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    Brewery Vivant offering limited-edition ‘Fat Tuesday’ beer

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — We are just a few days away from ‘ Fat Tuesday’ and one West Michigan brewery is getting in the spirit with its limited-edition Fat Paczki beer. Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids says it will start tapping the keg at 3 p.m. on ‘Fat Tuesday.’ This is the second year the brewery has made the Fat Paczki, described as an ale brewed with powdered sugar and prunes. For the first 100 glasses sold, a mini paczki will be […]

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    Gun Lake Winterfest set to take over Yankee Springs State Park Saturday

    MIDDLEVILLE, Mich. — Dozens of people expected at Yankee Springs State Park Saturday for the Gun Lake Winterfest. Organizers say participants can take part in the annual polar dip, 5k, and a chili cook-off. Those interested can also take part in the ‘Gun Lake Idol’ which is similar to American Idol’s singing competition. The Kalamazoo Huskies also scheduled to make an appearance. Admission to the state park will be free for the event which goes Saturday Feb.18 from 10 a.m. until 6 […]

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    Social media reacts to death of sports baron, pizza magnate Mike Ilitch

    After the announcement of Mike Ilitch’s death Friday, thousands took to social media to express condolences and share their memories they had with the ‘Motown Mogul’. During the ‘Duel in the D’ at Joe Louis Arena Friday night, between Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans, players payed tribute with a moment silence. Detroit Pistons tweeting out to the Ilitch family, expressing its condolences as well. #DetroitPistons #GoPistons #Forum Pistons News: Detroit Pistons release statement on death of Mike Ilitch […]

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    GRR’s snow removal machine getting national attention

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Gerald R. Ford International Airport is getting national attention after posting a video to its Facebook page this week showing one of it’s powerful snow removal machines at work. Take a look at this video showing what’s called the “Snow Wolf” clearing the airport runways. The machine is capable of throwing snow anywhere between 150 and 200 feet depending on how heavy it is, according to GRR. Michigan’s own Ginger Zee from Good Morning America saw […]

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    Know the law – Self-driving cars

    Michigan is one of the first states in the nation to allow the testing of self-driving vehicles on the roadways, giving Michigan the potential to be a leader in the driverless car industry. A new law that recently went into effect allows driverless cars to be operated on Michigan roadways. Previously, a person had to be in the self-driving vehicle, to grab the steering wheel if anything went awry. But now, a human is no longer required in the automated […]

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    Here’s your guide for deals on food for Super Bowl 51

    We are less than 24 hours away from the big game and our friends at offers.com have put together a list of deals for the Super Bowl that you don’t want to miss out on. Applebee’s – Order online or via the Applebee’s app to get $5 off your first curbside to-go order. Boston Market – In honor of the big game, you can get two deals: * $10 off $200 worth of catering. * $3 off any $15 purchase. Bertucci’s – To feed hungry football […]

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    Multiple killed, injured as train derails in India

    HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Railway officials say that at least 23 people have been killed and 50 others injured after a passenger train derailed in southern India. Divisional Railway manager Chandralekha Mukherji says the accident took place in the Vizianagram district of Andhra Pradesh around midnight Saturday. She says seven coaches of the Hirakand Express were thrown off the tracks. Rescue workers are at the site Sunday morning trying to cut open mangled coaches. It’s the latest accident on India’s massive but […]

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    Michiganders host their own Women’s March across the state Saturday

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — From Detroit to Lansing to Kalamazoo, thousands of people have turned out at rallies for women’s rights, social causes and peace. Police closed off streets near the state Capitol as the crowd exceeded 5,000 Saturday. In Kalamazoo, participants moved in a 3.5-mile loop from Western Michigan University to downtown and back in what was called the “little sister” march in support of a larger event in Washington. Ten-year-old Elliot Spoelstra held a sign that said, “Rise! […]

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    High-speed chase ends in arrest of Constantine man

    CONSTANTINE TWP, Mich. — Deputies in St. Joseph County say officers were led on a high-speed chase Wednesday that went through several residents yards, causing damage. It happened around 6:15 p.m. Wednesday on Riverside Drive and Vistula Road. Deputies say they tried to stop the 18-year-old man for speeding but he continued driving at a high rate of speed. The pursuit ended after the suspect veered off into a field north of Riverside Drive near Oxbow Lane. The car got stuck on […]