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Catch Wendy Reed while you work, Middays on Channel 95-7. Tune in to stay current with what’s happening in West Michigan, and for the best mix of hot hits in Grand Rapids. Wendy is equally likely to compliment your cute shoes, condemn you for wearing leggings as pants, or invite you out to drink beer and watch a baseball game. Wendy loves her dog (Harry Potter), New Kids On The Block, live blogging her life, and eating out (aka not having to cook). Her hobbies include Facebook, reading, and pinning crafts on Pinterest that she’ll never make. Stream online at mychannel957.com!
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Harper Lee to Publish ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Sequel, ‘Go Set a Watchman’

More than five decades after releasing “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Harper Lee is publishing a second book. The announcement was made by her publisher Tuesday.

“Go Set a Watchman” will be published July 14. The new book's storyline follows Scout, the little girl from "To Kill a Mockingbird" as an adult.

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Wendy Reed Live-Tweets the Super Bowl

I watched the Super Bowl last night. In fact, I feel like everyone I know was watching the Super Bowl last night. As a football fan, I appreciated a well-played, evenly-matched game (until the Seahawks' coach got that final play TOTALLY wrong and screwed everything up), and as a snarky person on the Internet, I loved the commercials and the halftime show.

Here are some of my thoughts on the game, the commercials, and the halftime show via my Twitter account:

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Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Sam Smith, Meghan Trainor and More Sing ‘We Are The Champions’ [Video]

Sunday night, in honor of the Super Bowl, Jimmy Fallon and the Roots joined Carrie Underwood, Sam Smith, Ariana Grande, Blake Shelton, Usher, Meghan Trainor, One Direction, and Christina Aguilera for an a cappella version of Queen's "We Are The Champions."

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West Michigan Sledding Safety Tips From the Experts

A horrendous sledding accident Saturday, which left a four-year-old boy in the hospital, and police searching for the person or persons who ran him over, has West Michigan parents asking, "How do I keep my kids safe while they're sledding?"

While accidents can and will happen, there are precautions that you can take to protect your children while they're sledding this winter. I consulted with the folks at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital and Safe Kids West Michgan (Mercy Health) to find out what parents need to know when it comes to sledding safety. 

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Your Most Asked Questions About Super Bowl XLIX Answered

Let's face it, no one is doing anything this weekend except preparing to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday evening. It's the biggest game of the season, and folks across the country will be tuning in.

But, there are some questions, and we're here to answer them. Here are the answers to the most common questions about the Super Bowl:

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Downtown Grand Rapids’ Ritz Koney Loses Lease, Will Close in February

The Ritz Koney Bar & Grille on Ionia Ave. in downtown Grand Rapids has announced that they will be closing their doors for good in February.

In a Facebook post on their page Wednesday, owners Kevin and Keith stated that the restaurant will be closing on Feb. 23. According to the post, the landlord of the building where Ritz Koney has been located for the past several years has elected to not renew their lease and is instead putting a different restaurant in that location.

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‘Mythbusters’ Coming to Grand Rapids’ DeVos Performance Hall April 16

Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, co-hosts of "Mythbusters" on The Discovery Channel, are bringing "MythBusters: Jamie & Adam UNLEASHED! Jamie’s Farewell Tour" to Grand Rapids' DeVos Performance Hall this spring. This will be the last time that Jamie will be touring with the show.

According to their website, the show will feature "on-stage experiments, audience participation, rocking video and behind-the-scenes stories. Fans will join Jamie and Adam on stage and assist in their mind-twisting and not always orthodox approach to science."

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Lowell Police Invite Residents to Complete Craiglist Transactions in Their Lobby

In a post on their Facebook page Tuesday, the Lowell Police Department invited people to use its lobby to complete their Craigslist transactions.

They say that this method will, "weed out the bad guys trying to scam or harm the citizens of this fine community."

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