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Sunday Morning: The Secret Origin of the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Animated Series

The Turtles' transformation from cult comic book characters to mega-popular cartoon superheroes began in 1987 and was overseen by writer David Wise. If you're a fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, chances are strong that Wise is the man you want to thank.

As a writer and story editor for the original animated series, Wise was present from the show's inception to its conclusion, writing and overseeing the vast majority of the series. To listen to his version of events is to understand where the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles came from.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings’ Eric Zane Hangs Out with Mitchell and Friends at Mitchell’s Run Thru Rockford

On Friday, Eric Zane, from "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show," was doing his best to help out the fundraising efforts of Mitchell's Run Thru Rockford!

Many people came out and had a great time, with the fundraiser bringing iin more than $2,000 for Team Mitchell & Zane!

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Caledonia Boy Granted Make-A-Wish Trip Is Leaving Today

Stories like this always hit me hard. I mean, when adults are fighting cancer it's tough enough to imagine what they're facing. However, when it's a kid, whew.

Today, one of those brave kids is getting his wish via the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan.

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East Grand Rapids High School Evacuated Due To Suspicious Package

A suspicious package has closed an East Grand Rapids school building for the day.

Police and fire crews are currently at East Grand Rapids High School where building is closed, athletic practices for the day have been canceled or moved to other locations, and the pool is also closed.

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MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour Stops In Grand Rapids This Weekend

When we think of Millennium Park, we think of fun with the family and maybe some time spent on the splash pad.

But this weekend, the waters at Millennium Park, 1415 Maynard Ave. SW in Walker, will be filled with some of the best wakeboarders in the world!

The MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour will be stopping in Grand Rapids on its fourth stop Friday and Saturday. 

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Music Friday Songs for August 15

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, mid-Michigan '70s butt rock or anything in between.

Here’s the list of Music Friday songs from today:

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: IndyCar’s Dario Franchitti Talks Rare Crafts, Eric Zane’s Man Crush and Yak’s Milk [Video]

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2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival: Godsmack, Seether, Pop Evil Headline Tour Starting Friday in Clarkston

The lineup for the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival tour has been announced and it features Godsmack, Seether, Skillet, Buckcherry and more.

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Mickey Rourke Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Casually Calls Out Derek Jeter

Looks like Mickey Rourke is down with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, because Seth Meyers did not skimp on the ice, the water, or the "bucket" on last night's 'Late Night.' Rourke appeared on the show to chat about next week's 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,' but things soon turned to more pressing

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The Late, Great Robin Williams: A Video Tribute

The best way to remember Robin Williams, one of the best actors of his generation and one of the best comedic minds of all-time, is through his work. To pay tribute, we put together this video tribute to the man and his movies.

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Kalamazoo Police Closing Investigation Into Teleka Patrick’s Death

 

Police plan to plan to close the investigation into the death of Michigan doctor Teleka Patrick whose body was found in an Indiana lake.

Indiana State Police Detective Sgt. Rick Strong told the Kalamazoo Gazette that toxicology tests for Teleka Patrick turned up "nothing out of the ordinary." Investigators in Indiana had been waiting for the results of the tests since April. 

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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 at least a $500 cash prize.

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