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BREAKING: Malaysian Airplane Crashes In Ukraine With 295 People Aboard

UPDATE 1:40 PM EST: Reuters reports 23 U.S. citizens are among the 300+ people killed after a Malaysia Airlines flight was reportedly shot down in Ukraine near the Russian border.

UPDATE 12:40 EST: Reuters is reporting that Ukrainian officials claim the plane was shot down by pro-Russian rebels:
The Boeing 777 came down near the city of Donetsk, stronghold of pro-Russian rebels, interior ministry official Anton Gerashchenko said on Facebook, adding it was “shot down with a Buk anti-aircraft system by terrorists” – the term the Kiev government uses for militants seeking to unite eastern Ukraine with Russia.
It's important to note that there has been no further confirmation on this, and Russian officials have denied any involvement or knowledge.

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 with 295 people aboard was reportedly hit by a missile and crashed Thursday in Ukraine near the Russian border.

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Weird Al Shows Off ‘Handy’ Skills in Parody of Iggy Azalea’s ‘Fancy’ [Video]

'Weird Al' Yankovic takes on Iggy Azalea's No. 1 hit 'Fancy' and much like Azalea, he's showing off his own swagger and style, but with a toilet plunger instead of high heels. 'Handy' is the fourth Weird Al parody video released this week off of his 'Mandatory Fun' album, which hit stores on Tuesday.

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Michigan Works! Holds Event to Help Laid-Off Lamar Construction Workers

Last week, Lamar Construction shut down its construction and structural steel divisions and filed for bankruptcy, leaving almost 180 West Michigan residents unemployed. The Ottawa County Michigan Works! office plans to hold an event next week to offer some help for those who lost their jobs. 

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Grand Rapids Restaurant Week Menus Unveiled

Restaurant Week Grand Rapids still about a month away, but you can start planning where you'll be dining while drooling over this year's menus.

The fifth annual Restaurant Week will take place Aug. 13 to 24 at 66 Grand Rapids restaurants. This year's theme is "Perfect Pairings" and showcases beverages that pair well with foods.

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Giant Chess Board Coming To Downtown Grand Rapids

Visitors to Downtown Grand Rapids will be able to play with an over-sized chess set soon, according to Downtown Grand Rapids Inc.

On Wednesday night it was announced that the group plans to unveil the outdoor chess board Thursday morning. The board is described simply as "giant" (the size has not been specified).

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