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Happy (Sunny) Fourth of July!

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Happy Fourth of July! Overall a beautiful day ahead. High pressure that assumed has been in place since Thursday will continue to rule today. More>>

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Baltimore authorities investigate 'Enjoy your ride' sign on door of police van

Baltimore authorities are investigating after photos emerged showing a sign inside the door of a police van that reads, "Enjoy your ride, cuz we sure will!" More>>

Businesses booming in Fourth of July tourism

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It's not just locals staking out a spot in Winona Park for the fireworks show, its out-of-towners too. A couple from Striker, Ohio, traveled over the border from the Buckeye State to watch the Bay City fireworks.  More>>

Security experts, police warn to keep an eye out for suspicious activity

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Its meant to be a festive and fun holiday: the 4th of July. But police and security experts are warning to keep an eye out for suspicious activity. More>>

Police release names of Saginaw Township victims

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Saginaw Township police have released the identities of the two people killed in the car accident at Gratiot and Midland roads.Christopher Todd Thompson, 74, and Mary Margaret Zimmerman, 73, diedin a vehicle accident on Thursday afternoon in Saginaw Township.The accident happened at the intersection of Gratiot and Midland Road about 12:30 p.m.A Save-a-Lot semi truck was stopped in the turn lane on Gratiot Road, waiting to turn left on Midland Road when a car on Midland Road ran a red l... More>>

The Nina and the Pinta open for tours in Bay City

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John Schmidt is a big fan of tall ships like these. He visits Bay City every time the tall ship celebration sails into town. More>>

Bay City residents say fireworks show worth the cost

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Residents in mid-Michigan are gearing up for those big, loud lights in the sky. And Bay City residents say the 4th of July fireworks show here in Winona Park is the best. More>>

Campgrounds packed for holiday weekend

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Debra Deroshia made her Independence Day reservation in January. For her there is no such thing as planning too early. Deroshia drove from South Haven to camp at the Bay City State Park, knowing a reserved lot was waiting for her. More>>

Soldier honored with park dedication

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On Friday morning, dozens of people turned out to remember Sgt. Michael Cathcart in Bay City. Cathcart, a Bay City native, was killed in action in Afghanistan last November. More>>

Suspect has tearful reunion with judge, former classmate in court Video included

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Judge Mindy Glazer of the Miami-Dade Circuit Court asked Arthur Booth, 49, if he went to Nautilus Middle School when he appeared for a bond hearing Thursday. More>>

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Mid-Michigan's best burger

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The results are in for this weeks installment of Top 5 on 5. This week we were looking for Mid-Michigan's best burger.  More>>

Avoid burns at the barbeque; state fire marshal offers fire safety tips

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The Michigan Fire Marshal warns residents to be safe on our favorite grilling holiday of the year. More>>

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Two thumbs up for the holiday weekend

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There is no complaining allowed in the weather department! More>>

Fireworks risks exacerbated by heat, weather

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Experts say fireworks paired with hot temperatures can be a dangerous combination, so here are some tips on why you should think before lighting them up. More>>

Fireworks explode near kayak on creek, injuring 2 men

Two men have been injured after fireworks exploded near their kayaks in western Michigan. More>>

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Strange lights spotted over Mid-Michigan Video included

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Looking up in the sky over Mid-Michigan, on a clear night, you can see all kinds of stars. But what if you saw something that defied explanation? More>>

Bay Co. Sheriff warns of "Drano Bombs" after three found near daycare center

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Drano bombs, works bombs, acid bombs. It doesn't matter what you call them, they can be deadly. On Thursday,three of them were found near a local daycare center. More>>

Man arrested after stabbing two

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A 22-year-old man has been arrested on two counts of attempted murder after stabbing two people in Isabella County. Police said the incident occurred at a residence in Chippewa Township at 3:35 this afternoon. More>>

Community offers help to man whose wheelchair was stolen

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Thank you. For real, for real. FR, FR. That's the message Guadalupe Rosas wants to send to his community. More>>

Teammates, coaches to honor Nash in 2015 season

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The parking lot at Victorious Believers Ministry in Buena Vista looked like a Chippewa reunion. Today was hard though, Shafer Johnson said. But instead the occasion is much more somber; players are remembering their former teammate Derrick Nash. More>>

Temporary fireworks business a gamble for local family

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Brian Vos is in the fireworks business this week. Actually he opened one of his two stands just before the Memorial Day weekend. This one is on M-13 right before the Beaver Road interchange in Bay County's Kawkawlin Township.  More>>

Special Olympics athletes $18,000 short for World Games

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Michael Robinson and Dalvin Keler are teammates for the Special Olympics volleyball team in Genesee County. More>>

Flint fireworks rescued by community donations

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Its an American tradition fireworks celebrating our nations independence. For David McGhee, its a symbol of community in the Vehicle City. More>>

Hundreds gathered to remember Derrick Nash

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Jeremy Sheppard is among the friends trying to cope with the loss of Derrick Nash. "I havent even processed it yet," Sheppard said. More>>

Police arrest suspect in multi-county crime spree

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Police say tips generated from news and social media led to the arrest of a suspect involved in a series of larcenies in Huron, Sanilac, and Tuscola counties. Stolen property was located in St. Clair County, leading to the recovery of an estimated $250,000 worth of tools, trailers, tractors and other miscellaneous items. More>>

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Looking for fireworks for Independence day?

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Want to know where all the fireworks shows are? Check out this interactive map, with information on time and place for fireworks.The icons are color-coordinated by county. More>>

Obama administration objections torpedo efforts to bring Redskins back to DC

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Objections to the Washington team's controversial nickname is the sticking point in allowing the District of Columbia to build a new stadium on government land. More>>

Police: Watch for suspicious behavior over Fourth of July

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Michigan State Police say state residents should be on the lookout for suspicious activity over the Fourth of July holiday. More>>

DC mayor: 'No evidence' of shooting at Navy Yard Video included

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Police from multiple agencies responded Thursday to the Washington Navy Yard but found no victims or signs of a shooter.  More>>

Officials: Maggot found in prison food-preparation area

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Officials say a maggot has been found in a food-preparation area at Alger Correctional Facility in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. More>>

Former blight properties, now site of illegal dumping

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There is a crime scene on the east side of Saginaw is where someone illegally dumped yard waste. The resident who did so freely admitted to city officials that he trimmed trees around his neatly kept up home and placed the branches on the boulevard next to the street.  More>>

Police need help tracking down armed robbery suspect

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Police are asking for the public's help in locating an armed robbery suspect.George Brown, 26, has a warrant out for his arrest for armed robbery in Saginaw. More>>

Paralyzed man's wheelchair stolen, looking for help

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One Mid-Michigan man is struggling after his wheelchair was stolen Monday night. More>>

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Mid-Michigan's best burger

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It's time for this week's installment of TV5's Top 5 on 5. More>>

Episcopalians vote to allow gay marriage in churches

Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church's embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first... More>>

Bay City Fireworks Festival to be 'absolutely huge'

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Dazzling fireworks are going to light up the night sky over the Saginaw River. It's that sight that draws nearly 250,000 people to Bay City every year. More>>

Local AME churches worried southern church burnings could happen in Michigan

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Pastor Gerald Cardwell is the spiritual leader at Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church in Flint. "Over the time since, or even before,the Civil War black churches have been under attack," Cardwell said. More>>

Midland district court to perform marriages again

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The Midland District court is performing marriages again. More>>

Significant revisions to Michigan's FOIA go into effect today

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If there's something you want to know and its considered public record, getting the information is now easier and cheaper than ever. Significant revisions to Michigan's Freedom of Information Act went into full effect today. More>>

California law decried after black woman's 'lynching' arrest

When Sacramento police arrested black activist Maile Hampton over her role in a Black Lives Matter protest in January, they didn't charge her with obstructing traffic, trespassing or disturbing the peace. More>>

Blatter says he has 'clear conscience' despite FIFA probes

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has said in a magazine interview that he is not corrupt and that he has a "clear conscience" despite corruption investigations into world soccer's governing body. More>>

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