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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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Have Red Eyes From Being in a Pool? That’s Caused by Pee

You know, we could have lived our whole lives without learning this.

The CDC just released a statement on why you sometimes get red, itchy, burning eyes when you go swimming in a pool. If you always assumed (like we did) that it was because of the chlorine, you're wrong. It's caused by all of the people peeing in the water.

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All of Those IPAs You’re Drinking are Giving You Man Boobs

We residents of Beer City, USA know that IPAs are more popular ever. And let's be honest, there are a lot of great things about them: they have more complex tastes, higher alcohol content, and you just look cooler drinking them.

But here's a pretty big downside: they're giving you man boobs.

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Zeigler Auto Group President Recognized as EY Entrepreneur of the Year

Aaron Zeigler, president of Zeigler Auto Group, has been named one of the winners of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2015 in Michigan and Northwest Ohio.

Zeigler, who has been president of Zeigler Auto Group since 2002, was recognized for achievement in distribution and manufacturing. The awards were judged by an independent panel of previous award winners, prominent CEOs, private investors and other business leaders, and announced at a black-tie gala held at Cobo Center Detroit on June 11. 

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Jerry Seinfeld Adds Second Grand Rapids Show

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld has added a second Grand Rapids show to his tour date at DeVos Performance Hall on September 10.

The star of Seinfeld, and popular video series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" will now perform a show at 7:00 p.m. and another at 9:30 p.m. on the same date. 

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Coloradans Attempt to Describe Michigan Things and Landmarks (Hilariously) [Video]

We've been having some fun with some of our colleagues in different cities across the country over the past few months. We've had Texans attempt to pronounce the names of places/things in Michigan, and now we've taken things a step further.

Watch in awe as some of our friends from Grand Junction, Colo. attempt to describe common Michigan things. 

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Grand Rapids Public Schools offers Students Free Summer Meals

The end of school is an exciting time for a lot of kids, but that summer break is when many families that have children who receive free breakfast and lunch during the school year struggle to put enough food on the table.

That's why Grand Rapids Public Schools have announced that they will offer free meals this summer.

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Janet Jackson Coming to Grand Rapids’ Van Andel Arena September 11

Music icon, multiple Grammy Award-winner, and multi-platinum selling artist Janet Jackson announced the details of her highly-anticipated international tour Monday.

The Unbreakable World Tour will return one of this world's most influential entertainers back to the live stage in support of her upcoming album due out this fall on Rhythm Nation Records/BMG. Jackson brings the tour to Grand Rapids at 8:00 PM on Friday September 11, 2015 at Van Andel Arena.

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Jerry Seinfeld Coming to Grand Rapids’ DeVos Performance Hall September 10

Jerry Seinfeld announced Friday that he will be performing his signature stand-up routine live at DeVos Performance Hall on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets for the show will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, June 19, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

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