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Lowell Wrestlers Josh Colegrove, Lucas Hall and Zeth Dean Named Co-High School Athletes of the Week

Lowell High School wrestlers Josh Colegrove, Zeth Dean and Lucas Hall, who led the Red Arrows to their second consecutive MHSAA Division 2 state title in addition to capturing individual state titles, are co-winners of the Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week honor.

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Missing Grand Rapids Woman Found Dead

 

A missing Grand Rapids woman's body has been found in the Grand River.

WZZM-13 reports that the body of 55-year-old Kimberly Haymon was found in the river around 11 a.m. Thursday.

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First ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff Officially Titled ‘Rogue One’

Star Wars details have always been difficult to come by, but they've proven even more difficult with the upcoming spinoff. Other than confirmation that Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) will direct, we know very little about the film. Well, now we at least know what it will be called. Disney and Lucasfilm today confirmed that the first ever Star Wars spinoff will be officially called Rogue One.

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West Catholic High School Student Charged in Death Threat Case Now Faces Child Porn Charges

The 17-year-old who targeted fellow classmates at West Catholic High School with death threats on Instagram is now being formally charged in the case.

Several news outlets are reporting that the teen, Matthew Herrington, is also facing child pornography charges.

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‘The End of the Tour’ Set for Limited Release on July 31

When The End of the Tour premiered at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, in January, it received excellent reviews and some Oscar buzz.

The End of the Tour will receive limited release July 31. The summer release is designed to capitalize on the film's Oscar buzz and give it a better chance heading into Oscar season.

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

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

It's done Thursdays on our show.

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WGRD Beers of the Month Information Form

The WGRD Beers of the Month features up to 10 craft beers from breweries in the greater Grand Rapids area, known as Beer City USA.

Please fill out this form to share your Beer of the Month and details on your brewery for the special program only found on 97.9 WGRD.

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Slipknot Slashes Upper Bowl Ticket Prices for Friday the 13th Only! [Video]

If you were thinking about going to Slipknot on May 16 at the Van Andel Arena, now may be the best time to get tickets.

This Friday, in celebration of Friday the 13th, Slipknot is cutting a deal for their tour stop here in Grand Rapids!

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The Real Michael Bolton Appears in ‘Office Space’ Recut [Video]

This is a great worlds collide video from the people at Funny or Die and involves a comedy movie from the late 1990s.

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HBO Now Standalone Service Launches in April Exclusively on Apple Devices

After years of complaining from people who didn’t have or couldn’t afford cable (or whose parents refused to give them their HBO Go password), HBO is finally delivering a standalone streaming service, HBO Now. Today, the company announced some of its availability details, including pricing and when and where it will be available.

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Big Jay Oakerson and Ben Roy Bringing Laughs to The Orbit Room On Thursday! [Video]

On Thursday, Gilda's Laughfest and Bud Light is prepared to bring smiles and laughs to The Orbit Room.

Featured on Comedy Central's This is Not Happening, Big Jay Oakerson is headlining a night of laughs along with comedian Ben Roy as a special guest. The performance is 8 p.m.

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Shao Kahn Kicks Metalhead Ned’s Ass in Episode 4 of ‘This Level Sucks’ [Video]

This game has haunted me for years!

I can beat the first Mortal Kombat game with little to no stress.

But any Mortal Kombat game after that is just insane. While these games are still fun and full of challenge, the final boss of Mortal Kombat 3 is impossible.

Can I beat the legendary Shao Kahn? Not likely.

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