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The executive director of the Bat Zone in Pontiac has been fired. The move comes after the non-profit's board of directors reportedly found that the organization was in financial distress. 

There's a new legal team in place at Michigan State University. The new team includes former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Young. 

A Detroit Police officer that perished while participating in a training session was laid to rest Tuesday. Officer Darren Weathers passed away last week when he went through an intersection on Michigan Avenue and Clark and was hit by another vehicle. 

Grand Rapid Public Schools is offering a sports program for kids, even if their parents can't afford to pay. In an effort to promote healthy habits in children, GRPS teamed up with a non-profit to create "Great Sports, Great Kids."

Detroit police have arrested the 22-year-old driver of a car whose passenger was succumbed to injuries after the car they were traveling in hit a light pole on Tuesday morning.  The crash reportedly happened after the car struck a pothole.  Charges haven’t been announced. 

Michigan State Police are reminding drivers to take it slow and steady when driving through flooded roadways.  MSP also reminds drivers to be mindful of other drivers. A good rule of thumb, if it looks deep, chances are it probably is.


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MULTIPLE FREEWAY CLOSURES -- MSP ASKING YOU TO STAY OFF THE ROAD
Early Afternoon Crashes Close Roads in Lansing, Flint and the Tri-Cities
Updated at 2:03pm 2/9/18 - Posted by Durand Now at 1:41pm 2/9/18
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Snow continues to fall throughout southern lower Michigan and it's taking its toll on drivers.  Michigan State Police is asking you to stay off the road if you don't absolutely have to be out.

As of 2:00pm on February 9th 2018, the following closures are active:

  • EB 69 at Exit 123 (M-13/Sheridan Ave.) CLOSED

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DURAND PARENTS ALERTED TO TWO RECENT THREAT INVESTIGATIONS
Superintendent Says Student Safety Is Top Priority, Asks for Parent Help
Posted by Durand Now at 7:17pm 2/21/18
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Superintendent of Durand schools, Craig McCrumb, informed district parents on Wednesday of two recent instances at the high school in which investigations occurred following perceived threats against students and the school.  In a letter to parents, McCrumb described the incidents, one which occurred outside school hours and off school property on social media, and a second, which took place just prior to students entering the building for the school day.

The Durand Police Department was notified on both occasions, and following investigations in both instances, police and high school administration determined in both situations that there was no immediate threat.  McCrumb went on to emphasize the district's commitment to keeping kids safe. 

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