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Tom Cook’s “Workday Dog Break”

All of us here at The River are dog lovers. And all of us realize that sometimes, you just need a "smile break" during the day. That's why I'm going to start the "Workday Dog Break" that will put a smile on faces of dog lovers every single day

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RECALL: More GM Vehicles Added To Previous Recall

General Motors is adding more vehicles to a previously-announced recall of certain compact cars.  Announced today, this one includes SUV's, pickups and certain Cadillac models for defective airbags and other problems.

Additional vehicles affected include:

  • 2008-2009 and 2010-2013 Buick Enclave and GMC A
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Counting Crows Added To Frederik Meijer Gardens’ Summer Concert Lineup

More and more acts are slowly being announced for Frederik Meijer Gardens' annual summer concert series.

Monday is was revealed that pop rock band Counting Crows will be coming to the Gardens on July 21st.

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Warren Buffett to Give Away Staggering $1 Billion for the Perfect March Madness Bracket

The teams have been picked and one of the most exciting times of the year is about to unfold, March Madness.  We all have our faves, Michigan State, U of M both have a great chance.  Western Michigan is in it too, but, boy, do they have a tough road.

So, now we all fill out our brackets.  Good luck with that.

A lot more than bragging rights could be on the line when filling out your bracket for the NCAA Tournament.

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Red Cross Blood Drives – Week of March 17th 2014

The American Red Cross needs your help to replenish blood supplies in West Michigan.  The the brutal winter weather caused the Great Lakes Region to cancel over over 60 blood drives, causing a severe shortage of donations and supplies

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The United States' Omar Bermejo competes in the men's 15-kilometer standing biathlon at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on March 14 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)
The United States' Omar Bermejo competes in the men's 15-kilometer standing biathlon at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on March 14 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)
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Sochi Winter Games: How Grand Rapids’ U.S. Paralympian Omar Bermejo Did

Omar Bermejo achieved and competed with the world's best Winter Paralympians over the past two weeks in Russia.

The 32-year-old former Marine, who had an amputation of part of a severed arm suffered in a June 2009 motorcycle accident, is from Grand Rapids resident, He took part with Team USA in two nordic skiing disciplines at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

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‘How I Met Your Dad’ Casts ‘Workaholics’ Star Anders Holm

The cast of 'How I Met Your Mother' weren't quite the household names they are today by the beginning of the series, but forthcoming "kindred spirit" spinoff 'How I Met Your Dad' is certainly no slouch for star power. 'Workaholics' star Anders Holm is the latest recognizable name attached to the 'HIMYM' offshoot, but what does it mean for the Comedy Central series?

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Michigan and Michigan State play at 3:30 p.m. today at Bankers Fieldhouse in Indianapolis for the Big Ten Conference Tournament title to the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. The game is on CBS. (Photo: Leon Halip/Getty Images)
Michigan and Michigan State play at 3:30 p.m. today at Bankers Fieldhouse in Indianapolis for the Big Ten Conference Tournament title to the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. The game is on CBS. (Photo: Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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Today is Selection Sunday for NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament

Today is Selection Sunday for the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament.

Something you should know: Michigan, Michigan State and Western Michigan are all going to be in the 68-team field.

CBS Sports airs the pairings for the NCAA Tournament at 6 p.m. EST today with its "Selection Sunday" special.

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Watch Two Miraculous High School Buzzer-Beaters — Which One Is More Impressive? [VIDEOS, POLL]

March Madness isn't just for the college game.

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Fun, Friday Trivia With Friday 5 the Hard Way

Another Friday, another trivia game with Friday 5 The Hard Way.  Five questions a listener must get correct to win the fabulous prizes.  Okay, somewhat fabulous.

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Maria Bamford is a Funny Lady [VIDEO]

LaughFest wraps up this weekend here in Grand Rapids, and what a great ten-days it will have been.

These past ten days, I've been featuring some of the top, yet less-known, comedians appearing here.  One of the best, Maria Bamford, was in town last Saturday, and I hope you didn't miss her.

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The Ann Street exit was closed along U.S. 131 because of a chemical reaction at the Haviland Enterprises Inc. plant on Thursday. (Photo: Tim Harris)
The Ann Street exit was closed along U.S. 131 because of a chemical reaction at the Haviland Enterprises Inc. plant on Thursday. (Photo: Tim Harris)
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WZZM-13: Chemical Reaction Contained in Grand Rapids [Video]

The Grand Rapids Fire Department said residents were not in danger following a chemical reaction Thursday morning at a plant on the city's West Side, WZZM-13 reports.

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