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Catch Wendy Reed while you work, Middays on Channel 95-7. Tune in to stay current with what’s happening in West Michigan, and for the best mix of hot hits in Grand Rapids. Wendy is equally likely to compliment your cute shoes, condemn you for wearing leggings as pants, or invite you out to drink beer and watch a baseball game. Wendy loves her dog (Harry Potter), New Kids On The Block, live blogging her life, and eating out (aka not having to cook). Her hobbies include Facebook, reading, and pinning crafts on Pinterest that she’ll never make. Stream online at mychannel957.com!
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See The First Picture Of Missing Newaygo County Toddler After Her Rescue [Photo]

Two-and-a-half year old Amber Rose Smith had all of West Michigan (I would wager to say the whole lower peninsula of Michigan) praying for her safe return earlier this week. Amber Rose went missing from her home near the Manistee State Forest on Tuesday afternoon, and both her parents and rescue workers feared that the toddler had wandered into the forest. But, almost twenty-four hours later, Amber Rose was found alive and well by DNR officer Jeff Ginn. And now we have a picture of what that first moment of her rescue looked like.

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What Does The Government Shutdown Mean? – How It Will Affect The Average Person

A government shutdown occurred at midnight this morning, and today it has people wondering how it's going to affect their lives until this whole thing gets sorted out. For the most part, unless they work for the government, most people's lives won't change at all. Check out a pretty comprehensive list of people affected and things you will be unable to do during the shutdown after the jump!

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Pint-Sized Astronomy Expert Teaches Ellen About Uranus – And The Other Planets [Video]

I'm gonna be straight up here -- I don't know much about astronomy. I know what the moon is. I can find the Big Dipper. And that's about the extent of my knowledge of all things celestial. This little kid, however, is an astronomy expert. Not only did he teach ME a thing or two, he also taught Ellen a lot as well. Including how to properly pronounce "Uranus". 

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Jimmy John’s Delivery Person Tackles Downtown Mugger

My boss was in the studio talking to me this afternoon and happened to notice, out of the corner of his eye, a scene involving an ambulance and at least three Grand Rapids Police cars. We wondered out loud what could possibly be happening and then I went back to doing my show thinking nothing of it. Turns out, quite the scene had transpired and it involved a "freaky fast" delivery person and an alleged mugger!

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Watch This Adorable Baby Sing The Beatles’ “Don’t Let Me Down” [Video]

I wasn't a particularly musical kid. I mean, I played the recorder in 4th grade (or whatever grade it is that you start playing the recorder), and then moved on to the clarinet (which I played through high school). But, I was never a singer, and I've always wanted to learn to play the guitar, but all of my attempts have been a giant failure. This toddler named Diogo (who was only 23-months-old when this video was shot) has successfully put all of my singing and guitar playing attempts to shame with his rendition of The Beatles' "Don't Let Me Down". Check it out:

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Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions
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Win Tickets To Opening Night Of Broadway Grand Rapids’ “Jersey Boys”

Broadway Grand Rapids is bring "Jersey Boys - The Story of Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons" to town starting on October 1st! 100.5 The River wants to send you to opening night of the show PLUS give you an overnight stay at the JW Marriott in downtown Grand Rapids! How can you win? Tell us about your funny prom or homecoming story below!

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Children Post Scathing Obituary For Their Mother

Marianne Theresa Johnson-Reddick's children endured a lifetime of abuse at the hands of their mother. So, when she passed away recently, her children had no problem airing the family's dirty laundry in the form of Johnson-Reddick's obituary. The obit starts out with the statement "She is sur­vived by her 6 of 8 children whom she spent her lifetime torturing in every way pos­sible," and gets worse from there. 

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Mother of Sandy Hook Victim Writes Powerful Letter to Teachers

The mother of one of the 26 victims of last year's Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has written a powerful letter to the teachers of America. Nebla Marquez-Greene had two children attending Sandy Hook Elementary that day. Her daughter, 6-year-old Ana Grace, was killed in the massacre, but her son was uninjured in the attack. Her letter, which was posted on the Education Week website is powerful, and gut-wrenching, and encouraging all in one. Read it after the jump.

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Vince Gill Confronts Members Of The Westboro Baptist Church [Video]

WARNING: Vince does use a little bit of bad language in this video, but I just had to share it. Apparently, members of the Westboro Baptist Church were picketing outside of the venue for Gill's performance in Kansas City, Missouri on Sunday night. Vince heard that they were there and wanted to have a little chat with them.

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