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Top Five Michigan Winter Festivals [Video]

Sure, it's not officially winter yet, but take a look outside. Wind chills below zero and  blowing snow do not a fall day make.

But here in the Mitten State, we take cold weather in stride. In fact, we get out and party in it. Here are the top  five  winter festivals in Michigan. Now get a warm parka on and get out there and get frozen!!

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Jeffrey Willis Will Stand Trial For the Murder of Jessica Heeringa

Jeffrey Willis will stand be standing trial on both open murder and kidnapping charges in the disappearance of Jessica Heeringa.

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Yankee Candle Recalls 31K Glass Candles

Before you gift a candle to someone this Christmas or add it to your home, check which one you're buying first.

The Yankee Candle Company, along with the U...

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Dwayne The Rock Johnson Is Currently In Michigan

It may be a long shot that he’ll actually make it to West Michigan, but we can all hope!

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson posted on social media today that he just landed in Detroit...

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Holland Horse Farm Takes on Mannequin Challenge [VIDEO]

Bringing the Mannequin Challenge to a different level, a Holland area farm got some animals in on the act.

Watch Fieldstone Farm in Holland's horses (and a cat) take on the Mannequin Challenge. 

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Boyne Highlands Ski Lodge Damaged By Fire [Video]

A fire at the main lodge at the Boyne Highlands Ski Resort left twelve people injured early Sunday and the ski resort closed, at least temporarily.

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Uber Experiments With Driverless Cars
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Michigan Passes Law Allowing Driverless Cars Without Steering Wheels Or Pedals

The Michigan Senate passed a series of bills that will allow autonomous cars on the road without drivers being present in the car.  The bills overturn a previous law from 2013 that requires a backup driver to be present in an autonomous car...

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West Michigan Organizations May Have ‘Breakthrough’ in Fight Against Parkinson’s Disease

Science Translational Medicine reports that a new drug originally developed for type 2 diabetes is being prepared for human clinical trials in hope of finding the world's first treatment to slow Parkinson's disease.

The drug was developed by Kalamazoo-based Metabolic Solutions Development Company and supported by research from Van Andel Research Institute's Center for Neurodegenerative Science.

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14-Year-Old Boy Connected to Robberies at a W. MI Gas Station

A 14-year-old boy, from Port Sheldon, has been charged with two counts of armed robbery and one count of breaking-and-entering, in Ottawa County...

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WMU Now Has A Scented Candle To Celebrate Its Undefeated Season

After WMU's stellar year on the football field there was really only one more thing they needed - their own scented candle.

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West Michigan’s First Chick-fil-A FINALLY Gets an Opening Date!

FINALLY! The wait is (almost) over!

West Michigan's first Chick-fil-A announced that they will be opening Thursday, January 12th. The announcement was made on their Facebook page in the comments section...

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West Michigan Woman Accused of Stealing Busch Light 63 Times

Wow. This woman really likes her Busch Light.

MLive reports that a 53-year-old Lowell woman is facing felony charges after allegedly stealing Busch Light from a local convenience store. 

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