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‘Loudwire Nights with Full Metal Jackie’ Debuts Monday on 97.9 WGRD

Full Metal Jackie is adding weeknights to her air time on 97.9 WGRD starting next week.

On Monday night, "Loudwire Nights with Full Metal Jackie" is being launched as a nationally-syndicated radio show.

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Omar Bermejo is representing the U.S. in the Sochi Winter Paralympics in Russia. (Photo: Mark Nadell/MacBeth Graphics)
Omar Bermejo is representing the U.S. in the Sochi Winter Paralympics in Russia. (Photo: Mark Nadell/MacBeth Graphics)
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Grand Rapids’ Omar Bermejo Competes for U.S. in Sochi Paralympic Winter Games [Video]

Omar Bermejo believes.

He believes he can overcome. He believes in himself.

That steadfastness and determination has brought the 31-year-old former Marine to surmount an amputation of part of a severed arm suffered in a June 2009 motorcycle accident. It has the Grand Rapids resident at the pinnacle competing representing the U.S. in two disciplines at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games in Russia.

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Matthew Cavanaugh, Getty Images
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Winter 2013-14 Second Snowiest on Record in Grand Rapids

It's the second snowiest winter on record in Grand Rapids and it's not over yet.

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Motley Crue Adds Three Dates to The Final Tour, which Starts July 2 in Grand Rapids

Motley Crue recently announced its farewell run dubbed The Final Tour and made it official by signing a binding document that they would not tour again beyond the year 2015.

The news conference included the first leg of tour dates, including starting out July 2 in Grand Rapids with a concert at Van Andel Arena.

Now, the band has revealed three more stops including what will be their very last concert in New York.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images
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‘Holland, Michigan’ to Star Bryan Cranston, Edgar Ramirez and Naomi Watts

The movie "Holland, Michigan" is planned for release in 2015.

Director Errol Morris just announced some big casting information about the movie.

Bryan Cranston, Edgar Ramirez, and Naomi Watts will all star in the film.

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Trooper Paul Butterfield
(Photo: Michigan State Police)
Trooper Paul Butterfield (Photo: Michigan State Police)
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WZZM-13: Jury Finds Eric Knysz Guilty of Killing State Trooper Paul Butterfield

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Taco Bell Announces New Breakfast Menu!

Taco Bell is easily stealing this idea from me.

Listen to this: Just a few months ago, I was up super early driving to work and I was hungry. I passed a Taco Bell and I said to myself, "How great would it be to have breakfast at Taco Bell?"

Well, they now have it!

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Vote for the Whitecaps’ Newest Food Item

The West Michigan Whitecaps are rebuilding their ballpark following the fire back in January and preparing for their season. As part of that, they're doing a lot of things and asking for the public's input.

First, they asked fans to design their jerseys for Social Media Night. Then, they asked for suggestions for the name of their new mascot. Now, they want the public to vote for which new food item they should add to their menu for the coming season. 

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Serving Up Sweetness at Dessert Wars

The Amway Grand Plaza hotel's Ambassador Ballroom was the setting for some seriously delicious and sweet treats on Thursday night.

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Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel, ‘The End of the Tour’ Filming in Grand Rapids

An independently-made film about a celebrated author's book tour at his fame's rise with the magazine writer who accompanied him recounting that five-day trek is being shot for about a month in greater Grand Rapids.

Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel, "The End of the Tour" is the story of the travels of novelist-writer David Foster Wallace (being portrayed by Segel) at the end of a 1996 book tour accompanied by Rolling Stone's David Lipsky (Eisenberg).

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Fox-17, WXMI-TV via 97.5 Now FM
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Grand Rapids Police Arrest Suspect in Connection with Michigan State Student’s Slaying

A suspect in the fatal Jan. 31 shooting of a Michigan State University from Middleville in his East Lansing apartment has been arrested in Grand Rapids, according to Grand Rapids and East Lansing police.

Marquay Shaquilleedris McCoy, 19 was arrested about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at a Grand Rapids residence and was being held today in the Kent County Jail, authorities said today.

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Photo Courtesy of Amway
Photo Courtesy of Amway
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City of Grand Rapids Embraces New Fourth of July Weekend Festivities

The City of Grand Rapids today announced that Celebration on the Grand and the Fourth of July fireworks are being combined into a two-day event to be held annually the first Friday and Saturday of July.

With the shift, this year’s Celebration on the Grand activities will be held the evening of Friday, July 4. The Amway Family Fireworks event will cap off the event shortly after dusk Saturday, July 5. In addition, admission remains free to both downtown Grand Rapids events.

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