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Morning Buzz- 5 Things to Know for July 6

Posted at 10:32 AM, Jul 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-06 10:30:13-04

1. How does winning a half a billion dollars sound? The Mega Millions Jackpot has grown once again, after no one won Tuesday night's drawing.

It was the 34th drawing in a row with no winner and the jackpot is now at $508 million.

With a cash value of $357 million making it the seventh biggest of all time, including Powerball and Mega Millions prizes.

The biggest lottery jackpot in U.S. history was a $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot, from this past January.

2. There will be a special dedication ceremony for a new trail at a local park Wednesday.

The event will happen at Millennium Park in Kent County.

Officials just finished construction on a new wetlands boardwalk that connects the Hansen Nature Trail to another trail loop that surrounds the main lake at the park.

The construction was paid for thanks to a donation in memory of Sandy Hansen, who was a big park supporter. The trail surrounding the lake will now be known as the Sandy Hansen Shoreline Trail.

The dedication ceremony is happening at 11 a.m. at the park.

3. Fox 17’s Tribute on the Grand party is happening on September 10, and the event is just getting bigger with more music.

A local Prince tribute band is set to perform, along with David Bowie, Tom Petty, and U2 tribute bands.  Even more tables have been made available for the beer pairing fundraiser dinner on the Gillett Bridge that night.

Fox 17 is teaming up with Founders Brewing to raise money for Grand Rapids White Water and the effort to restore the river downtown. Tickets for the beer dinner are now available online.

The concert is free to the public, but you must be 21 and older. There’ll be plenty of Founders beer available.

The music stage will be at Ah-Nab-Awen Park.

4. It's only been a year since the last price hike, but Starbucks is doing it again.

Starting July 12, you may have to start shelling out more money if you want to continue your morning caffeine routine.

The coffee chain says it will raise prices on certain drinks, starting next Tuesday.

Starbucks didn't say which drinks would be affected or how much of an increase will take place. But a recent computer glitch might have given customers a preview of the price adjustment as they were overcharged by 30 cents on their orders.

5. Could it be the end of Snapchat being cool?

It appears more adults are using popular app that first became popular with younger users.

A new survey says 38 percent of mobile users between the ages of 25 to 34 used Snapchat at least once in May. That's double the percentage from less than two years ago.

There is also five percent more users over the age of 35, but experts say the increase in adult users hasn't made the app less popular with its core user base.