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    Movies with your favorite celebrities you should never see

    Hollywood faces an eternal challenge: perfecting the science of moviemaking. To maximize profit and boost quality, moviemakers often pack their films with all-star casts, hoping to rake in revenue based simply on the power of famous names. Unsurprisingly, the cast is not the only key to a successful movie, and such a strategy often leads to the production of disappointing films, despite their stellar actors and actresses. In order to identify the poorest performing movies with the strongest casts, PrettyFamous […]

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    3 injured in Cannon Township crash

    The two-vehicle crash was reported at about 3:05 p.m.

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook shows off the new iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple is expected to unveil the new iPhone 6 and wearble tech.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    White House disputes Apple’s position on iPhone hack request

    Although the CEO of Apple says an order from a federal magistrate could threaten the security of millions of iPhones, the White House doesn't see it that way

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    Family warns others after ice flies off vehicle, smashes windshield

    BYRON CENTER, Mich. — It’s a sound one West Michigan woman says she’ll never forget: the loud cracking noise as a piece of ice flew off another vehicle and struck the windshield of her car. “It just flew right into my windshield,” Kim Krupiczewicz said. The incident happened after Monday’s ice storms, Krupiczewicz was sitting in the passenger seat, while her husband drove her and her daughter, Macy, to Lansing for a college tour. She says when they pulled over she realized […]

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    Court of Appeals rules against former corrections officers in pot butter case

    KENT COUNTY, Mich. —  The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled against Michael Frederick and Todd VanDoorne, two of four former Kent County corrections officers accused of illegally having marijuana butter. The court ruled that the original search and “knock and talk” procedures were legal, and threw out the officers’ argument. However, the Michigan State Police Crime Lab report in this case reflects the issue that FOX 17 has been investigating: that the pot butter was labeled “origin unknown,” opening […]

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    Grand Rapids Fire Chief Laura Knapp retiring

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Grand Rapids Fire Chief announced her retirement Wednesday morning. Laura Knapp announced her plans to retire effective Jan. 9, 2016, according to a release. Knapp has been with the Grand Rapids Fire Department for 31 years, including the last six years as chief. Grand Rapids City Manager Greg Sundstrom said in a release that an interim chief will be named in the next 30 days and the search for a permanent successor will begin soon. […]

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    UPDATE: Missing Grand Rapids man found, reunited with family

    Richard Bertrand Ott, 76, was reported missing Tuesday by the Grand Rapids Police Department

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    Judge rejects Bindi Irwin’s DWTS contract, wants proof her father is dead

    LOS ANGELES — Bindi Irwin‘s contract with “Dancing With The Stars” has reportedly been rejected because a judge wants proof that her father, Steve Irwin, is dead. TMZ reports that Bindi is required to have a minor’s contract with the show because she is only 17. Her mother signed a form giving away rights to any money her daughter makes on “Dancing with the Stars,” and it was submitted to the L.A. Superior Court. However, the judge said he wants the same […]

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    Calhoun County offers flu shot drive-thru

    WEST MICHIGAN — While it may seem too early to think about flu season, local health department officials say early October is one of the best times to get a flu shot. “There’s a big advantage to getting your shot now before our flu activity is increased,” said Mary Wisinski, immunization program supervisor with the Kent County Health Department. “Before people start getting sick, before the big weather change we’re going to have some nice change, make sure you go […]