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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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Red Cross Distributing Storm Clean-up Kits on Wednesday, July 9

It's going to be a long process of cleaning, repairing, and rebuilding following the tornado and storms that came through south of Grand Rapids on Sunday night.

On Wednesday, July 9, the American Red Cross of Greater Grand Rapids will help those affected by the storm by distributing free clean-up kits.

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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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$1 Million Mega Millions Ticket Sold At Kentwood Store

If you bought a Mega Millions ticket in Kentwood last night, you're going to want to double check your numbers.

A $1 million dollar winning ticket for Tuesday's drawing was sold at Old Mother Hubbard's cupboard, on Breton Road SE in Kentwood.

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City of Kentwood awarded part of $75,000 of tree-planting grants from DNR and DTE

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and DTE Energy Foundation have awarded grants worth over $75,000 to 28 communities in Michigan.

The City of Kentwood was among those awarded money to plant trees.

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West Michigan Election Results – November 5, 2013

There were a number of issues on the ballot across West Michigan today.

Results are in.

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West Michigan Election Results – August 6, 2013

Many communities across West Michigan went to the polls Tuesday.

Results are in.

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$50,000 National Dodgeball Qualifying Tournament In Kentwood On August 4

Dodgeball has come a long way since elementary school.

On August 4, dodgeball enthusiasts will compete for their chance at some big money in Kentwood.

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Fireworks Will be Everywhere in West Michigan on the 4th of July

Ahhhh, nothing like the colorful, bombs bursting in air before dawns early light.

Fireworks, and all their glory, will be abundant for the 4th, and I don't mean from every street vendor around town.  I mean the big shows in communities throughout West Michigan.

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Drivers Avoiding 28th Street Traffic…And Getting Tickets

A major construction project on 28th Street has begun. The project is not expected to be done until November 22.

Some drivers are growing impatient, taking shortcuts, and getting tickets.

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Young Boy Inspires With Random Act Of Kindness At Woodland Mall In Kentwood

A random act of kindness, that took place at Woodland Mall in Kentwood on December 18, is inspiring many.

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