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Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie at it's Best

Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie at it's Best

Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie                                           

2 pints Blue Berries (Divided)

½ cup White Sugar

½ cup Water

Pinch of Salt

I tablespoon Corn Starch mixed with a few spoonfuls of water till smooth

Mix 2/3 cup berries, sugar, water & salt and bring to a boil over med heat. Cook until most of the berries are cooked and the mixture has a nice color. Add the cornstarch, a little at a time, till thickened. Cook till clear, then remove from heat and let cool completely. Add the remaining fresh berries and pour over cream mixture. Refrigerate. Top with Cool Whip.  Toss a few fresh  berries on top just before serving. (Optional)

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The tip suggested a 66-year-old man was running that gambling operation.

Officers said that several times they saw him carrying paperwork in and out of the bar. The search warrant also says an undercover officer placed bets with the man, and money was paid in and out from those wagers. It also says the man conducted business with several patrons.

So far, no charges have been filed in the case, but the Grand Rapids police say they're still investigating.


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The hazardous material situation happened around 1 p.m. Tuesday at Haviland Enterprises, located near Turner Avenue and Ann Street NW.

The Grand Rapids fire chief tells WZZM 13 an oxidizer reaction occurred, sending a chemical plume in the air. This involved the same chemicals as a similar release in Sept. 2014.

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Events go through noon Tuesday, when a speech by former Ford administration staff member Paul O'Neil will be given at the JW Marriott in downtown Grand Rapids. Learn more about that here.

On Monday, WZZM 13's Lee Van Ameyde spoke with O'Neill. See what he had to say in the video above.

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No one was injured.

The fire has been contained as of 5:30 p.m. Crews will remain on the scene for several hours to make sure the fire stays out and to assess the damage.

Alpine Ave NW between Ann St. and Richmond St. will remain closed while firefighters are on scene.

The cause of the fire is not yet know.

Stay with WZZM 13 online and on-air at 6:30 p.m. for the latest information.

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