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Tom Cook’s “Workday Dog Break”

Your dog break for today?  Takes to you a warmer time, before subzero temperatures and record-breaking snow.  With dogs playing in piles of leaves.

Yes, they're cute.  But I'm more intrigued by the warm weather and the idea of summer and fall!

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Humane Society Of West Michigan Taking The “Rachael Ray Challenge”

Our good friends at the Humane Society Of West Michigan will be competing against other organizations in the "2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray Challenge."  The top prize is $100,000.

The competition involves 50 shelters across the United States and is done with the objective of getting more animals adopted (or returned to their owners) than ever before

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Jason Segel Posed For a Photo at Grand Rapids Krispy Kreme

Coolio! Jason Segel posed for a photo at the Grand Rapids Krispy Kreme!

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5 Post-St. Patrick’s Day Hangover Remedies to Help you get Through Today

St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone, and while you probably got your pub crawl on, you don’t have a plan for this morning, better know as 'the morning after'. Oh, my, today could be a painful, tough day.

Your head may be pounding and your eyes can’t seem to handle this “light” thing, you may be tempted to follow some bad advice. First off: step away from the bloody Mary. The hair of the dog may go down easy, but it won’t cure your hangover. Instead, try my remedies, some familiar and some you might want to try for the first time:

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PNC Bank Honored For Commitment To Female Executives

The Grand Rapids Business Journal is reporting that PNC Bank has received national recognition as one of the "Top 50 Companies For Executive Women."  It's an honor given by the National Association for Female Executives to recognize corporations that encourage advancement of women in management

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Weekend Apartment Fire

Just mentioned this on the air earlier and wanted to share here.  Saturday afternoon, there was an apartment fire around 28th and Eastern that injured some adults, including a mother and her infant child

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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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