Michigan Red Cross Volunteers Help Provide Relief in Oklahoma

More than 300 hundred Red Cross volunteers are on the ground in Oklahoma tonight, offering relief to those impacted by extreme flooding. Ian Dyar is a regional Red Cross representative from Michigan, who described the effort in Michigan. ” We’re focusing on shelter efforts, we are feeding people. One of the unique things we are doing here are our emergency aid stations, where we have mental health personnel, health services nurses”...

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Traffic Alert: Northbound Okemos Road closed

OKEMOS, MI (WLNS) – A new bridge project in Meridian Township is scheduled to kick off this weekend and that means northbound Okemos Road from Mount Hope Road to Clinton Street will be closed. Traffic will be forced to turn left at Mount Hope and after this weekend’s construction; the bridge is expected to be down for a couple of weeks before people can walk on it. www.MichiNEWS.com...

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Scripps National Spelling Bee ends in tie for second consecutive year

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — For the second straight year, the Scripps National Spelling Bee ended with co-champions each holding onto one side of the golden trophy while they were showered with confetti. Vanya Shivashankar and Gokul Venkatachalam were the last two standing Thursday after exhausting the 25 words reserved for the final three spellers without stumbling. Before last year, there hadn’t been a tie since 1962. No one was surprised...

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Woman assaulted; Suspect captured in Eaton Co.

EATON CO. (WLNS) – A man is in custody in Eaton County today, suspected of assaulting a woman in Delta Township Thursday morning. It all began just after 9:00 a.m. when a woman was dropped off at the Delta Township Sheriff’s Office substation. According to Sheriff Tom Reich the woman had visible injuries and was transported to a local hospital. Before she was taken to the hospital she was able to tell deputies that she had been...

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Should U.S

. follow France’s lead in forced food donations? COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. (WOOD) — France recently passed a law that will require supermarkets to donate unsold, unspoiled food to charities. The new rules attempt to address two issues in France: food waste and hungry people. Both of those are also problems here in the United States. According to Feeding America West Michigan, 40 percent of food produced in the U.S. goes to waste and 50...

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