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Over 23 Thousand Without Power in West Michigan After Reported Tornado

After a reported tornado and severe storms ripped through West Michigan Saturday, more than 23,000 Consumers Energy customers are without power, WZZM 13 reports.

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Grand Rapids Police Department via Facebook
Grand Rapids Police Department via Facebook
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Unity Picnic Brings Hundreds Out To Heartside Park

Thursday evening hundreds of residents in the Heartside Neighborhood came out to Heartside Park for the Heartside Unity Picnic.

The event was organized  by The Heartside Neighborhood Collaboration Project as a way to bring residents, city leaders and police together...

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Marathon Swimming - Olympics: Day 11
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Storms End Man’s Quest To Swim Across Lake Michigan

An Indiana man attempting to set a record by swimming across Lake Michigan and back had to give up his effort Thursday night after storms rocked his world. 

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Israel Officially Begins Its Campaign Against Swine Flu
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Cases of Swine Flu Reaches Eight in Michigan, Linked to County Fairs

Confirmed cases of the swine flu are rising across Michigan, including West Michigan.

Currently, there is no vaccine for swine flu and the seasonal flu vaccine will not protect against it.

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Holland Hospital the Only Area Hospital With Perfect Five-Star Rating

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released the overall ratings for Michigan hospitals. Holland Hospital was the only West Michigan hospital with a perfect five-star rating.

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Michael Powers via Twitter
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Pictures of the Damage from the Storm in Ionia

What a scary day for residents of Ionia. A storm blew through Ionia Wednesday, ripping down a bunch of trees. Unfortunately, some of those trees fell on people's homes.

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Christine George/Townsquare Media
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Meet Eve – Christine’s Pet of the Week!

Eve is a precious 2-year-old cat who has a very pretty tortoise/brindle coat. She is looking for her forever home and you can adopt her from the Humane Society of West Michigan now...

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Ford Media via YouTube
Ford Media via YouTube
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Ford Will Have Self-Driving Cars By 2021 [Video]

In the next five years, you could be driving a new type of car... or rather it could be driving you.

Ford Motor Company announced Tuesday that by 2021 it will roll out it's first batch of self-driving cars...

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Pupils friends teasing a pupil alone
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Michigan is the Worst State for Bullying

Some unfortunate news for Michigan.

WalletHub has ranked Michigan as the #1 state in the country with the biggest bullying problem.

With kids on their way back to school WalletHub looked at the prevalence and prevention of bullying in schools across the country...

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Michigan Apple Harvest Calendar: Honeycrisp, Fuji and More

It's hard to say goodbye to Michigan summers, but Michigan apples make the transition a little easier.

See when to expect each of Michigan's many varieties of apples including Honeycrisp, Red Delicious, Fuji and more.

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GhostBronco Video via YouTube
GhostBronco Video via YouTube
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Sylvester Stallone Surprises WMU Football Player from Battle Creek with Scholarship [VIDEO]

Western Michigan University linebacker Kasey Carson, who is from Battle Creek, got a big surprise from a big movie star on Saturday.

Carson received a video message from Sylvester Stallone, telling him he was awarded a full-ride scholarship, The Battle Creek Enquirer reports.  

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Grandville Softball Wins 3-2, Advances to LLWS Semifinal on Tuesday

Grandville Softball is heading to the Little League World Series semifinals after a thrilling 3-2 victory over Lincoln Little League, Portland, Oregon!

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