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The United States' Omar Bermejo competes in the men's 15-kilometer standing biathlon at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on March 14 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)
The United States' Omar Bermejo competes in the men's 15-kilometer standing biathlon at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on March 14 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)
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Sochi Winter Games: How Grand Rapids’ U.S. Paralympian Omar Bermejo Did

Omar Bermejo achieved and competed with the world's best Winter Paralympians over the past two weeks in Russia.

The 32-year-old former Marine, who had an amputation of part of a severed arm suffered in a June 2009 motorcycle accident, is from Grand Rapids resident, He took part with Team USA in two nordic skiing disciplines at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

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The Ann Street exit was closed along U.S. 131 because of a chemical reaction at the Haviland Enterprises Inc. plant on Thursday. (Photo: Tim Harris)
The Ann Street exit was closed along U.S. 131 because of a chemical reaction at the Haviland Enterprises Inc. plant on Thursday. (Photo: Tim Harris)
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WZZM-13: Chemical Reaction Contained in Grand Rapids [Video]

The Grand Rapids Fire Department said residents were not in danger following a chemical reaction Thursday morning at a plant on the city's West Side, WZZM-13 reports.

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From the National Weather Service: More Brr!

The National Weather Service's Grand Rapids office has some advice for tonight with it's forecast: Button up.

Brr.

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Grand Rapids’ Pop Evil Announces Spring Tour with Escape the Fate; Does ACC Promo [Audio]

Pop Evil is about to get back in front of audiences, both on the concert stage and on television.

The Grand Rapids group has announced a late spring run of tour dates with Escape the Fate. In addition, Pop Evil has shot a promo for the ACC Men's Basketball Tournament with Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels that will feature prominently during broadcasts.

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Here We Go Again: Winter!

A wintry mix of weather is being forecast for tonight and Wednesday by the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids office.

Here's what the National Weather Service is forecasting:

Light rain will mix

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Townsquare Media Buys Kalamazoo Ribfest

Townsquare Media announced today it has reached an agreement to acquire Kalamazoo Ribfest from The Arc Community Advocates.

As part of the deal, Townsquare Media also inked a long-term partnership with The Arc to produce the event on an annual basis.

The Arc Community Advocates, a non-profit focused on helping people with intellectual and development disabilities, has operated Ribfest for the past 22 years.

Ribfest 2014 is Aug. 7 to 9 at Arcadia Creek Festival Place, and is downtown Kalamazoo's largest event.

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(Photo: Rachel Vanstee Photography)
(Photo: Rachel Vanstee Photography)
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Metalhead Ned Rockin’ Weekends As ‘Loudwire Nights with Full Metal Jackie’ Powers Up

Hey guys, it's Metalhead Ned. Lots of awesome stuff is always happening at 97.9, 'GRD Rocks!

When I first started at WGRD as a DJ, I rocked so damn early in the morning on Sunday that most people didn't even knew I existed. I chatted about metal music,video games, concerts, people who do stupid stuff and more.

Then, I took over weeknights from 7 p.m. to midnight.

I am beat! I'm gonna head back to the weekends, and let Full Metal Jackie take over with the new "Loudwire Nights!"

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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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‘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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