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Judge calls mistrial in 1996 Kalkaska slaying case

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Jurors have reached an impasse in the trial of a man accused of raping and killing a northern Michigan woman in 1996. More>>

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Michigan House puts tax hike for roads on ballot

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Governor Rick Snyder and legislative leaders have struck a road funding deal to put a proposed 1 percentage point hike in the 6 percent sales tax to a statewide vote in May. More>>

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Clouds decrease, sun to end the work week

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Some parts of mid-Michigan are off to a cold start this Friday! More>>

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Here is a look at some holiday light displays across the area, sent in by TV5 viewers. More>>

CMU president receives pay raise

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The Central Michigan University Board of Trustees has voted to raise President George Ross' 2015 compensation. This week the board unanimously voted to adjust his base salary to $430,000, effective Jan. 1. More>>

Delay could be coming to convicted killer's release

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A convicted killer that was looking at the possibility of parole may not spend Christmas at home after all. More>>

Slick conditions create dangerous driving

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Multiple accidents were reported Thursday night courtesy of black ice. More>>

'Farm by Lantern Light' unique Christmas experience

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"The Farm by Lantern Light" is billed by the travel guide Pure Michigan as "the most unique Christmas experience in Northern Michigan. It takes place December 19 and 20, 2014 at Wellington Farm near Grayling. More>>

Snyder signs bill to expand nuisance abatement

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Rick Snyder has signed legislation to expand local governments' power to file nuisance complaints against homeowners and businesses suspected of illegal activity such human trafficking or gun crimes. More>>

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Best hot chocolate in Mid-Michigan

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You have voted, and the winner of this week's competition for the best hot chocolate in Mid-Michigan is Thunderbrew in Shields. More>>

Michigan Lottery sales reach record $2.6 billion

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Michigan Lottery ticket sales have reached a record $2.6 billion in the 2014 budget year.The lottery said Thursday that 2014 is the 10th straight year of sales over $2 billion.  More>>

Flint School Board OKs layoffs, wage freeze

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The Flint School Board has voted to lay off 31 teachers and five administrative staffers as part of a plan estimated to save $8.1 million. More>>

Chrysler to recall about 257K Ram pickup trucks

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Chrysler is recalling nearly 257,000 older Ram pickup trucks because the rear axle can seize or the drive shaft can fall off.The recall covers Ram 1500 pickups from the 2005 model year. More>>

State officials launch website about trauma and toxic stress on children

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The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has launched a new website designed to provide information about the effects of trauma and toxic stress on young children. More>>

Bondage 'master' convicted in plot to kill wife

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A jury has convicted a Detroit-area man of murder in his wife's death after a salacious trial that focused on his affairs and zest for bondage and domination. More>>

Anonymous donor helping to share the Christmas spirit

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An anonymous donor is helping to make the holidays a little bit brighter. More>>

NH man faces more than 200 counts in kidnapping case Video included

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New documents shed light on a New Hampshire teenager's time in captivity.

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2 defendants in meningitis outbreak case seek bail

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Two Massachusetts men charged with second-degree murder under federal racketeering law for their roles in a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak are seeking to be released on bail. More>>

Family home a total loss

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Investigators are sifting through rubble trying to find answers in a Saginaw Township house fire that left a family homeless. More>>

1 person killed in Tuscola County crash

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The Tuscola County Sheriff's Department has re-opened Gilford Road near Purdy after a crash that killed one person. More>>

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Nine people, including 7 kids in buggy hit by car

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Alcohol and foggy weather are believed to be possible factors after a car hits a horse-drawn buggy. More>>

Investigators need information on fatal crash

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Investigators are asking for your help gathering information on a deadly crash. More>>

Gas leak forces school to evacuate

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A small gas leak forced a Bangor Township elementary school to evacuate this morning. More>>

Firefighters on the scene of a house fire

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Heavy smoke is being reported at the scene of a Mid-Michigan house fire. More>>

Ford expands drivers air bag recall nationwide

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Ford says it's expanding a recall for faulty driver's side air bag inflators to the entire U.S. as demanded by the government. More>>

Michigan road funding talks down to final day

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Talks over raising taxes to repair deteriorating Michigan roads have come down to the last day of voting in the Legislature this year. More>>

Nativity to be placed alongside Snaketivity Scene

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A Nativity scene will be unveiled on the Capitol grounds in Lansing on Friday. This comes just days after a Satanic Temple announced it will erect its own display there this holiday season. More>>

Police: 1 dead, several hurt when car plows into crowd

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Police say a car ran a red light and plowed into a group of people outside a church.


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Children's presents stolen from Lapeer Co. woman

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Somebody has spoiled the Christmas season for Sara Graczyk.
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US, Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord Video included

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After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations - a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that... More>>

The coroner said the fatal shooting of a 3-year-old boy at a home was an accident.




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Local school district facing financial crunch

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A local school is feeling the squeeze as money issues continue to plague the district. More>>

Three car crash injures 1 in Clare County

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A three vehicle accident in Clare County's Hayes Township sent one person to the hospital on Wednesday. More>>

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TV5 is getting into the holiday spirit.  Check out how people have decorated at the office. More>>

Crews investigating multi-vehicle accident

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Police in Saginaw County are continuing to investigate a multi-vehicle accident that took place Wednesday morning.

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Parents and players upset with firing of local coach

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In a sign of unity, Clio football players turned in their jerseys to protest the firing of their coach Todd Richards.  More>>

Former Marine held captive in Iran going on hunger strike

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A Mid-Michigan former marine held captive in Iran is going on a hunger strike.Amir Hekmati wrote a letter asking President Obama not to forget him.  More>>

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Check out pictures from the scene of a crash in Saginaw County early Wednesday morning. More>>

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Jury convicts man in 2010 death of local woman

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A mid-Michigan jury has convicted a man of murdering a local woman in July 2010. More>>

Investigators need help tracking down persons of interest

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Investigators need your help tracking down two persons of interest in a local home invasion. More>>

Authorities: Man shot after trying to hit officer

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Authorities say a drug suspect has been shot after trying to run over a member of the St. Clair County Drug Task Force. More>>

Mom charged for giving sons pot for medical reasons

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A woman from Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula faces child abuse and other charges after authorities say she gave her 10- and 12-year-old sons marijuana for medical reasons. More>>

Wind park starts service in eastern Michigan

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A Consumers Energy wind park has started serving electric customers in Michigan's Thumb region. More>>

Michigan road funds deal in doubt this session

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Gov. Rick Snyder and legislative leaders are still talking about how to raise taxes to improve Michigan's roads, as chances rise that no deal will be struck before lawmakers adjourn for the year. More>>

Eight-day Jewish festival of Hanukkah begins

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Jews are celebrating the eight-day festival of Hanukkah with traditions that commemorate ancient miracles and symbolize triumph over oppression. More>>

PA shooting spree suspect found dead near home, DA says Video included

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Bradley William Stone, 35, is suspected in the deaths of six people, including his ex-wife and members of her family. He was found dead in a wooded area near his home Tuesday.

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Check out who has been charged with crimes in the area with Mid-Michigan mugshots. More>>

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Mid-Michigan's best hot chocolate

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It's time again for another installment of TV5's Top 5 on 5. WNEM is looking for the best hot chocolate in mid-Michigan. More>>

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These lovable dogs and cats are available for adoption in the Tri-City area -- can you offer them a good home? More>>

Slick roads causing multiple accidents

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Slick roads have caused more than a dozen accidents in one Mid-Michigan county. More>>

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