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Dive Team Discovers Body in Flint-Area Lake, Omarion Humphrey’s Father Says it’s His Missing Son [VIDEO]

WNEM-TV5 is reporting that Omarion Humphrey’s father, Jamall Humphrey, has confirmed that the body found earlier today in Lake Callis near Flint is indeed his son who has been missing since Saturday.

Police evacuated Lake Callis in Davison after a dive team discovered a body. Police have yet to confirm that the body is that of 9-year-old Omarion Humphrey who went missing Saturday.

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Michigan Girl with Inoperable Tumor Wishes for Cards for her Birthday

Lexys from Dearborn, Mich., started Kindergarten in September like any other five-year-old. Then she got news that changed her life.

Lexys was diagnosed with DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma) an inoperable, cancerous brain tumor. She was given 9-12 months to live.

Fox 2-  Detroit shares that Lexys is now approaching the 8-month mark since her diagnosis, and she has a wish for her upcoming birthday in August.

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Michigan University Offers Full-Ride Scholarship to Homeless Piano Player to Finish his Degree [Video]

A homeless man's piano playing on the streets of Florida is getting lots of national attention.

51-year-old Marine, Donald Gould was once a Music Education major at Spring Arbor University in Michigan before he fell on hard times and dropped out.

Now the university is offering Gould a full-ride scholarship to complete his degree, MLive Media Group/ The Grand Rapids Press reports.

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Amber Alert Issued for Missing Michigan Boy

An Amber Alert has been issued for a 9-year-old boy from Gennesee County who has severe autism.

Omarion Humphrey, from Davison, is a 4-foot-tall black male, and weighs 70 lbs, according to amberalertmichigan.org.

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Amway Family Fireworks – Upstage Crew Blues Band, Crowd Shots, and More! [Photos]

The Amway Family Fireworks are underway at Ah Nab Awen Park and we are having a blast so far!

Two great musical acts (The Holland American Legion Band and Upstage Crew Blues Band) have already taken to the stage, and we are eagerly awaiting the start of the Tyler Howe Band's set.

Check out some of the photos from Upstage Blues Crew, some crowd shots of all of your smiling faces, our audience blasts (and a couple of random shots of ducks we saw in the river.

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Amway Family Fireworks – Photos From the Opening Ceremonies

The Amway Family Fireworks have kicked off in Downtown Grand Rapids in spectacular fashion!

We had a great kick off courtesy of our friends from Amway, as well as a Salute The Troops tribute from the folks at Spartan Nash! 

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#GRFireworks: Amway Family Fireworks Rocks Live via Twitter, Instagram on ‘GRD!

The Amway Family Fireworks today at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in Grand Rapids is more than just the rockets' red glare celebrating the Independence Day holiday weekend.

It's music, food, and fun, in downtown GR, from mid-afternoon to past dusk and which 97.9 WGRD's Janna, Johnnie Walker and Metalhead Ned will all be on hand for the festivities.

Share what you're doing and seeing via Twitter or Instagram, posting those tweets and pics using the hashtag #GRFireworks, and see it all posted below.

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What Do Michiganders Drink? Here are the Top Liquor and Beer Brands in Michigan, According to a Social Media App

Social drinking app Bartrendr compiled data from it's 700,000 users to determine the most popular beer and liquor brands in each state.

ABC News reports that whiskey is king in most states: with a whopping 42 states choosing a whiskey brand as it's top liquor pick. As for beer, Bud Light reigned supreme, with 33 states picking it as their brew of choice.

So what about Michigan? What beer and liquor are our favorites in the Mitten state?

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Firekeepers Casino Data Breach Affects About 85,000

If you bought food, drinks or retail items at Firekeepers Casino and Hotel in Battle Creek between Sept. 7, 2014 and April 25, 2015 you may want to check your statements.

Firekeepers announced in a statement Friday that an investigation of a data-security incident at the casino revealed that about 85,000 credit and debit cards may have been affected, WZZM-13 reports. 

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Legendary Lions TE Charlie Sanders Dies at 68

Legendary Detroit Lions tight end Charlie Sanders has passed away at the age of 68.

Sanders was diagnosed with cancer in November, after they found a malignant tumor behind his right knee while he was being prepped for knee-replacement surgery. 

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Steven Colbert Hosts Michigan Public Access Show, Eminem Makes Guest Appearance [Video]

Steven Colbert has some down time, with The Colbert Report ending in December, and he's got a few weeks before taking over CBS' Late Show.

So, the comedian and host decided to pass the time and prepare for his new gig by doing the coolest thing-- Colbert took over the Michigan public access TV show Only in Monroe and brought on Eminem as a guest!

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Colin Cowherd’s Interview With Jim Harbaugh Gets Pretty Awkward [Video]

Yesterday, ESPN's Colin Cowherd had Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh on his program. Harbaugh is pretty notorious for being a serious football guy, so even a hint of a jokey or happy demeanor from Cowherd was probably going to throw him off...and boy did it!

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