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Great Lakes still over half covered with ice

Cold weather records continue to be broken as total ice coverage on the Great Lakes is still over 50%.

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Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter in Grand Rapids in Honor of Late Betty Ford

Rosalynn Carter can readily identify with Betty Ford.

They served as first ladies at The White House in back-to-back terms in the 1970s.

Today, Carter, the wife of former President Jimmy Carter, is in Grand Rapids in honor of the 96th birthday of the late Ford, the spouse of former President Gerald Ford.

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RECALL: Ford Recalls Nearly 435,000 Vehicles

Attention folks who drive Ford vehicles - Ford is recalling nearly 435,000 cars to fix rusting frame parts or faulty seats.

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Body Of Missing Kalamazoo Doctor Teleka Patrick Possibly Found In Indiana

UPDATE: (5:00 p.m.) Teleka Patrick's family has told WZZM-13 that they are "in mourning assuming the body may be that of Teleka."

UPDATE: (4:25 p.m.) The Patrick family has released a statement saying that they still don't know for certain that the body found is that of the missing Kalamazoo woman:
Our family was informed that a body was found that may be our daughter Teleka Patrick. We are waiting for official confirmation from the Kalamazoo Sheriff's Department and have no comment at this time. Thank you for your continued prayers - we ask that you respect our privacy at this difficult time.
(3:45 p.m.) The body of missing Kalamazoo doctor Teleka Patrick has possibly been located in a lake in Indiana near where her car was found abandoned.

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MDOT considers protected intersections for bicyclists – Is it good idea for Grand Rapids? [Video/Poll]

Protected bike lanes and intersections are gaining popularity across the country and the Michigan Department of Transportation has noticed.

Many bicyclists love them, while some think the concept needs work.

Would protected bike intersections be a good fit in Grand Rapids?

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Grand Rapids Winter Weather Advisory Issued, with Freezing Rain and Gusty Winds Forecast

While the calendar might indicate spring, the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office this afternoon issued a winter weather advisory for Thursday and Friday.

A pair of late-season winter storms are bringing freezing rain and gusty winds early Thursday and again early Friday to Grand Rapids and West Michigan.

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Cody Overway
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West Michigan’s Worst Pothole Contest’s Winner Is From Holland: Cody Overway

There are definitely some rim-rattling potholes to be found in greater Grand Rapids and across West Michigan.

It's not difficult to find those stinkin' tire-killers! Just go out and drive a little.

More than 140 entries from across Michigan were shared of what were believed the worst potholes around and entered for West Michigan's Worst Pothole Contest, sponsored by Schneider Tire Outlet, Inc., of Marne.

After poring through those eye-opening entries, West Michigan's Worst Pothole is found in Holland.

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Spring Weather Has Bears on the Move in Michigan

As spring weather arrives in Michigan, animals are on the move, including bears.

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The Atlantic Calls Western Michigan University’s Education Degree ‘Waste of Money’

The Atlantic magazine has published a report of the college degrees with the best and worst values in the country.

Western Michigan University's undergraduate education program for out-of-state students was listed among the worst in the country.

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"Simply Rich: Life And Lessons From The Cofounder Of Amway"
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Rich DeVos Releases New Book – ‘Simply Rich: Life And Lessons From The Cofounder Of Amway’

Rich DeVos' fifth book, "Simply Rich," (available April 1 in hardcover, trade paperback and electronic editions) tells the stories of the people and forces that shaped Rich's life. From a father who encouraged him to believe in himself, to the grandfather who showed him ho to make his first sale. Through the stories in the book, he shares the values and principles that he views as responsible for his success.

The book is published by the Howard books division of Simon and Schuster.

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Today’s the Deadline to Enroll In Obamacare

You've heard it talked about non-stop for months (if not years, it seems).

Today is the deadline for all Americans to enroll in what many (if not most) refer to as "Obamacare".

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NCAA Tournament: Final Four Quest Ends for Michigan and Michigan State

The NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament ended tantalizingly short of the Final Four for both Michigan State and Michigan on Sunday.

Second-seeded Michigan fell 75-72 to eighth-seeded Kentucky in the Midwest Region final in Indianapolis.

Fourth-seeded Michigan State lost 60-54 to seventh-seeded Connecticut in the East Region final in New York.

The regional results left the Big Ten Conference with just one team reaching the Final Four in Arlington, Texas, next weekend: Wisconsin.

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