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Grand Rapids Getting Direct Philadelphia and Charlotte US Airways Flights

Flying out of Grand Rapids to Philadelphia or Charlotte is about to get faster starting in early September a couple days after Labor Day.

American Airlines and Gerald R. Ford International Airport announced the addition of non-stop routes to both cities today.

The flights will be operated by US Airways Express, American Airlines announced.

With US Airways merging with American Airlines, the direct flights from Grand Rapids to the largest cities in Pennsylvania and North Carolina are two of eight new routes because of the merger.

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Jojo Learns More About Brewery Vivant’s Pothole Stout [Video]

I headed over to Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids' East Hills neighborhood on Friday to learn more about the new stout named after West Michigan's driving nemesis.

As it turns out, it's pretty darn good.

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Grand Rapids native and champion boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr., has made the top 10 in Forbes' Celebrity 100 list. (Photo: Harry How/Getty Images)
Grand Rapids native and champion boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr., has made the top 10 in Forbes' Celebrity 100 list. (Photo: Harry How/Getty Images)
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Boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Stays Unbeaten, Hangs with Justin Bieber and Lil Wayne, Tweeted at by Muhammad Ali [Video]

Grand Rapids native Floyd Mayweather, Jr., remained unbeaten in professional boxing on Saturday night.

In a match against Marcos Maidana at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Mayweather improved to 46-0 with a majority decision in the welterweight world championship unification bout.

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Capt. Richard Phillips Visits Grand Rapids for Davenport Gala [Video]

Capt. Richard Phillips is in Grand Rapids today.

Phillips was captain of the MV Maersk Alabama during its hijacking by Somali pirates in April 2009; and his heroics were chronicled in the Oscar-nominated 2013 film "Captain Phillips" starring Tom Hanks.

Tonight, he is the keynote speaker for Davenport University's Excellence in Business Dinner Gala, a black-tie fund-raiser for Davenport University Foundation student scholarship funds, at DeVos Place.

This morning, he spent time with me on 100.5 The River. I was filling in for Andy Rent on the "Andy Rent Show" along with guest host Tim Harris. Andy is currently on vacation in Hawaii, where he's on a group tour with YMT Vacations and listeners of 100.5 The River.

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Grand Rapids: Beer City USA Celebrates Beer Week May 3-10

We all know that Grand Rapids is Beer City, USA.

Sadly, it was recently announced that the annual Beer City USA poll has closed.

So, now what?

Now, Grand Rapids is celebrating Beer City Week!

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Reminder: Sunday Is Grand Rapids Museums Free 4 All!

On Sunday is the third annual Grand Rapids Museums Free 4 All.  

All the museums are offering free admission, among other activities.

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Wee Difference for May: Tall Turf Ministries

Tall Turf Ministries offers programs that enrich the lives of young people in the Grand Rapids area. They encourage you to join their family and invest in the future of our community.

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Kent County Sheriff’s Department Issues Warning on Text-Message Scam

It starts with a text message, and ends with your Social Security and credit card numbers being placed in the hands of criminals.

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Fashion Has Heart Co-Founder Michael Hyacinthe Talks to Jojo About Helping Wounded Veterans [Video]

"Fashion Has Heart" helps wounded veterans by giving them an outlet to create and express themselves through fashion design.  

The initiative brings veterans together with fashion designers in Grand Rapids in May to collaborate on projects.

Co-founder Michael Hyacinthe joined Jojo this morning to talk about the initiative and how you can help.

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Michigan Might Get New Cable Company

Comcast wants to merge with Time Warner Cable and create the biggest cable company in the country.

Sure, those kinds of mergers happen all the time. But to do so, Comcast might have to trade some its customers here in Michigan with Charter Communications, another local cable provider, to make the deal work.

Note: Comcast and Charter both advertise with Classic Hits 98.7 WFGR.

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The Hustle Daily Meme

Maybe you have seen the map of Grand Rapids that's a big hit on Reddit or College Humor or one of those sites.

There are these kinds of maps all around. One about Michigan, one about the U.S. I'm sure you have seen one or four.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Other Woman’ Tops ‘Captain America 2′

After nearly a month on top of the box office, 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' got taken down by a bunch of funny ladies. 'The Other Woman' effortlessly took the top spot, sending Marvel's latest superhero adventure to the number two slot and making the other new releases of the week look bad.

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