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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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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Tomorrowland’ and ‘Poltergeist’ Struggle Against the Mighty ‘Pitch Perfect 2’

Tomorrowland may have taken the top spot at the box office in its debut weekend, but things still look awfully grim for the George Clooney sci-fi vehicle. Not only did the film open far below expectations, it faced serious competition in Pitch Perfect 2, which continued to kick aca-butt in its second weekend. And it wasn’t the only new release to under-perform, with the Poltergeist remake also falling short of early predictions. If you were a new release this weekend, things were awfully rough.

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Detroit News Anchor Hopes for ‘Dry Hump Day’ [Video]

This is just one of the many reasons I don't really think so about calling Wednesday "Hump Day". It can so quickly go the wrong way.

Amy Andrews, anchor for Fox 2 Morning Detroit was chatting it up with her co-hosts, talking about the weather, when she casually drops, "Hopefully we'll have a dry hump day."

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Pearl Street Construction Starts Monday Downtown Grand Rapids

Ah, road construction season! Repairs and updates are coming to a busy street downtown Grand Rapids and will continue through August. The project comes after Michigan's rejection of proposal 1 this past week, which would have raised sales tax to pay for road improvement.

WZZM-13 reports that repairs on Pearl Street by U.S. 131 are scheduled to start Monday, May 11, if the weather allows. 

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Everything You Need to Know About the 2015 Fifth Third River Bank Run

The River Bank Run is upon us, and we want you to be prepared! Here's everything you need to know about this year's run.

More than 20,000 runners and 40,000 spectators will be taking part in the 38th annual Fifth Third Bank River Bank Run this Saturday.  

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Naked Woman Arrested After Driving Wrong Way on US-127

It's been a while since we've had a "naked person doing weird stuff" story in Michigan.

At least it's nicer weather for these nudists than it was for the naked folks caught strolling down roads this past winter?

The Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun reports that a 23-year-old woman was arrested in Clare County after driving the wrong way on a highway and leading police on a chase. 

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