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(Source: Twitter/@DjNarkatta) There was a ride malfunction at the Ohio State Fair on Wednesday. (Source: Twitter/@DjNarkatta) There was a ride malfunction at the Ohio State Fair on Wednesday.

Spinning Ohio State Fair ride breaks apart; 1 dead, 7 hurt

A swinging and spinning amusement park ride called the Fire Ball malfunctioned and broke apart on the opening day of the Ohio State fair on Wednesday, hurling people through the air, killing at least one and injuring seven others.

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Iron Paws: Part 3

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For six weeks Freeland Correctional Facility has been home to six shelter dogs. Inmates like John Jackson have worked day-in and day-out to teach them obedience, discipline, and love. “In my life, I’ve owned a lot of dogs, but I never had any dogs that behaved. We taught these dogs really well, and they come out pretty neat,” Jackson told TV5.

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Health company warns of new scam

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MidMichigan Health is warning consumers of a new scam going around.

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President to reverse policy on trans people in military

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President Donald Trump has made plenty of policy announcements via Twitter and Wednesday's is no less controversial.

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Nurses ready to strike if company doesn't bargain for new contract

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Workers for a major Mid-Michigan employer are still looking to reach a new contract agreement.

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Michigan couple wins appeal, can use boat on remote lake

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Property owners at a remote Upper Peninsula lake have defeated the federal government and won the right to use a powerboat.

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#WantedWednesday: Police arrest Latishi Barnes

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Police have arrested a woman wanted on strangulation charges. 

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Union chief "appalled' at payoff allegations

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The United Auto Workers union says it is appalled by allegations that one of its vice presidents took payments from a Fiat Chrysler labor relations executive.

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Officer builds career on relationships with dogs

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If you think you can't teach an old dog new tricks, then Joaquin Guerrero’s obedience classes will prove you wrong.

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Iron Paws: Dog training helping prisoners

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Dogs walk into a place where darkness dwells to shed some light on the lives of a dozen men who spend every single day the same, looking at the same four walls. “The dog doesn’t judge you. You love him, he loves you back.” 

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Close to 300 teenagers help clean up Flint

Hundreds of teens are rolling up their sleeves and pitching in to help spruce up a Mid-Michigan community.

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Low teacher salaries creating statewide shortage

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Critics argue recent changes to teacher salaries and benefits is driving young people to reconsider the profession or leave Michigan to find work.

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Study: Contact sports linked to progressive disease CTE

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It's the time of year when children head off to sports camps to start preparing for the upcoming fall season.

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Fundraiser for reconstruction of historic Whaley House

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A historic home and museum was destroyed in a blaze. Now crews need your help to restore it.

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Flint Mayor: Four water resource sites to remain open indefinitely

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Four water resource sites in Flint will be kept open indefinitely in a deal cut with City of Flint and State of Michigan officials.

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Summer camper, 7, dies after hit by vehicle on field trip

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Authorities say a 7-year-old boy who was attending a summer camp run by a school district has died after being struck by a vehicle in southwestern Michigan.

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Ford recalling 117,000 vehicles for safety defect

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Ford Motor Co. is recalling nearly 117,000 vehicles because the bolts in the seat, seat belt or seat belt buckle may fracture.

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Traffic alert: Daily road closures to be in place for large convoy haul

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Wind energy continues to expand in Mid-Michigan as companies try to produce more clean energy.

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Flint schools struggle with enrollment during water crisis

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Running a school district is a big job for anyone, but one local school district faces more challenges than most.

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Truck driver charged in crash that killed road crew worker

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A 47-year-old Detroit-area man has been charged in a crash that killed a member of his county road-patching crew and injured another.

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1 injured in crash involving motorcycle

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At least one person was injured in a crash involving a motorcycle. It happened Wednesday afternoon at Dixie and Brunkow in Buena Vista.

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4 Michigan beaches closed, 4 under contamination advisory

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The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality reports there are 8 beaches across the state either closed or under an advisory for poor water quality.

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Company delays road closures for large convoy haul

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The plan to shut down several intersections in Bay City has been delayed for at least one day.

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