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Authorities Identify Teens Believed to Have Drowned in Lake Michigan at Holland State Park

The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department has identified two teenagers believed to have  drowned in Lake Michigan Wednesday night ,Wood TV 8 reports. 

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Driver in Kalamazoo Bicyclist Tragedy Deemed Competent to Stand Trial

Wednesday a judge ruled that Charles Pickett, Jr., the man accused of hitting nine bicyclists with his truck in Kalamazoo, killing five, is competent to stand trial.

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Two Shipwrecks Lie Side By Side In Lake Michigan, Here’s Their Story [Photo]

The southwest edge of South Manitou Island in Lake Michigan was unlucky spot for two ships that sank 57 years apart.

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Dog Falls Overboard In Lake Michigan, Swims 6 Miles To Shore [Video]

Let's raise a toast to Rylee, the plucky Belgian Malinois from Illinois, who found adventure during a recent stay in Northern Michigan.

Is there a triathlon for dogs? Because if you teach Rylee to ride a bike, I'd bet on her.

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Former Detroit Lion Calvin Johnson Joins ‘Dancing With the Stars Cast’

Calvin Johnson won't be taking the field for the Detroit Lions this season, but we will be able to see him on our televisions as part of the cast of the latest season of "Dancing With the Stars".

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It’s Time to Put Education Ahead of Michigan’s Tourism Industry

Many Michigan public school students are back at school this week. Others will return after Labor Day as required by law in Michigan without a waiver.

The post-Labor Day law was created ten years ago to benefit Michigan's tourism industry.

As more days are added to the school year, it's time to waive the post-Labor Day requirement for all schools and put the education of Michigan students ahead of the interests of the tourism industry.

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Police Arrest Suspect in 2013 Kalamazoo Murder

A person believed connected to the murder of 87-year-old Alfred Minka in Kalamazoo more than three years ago is now in police custody.

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Western Michigan University Dismisses 2 Football Players Arrested for Robbery, P.J. Fleck Takes Blame [VIDEO]

Following an arrest for an alleged robbery that took place in Kalamazoo on Friday night, two WMU football players, Bryson White and Ron George, have been kicked off of the football team.

Head Coach P.J. Fleck addressed the media today and accepted responsibility for the incident, the Detroit Free Press reports. 

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Twenty-One Puppies Rescued, Up for Adoption Soon in West Michigan [Video]

More than 20 puppies will soon be up for adoption at Lake Haven Animal Rescue in Newaygo County.

The pups recently arrived at Lake Haven, some transferred from a shelter in Alabama shut down for animal cruelty, and some rescued after being dropped off at a veterinary clinic's parking lot Fox 17 reports. 

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Grand Rapids College Professor Offers Up A List of Do’s And Don’t’s For New Students

This weekend marked the return of college students to West Michigan's 15 colleges and universities, and one student went up on the web site Reddit to ask what are some do's and don't's for students new to the area.

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Michigan State Police Issue Warning About New Phone Scam

Scammers have found a way to make it look like they're calling from the Flint Post of the Michigan State Police and are threatening arrest if they do not receive immediate payment.

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Two Western Michigan University Football Players Arrested For Alleged Armed Robbery

The players have been identified as Ron George, an 18-year-old freshman linebacker, and Bryson White, a 20-year-old freshman wide receiver. Both players have been suspended from the team.

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