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Another Michigan Earthquake? 3.3 Magnitude Quake Confirmed Near Battle Creek

A 3.3 magnitude earthquake has been recorded roughly 8 miles north of Union City, near Battle Creek, according to the United States Geological Survey.

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Alpine Avenue May Lose Lanes [Video]

They're calling it a "road diet", in which a street is slimmed down to fewer lanes. Plainfield Avenue, for example went from four full lanes for cars only, to three lanes, including a turn lane in the middle and bike lanes on the side.

Alpine Avenue may be next, say city traffic manager Christopher Zull, according to WZZM-13.

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Michigan Named the Best State in the U.S. by Website

A website has confirmed something we Michiganders have known for years: we live in the best state in America!

Thrillist ranked all 50 states in their list of "The Definitive and Final Ranking of all 50 States."

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Grand Rapids’ LGBTQA Community Celebrates SCOTUS’ Decision [Photos]

Following the United States' Supreme Court's ruling early Friday that bans on same-sex marriage in states like Michigan are unConstitutional, therefore making same-sex marriage legal across the country, folks in West Michigan celebrated!

They celebrated by going to their local court houses to get married, and by gathering at some of their local watering holes to hug, eat pizza and cake, and celebrate together. That is definitely what I discovered when I wandered down to The Apartment Lounge, anyway.

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Get HopCat’s ‘Crack Fries’ for Free to Celebrate Spot on Food Networks’ ‘Best Fries in U.S.’ List

In West Michigan we know how delicious and addictive Hopcat's aptly named "Crack Fries" are-- and now The Food Network has taken notice!

Food Network Magazine has named Hopcat's Crack Fries among America's 10 Best French Fries in the July-August Issue. To celebrate, the West Michigan-based bar and restaurant is offering deals on Crack Fries!

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West Michigan Online Job Fair

The West Michigan Online Job Fair is focused on helping connect people in West Michigan with employers in finding employment opportunities and careers that matter.

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Video Shows Portland Tornado, Tree Getting Thrown Down Street

On June 22, an EF-1 tornado struck Portland, Michigan, damaging dozens of homes and businesses.

Watch as the tornado strikes and a tree is ripped from its roots in a video shot across the street from Portland City Hall at Grider-Portland Agency.

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Goats Return to Kill Invasive Species in Ottawa County

Ottawa County has again decided to use adorable four-legged friends to help control invasive plant species in their parks.

The Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Department has brought in a herd of goats to Bur Oak Landing to help get rid of Oriental bittersweet, honeysuckle, autumn olive, multi-flora rose and bucktorn, according to a release from the county.

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Pregnant Woman & Unborn Child Murdered in Muskegon

Police in Muskegon Township are currently investigating the murder of a 21-year-old pregnant woman.

Just before 5 a.m. Wednesday, police were called to Quail Meadows Apartments for a medical emergency. When officers arrived, they found a male resident who directed them inside a home. Inside, they found the woman, Dominique LaShay Oneal, dead.

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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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Severe Weather to Move Into West Michigan Monday

Monday began with sunny skies, but storms have been developing to the west and are advancing quickly into West Michigan.

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New Trader Joe’s in Kentwood Has an Opening Date!

After years of rumors that a Trader Joe's was coming to West Michgian, it's finally happening!

Back in December the store signed a lease to move into a space on 28th Street across from Centerpointe Mall. Then we were all left wondering, "When?! When is it opening?"

Well, now we know!

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