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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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Judge Rules Michigan Must Recognize 300 Same-Sex Marriages

A federal judge has validated 300 same-sex marriages in Michigan. In his ruling, he called the marriages a "fundamental right."

"In these circumstances, what the state has joined together, it may not put asunder.," U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman stated.

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Grand Rapids’ Murder Rate Drops to Lowest Level in 50 Years

The murder rate in Grand Rapids has dropped to its lowest level in 50 years.

The Grand Rapids Police Department released 2014 statistics Wednesday morning. In 2014, there were only six murders in Grand Rapids. In 2013, Grand Rapids saw 17 murders. Over the last 24 years, Grand Rapids has averaged just over 17 murders per year.

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Alpena Hockey Player Has a Rough Time Leaving the Ice [Video]

Mitchell Skiba plays for the Alpena Flyers in Alpena, Mich., and he managed the best/worst exit ever after getting ejected from a game over the weekend.

Skiba had just been given a penalty, and was skating off the ice angrily, when he decided to slam his stick into the wall as he skated off the ice. Bad idea, it turns out. 

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Swedish Pop Star Proves That No Man is ‘Too Big’ to Wear a Condom [Photo]

Don't worry, this isn't NSFW at all. But, it may make you feel kind of stupid if you've ever claimed that your package is too big to wrap up.

Swedish pop star Zara Larsson has giving us a photo that will convince all women that your claims are completely false.

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‘Significant’ Winter Weather Blowing In for Greater Grand Rapids, West Michigan [Infographic]

Winter is blasting in in an even bigger way.

The National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office has issued a winter storm warning for this afternoon through Friday afternoon, calling the wintry blast coming our way in greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan as "significant."

Basically, more than a foot of snow is possible with heavy snow beginning about 2 p.m. EST and continuing through Friday. Wind gusts are forecast to be up to 45 miles per hour, with blowing and drifting snow and wind chills of 10 degrees below zero.

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Lake Superior State University Releases 2015′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.

Which words have been banned this year?

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New Year’s Eve Tips – Don’t Be That Girl

No one likes a hot mess, especially on New Year's Eve. Nothing ruins an evening more than your overly-celebrating friend yakking on your cute new shoes. But, it happens.

So, I've decided to put together a quick list of ways that you can avoid being "that girl" at whatever New Year's festivities you decide to attend (if you need me, I'll be on my couch in sweatpants drinking wine and watching "Grey's Anatomy"). 

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The Detroit Free Press Puts Wrong Harbaugh Brother On Front Page

Jim Harbaugh has been let go by the San Francisco 49ers and it has been widely reported/speculated that he will take over as head coach at the University of Michigan.

The Detroit Free Press decided to report this bit of news on their front page on Monday. Only problem? They used a photo of the wrong Harbaugh brother to accompany their story. 

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Spectrum Health Releases List Of Top Baby Names For 2014

What were the most popular baby names in West Michigan in 2014? Well, according to the birth records at Spectrum Health, Olivia and Noah were the most popular for boys and girls respectively.

This year, there are several newcomers to the girl’s list, including Avery, Ella and Nora. Some new boy names also took over the list in 2014 – William, Caleb, Carter, Henry, Benjamin and Jackson were all added this year.

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