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Flu levels rise, but still remain low in Michigan

Hundreds have been hospitalized and some have died because of the flu this season in Michigan, but overall reports of the flu remain low in Michigan.

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An advocate of traditional marriage protests in front of the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Detroit. A gay couple from Michigan sued to have Michigan's ban on gay marriage and gay adoption overturned. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
An advocate of traditional marriage protests in front of the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Detroit. A gay couple from Michigan sued to have Michigan's ban on gay marriage and gay adoption overturned. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
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Michigan’s Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down by Federal Judge

Michigan's 10-year-old ban on gay marriage was ruled unconstitutional, a federal judge determined today.

U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman's ruling said the ban violates the U.S. Constitution's Equal Protection Clause in the 14th Amendment.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette promptly filed an emergency request seeking to set aside Friedman's ruling. Michigan law currently defines a marriage as the union between one man and one woman

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Courtesy Western Michigan University
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Western Michigan University Student from Allendale Found Dead in Her Residence

A 19-year-old student from Allendale was found dead this morning in her Western Michigan University residence hall room in Kalamazoo, WMU officials said today.

The WMU student was identified as Alyssa Olafson, a freshman majoring in pre-health and human services and a 2013 graduate of Allendale High School. She had made the dean's list her first semester last fall.

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Grand River Ice Jam Alert Issued; Flood Watch in Kent and Ottawa Counties

A flood watch is in effect in Kent and Ottawa counties through Friday morning because of the potential for ice jams in the Grand River, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office.

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Michigan cherries and blueberries considered for state fruit, why not apples? [Poll]

Yes, there are more important things to discuss.

That's not going to stop us.

Which fruit should be Michigan's state fruit?

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Rick Martinez/Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
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Pothole Season Can Definitely Mean Some Rim-Rattling Driving [Video]

It's been a record-breaking winter in terms of snow and cold temperatures.

Even though spring is near, pothole season is just getting started.

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Jason Segel Posed For a Photo at Grand Rapids Krispy Kreme

Coolio! Jason Segel posed for a photo at the Grand Rapids Krispy Kreme!

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2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Preview

The 2014 NCAA men's basketball tournament field of 68 has been set. Here's a preview of what to expect in each region:

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Pure Michigan ads make national debut [Videos]

Michigan is in the national spotlight thanks to a Pure Michigan national ad campaign that began today.

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The United States' Omar Bermejo competes in the men's 15-kilometer standing biathlon at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on March 14 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)
The United States' Omar Bermejo competes in the men's 15-kilometer standing biathlon at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on March 14 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)
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Sochi Winter Games: How Grand Rapids’ U.S. Paralympian Omar Bermejo Did

Omar Bermejo achieved and competed with the world's best Winter Paralympians over the past two weeks in Russia.

The 32-year-old former Marine, who had an amputation of part of a severed arm suffered in a June 2009 motorcycle accident, is from Grand Rapids resident, He took part with Team USA in two nordic skiing disciplines at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

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Michigan and Michigan State play at 3:30 p.m. today at Bankers Fieldhouse in Indianapolis for the Big Ten Conference Tournament title to the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. The game is on CBS. (Photo: Leon Halip/Getty Images)
Michigan and Michigan State play at 3:30 p.m. today at Bankers Fieldhouse in Indianapolis for the Big Ten Conference Tournament title to the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. The game is on CBS. (Photo: Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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Today is Selection Sunday for NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament

Today is Selection Sunday for the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament.

Something you should know: Michigan, Michigan State and Western Michigan are all going to be in the 68-team field.

CBS Sports airs the pairings for the NCAA Tournament at 6 p.m. EST today with its "Selection Sunday" special.

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Michigan state campground reservations available for summer 2014

It won't be long before the fireplace is replaced with a campfire as temperatures warm and summer arrives in Michigan.

Many are already planning for summer, as reservations at Michigan state campgrounds are open through summer 2014.

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