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Isolated chances for showers and thunderstorms remain

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It certainly won't be an all day event, but we can't rule out the potential for a few isolated showers and thunderstorms today.  However, don't let it ruin your plans if  you plan to be outdoors.

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About 3,500 customers without power after thunderstorm

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The severe thunderstorm brought hundreds of power outages to Mid-Michigan.

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Food drive, fundraiser held for veterans in need

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A local greenhouse is hosting a food drive and fundraiser to help out veterans.

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MADD event raises awareness of driving under the influence

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It’s an event highlighting a continuing problem in Michigan and across the country.

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Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall stops in Lapeer

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On this Memorial Day weekend, a traveling wall honors the thousands who died in the Vietnam War. 

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UPDATE: Precautionary boil filtered water advisory lifted in Flint

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A precautionary boil filtered water advisory has been lifted for Flint water customers.

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Blumfield Fire Department responding to house fire

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The Blumfield Fire Department is responding to a house fire

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Man accused of shooting at cops is caught; tether was cut

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A man charged with shooting at Detroit police officers has been captured after he cut off his electronic monitor and briefly disappeared. 

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Saginaw’s Splash Park is now open

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If you’re looking to cool off, Saginaw’s Splash Pad just opened in the Frank Andersen Celebration Park.

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Search resumes for missing plane in Lake Michigan that disappeared in 1950

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Researchers are setting out again in search of the remains of Northwest Airlines Flight 2501 that disappeared over Lake Michigan nearly 70 years ago.

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Genesee County Health Department to Recognize World NO Tobacco Day

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Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death, and tobacco use contributes to one in three deaths related to cardiovascular disease.

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Mobile home residents receive water shutoff notices despite paying bills

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Residents in one local mobile home park are voicing concerns after receiving word they could soon be without water. They claim their water expenses are included in their monthly rent payment.

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Police investigate deadly motorcycle crash in Flint

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Authorities are investigating after two motorcyclists were killed in a crash Friday morning.

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Flint officer receives outpour of gratitude while grocery shopping

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The Flint Police Department shared a heartwarming story on its Facebook page about how one officer’s trip to the grocery store turned into a friendly reminder of all his hard work.

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Volunteers build ramp for disabled veteran

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Volunteers from a veteran organization and UPS are teaming up to make sure veterans can safely get in and out of their homes. It is called “Operation Ramp it Up.”

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Animal control seizes 18 cattle found malnourished, seek hay donations

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A herd of 18 cattle were seized by the Shiawassee County Animal Control on Friday.

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Genesee Co. campground, beach filled with Memorial weekend rush

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After a lengthy winter, just about everyone in Mid-Michigan is welcoming the unofficial start to summer with open arms.

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Vendors, customers enjoy opening of Saginaw Farmer's Market

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After months of waiting to debut its new home, the summer has unofficially started with the opening of the Saginaw Farmer’s Market.

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Residents warned about fake $100 bills in Montrose Township

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Authorities are warning residents about fake $100 bills being passed as cash in Mid-Michigan. 

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Michigan man found after overnight search, pinned under ORV

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After spending the night outside in the rain with an off-road vehicle on top of him, a missing Michigan man has been found alive. 

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Detroit activists call on Lions to reject NFL anthem policy

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A group of Detroit civil rights activists is calling on the Lions to reject the NFL's new policy aimed at addressing the issue of national anthem protests.

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Health advisory issued after northern Michigan sewage spill

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A health advisory has been issued after more than 8,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled into northern Michigan wetlands that are connected to Grand Traverse Bay. 

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Saginaw Catholic Diocese Deacon requests ordination to priesthood be withdrawn

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The Catholic Diocese of Saginaw said Deacon Jerome Green has been relieved of his duties as Pastoral Administrator at St. Vincent DePaul, Shepherd.

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Man faces prison after guilty plea in baby's shaking, death

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A man faces up to 16 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the death of a 9-month-old baby in southeastern Michigan.

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Spree of vehicle break-ins reported in Isabella County

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The Isabella County Sheriff’s Office is reminding people to lock their cars after several break-ins were reported.

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Man arraigned in shooting that ended in deadly crash

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A Mid-Michigan man was killed last Friday when another man crashed him head-on after fleeing from police. 

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Fiat Chrysler warns 4.8M owners: Don't use the cruise

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The recall includes 15 Jeep, Dodge, Chrysler and Ram models from six model years.

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Friday, May 25 is Heat Awareness Day in Michigan

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Friday, May 25 is Heat Awareness Day in Michigan. Since we have been experiencing temperatures in the 70s and 80s we want everyone to remember the dangers of excessive heat and heat safety. Click for information. 

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Teen pleads guilty after Michigan school threat arrest

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A 15-year-old who was arrested in March after a threat of violence at his school and the discovery of guns, ammunition and pipe bomb materials at his southwestern Michigan home has entered guilty pleas in the case. 

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Top 5 on 5: Best fresh produce in Mid-Michigan

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We're looking for the best fresh produce in Mid-Michigan. 

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Parent thwarts proposed Michigan middle school attack

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Four Michigan middle school students are under investigation for allegedly discussing plans to attack their school with weapons. 

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A list of work zones to be lifted for Memorial Day travel

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AAA Michigan estimates more than 1.3 million people from Michigan are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home during the holiday weekend.

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  • Excellence in Education

    Excellence in Education

    Do you know a deserving Michigan school educator? Nominate them and they could win $10,000.

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    Do you know a deserving Michigan school educator? Nominate them and they could win $10,000.

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  • Royal Wedding

    Royal Wedding

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    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry on May 19th at St. George's chapel inside Windsor Castle.

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    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry on May 19th at St. George's chapel inside Windsor Castle.

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  • Legal hurdles may make Weinstein's prosecution an exception

    Legal hurdles may make Weinstein's prosecution an exception

    Sunday, May 27 2018 9:46 AM EDT2018-05-27 13:46:37 GMT
    (Jefferson Siegel/New York Daily News via AP, Pool). Harvey Weinstein, right, appears at his arraignment with his lawyer Benjamin Brafman, in Manhattan Criminal Court on Friday, May 25, 2018 in New York. Weinstein is charged with two counts of rape and...(Jefferson Siegel/New York Daily News via AP, Pool). Harvey Weinstein, right, appears at his arraignment with his lawyer Benjamin Brafman, in Manhattan Criminal Court on Friday, May 25, 2018 in New York. Weinstein is charged with two counts of rape and...
    Harvey Weinstein's arrest in New York Friday is a landmark moment in the #MeToo movement, but it remains uncertain whether it will be repeated in other cases involving powerful men accused of sexual misconduct.More >
    Harvey Weinstein's arrest in New York Friday is a landmark moment in the #MeToo movement, but it remains uncertain whether it will be repeated in other cases involving powerful men accused of sexual misconduct.More >
  • Hall of fame to redo soccer star Brandi Chastain plaque

    Hall of fame to redo soccer star Brandi Chastain plaque

    Sunday, May 27 2018 9:46 AM EDT2018-05-27 13:46:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File). FILE - In this July 10, 1999, file photo, the United States' Brandi Chastain celebrates by taking off her jersey after kicking in the game-winning goal in a penalty shootout against China in the FIFA Women's World Cup ...(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File). FILE - In this July 10, 1999, file photo, the United States' Brandi Chastain celebrates by taking off her jersey after kicking in the game-winning goal in a penalty shootout against China in the FIFA Women's World Cup ...
    Social media is finding little to like about the likeness on a plaque honoring retired soccer champion Brandi Chastain.More >
    Social media is finding little to like about the likeness on a plaque honoring retired soccer champion Brandi Chastain.More >
  • Lee tops LPGA event in Michigan; pregnant Lewis tied for 2nd

    Lee tops LPGA event in Michigan; pregnant Lewis tied for 2nd

    Sunday, May 27 2018 9:45 AM EDT2018-05-27 13:45:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). Minjee Lee, of Australia, acknowledges the gallery after her birdie putt on the 15th green during the third round of the LPGA Volvik Championship golf tournament at the Travis Pointe Country Club Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Ann...(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). Minjee Lee, of Australia, acknowledges the gallery after her birdie putt on the 15th green during the third round of the LPGA Volvik Championship golf tournament at the Travis Pointe Country Club Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Ann...
    Minjee Lee shot a 4-under 68 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the LPGA Volvik Championship, with Stacy Lewis tied for second playing five months' pregnant.More >
    Minjee Lee shot a 4-under 68 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the LPGA Volvik Championship, with Stacy Lewis tied for second playing five months' pregnant.More >

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