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Catch Wendy Reed while you work, Middays on Channel 95-7. Tune in to stay current with what’s happening in West Michigan, and for the best mix of hot hits in Grand Rapids. Wendy is equally likely to compliment your cute shoes, condemn you for wearing leggings as pants, or invite you out to drink beer and watch a baseball game. Wendy loves her dog (Harry Potter), New Kids On The Block, live blogging her life, and eating out (aka not having to cook). Her hobbies include Facebook, reading, and pinning crafts on Pinterest that she’ll never make. Stream online at mychannel957.com!
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East Grand Rapids Police Continue Investigation Into Suspicious Packages Scare

Three people have been named as "persons of interest" in an incident that closed East Grand Rapids High School on Friday.

The high school was closed and athletic practices were moved or cancelled on Friday when a suspicious package was found in the school. Upon checkout out surveillance footage, officials found that it showed three people in the building overnight.

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East Grand Rapids High School Evacuated Due To Suspicious Package

A suspicious package has closed an East Grand Rapids school building for the day.

Police and fire crews are currently at East Grand Rapids High School where building is closed, athletic practices for the day have been canceled or moved to other locations, and the pool is also closed.

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Category: Grand Rapids News
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MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour Stops In Grand Rapids This Weekend

When we think of Millennium Park, we think of fun with the family and maybe some time spent on the splash pad.

But this weekend, the waters at Millennium Park, 1415 Maynard Ave. SW in Walker, will be filled with some of the best wakeboarders in the world!

The MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour will be stopping in Grand Rapids on its fourth stop Friday and Saturday. 

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Kalamazoo Police Closing Investigation Into Teleka Patrick’s Death

 

Police plan to plan to close the investigation into the death of Michigan doctor Teleka Patrick whose body was found in an Indiana lake.

Indiana State Police Detective Sgt. Rick Strong told the Kalamazoo Gazette that toxicology tests for Teleka Patrick turned up "nothing out of the ordinary." Investigators in Indiana had been waiting for the results of the tests since April. 

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Man Dies After Vibrator Gets Stuck In Rectum For Five Days

My first reaction when reading the headline for this story was, "who just leaves something chilling in their rectum for five days?!?" My second reaction was, "Did the batteries last that long?!?" And my third was, "If so, I need to get that brand of battery and put them in all of the remotes in my house." This is definitely a weird one.

A 50-year-old British man died earlier this year after a vibrator became stuck in his rectum and NOBODY TOLD US ABOUT IT.

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Category: Weird News
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Petition Started To Have Weird Al Play Superbowl 49 Halftime Show

Following the great success of the roll out of his latest album "Mandatory Fun", fans of Weird Al Yankovic are petitioning the National Football League to have him play the Super Bowl halftime show.

Weird Al released the videos from the album one by one over a week back in July, and one of the biggest hits among his fans was a song titled "Sports Song".

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Michigan Teen Missing After Calling Friend To Say She Was Being Followed

UPDATE (3:30PM): Hayley Turner, has been found safe on the porch of a house in Ecorse.

A search is currently underway for a missing 18-year-old woman who police say told a friend a man with a gun was following her at around 10 p.m. on Thursday.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office said Friday morning that Hayley Turner was last heard from at the area of Dean Road and Crabb Road, east of Temperance and a few miles north of the Ohio border.She was talking on the phone with a friend when she stopped at the intersection to check on a person she said she saw lying on the side of the road, according to the sheriff's office.

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Tanya Klunder of Wyoming Wins Take Me Out to the Ballgame Contest

Congratulations to Tanya Klunder, of Wyoming!

She is the winner of 97.9 WGRD's Take Me Out to the Ballgame contest!

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Crash Shuts Down Southbound 131 In Wyoming

UPDATE (12:55 PM): Southbound US131 at 36th is now open.

UPDATE (11:15 AM): Northbound US-131 after 44th Street now has all lanes open. Southbound US-131 remains closed at 36th Street.

ORIGINAL STORY: Southbound US-131 is currently closed due to a serious crash just south of 36th Street.

Michigan State Police have confirmed that the crash involved a wrong-way driver.

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Category: Grand Rapids News
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‘Sleepless In Austin’ Is Back – And Wants To Babysit Your Kids

Remember Romeo Rose? The racist, sexist guy who committed an entire website to finding a girlfriend (and offered a $1500 reward to anyone who could help him find one)? Well he's back and requesting to babysit kids in Austin,Texas (as long as they don't wear diapers) for the low, low price of $10/hour.

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BREAKING: Malaysian Airplane Crashes In Ukraine With 295 People Aboard

UPDATE 1:40 PM EST: Reuters reports 23 U.S. citizens are among the 300+ people killed after a Malaysia Airlines flight was reportedly shot down in Ukraine near the Russian border.

UPDATE 12:40 EST: Reuters is reporting that Ukrainian officials claim the plane was shot down by pro-Russian rebels:
The Boeing 777 came down near the city of Donetsk, stronghold of pro-Russian rebels, interior ministry official Anton Gerashchenko said on Facebook, adding it was “shot down with a Buk anti-aircraft system by terrorists” – the term the Kiev government uses for militants seeking to unite eastern Ukraine with Russia.
It's important to note that there has been no further confirmation on this, and Russian officials have denied any involvement or knowledge.

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 with 295 people aboard was reportedly hit by a missile and crashed Thursday in Ukraine near the Russian border.

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