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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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Jenison Sixth Grader is Michigan School Safety Patroller of the Year

Ella Lubberts, a 6th grade student from Bursley Elementary in Jenison has been awarded with the Michigan AAA School Safety Patroller of the Year Award.

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Best Summer Camps Near Grand Rapids

Summertime is a lot of fun in West Michigan.

One way to maximize that fun for kids is to take advantage of a great summer camp.

Check out our list of the best summer camps near Grand Rapids.

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It’s Festival Weekend!

Long before ArtPrize, THE arts festival in Grand Rapids was just Festival.

Officially, it's the 45th Festival of the Arts, held in downtown Grand Rapids on a few city streets and at Calder Plaza.

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Davenport University Grad Gets Do-Over Back Flip on ‘Steve Harvey Show’ [Video]

Bobby Blank, of Holland, became a viral video sensation in April when he face planted while attempting a back flip at Davenport University's graduation ceremonies at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids.

On Tuesday, he received another chance.

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The B.O.B.’s Liquor License Suspended for 10 Days

WZZM reported in April, that The B.O.B. was sentenced to a 3-day liquor license suspension. The downtown Grand Rapids bar, restaurant, and nightclub tried to appeal that decision. Tuesday, the Michigan Liquor Commission not only upheld the original suspension, but extended it to 10 days. 

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Gas Main Break in Holland Closes Intersection at 48th Street and Lincoln Avenue

This morning, a gas main break closed the 48th Street/Lincoln Avenue intersection in Holland.

Traffic is being rerouted and authorities are asking motorists to avoid the area.

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100.5 The River’s Summer Vacation Fund $10,000 Winner Announced

Congratulations to Jennifer Melton.

She's won $10,000 in 100.5 The River's Summer Vacation Fund cash contest!

Jennifer was driving when we called her to share the news.

Just imagine getting that call on your way to work, right?

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Grand Rapids Vying Against San Diego, Oklahoma City and Others in Bid for 2017 State Games of America

The State Games of America brings over 10,000 athletes together to compete in dozens of events.

Those athletes and over $5 million of spending could be coming to Grand Rapids in 2017.

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East Kentwood and Zeeland West Win Boys Track & Field State Championships

The Michigan High School Boys and Girls Track & Field State Championships were decided over the weekend.

East Kentwood and Zeeland West Boys Track & Field teams each brought home championships!

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