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California Tightens Policy For Hybird Drivers Access To Carpool Lanes
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New Ride Share App To Debut In Grand Rapids

Tired of Uber surge charges that add to the cost of your ride? So is James Matthews. That's why he's debuting a new ride share app in Grand Rapids called SteadyFare. 

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Arctic Air Mass Brings Deep Freeze To Milwaukee
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Michigan’s Changing Climate: Shorter Winters, Wetter Summers

Any Michigan resident will tell you that the weather here is more than a little messed up. Now we have proof.

Scientists studying data from 1951 to 2010 have found that Michigan's climate is changing. Is getting better or worse? That may depend on how much you love winter.

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Suspect Arrested In Las Vegas Road Rage Incident
Not a Jeremy, or is it? Maybe he's lying. (Photo: Getty Images)
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The Most Common Name For a Criminal in Michigan Is…

The folks at Protection One have determined the most common names of criminals in each of the fifty states. And you can also search to see how criminal your own name is.

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Grand Rapids Police To Video Vigilante: Stop It [Video]

Last month, a 23-year-old man turned over videos of him catching online predators who had been lured to local parking lots under the guise of meeting an underage person for sex.

After filing charges against seven of the men, the GRPD wants the man known as 'Anxiety War' to stop it.

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Michiganders Love Complaining About Their Jobs On Twitter [Video]

How you feel about your job and how much you share those thoughts on social media might have something to do with where you live. New research from Hloom, a company that provides free Microsoft templates, used Twitter to figure out where people hate their jobs most and tweet about it.

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Meet Piper, The Super Cool Bird Chasing King of a Michigan Airport [Video]

Piper the dog has the best job in the world. He chases birds off the runway at the Cherry Capitol Airport in Traverse City. For years, he's been a local hero, but thanks to an Instagram post, he's gone nationwide.

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Michigan Says It’s Potholes And Bad Weather Make It the Perfect Place to Test Driverless Cars

It would be great to have the possibility of $4 billion in grant money flooding into the Michigan economy over the next several years, but would you be comfortable with automated cars being tested on Michigan roads and freeways?

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Six Killed In Shooting Spree In Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Michigan Uber Driver/Killer’s Last Fare Recounts Ride [Video]

Talk about dodging a bullet… a family from Indianapolis was unharmed after being Uber driver/killer Jason Brian Dalton’s last fare during his rampage.

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Can You Identify These Five Grand Rapids Landmarks By Their Satellite Photo?

Recently, I had the opportunity to go up to the 23rd floor of the J.W. Marriott Hotel downtown.

From up there, everything seemed so different, and it took me a while to readjust so I could identify things I walked past every day from the air.

So I decided to take the challenge to you -- here are Google Earth satellite photos of five Grand Rapids landmarks. Can you identify them?

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Announces Show at DeVos Performance Hall March 21

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson has announced 10 live multi-media events across the United States with one of those stops being right here in Grand Rapids.

Tyson will appear in Grand Rapids at DeVos Performance Hall on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

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