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Ryan Fischer (WZZM-13: Scholar Athlete Of The Week)
Ryan Fischer (WZZM-13: Scholar Athlete Of The Week)
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WZZM-13: Grandville High Hockey Captain Found Dead

UPDATE: (1pm) The MHSAA has informed our friends at WZZM-13 that it will stream tonight's Grandville state semifinal hockey game *free of charge* at MHSAA.TV at 7:30.

The Grandville team has made the decision to play the game despite the sudden death of star Ryan Fischer.

A Grandville High School senior star student and hockey player has died overnight.

Ryan Fischer died at his home in Grandville. As of now, the cause of death is unknown.

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Omar Bermejo is representing the U.S. in the Sochi Winter Paralympics in Russia. (Photo: Mark Nadell/MacBeth Graphics)
Omar Bermejo is representing the U.S. in the Sochi Winter Paralympics in Russia. (Photo: Mark Nadell/MacBeth Graphics)
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Grand Rapids’ Omar Bermejo Competes for U.S. in Sochi Paralympic Winter Games [Video]

Omar Bermejo believes.

He believes he can overcome. He believes in himself.

That steadfastness and determination has brought the 31-year-old former Marine to surmount an amputation of part of a severed arm suffered in a June 2009 motorcycle accident. It has the Grand Rapids resident at the pinnacle competing representing the U.S. in two disciplines at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games in Russia.

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ArtPrize Announces Changes to Voting and Prizes

ArtPrize is changing the rules in 2014.

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Filming For ‘The End Of The Tour’ Scheduled On I-196 On Thursday

Filming for the movie "The End Of The Tour" could cause some traffic problems along I-196 on Thursday.

A crew for "The End of the Tour" will be filming on the 196 between Fuller Ave. and Lake Michigan Dr. between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. West Michigan M-DOT has indicated that there will be some lane closure, and that at the least, traffic will be moving slower.

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World’s Fastest Nose Typer Is Impressive [Video]

In this computer-mad age, typing is an essential skill. Typing with your nose? Well, that's just an added bonus.

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me in about 1990 or so...
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I Have Been Doing This for 24 Years

I have been doing this for 24 years. And, trust me, I'm as amazed as you are.

From my Facebook page:

24 years ago today this goofball was pushed in front of a mic in Battle Creek by one Eric Drucker 'The FlyGuy' Davis. It was a late Saturday afternoon and for one of a very few times in my life I was nervous as hell ...

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George Pimentel/WireImage
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LaughFest Week Continues with Sinbad! [Audio]

He is the elder statesman of Gilda's LaughFest, as I like to call him!

Sinbad is a Michigan native from Benton Harbor and is a LaughFest veteran who hits the Fountain Street Church stage at 4:30 p.m. March 16 for his latest clean comedy show.

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‘Two and a Half Men’ Taps Mila Kunis for ‘That ’70s’ Reunion with Ashton Kutcher

Normally we'd consider CBS' long-running 'Two and a Half Men' out of our wheelhouse, particularly given how unrecognizable the series has become from its original inception, but the latest casting coup is too retro to ignore. Ashton Kutcher will reunite with his 'That '70s Show' co-star (and now fiancee) Mila Kunis for an arc later on this season, but what does it mean for the show?

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Ellen’s Oscar Selfie Was Part of $20 Million Samsung Ad Buy with ABC

Did you think that bit at the Oscars where host Ellen DeGeneres wandered into the audience to tweet a selfie with A-listers like Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper was a refreshing moment of spontaneity in an otherwise scripted affair? Wrong. The viral photo was actually part of a $20 million Samsung advertising campaign designed to promote the Galaxy Note 3, the phone that took the picture.

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Grand Rapids Griffins’ Purple Community Hockey Game is March 7

The Grand Rapids Griffins' Purple Community Game is coming on Friday.

For every ticket purchased, the Griffins will donate $3 to cancer research at Van Andel Institute.

And when you click THIS LINK and use promo code "PURPLE" to buy tickets

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Share Your Memories of Studio 28 [Video]

Studio 28 was quite the awesome movie theater. I saw a ton of movies there, and hold a lot of memories there to. Sadly, but understandably, the historical old theater will be demolished within the next few weeks.

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Wee Difference for March: Children’s Dyslexia Center of West Michigan

This month's Wee Difference orgnaization is the Children's Dyslexia Center of West Michigan.

The Children's Dyslexia Center is a two-prong non-profit organization, helping children with dyslexia and training tutors to help those children.

Classic Hits 98.7 WFGR is spotlighting this great non-profit for March because it's making a Wee Difference!

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