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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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Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s Visa Denied Due to His Domestic Violence Convictions

Grand Rapids native and boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr.(who just last year posted his ex's sonograms and accused her of "killing babies") has been denied entry into Australia due to all of his domestic violence and assault convictions. Good.

Mayweather was hoping to travel to Australia to do some promotional events in Sydney and Melbourne. Unfortunately for him, Australia was much more concerned with Mayweather's record outside of the ring than the were with his wins and losses in the ring. 

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Harper Lee to Publish ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Sequel, ‘Go Set a Watchman’

More than five decades after releasing “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Harper Lee is publishing a second book. The announcement was made by her publisher Tuesday.

“Go Set a Watchman” will be published July 14. The new book's storyline follows Scout, the little girl from "To Kill a Mockingbird" as an adult.

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Your Most Asked Questions About Super Bowl XLIX Answered

Let's face it, no one is doing anything this weekend except preparing to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday evening. It's the biggest game of the season, and folks across the country will be tuning in.

But, there are some questions, and we're here to answer them. Here are the answers to the most common questions about the Super Bowl:

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‘Mythbusters’ Coming to Grand Rapids’ DeVos Performance Hall April 16

Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, co-hosts of "Mythbusters" on The Discovery Channel, are bringing "MythBusters: Jamie & Adam UNLEASHED! Jamie’s Farewell Tour" to Grand Rapids' DeVos Performance Hall this spring. This will be the last time that Jamie will be touring with the show.

According to their website, the show will feature "on-stage experiments, audience participation, rocking video and behind-the-scenes stories. Fans will join Jamie and Adam on stage and assist in their mind-twisting and not always orthodox approach to science."

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Michigan State Police Warns Residents of IRS Scam

The Michigan State Police have issued a warning regarding a telephone scam using the IRS as a cover.

Police are saying that scammers have been using fake names and IRS badge numbers to intimidate victims into wiring money to pay off IRS debts. The scammers have threatened victims with audits, arrests, suspension of business licenses and deportation.

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Parents of Four-Year-Old Boy Hit by Car While Sledding Ask Driver to Come Forward

A 4-year-old boy is still recovering in the hospital after being hit by a car Saturday in Grand Rapids.

Gabriel Castillo, Jr., was sledding in Richmond Park when his sled changed course and he slid into neighboring Richmond Street NW.

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Mississippi Won’t Allow Teachers to Teach About Condoms – This Guy Improvises [Video]

In Mississippi, Sex Ed. teachers aren't allowed to teach kids about condoms. In fact, they're required by law to "stress" abstinence, and are prohibited from "any demonstration of how condoms or other contraceptives are applied."

That makes it hard for teachers to teach kids about safe sex, but of course they want kids to be safe. Especially when 76 percent of teenagers in the state have admitted to having sex before leaving high school, and they have one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates in the county. So, one teacher decided to get creative. And used a sock(?).

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Sinbad, Madigan, Breuer, Willman and Kosta to Perform at LaughFest’s Signature Event

Gilda's Laughfest announced Tuesday that this year’s Signature Event will celebrate the festival’s fifth year with a lineup of returning LaughFest comedians coming together for the first time

LaughFest also announced the remaining acts for the 2015 festival, which will run from March 5 to 15 at venues in Grand Rapids, Lowell and Holland.

The Signature Event will take place on Tuesday, March 10, at DeVos Performance Hall and will be hosted by Michael Kosta, the winner of LaughFest’s 2011 stand-up competition. The event will feature headlining acts from LaughFest’s past years, including Jim Breuer, Kathleen Madigan, Sinbad and Justin Willman.

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