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People Impersonating IRS Agents Calling People in West Michigan

People across West Michigan have been receiving phone messages from people claiming to be from the IRS. It's potential scam that authorities say you need to be aware of, so you don’t fall victim.

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Grand Haven Cross that Drew Criticism Will Become an Anchor

Grand Haven city officials have approved plans to convert a 48-foot-tall cross on city-owned property overlooking the Grand River into an anchor.

The Muskegon Chronicle reports that the Grand Haven City Council approved a resolution Monday on a 3-2 vote to limit access to the Dewey Hill property as well as change the cross, which had faced criticism from local residents and a religious organization.

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Up Close and Personal With Artist, Artwork and Collectors at the UICA

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts is holding three events in the upcoming weeks to bring visitors closer to the artwork, the artists, and the collectors associated with their current exhibitions, Buying Friends: The Kortman Collection, and Looking Forward: The Artwork of Kirk Newman.

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Smartphone App Provides Snow Plow Service on Demand

A new app called Plowz works much like Uber, allowing users to order a snow plow on your smartphone, and it's now available in West Michigan.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Woman in Black’ Can’t Stop ‘The Hobbit’

After the jam-packed month of December, with its huge family-friendly blockbusters and awards season Oscar bait, we have arrived in the month of January. Formerly a dumping ground for mediocre films, the month has taken on a new identity in the past few years as a testing ground for unique genre films (think ‘Cloverfield’) and a solid place to release a horror movie, which seems to do quite well right around New Year’s for whatever reason. This year, we have ‘The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death,’ which had a fairly solid opening. Not solid enough to topple the Christmas Week champions, but no one is complaining too much.

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100.5 The River’s January 2015 Top Songs Playlist

REO Speedwagon's "Can't Fight This Feeling"

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Michigan State’s Tony Lippett Destroys Baylor Kicker, Becomes Internet Sensation

That white blur is Lippett before he absolutely leveled the unsuspecting kicker. See the rest of the Michigan State receiver's devastating block here.

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New Year’s Babies in West Michigan

Penelope Elizabeth Meyerink was the first baby of the new year at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital.

The daughter of Ryan and Dena Meyerink was born at 1:20 a.m. on New Year's Day, weighing 8 pounds, 1 ounce.

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GVSU Student Among Inspiring Student-Athletes on Rose Parade Float

Grand Valley State University women's volleyball player Clair Ruhenkamp is one of seven student-athletes chosen to take part in Northwestern Mutual's Rose Parade float in Pasadena, Calif., this year.

The students were chosen by Northwestern Mutual for achieving "greatness by overcoming adversity and inspiring others to achieve their goals."

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New Movies (This Week): ‘Woman In Black 2: Angel of Death’ [Video]

The holidays are winding down and we head into the new year with new films hitting theaters in 2015.

January kicks off with plenty of movie options to help escape the winter blues, although there's only one new film out this New Year's week.

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Cotton Bowl Preview: Everything You Need to Know About Michigan State-Baylor

After being left out of the college football playoff, Baylor looks to make a statement against Michigan State.

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Grand Rapids’ Olds Manor to be Redeveloped

Tuesday morning, developers announced that Olds Manor, one of the last major vacant buildings in downtown Grand Rapids, is being redeveloped.

CWD Real Estate plans to restore the building at the corner of Michigan and Monroe into a mixed-use building that will include 9,500 square feet of retail and restaurant space on the ground floor, 77 market-rate one- and two-bedroom apartments, and a limited number of for sale condominiums.

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