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Dr. Terry Kreeger, Wyoming Game and Fish Department via CWD Alliance
Dr. Terry Kreeger, Wyoming Game and Fish Department via CWD Alliance
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Michigan Confirms First Case of Chronic Wasting Disease in Free-Ranging Deer

The Michigan DNR and Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development today confirmed that a free-ranging deer in Meridian Township near Lansing has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD).

CWD is a fatal neurological disease that affects white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk and moose. This is the first time the disease has been found in Michigan’s free-ranging deer population.

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Richard Clark/ThinkStock
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West Michigan’s Comprenew Adding 10 New Electronic Recycling Locations

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has awarded over $600,000 in grants to support 14 recycling projects in Michigan.

Grand Rapids-based electronic recycling company Comprenew is receiving $67,500 to expand their electronic recycling to 10 new locations across Michigan.

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John Foxx/ThinkStock
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Great Lakes Ice is Gone

After months of waiting, the Great Lakes are officially free of ice!

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New Movies (This Week) Include ‘Tomorrowland’ and ‘Poltergeist’ [Video]

Something for everyone at the theater this weekend. This week's new movies are led by a reboot of a classic horror movie and another epic film from Disney.

View full trailers and Grand Rapids showtimes.

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Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park
Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park
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Former Traverse City Asylum Now a Botanical Garden

After more than a decade of planning, demolition, and digging, Traverse City's former asylum is now a 25-acre botanical garden.

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Erik Reis/ ThinkStock
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Dog Flu Confirmed in Grand Rapids [Video]

This spring an outbreak of canine influenza sickened more than 1,000 dogs in the states surrounding Michigan.

Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Indiana have all seen cases of the virus, some of them deadly.

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has now confirmed three cases of dog flu in Michigan: two in Grand Rapids and one in Macomb County, Wood TV 8 reports.

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How to Identify a Michigan Rattlesnake [Video]

The Michigan DNR is sharing some information that many of us hope we never need to know, how to identify a Michigan rattlesnake.

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Michigan’s Joshua Davis Winds Up Third on ‘The Voice’ [Video]

The goofy dude with the hats, Sawyer Fredericks, bested Michigan roots rocker Joshua Davis to win the NBC vocal competition, 'The Voice' Tuesday night.

Davis, who penned an original song about the people in Michigan for the show, wound up third, and performed a duet with Sheryl Crow on the finale.

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"Zeus"/Townsquare Media
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Zeus Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Zeus the dog came calling today.

Zeus visited with Andy Rent as he talked about him on his Andy in the Morning show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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Salvation Army Looking for a few Good Businesses to Surprise With Donuts

The Salvation Army is celebrating the 78th annual National Doughnut Day on Friday, June 5 by giving away 2,000 free Krispy Kreme doughnuts. The Salvation Army is widely credited with popularizing the doughnut in the United States by feeding American soldiers the tasty confection during World War I.

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Mark Wilson, Getty Images
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Mt. Morris Man Arrested for Waterboarding 5-Year-Old [VIDEO]

Last week, 30-year-old Michael Porter of Mt. Morris was arrested for child abuse after police discovered that he had been torturing his girlfriend’s 5-year-old son using the controversial waterboard technique.

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West Michigan Schools Awarded for Being Prepared for Cardiac Emergencies

122 Michigan schools have been awarded the MI HEARTSafe School designation which recognizes schools that are prepared to respond to cardiac emergencies.

West Michigan schools recognized include schools in Belmont, Cedar Springs, Coopersville, Fennville, Grand Rapids, Rockford, Wyoming, and more.

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