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MDOT Suspending Road Projects Over Independence Day Weekend

AAA Michigan says 1.4 million people will be hitting Michigan's roads over the holiday weekend.

Many of MDOT's projects will be suspended to allow for easier travel.

See which lanes will be opened and make plans for safe traveling this weekend.

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The Final Tour: Motley Crue Overcomes Technical Problems in Grand Rapids Opener [Video]

A series of technical problems marred the opening night of Motley Crue's much-anticipated farewell tour, but the band recovered to offer an explosive tour through their history.

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Don’t Drink and Boat [Sponsored]

The festive and summery Independence Day weekend is here!

Celebrating the Fourth of July holiday this year means a three-day weekend for many and some extra time to truly relax, enjoy and play out on the water.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, urges for you to keep you, those around you and others as safe as possible on the water when out boating.

Embrace the three-day Independence Day weekend, enjoy the great outdoors on the water -- and at the beach -- and stay safe by following the rules of the water and navigational regulations. On a festive weekend like this, too, don't drink and boat!

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

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 98.7 WFGR.

Just use the hashtag #RIPMotleyCrue to get your photos in 98.7 WFGR's R.I.P. Motley Crue gallery!

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Army Spec. Mitchell Oliver Visits for Fourth of July Week Leave Through Fly A Soldier Home [Video]

U.S. Army Spec. Mitchell Oliver is currently back home in Greenville, spending a 17-day leave that includes the Independence Day weekend thanks to an unexpected assist.

The 20-year-old soldier flew home June 21 to heartwarmingly -- and unsuspectingly for his mother -- see his parents, Deann and Gary Oliver, at Gerald R. Ford International Airport. He arrived with a welcoming reception from Blue Star Mothers of America and Patriot Guard Riders.

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‘Super Duper:’ Alice Cooper Rockin’ with Motley Crue Tonight at Van Andel Arena!

Alice Cooper has a radio show and a documentary about him was just released.

But Cooper, who was born in Detroit, continues to rock after more than four decades performing!

From his first solo album, 1975′s "Welcome to My Nightmare" through releases such as 1994′s "The Last Temptation" and 2000′s "Brutal Planet," themed releases have been Cooper's specialty. Drawing from horror movies, vaudeville, and garage rock, his stage shows have featured electric chairs, guillotines, fake blood and boa constrictors over the years.

Tonight at Van Andel Arena, Cooper is on stage before Mötley Crüe.

Tonight, Mötley Crüe opens its The Final Tour -- its farewell tour, with Cooper along for the ride.

Here's some Cooper music and highlights.

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Foreigner vs. Peter Gabriel – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame, Round One

100-percent fan-decided balloting continues as Foreigner and Peter Gabriel square off.

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Get Cued Up for Motley Crue Tonight at Van Andel Arena!

You know all about these guys, right? Mötley Crüe.

The Los Angeles heavy metal band was founded in 1981 by bass guitarist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee, and were later joined by lead guitarist Mick Mars and lead singer Vince Neil.

Tonight, The Crüe opens its The Final Tour -- its farewell tour -- with Alice Cooper at Van Andel Arena, The Van!

Here's some Mötley music and highlights to get you cued -- or crued -- up. All bad things must come to an end.

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The Rhythm Aces Groovin’ at Amway Family Fireworks on July 5 [Audio]

A rockabilly-, swing- and surf music-playing Grand Rapids group is kicking off the entertainment for the Amway Family Fireworkscelebration on Saturday.

The Rhythm Aces, comprised of former members of The ChupaCobras, performs its eclectic musical styles for the Amway Family Fireworks at 6 p.m. July 5 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids.

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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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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Casts Carrie Fisher’s Daughter as Young Princess Leia

We knew that 'Star Wars: Episode 7' was going to be a little nostalgia-heavy with the return of the original trilogy's stars to the franchise, but it turns out that it goes even deeper than that. A new report claims that the new film will not only feature flashbacks to th

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Comic-Con 2014: WB Slots ‘Arrow’ Season 3,’ ‘Gotham,’ ‘Flash’ and ‘Constantine’ for Saturday

Comic fans, the time is upon us once again. That's right, Comic-Con 2014 approaches, and this year Warner Bros. and DC have more than risen to the TV challenge, with not one, but four series to show off on Saturday! Find out what we'll see from 'Arrow' season 3, along with spinoff 'The Flash,' NBC's 'Constantine,' and FOX's hotly-anticipated 'Gotham' at the big San Diego show!

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