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Scattered showers, storms possible Wednesday afternoon

Now that the storms have moved out of the area, there’s only the chance for a stray shower the rest of the…

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Show of muscle: Russia runs military exercise

You flex your muscles and I'll flex mine. Or so it seems to go in international relations these days.

Russia has deployed 12,000 troops along with numerous aircraft and weapons in a surprise military exercise in the country's northwest -- a show of…


Virgil Smith returns to Michigan Senate

State Sen. Virgil Smith (D-Detroit) has returned to the Michigan Capitol Tuesday.


Lawmakers accelerate work to finish next Michigan budget

Michigan lawmakers are accelerating efforts to finish state government's next budget.


Mackinac focus: roads, schools, cities

The architects of Detroit's debt-clearing bankruptcy case, a presidential historian and Michigan's business and political elite will take part this week in the Detroit Regional Chamber's annual policy conference on Mackinac Island.


Oakland County passes short-term roads fix

The Board of Commissioners moved $2 million to a one-time expenditure for short-term road repair.


Peters seeks tax cut for small distillers

U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), along with Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) have introduced legislation designed to lower excise taxes for small and craft distilleries.


Warrant issued for Sen. Bert Johnson

A bench warrant was issued for state Sen. Bert Johnson after he failed to show up in an Illinois courtroom.


Where is state Sen. Virgil Smith?

After police released images of his ex-wife’s car, it isn’t a great mystery why state Sen. Virgil Smith hasn’t been showing up for work in Lansing, but his whereabouts remains a hot topic.



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Odds of winning the presidency?

Like most high-profile events, there are odds placed on who will win the 2012 presidential election. Find out what the odds are saying about the 2012 election.

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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!.

Best memes of the 2012 election

From "binders full of women" to Clint Eastwood's empty chair, here are some of the best memes of the 2012 election.

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    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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