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Putt-Putt’s Bar on Grand Rapids’ West Side Under Investigation for Alleged Illegal Gambling

Putt-Putt's, a popular bar on Grand Rapids' West Side is being investigated for alleged illegal gambling.

WZZM-13 reports that on May 19th police executed a search warrant at the bar on West Fulton Street.

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A deer with CWD. (Dr. Terry Kreeger, Wyoming Game and Fish Department via CWD Alliance)
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DNR Confirms Michigan’s First Case of Chronic Wasting Disease in Deer

The Michigan departments of Natural Resources (DNR) and Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) confirmed Monday that a free-ranging deer in Meridian Township (Ingham County) has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD), a fatal neurological disease that affects white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk and moose.

This is the first time the disease has been found in Michigan’s free-ranging deer population.

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West Michigan Online Job Fair

The West Michigan Online Job Fair is focused on helping connect people in West Michigan with employers in finding employment opportunities that matter.

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Dog Flu Confirmed in Grand Rapids [Video]

This spring an outbreak of canine influenza sickened more than 1,000 dogs in the states surrounding Michigan.

Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Indiana have all seen cases of the virus, some of them deadly.

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has now confirmed three cases of dog flu in Michigan: two in Grand Rapids and one in Macomb County, Wood TV 8 reports.

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Michigan’s Joshua Davis Winds Up Third on ‘The Voice’ [Video]

The goofy dude with the hats, Sawyer Fredericks, bested Michigan roots rocker Joshua Davis to win the NBC vocal competition, 'The Voice' Tuesday night.

Davis, who penned an original song about the people in Michigan for the show, wound up third, and performed a duet with Sheryl Crow on the finale.

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Man Finds Message In A Bottle Along The Grand River [Video]

Back in 1994, twin girls from Lansing put a message in a container and set afloat down the Grand River. Sunday, while hunting for morels in Ionia, Terry Smith found it.

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Two Michigan Women Escape Would-Be-Abductors in 48 Hours [VIDEO]

Two seemingly unrelated cases of near-abduction have Genesee County women on high alert this week.

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Michigan Man Arrested for Waterboarding 5-Year-Old [VIDEO]

Last week, 30-year-old Michael Porter of Mt. Morris (in Genessee County) was arrested for child abuse after police discovered that he had been torturing his girlfriend’s 5-year-old son using the controversial waterboard technique.

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Baby Natallya’s Cause of Death Pending

The autopsy of four-month old Natallya Rich has been completed and the cause of death is listed as "pending".

According to WZZM-13,the autopsy was performed Thursday and further testing is needed.

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New Map Helps Michigan Morel Hunters

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has created a new map to help mushroom hunters find morels.

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New International Bridge in Detroit to be Named After Red Wings’ Great Gordie Howe

The new bridge connecting Canada and The United States will be named after a Detroit Red Wings hockey great.

The Detroit News has confirmed that the second bridge will be named the "Gordie Howe International Bridge".

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Do you Have Verizon or Sprint Cell Service? They May Owe you a Refund

Sprint and Verizon Wireless will be paying customers who were “crammed” on their cell phone bills, according to a settlement that was announced Tuesday.

Sprint agreed to a $68 million settlement and Verizon agreed to a $90 million settlement.

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