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Detroit Tiger Andy Dirks in West Michigan This Weekend for Injury Rehab Assignment

Former West Michigan Whitecap and current Detroit Tiger Andy Dirks will continue his injury rehabilitation assignment by joining the West Michigan Whitecaps for 6 games.

Dirks will be with the Whitecaps for their weekend series at Fifth Third Ballpark.

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The Right Place CEO Birgit Klohs
The Right Place CEO Birgit Klohs
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The Right Place CEO Birgit Klohs Appointed to New Detroit Bridge Authority

West Michigan will have a strong voice in the design, construction and financing of the new international Crossing between Michigan and Canada. The Right Place, Inc., CEO Birgit Klohs has been appointed to serve on a new six-person Crossing Authority.

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Kent County Youth Fair Open Monday in Lowell [Audio]

The Kent County Youth Fair will be going Hog Wild this year when it opens next week in Lowell, and Bonnie the chicken came in to tell me all about it.

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Police Searching For Missing Muskegon Man

Muskegon Police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing man.

Mark Davey, 49, was last seen around 3:00am on Saturday, July 26 in the 900 block of Williams Street in Muskegon. He was reported missing by his caregiver later Saturday afternoon.

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Share Your Grand Rapids Christmas Memories at Special Event [Video]

Yes, it's Christmas in July as Fubble Entertainment wants you to share your memories of Christmas in downtown Grand Rapids in the 1960s.

It's all part of a fundraising plan to raise the money necessary to produce a movie called "The Santa Hat" about Christmas in Grand Rapids.

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DNR Planning a Prescribed Burn on the Grand River in Ottawa County

The Department of Natural Resources is planning a prescribed burn on the Grand River in Spring Lake Township sometime this summer or early fall.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Lucy’ Takes Down Mighty ‘Hercules’

This weekend saw two movies named after their lead characters go head-to-head. In one corner, you have 'Lucy.' In the other, 'Hercules.' If you asked the average person who would win in a battle between Dwayne Johnson and Scarlett Johansson, most would probably side with the guy whose nickname is "The Rock." But the box office this weekend went in a completely different direction.

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David Walkotten of Ring Cam (Photo: Andy Rent/100.5 The River)
David Walkotten of Ring Cam (Photo: Andy Rent/100.5 The River)
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Ring Cam is Taking the Country by Storm [Audio/Video]

It's one of the most special and memorable moments in a woman's life. The man she loves finally 'pops' the question, will you marry me. It's a scary moment for the man, but a beautiful moment for the woman.

That moment, however, is all to often becomes a fading memory. So, wouldn't it be great if you could capture that intimate time in your life forever?

Now you can.

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Why Michael David Elliot Was Able to Escape From State Prison in Ionia

On February 2, 2014, convicted murderer Michael David Elliot escaped from the Ionia Correctional Facility in Michigan.

A new report lists a variety of reasons why Elliot was able to escape.

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Coast Guard Festival Kicks Off Friday In Grand Haven

Coast Guard Festival kicks off Friday in Grand Haven! This year it is expected to attract thousands of people to the area over the next ten days.

Coast Guard Festival has something for everyone including live music, parades, fireworks, and plenty of food.

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Courtesy U.S. Coast Guard
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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Paddle Smart [Sponsored]

Paddle sports are the fastest-growing segment of recreational boating, with more than 300,000 paddle craft, primarily kayaks, being sold annually in the U.S., according to the Water Sports Industry Association and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, rowing, rafting and various other paddle sports are thrilling, exciting and fun.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, urge you to paddle smart, regardless of whether you are on an inland lake, river, stream, pond, whitewater course, rapids or one of the Great Lakes like Lake Michigan.

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New Movies This Week: ‘Lucy,’ ‘Hercules’ and ‘And So It Goes’ [Video]

The box office gets a jolt this week, with a pair of action thrillers making their debuts, plus an easygoing family comedy to put a smile on your face.

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