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Updated 9:27pm 4/9/18

Troy police are ending their search for an official cat. Cops put out a call last month on Twitter, saying they would bring a feline officer on board if they got ten-thousand followers. They exceeded that goal.

Tim Hybels says he's been dealing with brown muddy water in his pipes for decades. He's asking Kalamazoo residents to research their own water quality and to pressure city officials to take additional measures.

350-thousand SUV's and trucks are being recalled by Ford Motor Company in North America. The problem is with the gear shift selector on 2018 Ford-F150's and Ford Expedition models equipped with a ten-speed automatic transmission.  

Housing experts say the market in Grand Rapids is so competitive, people are starting to compromise. As the city struggles to meet the growing demand for rental units, buyers have started opting out of inspections to land their home.

The man who topped Detroit's Most Wanted list last week is now behind bars. Corey Webb was arrested in Inkster after a viewer saw his picture on the news. Webb was out on parole after spending time in prison.  

Michigan will stop providing free bottled water to the city of Flint, according to Gov. Rick Snyder. City officials criticized the decision, Flint is still recovering from a crisis that left residents with dangerous levels of lead in their tap water beginning in 2014.

Officials put out a home fire at 3224 South Deerfield Avenue in Lansing that started around 3 o clock Sunday morning. According to police, everyone was taken out to safety. They believe the fire started from a propane tank left in the garage of the home.

Four teens were arrested after investigators said they broke in and stole from a Grayling business. The Grayling Department of Public Safety said the business was broken into March 10.

Updated 9:14pm 4/4/18

Another Fiat Chrysler executive is now facing federal charges. Michael Brown, FCA's former director of employee relations, is accused of lying to a federal grand jury about an alleged bribery scheme involving his boss and others at the company. 

Political newcomer Suneel Gupta has amassed more than 900-thousand-dollars for his race for the Democratic nomination for a congressional seat. Gupta raised more than 400-thousand-dollars in the first quarter and has more than 600-thousand to spend.  

A federal court has ruled Detroit's automakers will receive over 182-million dollars for faulty airbags made by the former Takata Corporation. The recall of almost 70-million airbags produced by the company is the largest in U.S. automotive history.   

A Holland Township man is facing felony charges after allegedly causing a fatal crash, then tried to leave the scene. The crash happened Monday, when Minh Hua allegedly ran through a stop sign on Quincy Street and 104th Avenue.   

Detroiters shouldn't be surprised at the forecast of one to three inches of snow by Friday morning, even though it's April. Records from the National Weather Service show that for the past 140-years, only 41 Detroit Aprils have had no measurable snow.   

Gov. Rick Snyder announced Wednesday that he is signing an order to release Flint from receivership and state oversight. The decision by the governor, came at the behest of the Flint Receivership Transition Advisory Board. 

The chair of Michigan State University's radiology department, Dr. Suresh Mukherji, who was suspended in February for allegedly failing to cooperate with the Larry Nassar investigation, has been cleared by the university of any wrongdoing and reinstated to his job. 

A man was sentenced after pleading guilty to breaking and entering into a Traverse City business. James Holtcamp pleaded guilty in January to charges of attempted breaking and entering into a building with intent and breaking and entering illegal without the owner's permission. 

Updated 10:56pm 3/27/18

An historic Detroit building is being moved to make way for a new performance complex. Wayne State University officials say the Hilberry Theatre will be relocated to Forest Avenue.    

Grand Rapids is hosting a workshop for potential vendors. Officials say millions of dollars are offered to local businesses for a wide range of supplies. Registration is not required for the Thursday event located at LINC UP on Madison Avenue.  

A reported threat on social media Monday night has forced the closure of three schools in Troy. The Troy Center for Transition, International Academy East and Baker Middle School did not have classes Tuesday.   

Tuesday the Grand Rapids Police Department launched a new policy for interacting with younger community members. A special task force revealed the Youth Interactions Policy in front of the Grand Rapids City Commission.   

Detroit Police think they've identified the parents of two children found alone in a motel room. The toddlers were discovered at Cranbrook Motel on the Lodge Freeway during a shooting investigation. 

Crews began demolishing the near century-old Hamilton Dam Tuesday morning in Flint. The start of the work was pushed back due to flooding in February along the Flint River. 

MSU is renewing efforts to work out a settlement with the more than 200 women who have sued the university over assaults by Larry Nassar. The university, USA Gymnastics, Twistars gymnastics club and the women and girls, have agreed to return to mediation. 

“Recycle a Bicycle” provides bikes to people in need of a way to get around. They’re holding a bike sale today from noon -6 at Woodmere Street Traverse City. They’ll have at least 80 bikes for you to choose from. 


Updated 11:11pm 3/22/18

Muskegon County Sheriffs are asking for the public's help in finding a man who has been missing for three months. Justin Holt was last seen in January near Bayne and Maple Island Roads and may have gone to his home in Cedar Creek Township before disappearing.

The former Bangor police chief is facing dozens of charges from her time in the department. Elena Danishevskaya stepped down as police chief in 2015. She is accused of forging auto inspection documents and charged Thursday morning with 25 - 14-year felonies.

Ford Motor Company says two more executives will be leaving the company. Vice President and Chief Brand officer Musa Tariq will be step down later this year. Ford Smart Mobility CEO Raj Rao will step down May 1st.  

Officials are trying to rebuild a historic bridge in Ionia County that was destroyed by arson. Whites Bridge was the state's oldest covered bridge, but in 2013 the structure over Flat River was burned to the ground.   

A mandatory evacuation notice for two of five businesses in a Franklin shopping center has been lifted. The Oakland County Health Division says the Franklin Nail and Spa and Franklin Cleaners can reopen for business.    

State officials say the third round of water sampling at Flint schools has been completed. Test results from sampling conducted during the weekend of March 17 have not yet been analyzed, according to the Department of Environmental Quality.

Ingham County Sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth announced he was going to increase the police presence in local schools. It's all part of what's called a "Safe Schools Initiative." A plan to assign two deputies to each school building in Ingham County's jurisdiction.  

A Glen Arbor man was arrested for allegedly hitting a pedestrian with his car. Around 8:48 a.m. Thursday, Leelanau County Sheriff's Deputies were called to the scene of a hit and run on Western Avenue in Glen Arbor near Oak Street.  

Updated 1:51pm 3/19/18

A federal judge in California is allowing a lawsuit accusing Fiat Chrysler of cheating on emissions tests to proceed. Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne denies that the company purposely tried to cheat with emissions tests. 

A new audit of the state's computer network is accusing the state's Department of Technology of leaving the network vulnerable to hackers and other intrusions. The department failed to adequately limit access to the network.  

State officials have shut down the pharmacy inside a Detroit supermarket. The drugstore inside Glory Supermarket on Eight Mile Road was targeted after officials found it had one of the highest rates of dispensing prescription drugs including oxycodone. 

Clean up at the former Zephyr Oil Refinery on the Muskegon Lake should begin this spring. Federal and state environmentalists said they're hoping to complete a large chunk of the project this year.   

The City of Detroit has given 25 businesses grants to make improvements to the exterior of their buildings. The Motor City Re-Store Grants are distributed by the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation.   

Students from Baker College of Flint's Cyber Security program have won a top honor in the state for the third year in a row. Students won the Michigan Collegiate Cyber Defense Network state championship in February. 

Three animals were killed in a barn fire. A barn caught fire in the 8300 block of Churchill Road north of Jackson. The homeowner says three goats, a mother and two babies, were killed in the blaze. 

People are flocking to Mackinaw City to see nature’s ice creations. Blue ice is mainly found in the polar regions, but it appears on the shores of Mackinaw City every few years. 


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