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Fun Trivia With Friday 5 the Hard Way

It's Friday, and that means more fun trivia questions on Andy in the Morning with Friday 5 the Hard Way.

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Michigan Blood Needs You for the Holidays

For the unsung heroes who include blood donation among their Thanksgiving plans, along with others who are starting a new lifesaving tradition, Michigan Blood wants to say Thanks for Giving.

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Meijer- 97.9 WGRD Athlete of the Week: Fruitport High Football’s Levi Six

Fruitport High School 10th Grader Levi Six has earned all conference and all area honors along with  being top in the state in tackles after the regular season. Levi Six is this weeks Meijer-97.9 WGRD Athlete of the Week!

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Davenport University Named one of Best for Vets Colleges in U.S.

Military Times today announced the Best for Vets: Colleges 2015 ranking, which included Davenport University. Only three other Michigan-based universities or colleges appeared in the Best for Vets rankings, the most comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military students’ success rates.

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Grand Rapids Named One of “America’s Best Cities for Global Trade”

Grand Rapids has made another list.

Grand Rapids was chosen as one of the top ten “Emerging Cities” in the nation.  An article featuring Grand Rapids appears in the current issue of the quarterly magazine.

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Tyler visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Tyler, a three-month old sort of Hound/Mix, came by 100.5 The River to visit Andy Rent's "Andy in the Morning" show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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Perfect Holiday Gift for Your Family: Your Undivided Attention

For many families and individuals across the U.S., the holidays will be spent with the ones they love.

However, a new study that looked at the impact of technology on Americans' lives suggests digital devices are impacting quality family time together.

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Bomb Threat Called Into Rockford High School

Rockford High School was put on "shelter-in-place" for a short time Tuesday afternoon due to a bomb threat.

Superintendent Mike Shibler told the folks at WZZM-13 that the school received a call shortly before noon saying there was a bomb in the building. The caller then hung up.

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Laughfest 2015 to Feature George Lopez, Wanda Sykes, Patton Oswalt – Will Celebrate #FiveYearsOfSmiles

Today, the nation’s first-ever community-wide festival of laughter, Gilda’s LaughFest, announced the first round of talent and shows for the festival’s fifth year which will be held March 5 to 15, 2015. The announcement included performers that are new to the festival, as well as some past favorites returning to take part in the festival’s fifth year.

The headliners announced Tuesday include: George Lopez, Patton Oswalt, Wanda Sykes and LaughFest veterans Bo Burnham, YouTube star and singer/songwriter comedian; Pete Holmes, who will be perform two shows and record a live podcast; and Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" Ticket packages for the festival will go on sale Friday, November 14.

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Gilda’s LaughFest Will Announce Headlining Artists This Morning

TODAY, Nov. 11 at 7:30 a.m. Gilda’s LaughFest, the nation’s first ever community-wide festival of laughter, will announce headlining artists performing at the 2015 10-day festival, which runs March 5 - 15. This morning's event is free and open to the public.

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‘Evil Dead’ TV Series Hitting Starz in 2015

Year after year, the same-old 'Evil Dead' sequel and remake rumors get the chainsaw gears grinding from the likes of Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi, but nothing groovy ever comes of it. Well hail to the king, baby, as the 'Evil Dead' franchise is alive and well on Starz, with Campbell to headline a new 'Ash Vs. Evil Dead' series in 2015, and Sam Raimi returning to direct!

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John Balyo Sentenced For Sexually Assaulting Young Boy

The former host of a Grand Rapids Christian radio show was sentenced Monday in Calhoun County Circuit Court for sexually assaulting a young boy.

John Balyo was sentenced to 25 to 50 years behind bars for first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

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