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Major Flooding In Detroit Closes I-94, I-75 [Video]

While we here in West Michigan were "dealing with" a cloudy, dreary Monday, the east side of the state was getting rain all day long. That rain caused a lot of problems on Monday afternoon and evening and will continue to be an issue on Tuesday morning

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Battles ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

30 years after their comic book debut and several decades since they last ruled the box office, the 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' returned this week and proved that they're as relevant and popular as ever. Although many people wondered if the turtles wou

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Perseid Meteor Shower To Occur Starting Saturday

The annual Perseid’s meteor show is almost here.

Each year in August, if you can escape from the light pollution of the city, you can see one of the best and brightest annual meteor showers. It has been known to produce between 60 and 100 meteors per hour.

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Big Weekend for Garage Sales in Michigan

Michigan's Longest Garage Sale and the Yard Sale Trail are both this weekend in Michigan.

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Michigan Teen Missing After Calling Friend To Say She Was Being Followed

UPDATE (3:30PM): Hayley Turner, has been found safe on the porch of a house in Ecorse.

A search is currently underway for a missing 18-year-old woman who police say told a friend a man with a gun was following her at around 10 p.m. on Thursday.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office said Friday morning that Hayley Turner was last heard from at the area of Dean Road and Crabb Road, east of Temperance and a few miles north of the Ohio border.She was talking on the phone with a friend when she stopped at the intersection to check on a person she said she saw lying on the side of the road, according to the sheriff's office.

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Calvin College Makes Most Sober List

While a few different Michigan schools made a list of Top 100 Party Schools this week, one school in West Michigan has landed on the opposite side of that coin.

Calvin College has been named the No. 4 Most Sober college in the United States by The Princeton Review.

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Enjoy Meteors, S’mores, and Star Wars in Ionia on August 10

The Perseid meteor shower is expected to be visible from Michigan in August.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is celebrating by hosting a number of meteor shower watch parties with complimentary s'mores, movies, and speakers.

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Election Results – August 5, 2014

Tuesday was primary election day in Michigan.

West Michigan voters decided on candidates for state House and Senate, Congress, judges, county commission, and multiple proposals.

Results are in.

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9-Year-Old Boy Stabbed By 12-Year-Old In Kentwood Dies

Police are investigating after a 12-year-old boy is accused of stabbing another child Monday evening. The victim, 9-year-old Michael Conner Verkerke, died Tuesday morning. 

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Last Minute 2014 Michigan Primary Election Primer [Video]

By Jo Anne Paul | WJIM-AM

For the first time in what is believed to be Michigan history, there is no primary challenge in the same year for the gubernatorial and U.S. Senate race.

And with the lack of big name candidates at the top of the ticket, there is concern the number of voters heading to the polls will hardly offset the cost of holding the elections.

Despite the significance of the outcome of the primary on Tuesday, fewer than one million voters in Michigan are likely to cast ballots, The Detroit News reported today. That would be even less than the all-time low numbers recorded in August 1990.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST Tuesday.

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Consumers Energy Increases Workforce to Keep Pace With Increased Home Building in Michigan

The number of homes built in Michigan in 2014 is projected to be the highest since 2006.

Consumers Energy has expanded its workforce and made other changes to keep pace with demand.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Conquers Movie Universe

Up until the day it opened, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' was a big question mark at the box office.

Could Marvel Studios continue its winning streak with a movie based on a practically unknown comic series that only has light connections to the rest of the films in their cinematic universe?

Early estimates had the film grossing $60 million over the weekend and that would have been perfectly OK. But then it went and eclipsed that estimate in every way.

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