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Video Shows Tornado Ripping Through Wyoming

Six tornadoes struck West Michigan on Saturday, August 20. A powerful new video shows one of the tornadoes as it hits Boone Ave. in Wyoming.

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Grand Rapids Now Allows Open Burning And Food Trucks

Great news for people who like burning food truck tacos in their backyard!  Or, great news for people who enjoy eating yummy food truck food...

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East Kentwood Teen’s Throwback Photo Goes Viral [Video]

Tara Hunt is heading into her senior year at East Kentwood High, so she decided to have a little fun by recreating her awesome kindergarten photo that has been sitting in the fireplace mantle in her home since she was five.

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Courtesy Heart of West Michigan United Way
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Stuff The Bus Campaign Successful in Helping GRPS Students

It was a banner year for Heart of West Michigan United Way's campaign to Stuff the Bus!

The Stuff the Bus project is a way to help students in need have the school supplies they might not be able to buy, and this year was super successful.

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See Who’s Filming in Grand Rapids

Film crews were seen around Grand Rapids today and you can expect to see more of them. See who it is and how long they'll be in town.

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Mom and son enjoy the Micron Technology bus at the Kids Expo
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Grand Rapids Ranks in the Bottom 50 Worst Cities for Single Moms

If you’re a single mom, you already know that there’s usually more month than paycheck. Finding a place to settle down where you’ll make enough money to provide a good life for your kids is even harder. That’s what makes this list from WalletHub disappointing for Grand Rapids.

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McKenna Elizabeth Hilton via Facebook
McKenna Elizabeth Hilton via Facebook
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Kentwood Teen Will Be Charged as an Adult in Murder of Half-Sister

Tuesday, the Kent County Prosecutor's Office charged Savon Eugene Schmus with open murder in the case of the death of 18-year-old McKenna Elizabeth Hilton (his half-sister.)

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Six Tornadoes in West Michigan; View Tornado Maps, Radar, More

The National Weather Service has concluded there were six tornadoes in West Michigan on August 20, 2016.

See a map and detailed descriptions of each tornado.

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Gerald R. Ford International Airport has Busiest Month Ever

As West Michigan's economy continues to grow, so does the number of passengers at Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids. July was the busiest month the airport has ever had.

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GRPD: Missing 12-Year-Old Girl Has Been Found

UPDATE: The girl has been found safe, according to the GRPD.

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‘Mulholland Drive,’ ‘Boyhood,’ ‘Tree of Life’ Top BBC’s 100 Greatest Films of the 21st Century List

If you want to ignite a seething debate on Twitter just publish a list. Last week the #Fav7Films hashtag took film Twitter by storm, and now a new list of the 100 Greatest Films of the 21st Century has catapulted another heated conversation into the spotlight.

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McDonald’s Recalls Millions of Fitness Bands Given Out in Happy Meals

McDonald's is recalling fitness bands that were given out in Happy Meals because they could cause skin irritation or burns to children.

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