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Late September heat will stick around for a few days

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You wouldn't know it by walking outside, but it is late September.  Temperatures broke 90 degrees in many spots across Mid-Michigan breaking records.  This isn't just a fluke either, we can expect at least two more days with 90 degree heat.

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FNL Week 5, September 22nd (Part 1)

New Lothrop vs. Hamady, Reese vs. Vassar, Holly vs. Flushing, and more. 

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FNL Week 5, September 22nd (Part 2)

Beecher vs. Nouvel, Garber vs. Millington, All-Saints vs. Akron-Fairgrove, and more. 

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FNL Week 5, September 22nd (Part 3)

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Football game cut short, postponed after power outage

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A high school football game went dark just minutes before the game was supposed to end. 

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Dog found beaten by metal pipe now looking for new home

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The dog days are almost over and a chance at a new life is just around the corner for Red. 

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Three more Mid-Michigan records come tumbling down

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Wouldn't you know it, more records fell today.  Temperatures broke 90 degrees across a vast majority of Mid-Michigan, continuing the streak of record heat.  This is the third day in a row that the heat has managed to set new records and more record heat is possible Sunday and Monday. The high temperature in Flint hit 94 degrees, breaking an 81 year old record of 89 degrees set back in 1936.  Meanwhile, Saginaw made it to a high of 95, beating the record of 92 degr... More>>

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Obama campus assault guidance gets scrapped under Trump

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The Trump administration is scrapping Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new interim instructions for universities. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has said the Obama rules were unfairly skewed against the students accused of assault.    In a statement Friday, DeVos says, "Schools must continue to confront these horrific crimes and behaviors head-on." But she adds, "The process also must be fair and impartial, giving e... More>>

Schuette eyes smooth path in GOP primary as Calley mulls bid

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 Attorney General Bill Schuette's march toward the Republican nomination for governor may be smooth because it's now uncertain if his presumptive rival will even run.    Brian Calley, the lieutenant to term-limited Gov. Rick Snyder, isn't a candidate at this weekend's biennial GOP gathering on Mackinac Island.    Calley could yet still enter the race. But the notion of him not announcing his candidacy by now seemed improbable last spring, when he launched a pa... More>>

"Police Picnic" hosts their second family fun event to honor officers

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"Concern Over Police Safety", often referred to as COPS, celebrated their second annual "Police Picnic" at Wind Walker park in Fenton, Michigan. Hundreds  came out to support men and women who serve and protect their community. Wristbands and t-shirts were sold to fund education of police safety and training.

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Family remembers mom killed in hospital shooting

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 Mourners say a woman killed this month in a shooting at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center had a spiritual presence that was undeniable by those who met her.    Friends and family of Pamela Ferriere  gathered Saturday at Rumney Baptist Church to celebrate her life. She was 70 years old, attended the church and lived in nearby Groton.    Ferriere's 49-year-old son from an earlier marriage is charged with shooting her while being treated for an aneurysm in... More>>

EPA removes waste at Texas toxic sites, won't say from where

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 The Environmental Protection Agency says it's recovered more than 500 containers of "unidentified, potentially hazardous material" from Texas toxic waste sites flooded last month during Hurricane Harvey.    The agency has not provided details about which Superfund sites the material came from, why the contaminants have not been identified and whether there's a threat to human health.    The one-sentence disclosure came Friday night, deep within a me... More>>

Evidence of invasive grass carp signals threat to Lake Erie

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Researchers in the Great Lakes region have found new evidence that invasive grass carp are spawning near the mouth of a river that flows into Lake Erie.    The discovery of more grass carp eggs this summer in a northern Ohio river points to what some scientists believe is a growing danger.    Grass carp are one of four Asian carp species threatening the Great Lakes.    While not as worrisome as the bighead and silver carp that could devastate fish populat... More>>

CHEA of Flint celebrates new location

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The Center for Higher Education and Achievement hosted an open house at their new and permanent location on September 14th. 

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Nearly 4,000 without power near St. Louis

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Consumers Energy reported 3,672 customers are without power.

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Unified Flint football teams take field for first time

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Schools have come and gone, but one Mid-Michigan city’s athletic tradition remains strong. 

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Free child seat safety checks offered at AAA headquarters

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About 40 certified technicians will perform free child seat safety checks at AAA headquarters in Dearborn as part of National Child Passenger Safety Week. 

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Man hurt after tractor overturns in Sanilac County

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Officials say a man was hurt after the tractor he was driving tipped over on a Sanilac County road.

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Keeping high school players hydrated during historic heat

With Friday's historic heat, what measures are in place to keep high school football players hydrated during the game? TV5's Scot Johnson takes a look. 

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Police: Man hit by van dies from his injuries

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Authorities say a young man who was hit by a vehicle while crossing the street has died from his injuries. 

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Growing concerns after Meijer bakery worker diagnosed with hepatitis A

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The Meijer in Mt. Pleasant is offering free vaccinations to those who believe they could be affected.

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Wind blows white paint on Bancroft tenants' vehicles

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Construction at a downtown Saginaw farmer’s market has tenants of a nearby apartment building seeing red…and speckles of white. 

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Caught on Camera: Boy with autism attacked on school bus

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A Michigan mother is demanding answers after her autistic son was attacked by another child with special needs on a school bus.

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Bounce house company owner refusing to rent to Detroit organization

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A Detroit nonprofit says it was denied service because of the city it's located in. 

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Tigers will not extend Brad Ausmus' contract beyond 2017 season

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The Detroit Tigers announced Friday that the contract of manager Brad Ausmus will not be extended beyond the 2017 season. 

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PHOTOS: Michigan dad builds massive playhouse for daughters

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A dad from Highland, Michigan has built a playhouse for his daughters that's more like a mansion! 

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Community raising money after World War II memorial vandalized

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A World War II memorial was vandalized and now the statues in Flint will take tens of thousands of dollars to repair. 

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State official speaks out about MSP pursuit policy

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State Rep. Sheldon Neeley is speaking out about Michigan State Police's policy change for vehicle pursuits.

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Friends, coworkers remember CMU student killed in crash

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A future full of promise abruptly ended after a Central Michigan University student was killed in a car crash.

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Patients left in limbo after Midland doctor's license suspended

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State officials ordered a local doctor to stop practicing medicine this week. 

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Schools scramble to keep kids cool during historic heat

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Like some schools across Mid-Michigan, Bay City Academy offered students an extra day off before the weekend because of record-high temperatures being recorded across the state.

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Health officials warns about West Nile virus in Kent County

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Health officials say four adults in western Michigan's Kent County have tested positive for the West Nile virus and another is suspected of having the mosquito-borne disease. 

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Church windows vandalized in Carsonville

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Authorities are offering a reward for information after a Michigan church was vandalized. 

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Ex-official: Legionnaires' seemed tied to Flint water switch

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Michigan's former director of disease control says she believes a spike in Legionnaires' disease in the Flint area is related to a switch in the city's water supply. 

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5 years in prison for priest who stole thousands in Owosso

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A retired priest has been sentenced to at least five years in prison for stealing tens of thousands of dollars from a Michigan church. 

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Michigan man sentenced to over 28 years for crystal meth

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A man from Greenbush, Michigan was sentenced to 28 years in prison for distributing crystal meth.

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