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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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Whitecaps After Fifth Third Ballpark Fire: ‘They Will Come Again’ [Video]

The West Michigan Whitecaps' ownership expects to rebuild Fifth Third Ballpark in the wake of a Friday blaze that damaged the Comstock Park facility.

A space heater started a small blaze Friday morning at the ballpark, but workers believed they had put it out. They returned to find the space in flames, Plainfield Township Fire Chief David Peterson said.

Fifth Third Ballpark is the home of the Midwest League Class A professional baseball team. It is slated to host the 50th Midwest League All-Star Game on June 17, 2014.

Team officials expect the Whitecaps to play the 2014 season, host the all-star game and rebuild the ballpark.

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Fifth Third Ballpark Fire [Video Link]

UPDATE (2:50pm): In a news conference held Friday afternoon, West Michigan Whitecaps Managing Partner Denny Baxter shed some light on the fire and on the future of Fifth Third Ballpark and the West Michigan Whitecaps. He said of the future: "If we rebuild it, they will come once again." Baxter assured the community that the Whitecaps will be playing baseball come April 8th of this year (opening day). He got choked up several times during the news conference, and expressed that the Whitecaps organization is "more than a business, it's a community member."

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Lake Superior State University Releases 2014′s ‘Banished Words List’

Lake Superior State - the smallest public university in Michigan - has released its annual list of banished words. The list’s proper name is the List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness, and has been a Lake Superior tradition since 1976.

What words have been banned this year?

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Category: Michigan News, Reviews
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Tecmo Super Bowl Recreates That Awesome Play From The Auburn Game [Video]

I generally don't care much about college football games that don't involve a team from Michigan, but I happened to be watching the Auburn vs. Alabama game on Saturday night and couldn't believe my eyes when I saw what happened at the end of the game. Neither could anyone else, it seems, so the folks at Super Tecmo Bowl (I loved that game) decided to recreate the play Tecmo Bowl style.

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Category: Sports
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Allegan County Sheriff Says You Don’t Want To Spend Thanksgiving In The Drunk Tank

The night before Thanksgiving is often thought of as the "biggest bar night of the year," but the Allegan County Sheriff's Department is encouraging West Michiganders to enjoy it safely. They say that spending your Thanksgiving in the drunk tank is less than ideal. Here's the message they sent out to local media today:

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West Michigan Marine Surprises Wife & Kids At Lions’ Game [Video]

Captain Joshua Munsee surprised his wife and kids at the Lions' game on Sunday, and brought even the most hardened football spectator to tears.

Munsee says that when he found out that he would be coming home, he contacted the Detroit Lions, and their staff started working on a plan for an elaborate surprise homecoming

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Category: West Michigan News
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Free Beer And Hot Wings Holiday Break-In

Each year around the holidays, Free Beer and Hot Wings make it a point to stop all of the mocking and joking around for at least one day, and use the reach that this radio show has to do some good. For the 12th consecutive year, they'll be conducting the Free Beer and Hot Wings Holiday Break-in. We couldn't do all of this without the help from our friends at Meijer.

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