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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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Legendary Movie Trailer Voiceover Guy, Hal Douglas, Dies at 89 [Video]

Hal Douglas, the voice-over artist who popularized the "In a world ... " line and whose voice could be heard in movie trailers for 'Forrest Gump,' 'Meet the Parents' and 'Lethal Weapon,' has died at the age of 89 from complications of pancreatic cancer.

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Omar Bermejo is representing the U.S. in the Sochi Winter Paralympics in Russia. (Photo: Mark Nadell/MacBeth Graphics)
Omar Bermejo is representing the U.S. in the Sochi Winter Paralympics in Russia. (Photo: Mark Nadell/MacBeth Graphics)
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Catching Up With U.S. Paralympian Omar Bermejo of Grand Rapids [Audio]

He believes he can overcome.  He believes in himself.

A 31-year old former Marine from Grand Rapids, Omar Bermejo, has gone through quite a bit in his young life. He graduated from Grand Rapids' Union High School in 2000, spent nearly 10 years in the U.S. Marine Corps rising to the rank of sergeant, but, in a motorcycle accident the happened here at home in 2009, lost his right arm. 

Did that hold him back? Nearly. 

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From the National Weather Service: More Brr!

The National Weather Service's Grand Rapids office has some advice for tonight with it's forecast: Button up.

Brr.

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CBS Renews ‘The Big Bang Theory’ for Three More Seasons

Surprise, surprise, and a hearty "bazinga" to fans everywhere. CBS' unstoppable juggernaut 'The Big Bang Theory' continues to reign supreme as one of the most-watched series on television, and the CBS empire has no intention of letting it go quietly into the night. The nerd comedy has been renewed for an additional three seasons, keeping Sheldon, Leonard, Penny, Howard, Raj, Bernadette and Amy Farrah Fowler on the air through at least 2017.

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