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Saturday Fund Raiser To Help Family Of Cascade Man [Audio]

Thanksgiving evening, Joe Risdon passed away from pancreatic cancer at the young age of 34, leaving behind a wife and three young daughters. The community of Cascade is rallying behind this young family with some fund raising events this weekend.

Joe's brother-in-law, Nate Golembeske joined the Jojo Show Friday to talk about Joe's legacy and how you can help out.

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Michigan Senate Approves 4 A.M. Closing Time for Downtown Bars

Michigan cities may have the option of allowing downtown bars to stay open until 4 a.m. on weekend nights under a new bill that passed the Michigan Senate on Thursday.

Senate Bill 247 passed by a 22-14 vote, after an earlier vote failed.

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Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images
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Ebola, Minecraft, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Flappy Bird top Yahoo Searches, Obsessions

Yahoo has released its top searches for 2014, and Ebola tops the list.

This year’s top searches on Yahoo included a national obsession, an international health crisis and some favorite women stars.

Yes, there are other search engines other than Google.

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Debra Underwood
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East Grand Rapids High School Girls’ Swimming’s Emily Converse and Gabby Higgins Named Athletes of the Week

East Grand Rapids girls' swimming and diving's Emily Converse and Gabby Higgins, who each captured two MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 individual state titles in addition to being on two winning relays in leading the Pioneers to a repeat state championship in Oakland, are this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week co-honorees.

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It’s Christmas Parade Weekend In West Michigan

Santa Claus will be busy this weekend throughout the area, as he's scheduled to appear at eight different Christmas parades. Here's the schedule.

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Matt Milhouse
Matt Milhouse
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Ice Skating at Rosa Parks Circle in Grand Rapids Opens for the Season on Friday

Ice skating at Rosa Parks Circle is always a big part of winter fun in downtown Grand Rapids.

Rosa Parks Circle is set to open to ice skaters for the season on Friday, December 5 at noon.

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‘Bond 24’ Officially Titled ‘Spectre’, Full Cast Announced

After much speculation, the official title and cast of 'Bond 24' was announced earlier this morning in London by director Sam Mendes. New castmembers—joining returning stars Daniel Craig, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris and Ralph Fiennes—include Christoph Waltz, Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista, Monica Bellucci, and Léa Seydoux. But, why read about this when you can watch it?

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Fish Lads’ Fish of the Week: Smoked Fish [Sponsored]

It's the Fish of the Week, presented by Fish Lads, located in the Grand Rapids Downtown Market.

This week’s catch is smoked fish.

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What’s the Most You’ll Spend on a Christmas Gift This Holiday Season? [Poll]

Holiday shopping can sure burn a ho ho hole in your wallet.

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OXX
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Grand Rapids Company Has Invented The Toughest Coffee Maker Ever [Video]

The folks at OXX, a Grand Rapids company, have made a coffee maker you can't destroy, no matter how hard you try.

One leading outdoors magazine says "If coffee is the nectar of the gods, this is Thor's coffee maker!"

And you can help them fund its manufacture, and in the process own one of the first Coffeeboxx prototypes to come off the line.

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Mindy Kaling Explains Why Her ‘Mindy Project’ Always Comes With a Warning Label

If you're a fan of Mindy Kaling's 'The Mindy Project,' you're probably pretty well-acquainted with the show's warnings, which often clue viewers into some particularly raunchy and/or ribald material ahead. Kaling, of course, doesn't always intend for her program to basically involve a skull and crossbones warning, it's just something that happens. Still, that doesn't means that she doesn't sort of relish it.

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Brady Hoke and Mark Dantonio meet before Michigan and Michigan State kicked off Saturday, Oct. 25. (Getty Images)
Brady Hoke and Mark Dantonio meet before Michigan and Michigan State kicked off Saturday, Oct. 25. (Getty Images)
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Is Brady Hoke’s Firing Good or Bad for Michigan State? [Poll]

Or does it matter at all?

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