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Free Beer & Hot Wings: A Look Inside Dumber Than Zane Trivia

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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WZZM-13: Disturbing Details Revealed in Deaths of Wyoming Victims [Video]

By Bob Brenzing and Christa E Graban | WZZM-13

Wyoming police have released more details about last week's triple homicide.

Brooke Slocum, 18, and Charles Oppenneer, 25, were killed last week. Slocum's soon-to-be born baby also died.

Brady Oestrike, the suspect in the murders, took his own life on Thursday (July 17) after a chase with police.

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Oakland County Sheriff's Office
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Woman Shoots Lover Because He Didn’t Produce Enough Stuff [Video]

Sadie Bell, of Southfield, Mich., shot a man that she was having an affair with after they had "bad sex."

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Consumers Energy is increasing its tree-trimming efforts this year. (Photo: Consumers Energy)
Consumers Energy is increasing its tree-trimming efforts this year. (Photo: Consumers Energy)
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Trimming More Trees Helps Consumers Energy Keep Electricity On [Video]

Consumers Energy is increasing tree-trimming efforts across Michigan this year in an ongoing effort to make delivering electricity safer and more reliable.

“Our work to keep electric lines clear is a vital part of our promise to deliver the energy you need, whenever you need it," said Mary Palkovich, Consumers Energy’s vice president of energy delivery.

"Fallen limbs or trees can cut power to hundreds or thousands of people at a time, and that’s why you see crews at work throughout the year in all conditions."

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Mitchell Peterson is an 18-year-old who graduated from Rockford and was diagnosed 15 years ago with the degenerative Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. (Photo: Mitchell's Run Thru Rockford)
Mitchell Peterson is an 18-year-old who graduated from Rockford and was diagnosed 15 years ago with the degenerative Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. (Photo: Mitchell's Run Thru Rockford)
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Partner with Team Mitchell & Zane for Mitchell’s Run Thru Rockford on Aug. 16

The 16th annual Mitchell’s Run Thru Rockford, a five-kilometer (3.1-mile) run/walk and kids' fun run, is Aug. 16 in downtown Rockford.

Proceeds from the benefit go to Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, a non-profit dedicated to expediting viable treatments and a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a fatal genetic disorder that slowly robs those stricken with the disease of their muscle strength.

Join Team Mitchell & Zane, which includes Eric Zane of "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" and Rockford-based Wolverine World Wide Inc. and Walker-based Meijer Inc., for the benefit run/walk. Anyone raising $100 or more is eligible to win a footwear package from Saucony and Merrell with a $300 value; and anyone raising at least $30 in pledges receives a gift from Wolverine World Wide.

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Jackies Pet Of The Week

Meet Percy! Percy was just about the sweetest dog you could meet! At the Humane Society of West Michigan they have tons of dogs, kitty's, and other animals for you to take home and love! Check them out!

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#RIPMotleyCrue: Grand Rapids Concert Pics, Tweets for Motley Crue’s Final Tour Kickoff!

Mötley Crüe is kicking off The Final Tour TONIGHT with Alice Cooper at Van Andel Arena!

Share your pics from The Crue's concert with 97.9 WGRD.

Just use the hashtag #RIPMotleyCrue to get your photos in our 97.9 'GRD Rocks gallery!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Producer Joe’s Tommy Lee Drum Challenge [Audio]

Motley Crue is starting its farewell The Final Tour tonight.

The tour's first show takes place at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, right across the street from the flagship station of "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show," 97.9 WGRD.

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Jackie Enters Karaoke Contest

Every Thursday I visit some friends of mine in Howard City and we go sing karaoke at a little bar near them. Last week they were hosting a karaoke contest and I figured why not enter. The twist to the contest was that you had to draw out of a hat the genre you were going to sing.

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Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Man Drives Cross-Country with Dead Woman in Passenger Seat [Video]

Remember the movie "National Lampoon's Vacation?"

The movie told the story of the Griswold family driving cross country from Chicago to go to the amusement park Walley World in Los Angeles. With them for the journey was old Aunt Edna. Poor Aunt Edna didn't do so well along the way, though, and passed away before arriving. So the Griswolds forged ahead, simply strapping Edna to the roof for the rest of the journey.

This news story isn't the exact same situation, but it was a good opportunity to make a "National Lampoon's Vacation" reference! This story is much creepier.

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Michigan Man Drives Cross Country with Corpse in Front Seat [Video]

This is INSANE! So, this 60-something-year-old dude went to a mental health facility in Arizona near Phoenix to pick up his 30-something-year-old girlfriend.

She downed some pills outside a gas station and died while they were driving.

When he realized she was dead, he decided the best plan was to keep driving the rest of the way to Michigan in suburban Detroit with her dead body in the front seat!

Twenty six hours he drove with no air conditioner. And his 90-something-year-old mother was also riding in the van in a wheelchair, WJBK-TV, Fox 2, reported.

Watch the video for the whole story.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Roadkill Gets ‘Get Well Soon’ Balloon

Kim, who lives in Holland, Mich., sent this picture in this week.

She saw it on her way to work Friday morning.

Yes, that's a dead deer. And yes, someone attached a "Get Well Soon" balloon to the poor thing.

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