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New Saginaw County Jail will cost more than $35.5 million

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A jailhouse situation is about to improve in one Mid-Michigan county.

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A Wind Advisory is in effect for Mid-Michigan today

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Wind has caused some issues across Mid-Michigan, but it will not be quite as strong through the overnight.  We are however, done with rain for the next couple of days.

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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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Warmer days are predicted in the near future

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A warmer couple of days are in the forecast across Mid-Michigan. The National Weather Service has come out with the climate prediction for the next 6 to 10 days. February 22nd through March 4th.

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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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Strong winds cause power outages, leaving about 1,400 customers in the dark

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Many Mid-Michigan customers have lost their power this Sunday afternoon.

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Woman whose body was wrapped in plastic died from overdose

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Police say a woman whose body was found wrapped in plastic died from a drug overdose in southeastern Michigan.

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Heavy winds causing power outages

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"Atrocious...all night long! Real gusty too!' said  Denny Mathison In Mid-Michigan lately,  Mathison said it seems like it's one weather related hazard after another. Heavy winds swirled around his house over night leaving him with a few issues. "Oh well we lost power about 8:20 this morning," said  Mathison  Mathison lives along Farrand road in Thetford Township. He says his neighborhood is surrounded by trees and losing... More>>

Mackinac Bridge opened for passenger cars, closed for high-profile vehicles

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The Mackinac Bridge Authority said the bridge has been reopened to some cars.

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Toyota, Hyundai recalls roughly 110,000 vehicles

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Toyota and Hyundai are recalling roughly a combined 110,000 trucks and sport utility vehicles, including the 2018 Toyota Tundra and Sequoia, and the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport.

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People dress as polar bears to take a plunge for a good cause

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People once again did their imitations of polar bears for a good cause in Mid-Michigan.

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Stranded small poodle rescued from ice flow by fire crew

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A woman is reunited with her dog after it was found stranded on a piece of ice floating on a river.

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Michigan St clears star forward Miles Bridges to play

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Star forward Miles Bridges has been cleared to play by Michigan State after documents in a report showed he may have improperly accepted benefits from an agency implicated in a federal investigation. No. 2 Michigan State closes its regular season Sunday at Wisconsin and can win the Big Ten title outright with a victory. Interim athletic director Bill Beekman says the school's compliance office conducted a review after learning of the Yahoo Sports article Friday and giving the findin...

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Michigan lawmakers want study of water-tainting chemicals

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Members of Congress from Michigan are seeking money for a study of the health effects of chemicals that have turned up at many military installations.

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Congressman Kildee will speak at land conservation non-profit dinner

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Congressman Dan Kildee is expected to speak at a local non-profit award dinner.

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Jackson officials ask Snyder to remove sheriff from office

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Officials in Jackson County are asking Gov. Rick Snyder to remove their sheriff from office over insulting remarks about women and minorities.

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I-75 reopens after late night accident in Mt Morris Twp

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A highway in Mid-Michigan has reopened after a vehicle accident.

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Some Fenton businesses under boil water advisory

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Some businesses in Fenton are under a boil water advisory due to a water main break.

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Mackinac Bridge re-opens after being closed for falling ice

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The Mackinac Bridge Authority said the bridge has re-opened after being closed on Friday for falling ice.

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How to protect your kids from online predators

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The online safety of your children and grandchildren is in the spotlight because of a Bay County man.

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Man says village to blame for flooding, village responds

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One resident said a berm that was built to protect an office building is causing problems for him.

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No one hurt, home damaged in hit-and-run crash

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Authorities say no one was injured when a vehicle hit a Saginaw County home and took off.  

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At least 4 people rescued off the Saginaw Bay

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At least four people were brought back to shore in rescue operations on the Saginaw Bay.

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Firefighters in overtime from ice rescues, but who pays for it?

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There is a fierce debate over ice rescues after crews had to save four more people on the Saginaw Bay.

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Ron Ilitch, son of Mike and Marian Ilitch, dies at age 60

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Ron Ilitch, whose family owns the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers, has died.

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Officers build positive relationships with youth through Bridge the Gap

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Police officers and teenagers working together and having a blast while building positive relationships.

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Bay County man demands action after his property floods

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A Bay County man is demanding action as water flooded his property and a nearby road.

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Lawmakers push to make English official state language

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Statehouse lawmakers want to make English the official language of Michigan.

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Widespread flooding almost wipes out Mid-Michigan campground

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A Mid-Michigan campground was practically wiped out from this week’s flooding. Now its owner is dealing with the cleanup.

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Ambulance driver charged in fatal crash while working

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An ambulance driver is facing a year in jail after allegations that he caused a fatal crash in October by not obeying a stop sign.

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Two suspects arraigned on meth charges in Gladwin

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Two residents from Gladwin have been arraigned on charges related to methamphetamine.

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Road commission repairs massive pothole in Genesee Co.

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The massive crater on McWain Road in Grand Blanc Township has been repaired.

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Last teen pleads guilty in death of passenger hit by sandbag

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The last of four teens charged in the throwing of a sandbag from an interstate overpass in Ohio that killed a Michigan man riding in a car has pleaded guilty.

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Man charged with three life sentences for allegedly raping 11-year-old

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A man from Bay County is charged with three life sentences after deputies say he raped a preteen girl that he met online.

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3rd body found in fire debris in Ironwood in Upper Peninsula

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Authorities say a third body has been recovered in the wreckage of a fire in downtown Ironwood in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

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  • Late February brings punishing storms, flooding to Greater Cincinnati

    Late February brings punishing storms, flooding to Greater Cincinnati

    Sunday, February 25 2018 3:52 PM EST2018-02-25 20:52:50 GMT
    The Ohio River wasn't even expected to crest until late Sunday.The Ohio River wasn't even expected to crest until late Sunday.
    The Ohio River wasn't even expected to crest until late Sunday.The Ohio River wasn't even expected to crest until late Sunday.

    Landslides, downed trees, a possible tornado and thousands of people without power. Then there's the flooding. Late February punished the Tri-State with all kinds of wicked springtime weather.

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    Landslides, downed trees, a possible tornado and thousands of people without power. Then there's the flooding. Late February punished the Tri-State with all kinds of wicked springtime weather.

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  • Police: Man breaks in to Long Island home, claims to be a cop

    Police: Man breaks in to Long Island home, claims to be a cop

    Sunday, February 25 2018 3:45 PM EST2018-02-25 20:45:56 GMT
    Robert White, 48, forced his way into the victim's second floor bedroom apartment around 6:30 p.m., police said.Robert White, 48, forced his way into the victim's second floor bedroom apartment around 6:30 p.m., police said.

    A man was arrested after he broke into a Long Island home posing as a Nassau County police officer Friday evening.

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    A man was arrested after he broke into a Long Island home posing as a Nassau County police officer Friday evening.

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  • Man arrested for riding horse drunk on the freeway

    Man arrested for riding horse drunk on the freeway

    Sunday, February 25 2018 3:11 PM EST2018-02-25 20:11:53 GMT

    A 911 caller reported seeing a man ride a horse on a freeway in California. When highway patrol responded to the call, they found Luis Alfredo Perez riding his white Arabian horse on 91 freeway at about 1 a.m. Saturday morning.

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    A 911 caller reported seeing a man ride a horse on a freeway in California. When highway patrol responded to the call, they found Luis Alfredo Perez riding his white Arabian horse on 91 freeway at about 1 a.m. Saturday morning.

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