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90,000 Michigan Residents Lose Power After Sunday Storms [Video]

Severe weather Sunday night,-- high winds, lightning, heavy rain, and hail in some areas-- left behind damages and power outages across Michigan.

Throughout the state, 90,000 Consumer's Energy customers were left without power after Sunday's storms, WZZM-13 reports.

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Vietnam Vet Shot During Fight Over Sea Turtles [Video]

Here's a grouping of words that you don't see often: a Vietnam veteran was shot recently in Florida when a fight broke out over a sea turtle's nest.

A couple of "sea turtle enthusiasts", one of them a 72-year-old Vietnam veteran, went to the beach on Friday night to watch over a nest of sea turtles that were close to hatching. They were going to protect the tiny turtles and help them get to the ocean once they had hatched. Everything was going well until a random drunk dude stumbled upon them and started yelling and attempting to get a little too close to the turtles.

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Free Beer was not good at flippy cup. (Wendy Reed/Townsquare Media)
Free Beer was not good at flippy cup. (Wendy Reed/Townsquare Media)
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America on Tap Was Surrounded by Rain, But we Made the Most of it [Photos]

It rained this morning, and we got a little wet within the last half hour of America on Tap at John Ball Park today. But, the weather held out long enough in between for us to have a fantastic time eating great food, drinking great beer, playing fun games, and listening to some awesome music.

Check out some photos from the day including the breweries, our awesome vendors, all of your smiling faces, and an interesting round of flippy cup between some of you, and Free Beer, Hot Wings, Producer Joe, and Janna.

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America on Tap Beers Listed by Type

We're not going to let this morning's weather keep us from having a great time at America on Tap at John Ball Park this afternoon!

We're gearing up for a great time with awesome beers, delicious food, thoroughly entertaining live music, and more! With over 120 beers from over 60 breweries, the beer list can be a little overwhelming.

Are IPAs more your thing? Maybe you're a mead kind of person? Well, we've separated the beers by type to make things a little easier for you. 

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Ronda Rousey Beats out Floyd Mayweather Jr. for ESPY, Wonders How he Feels About It [Video]

The ESPY Awards aren't all televised, and we're a little sad about that. Mostly because Ronda Rousey won one that wasn't televised, and called out Floyd Mayweather Jr. in spectacular fashion!

After winning the award for "Best Fighter" Rousey did an interview with ESPN in which she wondered aloud, "I wonder how Floyd feels being beat by a woman for once?" Which was a reference to Mayweather's previous convictions for domestic violence.

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West Michigan Severe Thunderstorm Watch Update

With the rains and wind hitting the West Michigan are today, there are a lot of objects blown into roadways, power outages scattered around the area, and flooded streets. There's more coming this evening, so be safe on your way home this afternoon!

There is a severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 9pm tonight for Kent county and the surrounding areas, with more rain, lightning, and high winds expected.

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PHOTOS: EF-1Tornado Confirmed In Portland

7:00pm UPDATE: The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down for approximately 10 minutes at roughly 2:30 p.m.

5:15pm UPDATE: Emergency Services have advised us that they are conducting searches with dogs, to make sure the area is clear, and there are no people trapped in homes or buildings.

There are also reports of possible gas leaks, and Consumers Energy is on site to help with any possible gas leaks.

Please consider the city of Portland closed at this time. Do not try to travel through or go to Portland, let them do their work to make sure everyone is safe.

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Corey Taylor Says Slipknot to ‘Take a Couple Years Off’ After Current Tour [Video]

 

Slipknot have been busy: Their new album .5 The Gray Chapter dropped in the fall and they've been been touring like crazy-- including rocking Grand Rapids last month.

Frontman Corey Taylor has a ton going on too: His other band Stone Sour is working on a series of covers EPs, he's got a new book out, plus he's acting.

In a June 18 interview with RockSvierge Taylor shared that after their current touring schedule ends, Slipknot will take a break for a few years.

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