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Ryan gleefully dumps ice water on Romney

"It is cold." That's what Mitt Romney said, letting out a slight chuckle after his former running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, dumped a bucket of ice water on his head.


Richard Baird

Top Snyder aide claimed tax exemption on 2 homes

If there’s any doubt it’s campaign season, this should put it to rest -- the Michigan Democratic Party went digging into the taxes of top Rick Snyder appointee Rich Baird.


Courts won't put Socialists on Michigan ballot

Political parties must get a certain number of votes in a previous election or collect a certain number of signatures.

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Michigan, US to partner to target disability fraud

The state of Michigan and the federal government are partnering to launch a new unit to investigate and crack down on Social Security disability fraud.

Rick Snyder, Mark Schauer

Duel between Snyder, Schauer competitive

The primary election is over and now the gloves are off in the two top-of-the-ticket races in Michigan. Multiple polls in a row are now showing the duel between Rick Snyder and Mark Schauer is competitive.

Warren Evans

Evans testifies in whistle-blower suit

Warren Evans is in court Monday as an expert witness against the county in a whistle-blower suit .

Detroit woman's water cut off

Detroit water shutoffs timeline

Local 4 has been reporting on water system's plans to shut off service to delinquent customers since April. Here's how the story has unfolded.

Snyder leads Schauer by 5 percent in new poll

Poll: Snyder leads Schauer by 5 percent

The primary election may be over and done but Local 4 has received brand-new poll numbers looking ahead to November.



Arnold Schwarzenegger, 2010


Athletes who became politicians

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

Abraham Lincoln

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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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