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Michigan House votes to make English the state's language

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House lawmakers want to make English the official language of Michigan. Republicans led the way in passing a bill Thursday that would require its use in public records. 

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Flood concerns remain and wintry weather on the way

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Rising flood waters causing road closures across Mid-Michigan

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Floodwaters continue to rise in parts of Michigan as a storm sweeps across the Midwest and Great Plans, bringing heavy rains, snow and ice. 

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Top 5 on 5: Vote for the best chili in Mid-Michigan

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Are you looking for something to keep you warm this February? 

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WNEM TV5 livestream is still available on the app

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While WNEM TV5 has removed the link to watch our newscasts, and replays from WNEM.com, there are still several options to get TV5 news on the go. 

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District: Student threatens to bring rifle to school

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Police are investigating after a Mid-Michigan student threatened to bring a rifle to school.

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Residents turn flooding into family event

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Nearly every river in Mid-Michigan got close to or surpassed its flood stage. The Tittabawassee River spilled millions of gallons of water into surrounding neighborhoods.

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Flooding causing headaches for Flint residents

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Water is starting to recede across Mid-Michigan after heavy rain caused widespread flooding.

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Naval base closed in Washington state due to possible threat

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A suspect in a vehicle attempted to enter the base, which put it on lockdown, the base reported.

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Arrests made following threats against Michigan schools

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A teenager has been charged with making a false threat of terrorism at a Detroit-area high school.

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Clio High School student charged with threat of terrorism

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A 14-year-old Clio freshman has been charged with a threat of terrorism after allegedly making a threat about a kill list.

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Verizon, Century Link outage in parts of Mid-Michigan

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Can’t make a call on your cell phone, you’re not alone.

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Pothole repair season is underway in Flint

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“We have already started patching potholes per the plan and will continue to patch until the frost is out of the ground,” said Bincsik. “We expect this ‘pothole season’ to be fairly severe since there is approximately three feet of frost in the ground right now.”

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Clare County assessing flooding damage

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Assessment teams have been deployed throughout the county from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Feb. 22 to assess damage to homes, businesses, and roads.

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850 gallons of diesel fuel spilled in train derailment

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An estimated 850 gallons of diesel fuel spilled after two locomotives derailed in the Tuscola County community of Akron.

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Swan Valley Schools dismissed early due to power outages

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A power outage caused Swan Valley Schools to dismiss early.

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Video: Driver rescued after vehicle stalls in floodwaters

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Rescue crews were called in after a vehicle stalled in flood waters in Saginaw County. 

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Ford ousts top exec over 'inappropriate behavior'

In this Jan. 9, 2017, file photo, Ford Executive Vice President Raj Nair addresses the North American International Auto show in Detroit. Ford has ousted Nair over allegations of unspecified inappropriate behavior. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File) In this Jan. 9, 2017, file photo, Ford Executive Vice President Raj Nair addresses the North American International Auto show in Detroit. Ford has ousted Nair over allegations of unspecified inappropriate behavior. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
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Ford has ousted one of its top executives over allegations of unspecified inappropriate behavior.

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University leader hired amid Nassar fallout to donate salary

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Former Michigan Gov. John Engler will donate his salary while serving as Michigan State University's interim president amid fallout over a now-imprisoned sports doctor who sexually assaulted female athletes.

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Arson likely to blame in deadly Saginaw house fire, official says

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Authorities say arson is likely to blame for a house fire that claimed the life of two women.

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University of Michigan Dearborn seeks to curb deer numbers

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A hunt is planned starting Saturday at the University of Michigan Dearborn to kill deer that officials say threaten the environment and could harbor disease-carrying ticks. 

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Shelters open amid Midwest flooding as rivers keep rising

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Shelters are open to assist people forced from their homes by flooding as rivers swollen by heavy rain and melting snow rise in Indiana, Michigan and other parts of the Midwest. 

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Social media threat spread across nation prompts local scare

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A Mid-Michigan high school will have extra police presence after a school shooting threat spread across social media. 

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