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I grew up in South Haven, Michigan.  Gotta love the lakeshore. Still feel a yearning for the beach, pretty much daily.  Graduated from Calvin College in '06. Started at Townsquare Media as intern several years ago and have loved serving in Production, Promotions, and currently, on-air.  Big fan of crime TV, my own rude and feisty cat, the beach (you may have thought I covered that already, but I really really love it, OK?), reading,  people watching , and my dear dear family.
Volunteers clear debris from a tornado-damaged apartment complex July 30, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Volunteers clear debris from a tornado-damaged apartment complex July 30, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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After Tornado, Joplin Students Will Attend School at “The Mall”

This coming Wednesday, students in Joplin Missouri will be headed back to school-- at a mall. It's been 87 days since the deadliest tornado in the US in  more than 60 years ripped through the city, killing 160, destroying about 30% of homes and businesses, and devouring 10 schools, including the only public high school, Joplin High.

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via flickr user Ross Pollack
via flickr user Ross Pollack
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Storms Knock Out Power To Thousands [VIDEO]

Heavy storms swept through the region yesterday afternoon, bringing with it large hail in several areas. WZZM 13 reported last night that thousands of people were left without power. According to Consumers Energy, 19,800 residents are without power state wide, with Kent county accounting for about 5,700 of those reports. Power is scheduled to be restored sometime today, but crews have to clear away debris before they can start repairing the power lines. Watch  WZZM 13's newscast below.

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Children's Leukemia Foundation Facebook Fan Page
Children's Leukemia Foundation Facebook Fan Page
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Children’s Leukemia Foundation: The WALK

 

Join Andy this Saturday at the Children's Leukimia Foundation of Michigan's The WALK- Grand Rapids, an inspirational morning event to raise money and awareness to benefit children and adults across Michigan affected by leukemia, lymphoma and other related blood disorders. Check in begins at 9 AM at the 6th Street Bridge Park.

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Jason Merritt, Getty Images
Jason Merritt, Getty Images
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Will ‘American Idol’ Stars Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina Record a Duet Together?

They've performed together before, they're both young country artists, and they just finished an 'American Idol' run that ended with him in first place and her in second, so it's only natural to ask: Have Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina talked about recording a duet now that they're labelmates?

"Yeah, we have," says McCreery, although Alaina adds,"We need to establish ourselves as artists first ... hopefully down the road, if we're still around, we'll put something together."

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(Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)
(Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)
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Paul McCartney to Play Detroit’s Comerica Park

Sir Paul McCartney's  "On the Run" tour is coming to Detroit's Comerica Park July 24!

Tickets to see the former Beatle and his band go on sale this Friday at 10 am  at www.Tickets.com, OlympiaEntertainment.com and the Comerica Park Box Office. They run $19.50-$250.

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Pascal Le Segretain / Laurence Griffiths, Getty Images
Pascal Le Segretain / Laurence Griffiths, Getty Images
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Pippa Middleton Is Single! British Beauty Splits From Alex Loudon

And now for a story that will please every single man in the world: Pippa Middleton is officially single.

So says the Times of London (via PEOPLE), anyway, who quoted sources as saying, "It is common knowledge in their close circle of friends that Pippa" and her boyfriend, 30-year-old professional cricket player Alex Loudon, "have recently split up."

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