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Large Blob in Michigan Yard Turns Out To Be Huge Mushoom

A Michigan family said a "weird looking" white blob they discovered in the yard turned out to be a large mushroom!

The Blob was the size of a basketball and weighs nearly 2 pounds.

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Michigan’s Anti-Panhandling Law Ruled Unconstitutional

As someone who works in downtown Grand Rapids, I have encountered my fair share of panhandlers over the last three years. Those who rely on the kindness of others for their survival have, apparently, been doing it illegally, though. Soon, though, that could all change.

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Umpire Jim Joyce Saves Woman’s Life Before Hitting the Mound… No Big Deal

This isn’t the first time baseball umpire Jim Joyce has been in the news. Two years ago, a famously blown call that cost Detroit’s Armando Galarraga a perfect game put him in the headlines. This week, however, he’s better known as the hero who saved the life of a woman with a heart problem.

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Michigan’s Most Stolen-Car Edition

Auto theft declined nationally last year, but remains a threat in parts of Michigan. The Detroit area had nearly 20,000 automobiles stolen in 2011 ranking it the 11th worst location in the country. The annual list of most stolen automobiles is always full of surprises and the 2011 list of most stolen vehicles in Michigan is especially unique.

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What Is That Red Michigan Shirt Dan Always Wears On ‘Big Brother’?

Dearborn native Dan Gheesling is currently competing on CBS’s Big Brother 14.

Gheesling won $500,000 when he won Big Brother 10 in 2008.  After winning the money, Dan kept his day job at Orchard Lake St. Mary’s where he is both a teacher and football coach.

Dan was invited back to Big Brother this season as a coach, but was unexpectedly given the opportunity to enter the game as a player.

Dan has many ties to Michigan and proudly displays those ties on Big Brother through his t-shirts.  His red shirt is just one of a handful of Michigan-based shirts.

But what does it mean?

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The Best Time to Buy Plane Tickets Is Almost Upon Us — Dollars and Sense

With all the fees airlines have been packing on in the past couple years, it may seem that tickets are impossibly expensive.

But there are times when it’s cheaper to buy them — and those times are fast approaching.

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Extra Money For Papa John’s Pizza? I Will Pay It!

Affordable Health Care Act may be nice, but according to Papa John's CEO John Schnatter, those perks and others like them could cost you next time you order a pizza. Under the new law, Papa John's, the third-largest pizza chain in the US, must offer health care coverage to more of its employees or pay a government penalty, which means consumers will eventually shell out more for pizza.

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Election Day in West Michigan

It's Election day in West Michigan!    Get yourself to the polls!   There are many primaries today that will set the stage for the General Election this fall.  If you don't think today is important, think again.

Many experts say that primary is often times just as important, if not moreso as we have many more choices than we actually do in the general election.

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Man Walks Across Entire State of Michigan

This is a cool story of determination. At least he didn't do it in February!

A Man had cystic fibrosis brought him to a situation walking across a room proved was tough. After a lung transplant he decided to take on the 214-mile trek

He began his journey in Port Huron on Friday and has been walking and running along a 214-mile stretch across the state.

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West Michigan Bar Owner Blames Smoking Ban For Closing

Another smoking ban controversy in West Michigan!

Mlive.com is reporting the owner of Belding’s last bar says he will be closing - why - because of the smoking ban the owner says.

The Driftway Inn  in downtown Belding for the last 39 years will close this weekend

“For some reason, the government is bound and determined to run bars out of business,” said the owner “They talk about trying to draw jobs into this state, but they are just putting more people in the unemployment line

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Detroit Boy Trying To Save City, One Lemonade At A Time

Lots of kids in summer start their lemonade stands. The sight of a group of kids and a sloppily made pitcher of Kool Aide lemonade and a hand written sign is about as American as a pot smoking 17 Olympic medal athlete. But one kid in Detroit has other plans for his money made at his lemonaide and popcorn stand in Detroit. No, he's not buying a bike or an Ipad.

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Chrysler Has Best Month in 5 Years [VIDEO]

Good news for Michigan, the economy and gearheads!

Chrysler got it's 28th consecutive month of sales gains. They sold 126,089 vehicles,its best July in five years.

All six brands posted year-over-year increases, with Jeep selling the highest volume at 41,559 units, up 7 percent

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