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Irina Igumnova
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More Than 150 Vehicles in I-94 Pileup Near Galesburg; One Reported Dead [Video]

Both directions of I-94 are closed between Kalamazoo and Battle Creek because of a multi-vehicle crash involving semi-trucks.

The interstate is closed between Galesburg and Climax, WZZM-13, Michigan State Police and the Michigan Department of Transportation report.

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Scott Olson/Getty Images
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Snowstorm’s Snowfall Piles Up Over a Foot in Parts of West Michigan [Infographic]

Welcome back to winter, with snowfall totals from the snowstorm plowing into greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan piling up more than a foot of the white, fluffy stuff, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office.

Plus, more -- 2 to four inches is being forecast -- is coming along with wind chills below zero degrees, gusting winds up to 30 miles per hour and blowing and drifting snow making travel hazardous with a winter storm warning in effect until this afternoon.

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Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images
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New Movies (This Week): ‘Taken 3,’ ‘Inherent Vice,’ ‘Selma’ and ‘Predestination’ [Video]

Winter sports are fun, but sometimes you need to head indoors to warm up for a bit.

This weekend offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the benefits of a nice, warm cinema with a diverse selection of new movies showing at the theaters.

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Rachel Kramer
Rachel Kramer
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‘Significant’ Winter Weather Blowing In for Greater Grand Rapids, West Michigan [Infographic]

Winter is blasting in in an even bigger way.

The National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office has issued a winter storm warning for this afternoon through Friday afternoon, calling the wintry blast coming our way in greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan as "significant."

Basically, more than a foot of snow is possible with heavy snow beginning about 2 p.m. EST and continuing through Friday. Wind gusts are forecast to be up to 45 miles per hour, with blowing and drifting snow and wind chills of 10 degrees below zero.

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CBS Premieres ‘Battle Creek’ Trailer; Show Includes Mascot Killed at Cereal Festival [Video]

"Battle Creek" is a cop drama from the creator of "Breaking Bad" and takes place in Battle Creek.

An early review reveals drama surrounding stolen maple syrup and a mascot killed at the Cereal Festival.

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John Mills, WZZM-13
John Mills, WZZM-13
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WZZM-13: 40 Vehicle Pileup on US-31 in Northern Muskegon County

WZZM-13 reports Southbound US-31 has reopened in northern Muskegon County after a multi-vehicle accident involving dozens of vehicles.

The pileup happened just before noon Wednesday in between White Lake Drive and Russell Road.

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Courtesy Gilda's LaughFest
Courtesy Gilda's LaughFest
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Jim Jefferies, Nick Thune, Brody Stevens Among Comedians Added for Gilda’s LaughFest 2015

Jim Jefferies, Nick Thune and Brody Stevens, Costaki Economopoulos, Blackout Diaries, Big Jay Oakerson with Ben Roy, The Homegrown Show and Ryan Hamilton have been added to the roster of performers for Gilda's LaughFest 2015 in March.

In addition, Iliza Shlesinger has added new shows on March 7 to her LaughFest appearance after selling out her two previously announced shows.

Gilda’s LaughFest runs March 5 to 15, with individual tickets for all performances going on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.

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Need College Credit? Come Intern With Us!

Do you like going to concerts? Hanging out with fun people? Discovering the interesting world of radio and digital media?

You may just fit in with us here at WGRD!

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Woman in Black’ Can’t Stop ‘The Hobbit’

After the jam-packed month of December, with its huge family-friendly blockbusters and awards season Oscar bait, we have arrived in the month of January. Formerly a dumping ground for mediocre films, the month has taken on a new identity in the past few years as a testing ground for unique genre films (think ‘Cloverfield’) and a solid place to release a horror movie, which seems to do quite well right around New Year’s for whatever reason. This year, we have ‘The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death,’ which had a fairly solid opening. Not solid enough to topple the Christmas Week champions, but no one is complaining too much.

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Johnnie Walker, Janna, and Metalhead Ned Ring in New Year! [Audio]

If you were listening to the WGRD All Request New Year's Eve Show, you would have heard some of us in our prime!

We had a good time and we hope you did, too!

While you were making out with someone or celebrating, we were singing that song that your supposed to sing on New Year's.

Give us a break, by the way. We're not the best singers.

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Relativity Media
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New Movies (This Week): ‘Woman In Black 2: Angel of Death’ [Video]

The holidays are winding down and we head into the new year with new films hitting theaters in 2015.

January kicks off with plenty of movie options to help escape the winter blues, although there's only one new film out this New Year's week.

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97.9 WGRD’s January 2015 Playlist [Video]

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