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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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Win A Free Wednesday Summer Lunch Picnic From Pietro’s For Your Office

Here at 100.5 The River, we really appreciate you listening to us while you work! We also like it when you listen to us during you lunch break, and we've teamed up with Pietro's the make your lunch break better!

Now through September 5th, we want you to sign up to win lunch for up to 10 people in your office from Pietro's awesome summer menu! Enjoy Pietro’s summer salads, pasta and signature bread and assorted soft drinks. For up to 10 people. Enter your information below for your chance to win!

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Ron Palillo, Horshack from ‘Welcome Back, Kotter’, Dead At 63

Ron Palillo, best known as classroom goofball Arnold Horshack on the 1970s TV show Welcome Back, Kotter, died at his Palm Beach Gardens home early this morning, according to Stacy Sacco, Palillo’s friend.

Sacco told The Palm Beach Post that Palillo passed away suddenly at 4:30 a.m.

He was 63.

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West Michigan Residents Plan Human Shield Vs. Westboro Baptist Church At Marine’s Funeral

Officials with the Westboro Baptist Church have said that they plan to protest a Holland Marine's funeral on Saturday, August 11th.

In statements, they have claimed that the deaths of US soldiers are God's way of punishing the country for accepting homosexuality.

On Monday President Barack Obama signed a law requiring protesters be at least 300 feet from military funerals, two hours before and after the events. Violators could face fines and up to two years in prison.

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Grand Cocktail Contest Kicks Off Today

Restaurant Week Grand Rapids has moved its dates this year, and has added a brand new element to the two week long celebration of food. While Restaurant Week itself doesn't kick off until August 15th, the new part of the celebration, The Grand Cocktail Contest, kicks off Wednesday, August 1st!

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Kent County Health Department Issues West Nile Virus Warning

The Kent County Health Department is advising residents to take precautions when spending time outdoors after the discovery of West Nile Virus in three Michigan counties.

Officials are saying that the conditions this summer have caused mosquitoes, which carry the virus, to hatch early. West Nile Virus can be fatal, and has symptoms that include fevers, meningitis, and even encephalitis.

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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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