SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH

Until 10 PM

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids and northern Indiana issues a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH for Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Berrien, Cass, St. Joe, and Branch counties until 10 PM.  Damaging wind gusts of 60 mph or greater are the primary concern.  Large hail of 1" in diameter or larger is a close second.  We'll be tracking storm development with Live Doppler Radar throughout your afternoon and evening.  Storm motion is easterly at 30 to 50 mph.  Stay with wwmt.com for the latest weather information!

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Plans revived to return streetcars to Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - Supporters of a proposed downtown Grand Rapids streetcar line plan to update their vision for the project and pursue funding by this summer.
   
The Rapid public-transit system wants to find out what an electric streetcar line would cost and how the money could come together.
   
The Grand Rapids Press reports an advisory committee started meeting last month. Officials plan to build on a 2008 study on the issue.
   
The original streetcar study envisioned a $79 million, 3-mile route mostly along Monroe Avenue between Rapid Central Station and the Sixth Street Bridge.
   
Grand Rapids in the early 1900s had as many as 70 miles of streetcar lines.