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New Footage of Wyoming-Kentwood Tornado Out [Video]

A couple of videos making the rounds in the wake of Sunday night's tornado in the southwest section of Kent County shed new light on the storm, which caught everyone, including the National Weather Service, by surprise.

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Scam Alert: BBB Warns Of Tornado Scams [Video]

Storms can bring out the best in people, and the worst. If you received storm damage be aware that people are out trying to scam you.

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Meet Percy – Wendy’s Pet Of The Week

Every Wednesday, the folks from the Humane Society of West Michigan stop by and bring me a new friend to be named as “Wendy’s Pet Of The Week”. This week, Trudy from the Humane Society stopped by with Percy.

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Girl’s Amazing Ability to Recite All 50 States Will Take Your Breath Away

From the "useless talent" department comes this geographical skill.

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Grand Rapids’ 10 Most Dangerous Intersections

Every year, the Michigan Auto Law auto accident attorneys release a list of the 10 most dangerous intersections in Grand Rapids. They compile data on the amount of accidents at intersections around the city, and use them to compile this telling list.

Wondering which intersections made the list this year? Well, here they are:

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Need A Job? Dean Transportation Looking To Fill 100 Bus Driver Positions

Out of work? Looking to change careers? Kent County school districts and Dean Transportation will be holding a job fair this coming Thursday, July 10th.

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Grandwich Competition Returns For Its Fourth Year – Begins Tuesday

The Grandwich sandwich competition has returned for the fourth year in Grand Rapids, and it kicks off today!

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Consumers Energy: More Expected to be Without Electricity on Monday Night

Consumers Energy is expected to cut power at 9 p.m. to allow crews to repair damage from Sunday night's thunderstorms.

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National Weather Service Grand Rapids: EF-1 Tornado Struck Kentwood

That wind and rain buried in a thunderstorm Sunday night that struck Kentwood just before 10:30 p.m. included a tornado, National Weather Service Grand Rapids meteorologist Brandon Hoving said.

Update (3 p.m.): The National Weather Service said the tornado was an EF-1, with peak winds of 100 to 110 miles per hour. The tornado, which injured six people, cut a swath of 300 to 400 yards wide near Cutlerville, Wyoming and Kentwood and lasted for about 10 minutes. It touched down at 10:20 p.m. at about 2 miles west of Cutlerville at 64th Street SW and Burlingame Avenue SW in Byron Township and ended at 10:30 p.m. at Breton Road and 28th Street SE.

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Thunderstorms Slam Kentwood-Wyoming Area; Rains Deluge West Michigan Locales [Video]

Update (12:35 p.m.): The National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office has confirmed a tornado struck Kentwood. More details here.

Severe thunderstorms late Sunday night caused considerable damage in southern Kent County and authorities are advising people to stay away from storm-stricken locales, WZZM-13 and the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids office report this morning.

The storms hit the Wyoming and Kentwood area late Sunday night and the National Weather Service is surveying areas to determine if damage was caused by a tornado, a microburst or straight-line winds.

Consumers Energy said this morning that about 20,000 electricity cutomers lost power, with about 9,600 of those in Kent County, including Wyoming and Kentwood. The Jackson-based utility said it could be until late Tuesday before power is fully restored.

The American Red Cross of West Michigan has opened a temporary Kentwood shelter at Kentwood Activities Center, 355 48th St. SE for affected people.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ Tops ‘Tammy’

Major holiday weekends are often huge for the box office, with millions of Americans taking advantage of their extra time off to head out to the movies. But this fourth of July weekend?

Not so much.

Despite three new releases, it was a surprisingly quiet time at the movies these past few days and it's hard to imagine anyone being particularly overjoyed with these numbers.

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Lane and Ramp Closures Begin Monday On US-131 And I-196

A planned bridge maintenance project will affect just about all of those who drive on both US-131 and I-196 near downtown Grand Rapids beginning July 7.

Six bridges on US-131 and will get repairs in a about six weeks of intensive work.

There are quite a few things about this project that you should be aware of:

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