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Mount Morris Man Killed in ATV Crash in Alpena County

State police say a downstate man is dead after an ATV crash in Alpena County. Troopers say they were called to a crash on Cousineau Rd. in Green Township around 8:30 p.m. Friday. They say a man from Mount Morris (10 miles north of Flint) was driving a side-by-side seater ATV when it slid into a ditch. MSP says the…

Zoo Asks For Help Naming Pygmy Hippo

A pygmy baby hippo in Thailand is cute enough…to eat? Which is why zookeepers want to name him after popular Thai dishes. They’ve come up with “Moo Tun” and “Kaki” which mean braised pork and pork feet but need help to pick which one. They’re asking the public to vote online through Facebook. Pygmy hippos are native to West Africa….

Long Lines for First Day of Legal Recreational Marijuana Sales

Long lines wrapped around street corners for stores in Ann Arbor, but it was not for Black Friday deals. Sunday was the first day of legalized recreational marijuana sales in Michigan. Activists and store owners say this is a dream they’ve been working towards for years. Michigan has issued 18 sale licenses so far and it is just the beginning….

Battle Creek Police Track Down Man Who Shot Officer Three Times

Battle Creek law enforcement has finally tracked down a man who shot a police officer three times. The department used dogs and drones to track him down, and it took them more than 12 hours, but they finally caught up to the suspect last night. They say it all started after they were called to a home for reports of…

Thousands Without Power Following Winter Storm

Thousands of Michigan residents were without power Sunday night following ice and heavy snowfall. Based on reports from utility providers, the central band of counties in the Lower Peninsula was hit the hardest. More than 40,000 homes and businesses were without power from Manistee to Midland. Great Lakes Energy is asking people to stay away from downed powerlines and to…

MSP Looking for Greenville Gas Station Robbery Suspect

State police say they are looking for a man who robbed a gas station in Montcalm County. Troopers say they were called to the Admiral gas station in Greenville around 9 a.m. on Sunday. They say a man came into the store with what appeared to be a knife, took money from the cash register and ran off. MSP says…

Toys for Tots Sorts Donations at U.S. Coast Guard Hangar

The countdown is on until Christmas, and with a few weeks to go, Toys for Tots is busy getting their donations ready to put under the tree. Sunday, volunteers sorted thousands of donations at the U.S. Coast Guard hangar in Traverse City. The toys were sorted by category and then sorted again by distribution agency. The workday was made possible…

Benefit Breakfast Raises Money for Ludington Schools Giving Tree

  Diners at Ludington’s Barley and Rye Restaurant chowed down Saturday morning to support local families this holiday season. Proceeds from the meal went towards the Ludington Area School District’s Giving Tree program. For the past three years, the school has identified families in need. They then raise money to let them go on a holiday shopping spree at Walmart…

Three People Arrested for Retail Fraud and Meth in Mecosta County

Deputies in Mecosta County have arrested three people after a retail fraud warrant led to the discovery of meth. The sheriff’s office says they were called to the village of Morley on Friday. They say they found a man wanted for retail fraud as he attempted to drive off in an unregistered vehicle. Deputies say after they arrest him, they…

Reed City Building Damaged in Fire

A late-night Friday fire destroyed an Osceola county home. Viewers sent in these pictures showing the fire across from the Dollar General in Reed City. You can see flames reaching out of the building and a tower of smoke snaking into the night sky. 9&10 News Crews went to the scene on Saturday. They saw that the windows were burned…