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BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration Nov. 8; Top 5 Bacon-Inspired Quotes [Sponsored]

BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration returns for its second annual event on Nov. 8 at The DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center.

BaCon features bacon-inspired dishes and drinks, with tickets currently on sale.

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Courtesy Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon
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Runners Will be Running Wild in Grand Rapids This Weekend

For runners, this weekend is the mother-load of runs in Grand Rapids.

Saturday, October 18, is the Run thru the Rapids, followed by Sunday's Grand Rapids Marathon.

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Jennifer Garner on ‘Conan:’ ‘I Streaked’ at The Barn Theatre

It's the naked truth.

On Wednesday evening's Conan show on TBS with Conan O'Brien, actress Jennifer Garner talked about her days doing summer stock theater in various parts of the country, including at The Barn Theater in Augusta.

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Did You Hit Up Dairy Queen for Some Hot Eats and Cool Treats? Check Your Bank Account and Credit Cards

It feels like it has been the year of the data breach, which is corporations' way of saying "someone hacked into our systems and stole your private information".

First it was Target last December; followed by P.F. Chang's; Home Depot; Jimmy John's and countless others.

Now the home of the Blizzard and the Dilly Bar has been hit. Dairy Queen announced in a press release that 395 DQ locations and one Orange Julius location had been infected with Backoff malware that provided hackers with access to an undisclosed number of customer names, payment card numbers and expiration dates.

The Dairy Queens in Woodland Mall in Kentwood and The Lakes Mall in Muskegon were among the locations. Seven other stores across Michigan were also compromised. 

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: A Look Inside Dumber Than Zane Trivia

Each Thursday on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show," we play Dumber Than Zane Trivia for a $500 cash prize.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Meteorologist Freaks Out Over Spiders On Green Screen [Video]

Meet Fox 17 meteorologist Kelly Smith. She is not a fan of spiders at all.

So, what better way to freak her out than to replace her weather maps with pictures and video of spiders?!

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You Can Now Buy an Ebola Containment Suit as a Halloween Costume

A costume company is now selling an Ebola Containment Suit Halloween costume. It includes a white biohazard suit and mask, blue latex gloves, and safety goggles. You'll have to buy your own yellow boots to go with it.

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HBO to Offer Standalone Streaming Service in 2015

HBO subscriptions have been something of a running joke through the TV industry, with a great many of the network's loyal fans sharing HBOGO passwords to avoid expensive cable packages, previously the only mean with which to watch shows like 'Game of Thrones' or 'True Detective.' Now, the company has finally acquiesced, and announced an independent streaming service due out in 2015.

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Grand Rapids Voted Best Beer Town in the USA

Grand Rapids wins another title in the name of craft beer!

Already the reigning Beer City USA, Grand Rapids has now claimed the title  “Best Beer Town in the USA” in USA Today's and 10Best's annual poll.

The honor was just bestowed at noon. Tampa; Asheville, N.C.; Bend, Ore.; and Fort Collins, Colo., were also in the top five.

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Battlecross Returns to The Stache on November 26! [Video]

This year is sure going to go out with a bang!

So many shows are coming to the Grand Rapids area, it's insanity; especially in November!

Another show just got announced and this is one of the more extreme bands I have seen!

Michigan natives Battlecross are returning to The Stache!

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Producer Joe Takes Aim at Barracks 616 [Video/Sponsored]

Producer Joe is a member of "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" crew.

Known for his witty repartee, signature laugh and no-holds-barred stunts, he's been trying something new.

He's been getting firearms instruction from Barracks 616.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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New Brewery Coming to Cedar Springs [Video]

West Michigan's beer fever is spreading!

After last week's announcement that New Holland Brewing is coming to Grand Rapids, WZZM-13 reports there is another brewery on the horizon in Cedar Springs.

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