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Will Snyder, Schauer have TV debate?

In a race where the polls are becoming ever closer, there is still not one single debate scheduled between Gov. Rick Snyder and Mark Schauer, and by the time Election Day hits, there may not be one.



House gives military authority to train, arm Syrian rebels

The House on Wednesday approved President Obama's request to arm and train Syrian rebels in the fight against ISIS.


Wayne County Jail problems worsen

More than a half-billion dollars of taxpayer money could be the cost of solving the Wayne County Jail problem.


Flashpoint: Craig, Worthy, Napoleon discuss Detroit crime

DPD Chief James Craig, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy and Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon together for the first time, on the challenges of reducing crime.  And Slow Roll co-founder Jason Hall on where his Apple ad is taking him.


Metro Detroit bishop meets with Obama

As a bloody battle rages for control of Iraq, there are new calls for help from those fearing for the people caught in the crosshairs. A metro Detroit bishop and an international coalition of Christians met face to face with President Barack Obama…


Local 4 Poll: Snyder, Schauer virtually tied

Michigan’s race for governor may be headed for a photo finish worthy of the Kentucky Derby.


Dingell hospitalized with abdominal pain

U.S. Rep. John Dingell of Michigan is being hospitalized in Detroit after experiencing abdominal pain.




Athletes who became politicians

After enjoying successful athletic careers, these notable sports figures opted to run for public office.

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Republican Party history

The Republican Party is the second oldest currently existing political party in the U.S. behind the Democratic Party. Take a look at a timeline of the key dates, events, leaders and policies that make up the history of the Republican Party.

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5 closest U.S. presidential elections

Here are five of the closest presidential races in U.S. history since 1840 as compiled by Yahoo!.

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About Devin Scillian

  • Devin Scillian

    In addition to anchoring Local 4 News at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m., Devin Scillian is also the host of "Flashpoint," Local 4's weekly community hot topic program which airs Sundays at 10 a.m.

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