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  1. If you dump trash in recycling bins, 'We're going to start fining you' $250Read the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | MLive.com

    There is recyclable material in the photograph above. But it won't get recycled.

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  2. $25M deal will finance 30 new HopCat bars across MidwestRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | MLive.com

    Expansion of the HopCat craft beer bar chain is poised to accelerate after parent company BarFly Ventures LLC inked a $25 million deal with a Texas lender to finance 30 new locations. BarFly Ventures owner Mark Sellers said the deal with an undisclosed mezzanine capital lender in Dallas closed on Friday, Aug. 28. The deal, which gives the lender a small equity stake in BarFly, gives the Grand Rapids company enough cash to double its growth rate and open six new HopCats a year for the next five years, said Sellers.

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  3. Grand Haven volleyball team perfect at its first quadRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | MLive.com

    At this stage of the season, all the Grand Haven volleyball team is concerned about is making sure the pieces fall into place. Grand Haven improved to 14-2 and added three more wins to its collection Tuesday at the team's quad.

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  4. Weariness may be cause of car crash involving 5 young womenRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | MLive.com

    Weariness may have been the cause of a Saturday morning car crash that took the lives of two young Benton Harbor women and left two others hospitalized. Information from a fifth young woman in the car - the only one of the 19- and 20-year-olds to be treated at a hospital and released - indicates that all five were tired and more than one passenger had fallen asleep before the crash occurred.

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  5. Area resident honored for more than 65 years in VFW Ladies' AuxiliaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | MLive.com

    Josephine Velding, 93, recently received a 65-year membership pin from the Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW, a pin from the Department of Michigan Ladies Auxiliary and a veteran's and family support pin. Shown here, Joan Broek, District 8 president, makes the presentation as members of Wyoming-Grandville VFW Post 702 of the Ladies Auxiliary look on.

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  6. Brittany Smith leads Caledonia to win at first OK White JamboreeRead the original story

    Tuesday | MLive.com

    As Brittany Smith topped the leaderboard, the girls golf team Caledonia topped the scoreboard of the season's first OK White Jamboree on Tuesday. Caledonia edged Forest Hills Central 198-199, and beat East Grand Rapids by seven strokes.

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  7. Andre Berto shrugs off criticism as massive underdog to Floyd MayweatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | MLive.com

    Andre Berto hit the boxing lottery when Floyd Mayweather chose to fight him, and oddsmakers make the upset only slightly less likely than a real lottery win, but the challenger isn't having much to do with it. Berto, who fights Mayweather in a welterweight title fight next week at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, has not watched the "All Access" pre-bout hype show on Showtime or its subsidiaries, he said today.

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  8. Saginaw man who beat girlfriend to point of coma pleads no contestRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | MLive.com

    Ten months to the day after he brutally beat his girlfriend to the point that she was in a coma for months, a Saginaw man agreed to spend at least 25 years in prison for his actions. As Felicia Rojas continues her recovery, the man who nearly killed her, Michael V. Vasquez, pleaded no contest Tuesday, Sept.

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  9. See judge chastise defendant representing himself in perjury trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | MLive.com

    Kent County Circuit Judge Mark Trusock repeatedly suggested that Malcolm Xavier Jeffries, representing himself in a perjury case related to a cold-case killing, turn his defense over to standby attorney Dennis Carlson. "You are burying yourself," Trusock told Jeffries on Tuesday, Sept.

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  10. Kentwood schools' 20-year logo to be phased out with student's 'simple' redesignRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | MLive.com

    A symbol that has represented Kentwood Public Schools for more than 20 years will be phased out by a new design by one of the district's students. East Kentwood High School students submitted more than 60 designs in a districtwide logo contest last year.

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  11. Perjury suspect in cold case 'burying' himself as own attorney, judge saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | MLive.com

    Before jurors heard the first witness against him, Malcolm Xavier Jeffries, representing himself in a perjury trial, sabotaged his own case, the judge said. In his opening statement, Jeffries told jurors about his previous run-ins with police, including threatening a man with a gun and having two pistols and cocaine in his car.

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  12. What is God's purpose for creation? Ethics and Religion TalkRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | MLive.com

    This week we dive into a theological question. "lauramarktenn" asks, "Does God have a purpose for creation? If He does, what is it, and can He accomplish it?" The Rev.

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  13. Morning commuters facing U.S. 131 traffic back-up near downtown Grand RapidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | MLive.com

    A large traffic back-up has developed on southbound U.S. 131 after a three-car crash Tuesday morning near the Leonard Street exit. A Chevy Cruze sustained significant rear-end damage and was resting against the left side guardrail around 6 a.m. Sept.

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  14. See who wants to pay $10M for Kent County's downtown office buildingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | MLive.com

    With a $10 million cash offer, Kendall College of Art and Design and Ferris State University has submitted the highest bid for an office building owned by Kent County at 82 Ionia Ave. NW. The bid by KCAD/Ferris surpasses a $6.5 million bid by The Embassy Group Acquisitions, LLC, a New York-based housing developer, and a $6.8 million bid by Franklin Partners LLC, an office and commercial building developer from suburban Chicago.

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  15. Wealthy Street Station closes; owners weathered decades of changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | MLive.com

    The couple, in their early 70s, has served food to hungry patrons at or near the corner of Wealthy Street and Fuller Avenue for decades. Through the years, they have watched the neighborhood decline and rebound .

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  16. 7 achieve perfect ACT scores from Grand Rapids area schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 31 | MLive.com

    West Catholic High School senior Andrew Voigt, son of Ronald and Rebecca Voigt, earned a perfect composite score of 36 on the ACT college admission exam, officials said Monday, Aug. 31. Earning a top score is a rare feat accomplished by less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students, according to ACT representatives. Among test-takers in the high school graduating class of 2015, only 1,598 of more than 1.92 million students earned an ACT composite score of 36. In Michigan, of the 118,555 graduates, 77 earned a top score.

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  17. Man pulled from Grand River in downtown Grand RapidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 31 | MLive.com

    A man was pulled from the Grand River by firefighters Monday after he was seen jumping off the Blue Bridge into water below. Police and fire crews responded about 1:45 p.m. Aug. 31 and located the man just downriver from Charley's Crab restaurant.

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  18. Man dies after jumping from Blue Bridge in downtown Grand RapidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 31 | MLive.com

    The 45-year-old Grand Rapids resident was pronounced dead at the scene after firefighters pulled his body from the river just south of the U.S. 131 overpass about 1:45 p.m. Aug. 31. Anyone who may have further information is asked to call police at 616-456-3400 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345. Silent Observer may also be contacted confidentially at online at www.silentobserver.org.

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  19. After BP's Whiting refinery fix, Grand Rapids gas prices keep fallingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 31 | MLive.com

    The average price of a gallon of gas is about $2.56 Monday in Grand Rapids, according to GasBuddy. It's been about one week since BP's Whiting, Ind., facility resumed normal operations after its crude oil distillation unit unexpectedly shut down earlier this month .

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  20. MSU med students don white coats to begin journey to become doctorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 31 | MLive.com

    The incoming students in Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine officially began their studies with the symbolic white coat ceremony Sunday, Aug. 30. At the DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids, interim Dean Dr. Aron Sousa welcomed class to the White Coat and Matriculation Ceremony. The college's faculty and alumni assisted the students as they donned their white coats.

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