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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Prank Call During MSNBC’s Coverage of Tragic Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 [Video]

On Thursday afternoon, Malaysia Airlines suffered another tragedy when flight MH17, flying from Kuala Lumpur to Amsterdam, was shot down by a missile over Ukraine near the Russian border, killing all 300 people on board.

This is the second tragedy that Malaysian Airlines has had in the last few months, after flight MH370, flying from Kuala Lumpur to Bejing disappeared back in March somewhere in the southern Indian Ocean.

While MSNBC's "The Cycle" was covering the Ukraine tragedy, a prank caller from "The Howard Stern Show" managed to get through.

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Remember That Personal Watercraft Is a Boat [Sponsored]

There's plenty of summertime left and lots of boating still to be done.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, urges you to say safe as possible when boating.

Caution and common sense are necessary, regardless of whether you're using a powerboat, a sailboat, a pontoon, a fishing boat, a ski boat or personal watercraft.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Drunk Guy Busted For Posing As TSA Agent, Patting People Down [Video]

A drunk guy was busted at San Francisco International Airport this week after he had a few drinks, then decided to pose as a TSA agent and start patting people down in private booths used by the TSA for screening.

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‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Recalls Phone Conversation With Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain

We had the opportunity to ask Weird Al about his phone conversation with Kurt Cobain when he was seeking permission to spoof Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit.'

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radioPup App Now Available for Sonos Wireless Music Systems

Townsquare's radioPup music-streaming app now has a great new partner: Sonos wireless systems. Here's an easy guide for how to find radioPup and add it to your Sonos home system:

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Consumers Energy is increasing its tree-trimming efforts this year. (Photo: Consumers Energy)
Consumers Energy is increasing its tree-trimming efforts this year. (Photo: Consumers Energy)
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Trimming More Trees Helps Consumers Energy Keep Electricity On [Video]

Consumers Energy is increasing tree-trimming efforts across Michigan this year in an ongoing effort to make delivering electricity safer and more reliable.

“Our work to keep electric lines clear is a vital part of our promise to deliver the energy you need, whenever you need it," said Mary Palkovich, Consumers Energy’s vice president of energy delivery.

"Fallen limbs or trees can cut power to hundreds or thousands of people at a time, and that’s why you see crews at work throughout the year in all conditions."

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Mitchell Peterson is an 18-year-old who graduated from Rockford and was diagnosed 15 years ago with the degenerative Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. (Photo: Mitchell's Run Thru Rockford)
Mitchell Peterson is an 18-year-old who graduated from Rockford and was diagnosed 15 years ago with the degenerative Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. (Photo: Mitchell's Run Thru Rockford)
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Partner with Team Mitchell & Zane for Mitchell’s Run Thru Rockford on Aug. 16

The 16th annual Mitchell’s Run Thru Rockford, a five-kilometer (3.1-mile) run/walk and kids' fun run, is Aug. 16 in downtown Rockford.

Proceeds from the benefit go to Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, a non-profit dedicated to expediting viable treatments and a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a fatal genetic disorder that slowly robs those stricken with the disease of their muscle strength.

Join Team Mitchell & Zane, which includes Eric Zane of "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" and Rockford-based Wolverine World Wide Inc. and Walker-based Meijer Inc., for the benefit run/walk. Anyone raising $100 or more is eligible to win a footwear package from Saucony and Merrell with a $300 value; and anyone raising at least $30 in pledges receives a gift from Wolverine World Wide.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Boston Radio Guy Will Probably Get Fired for Erin Andrews Rant [Video]

The big story from the Major League Baseball All-Star Game on Tuesday night was the controversy surrounding St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright and the New York Yankees' Derek Jeter.

While being interviewed during the game, Wainwright, basically, said that he pitched a softball to Jeter out of respect, since he's retiring and this is his last All-Star Game.

That caused everyone to freak out, since the winner of the All-Star Game determines home-field advantage for the World Series.

Erin Andrews, of Fox Sports, interviewed Wainwright later in the game. He clarified, basically saying: "I was kidding."

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Black Stone Cherry’s Chris Robertson Talks ‘Magic Mountain,’ Song Writing Inspirations [Video]

Black Stone Cherry frontman Chris Robertson speaks with 'Loudwire Nights' host Full Metal Jackie about the 'Magic Mountain' album, songwriting and more.

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RECALL: BMW Recalls 1.6 Million Cars Due To Airbag Issue

BMW is expanding a recall of its most popular car models to fix an air bag problem.

BMW is recalling 1.6 million 3-Series cars from model years 2000 to 2006 across the world, including 574,000 in the United States.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: 8-Year-Old Holds Piano Recital, Hundreds Show Up, Thousands Watch [Video]

Eight-year-old Dylan Spoering, of Minneapolis, has been getting piano lessons from his grandfather for the last four years.

He was really excited to show off his new skills, so he posted a sign on his front lawn, inviting neighbors to come to a concert that he was going to hold on his front porch. A neighbor snapped a picture of the sign, posted it to Facebook and created an event for it.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: New MTV Show About Virgins Promises to be Extremely Awkward [Video]

Check out the promo for MTV's newest show, "Virgin Territory."

It's basically "The Real World" for virgins.

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