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Free Beer & Hot Wings: NBC’s Brian Williams Sets the Record Straight On the Peeing Weatherman [Video]

We posted a video this week that showed an awkward moment during a weather report on "The NBC Nightly News."

Anchor Lester Holt threw it to the weatherman in the field, The Weather Channel's Mike Seidel. However, because of some technical difficulties, Seidel was not able to hear him. He was standing with his back to the camera and it looked like he was peeing in the North Carolina snow.

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Craig O'Neal
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Is This Weatherman Peeing on Live TV? [Video]

Mistakes happen when you record the news live.

Most of the time it's no big deal, but sometimes something glorious happens.

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Rachel Kramer
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Lake Effect: Grand Rapids’, West Michigan’s Winter 2014-15 Weather Forecast [Video]

After last winter, many us are approaching this winter with caution.

Today probably didn't help: snow on Halloween?

The National Weather Service's winter weather forecast is out. All we can say is make sure those snow blowers and shovels are ready if you live, work and/or play -- not to mention drive or travel -- between U.S. 131 and the Lake Michigan shore in greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan.

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Expect Mother Nature to Play Some Tricks with Halloween Weather on Friday

Mother Nature may have tricks of her own to play, with high winds, rain and snow being forecast by the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office for Friday.

That's going to make for some possibly challenging conditions for trick-or-treating on Halloween.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: 50 Cent’s Latest Challenge to Floyd Mayweather, Jr. [Video]

Last week, we posted Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's version of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, where he challenged champion boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

His challenge was a bit different. He didn't want to see Mayweather dump water on his head. He challenged the Grand Rapids native to read a page from a Harry Potter book.

If he could successfully do that, 50 Cent would donate $750,000 to the charity of Mayweather's choice. It was basically a very elaborate way of calling Mayweather illiterate.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: 50 Cent Calls Floyd Mayweather Jr. Illiterate in His Ice Bucket Challenge [Video]

Well, this ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video is definitely different than the rest.

Instead of the normal dumping a bucket of ice on your head and then calling out someone or multiple people to do the same thing, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson had a twist in his video posted on Instagram. He called out boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and insulted him at the same time.

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National Weather Service Grand Rapids: EF-1 Tornado Struck Kentwood

That wind and rain buried in a thunderstorm Sunday night that struck Kentwood just before 10:30 p.m. included a tornado, National Weather Service Grand Rapids meteorologist Brandon Hoving said.

Update (3 p.m.): The National Weather Service said the tornado was an EF-1, with peak winds of 100 to 110 miles per hour. The tornado, which injured six people, cut a swath of 300 to 400 yards wide near Cutlerville, Wyoming and Kentwood and lasted for about 10 minutes. It touched down at 10:20 p.m. at about 2 miles west of Cutlerville at 64th Street SW and Burlingame Avenue SW in Byron Township and ended at 10:30 p.m. at Breton Road and 28th Street SE.

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Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Joins Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen On Forbes’ Celebrity 100

Grand Rapids native and boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr., hit the top 10 and the music group Bon Jovi continues to have star power in the latest Forbes Celebrity 100 list.

The rundown reflects celebrities' power and influence based on media exposure, marketability, and career earnings over the past 12 months. 

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Meteorologist Freaked Out By Wasp During Weather Report [Video]

Meteorologists are a rare breed.

They have no problem standing outside in a crazy storm to report the weather. Why they can't just set up a camera outside and do the report from the safety and convenience of a studio, we are still not sure. But whatever.

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Be Weather Ready [Sponsored]

Many look forward to relaxing and playing out on the water.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, says to keep you and those around you safe on the water when boating.

Michigan Safe Boating Week runs through Saturday and National Marina Day is Saturday.

In embracing those campaigns and seeking to help you enjoy getting out on the water for relaxation, recreation and to enjoy the great outdoors, here's another boating tip to help you stay safe out there.

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