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Davenport University Slates Warrior to Worker Resume Workshop

Transition from enlisted military life to civilian life can be difficult for many reasons, not the least of which is finding work after being discharged. Oftentimes, one of the biggest challenges can be translating military service and work into civilian or private sector career

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Schuler Books Closing Alpine Avenue Store

It's sad to see another book store closing.  With today's search for information, knowledge and entertainment becoming more and more digital, the 'brick and mortar' book stores seem to be fading away.  

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Perry Correll, ThinkStock
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Help Wish a Happy Birthday to a Special Boy from West Michigan

Colin has a disability which makes socializing and making friends difficult.

As Colin prepares to celebrate his 11th birthday on March 9, his mom is asking for help to make sure Colin's birthday is extra special this year.

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Mascots Together in West Michigan [Photo]

Not to be outdone by the dancing mascots in that TV commercial or the bears at the Winter Olympics, mascots from West Michigan and beyond gathered over the weekend.

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Jeff J Mitchell, Getty Images
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Polar Plunge in Muskegon Benefits Special Olympics [Video]

When you've had 100 inches of snow and haven't seen 30 degrees in weeks, jumping into a frozen lake doesn't sound like such a bad idea.

Nearly 500 costumed Special Olympics supporters jumped into Muskegon Lake on Saturday.

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Meijer State Games of Michigan - Winter Games
Meijer State Games of Michigan - Winter Games
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Meijer Winter State Games are This Weekend in West Michigan

This weekend, February 14-16, 2014 an estimated 2,000+ athletes from all corners of Michigan will come and represent 13 sports and compete in the inaugural Meijer State Games of Michigan - Winter Games.

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Jeff Swensen, Getty Images
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West Michigan’s Deep Snow Creates Big Risk of Flooding

All of our piles of snow are going to melt some day.

If it happens all at once, we could have some big problems.

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(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time

Holy cow, it's my favorite time of the year.  It's Girl Scout Cookie time!

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CVS No Longer Selling Cigarettes and Tobacco Starting Oct. 1

A major drug store chain is taking a significant stand against smoking and the move is being applauded by the president.

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LaPorte County Sheriff's Office
LaPorte County Sheriff's Office
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Ionia State Prison Escapee Caught in Northern Indiana [Video]

A convicted murderer who escaped late Sunday from the Ionia Correctional Facility has been caught in northern Indiana, authorities said Monday night.

Michael David Elliott, a 40-year-old serving a life sentence on four counts of murder, was caught in LaPorte, Ind., about 5:30 p.m. CDT Monday evening, the LaPorte County Sheriff's Office said.

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Michigan Department of Corrections
Michigan Department of Corrections
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Convicted Murderer Escapes From Ionia State Prison; Still At-Large

The Ionia Department of Public Safety and the Michigan State Police are currently searching for an inmate who escaped from the Ionia Correctional Facility.

According to the department's Facebook page, the suspect in question is 40-year-old Michael David Elliot who was serving a life sentence for several offenses, including four counts of first degree murder.

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Rockford Chamber of Commerce
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Rockford Ice Festival is This Weekend, Feb. 7 – 8

The fifth annual Rockford Ice Festival is this weekend, Feb. 7-8.

The theme for this year’s event is “Putting on the Glitz."

The event kicks off Friday evening, with opening ceremonies at 6 p.m. that include a scavenger hunt throughout the weekend. The grand prize for the hunt (a.k.a. The Glitz) will be a prize valued at more than $1,000!

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