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Waterspout Near South Haven On Saturday, September 22

Southwestern Michigan experienced severe weather on Saturday including: hail, funnel clouds, a waterspout, and a reported touchdown by I-196.

Learn more about Saturday's weather including the waterspout which was spotted near South Haven.

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What Features Does the New iPhone 5 Have? LTE, Larger Screen, iOS 6 and More

At a press conference this morning in San Francisco, Apple introduced the iPhone 5.

The latest version of the best-selling smartphone has been highly anticipated ever since the somewhat disappointing release of the previous iteration, the iPhone 4s.

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Rare Freshwater Jellyfish Found In Greenville

Last weekend, there was an alligator near Kalamazoo.  A few of months ago, there was an iguana in Grand Rapids. Now a jellyfish in Greenville?

Yes.  But this is different.  The alligator and iguana were lost or abandoned, the jellyfish were in their natural habitat.

The jellyfish in Greenville were rare, freshwater jellyfish! 

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The Top 10 Fall Attractions In Northern Michigan

Traverse City is already famed as one of the most spectacular summer vacation spots in the Midwest. (This year, National Geographic named it one of the world’s Top Summer Trips.) Fortunately, those heart-stopping views of sky, water and shore don’t just disappear after Labor Day – and lower off-season rates make it even more attractive!.

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One Of West Michigan’s Hottest Summers On Record Is Over… Sort Of

I'm here to tell you, this was one of the hottest summers I can ever remember. Sure we complain about the Michigan weather often, since it's SO lovely and average. (Please note the dripping sarcasm) But really, like for real, this has been one of the hottest summers ever in West Michigan.

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8/31 Is The 25th Clean Air Action Day Of 2012!

That's quite a few compared to the past few years. In 2011, West Michigan had a grand total of 8 "Clean Air" action days, the new name the EPA gave what used to be called "Ozone Action" days. The days where the wind blows ozone and other unhealthy airborne particles from places like Chicago and Milwaukee.

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Wayland Union School Athletic Events Now Free, Thanks To…

A grant from Gun Lake Casino. For all the problems people feel casinos can cause--crime, gambling addiction, etc--here's where casinos can help improve the quality of life for people in the areas they serve. Our broadcast partners at WZZM TV 13 report "In the past for a high school sporting event, an adult ticket price would be $5 and $3 for students K-12. Athletic Passes would cost $155 for a family or $85 for an adult." Now thanks to the GLC, it's all free!

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Arrrgh Mateys! The Michigan Pirate Festival Sails Into Grand Haven!

It's back! The 2012 Michigan Pirate Festival is back in West Michigan at the Loutit District Library in Grand Haven this week. "Talk Like a Pirate" day is in September, but there will be plenty of "Arrrghs" and "Walk The Plank" heard around the Lake Michigan shoreline when pirates sail into the area on the Grand River at Harbor Island. Wonder if we will see Jack Sparrow? (Actually we will! Jack, Princess Buttercup, Capt. Hook and Peter Pan will all be at this year's fest) Johnny Depp? Maybe even Michael Bolton?

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LogoGate 2012! Wyoming Feeling The Heat From Wisconsin Group

What do you think of the flap over the city of Wyoming's logo? A group called "Freedom From Religion Foundation" based out of Madison, Wisconsin, has called for the West Michigan city to remove the picture of a church steeple with a cross off it's city logo, citing separation of church and state. For me, I don't think it's that big of a deal, but I can see why people would think it is.

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Happy Birthday Arby’s! [COUPON]

July 23, 1964...a day that will live in...roast beef infamy! It was on this day 48 years ago Arby's was born in Boardman, Ohio. It's the fast food chains birthday, but you get this present! All day today, get a 64 cent Roast Beef sandwich at participating Arby's Hey, you don't look a day over 45!

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Fairs, Birthdays And A Scavenger Hunt This Weekend In West Michigan!

Ok, it's early in the week, but there are so many great things happening around West Michigan this whole week , I couldn't wait til the weekend! For starters, the Berlin Fair is underway in Marne! Who doesn't love fair food and kids! And Tuesday is 15th birthday of the Grand Rapids Children's Museum! There's cake and a new exhibit unveiled between 5 and 8!

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