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Bomb Threat Called Into Rockford High School

Rockford High School was put on "shelter-in-place" for a short time Tuesday afternoon due to a bomb threat.

Superintendent Mike Shibler told the folks at WZZM-13 that the school received a call shortly before noon saying there was a bomb in the building. The caller then hung up.

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Cities of Holland and Big Rapids to Receive Part of Over $90,000 of Urban Forestry Grants

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced that grants totaling $90,132 for urban forestry projects statewide will be awarded to 21 recipients in 16 counties including the cities of Holland and Big Rapids.

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Laughfest 2015 to Feature George Lopez, Wanda Sykes, Patton Oswalt – Will Celebrate #FiveYearsOfSmiles

Today, the nation’s first-ever community-wide festival of laughter, Gilda’s LaughFest, announced the first round of talent and shows for the festival’s fifth year which will be held March 5 to 15, 2015. The announcement included performers that are new to the festival, as well as some past favorites returning to take part in the festival’s fifth year.

The headliners announced Tuesday include: George Lopez, Patton Oswalt, Wanda Sykes and LaughFest veterans Bo Burnham, YouTube star and singer/songwriter comedian; Pete Holmes, who will be perform two shows and record a live podcast; and Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" Ticket packages for the festival will go on sale Friday, November 14.

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Gilda’s LaughFest Will Announce Headlining Artists This Morning

TODAY, Nov. 11 at 7:30 a.m. Gilda’s LaughFest, the nation’s first ever community-wide festival of laughter, will announce headlining artists performing at the 2015 10-day festival, which runs March 5 - 15. This morning's event is free and open to the public.

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‘Evil Dead’ TV Series Hitting Starz in 2015

Year after year, the same-old 'Evil Dead' sequel and remake rumors get the chainsaw gears grinding from the likes of Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi, but nothing groovy ever comes of it. Well hail to the king, baby, as the 'Evil Dead' franchise is alive and well on Starz, with Campbell to headline a new 'Ash Vs. Evil Dead' series in 2015, and Sam Raimi returning to direct!

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Aretha Franklin Sort of Shades Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj [Video]

Aretha Franklin is undoubtedly the Queen of Soul, a living legend, a true vocal talent. So it only made sense that she was asked her opinion of the current crop of pop girls during her interview with the Wall Street Journal. Her answers for some (Adele, Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys) were positive, fair judgments. Her reaction to others, however -- not so kind.

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