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Cedar Rapids Couple Leaves Huge Tip For Waiter Despite Poor Service

A local couple has gone viral for paying it forward recently when they were out to eat. Makenzie and Steven Schultz were receiving slow service but decided to handle it differently than most people would.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Producer Joe’s Chix Kix Street Team [Video]

A few weeks ago, Producer Joe was eating chick peas out of a bowl in the studio during "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show."

We noticed how much the chick peas looked like Kix cereal. We figured if we couldn't tell the difference between the two, that most people probably wouldn't either.

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Updated: Shooting In Northeast Cedar Rapids Today During Lunch Hour

A shooting at a BP gas station in northeast Cedar Rapids resulted in one injury earlier this afternoon. Cedar Rapids Police responded to a report of shots fired at 12:19 p.m.

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Bacon’s Day Out – Pig In The City [PHOTOS]

Did you know Bacon Fest has a mascot?  It's true.  His name is Bacon, and he went exploring the city trying to make his way to Bacon Fest.  Clearly he was a little confused.

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The Best Week Of The Year In Cedar Rapids is Here!

How many times have you driven by a restaurant and thought, "Wow, I'd really like to try that place out but I'm not sure." It's hard to commit to taking a risk on some place new. Plus you never know if it'll be to pricey, or if you'll even like it. But yet every time you turn around, you keep seeing new restaurants. That's why I love this week!

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Cedar Rapids Welcomes Its Newest Weatherman, Terry Swails

A good weather forecast can make all the difference sometimes.  For that reason, we're pretty excited to hear the news from CBS 2 and FOX 28, that lifetime Iowa weatherman, and Iowa's most experienced broadcast meteorologist, Terry Swails, is joining our weather partner as their Chief Meteorologist.

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New Virus Sending Iowa Kids To The Hospital

I was half joking the other week when I mentioned how you know kids are back in school when they start getting sick, making reference to what they call the "back-to-school plague."  However, a new virus is spreading quickly, now impacting Iowa, and this is no laughing matter.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Frank Caliendo Talks Football; Encounters with Chris Berman, Jon Gruden [Audio]

We were joined once again on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" today by one of our favorite comedians and ESPN commentator, Frank Caliendo.

We talked about a variety of topics, including the Ray Rice situation, JJ Watt and Frank's recent encounters with ESPN's Chris Berman and Jon Gruden.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: 9-Year-Old Shoots, Kills Firearms Instructor [Video/Poll]

While vacationing with her family in Arizona, a 9-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed a shooting range instructor while she was firing an Uzi.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: ‘The Free Beer & Hot Wings’ ALS Ice Bucket Challenge [Video]

After being challenged by many friends and co-workers, "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" crew was finally able to get everyone together for our official ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video on Thursday.

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