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Free Beer & Hot Wings: An Update on the Man with the Massive Scrotum [Video]

Back in June, we talked to 39-year-old Michigan resident Dan Maurer about his extremely rare condition called Scrotal Lymphedema, which caused his scrotum to balloon to somewhere between 75 and 100 pounds.

He had been misdiagnosed many, many times, but doctors finally figured out exactly what was wrong with him.

Well, good news! Dan is on the road to recovery!

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The Orbit Room’s Future Uncertain As Longtime Manager Ted Smith Departs for HopCat Detroit

By John Sinkevics | Local Spins
Less than a year after the death of The Orbit Room owner Don Dorshimer, the future of the longtime Grand Rapids concert venue is up in the air now that manager Ted Smith is leaving to head up booking at the new HopCat in Detroit.

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HopCat Named One of Top Beer Bars in America

One of my favorite brew pubs in Grand Rapids, HopCat, has been named one of the top five beer bars in America by the Brewers Association's CraftBeer.com!

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Photo Courtesy Of The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety
Photo Courtesy Of The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety
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Police Searching For Man Who Assaulted Ex-Girlfriend Then Set Her Bedroom On Fire

Police in Kalamazoo are searching for a man who they say assaulted his ex-girlfriend and then set her bedroom on fire. The incident took place around 10:15 p.m. on Monday.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Michelle Monaghan Talks ‘Fort Bliss,’ ‘True Detective, Sex with Matthew McConaughey [Audio]

On "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Show" today, we talked with actress and producer Michelle Monaghan.

Michelle is promoting her upcoming film "Fort Bliss," the story of a U.S. Army medic and single mother struggling to rebuild her relationship with her son after returning home from Afghanistan.

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Judge Dismisses Murder Charge Against Baby Kate’s Father Sean Phillips

Murder charges against Sean Phillips, the man previously accused in the death of his baby, Katherine (known throughout the investigation as "Baby Kate"), have been dismissed.

79th District Court Judge Peter J. Wadel dismissed the charge on Monday, stating that the prosecution has not been able to prove that Baby Kate was actually murdered.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘No Good Deed’ Dethrones ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

After a month at the top, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' has finally fallen from the number one spot on the box office charts. All it took was a modestly budgeted thriller starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson.

But 'No Good Deed' didn't just push Marvel off its throne -- it exceeded all expectations and looks like it may be the rare September release to actually be a hit.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Music Friday Songs for September 12

Each Friday, “The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show” replaces its regular “back-with” music with songs from our own music collections.

They can be anything, from corny mash-ups, rock, country, mid-Michigan '70s butt rock or anything in between.

Here’s the list of Music Friday songs from today:

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Courtesy Scott VanderVeen
Courtesy Scott VanderVeen
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Meijer-97.9 WGRD Athlete of the Week: Jenison Boys’ Soccer’s Luke VanderVeen

Jenison High School boys' soccer player Luke VanderVeen is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD Athlete of the Week.

VanderVeen's last-minute goal in Jenison's 1-0 win over Zeeland East last week is indicative of the type of competitor he is, Wildcats Coach Brian Selk said.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: A Look Inside Dumber Than Zane Trivia

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

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Grand Rapids Remembers 9/11 with Boy Scout Salute, ‘Never Forget’ Exhibit at Ford Museum

 

As the nation remembers the tragic events of 9/11, so does Grand Rapids.

Today marks the 13-year anniversary of the attacks on the towers of the World Trade Center in New York, Sept. 11, 2001. A hijacked plane struck The Pentagon outside Washington DC and another crashed just outside Shanksville, Pa. Almost 3,000 people lost their lives, including firefighters, rescue workers, and police officers trying to aid the victims.

Today we pledge to never forget those people and to never forget the events of that day.

A day-long Boy Scouts salute, a special remembrance program, and "9/11 Never Forget" mobile exhibit tours are taking place in at the Ford Museum in Grand Rapids today as we remember 9/11/2001.

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College Football Week 3 Preview: How Bad Is the Big Ten?

Look, it's early, which usually means a lack of big games. But that doesn't mean we can't still have some fun this weekend. Here are the big questions going into Week 3:

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