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An Oakland County deputy is remembered after he was intentionally struck by a vehicle he had deployed stop sticks for, authorities say.  A chase with the subject began in Lapeer County. The incident happened on M-15 at Seymour Lake Road in Brandon Township.

Ford Field set a Thanksgiving attendance record yesterday when the Lions and the Vikings faced off on the gridiron.  66,613 people attended the game.  The Vikings won 30 to 23.

Nearly 50 families in Kent and Ottawa counties woke up on Thanksgiving to find that vandals had damaged or destroyed their mailbox.  Authorities believe the vandals used a golf club.

Rockford High School’s marching band got some TV time as part Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with their performance of “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”

The DNR is asking hunters in Michigan to be alert after a deer now considered to be a “suspect animal,” potentially suffering from bovine tuberculosis, was noted in Oakland County.  The deer in question has been sent to Lansing for testing.

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DURAND TEACHERS, STAFF PRAISED
After "Stranger Danger" Incident, Durand Schools Staff Take Up Posts Outside Schools and Along Streets to Help Keep Kids Safe
Posted by Durand Now at 1:02pm 11/19/17
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Following notice sent by Durand schools Superintendent Craig McCrumb about a "stranger danger" incident that occurred Thursday afternoon, Durand teachers and other staff members hit the streets to help ensure the safety of kids heading to school on Friday morning and heading home on Friday afternoon.

In numerous social posts in varied venues, Principals and other staff were shouted out; Mrs. Holek, Mrs. Dobson and Mrs. Knapp among them, for braving wind and cold on Friday to help keep an eye on things.

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THANKSGIVING FIRE DESTROYS BANCROFT BARN
No Livestock or People Injured In Fire That Destroyed Barn, Equipment
Updated at 11:20 pm 11/23/17 - Posted by Durand Now at 6:56pm 11/23/17
Amanda Inman

A fire on Thanksgiving Day destroyed a barn and farm equipment.  Family has confirmed that the fire was at Durling Farms on Cole Road in Bancroft.  We're told that there was no livestock lost and no injuries to people in the fire that started at around 5pm.  Witnesses reported seeing the smoke from as far as the I-69/I-75 interchange in Flint Township and as far north as M-13 in Lennon.

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