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Holland police are searching for two suspects in connection to an armed robbery Thursday morning. The CVS near Douglas and River Avenues was targeted by two men, each holding a handgun.

Hot, dry conditions across Michigan have prompted the Department of Natural Resources to issue a warning about fire danger. Residents should take precautions to prevent starting fires, such as waiting to burn debris.

A new roundabout in Grand Blanc Township is open for drivers to circle around. The new traffic circle with a $796,000 price tag opened at Hill and Belsay roads, more than two weeks ahead of the estimated completion date.  

Grand Rapids Community college is launching a new program to address the city's shortage of nurses. The school is partnering with the Boys and Girls Club of Grand Rapids to get high school students interested in healthcare professions.   

Dozens of prospective entrepreneurs and small-business owners gathered at the Northwest Activities Center in Detroit, to take advantage of the resources offered at the Small Business Empowerment Fair. 

U.S. Senate candidate Sandy Pensler of Michigan is committing $500,000 toward tech billionaire Elon Musk's pledge to bring clean water to Flint homes with water-quality issues. 

The Ingham County Law and Courts passed a motion to recommend the suspension of Animal Control Director John Dinon and Deputy Director Anne Burns during the investigation into the shelter. 

The Cherry Harvest in northern Michigan has started. Cherry growers and researchers say that while the weather this year has led to smaller cherries, the cherry crop is still good. 

Madison Heights residents are protesting a new subdivision at the former site of Monroe Elementary. Concerns have risen about how the deal for the land was reached.   

Police are investigating a fatal crash near Gerald R. Ford International Airport. A 25-year-old woman from Grand Rapids was killed following the two-vehicle collision near 52nd Street and Patterson Avenue.

Calhoun County Sheriff's deputies were called to a Days Inn in Albion where they say a man sprayed a fire extinguisher in the hallways then used it to hit vehicles in the parking lot.

Spectrum Health is extending its reach with plans to integrate with Lakeland Health in Grand Rapids. Lakeland’s oversight, investment considerations and philanthropic efforts would all remain locally controlled.

An investigation is underway after an unidentified body was found in a burned-up house in Detroit. The landlord who owns the property went to check on it and discovered the house had been set on fire.  

The City of Flint is warning residents that individuals are impersonating employees hired to fix and replace lead service lines. Residents are not responsible for any cost related to pipe replacement.

East Lansing's Center City District project is closing many roads and sidewalks, drastically decreasing the amount of foot traffic to businesses. Mayor Mark Meadows has been hearing the complaints and says he wants to help.

The Leelanau County Road Commission removed a bear from the road. The young, female bear was hit and killed by a vehicle on M-22 near Basch Road. 

Shiawassee County fire officials had their hands full with two major blazes. An historic downtown Corunna building was a total loss, and more than a mile of land was scorched in a swamp grass fire near Bancroft. 

Firefighters in Highland Park say three adults and three children were able to escape a house fire on Tuxedo Street. When crews arrived, flames were shooting through the roof of the home.  

A morning accident in Southfield claimed the lives of two women. Police say a 20-year-old man driving on the Northwestern Highway Service Drive lost control of the vehicle approaching Berg Road and hit a tree.  

A new scam targeting consumers text messages in Michigan has prompted a warning from Attorney General Bill Schuette. The scam is called "smishing" where the text message appears to be from a familiar source and asks for personal information.   

An intersection in downtown Grand Rapids will be closed for construction. The intersection of Michigan Street and Monroe Avenue NW is scheduled to receive concrete repairs. 

More than eleven-million dollars will be supporting Detroit's youth. Mayor Mike Duggan said eight thousand people ages 14 to 24 will receive six weeks of on-the-job training and experience as a part of Grow Detroit's Young Talent.   

ELGA Credit Union will locate its newest branch in downtown Flint. The nonprofit Uptown Reinvestment Corporation owns the building. The location will be leased by ELGA Credit Union and will open by late 2018 or early 2019. 

The Arts Council of Greater Lansing and The Capital Region Community Foundation are looking for a sculpture for the roundabout at Washington Square in downtown Lansing. You have until July 23 to submit a proposal. 

Plans for the new Peninsula Community Library in Grand Traverse County are finished. Two million dollars has been raised for the project. The new library will be 5,600 hundred square feet and include several new amenities. 

Police are searching for a suspect who stole a safe from a pharmacy in Sterling Heights. The safe was tracked to a black pickup truck. Anyone with information is asked to call police.

Michigan's Department of Health and Human Services will be providing Macomb County with funding for substance abuse prevention programs. The Macomb County Community Mental Health announced it would be receiving one point three million dollars.

Michigan regulators have expanded the list of conditions approved for treatment by medical marijuana. The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has added 11 medical conditions.  

Grand Rapids city officials will pick one resident to fill the Third Ward city commission seat by vote on July 31.

An arson squad is investigating a house fire on Detroit's east side. The blaze erupted at a duplex on 8 Mile Road near Kelly. Emergency crews say they found a man inside and pulled him from the flames.  

The Flint Police Department is making its lobby available for people meeting to complete internet-based sale transactions. People buying or selling merchandise from someone they don't know can exchange the products in front of Flint police.

A group held a protest outside Lansing City Hall prior to the recent city council meeting. The group, organized by the Waterfront Grill, is upset over the city’s plans to close the Lansing City Market and Waterfront Grill. 

City of Clare officials are warning residents to boil their water before use after an elevated level of coliform was found in the city's water system. The Boil Water Notice applies to the northwestern and northern areas.

Michigan state park officers say they should be allowed guns and bulletproof vests to handle unruly visitors. The Michigan State Employees Association says officers are in an unsafe work environment due to a lack of training and equipment.  

Michigan State Police are retiring the traditional campaign-style hats troopers have worn for the past two years. MSP announced Sunday that it's going back to the garrison hat as part of its official uniform.  

Investigators say welding may have sparked the fire that struck a boat that once carried passengers to an island amusement park on the Detroit River. The SS Ste. Claire caught fire this weekend while docked at a marina east of downtown Detroit.  

A bearded dragon believed dead in a fire at a Grand Rapids home this weekend is alive. GRFD Battalion Chief Nancy Boss said the fire started in a room where the pet dragon lived. The bearded dragon was later found under a bed. 

Detroit police are investigating an assault in a downtown parking lot that left a 28-year-old man in critical condition. in the Park Rite lot at Brush and East Lafayette. 

Flint is receiving a $30 million federal grant to pay for replacement of the Atherton East public housing complex. The grant is part of a plan for developing parts of Flint's south side that would leverage $270 million worth of investment. 

Bay Harbor celebrated the grand opening of its brand new state-of-the-art performance venue. The Great Lakes Center for the Arts gives the Petoskey area a professional theater. 

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