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State Budget Deficit Means Program Cuts

Updated: 01/16/2015 - Michigan's economy is growing, the unemployment rate is down and production is up, according to state economists. But the state is facing a deficit this year, and state leaders are blaming the deficit on old tax credits. Now lawmakers are starting to decide which programs and services to cut.

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Okemos Mother's State of Mind Questioned

Posted: 01/16/2015 - This story has a lot of people questioning Melissa Mitin's potential state of mind. First, she's charged with throwing her baby in the trash during the December 2013 ice storm.... Then months later--- she gave birth to another baby--- that now can't be found. We spoke to a psychologist about how something like this could happen.

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Flu Hitting Seniors Hard

Posted: 01/16/2015 - More than two-thirds of those hospitalized are people 65 and older.

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Church Bell Fundraiser Tonight

Updated: 01/16/2015 - A Mid-Michigan church is working to protect almost 140 years of history. The Onondaga Community Church has been the center of the Onondaga area for decades and now they need help this Friday night.

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Man Shot in Face at Lansing Barbershop

Updated: 01/16/2015 - Just after 1 a.m., a man was shot in the face at a barbershop on Lansing's southwest side, near Waverly Road and Holmes.

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Governor Prepares for Budget Cuts

Posted: 01/16/2015 - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder expects to make mid-year cuts in the state budget because tax revenue is short of initial predictions.

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Pileup Victims Claim Towing Fees Were Excessive

Posted: 01/16/2015 - Kalamazoo County is investigating complaints of Interstate 94 pileup victims who say they had to pay excessive towing and lot fees following last week's 193-vehicle wreck.

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Governor Signs Internet Fairness Act

Updated: 01/15/2015 - Governor Snyder signed the "Internet Fairness Act", requiring online retailers like Amazon to start collecting sales tax later this year.

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Base Jumping off Broadcast Tower Common, but Dangerous

Posted: 01/15/2015 - State police in Jackson say there have only been two reports of people base jumping off the WLAJ broadcast tower. The most recent one was last night, when 31-year-old Joshua Sheppard of Southfield died when his parachute didn't open. But just because it's not reported to police, doesn't mean it's not happening.

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Firing Lark Could Get Costly for BWL

Posted: 01/15/2015 - Getting rid of BWL General Manager Peter Lark will come at a cost to the Board of Water and Light. Commissioners ousted him on Tuesday, but it's far from the first time the board has gotten rid of a GM mid-contract.

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Another BWL Exec Dismissed from Utility

Posted: 01/15/2015 - Susan Devon, top assistant to former General Manager Peter Lark, was let go Wednesday, just 24 hours after her boss got the boot.

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