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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Cinderella’ Reigns Supreme; Liam Neeson Turns Into Pumpkin

Suddenly, Disney’s upcoming live action version of Beauty and the Beast is looking like a very wise move. After all, their new take on Cinderella shook the box office out of the doldrums, launching with numbers that feel more at home with the summer than March. Yes, it even took down that might spring movie season titan Liam Neeson.

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Military Releases Names of U.S. Marines Killed In Chopper Crash

WWMT Newschannel 3 reports the names of the special forces Marines who were killed in a helicopter crash have been released, one being from West Michigan and two others from elsewhere in the state.

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New Movies (This Week) Include ‘Cinderella,’ ‘Run All Night’ and ‘It Follows’ [Video]

It's a good weekend for new movies, with Disney's retelling of Cinderella leading the way.

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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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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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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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Windell Middlebrooks, ‘Suite Life on Deck’ Actor and Miller Lite Guy, Dead at 36

Windell Middlebrooks, who is best known for his roles on The Suite Life on Deck and from Miller High Life commercials, has died.

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Texans Attempt to Pronounce Michigan Words with Hilarious Results [Video]

You wouldn't think the English language could change so much throughout a single country, but there's a really big difference in words' pronunciations north, south, east and west.

Moving up here from Texas last year, I've begun learning a lot about how things are said here. And I have to be honest: I'm still not any good at the words.

I will still say 'Mack-in-nack' Island, but mostly for funnies.

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Michigan Men’s Basketball Coach John Beilein Gives Grand Rapids Student His Day On Court [Photos]

As a student manager for the University of Michigan basketball men's team, Ryan Kapustka has found his volunteer position to be rewarding as it gave him the ability to see the Wolverines with an up close and personal perspective.

But on Sunday afternoon in Ann Arbor, it got closer and more personal.

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This Week Is One of Most Dangerous of Year Because of Daylight Saving Time

This week might not be the time to pick up those new knife throwing or sky diving hobbies you've been thinking about.

According to the New York Times, Monday is one of the most dangerous days of the year because of daylight saving time -- and the effects linger on into Tuesday and the rest of the week.

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