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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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Want Great Footage Of Monkeys At The Zoo? You Don’t Need An App For That [Video]

We've all been to the zoo, and tried and tried to get a great picture or video of the monkeys doing monkey things to no avail.

Here's the thing, the monkeys really aren't all that interested in you. What they ARE interested in are other monkeys. So, a guy had a great idea! Why not make it so that the monkeys can see themselves in the phone? That makes it easy to get pics and video without them realizing what you're doing! The results are awesome and you can check them out after the jump!

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Grand Rapids Man Featured On Ellen Show [Video]

I'm sure it's not what he wanted to be famous for, but Aj Brooks, a mail carrier from Wyoming, had his 15 minutes of fame last week on an episode of "Ellen".

What segment was about him, you may ask? Well, oddly enough, it was one that Ellen likes to call "Glamour Galore". Confused yet? Check out the video after the jump!

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Sophia Grace & Rosie To Be Ellen’s Grammy Correspondents [Video]

I have to admit it, I'm a huge fan of Sophia Grace and Rosie, the two little British girls who caught the attention of Ellen with their adorable video of them singing along to Nikki Minaj's "Superbass".

The girls have had a whirlwind of excitement since first being noticed by Ellen, including singing "Superbass" on her show along with Nikki Minaj, meeting Rihanna, and being Ellen's special correspondents for the American Music Awards back in November. The were back this week, to perform a new song, "Turn My Swag On" by Keri Hilson. The best part? They also included a little free-style rap with shout outs to Ellen and Sophia Grace's dad!

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Men Taking Their Wives’ Last Names – Not As Uncommon As You Think

It's the time of year for love! Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and that seems to be a time when a lot of couples get engaged.

Of course, in this day and age, it's a toss up between whether the man or woman will propose. Hell, guys have even started wearing "mangagement" rings!

But, there's a new trend on the rise in the U.S.: men taking their wives' last name, or hyphenating their last name to incorporate both.

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Cutest Puppy In The World Falls Asleep [Video]

You're probably thinking to yourself, "So what? My dog sleeps all the time!". And, that's true, to a point.

No matter how adorable your four-legged friend is, it's pretty hard to top the cuteness factor of Boo, who is possibly the cutest dog in the world.

Not only does he fall asleep, he does it methodically, and while listening to a Muse song. Check it out after the jump!

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City Of Grand Rapids Urges Residents To Play Board Game

While I'm sure that we'd all like to be a part of the city Planning Committee, it just doesn't work into most people's schedule.

Suzanne Shultz of the Grand Rapids city planning committee has developed a game called "The Quality of LIFE"

City officials are hoping that residents will pick up the game at the city planning department (located at 1120 Monroe Ave. NW), and play it to help them figure out the future of Michigan Ave.

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California High School Student Discovers Potential Cure For Cancer [Video]

Think back to high school. What did you do in your spare time? Hang out at the mall, go to the movies, talk on the phone with your friends? Well, I know what I wasn't doing in my spare time, finding a cure for cancer.

But, that's exactly what 17-year-old Angela Zhang of Cupertino, California did.

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Twelve 16 2 Twenty Mystery Revealed

If you've seen the signs around downtown that simply say Twelve162twenty.com, and wondered what in the world they were all about, the mystery has been revealed.

The website, which initially only rotated through cryptic messages, now details what is going on.

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Wes Leonard, Fennville Make Time’s Top 10 List

It's the time of year when TIME Magazine puts out their "Top 10 Everything of 2011" lists, and a local story has landed in the number 10 spot for "Top 10 Sports Moments".

The story of Wes Leonard, and the Fennville boys' basketball team, garnered national attention this year, going so far as to earn them an ESPY nomination.

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Secret Santa Pays Off Lay-Away Bills In Grand Rapids

You always hear people say that Christmas is far more about giving than receiving, and a local man has taken that to heart and is helping complete strangers.

The man contacted our friends over at WZZM 13, and told them that, while he wanted to remain anonymous, he thought that it was important to share a positive story with the community. He told them that Wednesday morning, he went into the K-Mart on Plainfield Ave. and paid off several lay-away bills.

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The 68th Annual Rockford Santa Claus Parade [Gallery]

The River's Kim Carson and Tom Cook braved the rain Saturday morning to take part in the 68th Annual Rockford Santa Claus Parade. Of course, the big man in red was there, as well as tons of other awesome entries, including  The River’s special Christmas 2011 Chrysler 200 convertible, imported from Detroit by Harold Zeigler Chryler Dodge Jeep in Grandville and Rev Business Solutions!

Families were out in full force to catch their first glance of jolly old St. Nick. Check out the photo gallery below!

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Watch The Fred Meijer Memorial Service Live [Stream]

West Michigan lost a great man on Friday, and as a community, we are mourning. Fred Meijer was a true leader in West Michigan, who gave back to the community who gave him so much joy.

Today, Fred Meijer will be laid to rest.

Our friends at WZZM 13 will be streaming the memorial service live. You can watch the memorial below.

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