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Legendary Wrestler and ‘They Live’ Star Roddy Piper Dead at 61

This is a pretty huge blow to fans of wrestling, but also to fans of awesome humans in general. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, the legendary wrestling star and actor, has passed away at the age of 61. Piper had previously been struggling with cancer, but according to early reports, his death was the result of a cardiac arrest.

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Man With No Intention of Growing Up Builds Awesome Slinky Elevator

Unleash your inner child with this most excellent invention.

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Selena Gomez, Missy Elliott Join Upcoming ‘Voice’ Season as Mentors

Brad Paisley and John Fogerty will also lend a hand to the singing competition show.

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Tanger Outlets Grand Rapids Opening Morning [Photos]

Thousands are heading to the new Tanger Outlets mall in Byron Township which opened today at 10AM.

See the crowds at this morning's opening!

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New Movies Include ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ [Video]

It's a pretty safe bet which new release will lead at the box office after the weekend is over, but Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation isn't the only new movie out this weekend.

See them all with full trailers and Grand Rapids showtimes.

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The Avett Brothers to Kickoff ArtPrize 2015

ArtPrize has announced that The Avett Brothers will make a stop in West Michigan this fall during ArtPrize Seven, as a part of their nationwide tour.

The Grammy-nominated folk-rock band will take center stage alongside singer-songwriter Brett Dennen and his band on Saturday, October 3.

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Fun Trivia With Friday 5 the Hard Way

Here is more fun trivia used on the Friday 5 the Hard Way game played on Andy in the Morning today.

Don't worry, I've given you the answers, too.

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Adopt Choppers From Crash’s Landing

Back-to-school reminders are everywhere. It won't be long before the kids head back to the classroom, but there is still time to teach many important lessons this summer.

Teach your kids about the importance of giving and helping those in need.

Adopt Choppers from Crash's Landing.

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St. Cecilia Music Center Expands ArtPrize programming with New Critics’ Choice Music Awards & A Benefit Concert

During ArtPrize 2015, St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) will once again serve as the music hub, exhibiting 78 musical entries at 20 listening stations during the three weeks of ArtPrize. In addition to hosting the musical entries of ArtPrize, SCMC will award $10,000 in music prizes in five different genre categories. St Cecilia Music Center will also coordinate over 200 busking performances throughout the city and will present an ArtPrize Onstage performance on October 4 that will serve as a benefit concert for SCMC to help support music in ArtPrize.

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Woman Confronts Couple That Left Dog in Car on 90-Degree Day

It's pretty much common sense that you shouldn't leave your dog in a hot car, even if it's only for a few minutes. Some people, though, don't realize this.

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Almon the cat Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Almon the cat came calling today.

Almon visited with Andy Rent as he talked about him on his Andy in the Morning show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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Netflix’s Bill Cosby Standup Special Not ‘Appropriate’ for Release, Says Boss

Prior to the many pieces, victims and testimony cementing Bill Cosby’s status as a reviled public figure, the comedian had almost reached the cusp of a comeback, planning a new NBC series and a Netflix standup special. Netflix was quick to shelve plans to release the special once Cosby’s deeds became a national focus, and now the streaming service doesn’t ever believe it “appropriate” to air.

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