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    App developers traveling nation to collect 40,000 beers for Beer Census

    SEATTLE, Wash. — The makers of a new app are trying to map the beer genome, so to speak.  In the world of craft beer, the app developers want to find out what makes one beer stand out amongst others. They’ve already made their way from the east coast, been through Grand Rapids, Mich., and are now in the Pacific Northwest.  Matt Markovich shows us how the goal is to give people a better idea of what they should pour […]

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    Video: B1G mascot parody of Taylor Swift goes viral

    EAST LANSING, Mich. — A video of Big Ten mascots performing their parody of “Shake it Off” by Taylor Swift is getting hundreds of thousands of views after being posted just days ago. MSU mascot Sparty posted the clip on his official YouTube account, TheRealSparty on October 20.  At the time of this posting, it already has 220,882 views.  

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    5 escape from early-morning house fire; started with vehicle behind home

    WHITE LAKE, Mich. — Five people escaped from a house fire without injury early Tuesday morning, and crews at the scene say it all started when flames from a vehicle fire spread to the home. The fire happened before 4:00 a.m. on Franklin Street near Slocum in White Lake (Muskegon County). The initial call came in as a vehicle fire.  When crews arrived, they saw the car on fire behind the home, and flames were spreading to the residence.  Five […]

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    120 positions available at hiring event in Ottawa County

    HOLLAND, Mich. — Ottawa County Michigan Works! is hosting a hiring event for seven employers on Tuesday, providing job seekers with new employment opportunities. The event is happening at the Holland Service Center located at 121 Clover Street.  The list of on-site employers consists of Allied Business Services, Alliance Home Health Care Services, Haworth, Hillshire Brands, CSM Services, and DJ’s Landscape Management. Here is a more specific rundown of the times each employer will be available, as provided by a […]

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    Video: Ripple the dog doesn’t care about the forecast

    EDMONTON — Synopsis from the YouTube video: Global Edmonton’s Mike Sobel attempts to give the weather forecast while Ripple the dog – from the Edmonton Humane Society – just wants to play.

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    Bob Seger to perform in Grand Rapids; Tickets go on sale Oct. 4

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band are hitting the road in support of Seger’s first new studio album in eight years, and they are bringing the tour to West Michigan. A native of the Detroit area, Seger will bring his “RIDE OUT” tour to the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids on December 9.  Tickets go on sale on October 4. (Fan club members can purchase on October 1.) The tour shares the same name […]

  • Fall fashion trends with Meijer

    Our friends from Meijer showcase some fashion trends that are fresh for the fall season.

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    Police search for missing man who suffers from depression

    CALHOUN COUNTY, Mich. — Police are asking for help from the public in locating a man who has been missing for several days. Scott Isham, 53, was last seen on Thursday, September 25 at around 11:00 a.m.  He was walking away from his house on 28 Mile Road in Sheridan Township. Isham is six feet tall and approximately 165 pounds, with hazel eyes and gray hair.  Isham was last seen wearing gray pants and a black jacket.  Isham is suffering from depression […]

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    Archery deer season kicks off with new changes in 2014

    LANSING, Mich. — Bow hunting season begins on Wednesday, October 1 here in West Michigan, and the DNR wants to remind archers of some changes to the license structure. One of the most significant changes that will affect deer hunters is the base license that is now required for all hunters.  The base license provides funding for habitat and conservation work on both public and private land.  It also supports the work of DNR conservation officers and field staff to […]