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Grandville Bowling’s Josh Kukla Named High School Athlete of the Week

Josh Kukla, who leads Grandville High School boys' bowling squad and is the defending MHSAA Division I singles champion, is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Judge Rules Michigan Must Recognize 300 Same-Sex Marriages

A federal judge has validated 300 same-sex marriages in Michigan. In his ruling, he called the marriages a "fundamental right."

"In these circumstances, what the state has joined together, it may not put asunder.," U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman stated.

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Actor-Comedian Dave Coulier Talks ‘Full House,’ Flying and His New TV Show [Audio]

We were joined on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" today by actor and comedian Dave Coulier.

Coulier is definitely best known for his work as Uncle Joey Gladstone on the '80s/'90s ABC-TV show "Full House."

We talked about a variety of topics, including how he references "Full House" during his stand-up comedy routines, his new TV show and Eric Zane's daughter even got to ask him a question.

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Grand Rapids Big Game Squares Promotion Official Rules

GRAND RAPIDS BIG GAME SQUARES PROMOTION OFFICIAL RULES
“Grand Rapids Big Game Squares Promotion”

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. PROMOTION BEGINS ON JANUARY 15,

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Former Catholic Central Tutor Gets Up to 25 Years in Prison for Sex Crimes Against Student

On Wednesday, former Catholic Central High School tutor Abigail Simons was sentenced by a Kent County Circuit Court judge to eight to 25 years in prison for having a sexual relationship with a minor, WZZM-13 reported.

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Grand Rapids’ Murder Rate Drops to Lowest Level in 50 Years

The murder rate in Grand Rapids has dropped to its lowest level in 50 years.

The Grand Rapids Police Department released 2014 statistics Wednesday morning. In 2014, there were only six murders in Grand Rapids. In 2013, Grand Rapids saw 17 murders. Over the last 24 years, Grand Rapids has averaged just over 17 murders per year.

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Flint Strip Club Hosts Church Services [Video]

This seems like the most successful prayerful protest ever.

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Alpena Hockey Player Has a Rough Time Leaving the Ice [Video]

Mitchell Skiba plays for the Alpena Flyers in Alpena, Mich., and he managed the best/worst exit ever after getting ejected from a game over the weekend.

Skiba had just been given a penalty, and was skating off the ice angrily, when he decided to slam his stick into the wall as he skated off the ice. Bad idea, it turns out. 

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West Michigan Whitecaps, Detroit Tigers Extend Contract to 2020

The Detroit Tigers and West Michigan Whitecaps announced today that it has agreed to a two-year extension of its player development contract.

The agreement will keep Detroit Tigers prospects playing at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park through the 2020 season.

Tigers Director of Minor League Operations Dan Lunetta said that moving forward with the Whitecaps was an easy decision.

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Halestorm Unleashes Single ‘Apocalyptic,’ Reveals New Album Details, 2015 Tour with The Pretty Reckless [Audio]

WGRD debuted Halestorm's brand new single "Apocalyptic" during Liquid Lunch today!

Check it out below!

The song will be available to buy on iTunes starting at midnight and also free to fans pre-ordering the new album, "Into the Wild Life."

Halestorm just revealed details on the upcoming album and 2015 tour with The Pretty Reckless.

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193 Vehicles Involved In I-94 Pileup Killing One [Video]

The massive multi-vehicle crash that shut down a five-mile stretch of I-94 near Galeburg on Friday continues to keep the interstate closed.

Authorities with Michigan State Police and the Michigan Department of Transportation report that 193 vehicles were involved, which includes 76 semis and 117 passenger cars and SUVs, according to WZZM-13. One person was killed and 23 others were injured.

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Father Lets Toddler Play with Family Pet, a Burmese Python [Video]

Some people really love their pets, or animals they think are pets.

Jamie Guarino is a snake handler from Warren, Mich., and has been around snakes most of his life. He hopes to pass on the passion to his children.

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