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‘Pixels’ Trailer: It’s On Like Donkey Kong

Lately there haven't been many video game movies that have been very good. There also haven't been many Adam Sandler movies that have been very good. So, how about this Adam Sandler video game movie?... Wait, where are you going?! Pixels is not your standard Adam Sandler or video game movie and, based on this trailer, you might want to give it a chance.

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15 Frightening Facts About Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien’

Alien is now widely considered to be one of the best sci-fi/horror films ever made, but originally Fox didn't want to make it. In fact, it was only the success of another one of the biggest sci-fi films of all-time — Star Wars — that convinced the studio to give director Ridley Scott the greenlight. So, without Chewbacca, there would be no xenomorphs. This is just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which focuses on Alien!

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Man Tells Police Flashing Pictures of His Penis to Meijer Employees ‘Cheers Me Up’

What's a good way to get out of the dumps? I dunno, maybe call a friend, watch a funny movie, go for a walk outside...

I wouldn't say flashing pictures of your genitals to unsuspecting Meijer employees is the route to go.

Apparently that's how one 51-year-old man allegedly cures the blues.

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Aerosmith Returns to Van Andel Arena on August 4! [Video]

This is going to be one epic summer of music in Grand Rapids!

Fortunately, this concert is not in May because seemingly everything else is in May.

Aerosmith is throwing us a bone and closing out the summer with a big show at Van Andel Arena on August 4!

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Rockford-Sparta Gymnast Morgan Korf Named High School Athlete of the Week

Morgan Korf, a junior who led the Rockford-Sparta high school gymnastics team to the MHSAA Division 1 state championship before capturing an all-around individual state title last week, has been named Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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New Movies (This Week) Include ‘Insurgent’ and ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ [Video]

A couple of big-name franchises lead the way for this week's new releases as Insurgent and Muppets Most Wanted hit the big screen.

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Music Friday Songs for March 20

Each Friday, “The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show” replaces its regular “back-with” music with songs from our own music collections.

They can be anything, from corny mash-ups, rock, country and mid-Michigan '70s butt rock to anything in between.

Here’s the list of Music Friday songs from today's show.

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GRD’s Dumb Internet Challenge 5 — Dragon Habanero Chicken Wings [Video]

For the fifth GRD Dumb Internet Challenge, Metalhead Ned and I went to Riverhouse Ada in Ada to see who could eat more of its delicious-but-dangerous Dragon Habañero chicken wings.

These things pack a lot of heat after a great taste up front! A lot of heat.

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58 Speeding Tickets Issued in I-94 Pileup

The Michigan State Police have wrapped up their investigation of the 193-car pileup on I-94 in January and are now issuing tickets.

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Expert Real Estate Tips

• Make sure your home is priced correctly from the beginning
• Increase the curb appeal of your home
• Clean and depersonalize your home
• Move your pets and items such as dog bowls, toys and cat litter
• Ensure your home listing has a variety of good photos
• Make sure the style of the neighborhood is known

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Are You Buying or Selling A Home?

Are you selling your home?
So, you've decided it’s time to sell your home. But, what is the first step? Knowing the process of selling a home and buying a new one can be confusing and stressful. If you want a committed real estate company behind you, contact one of our

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Man Impersonates Police Officers in New Twist on Scam Calls in West Michigan

The Kent County Sheriff's Department is warning about a new twist on an old scam that is now showing up in West Michigan.

Not only are scammers calling victims, but they are also showing up on their doorsteps.

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