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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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Children Post Scathing Obituary For Their Mother

Marianne Theresa Johnson-Reddick's children endured a lifetime of abuse at the hands of their mother. So, when she passed away recently, her children had no problem airing the family's dirty laundry in the form of Johnson-Reddick's obituary. The obit starts out with the statement "She is sur­vived by her 6 of 8 children whom she spent her lifetime torturing in every way pos­sible," and gets worse from there. 

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Mother of Sandy Hook Victim Writes Powerful Letter to Teachers

The mother of one of the 26 victims of last year's Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has written a powerful letter to the teachers of America. Nebla Marquez-Greene had two children attending Sandy Hook Elementary that day. Her daughter, 6-year-old Ana Grace, was killed in the massacre, but her son was uninjured in the attack. Her letter, which was posted on the Education Week website is powerful, and gut-wrenching, and encouraging all in one. Read it after the jump.

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Vince Gill Confronts Members Of The Westboro Baptist Church [Video]

WARNING: Vince does use a little bit of bad language in this video, but I just had to share it. Apparently, members of the Westboro Baptist Church were picketing outside of the venue for Gill's performance in Kansas City, Missouri on Sunday night. Vince heard that they were there and wanted to have a little chat with them.

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Michigan State Police Trooper Dies After Shootout In Mason County

The Michigan State Police has confirmed the death of a trooper from injuries in a shooting during a Mason County traffic stop Monday evening. The trooper, identified as Paul Butterfield of the Hart Post of the MSP, died during emergency surgery at Munson Hospital in Traverse City.

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Andy Rent Hands Out Cupcakes For President Ford’s 100th Birthday [Photos]

This past Saturday, the folks from Amway, Meijer, and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum celebrated what would have been President Ford's 100th birthday in a big way - by handing out a ton of free cupcakes! The River's Andy Rent was on hand to help hand out the treats to all who came out to visit. Check out some photos after the jump! 

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Grand Rapids Makes Forbes’ List Of 15 Cities’ Emerging Downtowns

Grand Rapids is getting some more love from the folks at Forbes Magazine. They've already named us one of the ten happiest cities to work in, and the number one city to raise a family in, and now they've bestowed us with the honor of being names one of the top 15 cities with emerging downtowns!

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BREAKING NEWS: West Michigan Deputies Searching For Missing Autistic Boy

UPDATE (7:50am): Deputies are reporting that Quenton Moomey has been found in Byron Center. We'll have more details as they become available.

Police are currently searching for twelve-year-old Quenton Moomey, and autistic boy who has been missing from his home in Byron Township since late Tuesday night. 

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Maggie was a little camera shy, so this was the best I could do.
Maggie was a little camera shy, so this was the best I could do.
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Maggie Comes To Visit For Wet Nose Wednesday

Every week, the Humane Society of West Michigan brings in a new furry friend for Wet

Nose Wednesday. And every week, I fall in love and think to myself “my dog could really use a new brother/sister”. This week was definitely no exception when Maggie came to visit!

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Stuff The Bus Wraps Up

Thank you to everyone who came out to help us along with Amway, 5/3rd Bank, and Meijer to Stuff The Bus! Through the support of people like you, we were able to collect 2,000 notebooks, 3,200 pens, 8,000 pencils, 1,500 bars of soap, and 2,000 socks to help out middle schoolers all around West Michigan when they return to school this fall!

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Tuesday Night Swing Dancing To Move Out Of Rosa Parks Circle

Tuesday nights in downtown Grand Rapids have been alive with the sounds of swing music and young people in colorful outfits for the last few years, but soon, that will all be changing. The successful swing dancing night has become a victim of its own success in a way, and has simply outgrown Rosa Parks Circle. 

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