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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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WEDNESDAY THREAT FORCES PERRY HIGH SCHOOL INTO SECURE MODE, STUDENT REMOVED
Formal Complaint To Be Forwarded To Shiawassee Co. Prosecutor's Office
Posted by Perry Pulse at 6:41pm 2/21/18
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On Wednesday afternoon, Superintendent of Perry Schools, Mike Foster, informed parents of a "secure mode" lockdown that occurred at the high school on Wednesday morning after students reported to administrators that a fellow student had threatened to "shoot up the school."

The letter from Foster indicates that student was removed from class immediately and searched for weapons.  The student's parents were called, as was the Perry Police Department, and the student was ultimately removed from the school. 

Foster said a formal complaint is being forwarded to the Shiawassee County Prosecutor's Office via the Perry Police Department.

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REP. FREDERICK SUPPORTS ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR ROAD REPAIRS THIS SUMMER
Plan includes money specifically for Shiawassee and Saginaw counties
Posted by Perry Pulse at 8:14pm 2/25/18
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Roads in Shiawassee and Saginaw counties would benefit from legislation approved today by Rep. Ben Frederick and the Michigan House.

The legislation would provide an additional $175 million for road work across Michigan as early as this summer.

“I hear it loud and clear wherever I go – improving our roads is top priority for residents,” said Frederick, of Owosso. “The potholes have grown even larger this winter and people are tired of dodging them. Money is available to boost road repairs now. We should take advantage of it.”

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