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A world-renowned boxing gym known for legendary fighters like Tommy "The Hitman" Hearns is being demolished. Demolition efforts on the Kronk Gym began recently.

Gerald R. Ford International Airport has a new app. It launched on Android and IOS, offering information on flights, parking availability and wait times for security.   

Northville Police are looking for the man who held up a Chase Bank. Authorities say the man walked into the bank at Seven Mile and Silver Spring Drive and demanded money.   

The woman police say caused a fatal crash in Holland is only facing a misdemeanor. 56-year-old Rhonda Vandermyde is charged with a moving violation causing death after her semi-truck slammed into a vehicle parked at a red light.   

A possible steering issue has prompted General Motors to recall over one million pickup trucks and SUV's. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the vehicles in question could experience a loss of power steering momentarily.   

Local leaders and ministers will rally together and pray for peace and protection in Flint at noon Saturday, Sept. 22. Prayer Chain Day, started by Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell's late wife, Janet, will kick off with a prayer rally at Flint City Hall.  

Target is boosting pay for holiday workers this year. The retailer will pay its temporary hires $12.00 an hour, a dollar more than last year. Target says it will hire 20% more people, adding up to 120,000 workers. 

The Clare Police Chief has been cleared of any wrong doing following an investigation. After allegations that he misused the Law Enforcement Information Network, Chief Brian Gregory has now been cleared. 

Forbes is listing the University of Michigan Wolverines are the third-most valuable college football team. According to the list, Michigan comes in behind Texas A&M and the University of Texas to snag the number three spot.  

A Bloomingdale man is seriously injured after his horse-drawn buggy was hit by a van. Van Buren County Sheriff's deputies say the 67-year-old man was thrown from the buggy.  

Warren Police say a 16-year-old female student at Fitzgerald High School died after a fight with another student. Investigators say the girl was stabbed by another female student in a classroom around 8 AM.  

A new report says immigrants are contributing billions to Kent County's gross domestic product. The refugee resettlement agency New American Economy released a report that says foreign born residents in Kent County contributed over three-billion-dollars.   

Organizations across metro Detroit are sending people and resources to the east coast ahead of Hurricane Florence. MedStar Ambulance, the American Red Cross of Michigan and Interstate Restoration have sent crews to help prepare for the storm and provide any necessary aid during and after the storm.   

A program providing water heater replacement for low-income residents in Flint has been refueled with $1.2 million. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced additional funding for the third-year program. 

Chris Thomas has endorsed the "Promote the Vote" campaign, or proposal 3, on this November's ballot. The measure would allow no reason absentee voting and same-day registration. 

Wayne County has the lowest average life expectancy in the state. Data released by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services lists the person's average life expectancy in Wayne county as 74-point-four-six years.  

Four juveniles from Kalamazoo are facing charges for a home invasion and armed robbery.  

A number of political and business leaders wrote letters of support for ex-State Senator Bert Johnson before he was sentenced for theft. He pleaded guilty to stealing 23-thousand dollars in taxpayer money.   

The Grand Rapids Housing Commission has an extra 450-thousand dollars to support veterans and people with disabilities. The GRHC received federal grants recently that will go towards numerous programs keeping people off the streets.   

A major renovation plan is being announced for the Scott Fountain on Belle Isle in Detroit. The 400-thousand dollar project was announced Tuesday morning by the Belle Isle Conservancy.

The East Central Bay Chapter of the American Red Cross deployed five people to help with hurricane Florence. For some, it's their first time, for others they've done it before, but they have one common goal and that's helping the people who need it. 

The fire that destroyed Lisa Posthumus Lyons' home in Alto is believed to have an accidental cause, a state police fire investigator said. Investigators found nothing suspicious about the cause of the fire. 

A new Soo lock could have a shot at becoming reality with a bipartisan bill on Capitol Hill. Congressional leaders released the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, which would also authorize the construction of a second 1,200 foot lock in the Soo. 

The U.S. News and World Reports released the 2019 list of best colleges. The University of Michigan tied with Tufts University and Wake Forest University for the 27th place. 

Kalamazoo County authorities identified two men killed in a boat accident. They say passengers Anthony Rogers and Lamar Ayers struck their heads on a cement barrier between Tub Lake into Barton Lake. 

Following the Labor Day holiday, gasoline prices in Michigan rose by an average of six-cents a gallon in the latest Triple A Michigan Survey. The statewide average of two-dollars-92 cents a gallon is around 21-cents more compared to last year.   

Pink Heart Day was held in Grand Rapids. The non-profit group I Understand hosted its first-ever daylong event designed to support those facing mental health issues.

Prospective tenants were able to view the first three completed homes in the Fitzgerald neighborhood project. The effort to revitalize homes and develop new housing is a partnership between Century Partners and the Platform development group.  

The doctor whose research helped expose the Flint water crisis spoke at the University of Michigan in support of her recently-released book. Mona Hanna-Attisha visited UM's Rackham Auditorium.  

First responders in Cadillac held its annual event, marking the 17th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, with a message of safety. The Child Safety Expo honors lives lost on 9-11 and supports national preparedness month. 

A major soda pop company is closing a facility in Kalamazoo. Coca-Cola Great Lakes filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification last week, saying it plans to close its facility on Peekstock Road in early November.  

The owner of Elite Ink Tattoo Studio in Centerline is repeating his act of kindness after he helped a man get a new wheelchair, which was stolen just days later.

Three road projects in Ottawa County are being delayed due to a labor dispute. Construction workers with Operating Engineers Local 324 left their work sites due to a contract dispute between the union and the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association.

The summer of 2018 in Detroit was tied for the fifth-hottest ever. The average temperature was 74.4 degrees, equal to 2011, 2010 and 1955, according to the National Weather Service.

The 2018 summer events in downtown Flint are capped off. If you made it down to Back to the Bricks, the Crim, or Bikes on the Bricks you saw a busy downtown. As downtown businesses saw a profitable summer. 

Two teenagers are in the hospital after an ATV crash in Missaukee County. Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 2800 block of W. Beeler Road in Reeder Township. They say a 14-year-old girl and a 12-year-old girl were hurt when the ATV they were riding hit a tree. 

Updated 9/7/18 3:13pm

The Michigan Department of Transportation suspended work on roads throughout the state for the Labor Day Weekend. MDOT said lane restrictions would be removed through Tuesday September 4th at 6:00am.

Michigan State University announced the school's athletic programs were cleared following an NCAA investigation. The investigation looked into MSU's response to the Larry Nassar case, along with cases of alleged assault related to the football and basketball teams.

A new website focusing on the financial records of the United Auto Workers Union has been launched. The site lists the public records the union is required to file with the federal government.

A shooting near two Grand Rapids schools prompted a lockdown. Police responded near Ottawa Hills High School and Immaculate Heart of Mary Elementary School. A victim was found in the auditorium parking lot with a gunshot wound to their foot.

The Convoy of Hope will return to Flint Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Basset Park in the city's Civic Park neighborhood. The event where tents for community services and mobile health screen centers are set up and thousands of groceries are distributed to residents free of charge

A longtime Michigan State University official, is watching the start of the new school year from the sidelines. Jim Cotter was the Executive Director of Admissions and Recruitment at MSU. August 7th, he was dismissed from his job after more than 34 years of service.

Kalkaska Public Schools is ready for their annual Blazer Bash! This year, participants can expect Drive 4 UR School, a test driving event with Bill Marsh Kalkaska to help raise money for the school’s field trips. The fundraising goal is $8,000.

Detroit Public Schools shut off drinking water after tests revealed elevated levels of lead and copper. Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti says he initiated the testing to ensure the students and employees were safe.

The 2019 Farmer's Almanac is predicting a colder than normal winter. Above average amounts of precipitation are expected to fall on the Great Lakes states this winter. A majority of the precipitation is expected to fall in January and February.

The latest Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress finds a slight improvement in the reading capabilities of third and fourth-grade students. Officials say the majority of students statewide scored lower on the tests that measure reading, writing, listening and language skills. 

An Ottawa County animal shelter is fundraising after storms toppled a tree on their transport van. Heaven Can Wait is a cat rescue group in Spring Lake that serves Ottawa and Muskegon counties.

Buildings all across Detroit were lit up in pink to honor Aretha Franklin.

Plans to transform the former Genesee Bank building at 352 S. Saginaw Flint into a new Hilton Buckham Square Hotel will move forward. The $37.9 million project will renovate the abandoned bank and demolish two blighted buildings.

Big changes are coming to downtown Lansing as developers bring a new urban market and hotel to the area. City officials and developer Pat Gillespie announced the plans Wednesday afternoon, that include the development of a 150,000 square foot hotel, market, apartments.

Vice President Mike Pence was in the Metro Detroit area recently. Pence was in West Bloomfield participating in a fundraising event for Republican senate candidate John James.

Two automotive research and engineering companies will be expanding Metro Detroit operations after receiving two-point-six million dollars in grants for expansion projects.

Fans of Aretha Franklin began waiting in line outside the Charles H. Wright Museum for African American History in Detroit Monday afternoon for her public viewing. The doors to the museum officially opened at 9:00 Tuesday morning.

Grand Rapids city officials are issuing a warning about flushing contacts down the toilet. Contact lenses are small enough to pass through filters and the waste adds up enough to clog the system.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced a major overhaul to Detroit's Department of Transportation services. Improvements to the services provided by the DDOT will include a facelift for buses on priority routes.

Prosecutors are opposing efforts to move the trial of a man who is accused of stabbing a police officer at the Flint airport. Amor Ftouhi wants to shift his trial to Detroit federal court.

University of Michigan is at the top of the list for Niche's 2019 public university rankings. The school not only ranked as the top university in the U.S., it also snagged first place for the college with the best student life in America.

A power outage affected the first day of school at Northview Public Schools. Severe thunderstorms knocked out power to Kent, Muskegon, Ottawa and Newaygo Counties.

Michigan State Police officers say a 28-year-old man was killed while riding his bike on Belle Isle Sunday night. The driver of a car was coming onto the island on the bridge when he struck the cyclist head-on.

An obscure report showed high levels of PFAS contamination in the Flint River in 2013. Before the switch to use it for the city's drinking water. But that information was never shared by the state with the city.

A construction contract for major repairs at the Soo Locks has been announced. Roen Salvage Company, of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, was awarded the contract for more than $1.9 million by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Monday.

Former President Bill Clinton spoke at Aretha Franklin's funeral on August 31st. Clinton and Franklin were longtime friends, as she sang at both of his inaugurations.

Yates Cider Mill in Rochester Hills is gearing up for the fall season. The iconic spot started it's first press for this season's apple cider. The mill has been making cider annual since 1876.

Homeless youth in Grand Rapids will now have a safe place to stay. Detroit-based Covenant House Michigan is building a three-point-five million dollar three-story facility near Franklin street and Division Avenue.

Grand Rapids police are searching for a man they claim kicked a door closed on another customer at a downtown party store. Police say the customer was getting an item out of the cooler when the door closed on their head.

A confidential 24-hour hotline has been launched to provide crisis support to assault survivors in Michigan. Survivors, friends and family can call the hotline to talk to professional crisis counselors about health options and Michigan law.

The Michigan Department of Transportation has begun staging work on I-475 in Genesee County in preparation of the work slated for Spring 2019.

Updated at 11:20pm 8/22/18

Authorities say a man pulled from Lake Michigan has died. The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office says rescuers were called to Windsnest Park in Port Sheldon Township as the man went under the water about 20 feet from shore.  

The City of Kalamazoo and the Kalamazoo Public Safety Department is joining a league dedicated to improving community relations. Officials announced they're partnering with the Kalamazoo United Youth Football Association to join the National Police Athletic Activities League.   

The owner of a Grand Rapids day care is accused of over-billing the state for nearly 180-thousand dollars. Police say Janice Rhodes billed the state for care she didn't provide over the course of ten years.   

The Fisher Building in the New Center area of Detroit will be the new home of the United Way for Southeastern Michigan. The organization announced the move from their current local in the First National Building.   

The city of Flint says Ice Mountain will continue to supply bottled water to Flint help centers for the remainder of 2018. City officials, including Mayor Karen Weaver, announced the agreement in a news release. 

Workers in Downtown Lansing and Old Town, will soon have more lunch options. CATA announced a new, free bus service connecting the two neighborhoods. City leaders are hoping the new service will help bolster downtown and Old Town businesses. 

Northern community leaders are talking about ways to revitalize downtown areas along US-131. More than a dozen businesses, residents, and other community leaders came to the Regional Downtown Summit at the All Seasons Hotel & Resort in Kalkaska. 

An Ypsilanti man is being charged in connection with breaking windows. Winston Quincy is accused of breaking windows at the QLINE Adelaide and Montcalm stations, as well as at Comerica Park, with a sledgehammer.
Michigan is planning to build a new veterans home on the site of a former military housing complex in Macomb County. The state has purchased the Sebille Manor site in Chesterfield Township from the U.S. Defense Department for 820-thousand-dollars.  

Bill Schuette
is choosing Lisa Lyons as his running mate in the race for governor.

The Grand Rapids Art Museum is launching a new program for low-income families. Residents who are EBT recipients now get free admission for up to four visitors, as part of the Museum for All Initiative.

Thieves made off with several new vehicles from a parking lot near the Fiat-Chrysler Jefferson North Assembly plant. Investigators say the fence was damaged as the suspects took brand new Dodge Durango SUV's.

BA star and Flint native Kyle Kuzma held a free camp for 300 Flint-area youngsters at Powers Catholic High School. Kuzma's three-day camp divided the participants into two groups for two-hour sessions of basketball instruction.

Blighted properties in downtown East Lansing are one step closer to redevelopment. The East Lansing City Council approved a site plan for the $105 million Park District project. The plan still needs to clean additional reviews by the city.

A man pleaded guilty to charges connected to a crash between a horse-drawn buggy and truck that killed three children in Montcalm County. It happened October 2017. Wednesday Brandon King was charged, and pleaded guilty to misdemeanor moving violation charges.

Michigan Medicine hospitals are among the top in the nation according the U.S. News and World Reports most recent study. For the 2018-2019 rankings, Michigan Medicine came in at number five nationally.

The lawyer for former Fiat Chrysler executive Alphons Iacobelli claims more executives at the automaker knew about plans to get a favorable contract with United Auto Workers Union. Iacobelli, is facing an eight-year sentence after pleading guilty to violating the Labor Management Relations Act.

Western Michigan University has named an interim president for its Cooley Law School. Jeffrey Martlew will assume the role next month. He takes over for Don LeDuc, who's retiring.

Police are identifying a man killed in a weekend motorcycle crash. 24-year-old Matthew Rodriguez was riding on Burton Street Southwest when he lost control of his motorcycle, hit a curb and flew into a telephone pole.

The Detroit Lions are following the same path as the Atlanta Falcons by offering discounted prices for food and beverages. The changes were made based on feedback from fans to provide a better game day experience.

An old bank building will soon be home to a new hotel, one of the many projects changing the landscape of downtown Flint. Millions of dollars are being spent on the economic development of downtown Flint.

A Circuit Court judge will not grant former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics physician Larry Nassar a new sentencing hearing. Nassar and his attorneys asked for Judge Rosemarie Aquilina to be disqualified, claiming she had a bias.

The Michigan Department of Corrections plans to close the Ojibway Correctional Facility in the western Upper Peninsula. The agency's director made the announcement, to meet a cut of more than $19 million in the prison budget.

A software company is explaining a delay in website results after the primary election in Wayne County. Officials from both the county and the software company say the delay was caused by receiving more data than expected.

The drinking water in Van Buren County is being tested for free this week. Officials say private water systems are being screened for nitrates. The testing is open to any resident on a non-municipal systems, but only 150 tests will be performed.

Authorities say a furnace at the U.S. Steel plant on Zug Island in River Rouge exploded and caused injuries to 15 people. The company says a dust catcher in a blast furnace appears to be the origin of the explosion.

An opening date is announced for the new Bridge Street Market in Grand Rapids. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. on August 29th. The store is described as an "urban neighborhood grocery store" and is part of the Meijer chain of stores.

A Lynn man suspected of hit and run appeared in court. Police say 40-year-old Michael McNabney turned himself in after allegedly running into a man in Harper Woods and leaving the scene last week.

The man charged in the stabbing of a Flint Bishop Airport police officer wants his trial moved to Detroit. Amor M. Ftouhi's attorney filed the motion that argues publicity in the case and the smaller size of the jury pool in Flint won't allow for an impartial trial.

A crash involving a semi truck and a pickup closed part of a major thoroughfare. No one was injured in the crash, which happened at the intersection of Canal and Lansing roads, near the Michigan State Police Academy.

A northern Michigan school district will be receiving a grant to make sure they have safe drinking water. Congressman Dan Kildee announced the Oscoda Area Schools will receive a $50,000 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

A Wayne County Circuit Court is dismissing the Moroun family's attempt to block the Gordie Howe International Bridge. The Moroun family owns 20 parcels of land in Detroit's Delray district which are among the final ones needed for the project.

A petition asking for LeBron James to replace Holland native Betsy DeVosas U.S. Education Secretary is gathering thousands of signatures. More than 22-thousand people had signed the document on the Care2 petition website.

A Wyoming woman is celebrating her 100th birthday with a new member of the family. Anna Marie Beaty and her great great grandson were born on July 26th. Beaty's father, daughter and another great grandson were all born on the same day, November 30th.

A pregnant mother, 28-year-old Nancy Orozco, was killed in a two-vehicle rollover crash in Grand Rapids. Police say a vehicle going east on 3rd Street ran a stop sign and hit Orozco's vehicle, the baby boy died at an area hospital.

A new three-year agreement to keep the Detroit Grand Prix on Belle Isle has been reached. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced the race will be on the island for the next three years with an option for two additional years.

The Lear Corporation held a grand opening, taking media, employees, their families, and       community leaders on a tour of its 156,000-square- foot manufacturing facility at 902 E. Hamilton Ave. in Flint.

A police chase that began in Eaton County ended in Lansing. Deputies say the man, who has not been identified, was reportedly wanted for retail fraud at Kohl's store.

The Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy is making a push to raise a total of $71 million to protect more parcels of land in Northern Michigan. The conservancy has raised $53 million so far.

Updated at 4:54pm 8/2/18

The team at the Detroit Medical Center saved a Michigan man's life after he was bit by his pet cobra. The hospital went on a national search to find an anti-venom, after the man was suffering from nausea, vomiting, and eventually paralysis from the bite.  

Battle Creek police are searching for the suspect who stole an SUV with two children in the back seat. The incident at the Citgo on Capital and McKinley Avenues. The suspect ditched the vehicle blocks away. The children were safe. 

Kent County Zoo is revealing the name of their new baby giraffe. Over three-thousand people voted to name the three-week-old giraffe at Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park, Toskey 

The Grand Rapids City Commission originally planned to appoint its next city manager at a later date. Instead, city leaders have already made their decision. The commission voted 6-1 to appoint Mark Washington.  

A carjacking attempt in Detroit led to the arrest of one of the suspects. Michigan State Police troopers were on patrol near Seven Mile Road and Fenmore when they saw the crime in progress.  

If you heard the emergency warning sirens blaring Tuesday night in the area of Mott Community College, it wasn't on purpose. Genesee County 911 is reporting sirens went off shortly before 6:30 p.m., as well as later in the evening, after the siren system was hacked. 

Law enforcement officials are investigating a home invasion that was reported near Ironton. A homeowner on Ross Lane was confronted in the home by the suspect, who then fled into the woods wearing all black and a ski mask. 

An official appointed by Michigan State University's interim President John Engler is taking a medical leave of absence. Carol Viventi, vice president and special council to the president, has been hospitalized after suffering from a stroke.  

Officials have begun distributing water in Kalamazoo County. After Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley declared a state of emergency over PFAS-contaminated water in Parchment and Cooper Township.   

The race to replace former U.S. Congressman John Conyers of Detroit appears to be down to three candidates. A new poll, finds current Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones, former State Representative Rashida Talib and Westland Mayor Bill Wild all within percentage points of each other.  

Grand Rapids Public Schools are holding several back to school celebrations this year. This year, several ice cream socials at different locations throughout the city will replace the lone event.  

The Imaginarium Agency is bringing the love of comic books to Detroit. Comic Con will hold its first-ever show at the Cobo Center August 17th to 19th. The event will bring celebrity guests, comic books and their creators, toys, artwork and apparel.   

A $1 million purchase offer has been submitted to Flint Community Schools for the former Flint Northern High School property. The nonprofit Universal Kidney Foundation submitted the offer to district officials last week. 

At least 10 people have been charged in connection with a months-long string of home invasions, burglaries and other crimes last year in Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties. Ingham County Sheriff's officials said the investigation spanned nearly 18 months. 

Areas in Houghton, Alger and Manistee counties will be seeing some major funding. The USDA Rural Development is investing in four water infrastructure projects, two in Houghton County, which was hit by major flash flooding over Father's Day. 

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is open to keeping the Gran Prix on Belle Isle. A news release listed the benefits to the park, limited impact to natural resources and the historical significance as reasons to keep the race.   

A Michigan doctor shines a light on what everyone needs to know about protecting themselves from UV rays: Dr. Jaimie Hope with Michigan's Beaumont Hospitals says there are two kinds of UV rays, UVA and UVB, and both kinds can contribute to skin cancer.  

A man was shot Sunday morning after a road rage chase through Grand Rapids became violent, according to the Grand Rapids Police Department. The victim was shot once in the arm and was treated at an area hospital with non-life threatening injures.  

A wall of water flooded Canfield Street in Detroit's Midtown district after a massive water main break.  

Flint's new Administrative Hearings Bureau, the department responsible for preventing and eliminating blight, has had 155 hearings and collected $4,000 from blight violators in just a few weeks. 

The Lansing Police Department is investigating an incident where three people ended up with gunshot wounds. Police said there was a party being thrown on the corner of Spring and River Street. All three had non-life threatening injuries. 

A Montmorency County man is dead after he was thrown from his motorcycle. Michigan State Police say Cass Morgan of Atlanta was riding on County Road 487 at around 7:30 Saturday night with two other motorcyclists.

Updated at 11:15pm 7/28/18

Vacated Holcomb Elementary School in Detroit is set to be turned into a senior cooperative housing community. The six-million-dollar project will include walking paths and parks on five-and-a-half acres.

Thousands of motorcycles made their way through Muskegon for a couple of rallies. Rebel Road kicked off downtown to raise funds for the Child Abuse Council of Muskegon County.

Heavy rainfall over Lake Superior in the last month has sent 2.75 trillion gallons of additional water into the largest of our Great Lakes. This year, it rose by 5 inches according to the National Weather Service in Marquette.

A $300,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is being used to clean up and demolish the Red Lion. A five-story development will feature the North restaurant and 44 residential living units. 

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is awarding the Detroit Crime Commission a 60-thousand-dollar grant. Funding will be used to help provide intelligence support to the Detroit Police Department. 

The restaurant chain owned by actors Mark and Donnie Wahlberg have selected a vacant 3,912-square-foot storefront in the Outdoor Village at Genesee Valley Center in Flint Township for its new location.

Volunteers from the Home Depot are pitching in to help build a monument of a retired U.S. Coast Guard Helicopter at Grandview Parkway that commemorates the Coast Guard in Traverse City.  

Kent County is placing a new hotel tax on Air-b-n-b's. The tax increase goes into effect August 1st, but the county will still oversee calculating occupancy taxes.   

Battle Creek police are investigating after the attempted abduction of a 15-year-old girl. She was in front of her home when a driver pulled up, asked for directions, then threw her in the car. She was able to escape the SUV.

A proposal on the November ballot regarding the boundaries of Michigan's legislative districts is under review by the Michigan Supreme Court. The measure calls for a 13-member independent panel to draw up the districts.

Grand Rapids Public Schools Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal is recommending the district board transfer its center-based special education programs to the Kent Intermediate School District July 1, 2019.     

Nineteen dogs are receiving treatment after Detroit Police and the Michigan Humane Society raided a home on the city's east side. Five animals were removed from the outside of the property, while 14 were inside.   

Ben Carson presented Flint with a $30 million grant at Flint City Hall. The grant is part of a $300 million plan to redevelop parts of Flint's south side.

Lansing's annual Taste of Downtown, scheduled for July 21st, was postponed. The ninth annual event will take place Saturday, Sept. 8 from 3:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the 100 south block of Washington Square in downtown Lansing. 

MSP troopers were geared up in body armor and protective masks outside vacant buildings in the Grand Traverse Commons. Michigan State Police were training for potential active shooter situations. 

Police say they're searching for ten men in connection to multiple attempted smash-and-grabs in Detroit. Dozens of smash-and-grabs have been reported across Detroit so far this summer.   

A Walker woman and two children are in serious condition after their pickup truck was hit by a semi. The crash occurred near Wilson Avenue and Leonard Street. 

A new program has been launched in Michigan to dispose of unused prescription medication. Select Walgreen's locations in the state will have kiosks set up where unwanted and potentially dangerous drugs can be turned in.   

Grand Rapids city officials say they will not merge 9-1-1 services with Kent County. The idea was being considered to save money, but officials say it would be at least a decade before they see the results.   

Construction on the Gordie Howe International Bridge is underway. The ceremonial groundbreaking took place on Detroit's west side and advance construction efforts have started.  

Flint's Mayor Karen Weaver and HUD Secretary Ben Carson said LEAR is expected to have its grand opening next month. At full capacity, the new facility is expected to employ 600 workers.

Operation Backpack is underway in Lansing. Backpacks and school supplies can be dropped off from now until August 13. Items can be dropped off at St. Vincent Catholic Charities 2800 Willow St. in Lansing.

Cherry Capital Airport in Northern Michigan was given a $1.47 million grant as part of $659.8 million in airport infrastructure grants given to airports across the county by the Federal Aviation Administration. 

A police chase that started in Warren ended with two people under arrest in Detroit. Police tried to stop two suspicious vehicles, but the drivers sped off. Police are looking for the third suspect involved in the chase.  

Ann Arbor's city administration recommended putting $5,000 toward developing a gypsy moth communications plan to let residents know what they can do about the caterpillars eating their way through trees in the city. 

A city-owned surface parking lot in downtown Kalamazoo has been sold to make way for private development. The City Commission approved a purchase agreement with Catalyst Development Co. LLC.   

Grand Rapids travelers will be able to fly directly to Florida this winter. Gerald R. Ford International Airport officials announced that American Airlines will offer direct flights to Miami starting December 19th.   

Detroit Police are investigating a fatal semi accident near the Ambassador Bridge. The accident happened along Fort Street. Medics rushed the driver to an area hospital, but he was pronounced deceased.   

Genesee County's Metro Police Authority Camp 911 for kids was held at Swartz Creek United Methodist Church. The camp taught kids about stranger danger, water and boating safety, first aid and learning when to call 911. 

The 2018 Michigan Dairy Expo was held at the MSU Pavilion in East Lansing. The event included cattle showings, auctions, and a dairy quiz bowl contest.  

The Heart & Vascular Center at a northern Michigan hospital has a new name. McLaren Northern Michigan dedicated and named the center in honor of Robert W. Considine. 

Toxic compounds are being discharged from industrial sites into the Kalamazoo River through the city of Kalamazoo's wastewater system. 30 sites in 15 communities across Michigan have confirmed PFAS contamination. 

Michigan State University will name Bill Beekman as permanent athletic director. Beekman has served as the interim athletic director since February when Mark Hollis retired.  

Firefighters from around the state headed to Jackson to learn how to save people from farm accidents, like being trapped in or under farming equipment. They say many firefighters have never been on a farm, so it's a vital skill to learn. 

Grand Rapids celebrated the 105th birthday of President Gerald R. Ford. A sculpture of Betty Ford was unveiled in front of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum by the Ford and Secchia families.

A female chimpanzee was born at the Detroit Zoo in time to celebrate the first World Chimpanzee Day. The new baby's name is Jane, after esteemed English primatologist and anthropologist Dr. Jane Goodall.  

A deadly crash closed both northbound and southbound traffic on Dort Highway in Genesee Township for several hours. The Genesee Township Police Department said one person was killed and another was injured.  

Lansing residents and businesses at Washington and South were asked to evacuate the area by Lansing Police due to a gas leak. Emergency crews were able to fix the problem. 

NASA has teamed up with a Michigan university and installed equipment on a Lake Superior island to measure Earth's radiation. Northern Michigan says work with NASA could expand if the island proves effective.

Updated 6:29pm 7/13/18

Holland police are searching for two suspects in connection to an armed robbery Thursday morning. The CVS near Douglas and River Avenues was targeted by two men, each holding a handgun.

Hot, dry conditions across Michigan have prompted the Department of Natural Resources to issue a warning about fire danger. Residents should take precautions to prevent starting fires, such as waiting to burn debris.

A new roundabout in Grand Blanc Township is open for drivers to circle around. The new traffic circle with a $796,000 price tag opened at Hill and Belsay roads, more than two weeks ahead of the estimated completion date.  

Grand Rapids Community college is launching a new program to address the city's shortage of nurses. The school is partnering with the Boys and Girls Club of Grand Rapids to get high school students interested in healthcare professions.   

Dozens of prospective entrepreneurs and small-business owners gathered at the Northwest Activities Center in Detroit, to take advantage of the resources offered at the Small Business Empowerment Fair. 

U.S. Senate candidate Sandy Pensler of Michigan is committing $500,000 toward tech billionaire Elon Musk's pledge to bring clean water to Flint homes with water-quality issues. 

The Ingham County Law and Courts passed a motion to recommend the suspension of Animal Control Director John Dinon and Deputy Director Anne Burns during the investigation into the shelter. 

The Cherry Harvest in northern Michigan has started. Cherry growers and researchers say that while the weather this year has led to smaller cherries, the cherry crop is still good. 

Madison Heights residents are protesting a new subdivision at the former site of Monroe Elementary. Concerns have risen about how the deal for the land was reached.   

Police are investigating a fatal crash near Gerald R. Ford International Airport. A 25-year-old woman from Grand Rapids was killed following the two-vehicle collision near 52nd Street and Patterson Avenue.

Calhoun County Sheriff's deputies were called to a Days Inn in Albion where they say a man sprayed a fire extinguisher in the hallways then used it to hit vehicles in the parking lot.

Spectrum Health is extending its reach with plans to integrate with Lakeland Health in Grand Rapids. Lakeland’s oversight, investment considerations and philanthropic efforts would all remain locally controlled.

An investigation is underway after an unidentified body was found in a burned-up house in Detroit. The landlord who owns the property went to check on it and discovered the house had been set on fire.  

The City of Flint is warning residents that individuals are impersonating employees hired to fix and replace lead service lines. Residents are not responsible for any cost related to pipe replacement.

East Lansing's Center City District project is closing many roads and sidewalks, drastically decreasing the amount of foot traffic to businesses. Mayor Mark Meadows has been hearing the complaints and says he wants to help.

The Leelanau County Road Commission removed a bear from the road. The young, female bear was hit and killed by a vehicle on M-22 near Basch Road. 

Shiawassee County fire officials had their hands full with two major blazes. An historic downtown Corunna building was a total loss, and more than a mile of land was scorched in a swamp grass fire near Bancroft. 

Firefighters in Highland Park say three adults and three children were able to escape a house fire on Tuxedo Street. When crews arrived, flames were shooting through the roof of the home.  

A morning accident in Southfield claimed the lives of two women. Police say a 20-year-old man driving on the Northwestern Highway Service Drive lost control of the vehicle approaching Berg Road and hit a tree.  

A new scam targeting consumers text messages in Michigan has prompted a warning from Attorney General Bill Schuette. The scam is called "smishing" where the text message appears to be from a familiar source and asks for personal information.   

An intersection in downtown Grand Rapids will be closed for construction. The intersection of Michigan Street and Monroe Avenue NW is scheduled to receive concrete repairs. 

More than eleven-million dollars will be supporting Detroit's youth. Mayor Mike Duggan said eight thousand people ages 14 to 24 will receive six weeks of on-the-job training and experience as a part of Grow Detroit's Young Talent.   

ELGA Credit Union will locate its newest branch in downtown Flint. The nonprofit Uptown Reinvestment Corporation owns the building. The location will be leased by ELGA Credit Union and will open by late 2018 or early 2019. 

The Arts Council of Greater Lansing and The Capital Region Community Foundation are looking for a sculpture for the roundabout at Washington Square in downtown Lansing. You have until July 23 to submit a proposal. 

Plans for the new Peninsula Community Library in Grand Traverse County are finished. Two million dollars has been raised for the project. The new library will be 5,600 hundred square feet and include several new amenities. 

Police are searching for a suspect who stole a safe from a pharmacy in Sterling Heights. The safe was tracked to a black pickup truck. Anyone with information is asked to call police.

Michigan's Department of Health and Human Services will be providing Macomb County with funding for substance abuse prevention programs. The Macomb County Community Mental Health announced it would be receiving one point three million dollars.

Michigan regulators have expanded the list of conditions approved for treatment by medical marijuana. The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has added 11 medical conditions.  

Grand Rapids city officials will pick one resident to fill the Third Ward city commission seat by vote on July 31.

An arson squad is investigating a house fire on Detroit's east side. The blaze erupted at a duplex on 8 Mile Road near Kelly. Emergency crews say they found a man inside and pulled him from the flames.  

The Flint Police Department is making its lobby available for people meeting to complete internet-based sale transactions. People buying or selling merchandise from someone they don't know can exchange the products in front of Flint police.

A group held a protest outside Lansing City Hall prior to the recent city council meeting. The group, organized by the Waterfront Grill, is upset over the city’s plans to close the Lansing City Market and Waterfront Grill. 

City of Clare officials are warning residents to boil their water before use after an elevated level of coliform was found in the city's water system. The Boil Water Notice applies to the northwestern and northern areas.

Michigan state park officers say they should be allowed guns and bulletproof vests to handle unruly visitors. The Michigan State Employees Association says officers are in an unsafe work environment due to a lack of training and equipment.  

Michigan State Police are retiring the traditional campaign-style hats troopers have worn for the past two years. MSP announced Sunday that it's going back to the garrison hat as part of its official uniform.  

Investigators say welding may have sparked the fire that struck a boat that once carried passengers to an island amusement park on the Detroit River. The SS Ste. Claire caught fire this weekend while docked at a marina east of downtown Detroit.  

A bearded dragon believed dead in a fire at a Grand Rapids home this weekend is alive. GRFD Battalion Chief Nancy Boss said the fire started in a room where the pet dragon lived. The bearded dragon was later found under a bed. 

Detroit police are investigating an assault in a downtown parking lot that left a 28-year-old man in critical condition. in the Park Rite lot at Brush and East Lafayette. 

Flint is receiving a $30 million federal grant to pay for replacement of the Atherton East public housing complex. The grant is part of a plan for developing parts of Flint's south side that would leverage $270 million worth of investment. 

Bay Harbor celebrated the grand opening of its brand new state-of-the-art performance venue. The Great Lakes Center for the Arts gives the Petoskey area a professional theater. 

Updated 8:16am 7/2/18

Residents of Detroit with non-violent felony records were given the chance to start fresh in the workforce with Project Clean Slate held at the Wayne County Community College District recently.

Muskegon is moving forward on a 24-million-dollar project to upgrade the city's sewage system. City officials unanimously approved the plan. Each year for five years the rate will increase by three-percent to pay off the project.   

An accident involving a semi is under investigation by Michigan State Police. The driver of the vehicle was traveling on I-275 near Plymouth Road when he lost control of the truck. The driver was able to escape serious injury.  

Children in a Grand Rapids neighborhood on the corner of Prospect Avenue and Burton Street, have a new basketball hoop thanks to the GRPD and a national campaign. Officers helped the kids break in the brand-new hoop.   

Detroit is searching for a developer to transform a vacant parcel of land near the Michigan Central Station into a mixed-use housing development. They plan is to select a developer by September and begin construction by 2019.   

The Flint Police Department is joining the private donors who provided bulletproof vests to begin distributing them.  Flint Police Chief Tim Johnson has estimated the cost of outfitting 110 officers and detectives with vests at well over $1 million. 

Lansing mayor Andy Schor released a statement on the findings from a fire investigation report on the fire at the LaRoy Froh Townshouses. Schor said that code inspections would not have prevented the fire since the fire was in the wall. 

The annual Waterways Festival was held over the weekend in Cheboygan. The festival celebrates the area's extensive inland waterways and coastline. 

The Board of Trustees at Michigan State University are laying out their timeline to find a permanent president for the school. The new MSU president will be announced in June of 2019.

Michigan officials are looking for accomplished motorcyclists who could teach others to ride. Secretary of State Ruth Johnson says safety class instructors play essential roles in the Michigan Rider Education Program. 

State Treasurer Nick Khouri says that for the first time in 18 years no Michigan city or public-school district is under financial oversight through an emergency manager. Highland Park's school district is the most recent to return to local control. 

In an effort to build better relationships with community members, the GRPD is sending officers to visit schools and playgrounds. They held their first "Speed of Trust" seminars recently.  

The City of Detroit is going after an apartment complex in Southwest Detroit. The city is filing a nuisance-abatement lawsuit. Detroit police Cmdr. Whitney Walton said the apartment complex is a hot spot for crime. 

A young girl is recovering after she was hit by a car in Flint. It happened in the 1600 block of Stone Street. The young girl was taken to the hospital, but she's expected to be OK. 

This week Lansing’s City Council introduced a proposal to repeal part of an ordinance that designates the current site of the City Market in Riverfront Park along the Grand River as its permanent location.  

Driverless vehicles have made their debut in Detroit. May Mobility based in Ann Arbor teamed up with property management company Bedrock. This is the first autonomous vehicle fleet to be driven on public roads in the state.   

Monitor Township is halting consideration of wind turbine projects. 400 residents complained over noise, health concerns, wildlife damage and impact to property values at the township's Board of Trustees meeting this week.  

The state is funneling $100 million this fall into Michigan's public high schools to train students for high-demand jobs over the next five years. Gov. Rick Snyder signed his workforce development Marshall Plan for Talent into law Tuesday. 

Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids has been included in the 2018 Best Children’s Hospital rankings by the U.S. News & World Report. The US News ranks the top 50 pediatric facilities across the U.S. 

Passengers and crew on board a United Airlines flight are safe after the plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Detroit. A mechanical issue forced the plane to land as a precaution.   

There are plans to turn the old Coolidge Elementary School in Flint into apartments and a business space. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation approved a $1 million grant for the project of 54 mixed-income apartments.  

The company Loc Performance Products will receive a $7 million-dollar grant from the Michigan Strategic Fund and plan to invest $100 million into the area. The grant will help create hundreds of new jobs.  

Road damage done by flooding in the western Upper Peninsula could end up costing 80 million dollars to fix. The Michigan Department of Transportation says 50 to 60 spots need to be repaired on county roads.   

Consumers Energy has plans to bring more wind turbines to Michigan. The Jackson-based company announced a new wind energy park in Gratiot County. 

Members of Congress from Michigan will support state requests for federal disaster aid in the wake of flooding in the Upper Peninsula. Democratic Sens. Debbie Stabenow, Gary Peters and Republican Rep. Jack Bergman offered to help Gov. Rick Snyder. 

K9 Luca at the Allegan County Sheriff's Office has received a bullet and stab protective vest donated by a non-profit organization, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest was sponsored by Sharon Peters of Gross Pointe Shores.  

West Michigan will get an opportunity to weigh in on the future of transportation, as Ford brings its City of Tomorrow Challenge to Grand Rapids.  

The Detroit Public Schools Community District wants to create career academies at all its high schools. Superintendent Nikolai Vitti developed a three-year plan and presented it to the Board of Education. 

The Lansing City Council announced a resolution saying they have "no confidence" in the Lansing Housing Commission Board of Commissioners. The Council will revisit the "no confidence" resolution July 9th. 

Hundreds of Cherryland Electric customers in Grand Traverse County were without power because of an issue with their SC1 feeder. 800 people were affected. 

A hot air balloon crashed into powerlines and landed in a lake during Howell’s Michigan Balloon Challenge. A witness says the man was rescued by fishermen on Thompson Lake.  

After its largest rescue in history of 108 animals, the Humane Society of Huron Valley encouraged people seeking animal companions to adopt from their facility.  

The University of Michigan has negotiated a proposal that would raise the pay of 1,700 lecturers at their three campuses. The plan comes after bargaining sessions and backlash after the lecturer's union contract expired in April.  

Fire officials say kayakers had to be rescued on the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids The two women were taken to the hospital as a precaution after they were rescued.  

A small plane crashed at City Airport on Detroit's east side. The crash occurred at Milton Avenue near Eldon. The financially troubled east-side airport is about five miles from downtown Detroit.  

Genesee County teens are encouraged to register for this summer's TeenQuest program. It's designed to teach teens how to navigate today's competitive job market. The 4-week course kicks off July 9th in Flint. 

Michigan State Police were on scene of a car that crashed into a pond. The crash happened on Mount Hope Road just west of Farm Lane Road in Lansing. Police said the driver and no one else was hurt. 

Highland Copper Company Inc. has announced the results of their 8-month feasibility study for its copper mine project in Gogebic County. The study shows initial capital cost of the project will be $275 million. 

Updated 12:06pm 6/24/18

A development company is buying the Eloise Psychiatric Hospital complex in Westland from Wayne County for one dollar. It's to be redeveloped into affordable housing for senior citizens along with emergency housing.

A Battle Creek based cereal company is being sued. The Kellogg Company recalled Honey Smacks products last week, after reporting possible salmonella contaminations.   

A plan that would end gerrymandering in Michigan and set up an independent commission to draw district lines will be on the November ballot. The Michigan Supreme Court must make a ruling on an appeal. 

East Grand Rapids Public Schools have a new superintendent. The city's board of education selected Dr. Heidi Kattula from Oakland, Michigan. She will start her position August 1st.   

The Detroit Regional Chamber announced Thursday they are backing Republican Brian Calley and Democrat Gretchen Whitmer in their respective Michigan gubernatorial primaries and U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow’s bid for re-election.  

Three years after a fire, the Whaley Historic House Museum in Flint is ready to welcome the public this Sunday. The Whaley Historical House Association has been able to cover upwards of $2 million dollars in damages. 

Residents at Independence Village in East Lansing held a bake sale for friends and family to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association on the longest daylight day of the year.  

District Health Department #10 is warning people not to swallow the foam they may see in Grayling's Lake Margrethe. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality confirmed a harmful substance in the foam. 

Members of the Ann Arbor community participated in an event called The Longest Day, honoring those who have been impacted by Alzheimer's disease. June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness month. 

Ottawa County medical teams are no longer struggling to find tissue donors. In the last eight months, 16 new tissue donors signed up. If the rate of increase continues, Gift of Life projects over 200 donors could be enrolled in the program by 2025.  

The SMART bus system may be expanding to serve residents in Novi. Mayor Bob Gatt and officials with the transportation service will make a joint presentation to the City Council as soon as next month.   

Grand Rapids officials say they’re switching their parking app service from ParkMobile to Motu. Motu allows drivers to monitor their parking meter sessions, view payment history and receive email receipts.  

Bikes For Books is a program rewarding students for reading books by giving them bicycles to call their own. The focus of the project is on refugees who call Metro-Detroit home.  

A celebration took place at the Genesee Community Health Center. The public was able to check out the newly remodeled health center in Flint. A dedicated ribbon cutting kicked off the celebration. 

Michigan gun owners and advocates held a rally in Lansing. Event organizers say the purpose was to show support of the 2nd Amendment and allow citizens to meet with state lawmakers to discuss gun rights issues. 

Scientists are studying water bodies in the area of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in the Upper Peninsula to determine what kind of fish live there. They’ll be in Grand Sable Lake, Chapel Lake, Beaver Lake, and more.  

Eastern Michigan University is being slapped with a lawsuit for eliminating the school's softball and women's tennis programs. The elimination was part of the budget cuts made by the university.  

Fire and HAZMAT crews were on the scene after responding to reports of a chemical fire in Livonia. Hughes Electronics went up in flames. Witnesses said smoke was pouring out of the building.  

Kalamazoo, Calhoun and Branch counties are considering joining a statewide lawsuit against major pharmaceutical companies. The mission is to hold pharmacies and drug distributors accountable for the opioid epidemic.  

A corridor in Grand Rapids was shut down after a semi-truck took out several utility poles.  

The Michigan Central Station in Detroit will be redeveloped by Ford Motor Company and may include a historic piece stolen years ago. A large clock taken from the facility after it closed years ago has been returned.  

80s in the Hole RiverFest returned to the hill at Flint and Kettering University's Atwood Stadium; a family friendly event including food trucks, an 80s themed car show and more. 

The Michigan Humane Society is conducting the investigation of five dogs that were seized in a dog fighting ring in 2017. The Ingham County Animal shelter is believed to have contributed to the problem.  

The Traverse City Board of Commissioners has approved $25,000 for the Destination Downtown Pilot Program. The program would allow employees to get free transportation to and from work.  

Cadillac is investing 175 million dollars into the Lansing Grand River plant to prepare for an overhaul in the luxury brand's sedan lineup. The investment is part of the plan to boost the brand's sales in North America.  

Governor Rick Snyder is promising President Trump $50 million for a second lock to accommodate 1,000-foot freighters that haul bulk cargo between Lake Superior and the other Great Lakes if the federal government takes the lead. 

Governor Rick Snyder has issued disaster declarations for two counties in the state's Upper Peninsula that suffered flood damage. This allows Snyder to make all state resources available in cooperation with local response and recovery efforts.  

Former defense secretary and CIA director, Robert Gates, was in Grand Rapids. He was the featured speaker at the Economic Club of Grand Rapids' annual dinner held at the DeVos Place. 

Techstars Startup Week Detroit returned to the city offering entrepreneurs and hopefuls hundreds of learning opportunities.  

Swartz Creek Community Schools is offering free breakfast and lunch to children and teens Monday through Thursday thanks to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Summer Food Service program. 

Business owners in Traverse City are asking the Downtown Development Authority to expand its district boundaries. The CEO of the DDA is looking into the pros and cons of expanding the DDA's district.  

City of Battle Creek officials are testing samples from 50 sites in Battle Creek and surrounding municipalities after elevated levels of manganese were found in Battle Creek and Springfield.   

A black bear was spotted in the residential yards and streets of Coopersville. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources have been working to learn of the bear’s exact location.  

Democrats vying for Michigan governor head into the final two months of their primary fight with several new policy initiatives.  

The Grand River Water Festival was held at Riverside Park in Grand Rapids. Bruce Ling is the founder of the event and explained that it's a music-driven environmental festival focusing on education and music.  

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Michigan Ear Institute have teamed up to bring the installation of a new Bluetooth hearing assistance system to Orchestra Hall. It's called Sennheiser Mobile Connect.  

Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad in Flint opened their door for science enthusiasts to inspire people's interest in science and technology for Science Day 2018.  

Buck Buckerson Foundation members gathered at Full Throttle Motorsports in Lansing to educate the public about what to be aware of when driving near a motorcycle. 

A Flash Flood Emergency from storms moving across Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, washed out several roads in the Houghton and Hancock areas and created dozens of sinkholes across the Keweenaw Peninsula.
Updated at 9:54pm 6/11/18

Detroit may be getting a new criminal justice complex as the Wayne County Commission has approved a proposal. The commission has signed off on businessman Dan Gilbert's plan to build a half-a-billion-dollar facility.
Transportation officials are working to prevent more damage to the troublesome 110th Street Bridge. The bridge in Byron Township, just south of Grand Rapids, has been hit ten times over the last 15 months.

Legislation that would require able-bodied adults in Michigan's Medicaid expansion program to meet work or job-related requirements was passed by Gov. Rick Snyder.

The Grand Rapids pools and splash pads are open. City officials and Parks and Recreation representatives were at Richmond Park Pool to kick off “Jump into Summer.”

The proposed expansion of a hazardous waste possessing plant in Detroit will likely be approved by the state. US Ecology operates the plant on Georgia Street near I-94 and wants to enlarge their storage capacity.

Thirty-two-year-old Bruce Cayton has been arraigned on multiple charges in connection to a dog fighting operation in Flint. Charges include animal fighting, animal abandonment/cruelty and possession of animal fighting equipment.

A mother and her son were killed in a fire at LaRoy Froh Townhomes in Lansing. Lansing Fire Department received a call about a structure fire, when they arrived they were met with heavy smoke and flames.

The first ever Space Forum in Michigan happened at the Parsons Stulen building on Northwestern Michigan College's Aeropark Campus in Traverse City. The event was put together by Atlas Space Operations.

A new Girl Scout facility in Southeastern Michigan is open for business. The building brings the outdoors inside to the work environment, and is meant to be used as a gathering and meeting space.  

Grand Rapids city officials want to take extra measures to protect renters. The city commission is proposing a 50-dollar fine for landlords or leasing companies who maliciously fail to return application fees.

Thirteen Oakland County police departments are joining the Hope Not Handcuffs program. The program is a collaborative effort between law enforcement and other organizations such as Families Against Narcotics.

The Grand Rapids Police chief is asking the city for additional funding to hire up to a dozen officers so they can better balance all their duties. The department has lost 23-percent of sworn officers since 2002.

Detroit firefighters battled a fire that damaged three homes early Wednesday morning June 6th. The fire originated in a vacant home on Chopin Street near I-94 and spread to the homes next door.

Flint is trying to clean up its appearance with two programs announced by Mayor Karen Weaver. A new Blight Hearings Bureau working out of City Hall will be helping clean up abandoned and poorly maintained properties in the city.

"The Grand Experience" was kicked off Wednesday afternoon on the Lansing River Trail in Lansing. The Experience brings activities for residents to enjoy along the riverfront like food vendors and local musicians.

A boat launch on Mullett Lake is closed for two weeks. The Department of Natural Resources will be redoing the older, cement at the ramp next to the Mullett Lake Marina.

The federal government is awarding Macomb County 97 million dollars in funding to make upgrades to Mound Road. An announcement was made by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow's office.  

Michigan State Police are investigating two separate accidents involving Detroit Department of Transportation buses on I-94. Investigators say wet pavement and speed were factors in each crash.

Family and Children Services in Kalamazoo is looking for loving homes. The organization says there's a shortage of foster families but a surplus of children in need. They have over 200 children from Kalamazoo County.

A group of Grand Rapids residents are pushing for a new crosswalk on Bridge Street NW between the condos and Ah-Nab-Awen Park. They’ve written a letter to city commissioners in hopes their words reach the top.

Detroit Police are seeking assistance locating five suspects wanted for more than two dozen smash-and-grabs throughout the city. Police say the suspects have allegedly been involved in 25 breaking-and-entering incidents.

Two people were shot in a drive-by shooting, according to Flint police. The incident happened just before 8 p.m. Tuesday June 5th on Holbrook Avenue on the city’s north side. The victims were taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Four new signs designed by 8th grade science students at Traverse City West Middle School were unveiled along the Kids Creek Trail Tuesday. The signs feature original artwork from the students.

The Albert Kahn Building in Detroit’s midtown has been purchased by Lutz Real Estate Investments and Northern Equities Group. The new owners will turn the building into approximately 200 apartments.  

A year after the Ann Arbor City Council voted to sell a downtown property to a Chicago developer, the city and developer have finalized a purchase agreement.

Some lakes in Barry County are rising, causing headaches for dozens of homeowners who live along them. The problem is especially bad at Upper Crooked Lake and Lower Crooked Lake near Delton.

Workers covered a downtown Grand Rapids parking lot in blue paint in preparation for an annual outdoor movie series. 250 gallons of "cool blue" paint now cover the 55,000-square-foot lot off Monroe Avenue.

Homicide detectives are investigating after a 43-year-old man was found fatally shot at a home on Detroit's east side Monday morning.

Flint is in violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act, according to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. The MDEQ says deficiencies in Flint’s water system were discovered during an August 2017 sanitary survey.

Sixteen parks and recreation projects from Mid-Michigan will get a cut of $50 million in state funding that signed into law Monday. Nearly $95 million worth of spending on parks is planned.

A northern Michigan dam will be getting some upgrades this summer. Crews will be working on structural improvements on the Reedsburg Dam and surrounding areas in Missaukee County.

Environmentalist group Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation is challenging the state's decision to allow Nestle to pump more water out of the ground at its station near Evart.   

At least 15 people were arrested after West Michigan law enforcement busted an illegal rooster fighting ring in Hart Township, according to Michigan State Police.

The Inner City Christian Federation has plans to change the land on S. Division Avenue in Grand Rapids. The organization has asked the Grand Rapids Planning Commission to allow for a seven-story facility to house seniors.

A 25-year-old man tried to do the right thing on Detroit's west side by giving a ride to a man who appeared to be injured and in need of help. Police said he was shot in the back for his troubles. 

The amnesty program in Genesee County runs through June 29. It will forgive late fees for anyone with unpaid fines. Those interested in the program should go to the 67th District Court.

The color orange flooded the capitol steps in Lansing for National Gun Awareness Day. People gathered on the north lawn remembering those who have been affected by gun violence. 

Hundreds found a new two-wheeled ride in Traverse City Saturday. Recycle-A-Bicycle, a non-profit organization connected with TART Trails, hosted its 8th annual bike swap. 

Updated at 5:46pm 5/14/18

The NFL is reviewing the newly surfaced issue regarding Matt Patricia. A spokesman for the NFL said they will meet with the Lions to try to understand the allegations against Patricia and find out what the club knows.

General Motors is using a drone to help identify possible issues at their Tech Center in Warren. The automaker gave a short demonstration of the unmanned drone last week at the north end of the eleven-million square foot facility.   

The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety wants to expand its force. They're looking to add officers to the K9 unit, the SWAT team, and are hoping to hire detectives and drug investigators.

A new apartment complex is coming to Grand Rapids. "The Hendrik," named after the founder of Meijer stores Hendrik Meijer, is located on Bridge Street and Stocking Avenue.   

Henry Ford Health System will build a new medical center in Oakland County. New plans for a two-story, 83 thousand square foot facility were announced and located at the new mixed-use development the Village at Bloomfield.

The Burroughs Mansion, an English-style 23-room estate at 925 Avon St. in Flint, has mirrored the city around it. The home is set on the banks of Gilkey Creek and is currently on the market for $222,750.

Sparrow Hospital announced their nurse of the year. Destinee Griffin is a Nurse in the Labor and Delivery Unit. She has been with Sparrow for 6 years. The event was held during Nurses Week.  

Two Mason County women, Taya Wrightsman and Koreana Reid are facing armed robbery charges after police say they stole from a cash advance store near Ludington. It happened Wednesday afternoon in Pere Marquette Township. 

Bloomfield Hills and Southfield Schools will have the funds necessary to make building improvements and upgrade technology. Voters in each community approved tax issues on the ballot last Tuesday.   

Police are adding extra patrols along I-94 from West Michigan to Detroit all summer long. Michigan State Police officials say there was a seven-percent increase in the number of accidents on the freeway last year.   

Police are investigating a fatal crash in Cascade Township. The head-on crash involving a semi truck was reported just after 10:00am May 9th at Cascade Road and Laraway Lake Drive.

Three trucks are still missing after a heist at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant recently. Police recovered five of the eight Ram trucks stolen on the streets of Detroit.  

Officials in Flint Township are hoping the creation of three new authorities will spur growth within the Township. Board members approved the Downtown Development Authority and the Beecher Road and Bristol Road Corridor Improvement authorities. 

The life of a Lansing man ended on Wednesday morning, May 9th, and police ruled it a homicide.  The suspect was captured in Livingston County after crashing his getaway car along 127 near Dunckel, then carjacking a good Samaritan that stopped to help

Northern Michigan community members came together last week to raise more than $66 thousand for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan. Everyone who participated raised money in honor of a hero that impacted their life.  

The Fermi Two nuclear power plant is back online after undergoing repairs for nearly a month. The plant shutdown in April after a transformer malfunction, and an issue with a valve on the reactor recirculation system.  

A Grand Rapids man is being recognized by the state for his achievements in education. Pat Cwayna, CEO of the West Michigan Aviation Academy, was awarded the 2018 Administrator of the Year Award.   

Ford Motor Company is reportedly continuing their effort to purchase the former Michigan Central Depot in southwest Detroit. Ford and the real estate division of Central Transport International Incorporated are in negotiations to secure a deal.   

A phone scam pretending to be from 9-1-1 dispatchers is circulating in Grand Rapids. Residents say they receive calls from a 9-1-1 number and are told by the scammer that a family member has been injured in a crash.   

Troy Police are investigating an armored truck robbery that occurred last Tuesday morning. The robbery happened around 10:45 a.m. when two suspects approached the men inside the armored truck and attacked them with pepper spray.  

Flint, Detroit, and Saginaw rank in the top 10 of America's most dangerous cities, according to a report published by the National Council for Home Safety and Security. Flint ranked fifth with a rate of 2,109 violent crimes per 100,000 people.  

A factory damaged by a fire and series of explosions faces uncertain staffing levels. Eaton Rapids Mayor Paul Malewski said the city intends to make accommodations for those he anticipates will be laid off by Meridian Magnesium Products of America. 

Mesick Consolidated Schools will not see the upgrades and changes they had hoped for, after what appears to be a razor thin defeat. The superintendent says the bond proposal was defeated by just 13 votes.  

At what is touted as the largest sit-down dinner of its kind in the world, ten-thousand people gathered in Detroit at the NAACP's 63rd annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner recently.

Gasoline prices are holding steady in Michigan. Triple-A Michigan, says the average price of regular unleaded remained at two-dollars-85-cents, which is nearly 50-cents more per gallon than one year ago.   

Bright sunlight may be to blame in an auto-pedestrian accident in Allegan County. State Police say a woman was walking near the Orchard Hills Golf Course when she was hit by a truck last Monday morning.

The driver involved in a deadly motorcycle crash could face charges. The accident happened May 5th in Three Rivers when police say the woman struck a motorcycle stopped at a light.

Wayne State University and the Detroit Medical Center aren't parting ways yet. Just days after announcing they would be ending the partnership, the two agreed to a six-month extension of the existing contract.  

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon warned top advisers to Gov. Rick Snyder about an increasing number of Legionnaires' disease cases in the Flint area months before the governor said he learned of it, a witness testified Monday, in Genesee District Court.

A Mecosta County man was charged last week with a 20-year felony after police say he made threats against a Lansing hospital. Lansing Police received a report on May 5th from a local hospital about a man calling and making threats. 

More than 100 residential and commercial buildings would be affected by a recently updated FEMA flood map for Harbor Springs. City manager Tom Richards presented information to city council members during their meeting last week. 

West Bloomfield High School is implementing a new mandatory program to help teach students the warning signs of a potential threat of violence in the school. The program is also designed to teach students coping skills and empathy.

Lawmakers in Lansing are discussing legislation that would permit the installation of "baby boxes" at hospitals, police departments and fire departments. The law passed in 2000, allows parents to surrender a newborn anonymously within 72 hours of the child's birth.

Three Kent County school districts that struggle with poverty are showing improved test results. Teachers at Stocking and Sibley Elementary in Grand Rapids say student performance is improving because of their work with the Center For Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

Local law enforcement is behind a restaurant in its dispute with Grand Rapids city leaders about their flags. Brann's Steakhouse proudly displays the names of fallen officers and service members with the flags on their building.  

A task force launched in Detroit will address the lack of resources and treatment available to those suffering from mental illness. The announcement made by Councilman Roy McCalister Jr., says it will include outreach programs at local schools and prisons.  

An investigation is underway after an off-duty Flint police officer accidentally discharged a firearm at a youth wrestling meet last weekend. The incident took place at Fowlerville High School. 

A northern Michigan middle schooler is helping out a local animal shelter as her community service class project. Morgan Wirtz, an 8th grader at Kalkaska Middle School, held 'Paws for a Cause' to raise donations for the Kalkaska County Animal Control and Shelter. 

Updated at 9:57am 5/2/18

Live Nation is offering huge savings on concert tickets to celebrate National Concert Week. From April 30th to May 8th, tickets for a long list of performers will be only 20 dollars.

The social media company LinkedIn will be moving into a new office in Detroit. Their new location will be inside the historic Sanders building on Woodward Avenue.   

West Michigan’s Gaines Township is moving forward with a project many believe will be the next Amazon distribution center. The town's Planning Commission approved designs for "Project Rapids."   

Police closed two roads in Oakfield Township for a vehicle crash, which was reported around 4p.m. Sunday, at 10030 14 Mile Road NE. Dispatchers said both Harvard Avenue NE and Lappley Avenue NE were temporarily closed due to the crash.  

Detroit’s historic Trinity Lutheran Church displayed this past weekend, another addition to its collection: a nearly 12-foot-tall bronze sculpture memorializing Martin Luther as well as the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation. 

A 22-year-old pregnant woman died but her baby survived after a two-vehicle crash early Saturday morning in Flint. Officers responded around 12:15 a.m. to North Dort Highway and East Carpenter Road for a crash and discovered three people were injured. 

A historic church in Jackson unveiled its new National Registry of Historic Places Plaque. Local leaders, clergy, churches, and community gathered Sunday as the plaque was unveiled at First Congregational Church UCC, which was built 1859-1860. 

Sunday morning, members of Running Fit Traverse City and students from Traverse City Area Public Schools got together to clean up Clinch Park. It's in preparation of the crowds that will soon relax at the park, when the weather warms up for good. 

Earnings in the first quarter of the year for Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles topped one billion dollars. The automaker reported the result was 60-percent higher than one year ago.   

The investigation of a fatal train pedestrian accident in Belleville continues. The incident occurred on South Street shortly after 2:00 p.m. Wednesday when the eastbound freight train struck the victim who was on the tracks.   

Crissman Elementary School in Shelby township was on lockdown Wednesday afternoon. The lockdown is a result of a police situation that unfolded near the school at the Providence Park Condominiums.   

Activists for immigrants rights are demanding to be heard at the Department of Homeland Security office in downtown Grand Rapids. Demonstrators rallied Wednesday afternoon, to speak out about deportation and violence.  

New apartment developments in the metro Detroit area are booming, the city has seen a 23 percent increase in apartment construction from the year before. Condominium and single-family home construction also saw an increase of almost 15 percent each.   

Three former Flint police officers sold stolen police reports that included the personal information of crash victims. More than 600 internal crash reports were stolen and sold to a third party for resale to medical and legal professionals. 

Kibby Road is shut down until late June from West Avenue in Jackson to the city limits with Summit Township. The closure is happening so crews can reconstruct the road that is also a major access point for the Cascades Park.  

The push is on to get a V.A. Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in the Manistee County area. The Manistee Community Based Outpatient Clinic Task Force is working to get as many signatures on a petition to try to get a clinic closer to home for veterans. 

Survivors of the Kalamazoo-area bike crash that killed five people are testified Wednesday against the driver. Charles Pickett is accused of being high on pain killers and muscle relaxers when he got behind the wheel June of 2016. 

A Tennessee city is about to benefit from the increased demand for two of General Motors' most popular crossover vehicles. GM Wednesday announced it's adding a third shift to its manufacturing plant in Spring Hill.   

Ford Motor Company has announced new leadership for their China operations. Henry Li will take over the top spot as the automaker makes changes to their operations. Ford announced it will start a new single distribution channel for China. 

A member of the Grand Rapids City Commission is stepping down. Third Ward Commissioner David Allen announced this week that he'll leave his position this summer for his roll as Executive Director of the Kent County Land Bank.   

More than 60 protestors marched on the lawn of Flint's City Hall to bring attention to the city's water crisis. Wednesday, marked the four-year anniversary of the initial switch from the Detroit water system to the Flint River as the city's main water source. 

Two people are facing charges for an alleged crime spree that ended in DeWitt Township early Wednesday morning. The two suspects are accused in a string of break-ins, car thefts, and other crimes in Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties.  

The village of Elberta was awarded a grant of more than $200,000. The money will go towards upgrades at Penfold Park off of M-22. The upgrades include a building for restrooms, and a canoe and kayak launch site. 

Michigan State Police and 13 truck drivers are being credited for their act of heroism in saving a life. Early Tuesday morning, the truckers formed a wall on the I-696 freeway near the Coolidge exit to prevent a man from jumping off the overpass.  

The staff at John Ball Zoo are mourning the loss of one of their chimpanzees. Zoo officials say Jody, a 31-year-old female, had a sudden decline of health and went into cardiac arrest Monday.   

DTE Energy officials say the Fermi 2 Nuclear Plant near Monroe is off line due to the malfunction of a transformer and a valve issue. The status of the plant is describe as "safe and stable" and crews are still assessing the problem.   

Authorities in Grand Rapids are investigating a fire on the city's southwest side as arson. The front doors of Servant's Community Church on the corner of Deloney Avenue and Watson Street were burned over the weekend.   

Drivers were detoured around an accident in the Novi area early Tuesday morning. Michigan State Police say the driver of a car lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway on the ramp from northbound I-275 to I-96 west.   

The Coldwater Road bridge over Interstate 75 did not sustain significant damage after a semi pulling a backhoe crashed into it Tuesday morning. Mt. Morris Township police Chief Terence Green, said the bucket on the backhoe may have broken loose and hit the overpass.  

A 5 year-old kindergartner from East Lansing has raised money to help homeless families. Tuesday, Pippa Holtz presented a check worth more than $1,000 to Haven House. The charity helps homeless families find a place to live. 

A judge has sentenced an Alanson woman to serve 10 to 22.5 years in prison for a manslaughter conviction stemming from the death of her infant daughter in 2016. The Judge exceeded the state’s sentencing guidelines when he handed down the sentence to Lisa Rae Bryan, 32, Tuesday. 

Updated 8:26pm 4/22/18

Attempts to modify state plans to require Medicaid recipients to work are failing to gain support. The measure to require 29-hours of work passed in a Michigan Senate committee, but attempts to cut that to 20 hours and to exempt veterans failed.

A 17-year-old student of Port Huron High School was arraigned Thursday, after making a threat against the school. The school resource officer was told about the threat Monday and investigators say it stemmed from a dispute with other students.  

Two tribes are joining a group's fight against developments on Lake Michigan. The Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance denounces plans to build a marina and a housing development at the mouth of the Kalamazoo River.   

The only youth shelter serving Kent, Ottawa, Montcalm and Ionia counties is finally ready to open its doors. Arbor Circle's "The Bridge Youth Shelter announced this week that their renovations have been completed.   

Detroit Police report a 13-year-old boy was shot in the foot while inside his home early Thursday morning. He was lying on a couch in the living room of the home in the 84-hundred block of Plainview, when a bullet pierced a front window.   

It's been a historically rough winter in Flint. The city has set a new record for snow with 85-point-three inches recorded between Halloween and Wednesday, almost two inches more than the previous record for Flint in 2014.   

West Michigan residents headed to the capitol to tell legislators the affects of lead poisoning. Wednesday, over one-hundred people gathered at the statehouse to tell lawmakers how they've been impacted by the epidemic.   

Michigan's Attorney General has filed a civil lawsuit against the company he said is responsible for the utility line damage below the Straits of Mackinac. An investigation determined a ship owned by Van Enkevort Tug and Barge dragged an anchor through the straits at the time utility lines were damaged. 

There's a new driver behind the wheel of GM's Cadillac division. The company announced Wednesday that it's appointing Steve Carlisle to replace Johan de Nysschen as president of Cadillac effective immediately.   

A Delta Airlines flight from Detroit to West Palm Beach blew a tire shortly after takeoff Wednesday morning, but continued the flight and landed safely. There were no injuries aboard the MD-90.  

A new study on air quality says seven west Michigan counties get "F's" for unhealthy ozone days. Allegan, Berrian, Cass, Kalamazoo, Kent, Muskegon and Ottowa counties all recorded high rates of poor air quality.   

Montcalm County Sheriff's deputies are investigating an armed robbery at a gas station in Pierson. Police say the suspect walked into the Trading Post gas station on 4th Street and Federal Road armed with a long gun.  

Beaumont Health and Ford Motor Company have announced plans for a new non-emergency shuttle service for patients of Beaumont. The "GoRide" program will cover around 200 of Beaumont's facilities all over Southeast Michigan.  

Two former Flint police officers have pleaded guilty to federal charges after admitting to selling internal crash reports. Richard Besson and Jason Groulx both pleaded guilty Wednesday, in Flint U.S. District Court.

An attack on Ingham Intermediate School District's online network and the person police say is responsible was one of its own students. The incident happened in February 2017. Police say 19-year old Brandon Barlett targeted the district in a ransomware attack.  

The Mackinac Bridge reopened after being closed for most of the day Wednesday because of falling ice. The bridge spent more time closed on Saturday morning. 

State prison officials locked down the St. Louis Correctional Facility. A Corrections Department spokesman says the fighting appears to have started over access to pay phones and computer terminals and eventually involved as many as 50 inmates. 

The executive director of Michigan State University's Alumni Association is resigning in the midst of an investigation by the school's Title IX office. Scott Westerman told the school he was moving to Florida to return to the private sector.   

The city of Wyoming now has its first female director of public safety. The city council announced Tuesday, that as current chief James Carmody retires later this month, Captain Kimberly Koster will take his place.   

A Grand Rapids man is going to prison for crimes of financial fraud. Brandon Rogers was sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison for student loan, grant, and tax fraud.   

A builder of luxury homes is buying the Northville Downs harness racing track site. Hunter Pasteur Homes plans to build up to 600 high-end rental apartments, townhouses and single-family houses on the 48-acre site. 

It's not only bottled water that's driven a wedge between Gov. Rick Snyder and Flint Mayor Karen Weaver. Both are also wrestling over control of a $6.1-million reserve water crisis fund, money appropriated by the Michigan Legislature for Flint but unspent so far. 

Jackson County Sheriff Steve Rand is accused of diverting funds from the jail commissary to purchase a patrol vehicle that he drove exclusively. The allegation, made in January was the subject of a 2 month criminal investigation by Michigan State Police.  

Traverse City sidewalks will be getting some much-needed repairs. Monday night, city commissioners approved nearly $1 million dollars, to fix sidewalks throughout the city that have been in need of repairs for years. 

Michigan lawmakers are threatening to impose a ten-percent funding cut on any university that fails to comply with proposed new requirements prompted by the Larry Nassar case. Requirements include a ban on the use of in-house medical experts in investigations.   

Eastern Michigan University is confirming that it will close its satellite campus in Livonia this summer. The school says it will not renew its lease for the classroom space on Six Mile near I-275.   

The upcoming construction on I-696 may have unintended consequences for those living near the freeway. Warren Mayor Jim Fouts believes a number of rodents, especially rats, will be moving into neighborhoods.   

A Cutlerville man is extending his gratitude to the firefighters who saved his life. John Hey had a serious heart attack while playing basketball at South Christian High School in February.

Police Chief James Craig is reassigning a veteran Detroit police officer. Officer Aubrey Wade was caught making insensitive comments last summer at the scene where a teen driving an ATV died after being stunned by the State Police.   

The long-time director of the Genesee County parks system, Amy McMillan, says she's stepping down. A person close to the situation says she's leaving for a new job with the Huron-Clinton Metroparks. 

Updated 2:59pm 4/19/18

Governor Snyder is releasing a new school safety plan, recommending that the state spend 20-million-dollars to upgrade school security. Snyder's plan includes 18 initiatives such as strengthening buildings with better lock systems.

Former Olympian and Michigan resident Desiree Linden has become the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon in 33 years. Linden finished with an unofficial time of two-hours, 39-minutes and 54-seconds.  

A nationwide E. coli outbreak is affecting Michigan. CDC officials say 35 people across the country were sickened after eating contaminated romaine lettuce. At least one of the victims is a Michigan resident.  

Authorities in Baldwin are identifying a woman who was struck and killed by a car over the weekend. They say Christina Lynn Kunna was walking in traffic on U.S. 10 Saturday when she was hit and pronounced dead at the scene.   

A 23-year-old River Rouge man is facing charges of impersonating a police officer. Blake Purvis was arraigned Monday on the misdemeanor charge for allegedly stopping a car carrying two men who turned out to be members of a police community patrol group.   

Police said they've caught three vandals who shot up vehicles and houses with a slingshot and marbles last week in southern Ionia County and northern Barry County. The incidents happened April 11 and April 12. 

Crews with the City of Manistee continue to assess damages left by a weather phenomenon called a seiche. Officials say it happened during Friday's storm, it’s caused by extreme high or low pressure which causes sudden changes in water levels.

Updated 9:27pm 4/9/18

Troy police are ending their search for an official cat. Cops put out a call last month on Twitter, saying they would bring a feline officer on board if they got ten-thousand followers. They exceeded that goal.

Tim Hybels says he's been dealing with brown muddy water in his pipes for decades. He's asking Kalamazoo residents to research their own water quality and to pressure city officials to take additional measures.

350-thousand SUV's and trucks are being recalled by Ford Motor Company in North America. The problem is with the gear shift selector on 2018 Ford-F150's and Ford Expedition models equipped with a ten-speed automatic transmission.  

Housing experts say the market in Grand Rapids is so competitive, people are starting to compromise. As the city struggles to meet the growing demand for rental units, buyers have started opting out of inspections to land their home.

The man who topped Detroit's Most Wanted list last week is now behind bars. Corey Webb was arrested in Inkster after a viewer saw his picture on the news. Webb was out on parole after spending time in prison.  

Michigan will stop providing free bottled water to the city of Flint, according to Gov. Rick Snyder. City officials criticized the decision, Flint is still recovering from a crisis that left residents with dangerous levels of lead in their tap water beginning in 2014.

Officials put out a home fire at 3224 South Deerfield Avenue in Lansing that started around 3 o clock Sunday morning. According to police, everyone was taken out to safety. They believe the fire started from a propane tank left in the garage of the home.

Four teens were arrested after investigators said they broke in and stole from a Grayling business. The Grayling Department of Public Safety said the business was broken into March 10.

Updated 9:14pm 4/4/18

Another Fiat Chrysler executive is now facing federal charges. Michael Brown, FCA's former director of employee relations, is accused of lying to a federal grand jury about an alleged bribery scheme involving his boss and others at the company. 

Political newcomer Suneel Gupta has amassed more than 900-thousand-dollars for his race for the Democratic nomination for a congressional seat. Gupta raised more than 400-thousand-dollars in the first quarter and has more than 600-thousand to spend.  

A federal court has ruled Detroit's automakers will receive over 182-million dollars for faulty airbags made by the former Takata Corporation. The recall of almost 70-million airbags produced by the company is the largest in U.S. automotive history.   

A Holland Township man is facing felony charges after allegedly causing a fatal crash, then tried to leave the scene. The crash happened Monday, when Minh Hua allegedly ran through a stop sign on Quincy Street and 104th Avenue.   

Detroiters shouldn't be surprised at the forecast of one to three inches of snow by Friday morning, even though it's April. Records from the National Weather Service show that for the past 140-years, only 41 Detroit Aprils have had no measurable snow.   

Gov. Rick Snyder announced Wednesday that he is signing an order to release Flint from receivership and state oversight. The decision by the governor, came at the behest of the Flint Receivership Transition Advisory Board. 

The chair of Michigan State University's radiology department, Dr. Suresh Mukherji, who was suspended in February for allegedly failing to cooperate with the Larry Nassar investigation, has been cleared by the university of any wrongdoing and reinstated to his job. 

A man was sentenced after pleading guilty to breaking and entering into a Traverse City business. James Holtcamp pleaded guilty in January to charges of attempted breaking and entering into a building with intent and breaking and entering illegal without the owner's permission. 

Updated 10:56pm 3/27/18

An historic Detroit building is being moved to make way for a new performance complex. Wayne State University officials say the Hilberry Theatre will be relocated to Forest Avenue.    

Grand Rapids is hosting a workshop for potential vendors. Officials say millions of dollars are offered to local businesses for a wide range of supplies. Registration is not required for the Thursday event located at LINC UP on Madison Avenue.  

A reported threat on social media Monday night has forced the closure of three schools in Troy. The Troy Center for Transition, International Academy East and Baker Middle School did not have classes Tuesday.   

Tuesday the Grand Rapids Police Department launched a new policy for interacting with younger community members. A special task force revealed the Youth Interactions Policy in front of the Grand Rapids City Commission.   

Detroit Police think they've identified the parents of two children found alone in a motel room. The toddlers were discovered at Cranbrook Motel on the Lodge Freeway during a shooting investigation. 

Crews began demolishing the near century-old Hamilton Dam Tuesday morning in Flint. The start of the work was pushed back due to flooding in February along the Flint River. 

MSU is renewing efforts to work out a settlement with the more than 200 women who have sued the university over assaults by Larry Nassar. The university, USA Gymnastics, Twistars gymnastics club and the women and girls, have agreed to return to mediation. 

“Recycle a Bicycle” provides bikes to people in need of a way to get around. They’re holding a bike sale today from noon -6 at Woodmere Street Traverse City. They’ll have at least 80 bikes for you to choose from. 


Updated 11:11pm 3/22/18

Muskegon County Sheriffs are asking for the public's help in finding a man who has been missing for three months. Justin Holt was last seen in January near Bayne and Maple Island Roads and may have gone to his home in Cedar Creek Township before disappearing.

The former Bangor police chief is facing dozens of charges from her time in the department. Elena Danishevskaya stepped down as police chief in 2015. She is accused of forging auto inspection documents and charged Thursday morning with 25 - 14-year felonies.

Ford Motor Company says two more executives will be leaving the company. Vice President and Chief Brand officer Musa Tariq will be step down later this year. Ford Smart Mobility CEO Raj Rao will step down May 1st.  

Officials are trying to rebuild a historic bridge in Ionia County that was destroyed by arson. Whites Bridge was the state's oldest covered bridge, but in 2013 the structure over Flat River was burned to the ground.   

A mandatory evacuation notice for two of five businesses in a Franklin shopping center has been lifted. The Oakland County Health Division says the Franklin Nail and Spa and Franklin Cleaners can reopen for business.    

State officials say the third round of water sampling at Flint schools has been completed. Test results from sampling conducted during the weekend of March 17 have not yet been analyzed, according to the Department of Environmental Quality.

Ingham County Sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth announced he was going to increase the police presence in local schools. It's all part of what's called a "Safe Schools Initiative." A plan to assign two deputies to each school building in Ingham County's jurisdiction.  

A Glen Arbor man was arrested for allegedly hitting a pedestrian with his car. Around 8:48 a.m. Thursday, Leelanau County Sheriff's Deputies were called to the scene of a hit and run on Western Avenue in Glen Arbor near Oak Street.  

Updated 1:51pm 3/19/18

A federal judge in California is allowing a lawsuit accusing Fiat Chrysler of cheating on emissions tests to proceed. Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne denies that the company purposely tried to cheat with emissions tests. 

A new audit of the state's computer network is accusing the state's Department of Technology of leaving the network vulnerable to hackers and other intrusions. The department failed to adequately limit access to the network.  

State officials have shut down the pharmacy inside a Detroit supermarket. The drugstore inside Glory Supermarket on Eight Mile Road was targeted after officials found it had one of the highest rates of dispensing prescription drugs including oxycodone. 

Clean up at the former Zephyr Oil Refinery on the Muskegon Lake should begin this spring. Federal and state environmentalists said they're hoping to complete a large chunk of the project this year.   

The City of Detroit has given 25 businesses grants to make improvements to the exterior of their buildings. The Motor City Re-Store Grants are distributed by the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation.   

Students from Baker College of Flint's Cyber Security program have won a top honor in the state for the third year in a row. Students won the Michigan Collegiate Cyber Defense Network state championship in February. 

Three animals were killed in a barn fire. A barn caught fire in the 8300 block of Churchill Road north of Jackson. The homeowner says three goats, a mother and two babies, were killed in the blaze. 

People are flocking to Mackinaw City to see nature’s ice creations. Blue ice is mainly found in the polar regions, but it appears on the shores of Mackinaw City every few years. 

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