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Grandville Business On ‘Shark Tank’! [Video]

I have talked about it before: "Shark Tank" is one of my TV guilty pleasures.

It's on Friday nights on ABC, so I miss it sometimes, like many people do. They also rerun it on CNBC weeknights. Bingo!

The other night a business from the Grand Rapids area was featured!

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Millie is a Pool Shark at age 101 [Video]

Shooting pool is something that has been a part of my life since I was a little boy.  My grandfather had a pool table and I remember Tuesday night family dinners that would end up in the pool room for a family 'shoot out.' I've played pool since I was old enough to hold a cue stick.

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Eddie Rucker Honored as 2014 William Glenn Trailblazer Honoree at Giant Awards

I am so happy for my friend, Eddie Rucker.  Saturday night, she was named the 2014 William Glenn Trailblazer Honoree at the 32nd Annual Giants Awards.

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WZZM Brings Home the Emmy’s

Congratulations to our news partner, WZZM TV13 for winning multiple Emmy Awards over the weekend.

Needless to say, they are very proud, and reported to us that the Michigan chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded ten Emmy Awards to WZZM 13 journalists Saturday night in Detroit, the most honors for any television station in West Michigan.

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Grand River Flooding Expected To Get Worse [VIDEO]

Flooding in Michigan Rivers, including the Grand River through Grand Rapids, is expected to get get worse in the next 72 hours. One to three inches of new rain is expected to send flood stages well above normal levels by the weekend. The area has already experienced above average rainfall totals, combined with average winter snowfall totals, swelling the Grand in many places.

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Sunday Morning Townsquare – March 24 2012

This week on Sunday Morning Townsquare, Paul speaks with:

  • George Lessens, WZZM 13 Meteorologist
  • Gretchen Johnson, Pine Rest Mother and Baby Program

Thanks for listening!

  • George Lessens, WZZM 13

George and I chat about the young age he developed is passion for weather, some of the early weather events that piqued his interest, how weather predicting and reporting technologies have advanced in the last 30 years, technologies on the horizon that will help better predict, what makes Michigan weather so unique, some of the most memorable weather he's covered, how social media has been helpful to weather reporting, his "Lessons on Science" for kids, meteorites and asteroids, the outlook for spring weather, the public blaming weather people for the weather even though they have no control over it, his advice for aspiring meteorologists, and more……..

George Lessens http://www.wzzm13.com/news/article/118668/230/George-Lessens-
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Happy 176th Birthday Michigan!

Today is Michigan's 176th birthday. January 26, 1837 Michigan was admitted as the 26th state of the union. And Michiganders all over the state will be celebrating!

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Police Investigating Potential Fire-Bombing In Holland

According to our media partners over at WZZM-13, Ottawa County Sheriff's Department investigators are looking into an attempted fire-bombing that occurred Monday night in Holland.

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West Nile Virus is Becoming Epidemic in Michigan

Last week I wrote a blog regarding the West Nile Virus, and the seemingly epidemic proportion of it around the country, especially in Dallas, Texas.  At that time, we had 24 confirmed cases in Michigan and we were being cautioned to take care.  There were 5 Kent County cases.  Well today, it's much worse.

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Kim Carson Takes You Inside The Geek Group Grand Rapids WZZM/grNow.com[video]

A couple weeks ago I did a piece for WZZM13 and grNow.com.  I visited The Geek Group on Leonard Street.  For me it was exciting to know that all of that power and energy was being harnessed in a controlled enviroment and I could see and feel it and when it is released; and yet,  I was still standing when it was over.   Fun day!  The unedited version incl

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Katie Couric To WZZM

Did you see Katie Couric is landing a new daytime talk show on ABC. Let's see, she spend all those years on NBC's Today Show. She fled for a ton of money -- but no viewers -- at CBS Evening News. Today, she says she is all about daytime talk on ABC

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Congrat’s To WZZM 13′s Photo Journalist Tom Clyde. He Won The Edward R. Murrow Award!

We've all probably at least heard the name Edward R. Murrow.  I think there was even a movie about the man.   He was a well respected broadcast journalist that came to prominence during World War II 

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