Tom Cruise stars in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Oct 21, 2016

Tom Cruise returns to the big screen in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.  The king of the independent film Tyler Perry also makes a return as Medea in Boo! A Medea there are four other movies opening in western Michigan theaters...WGVU sits down with Ron VanTimmeran from Celebration Cinema to break it all down in our weekly movie talk...but first this trailer from Jack Reacher: Never Let Go.

Governor Rick Snyder faces a decision soon on whether to sign or veto a bill he doesn’t like.

It deals with how the state raises money for Medicaid.

The Legislature adopted bills to scrap an unpopular tax on health insurance claims, and replace it with a new, complicated plan to match the federal contribution to the Medicaid program.

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The City of Grand of Grand Rapids is hosting a ribbon cutting for the Pearl Street improvements today. This afternoon, downtown,  city and MDOT officials will celebrate new roadways, streetscapes and an interpretive sign about the Pearl Street Bridge’s history. 

“You only get one chance to make a first impression, so this is going to be really, really important and we’re thrilled with the improvements that have been made to the road.”


Weekly we focus on the work of area organizations advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we hear from Attah Obande, Hub Coordinator and Business Coach of SpringGR, an entrepreneurial training program providing training, mentoring, and networking opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs from neighborhoods of few entrepreneurial opportunities to develop a thriving business. Joining the discussion is WGVU grant writer, Steve Chappell, project director of WGVU’s grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in the area of racial equity.

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Officials say a woman has been wounded in a shooting outside a Grand Rapids gathering held in memory of a man who was fatally shot this month at a party.

The Grand Rapids Press reports people had gathered Thursday night at the Urban Family Ministries building following the funeral for 21-year-old Juwan Boykin.

WOOD-TV reports the woman was hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

In an online statement, Urban Family Ministies asked for prayers for the woman who was shot and said staff and volunteers were safe.

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Cursed by a Billy Goat, bedeviled by Bartman and crushed by decades of disappointment, the Chicago Cubs are at long last headed back to the World Series.

Kyle Hendricks outpitched Clayton Kershaw, Anthony Rizzo and Willson Contreras homered early and the Cubs won their first pennant since 1945, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 Saturday night in Game 6 of the NL Championship Series.

The drought ended when closer Aroldis Chapman got Yasiel Puig to ground into a double play, setting off a wild celebration at Wrigley Field.

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President Obama's two-year-old campaign against the Islamic State is clearly weakening the extremist group. But he's unlikely to finish the job during his final months, leaving it to his successor, Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, to figure out how to keep ISIS on the run.

U.S.-backed Iraqi troops are on the march against the ISIS stronghold of Mosul in northern Iraq. In neighboring Syria, ISIS recently lost the symbolically important town of Dabiq.

AT&T has agreed to terms with Time Warner to buy the media giant for more than $80 billion. The news comes a day after accounts emerged that the two corporations were close to a merger deal.

A source with knowledge of the matter tells NPR's David Folkenflik that both corporations' boards are meeting to approve the deal.

Details of the deal could emerge Saturday evening, when AT&T is expected to announce the final agreement.