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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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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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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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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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Michigan State Police Trooper Dies After Shootout In Mason County

The Michigan State Police has confirmed the death of a trooper from injuries in a shooting during a Mason County traffic stop Monday evening. The trooper, identified as Paul Butterfield of the Hart Post of the MSP, died during emergency surgery at Munson Hospital in Traverse City.

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Andy Rent Hands Out Cupcakes For President Ford’s 100th Birthday [Photos]

This past Saturday, the folks from Amway, Meijer, and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum celebrated what would have been President Ford's 100th birthday in a big way - by handing out a ton of free cupcakes! The River's Andy Rent was on hand to help hand out the treats to all who came out to visit. Check out some photos after the jump! 

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Grand Rapids Makes Forbes’ List Of 15 Cities’ Emerging Downtowns

Grand Rapids is getting some more love from the folks at Forbes Magazine. They've already named us one of the ten happiest cities to work in, and the number one city to raise a family in, and now they've bestowed us with the honor of being names one of the top 15 cities with emerging downtowns!

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BREAKING NEWS: West Michigan Deputies Searching For Missing Autistic Boy

UPDATE (7:50am): Deputies are reporting that Quenton Moomey has been found in Byron Center. We'll have more details as they become available.

Police are currently searching for twelve-year-old Quenton Moomey, and autistic boy who has been missing from his home in Byron Township since late Tuesday night. 

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