVSU

Student enrollment at Grand Valley State University has hit record numbers.

This fall, GVSU will welcome 4,226 first-year students and 25,094 total students, both are records.

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You Could Design The Poster For Tulip Time 2015

Tulip Time and the Holland Area Arts Council have teamed up to announce the fifth annual competition to determine the image for the festival’s 2015 poster.

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Multiple Crashes Shut Down Westbound I-96 In Ionia County

Westbound I-96 is shut down in Ionia County due to multiple crashes. The stretch of highway is closed at the Saranac exit because of two multi-truck crashes.

One person was reportedly hurt in the first crash near the Clarksville exit.  And at least one person was injured in the second crash near the Saranac exit.  Police called for the jaws of life and AeroMed was put on standby. 

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Doug the Black Lab Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Doug the Black Lab, came by 100.5 The River to visit Andy Rent's "Andy in the Morning" show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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Grand Rapids Symphony Season Tickets Now on Sale to Public

The Grand Rapids Symphony's season ticket-holders are always offered first choice of tickets for a concert season. However, now it's the public's turn with tickets now available.

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Western Michigan University Goes Tobacco-Free

Western Michigan University has become the latest campus in Michigan to go 100% tobacco-free.

The policy applies to all students, faculty and staff as well as visitors and contractors working on campus. The only exception to the campus wide mandate is that smoking is allowed in enclosed personal vehicles.

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