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John Balyo Sentenced to 40 Years for Child Pornography and Exploitation

On Thursday, the former host of a Grand Rapids Christian radio show was sentenced in federal court to 40 years in prison for sexual exploitation and child pornography, our news-gathering partner WZZM-13 reported.

John Balyo, 35, received 25 years for the charge of sexually exploiting a child and 15 years for possession of child pornography.

In November, in a separate case, Baylo was sentenced to 25 to 50 years in state prison for sexually assaulting a boy in Calhoun County.

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John Balyo Sentenced to 40 Years for Child Pornography and Exploitation

On Thursday, the former host of a Grand Rapids Christian radio show was sentenced in federal court to 40 years in prison for sexual exploitation and child pornography, our news-gathering partner WZZM-13 reported.

John Balyo, 35, received 25 years for the charge of sexually exploiting a child and 15 years for possession of child pornography.

In November, in a separate case, Baylo was sentenced to 25 to 50 years in state prison for sexually assaulting a boy in Calhoun County.

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Tom Cook’s Workday Dog Break – Shelter Dogs Melt Your Heart in ‘Puppy for Christmas’ [Video]

I don't know about you, but I love puppies.

And shelter puppies coupled with a Christmas song? C'mon!

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Whooping Cough in Kent County

Cases of whooping cough are up slightly in Kent County this year.

Allegan County has seen a bigger increase.

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Kent County Families Need Your Help to Have Food for the Holidays

It's difficult to think about, but while many may have a happy holiday season with parties, presents and delicious food on our tables, there are thousands of Kent County families that are struggling, and a good holiday meal is but a dream. That's where you can help.

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Device Addiction Grows with Mobile Internet of Things [Video]

Well, this is interesting. Maybe not the reality of it, but its depth, breadth and reach.

According to a new Deloitte survey on mobile consumer trends, we -- as in us U.S. consumers -- are becoming more and more obsessed with our electronic devices. Just call it device addiction.

Some of the facts: Nearly 90 percent check their phones in the first hour of being awake and 23 percent look at their devices up to 50 times a day. Wow.

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At Home for the Holidays: Pumpkin Spiced Oat Bread

By Laurenda Marie Bennett

I know I’m not the only one that becomes absolutely pumpkin obsessed around the holidays.

Am I right?

There is just something about the season that makes me want to consume pumpkin in every single form.

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Venus Is Looking For a Good Home [Sponsored]

Venus, one of the cutest kittens to visit our studios, came calling today for my "Andy in the Morning" show's Wet Nose Wednesday.

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LaughFest Deadline to Sign up for Comunity Showcases is Today

Are you funny? Do you sing, juggle, dance, spin, anything entertaining? Well this is your time to shine! Gilda's LaughFest 2015 Community Showcases could be your ticket to stardom. Okay...maybe not stardom...but a ticket to showcase your talent and have audiences see just what you are all about.

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One Direction Named Billboard’s 2014 Artist of the Year [Video]

With the top grossing tour of the year and a No. 1 Billboard 200 album ("Midnight Memories"), One Direction claimed honors as Billboard's 2014 Artist of the Year.

One Direction's "Midnight Memories" included the hit "Story of My Life." The English-Irish group includes Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson.

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Up TV via City of Lowell
Up TV via City of Lowell
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Lowell Police Surprise Drivers with Christmas Gifts [Video]

We've all experienced that feeling in the pit of our stomach when we see a police car in the rearview mirror. The blue lights start flashing, and our good day just went bad.

Police in Lowell went on a mission to turn people's bad day into good.

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Scott Annandale, ThinkStock
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Historical Odds of a White Christmas for West Michigan

We had a white November this year, but December is off to a warmer and drier start.

Check out the historical chances of a white Christmas in West Michigan.

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