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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Be Weather Ready [Sponsored]

Many look forward to relaxing and playing out on the water.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, says to keep you and those around you safe on the water when boating.

Michigan Safe Boating Week runs through Saturday and National Marina Day is Saturday.

In embracing those campaigns and seeking to help you enjoy getting out on the water for relaxation, recreation and to enjoy the great outdoors, here's another boating tip to help you stay safe out there.

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P.F. Chang’s Investigating Potential Nationwide Data Breach

The popular chain restaurant P.F. Chang’s China Bistro (with one location here in Grand Rapids on the East Beltline) is investigating a possible data breach that may have impacted customers across the nation.

USA Today reports that the first report of this breach came from a cyber security blogger named Brian Krebs. Krebs is also the man who uncovered the data breach at Target stores.

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Wyoming Police Officers Tweet During Shift

Two City of Wyoming police officers gave the public a unique ride-along on Wednesday.

Officers Kelli Duimstra and Margo Clark live-tweeted during their shift.

They discussed the calls they were responding to, K9 dogs, panhandlers, Slurpees, and more.

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New Michigan Tree Fruit Commission Includes Representatives From West Michigan

Last week, Governor Rick Snyder announced nine appointments to the new Michigan Tree Fruit Commission.

West Michigan will have a voice on the commission.

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Sun of a Beach…it’s Another Festival This Friday Downtown Grand Rapids

I've been back from Hawaii for a little over a month now, and I'm missing the beach atmosphere already.  I know, all I have to do is go to Holland, Grand Haven, Saugatuck and hit the beach.  We're so lucky to have West Michigan's Gold Coast so close.  But I want a good party, too.

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Meijer LPGA Classic Presented by Kraft Reveals #GRgyle [Video]

LPGA pros Morgan Pressel and Nicole Castrale might not have quite arrived with a fashion suggestion revealed this morning, but they both embrace the reasons behind the red argyle that's popped up around Grand Rapids since May 9.

Those somewhat iconic red argyle socks have been showing up in greater Grand Rapids at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, Rosa Parks Circle, at other downtown Grand Rapids locations and even the Tulip Time Festival last month in Holland.

The campaign is all tied to the inaugural Meijer LPGA Classic Presented by Kraft, which is teeing off Aug. 7 to 10 at Blythefield Country Club. Consider the red argyle campaign with the #GRgygle hashtag as Walker-based Meijer's nudge for a community-focused LPGA tournament with all proceeds to benefit Meijer's Simply Give food pantry-supporting and hunger-fighting program.

Tickets for the Meijer Classic, which will have a 144-player field vying for $1.5 million in prize money, went on sale today.

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Cher Returns to Van Andel Arena on Oct. 20 for Concert with Pat Benatar! [Video]

Well, here is a big announcement! Coming back to Grand Rapids at Van Andel Arena will be Cher!

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US 31 Closed After Truck Gets Stuck Under Bridge in Holland

Northbound and Southbound US 31 is closed in Holland at Washington Avenue.

A semi truck got stuck under the bridge this afternoon and caused extensive damage.

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East Grand Rapids and Rockford Win Girls Lacrosse State Championships

More trophies coming to West Michigan!

The East Grand Rapids and Rockford girls lacrosse teams each won state titles on June 7.

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24-Year-Old Cold Case Grand Rapids Murder Reopened; Film About Slaying Debuts This Week

Grand Rapids police have reopened their investigation into the murder of 23-year-old Joel Battaglia.

Battaglia died on June 11, 1990, from injuries suffered in a beating. He was last seen leaving Mulligan's Pub in Grand Rapids' Eastown neighborhood early that morning.

Battaglia was found, beaten and unconscious, a half mile away from the pub where he was last spotted, at 1065 Lake Drive SE. Robbed and left without identification, Joel lay in the morgue unidentified for a day. A tattoo of a phoenix on his right ankle enabled investigators to put his name with his body.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Cruises Past ‘Maleficient’ and ‘Edge of Tomorrow’

Ah, the summer. The time of the year where the box office is ruled by superhero movies, science fiction extravaganzas and, uh, slightly quirky cancer weepies. What? For reasons that will baffle some people, 'The Fault in Our Stars' effortlessly took the number one spot at the box office this weekend, gliding past its bigger, more expensive and more ferocious competition and making it look easy.

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Wear a Life Jacket [Sponsored]

Many look forward to relaxing and playing out on the water.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, says to keep you and those around you safe on the water when boating.

Here's a boating tip to help you stay safe out there: Make sure to wear a life jacket.

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