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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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Help 100.5 The River And Amway ‘Stuff The Bus’

100.5 The River, Amway, 5/3rd Bank, Meijer and many other sponsors are working hard now through August 10th to Stuff The Bus for students in need all over Kent County! And, we're asking for your help! Now through August 10th, you can drop off new, unwrapped folders, No.2 pencils, pens, notebooks, erasers and rulers at any of the thirty-seven 5/3rd bank branches all around Kent County.

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Mariah Carey To Join ‘American Idol’ Judges’ Panel Next Season

It's official! After weeks of rumors and speculation, Mariah Carey has confirmed that she will be sitting in one of the judges' chairs during the next season of American Idol.

Of course, they couldn't just announce it in a normal, "send out a press release" kind of way. Oh no, they had to do it big.

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12 Killed, Many Injured In Aurora, CO ‘Batman’ Shooting

Edit (12pm) - Police have confirmed that the suspect's apartment is boobie trapped with several different chemicals and explosives. They have evacuated many surrounding buildings and have said that it will take them quite some time to clear the area and diffuse the situation.

A gunman, armed with not only guns, but teargas, turned what was supposed to be an enjoyable night at the movies into a nightmare. Early Friday morning, the man tossed tear gas into the theater in Auroroa, Colorado and then let loose with a spray of bullets, killing 12 people and injuring 38. Among those injured was a 3-month-old.

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FOX 17 Reporter Gets Attacked By Cat During Live Broadcast [Video]

Being a reporter out and about on the streets can be difficult, and sometimes dangerous. Then again, sometimes you get attacked by cuteness. This morning (July 5), FOX 17 Reporter Nicole DiNonato was out on the streets in Eastown just doing her job, when a cat decided that it wanted to say hello. Check out the video after the jump!

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Win An Overnight Stay & VIP Seating For The Amway 4th Of July Fireworks!

The Amway Fourth Of July Fireworks and Fun are back! The best fireworks of the year take place on Wednesday, July 4th along the Grand River. This year's fireworks display will be even bigger and better with fireworks being launched from both the Gillette Pedestrian Bridge and the Bridge Street Bridge!

100.5 The River wants to hook you up with VIP seating in Ah Nab Awen Park PLUS an overnight stay at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel that night!

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West Michigan Wedding Party Falls Into Lake [Video]

Your wedding day is supposed to be one that you'll never forget. I'm sure that Eric and Maegan Walber from Byron Center won't be forgetting there's any time soon.

According to WOOD-TV8, the entire wedding party fell into Gun Lake on Saturday, after the dock on which they were having photos taken gave way. Surprisingly, they were all really good sports about it, which you can see in the video after the jump!

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Win A $100 Gift Card From Panopolous Salons

It's summer, and you could probably use a new summer look! Luckily for you, 100.5 The River has teamed up with Panopolous Salons to help you out! Listen in every Wednesday to Andy Rent and call in to give him your best beauty tips! If you have the best tip, you could win a $100 Panopolous gift card to use towards a Sunshine Makeover!

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Grand Rapids Man Saves Son, Loses Everything, In Fire

Mark Samp, from Wyoming, is being lauded as a hero this week after he rescued his 6-month-old son from their flame-engulfed home on Wednesday night. Shortly after 9p.m., shortly after his son had been put down and his wife had walked down the street to talk to a neighbor, Samp noticed smoke pouring out of the side door of the home. He was outside on the phone with his mother.

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Alleged ‘America’s Got Talent’ Scammer Caught Using Fake Photo

The plot thickens in the current "America's Got Talent" scandal involving Timothy Poe, the country singer who claimed that he was a war veteran who sustained injuries while stationed in Afghanistan.

TMZ is reporting, that a photo of a soldier shown during Poe's audition is not Poe at all, but a different soldier altogether.

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