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Reports of Flu-like Illness Trending Down in Michigan as H1N1 Deaths Increase

Reports of flu-like illness declined in Michigan for the second straight week while deaths from H1N1 have increased.

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Bruno Mars Busy with Super Bowl and Moonshine Jungle World Tour [Video]

After Bruno Mars sings with the Red Hot Chili Peppers at Super Bowl XLVIII's halftime show on Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., the singer is going to focus on launching the next leg of his Moonshine Jungle World Tour that includes his June 17 stop in Grand Rapids.

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Michigan Faces Propane And Heating Oil Shortage

Our cold winter has created a big need for propane and heating oil in Michigan.

That need has led to a shortage and a "state of emergency" in Michigan.

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Katy Perry’s Prismatic World Tour Hitting Grand Rapids on Aug. 10 [Video & Audio]

Katy Perry is coming to Grand Rapids in August.

Perry will kick off the North American leg of her Prismatic World Tour on June 22 in Raleigh, N.C., and she has scheduled an Aug. 10 performance at Van Andel Arena.

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Bigfoot Lives In Michigan And He Likes Pizza [Video]

Bigfoot sightings in Michigan are nothing new.

But now we know what Bigfoot likes to eat.

Bigfoot likes pizza.

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North American International Auto Show: Cars Are the Stars [Video]

The 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit kicked off Monday with news media preview days.

Monday and Tuesday are the two days when automakers introduce their new products to the world via the media. The show for the general public opens Saturday, and runs through runs through Jan. 26 at Cobo Center.

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Jim Caldwell
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Detroit Lions Hire New Coach in Jim Caldwell

It’s official.

The Detroit Lions have hired Jim Caldwell as their new coach.

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GM Recalling 2014 Full-Size Pickups due to Possible Fire

There is a big recall coming from General Motors.  They plan to recall 370,000 units of the redesigned 2014 full-size pickup trucks, citing a software problem that could cause engine fires.  Yikes!

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Has Flu Season Already Peaked In Michigan?

Reports of the flu have been growing across Michigan since mid-December.

Last week, statewide reports of flu-like symptoms decreased.

Has flu season already peaked in Michigan?

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Mark Jankoviak
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Icy Waters Lead to Collision on Great Lakes [Photos]

Our cold winter has brought ice to the Great Lakes and made travel difficult for ships.

On Sunday morning, that ice lead to a collision between a United States Coast Guard cutter and a freighter, damaging both vessels.

Learn about the collision, which took place west of the Straits of Mackinac, and see pictures taken from a ship which was near the accident.

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Detroit Tigers Ace Max Scherzer Headlines Whitecaps Winter Baseball Banquet

American League Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer headlines the first West Michigan Whitecaps event after the Fifth Third Ballpark blaze last Friday and the polar vortex.

The Detroit Tigers ace is part of the 20-member Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan for the 20th annual Whitecaps Winter Baseball Banquet, which is Jan. 23 at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.

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The Debate is on – Should Michigan Raise the Minimum Wage

Since the United States instituted the first federal minimum wage in 1938, there has been no shortage of debate on the topic. Whether we should raise, lower, maintain, or abolish the minimum wage has warranted serious discussion and heated debate.

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