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Kent and Ottawa County Businesses Selected to Produce Solar Energy

Consumers Energy has selected a total of 22 businesses and homeowners in Michigan's Lower Peninsula to help produce solar energy.

Three Kent and Ottawa county businesses were among those selected.

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Yard Waste Drop Off Sites for Kentwood and Wyoming Residents Affected by Storm

It's a long road of cleanup ahead for those affected by Sunday night's tornado south of Grand Rapids.

Residents in the cities of Kentwood and Wyoming may bring their downed trees, limbs, and branches to designated locations.

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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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City of Wyoming Releases Statement on Weather Relief Efforts

Cleanup and repairs continue following the tornado that struck south of Grand Rapids on Sunday night.

The City of Wyoming released a statement this afternoon which updates their weather relief efforts.

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Aerial View of July 6, 2014 Tornado Damage [Video]

It can be hard to grasp the amount of damage caused by the tornado that came through West Michigan on Sunday night.

An aerial video gives us a unique look at the damage and better understanding of how destructive the tornado was.

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Aretha Franklin to Perform In Muskegon For First Time In Almost 20 Years

The "Queen of Soul", Aretha Franklin, will perform in Muskegon for the first time almost 20 years this summer.

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Long Island Residents, Many Still Without Power, Continue To Clean Up After Superstorm Sandy
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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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Independence Day Weekend Celebration: Amway Family Fireworks

The City of Grand Rapids' Fourth of July got celebrated on the Fifth of July.

And what a festive day it was, part of a two-day celebration for the Independence Day weekend in Grand Rapids.

The Amway Family Fireworks at Ah-Nab-Awen Park on Saturday brought a 20-minute fireworks celebration for the Independence Day weekend to cap a day full of music, entertainment, food, frolic and fun, while embracing and feting family, freedom and community.

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Watch Fifth of July Amway Family Fireworks Show Replay Here! [Video]

In case you didn't make it to downtown Grand Rapids for our 5th of July fireworks show, and didn't see or hear them, then you must have been in another state, since the show was huge and amazing!

Thanks to Amway for the amazing fireworks display, honoring all those men and women around the world who serve, and protect America's security and freedoms!

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