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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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Father Sings To His Dying Newborn After His Wife Dies Following Childbirth [VIDEO]

A heartbreaking video of a father singing the Beatles’ “Blackbird” to his dying newborn son after his wife died in her sleep following childbirth is being shared all over the Internet.

The clip shows Chris Picco playing the guitar and singing to his son, Lennon, in the hospital shortly after the death of his wife.

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The Animal Guy Pet Selfie Contest – Voting

Who’s your buddy?

That’s right: We know you love your doggies, kitties and other pets — rodents, included –out there. And we want to reward you for that love, whether it’s for man’s best friend, your feline companion or some other furry friend. Check out our gallery of pet selfies and be sure to vote for your favorite!

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Laughfest 2015 to Feature George Lopez, Wanda Sykes, Patton Oswalt – Will Celebrate #FiveYearsOfSmiles

Today, the nation’s first-ever community-wide festival of laughter, Gilda’s LaughFest, announced the first round of talent and shows for the festival’s fifth year which will be held March 5 to 15, 2015. The announcement included performers that are new to the festival, as well as some past favorites returning to take part in the festival’s fifth year.

The headliners announced Tuesday include: George Lopez, Patton Oswalt, Wanda Sykes and LaughFest veterans Bo Burnham, YouTube star and singer/songwriter comedian; Pete Holmes, who will be perform two shows and record a live podcast; and Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" Ticket packages for the festival will go on sale Friday, November 14.

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Nickelback, The Pretty Reckless Book February 24 Date at Van Andel Arena

Multi-platinum selling rock band Nickelback are set to embark on a massive headlining tour in 2015 in support of their eighth full-length studio album, No Fixed Address, which comes out Nov. 17 and can be pre-ordered HERE.

The tour will stop in Grand Rapids at Van Andel Arena on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. The Pretty Reckless will join Nickelback to open the show.

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Rockford Public Schools Lockdown Lifted Following Bomb Threat

All campuses in the Rockford Public School District were placed on lockdown Friday morning after a bomb threat.

The lockdown started around 10:30 a.m. after the superintendent’s office received a bomb threat against the district in general.

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UPDATE: Shots Fired At Canadian Parliament; One Soldier Dead; One Gunman Dead

UPDATE 1 p.m. EST: The Canadian soldier who was shot outside the National War Memorial has died according to the Daily Globe and Mail. Ottawa police confirm that one of the gunmen was shot and killed, while another is still believed to be on the loose.

A gunman shot a soldier and then ran toward Canada's Parliament building, Wednesday according to Ottawa police.

Police have confirmed that a man opened fire at the National War Memorial outside of the government complex shortly before 10 a.m. Shots hit a soldier who was standing guard. Witnesses say that they then heard shots when the man entered the Parliament building, where members were holding meetings.

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Bank of Ann Arbor Not Closed On Columbus Day Because ‘Columbus Is In Ohio’

Those of us who have grown up in Michigan know that there has always been hatred towards Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio among Michiganders. Particularly from fans of the University of Michigan.

A bank in Ann Arbor has used that hatred to justify keeping their doors open this Columbus Day, which is generally a "bank holiday". They explained on their Facebook page:

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Grand Rapids Griffins’ Season Home Opener Is This Friday

This Friday marks the 19th home opener for your Grand Rapids Griffins at Van Andel Arena!

To celebrate the start of the season, the Griffs have tons of fun planned for fans who come to cheer on their team Friday night.

First and foremost, this game is expected to sell out, so you'll want to get your tickets early from the Griffins website or at the Van Andel Arena box office.

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Kent County Sheriff's Department via WZZM-13
Kent County Sheriff's Department via WZZM-13
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Bank Robbed In Southern Kent County; Suspect At Large

UPDATE: The suspect in a Tuesday morning bank robbery has been aprehended.

Kent County detectives in an unmarked vehicle spotted the suspect and called GRPD, asking for Grand Rapids units to conduct a traffic stop. Police arrested the suspect and one of the three other people who were in his car. That second person's connection to the case wasn't immediately specified.

Investigators say the suspect was taken to a hospital, because of something he ingested.

Authorities, including federal law enforcement, continue investigating.

Police have responded to a bank robbery in southern Kent County, WZZM-13 reports.

The Bank of America branch at 6737 S. Division Avenue in Cutlerville near the intersection of 68th Street and Division was robbed at around 11 a.m. Tuesday.

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Officer Accidentally Shoots Self Inside of Downtown Grand Rapids Court Building

It's being reported by WZZM-13 that a court officer accidentally shot himself reportedly while cleaning his gun inside the U.S. Bankruptcy Court building, which is next to the Grand Rapids Police Department in downtown Grand Rapids early Thursday afternoon.

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