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  • Hopkins fire

    Fire destroys barn at trucking company in Allegan County

    HOPKINS, Mich. — A fire destroyed a barn at a local trucking/farming company in Hopkins early Friday morning. The fire started at around 3:00 a.m. at J. Jablonski & Sons near the intersection of 16th Street and 136th Avenue in Allegan County.  When firefighters first arrived, they reported heavy smoke and flames showing from the structure and immediately called for additional help. At least six departments responded to the scene. There are no injuries reported. The contents of the building […]

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    Cool Video: Domino Etch a Sketch

    This is not your typical Etch a Sketch…

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    Teen: Masked man shot me. Other teens: Gunshot was accidental.

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Police are getting conflicting reports about what led up to a shooting that sent one teenager to the hospital. The shooting happened on Battle Creek Avenue on Wednesday.  When officers arrived, they found a 16-year-old victim who had been shot in the abdomen.  The home was occupied by numerous teenagers who told police that the gunshot wound accidental and self-inflicted . However, the victim said an unknown man wearing a mask entered the house and shot him. […]

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    Find a bigger sandbox: Tonka and Ford team up to bring toy truck to life

    DETROIT, Mich. — Anyone who’s ever owned a Tonka truck knows the joys to be had from transporting sand, loading toys, and generally enjoying childhood, will appreciate Ford and Tonka’s creation:  a full-size, F750 dump truck modeled to look like a Tonka truck. This toy-truck-come-to-life is a one-time, promotional item and will not be released to the masses.  The Tonka Dump Truck prototype will be unveiled at a show in Indianapolis on Wednesday, and will tour the country after that.

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    Thousands of bassinets-to-cradles recalled due to fall, suffocation hazards

    BETHESDA, Md. — The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a new recall this week that may impact new parents. Below is the information on the recall, as well as a new recall for certain snowboard bindings. ‘Dream on Me’ 2-in-1 Bassinet to Cradle — The wire supports on the sides of the bassinet can disconnect causing the fabric sides to lower; posing a risk that infants can fall out or become entrapped and suffocate.  About 13,000 units are impacted […]

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    Free short stacks at IHOP for National Pancake Day

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Tuesday marks the tenth anniversary of IHOP’s ‘National Pancake Day’ — a fundraiser that puts free pancakes in front of customers in exchange for a donation to Children’s Miracle Network hospitals, including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. IHOP restaurants hope to raise $3.5 million this year, which would bring the total amount raised to nearly $20 million over the last ten years. Click here for more information on National Pancake Day.

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    Everyone reportedly out safe from overnight house fire near Cedar Springs

    SOLON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A handful of fire departments responded to a house fire in northern Kent County early Monday morning. It happened at around 6:15 a.m. at a home on Algoma Avenue NE in Solon Township, that’s not far from Cedar Springs. According to dispatchers, all residents were able to make it out safely.  As of 6:45 a.m., crews were still calling for additional help in fighting the fire.

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    Rare identical triplets born to Michigan couple

    ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. — It’s a one-in-a-million chance to have identical triplets, but one Michigan family beat those odds.  

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    Behind the scenes with Nickelback

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Nickelback brought their “No Fixed Address” tour to the Van Andel Arena on Tuesday, in support of their new album of the same name, and we had a chance to catch up with them before they hit the stage. Additional credit to Consulting Producer, Chris Petras. Nickelback on Facebook