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Harold "Butch" Knight, Courtesy of the Allegan Co. Sheriff's Dept.
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Husband Wanted in Allegan County Slaying Seen in Maine

The husband of Sara Lee Knight, the woman whose body was found Jan. 13, is wanted for her alleged slaying and has been spotted in Maine, according to WZZM-13.

Allegan County sheriff's deputies are investigating the case as an apparent homicide. 

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Sinbad, Madigan, Breuer, Willman and Kosta to Perform at LaughFest’s Signature Event

Gilda's Laughfest announced Tuesday that this year’s Signature Event will celebrate the festival’s fifth year with a lineup of returning LaughFest comedians coming together for the first time

LaughFest also announced the remaining acts for the 2015 festival, which will run from March 5 to 15 at venues in Grand Rapids, Lowell and Holland.

The Signature Event will take place on Tuesday, March 10, at DeVos Performance Hall and will be hosted by Michael Kosta, the winner of LaughFest’s 2011 stand-up competition. The event will feature headlining acts from LaughFest’s past years, including Jim Breuer, Kathleen Madigan, Sinbad and Justin Willman.

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A Look Inside Dumber Than Zane Trivia on ‘Free Beer & Hot Wings’

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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Linkin Park Cancels February 4 Grand Rapids Concert

Today sucks, now. Linkin Park has officially canceled its stop here in Grand Rapids on Feb. 4.

I repeat, the show at Van Andel Arena -- with Of Mice and Men and Rise Against -- has been canceled.

It was reported earlier today that Chester Bennington has suffered a leg injury, and had to cancel a couple shows while he saw doctors. However, it was just announced the rest of the tour through Feb. 14 has now been canceled as well!

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Slipknot Books Date at Van Andel Arena on May 16! [Video]

We teased it and now we can officially announce it!

Slipknot will take the stage at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids on May 16.

The stop is part of Slipknot's Prepare for Hell Tour, with Hatebreed as special guest for the trek.

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Who Lost the Super Bowl Sign: Eric Zane Or Hot Wings? [Poll]

A year ago when we flew to New Jersey for "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" Super Bowl XLVIII broadcast, we had our fancy new sign in tow.

We set it up on Radio Row while we were on the air. It was the one and only time that the sign was used.

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New Police Radar Can See Inside Your Home [Video]

Bad news for privacy fans: The police are getting their hands on a new piece of handheld technology designed to peer through walls.

The highly-sensitive radar can detect movement as subtle as breathing from up to 50 feet away through solid concrete, USA Today and Atlanta's WXIA-TV report.

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Father, Son Reunited After Finding Letter Hidden by Late Wife [Video]

An elderly West Michigan man recently got a real shock when he found out that he had a 61-year-old son, despite trying unsuccessfully to have children with his wife throughout their marriage.

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2015 Best Academic Colleges in Michigan, According to Niche

We've got some pretty heated college rivalries in Michigan.

Not just Michigan State University vs. University of Michigan, but Ferris State vs. Grand Valley State, Western Michigan vs. Central Michigan, Calvin College vs. Hope College and tons more.

And it's not just about sports, but about academics, too.

Niche, a research organization that compiles data and "reviews and insight from everyday experts," has produced a ranking of the Best Academic Colleges in Michigan.

Did your school make the list?

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Free Beer Meets Chris Pratt at Seattle-Green Bay NFL Playoff Game?

Free Beer's resemblance to rapper Macklemore is a well-documented fact on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show."

Here's the most recent example.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings Flashback: Producer Joe’s Ribbon-Cutting on I-196 [Video]

This came up on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" this week: Producer Joe's ribbon-cutting fun four years ago.

So, we wanted to shared it again for those who maybe had never seen it before.

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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015 Rocks Richmond Park January 23-25 in Grand Rapids [Video]

97.9 GRD Rocks will host the fourth annual WGRD Pond Hockey Classic, presented by Labatt Blue and Dematic.

More than 40 teams will play on the frozen surface at Richmond Park in Grand Rapids starting Friday night (Jan. 23) and running through Sunday, Jan. 25. Division finals will be the afternoon of Jan. 25.

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