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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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Ohio School Uses Creative School Closing Songs To Alert Parents [Video]

The entire U.S. has been hit by what can only be described as a brutal winter. With more storms rolling through many parts of the country this week, it's just added more misery to those of us experiencing it.

Many parents say their children have barely been in school since the school year started, and that seems to be true across the country. Minford, OH (a small rural community in Southern Ohio) has experienced quite a few school closings this year, so someone at the school decided to make the phone call that goes out to students and teachers announcing a closing a little more fun.

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Man Sentenced In Connection To Rodrick Dantzler Murders

The man who sold Rodrick Dantlzer the gun that he used to kill seven people in one day in Grand Rapids in July of 2011 is heading to prison.

Michael James Allen was sentenced in federal court on Monday to 10 years in prison - the maximum amount of time he was facing - after having previously plead guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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Ionia State Prison Escapee Caught in Northern Indiana [Video]

A convicted murderer who escaped late Sunday from the Ionia Correctional Facility has been caught in northern Indiana, authorities said Monday night.

Michael David Elliott, a 40-year-old serving a life sentence on four counts of murder, was caught in LaPorte, Ind., about 5:30 p.m. CDT Monday evening, the LaPorte County Sheriff's Office said.

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Convicted Murderer Escapes From Ionia State Prison; Still At-Large

The Ionia Department of Public Safety and the Michigan State Police are currently searching for an inmate who escaped from the Ionia Correctional Facility.

According to the department's Facebook page, the suspect in question is 40-year-old Michael David Elliot who was serving a life sentence for several offenses, including four counts of first degree murder.

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Search Continues For Shooting Suspect Near Ferris State University

UPDATE (12:30am): Authorities are reporting that they have the suspect in custody. No other details are being released at this time. A press conference will be held Sunday morning.

Police in Big Rapids are continuing their search for a suspect after an off-campus shooting early Saturday morning near Ferris State University.

According to Ferris State's Department of Public Safety, Police are in search of a suspected shooter who, earlier this morning, walked into an off-campus apartment at Venlo Place in Big Rapids and shot a man, who is a student at Ferris State.

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If Your Cell Phone Rings Once From an Unknown Number, Don’t Call Back – It Could Cost You $30

Here's a tip on the latest huge cellphone scam.  If you get a call on your cell from an unknown number, and it only rings once, do NOT call it back.

You might be tempted, thinking it's a super great job offer, or a long-lost friend, or some super-hot guy you gave your number to once, but it's not.

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Tickets For Katy Perry’s Grand Rapids Tour Stop On Sale Jan. 27

Last week, we learned that Katy Perry will be stopping in Grand Rapids to play Van Andel Arena as part of her Prismatic World Tour. Katy is scheduled to take the stage at the Van Andel on Aug. 10, but up until now, that's all we knew.

Today, more details about the show have been announced, including a special pre-sale for Citi card holders and Perry's Facebook fans.

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One Dead and One in Custody in Purdue University Shooting [Video]

Purdue University officials confirmed Tuesday night that one man was fatally shot and one suspect was taken into custody following a shooting that occurred on campus around noon Tuesday.

"Our police reacted quickly, and the university alert notification system was activated immediately," said Tim Sands, Purdue's provost. "Our primary concern was to secure the building and make sure students were safe."

Cody M. Cousins, 23, walked into an Electrical Engineering Building classroom, firing several shots and killing 21-year-old Andrew F. Boldt, Purdue Police Chief John Cox said.

Cox confirmed that both men are students at Purdue, but the connection between the two is not completely clear.

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Bruno Mars Busy with Super Bowl and Moonshine Jungle World Tour [Video]

After Bruno Mars sings with the Red Hot Chili Peppers at Super Bowl XLVIII's halftime show on Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., the singer is going to focus on launching the next leg of his Moonshine Jungle World Tour that includes his June 17 stop in Grand Rapids.

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Grand Rapids Concert: Bruno Mars Playing Van Andel Arena on June 17

Rumors began swirling last month about a possible tour stop for Bruno Mars here in Grand Rapids on his Moonshine Jungle Tour.

The rumors started when Mars released a simple list of cities on his website where his tour would be stopping. It didn't contain any dates or venues. Just cities.

On Tuesday, it was confirmed on Mars' website that he will be playing Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids on June 17. 

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Whitecaps After Fifth Third Ballpark Fire: ‘They Will Come Again’ [Video]

The West Michigan Whitecaps' ownership expects to rebuild Fifth Third Ballpark in the wake of a Friday blaze that damaged the Comstock Park facility.

A space heater started a small blaze Friday morning at the ballpark, but workers believed they had put it out. They returned to find the space in flames, Plainfield Township Fire Chief David Peterson said.

Fifth Third Ballpark is the home of the Midwest League Class A professional baseball team. It is slated to host the 50th Midwest League All-Star Game on June 17, 2014.

Team officials expect the Whitecaps to play the 2014 season, host the all-star game and rebuild the ballpark.

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