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Tourists Head to Traverse City

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As crowds start pulling into Traverse City, businesses and tourists are excited for what the weekend ahead brings. More>>

Rainbow Gathering Draws Thousands Into Manistee National Forest

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More than 1,000 people belonging to a peace-loving group are gathering in one of Northern Michigan's national forest areas.The Rainbow Family, with members from all over the nation, gather every summer to celebrate Independence Day. More>>

Police Busy Patrolling Torch Lake

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Thousands of visitors are once again flocking to a popular Northern Michigan lake. More>>

BrewVine: Rare Bird Brewpub

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Rare Bird Brewpubin traverse city hasn't been around for long but already has solidified its spot as a TC destination. More>>

Boyne City Offers Weekend Long Holiday Activities

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Some of the 4th of July fun started off early in Northern Michigan. More>>

Independence Day Events Happening Around Northern Michigan

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We have been working hard to bring you a list of events happening around Northern Michigan this Independence Day. Not every event will occur on the 4th of July. Happy Independence Day from Northern Michigan's News Leader! More>>

Meat Markets See Busy Business for Holiday Grilling

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The holiday weekend is the peak time for grilling and, for most, that means a trip to your local meat market. More>>

Traverse City Club Works to Put On Fabulous Fireworks Show

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Because the National Cherry Festival falls over the 4th of July holiday, visitors get an extra treat; a fabulous fireworks show. More>>

National Cherry Festival Set-Up Almost Complete

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Set-up for the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City is nearly complete. More>>

Traverse City Police Continue Investigating Bike Death Two Years Later

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A family is still desperate for answers after a deadly hit and run two years ago. The Traverse City Police Department continues to follow up on tips in the Kelly Boyce Hurlbert case.  More>>

Northern Michigan Expecting High Gas Prices Over Holiday Weekend

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AAA predicts nearly 42 million Americans are hitting the road this Fourth of July weekend.AAA says the high volume of travelers can be attributed to lower gas prices. More>>

Russian Space Capsule Launch Successful

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More than 3 tons of supplies are on their way to the International Space Station. More>>

Deadly Earthquake Shakes Country Of China

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Over in China, six people are dead after an earthquake rocked part of that country Friday morning. More>>

Chemical Plant Explosion Claims 5 Lives In South Korea

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Five people are dead after an explosion at a South Korean chemical plant. More>>

Preparations Underway To Determine Greek Financial Issue

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A recent poll showed Greeks evenly split over Sunday's referendum vote on accepting a second bailout package.. More>>

National Park Service Urges Beachgoers To Stay Alert

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A recent string of shark attacks has people being careful at the beach ahead of the holiday weekend. More>>

FBI Issue Terror Threat Warning Nationwide

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Another thing police are warning people about this holiday weekend is a potential terror threat. More>>

Exploding Fireworks Injure Ionia Kayakers

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Two people are in the hospital after being injured by exploding fireworks in Ionia. More>>

Bay City Park Dedication Honors Green Beret Killed in Afghanistan

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We have an update on a down state Green Beret killed while fighting in Afghanistan.Friday, rain or shine, a dedication ceremony will be held at a Bay City park. More>>

Memorial Planned For Teen Killed in Isabella County Car Crash

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Family and friends of a teenager killed in Isabella County are coming together Friday afternoon to remember the loved one they lost. More>>

Feedback at 5:00: Celebrating Independence Day

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As you well know, tomorrow is the Fourth of July. It marks the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, when the U.S. formally separated from Great Britain. More>>

New Details Emerge From ISIS Leader's Death

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New details are coming to light about a drone strike that killed a senior ISIS leader. More>>

MTM On The Road: 2015 National Cherry Festival Preview

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Happy Cherry Fest, Northern Michigan! Join MTM On The Road every day through July 11th for all the cherry highlights in the day ahead. Today we preview the kick off on July 4th.  More>>

Live Music Friday Nights in Downtown Big Rapids

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Tonight, you're invited to a free musical event in downtown Big Rapids. It's called Magic! on Michigan Avenue, and promises to be fun for the whole family. More>>

Kentucky County Clerk Being Sued After Refusing Marriage Licenses

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A county clerk in Kentucky is being sued by four couples for refusing to issue any marriage licenses following the U.S. Supreme Courts decision legalizing same sex marriage.Rowan County clerk Kim Davis says her Christian beliefs kept her form complying with the decision, so she decided to stop issuing marriage licenses altogether.Thursday afternoon, the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky filed a federal lawsuit against Davis on behalf of four couples who each tried to get licen... More>>

Fireworks Explosions Remind One Vet of Other Explosions

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Fireworks are a popular way to celebrate the fourth of July. More>>

Events Friday: Beer Tent, Day Cruise, Paddle Relay

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Its Event Friday on Michigan This Morning.We have a few fun things for you to check out this weekend. More>>

UPDATE: Power Outage In Downtown Traverse City, Restored Now

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Crews are working to restore power in Downtown Traverse City tonight. More>>

Ludington Teen Named Volunteer of the Year

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A Northern Michigan teenager is spending hours on end helping complete strangers. More>>

Pizza Employee Saves Customer's Life

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A typical Thursday at a pizza place turned into a life saving act. More>>

Traffic Stop Leads To Meth Arrest In Mackinac County

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After pulling over a driver in Luce County on Wednesday, Michigan State Police discovered meth components in the car. More>>

Cedar Polka Fest Begins Today

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Cedar’s Polka Fest is in full swing tonight. More>>

Campgrounds Booked For Fourth of July Weekend

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Booked solid, campgrounds are filling up with tents and RVs with a very busy holiday weekend ahead. More>>

Suspect Arrested In Isabella County Stabbing

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.The Isabella County Sheriffs Office tells us that two victims were involved and the suspect is behind bars. More>>

Favorable Times For Smallmouth Bass Fishing

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If you plan on fishing for smallmouth bass this weekend, you're in luck. More>>

Whooping Cough Outbreak Grows

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More confirmed cases of whooping cough in Northern Michigan. More>>

LaFranier Road Project in Grand Traverse County Completed

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A Grand Traverse County road project thats really slowed down drivers is now complete.  More>>

Cherry Growers Prepare For National Cherry Festival

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If you're heading out to the National Cherry Festival this year -- growers say you will be able to get local cherries. But, you might have to wait to get your hands on some them. More>>

New Public Space Unveiled in Charlevoix County

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After just three weeks in city hands, a new open space is available to enjoy the outdoors on Lake Charlevoix. More>>

Holiday Bridge Traffic Expected to Run Smoothly

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With holiday travel picking up, the Mackinac Bridge is ready for a busy weekend. More>>

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Return to National Cherry Festival

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The headliners at this years National Cherry Festival Air Show? The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. More>>

Dog Flu Keeps Pups Out of a Local Parade

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A local 4th of July parade will be missing a popular entry this year because of the dog flu. More>>

Pilots Prepare for National Cherry Festival Air Show

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All eyes will be on the skies over Traverse City this weekend for the National Cherry Festival Air Show. More>>

UPDATE: Clare County Sheriff's Deputy Arrested For Drunk Driving

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A Clare County sheriffs deputy is facing charges for drunk driving after being involved in a car accident. More>>

Mt. Pleasant Awarded Grant To Aid In Revitalization

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Mount Pleasant received a huge grant to help with the demolition of a former hospital. More>>

Projects You Pin: Picture Frame Planter

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An old picture frame can be transformed into a number of unique things.This week, Kalin is showing how to take an old frame and turn it into a living planter. More>>

Safety Regulators Accuse Fiat Chrysler of Failing to Provide Recall Information

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Fiat Chrysler is in hot water after safety regulators say it failed to provide timely and accurate recall information. More>>

Suspected Quick Change Scammer Arrested in Roscommon County

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A suspected scammer has been arrest in Roscommon County. Police identified and arrested Juronn Gardner for quick change scams in Roscommon, Gladwin and other parts of the state. More>>

Greece Bailout Talks Postponed

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There will be no talks of a possible bailout for Greece until a vote on Sunday. More>>

False Report Has Police On High Alert In Nation's Capital

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The Navy Yard in Washington D.C. was on high alert this morning after a report of an active shooter on base.. More>>

Major Airlines, Now In Hot Water

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The big question? Did airlines boost ticket prices by limiting seats? More>>

Mount Sinabung Continues To Shadow Indonesia

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This volcano is one of 130 active volcanoes in all of Indonesia. More>>

Former Virginia Senator Adds Name To 2016 Presidential Race

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Turning to the 2016 Presidential Race, former Virginia Senator Jim Webb announced his candidacy. More>>

Deadly Bus Accident Claims 10 Lives In China

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Over in China, we're seeing new images of the aftermath of a deadly bus accident. More>>

Ferry Capsizes In Philippines, Dozens Dead And Missing

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Dozens dead and dozens more missing after a disaster on the water. More>>

Deadline On Iran's Nuclear Program Extended

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John Kerry is looking to US allies before he begins negotiations about Iran and their country's nuclear program. More>>

Canadian Police Investigate On-Going Bomb Threats

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Police in Canada are investigating its fourth bomb threat in five days. More>>

DNR Launches New Trout Trail App

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If you're planning any fishing trips this summer, we have a new website you may want to check out before you leave. More>>

Dundee Flood Cleanup Begins

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A flood warning is no longer in effect after a messy few days downstate.The National Weather Service says water levels went down along the River Raisin in Monroe County's Dundee, but there's still a lot to clean up. More>>

Ford Recalls More Than 400,000 Vehicles

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Ford is recalling more than 400,000 vehicles.Its because of a software problem that could keep engines running in 433,000 vehicles. More>>

State Supreme Court Orders Removal of Detroit Judge Due to Mental Illness

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The state Supreme Court ordered a Detroit judge to be removed because of mental illness. More>>

Maggot Found in Upper Peninsula Prison Food Prep Area

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An Upper Peninsula prison confirms a prisoner found a maggot in a food prep area. More>>

Another Positive Month For Jobs

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June proved to be another positive month for the U.S. economy when it came to jobs. More>>

GTCo Deputies Arrest Three Accused of Stealing From Cars

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The Grand Traverse Sheriffs Department arrested three people who they say are responsible for stealing items from several cars. More>>

Two Arrested In Cadillac On Heroin Charges

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Two people have been arrested and charged for having heroin. Cadillac police arrested Rodney Bolden and Ruth Loomis after they were caught with the drug inside a Cadillac home on Monday. More>>

Feedback at 5:00: Paid Maternity And Paternity Leave

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As the debate over maternity and paternity leave heats up, another company recently took a major step. Nestle is expanding the benefits for its workers globally, offering 14 weeks of paid leave for primary caretakers More>>

MTM On The Road: Cadillac Freedom Festival 2015

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Celebrate the freedoms of the Fourth in Cadillac style! We go On The Road to preview this weekend's events at the Cadillac Freedom Festival 2015.  More>>

MSP Investigates Lakeview Man For Sex Crimes

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Troopers from the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post are investigating a Lakeview man for sex crimes.The man started texting a 13 year old girl asking her to meet up with him.Investigators set up an undercover operation to have the two meet.At that meeting, he was arrested for soliciting a minor for immoral purposes.He is currently being held at the Montcalm County Jail.His name is being witheld until he goes in front of judge. More>>

Manistee National Forest Festival Kicks Off This Week

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Manistee County is bustling this week...the National Forest Festival starts Thursday. More>>

NC Experiences Highest Number of Shark Attacks Since 2010

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Seven people have now been attacked by sharks along the North Carolina coast in the past three weeks. More>>

Combat Veterans Prepare For Holiday Weekend With Special Yard Signs

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Thousands of veterans across the country are putting up signs in their yards for the upcoming Fourth of July. More>>

President Obama Announces Formal Cuban Diplomatic Relations Restoration

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President Obama announces the formal restoration of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States in what he calls an historic step.The President says the reopening of embassies in Havana and Washington shows the U.S. doesnt have to be driven by the past.Having a full embassy in Havana means American diplomats can work directly with the Cuban government, civil society leaders and ordinary citizens.President Obama also wants congress to lift the U.S. embargo on Cuba.The embass... More>>

European Central Bank Maintains Emergency Funding For Greek Banks

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The European Central Banks governing council decided to maintain emergency funding for Greek banks. More>>

NY Prison Amps up Security Measures After Inmates Escape

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New security measures will be put in place at a maximum security prison in New York after two inmates escaped.The state corrections department says the Clinton Correctional Facility will step up its inmate cell searches.Staffing changes will make sure bed checks are more effective.The facilitys tunnels will also get new security gates.The State Corrections Department also announced the prison will get a new superintendent.On Tuesday the previous superintendent and 11 other staff member... More>>

Officials Investigate SC Church Fire

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New details this morning on a fire at a church in South Carolina. More>>

New Law Requires Police in Michigan to Collect More DNA

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A new law will have police across the state taking DNA swabs more frequently. The samples will be collected for a database that can be used by law enforcement agencies statewide. More>>

Girls Qualifying Softball Tournament Begins in Mt. Pleasant

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Organizers say some of the best softball athletes in Michigan will be competing in Mount Pleasant. More>>

Update : Michigan Senate Passes Road Funding Plan

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The senate passed a road funding plan that would raise the gas tax and it was a close one. More>>

Two Vehicle Rollover Accident In Wexford County

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Cadillac State Police responded to a two vehicle rollover crash in Haring Township. More>>

Joshua Davis Graces Stage in Benzie County

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In front of a sold out crowd, a local celebrity known all over the country, graced the stage in Benzie County. More>>

Grand Traverse Collections Coordinator Position Approved

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The Grand Traverse County sheriffs department received approval for a new position. More>>

Local Man Brings Relief to Nepal After Earthquake

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With help from the community, a local man went overseas to bring aid to his broken homeland. More>>

Roscommon County : There's A New Sheriff In Town

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There's a new sheriff in town and hes taking over the Roscommon County Sheriffs Department. More>>

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Biker Reacts to Hitting Bear

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A man on dirt bike enjoying a Northern Michigan trail hit a bear that came out of nowhere. More>>

Flags Serve As Way To Honor A Northern Michigan WWII Veteran

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A special ceremony, honoring a Northern Michigan man killed in WWII. More>>

A Road to Recovery

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Vickie Moore has more than a dozen stab wounds.The attack happened downstate three weeks ago. More>>

Video Emerges In GTCo. Business Break In

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A security camera video just released shows the person who broke into a Grand Traverse County business. More>>

Missaukee County Looking For Ways To Cut Budget Deficit

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Missaukee County has a deficit of more than $500,000 for next year. County Commissioners in Lake City are working on what they can do to fix it. More>>

Greatest Fourth In The North Is Underway In Missaukee County

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The sights and sounds of fireworks are not far off.One community starts celebrating Independence Day a bit early. More>>

Rare Artifact Found in Colonial Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City

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Archaeologists discovered this rare artifact at a historic park in Northern Michigan. More>>

Sightseeing in Northern Michigan: Music Meets Canvas

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Combine music, art and the picture perfect scenery of a Northern Michigan winery, and you get Music Meets Canvas. In tonight's Sightseeing in Northern Michigan, we take you to the unique event meant to honor the women who have their their mark on modern music. More>>

Coast Guard Reminding People to be Safe this Holiday Weekend

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Rough waters today on lake Michigan serves as a reminder for people to be careful this holiday weekend. More>>

Community Members Speak Out at Meeting for O'Neal Lake Dam

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Discussion over the fate of a local dam and the lake nearby got heated this morning. More>>

Platte River Campground Reopens After Construction

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A popular Northern Michigan campground is back open after closing for construction. The Platte River Campground was closed for all of June so crews could make improvements.
 
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MyNorth Tickets Minute: Great Lakes Fish Boil, Music on the Mountain, $50,000 Grand Prix

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Were just a few days away from one of the biggest weekend of the summer in Northern Michigan. But there's so much more than Fourth of July and Cherry Festival activities going on. More>>

Hong Kong Protesters Demand Democracy

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The streets of Hong Kong flooded with protesters, all calling for full democracy for their city. More>>

FBI Believes Lightning May Be The Cause

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FBI believes lightning sparked an overnight fire at a southern black church. More>>

Several Cases of Whooping Cough Confirmed in Missaukee County

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The health department has confirmed several cases of whooping cough in a Northern Michigan county. More>>

Death Toll Rises In Indonesian Plan Crash

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The death toll from Tuesday's plane crash in Indonesia continues to rise. More>>

Former S.S Sergeant Faces 300,000 Counts Of Accessory To Murder

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We have an update on the 94 year old man on trial for the role he played in the Holocaust.He said he helped run the death camp at Auschwitz. More>>

MERS Outbreak Prompts New Visa Measures In South Korea

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The South Korean government announcing new visa measures to revive its tourism industry. More>>

Hillary Clinton's Presidential Campaign Success Continues

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Hillary Clintons bid for the presidency, a big success so far.At least financially speaking. Shes raised more than 45 million dollars in primary money during the first quarter of her bid. Clinton and her team have been fundraising for the last month, traveling all over the country.The former Secretary of State personally headlined almost 60 fundraisers in 18 states during the campaigns first quarter. More>>

Greek Government Ponders New Bailout Package

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After failing to make a nearly two-billion dollar loan payment, Greece's government might now be ready to accept terms of a new bailout package. More>>

Historic Step: US and Cuba To Have Embassies In Each Country

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The US and Cuba, taking another step toward re-establishing ties. More>>

Downstate Boy Loses Hand in Homemade Firework Accident

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Police say a homemade firework is responsible for a downstate boy losing his hand. More>>

Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz Coming to Mackinac Island

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Another presidential candidate is coming to Northern Michigan to speak at a big GOP get-together. More>>

Midland Courthouse Stops Performing Wedding Ceremonies

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All wedding ceremonies have been halted in a local courthouse following the U.S. Supreme Courts decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide. More>>

Competency Exam Requested For Muskegon Heights Teen Accused of Murder

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A competency exam has been requested in the case of a 13-year-old boy charged with open murder. More>>

Self-Driving Vehicles: Not A New Technology For Farmers

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You've heard of self-driving cars, but what about self-driving tractors? Believe it or not, it's something farmers have enjoyed for years More>>

Feedback at 5:00 President Obama's Approval Ratings

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President Obama's approval ratings hit a new high after last weeks historic Supreme Court decisions. More>>

Child Abuse Charges Against Wexford County Man Dropped

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Child abuse charges are dropped against a Wexford County man. More>>

Man Admits To Wexford County Picnic Table Thefts

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A man admitted to stealing several picnic tables out of a township park. More>>

Senate Committee Approves Road Funding Package

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The debate over how to fix Michigan's roads is once again up for debate in Lansing. More>>

First Lady Announces New White House Photography Rules

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Photography rules are also changing at the White House. For the first time in more than four decades,you can take pictures while touring the house. More>>

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