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Benefit held for mother with rare cancer

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"It’s a very rare thing only about 300 people a year get it," said Sara Sheskey Sheskey is talking about her very best friend Mandie Berger.

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Lake effect snow ends tonight, slick spots remain tomorrow morning

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Slowly but surely the lake effect snow is diminishing as our winds shift more out of the south.  Temperatures will be dropping like a rock which will keep the roads wet overnight.  This may lead to a few slick spots for your Monday morning commute if any of that water freezes on the roadways.  The most susceptible areas will be on bridges and overpasses.

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Pay it Forward event raises money for homeless children

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The holidays are almost upon us and while many use this time to see family, it’s also a time to give back to those in need.

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Women’s expo brings awareness to bone marrow donation program

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Forty-six area vendors set up shop for the 2017 Fall Women’s Expo. 

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Benefit held to cover funeral of 20-month-old

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A tragedy struck a family last month when 20-month-old Delilah Bieski lost her life after a head injury.

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Garage completely lost in Carrolton Twp fire

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Carrollton Fire Department is responding to a structure fire. 

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Daughter of Lebanese refugees among Michigan Rhodes scholars

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A Dearborn Heights woman who's the daughter of Lebanese refugees and a Michigan State University zoology graduate are among the latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars chosen for post-graduate studies at Oxford University in England.

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2 dead from home invasion in Greenleaf Twp

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An early morning home invasion leaves one resident shot and two others dead.

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Pedestrian hit by car in Target parking lot

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A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle while walking through a Target parking lot.

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Detroit priest beatified by Catholic church

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A Detroit priest who focused his ministry on the poor and needy has been beatified by the Roman Catholic Church, a key step toward sainthood.

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Owosso family safe after house fire

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One Owosso family is safe after they escaped a house fire that is still under investigation.

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Anti-gerrymandering group defies odds with 2018 ballot drive

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An all-volunteer group of activists has defied the odds by collecting hundreds of thousands of voter signatures for a 2018 initiative to overhaul redistricting in Michigan - without having to pay a dime for a signature.

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Semifinal Saturday for high school football teams

Saginaw Swan Valley and Ithaca moving on to their respective state championship games.

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Organization gives winter coats to kids who need it

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It’s time to break out the winter coats, but sometimes new ones for the kids add up fast.

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Two more Mid-Michigan teams move on to the finals

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Two Mid-Michigan high school football teams are moving on to the finals.

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Saginaw Strings take the stage for their fall concert

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The sweet sounds of the Saginaw Strings filled the First Presbyterian Church as students showcased their skills in a fall concert.

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U of M Flint hosts holiday food giveaway

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Local families are struggling to have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, but thanks to one food drive, their dinner tables will be filled this holiday.

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U of M, MSU face off in charity competition

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The Salvation Army in Mid-Michigan is doing a friendly competition, including two of your favorite college teams, for a great cause.

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Flint police investigating shooting of 17-year-old

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The Flint Police Department is investigating a shooting that left a teenager in critical condition.

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Shoppers hunt for good deals at deer widows event

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While the men are away, the deer widows will play. There are also plenty of female hunters hitting the woods in search of deer, but others are hitting the hunting grounds of local shopping malls to search for a great deal. 

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Saginaw Nouvel's football team advances to state championship

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The Saginaw Nouvel varsity football team has advanced to the state championship.

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Thieves steal tires from drivers training car

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A community is in disbelief after a sticky handed criminal robbed a local school of some of the tools it needs to teach students.

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Rain will hit Friday evening and things are looking wet to start the weekend.

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Lighting ceremony brings in the holidays

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Christmas is just around the pine tree and the Saginaw Water Treatment Plant started the season in style. 

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Professor found 'resistance' to Legionnaires' probe in Flint

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A university professor hired to investigate Legionnaires' disease in the Flint area says Michigan's health director discouraged him from testing home filters.

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Man found guilty of killing ex-girlfriend's 18-month-old son

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A jury has convicted a southern Michigan man of killing his ex-girlfriend's 18-month-old son.

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Michigan priest ordered to trial on embezzlement charges

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A Michigan priest who lives at a property worth more than $1 million has been ordered to trial on embezzlement charges.

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Officer charged with firing gun into car in which woman hurt

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A southwestern Michigan police officer has been charged with recklessly firing her gun during a traffic stop involving a stolen vehicle that left one person with minor injuries.

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Animal control, health department return to pet shop, notes improvements

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The health department and animal control officers have returned to a Mid-Michigan pet store at the center of numerous complaints and say the owner is making improvements to the facility and said he is complying with what needs to be taken care of.

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Affidavit: Man tried to buy young girl for sex, wife

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A man has been charged after allegedly texting an undercover agent in an attempt to buy a young girl to have sex with and eventually marry and have children with.

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High school students compete to stock food pantry

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Students at a Mid-Michigan high school waging a personal war against poverty are putting their hands where their hearts are to give people in need the basics of life and competing to see who can help the most.

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Interfaith organizations call for state rep to apologize for his comments

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A pair of organizations are calling on a local politician to walk back on the comments he made more than five years ago.

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School district responds to allegations of abuse, assault

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Allegations of abuse and assault by students at a Mid-Michigan school district are sending shock waves through the community.

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Flint PD searching for hit- and-run suspect

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The Flint Police Department is asking for help in the search for a hit-and-run suspect.

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Tuscola County Sheriff’s Office warns of phone scam

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The Tuscola County Sheriff’s Office is advising residents to be on alert for recent phone scams.

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Lawsuit will go forward against trooper in wrong arrest

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But no arrest was made until six years later -- when the wrong Rowe was arrested in Calhoun County and transported more than 100 miles to Genesee County.

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Federal lab: Montcalm Co. deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced the 1.5-year-old buck, harvested last month in Sidney Township in Montcalm County was confirmed positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) by U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory.

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Getaway driver involved in shooting sent to prison

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A woman was sentenced to prison for being the getaway driver in the shooting deaths of two Mid-Michigan men outside of a Walmart.

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Deputies: Outstanding warrants cause two men to be arrested, charged

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Plans to arrest a man on outstanding warrants ends with the arrest of another man as well. 

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    Charles Manson, leader of murderous cult, dead at 83

    Monday, November 20 2017 3:17 AM EST2017-11-20 08:17:04 GMT
    In this 1986 file photo, Charles Manson is seen in court. Authorities say Manson, cult leader and mastermind behind 1969 deaths of actress Sharon Tate and several others, died on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. He was 83. (AP Photo, File)In this 1986 file photo, Charles Manson is seen in court. Authorities say Manson, cult leader and mastermind behind 1969 deaths of actress Sharon Tate and several others, died on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. He was 83. (AP Photo, File)

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    The husband and wife accused of punching a mother and daughter over a cold chicken, have pleaded guilty to the crime.

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    The husband and wife accused of punching a mother and daughter over a cold chicken, have pleaded guilty to the crime.

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    Kelly Clarkson and Pink kicked off the 2017 American Music Awards paying tribute to those affected this year by hurricanes, gun violence, hate crimes and other tragic events. 

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