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UPDATE: Kidnapping Scheme was a Prank

Yesterday, we told you about a possible kidnapping scheme around Michigan, but turns out it was a prank this entire time.

A teenage girl, from the Flint area, posted a picture on Facebook earlier this week of a shirt tied around her windshield wipers warning people that this was a way for kidnappers to distract woman...

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The Japanese Tried To Bomb Dorr in 1945. Wait. What? [Video]

In an effort to get revenge for the Doolittle Raids, the Japanese sent up hot air balloons loaded with incindiery devices, hoping that a few would make it to the United States.

Most of them landed in the Pacific Northwest, but one of them made it all the way to Dorr in Allegan County.

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Beijing Reports First H7N9 Bird Flu Case
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Michigan Getting Hit Hard by Hong Kong Flu

Flu season has been tough in Michigan. Schools are closing and influenza rates are spiking.

Learn why this year's flu has been so widespread and severe in Michigan.

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WARNING: Be Aware of a Potential Kidnapping Scheme in Michigan

Pay attention to your windshield.

A teenage girl from the Flint-area, was walking to her car, after finishing her shift at the Genesee Valley Mall...

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GM CEO Rick Wagoner Discusses The Company's Plan For Viability
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Dan Gilbert Proposes Building Michigan’s Tallest Skyscraper In Detroit

Michigan may have a new tallest building in it's future. Dan Gilbert, CEO of Quicken Loans, has proposed constructing the tallest building in Michigan on the site of the old Hudson's Building in downtown Detroit.

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Video Tour Of Mount Pleasant Brings Back Memories [Video]

The more things change, the more they remain the same.

While this video tour of Mount Pleasant brings back some great memories of places I hung out when I was going to Central, it also highlights the changes the town has seen in the thirty plus years since.

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CMU Hoop Star Featured On The CBS Evening News [Video]

Yesterday, I told you about Central Michigan basketball stand out Marcus Keene, who is about to close in on the NCAA scoring title.

Last night, the CBS Evening News exposed Keenesanity to the nation.

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Hiring Gains Drop Unemployment Rate To 7.7 Percent
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The City of Grand Rapids Wants To Hire You! [Video]

Over 300 city workers are about to retire over the next three years, and that means job openings for you, especially if you have a particular set of skills.

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Three Michigan Cities Named On List Of America’s Most Affordable Cities

Every year, Forbes ranks America's most affordable cities to live in based on housing, food, utilities, gas, transportation, and medical expenses...

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Peter Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday

Peter the dog came calling today.

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

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Multiple Outback, Carrabba’s & Bonefish Grill Restaurants Will Be Closing

After Carrabba's in Kentwood randomly closed their doors last week it left people wondering "why?!" Now we may have an answer.

WXYZ Detroit reports that Bloomin' Brands, the company that owns not only Carrabba's but Outback Steakhouse and Bonefish Grill, will be closing multiple locations of each restaurant, nationwide...

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Kids in Michigan Aren’t Required to Attend Kindergarten, But That Could Soon Change

A new bill that's been introduced in the Michigan legislature would not only require all Michigan kids to attend kindergarten, it would also require all schools to offer full-day kindergarten.

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