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John Balyo Sentenced to 40 Years for Child Pornography and Exploitation

On Thursday, the former host of a Grand Rapids Christian radio show was sentenced in federal court to 40 years in prison for sexual exploitation and child pornography, our news-gathering partner WZZM-13 reported.

John Balyo, 35, received 25 years for the charge of sexually exploiting a child and 15 years for possession of child pornography.

In November, in a separate case, Baylo was sentenced to 25 to 50 years in state prison for sexually assaulting a boy in Calhoun County.

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‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2′ Trailers Are Out [Video]

The original ‘Hot Tub Time Machine’ feels more like something a group of stoners came up with and giggled about for a few hours than an actual movie. And yet, it exists. And it made enough money to justify a sequel. And that sequel now has a new trailer. Ladies and gentlemen, the ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2’ trailer!

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Win a Trip to See Linkin Park Headline 2015 Loudwire Music Festival!

We're giving away a flyaway trip for two to the Loudwire Music Festival along with a meet & greet with Linkin Park!

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A Look Inside Dumber Than Zane Trivia on ‘Free Beer & Hot Wings’

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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Steve Got Some Sweet New ‘Free Beer & Hot Wings’ Business Cards

Producer Joe and Steve are in the process of applying for news media credentials for something in 2015.

For some reason, we have to send in business cards with our applications.

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Things Said 10 Years Ago Which Make No Sense Now [Video]

Ten years ago was 2004. TEN!

Isn't that crazy? Think about that for a second.

What were you doing 10 years ago?

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Harvard Professor Goes Off the Rails When Chinese Restaurant Overcharges Him $4

They say the customer is always right. Well, this customer was so right, he may actually be wrong.

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David Letterman’s Final ‘Late Show’ Set for May 2015

Stephen Colbert has already begun making the final rounds of ‘The Colbert Report’ in preparation for his new CBS ‘Late Show’ hosting gig, but don’t expect David Letterman to vacate the chair just yet. The longest-running late-night host has officially set a departure date for May 2015, bringing an end to ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ as we know it.

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Device Addiction Grows with Mobile Internet of Things [Video]

Well, this is interesting. Maybe not the reality of it, but its depth, breadth and reach.

According to a new Deloitte survey on mobile consumer trends, we -- as in us U.S. consumers -- are becoming more and more obsessed with our electronic devices. Just call it device addiction.

Some of the facts: Nearly 90 percent check their phones in the first hour of being awake and 23 percent look at their devices up to 50 times a day. Wow.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Lowell Police Officers Surprise Drivers with Presents Instead of Tickets [Video]

Getting pulled over by a cop is no fun, especially if you end up with a ticket for some minor violation.

But what if instead of getting a ticket, the cop gave you a present? That's probably something that all of us would be OK with.

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WGRD’s All Request New Year’s Eve Can Make You First Big Winner of 2015

97.9 GRD is ready to party with you for New Year’s Eve! Johnnie, Janna and Metalhead Ned are taking over with WGRD’s All Request New Year’s Eve, sponsored by Fox Nissan!

You pick the songs, and we’ll play them for your New Year’s Eve party -- from 7 p.m. until midnight!

At midnight, we'll bring in the new year with our low-budget ball drop. 

Why low-budget? Because we’re spending all our money on the prizes!

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George Lucas On ‘Star Wars: Episode 7:’ “Not Really” Interested in the Movie

Pretty much everyone has seen the 'Star Wars: Episode 7' trailer at this point. It was the most-viewed trailer of 2014 and is on track to become the most-viewed trailer of the internet age. It has been viewed over 72 million times and has spawned countless parodies and memes but, there's still one person who hasn't seen it: George Lucas. The man who created the franchise says that he hasn't seen the 'Force Awakens' trailer and has no plans to. In fact, he's not even that interested at all.

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