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Michigan Red Cross Sends Help and Supplies to Communities Affected by Harvey [VIDEO]

Volunteers from all over the U.S. are headed to Texas to bring relief to those affected by Tropical Storm Harvey.

WZZM-13 reports that at least 20 Red Cross volunteers from Grand Rapids left for Texas over the weekend; Six more left from Muskegon Monday.

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Get a ‘Free Cruise’ Robocall? You Could Get up to $900

If you've received a "free cruise" robocall, you could be awarded up to $900 thanks to a new class action lawsuit.

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Payless ShoeSource to Close at Woodland and Rivertown Crossing Mall

We learned in April that Payless was planning to close 400-500 stores nationwide.That list has grown.

USA Today reports that Payless is now is asking a federal bankruptcy judge for permission to close  up to 408 additional stores, including the Woodland Mall and Rivertown Crossing Mall locations.

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Deer Spotted Swimming in Lake Michigan Near Chicago Harbor [VIDEO]

With the weather warming up, we're all looking for ways to keep cool-- even deer, apparently.

What I love about this video of a deer swimming in Lake Michigan is that's not some super-remote, wooded area like we picture deer hanging out in. This deer is taking a dip near Montrose Harbor in Chicago

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Learn the Difference Between Memorial Day, Armed Forces Day, and Veterans Day

We have a lot of holidays here in the United States that are centered around our military in some way, and sometimes it's hard to keep track of what each one is actually about...

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Payless ShoeSource to Close 10 Stores in Michigan

When it was reported last month that Payless was planning to close 400-500 stores nationwide, we wondered if we'd lose any locations here in Michigan.

MLive reports that Payless has announced it will close 10 stores across the state. 

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Payless ShoeSource Reportedly to Close 500 Stores– Will That Include West Michigan Locations?

Will Payless be the next store to pack up and leave West Michigan?

Following in the steps of Sears, JCPenney, and Macy's it's being reported that Payless ShoeSource is planning to close 500 locations.

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Michigan Getting Hit Hard by Hong Kong Flu

Flu season has been tough in Michigan. Schools are closing and influenza rates are spiking.

Learn why this year's flu has been so widespread and severe in Michigan.

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Former Lions Player Arrested Naked for the Third Time

Being arrested once for attempting to break into a house naked, maybe there could be some sort of misunderstanding? But three times? Well, something is definitely not right.

The Detroit News reports that former Lions cornerback Stanley Wilson II has been arrested naked for the third time. 

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Newly Sworn-In Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Addresses Staff At The Education Department
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Betsy DeVos Blocked From School, Obama Ed. Sec. Says ‘Let Her In’

This morning, protesters physically blocked U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos from entering a Washington D.C. middle school.

Some applauded the development.

Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan was among others who said she should be let in.

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Sales of ‘Not My President’ Candy Bars Spike After Betsy DeVos Confirmation

Some protesters are trading picket signs for chocolate.

"Not My President" candy bars saw an increase in sales after Betsy DeVos become Education Secretary. 

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What Michigan City Made The List Of The Nation’s Coldest?

While it hasn't been the coldest winter ever, there is a Michigan city that regularly ranks among the nation's coldest. And now it's made the Top Ten.

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