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The 2016 law forcing third graders to be held back if they cannot read at a second-grade level is being targeted by Governor Whitmer. During a panel discussion recently, she called the law "destructive."

New plans are being introduced for a 65-hundred-square-foot event venue in Holland next to Lake Macatawa. The Holland Planning Commission has approved the project presented by Candice Grinwis and Brian Grant.   

A Grand Rapids police officer is being recognized for stopping a dangerous suspect. GRPD awarded Officer Todd Wuis, an 18-year veteran, with the Police Medal for hitting a man with his police cruiser.

Demolition is expected to begin in three to four weeks on the former home of the Detroit Red Wings. The City of Detroit says an internal demolition of Joe Louis Arena will begin first.

Members of the Sycamore Creek Church marked Ash Wednesday by offering five dollars in free gasoline to anyone who needed it. Church leaders says it is an annual tradition to serve the public. 

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is reminding people ice fishing shanties need to be taken down. The deadline for counties in the Upper Peninsula is March 31. 

Authorities in Imlay City have released updated information on the survivors of a house fire that killed four children. The mother, Krystal Whitney, is in fair condition, her husband Keith Kelley Sr. remains in critical condition. The couple's 19-month old son Keyshawn is still critical at Children's Hospital.  

Crews are working to upright a trailer hauling dozens of cattle that tipped over on Interstate 94. It happened in Van Buren County near the 56th Street exit. The driver was not hurt.

Renovations to the restaurant inside the Holiday Inn Muskegon Harbor are being inspired by the city's lumber era. The reimagining of the restaurant is part of six-million-dollars in upgrades to the eight-story hotel.

One day after delivering her budget proposal in Lansing, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer hit the road to drum up support. In Grand Rapids, she spoke with business leaders at the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce.

Hospitals in Bay, Genesee and Lapeer counties have been penalized for hospital-acquired conditions, according to a report by Kaiser Health News. Hurley Medical Center in Flint and McLaren Flint have received the penalties for the past five years. 

Lansing police have released the name of the man who was killed by a train. Steve Michael Lawson, 64 of Lansing, was hit by the train at Michigan Avenue near Hill St. 

The Charlevoix County Sheriff's Office has come across multiple counterfeit hundred-dollar bills. Deputies have been investigating where the bills came from. They searched a suspect's home and found between $8,000 and $9,000 in counterfeit bills.  

The hunt is on for Ann Arbor's next police chief. The City is accepting applications for the position which has been filled since last March by interim Police Chief Robert Pfannes. 

The top consumer complaint by residents of Michigan are aimed at debt collection agencies. Attorney General Dana Nessel released the list of top complaints received in 2018 as part of National Consumer Protection Week.   

A lawsuit filed against a former Muskegon County official is being dropped. The County filed the suit against former Muskegon County's director of finance and management services Heath Kaplan in 2016.  

The Grand Rapids Police Department named its 2018 Officers of the Year. Officers Erika Fannon and Sean McCamman were named during the department's 36th annual awards dinner last month.  

The driver who pleaded guilty to the hit and run death of an off-duty Wayne County Sheriff's Deputy has been sentenced to prison. Sgt Lee Smith was hit while jogging last August in Hines Park by Desmond Robinson.  

A Flint mom got the surprise of a lifetime, new windows and an unexpected visit from former Detroit Pistons star Lindsey Hunter. Hunter visited Trisha Hill during the installation Tuesday. 

Economic Development Organization, Invest UP says the new lock project will bring more than 1000 high-quality jobs and millions of dollars to the Sault Ste. Marie area. 

A teen girl is expected to face charges for claiming she was pulled over by a fake Wyandotte police officer. Southgate detectives say the 17-year-old girl confessed to making up the story during an interview. 

The demand for more residential and commercial space is going up in the downtown Muskegon area. Developers are already planning phase two before construction on The Leonard building has even begun. 

A crowdfunding campaign is underway to restore the historic Hamtramck Stadium. It's one of the few remaining Negro League ballparks in the country.   

A Grand Rapids homeless shelter is planning to demolish its building and rebuilding it. Degage Ministries at 139 Sheldon Avenue is set to undergo a six-million-dollar reconstruction project.  

A father and his three-year-old son are in a hospital after getting hurt from a house fire. Detroit firefighters rushed to a two-unit home on Lakewood Street near Mack Avenue around 4 a.m. for reports of a fire.   

There’s good news for runners and bikers. A new proposal would create a series of trails with some scenic views to visit in Genesee County. A new millage would create trails in three southern Genesee County communities.  

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor signed a sister city agreement between Lansing and Otsu City, Japan. Sunday marked the 50th anniversary of the first sister city agreement. 

Authorities have relocated four Canadian wolves to Isle Royale National Park in Michigan. The park announced Monday that a female and a male were captured from the same pack last week near Wawa, Ontario. 

A man in Clinton Township is facing charges for allegedly practicing dentistry without a license. Leka Gjokaj will appear in court March 13th for a probable cause conference. 

A new bill aims to add ten million dollars to the Michigan exoneration fund. The law states that exonerated former inmates will be paid 50-thousand dollars for each year spent in prison. 

February sales at Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles dropped two-percent ending an eleven-month streak of sales increases. The Ram Truck Division was the only bright spot as sales were up by 24-percent compared to one year ago.   

A Grand Rapids native racecar driver is raising money for people with cystic fibrosis. Marc Miller donated a Detroit Grand Prix behind the scenes gift pack to the Friends and Families of Cystic Fibrosis.

Wayne State University's historic Mackenzie House will be on the move this month. It'll be moved a block to Forest Avenue to allow for some school expansion.  

Jaden Smith visited First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church in Flint to unveil an alternative to supply clean drinking water to residents. The Water Box, is a portable water filtration system that can fill a 5-gallon jug in 30 seconds.  The new "Water Box" is now pumping out clean water to Flint residents at the church. Since 2014, the church has distributed over 5 million water bottles to residents. 

Officials have confirmed they're investigating how three people were shot and crashed a car in a far-south Lansing Friday. Officers were called to the 1600 Block of Doc Strong in the Mill Pond Village Trailer Park. 

The Cheboygan County Sheriff says a man died after a snowmobile crash late Friday afternoon. Adam Fortuna was driving on Trail 9 near Nipigon Road, when realized his sled was leaving the trail, so he purposefully fell away from it. 



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