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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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Vote Now To Help Name Grand Rapids Top Town In America

Despite the this winter's crippling Polar Vortex and the fact that this cold weather seems like it will never leave, Grand Rapids is a beautiful place to live or visit. Outside Magazine seems to agree with that as they've named Grand Rapids one of the “64 Best Towns in America”. Each of the towns on this list are competing in a bracket-style competition to be named the overall best town in the country.

That's where you and your vote come in - you can vote once in each round of the competition to support your favorite town.

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Win Breakfast For Your Office From Dunkin’ Donuts & 100.5 The River!

100.5 The River has teamed up with Dunkin' Donuts to provide lunch for your entire office!

Every Wednesday, someone from The River -- Andy Rent, Matt Milhouse or Tom Cook -- will deliver breakfast to you and your co-workers courtesy of our friends at Dunkin' Donuts!

Sound good? Fill out the form below to nominate your office!

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Two People Dead After Lansing, East Lansing Shootings

Update (5 p.m.): A suspect tied to the shootings has been arrested, according to East Lansing police.

They were taken into custody by police at an East Lansing residence in the 1800 block of Coolidge Road.

The suspect is believed to be involved in both shootings, and the secure-in-place order has been lifted.

The East Lansing and Lansing police departments worked together to apprehend the suspect, with support from area agencies.

(2:53 p.m.) According to our sister station 97.5 NOW FM in Lansing, a man walked into a Lansing pharmacy then shot and killed an employee Monday morning.

The shooting happened about 11 a.m. at a Rite Aid, located on Saginaw Street in Lansing. The victim of that shooting died at the scene.

A second shooting occurred just 15 minutes later about a mile away in East Lansing. Several schools in the area were placed on lockdown. About 2:40 p.m. Monday, police told FOX-17 that the victim of that second shooting has also died.

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Grand Rapids Griffins
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Grand Rapids Griffins Player Jordin Tootoo Makes Young Fan’s Day [Video]

The ecstatic laughter or a young boy and the generosity of a Grand Rapids Griffins player are making thousands of people around the country smile.

A video posted on the Griffins’ official YouTube account on Wednesday, shows Griffins player Jordin Tootoo handing his hockey stick to a young fan who was so excited he couldn't contain his sheer joy. What follows is pretty much the greatest reaction ever, and it has quickly gained thousands of views. 

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BREAKING NEWS: Robbers Hit Plainfield Avenue NE Jewelry Store in Grand Rapids

UPDATE (2:30 p.m.): Police have advised area hospitals to be on the lookout for a gunshot victim showing up in their emergency rooms. There is an increased police presence in the northeastern part of Kent County, including but not limited to Plainfield Avenue, the East Beltline, and Int. 96.

UPDATE (2:15 p.m.): Officers on the scene have said that two Medawar employees fired shots at the suspects and that one of them may have been hit.

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Category: Grand Rapids News
The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Michigan’s Affirmative Action Ban

The United States Supreme Court has upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action.

The justices, in a 6-2 decision issued today, struck down a lower-court ruling that had ruled the ban was unconstitutional.

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Courtesy of Jeff Musial
Courtesy of Jeff Musial
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Jeff Musial – The Animal Guy Coming to East Grand Rapids in November

Good news animal lovers, Jeff Musial - The Animal Guy is coming to East Grand Rapids on Nov. 23.

You might know him from his many appearances on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," "The Today Show," "iCarly" and "VH1 Big Morning Buzz," among others. Now, he's bringing his educational education to West Michigan!

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Townsquare Media
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Grand Rapids Named Forbes’ Second Best City To Raise A Family

Grand Rapids has received a lot of accolades over the last few years. We’re Beer City, USA (and will remain that way, since the magazine who named us Beer City has decided to discontinue the contest), we had an awesome Lip Dub video that went viral online, in 2012 Forbes listed us as the best city to raise a family, and this year, we've come in at number two on their list.

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Ryan Fischer (WZZM-13: Scholar Athlete Of The Week)
Ryan Fischer (WZZM-13: Scholar Athlete Of The Week)
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Celebration! Cinema To Host Fundraiser For Fallen Grandville Hockey Player Ryan Fischer

 

Celebration Cinema at RiverTown Crossings Mall is holding a fundraiser on Friday, April 18, with a special 7 p.m. viewing of “Captain America-The Winter Soldier,” in honor of Ryan Fischer, the start hockey player from Grandville who passed away last month, and his respect for America’s heroes.

Tickets for the fundraiser are $20 and include the movie ticket, pop, popcorn and donation. $8 from each ticket will go to the Ryan Fischer Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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Courtesy of The Michigan Department Of Corrections
Courtesy of The Michigan Department Of Corrections
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State Trooper Killer Eric Knysz Declared Clinically Brain Dead

Eric Knysz, the man who killed Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield has been declared clinically brain dead after hanging himself while in prison, according to WZZM-13.

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Homeless Man’s Dog Waits Outside Hospital for Two Weeks While Owner Recovers [Video]

This is a pretty amazing story, and a pretty awesome display of just how loyal dogs are!

Late last month, a homeless man in Brazil named Lauri da Costa showed up at a hospital after someone hit him in the face with a rock. It turned out there were some underlying issues, so Lauri has been in the hospital for two weeks. His dog, Seco, has been waiting for him outside of the hospital every since.

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