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Detroit One Win From Playoff Spot, Other Things We Learned In NFL Week 15

Detroit is now tied with Green Bay for the lead in their division; four teams qualified for the postseason; and just two weeks remain to fill out the rest of the NFL playoffs field.

Here’s a recap of Week 15's action.

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Boxing Champ Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Calls Out Manny Pacquaio For May Bout [Video]


Floyd "Money" Mayweather, Jr.,
says he's ready to fight.

The question is when Manny Pacquaio will come around to do that with the 37-year-old boxing champion from Grand Rapids and now of Las Vegas.

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Michigan State Protests Focus on Columnist George Will’s Rape Stance, Women’s Dignity

An honorary doctorate being awarded by Michigan State University to Washington Post columnist George Will at MSU's fall commencement ceremonies is the focal point of protests in East Lansing today.

More than 800 people had RSVP'd and were expected this morning for protests that were also held earlier this week, according to organizers.

The ignitor is that the protests organizers say Will, who taught at MSU briefly the 1970s. They claim Will has a history of provocative statements and writings compromising and discrediting the severity of rape.

MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon has released a statement saying that while the conservative Will's "visit will be painful for many, ... it does not mean the university wishes to cause survivors of sexual assault distress. And it does not mean we are backing away from our commitment to continuously improving our response to sexual assault."

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Mona Shores Football’s Tyree Jackson Named High School Athlete of the Week [Video]

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Several Teams Can Clinch Playoff Spots, Other Things To Know About NFL Week 15

With just three weeks left in the NFL’s 2014 regular season, no playoff spots have been clinched. That should change soon. Here are the storylines we’re following for Week 15.

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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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Detroit Tigers Make Pair of Big Trades

The Detroit Tigers parted ways with Rick Porcello today, trading him to the Boston Red Sox for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and pitcher Alex Wilson.

The Tigers also added pitcher Alfredo Simon in a separate trade with the Cincinnati Reds.

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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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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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Guy Outs Pregnant Cheater to Her Boyfriend at Detroit Lions Game

What would you do if you saw a pregnant lady cuddling with a guy at a Lions game and romantically texting another guy when he walked away? Well, one man wasn't about to let her dirty little secret stay a secret anymore.

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